We test untethered virtual reality with the upcoming HTC Vive wireless adapter. To learn how it works with the demanding visual throughput of desktop VR, we chat with DisplayLink, the makers of the chip inside the wireless adapter. Plus, we go over some more games we saw at this year’s GDC from Survios and Stress Level Zero.
As Adam and Norm gear up for a production shoot this weekend, we get together to chat about Adam’s experience at the March for Our Lives, a Kubrick prop replica he’s working on, and the trend for pop culture conventions over the past few years. Plus, we can’t wait to talk about Ready Player One. Did you like the film?
We catch up with replica prop builder Darren Moser, who has finished his life-size K-2SO puppet cosplay and brought it to this year’s WonderCon! Darren walks us through how he gets this 30-pound puppet to walk the floor, pose for photos, and hear about his upgrade plans.
On the eve of the Ready Player One premiere, we recap all the VR experiences we saw at GDC, discuss Apple’s iPad for education event, hear about Kishore’s trip to the MARS conference, and get outraged by a Disney/Pixar twitter tournament. Plus, Norm’s trip the The Void’s Star Wars experience.
Bill and Norm finish their helmet assemblies and begin their customization passes. It’s amazing to see how different the helmets can look after just a few minutes of tweaking!
At this year’s Wondercon, we check out the new prototype of the T-70 X-Wing made for eFX collectibles. Modelmaker Steve Neisen walks us through how he built this replica in “studio scale”, even though The Force Awakens only featured computer generated ships on screen. From the articulating S-foils to the weathered detail, this model looks great!
Prop builder Bill Doran joins the Tested team this month to put together some foam helmets! This helmet is based off of a kit Bill designed in collaboration with Adam, and we show how to put it together with contact cement.
We review the Skydio R1 Frontier Edition, the first autonomous drone we’ve tested that lives up to its promises of hands-free flight! We’re so impresssed by the Skydio R1’s ability to navigate around obstacles and track fast-moving subjects–its movements were almost otherworldly. Watch it chase us as we try to evade it!
Adam recaps his trip to the M.A.R.S. conference, where he interacted with robot dogs, met an infamous rocket scientist, and shared his love for costumes. We also geek out about the new documentary Muppet Guys Talking, about the amazing performers behind all of our favorite muppets. We highly recommend it!
We go in-depth with the Oculus Go $200 standalone virtual reality headset at this year’s Game Developers Conference! After playing a few games with it, including the cross-platform Settlers of Catan, we share our impressions and some insights from chatting with Oculus developers. Plus, we get some play time with one of our most anticipated VR games, Budget Cuts!