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In the MetaVerse, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits of reality are your own imagination. Web 3 is finally helping get this vision to a reality. Come join a club where we can dream, imagine, and explore whats out there.
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  2. The social media giant, formerly known as Facebook, has been working on several prototype VR headsets to make virtual worlds appear more realistic.
  3. Putt your way through beautifully designed courses, collect lost balls, challenge your friends and unlock bonus levels. Extremely realistic physics create the perfect experience for hardcore golfers and casual players alike.
  4. Here's a list of the top Metaverse tokens investors should watch for in 2022
  5. What an interesting way of looking at how we'll use our physical living space to allow for the best viewing of our Augmented NFT art. This is exactly how I imagine the future and we'll need less and less physical items and more virtual as it becomes mainstream. So cool.
  6. When industrial designer and NFT artist Joshua Skirtich sculpts in virtual reality (VR), he’s unbound by the constraints of the real world. He can dream up things not inspired by his immediate physical surroundings, with an endless digital canvas to use as he sees fit. That’s a key detail—because when he does take off his Meta Quest 2 headset, he returns to a near-empty 100-square-foot room in Queens, New York, with little more than a computer desk on one end of the space. The walls are intentionally blank and the floor is covered in soft, interlocking EVA foam panels ... like the midsole of a sneaker. “My whole floor is basically one large shoe now,” Skirtich told Decrypt. “It’s very comfortable when I’m sculpting in VR, and my only contact with the outside world is through my feet.” Skirtich made a conscious decision to strip away reminders of the real world from his home space—a tiny room in an apartment that he rents month to month—to try and unlock the creative possibilities of designing in and for the metaverse. “I removed virtually everything so I wouldn’t be influenced by the way we have traditionally been living,” he said. “This room looks empty, but in [augmented reality or] VR, I have infinite space and material to work with. In a way, this room makes me feel like I’m on a spaceship and allows me to take crazy ideas more seriously.” Skirtich is the designer of Jenesis, a series of digital sculptures sold in the form of Ethereum NFTs. An NFT serves as a proof of ownership for an item, and in this case, each Jenesis NFT represents a single 3D figure that he hand-sculpted in VR. The sculptures can be digitally dropped into real-world surroundings via augmented reality, or even 3D printed. Jenesis is the first product of Skirtich’s attempt to live in the metaverse, so to say—a concept that even he admits is “comical” right now, because “we have no idea what that is.” Skirtich's collection of Jenesis NFTs. Image: Joshua Skirtich The metaverse refers to a future, more immersive version of the internet that people may use to work, play, and socialize via avatars in 3D environments. Blockchain technology is expected to power the future metaverse, with NFTs used to represent things like avatars and apparel that can potentially be accessed across various, interoperable online spaces. As of right now, however, the term “metaverse” can be nebulous. Facebook is building toward the metaverse, but it may not be as open or crypto friendly as other visions for the space. When tech giants talk about the metaverse, it can sound like they’re focused on VR and AR experiences rather than NFT-powered environments and spaces. Ethereum metaverse games like Decentraland and The Sandbox (which hasn’t fully launched) are current examples of what could be possible, but it could be years before the wider metaverse takes shape at scale. In the meantime, Skirtich is considering the possibilities for creators with NFTs and in digital worlds. The genesis of Jenesis This isn’t Skirtich’s first tiny New York apartment, but he had a lot more stuff in the last one. Previously, he lived in a meticulously organized 88-square-foot room in Brooklyn that was featured in Dwell magazine in 2021, with tools neatly arranged on a pegboard and clothes hanging near the roof that were accessible via a pulley system. He admits that he “got so anal with the design” of the space—he created a catalog of all of his belongings—but then said he realized he no longer felt the same attachment to the actual items. Ultimately, he sold nearly everything he owned via Instagram last summer and decided to live an increasingly minimal and digital life. Skirtich sold most of his stuff to create a space primed for metaverse creation. Image: Joshua Skirtich “A problem with physical objects is that you surround yourself with them, and then in a year