show #58: beau hindman has seen it all!

show #58
show #58

game journalist beau hindman has been in second life since 2004 and knows what he is talking about. that is why we have him, finally! also = gdc is full of head mounted displays and free render engines. good or bad or neutral news for sl/ll? you be the judge:

read, watch, listen:

– our new partner gorean whip radio

gdc in sf wrapped but karl krantz from svvr will discuss the details next week

– the leading oculus killers from =

gameface labs:

gameface labs ep1 head mounted console
gameface labs ep1 head mounted console


osvr hmd
osvr hmd

htc & valve = htc vive:

sony morpheus:

sony morpheus [pic by sony/bbc]
sony morpheus [pic by sony/bbc]
and apple? where are they?

apple patents [pic by apple insider]
apple patents [pic by apple insider]
– on the content making side = things are now FREE:

valve’s source2 is FREE & unity5 is FREE as well [on a personal basis] has floating heads in a forest = next generation vw?

convrge = a vw for oculus
convrge = a vw for oculus

musical interlude by city rat

a city rat on soundcloud
a city rat on soundcloud

our guest beau hindman [and in sl he is a beauturkey]

beau with hat
beau with hat

– when beau streamed sl:

beau wrote about flufee and drax for engagdet – those were the days?

big time news for flufee and draxman
big time news for flufee and draxman

winter fun in berlin ends so snap a pic TODAY:

winter in berlin
winter in berlin

– pay your tribute to mr.spock at the sl star trek museum

– net neutrality in depth? listen to kcrw’s “to the point”! [and if you hate regulation go to don’t break the net]

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by leap motion, sl go [by onlive], stitcher, gizza creations, aeros avatars, maven homes, madpea productions, botgirl’s identity circus, ison, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, loki eliot, botanical, death row designs, angel red cotoure, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises, avacon and landscapes unlimited!

special thanks to justin esparza for the show thumbnail!

music by bd.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Eric says:

    Great show! But just an idea, why don’t you film yourself sitting in the attic recording the show and put it on Youtube. People might like to just have something to look at, eventhough there is not much action.

    1. draxfiles says:

      good idea for sure but problem: tons of additional logistics and editing – we do live to tape but there are many little snippets that are tweaked in post production & do add another layer is at this point not feasible simply because of not available time!

  2. Jake says:

    You mention the expensive tier. An interesting fact is, that Europeans not only have to pay additional 20% VAT on the already very expensive tier, the EUR-USD conversion rate also dropped within the past few months from 1,40 USD/EUR to todays only 1,09 USD/EUR, making land for Europeans tremendously more expensive. We are at a point where you can lease serveral cars for the amount of money that the Lindens charge for a simple region. Considering the uncertainty whether most residents will migrate to SL2 soon, they could at least drop the 1000 USD set up fee.

    1. Thank Mr Schäuble for the conversion rate drop.

    2. Jo Yardley says:

      I completely agree, especially about the 1000$ setup fee.
      Running a sim and breaking even is hard enough as it is, but extra costs, fees and tier make it even harder.
      It stifles the creativity of a lot of people, hundreds, if not thousands of users would love to own a region and build stuff, but just can’t afford it.
      I myself am sort of stuck because I can’t afford to expand.
      I understand it is difficult and risky for LL to change the system, but it is worth considering anyway.
      Having said that, I do think they will do things differently in SL2.

  3. lokieliot says:

    At the moment i miss all my notifications because they are badly organised in the UI so to get more messages seems pointless, i use my email to manage all offline messages plus i don’t have to login to to see them, i use my phone.

    It’s been recently reported that LL are working on a better way to manage notifications. Maybe there is a chance that being able to manage notifications better would bring more relevance to the premium rise in notification cap?

    But unless the new notification management is synergised with SL Web Profiles for online viewing then its never going to be as efficient as having IM’s come via email.

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