or two, you don't really feel that anymore,” Skirtich said of the memories and emotions tied up with physical goods. “You might want to explore something else, but you have the burden of these objects and they kind of keep you as your previous self.” That perspective shift was especially poignant for Skirtich as an industrial designer who was immersed in the world of physical goods, ranging from toys to watches to jars to appliances. Before the pandemic started, he designed products for the Museum of Ice Cream’s gift shop, which he described as being “almost sculpture” in form. Last year, with the NFT industry maturing and talk of the future metaverse ramping up, Skirtich started exploring the possibility of creating and selling purely digital art—sculptures that aren’t necessarily informed by the realistic dimensions and traits of real-world inspirations. Jenesis spans 103 digital sculptures that Skirtich describes as “creating cave paintings” in the metaverse. He called Jenesis his first step toward devising his own world in the metaverse, which explains the name—a nod to creation stories and myths, plus the “J” from his first name to represent his personal role as creator. Each Ethereum NFT piece is unmistakably inspired by human forms, albeit in varying poses and dimensions that suggest body language—and with a glossy finish devoid of clear detail or texture. That leaves interpretation open to viewers and collectors, he said. “What digital sculpture and NFTs are going to be able to do is provide people with forms that could never exist in the real world,” he said, noting that such creations don’t have to be bound by physical materials or display considerations. “I want more people to be thinking about the subtlety of how much we can do.” Art in the metaverse The NFT market exploded in 2021, generating some $25 billion worth of trading volume across artwork, collectibles, video game items, and more—and this year could be markedly higher, with a Q1 tally already topping $12 billion, per data from DappRadar. Many creators have turned their attention to NFTs, which not only prove ownership of the original asset but also enable scarcity for digital goods that can often be easily copied and shared. Skirtich acknowledged the impact of early, influential profile picture projects like CryptoPunks, but said that the space is now overrun with copycat collections. “It's reached the point where a lot of them are very derivative, where you have people just copying each other and creating soulless objects,” he said. “I look at them and I can’t tell that a person really even created it.” Skirtich, who also recently designed NFT passes for the Flow-based metaverse app, (which counts actress Brie Larson as a fan), suggested that there’s an abundance of technologists driving the NFT space right now, and it’s still early days for artists to make the move and embrace the medium. But some notable artists are thinking about the metaverse. Sculptor and painter Daniel Arsham recently told Decrypt that he uses NFTs to make art that’s “not possible” with physical materials and constraints, and that some of the concepts he’s seen for creating in the metaverse are “pretty magical.” While we may see more established, traditional artists make the move into the NFT world—alongside Arsham, Damien Hirst, and others—Skirtich also believes that the endless digital canvas and improving tools and infrastructure will “democratize imagination,” letting everyone bring their creative ideas to life and share them with the world via NFTs. “There will always be a few trailblazing artists,” he said, “but I believe the best art will come when the venues for distribution are heavily established for the average person to exhibit.” “We're going to get to a point where anyone can display their ideas virtually, and it will level the artistic playing field and give everyone a chance to express their ideas,” Skirtich added. “Anyone who can get a headset or some type of tool to create will be able to say, ‘This is what's on my mind. Here it is. Take a look.’ I'm so excited by that.” SOURCE: NFTs Can ‘Democratize Imagination,’ Says VR Metaverse Sculptor - Decrypt DECRYPT.CO Artist Joshua Skirtich sold nearly everything he owned to focus on creating art for the metaverse, starting with his Jenesis NFTs.
  7. So went this weekend and was pleasantly surprised with how good it was. I was fortunate enough to meet the director and some of the real life people who were documented in the movie. We're still years away from mainstream VR, but this movie really showcased where it's going. One of my favorite things seen was how there's such large number of communities for all sorts of things. Two that stood out was the sign language class and salsa dance. All performed and taught in VR. Amazing! It added to my excitement for what's to come and where this is heading. If you have a chance to check this movie out, I encourage it.
  8. I'm most looking forward to Ghostbusters Co-op. Should be a fun time for sure.
  9. The Meta Quest Gaming showcase is now over for 2022. The roughly 30-minute presentation highlighted several exciting new Quest 2 games that are headed our way over the coming year, including Among Us VR and Cities: VR.
  10. I just finished playing through the story mode in this game.... and crazy! I couldn't put it down. Survival with a captivating story, what a great way to spend hours in VR. If you haven't tried the oculus edition of this game, you must. Learning curve in the beginning, but after you get the hang of survival its quite the adventure.
  11. Green Hell VR is an Open World Survival Experience set in the Amazon rainforest, based on a successful PC game Green Hell. You are left alone in the jungle with no food or equipment. To survive, you must learn specific survival techniques like building shelters and making tools. Also, crafting weapons to hunt and defend can be a matter of life and death. The game faithfully recreates the dangerous conditions of the Amazon Jungle. You will have to face your weaknesses, as well as hunger, thirst, fatigue, wild animal attacks, tropical diseases and deteriorating mental health.
  12. I just bought my tickets and looking forward to seeing a documentary shot completely in VR. If you haven't heard of it, check out the trailer attached.
  13. Meta, previously known as Facebook, is trying to figure out how to monetize the metaverse.
  14. Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heart of a starship, where- as officers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe. In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the Federation dispatches you and your crew to command the new vessel U.S.S. Aegis as part of a critical initiative. Your mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace. The Trench contains stunning beauty and undiscovered wonders, but also strange anomalies and dangers yet unknown. The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is undoubtedly a threat to the Federation’s plans. It’s up to you and your crew to chart the sector to determine the Klingons’ aims, and to secure a peaceful Federation presence.
  15. Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player campaign.
  16. With all the best VR games we've got to recommend below, you'd better make sure your headset is fully charged or firmly plugged in. There's a lot to play even though this platform is still relatively young, and you're sure to love them. Some of these games are ones that you'll recognize from regular consoles, but have been adapted into the new medium. Others are designed as VR-first or VR-only games, pretty much requiring the headset. But both types of games are a good place to start if you're new. Now is a great time to be a VR gamer. There's a library of fantastic games available to play already, and some seriously exciting games set to launch over the coming months, whichever of the best VR headsets or best cheap VR headsets you choose.
  17. Onward is a Mil-Sim paced tactical multiplayer shooter, being developed for virtual reality head mounted displays. Players will use coordination, communication, and marksmanship skill to complete objectives in online infantry combat.
  18. Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Every challenge you face and decision you make is driven by YOU. Fight the undead, scavenge through the flooded ruins of New Orleans, and face gut-wrenching choices for you and the other survivors. Live The Walking Dead.
  19. As a Star Wars fan, this is one of my all time favorites.
  20. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge gives you the chance to explore the planet of Batuu as you live out your own unforgettable story. You’ll fight alongside classic characters and battle intimidating new villains as you explore parts of the galaxy that have never been seen before.
  21. Beat Saber is an immersive rhythm experience you have never seen before! Enjoy tons of handcrafted levels and swing your way through the pulsing music beats, surrounded by a futuristic world. Use your sabers to slash the beats as they come flying at you – every beat indicates which saber you need to use and the direction you need to match. With Beat Saber you become a dancing superhero!
  22. Arizona Sunshine is a VR shooter built and optimized for room-scale VR from the ground up. Step into the midst of a zombie apocalypse as if you were really there, and defend yourself against enemies close enough to touch. A custom-built physical animation system makes striking your undead enemies more thrilling and satisfying than ever before.
  23. Vacation Simulator is the new original VR game from Owlchemy Labs, the creators of Job Simulator, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality! First you JOBBED, now you VACATION. Visit Vacation Island and experience RECREATION, optimal RELAXATION, and classic human pasttimes like SUNBURN. Vacation Island offers all this and more so that you can discover the lost art of TIME OFF.
  24. One of my all time favorites.
  25. Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father Eli mount an early resistance to the Combine's brutal occupation of Earth.

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