Hello readers, I have news!!! I am taking my first international trip this upcoming year and so I’ve decided to blog about it and make it into a game. Where in the world is Nerdy Gypsy? I think Carmen SanDiego would be pretty proud of me, after all, this will be a guessing game. Each week I will be posting a hint of to where I am going for you guys to figure out my first trip, the tip will either be a picture or a description of where we will be visiting. Figured out where it is? Don’t spill it just yet! Email me your answers!
I am so excited for this trip I can hardly stand it, I’ve been waiting so long to travel the world and explore different cultures. I have a indescribable love for learning new languages and trying new food and for this trip I have two friends coming along and we are going to go see a relative of mine who is cool enough to let us crash at his pad (love you J!!!) During this trip we are going to try to visit two countries, I’ve been looking at the surrounding tourists attractions and there is so much to do. In one place we could hike and get a certificate for partial completion, in the other we could snorkel off the coast and see some incredible fish, one of the places has a magnificent waterfall. Okay, maybe more than one. The beach views are breath taking and the waters are so so clear. In one of the places you can even take mermaid classes and get your own tail!!!! I can finally be a mermaid!!!!!!
The process has been a little intimidating though, I’ve never booked a ticket that goes over the international date line. How do I do that? When I get home that’s me going back in time…. right? Again, thank Cthulhu for J, he’s done this so many time’s I’ve lost count. Between him and his sister I have two of the greatest travel gurus I could think of, they’ve been everywhere and ever since I was a kid I could not stop watching. He says I am going to love it there, apparently the weather is going to be like a Vermont September. I’ve started to learn a new language for the trip, I can only hope I’m good enough to speak it at least basically when I get there.
So there’s this week’s post!!! Tune in next week for further clues!
I will not blame you if you do not watch this entire video.
So as a bunch of my readers know I got to go to PAX east for my first time ever this past weekend. Not only was this my first PAX but it was also my first Con ever. Of all time. It was super exciting and very shiny. For a lot of people PAX is the Panels and Expo floor, waiting in line just to get a chance to play some of the hottest new games before any of your friends do, for others it’s Cosplaying some of the most incredible and realistic costumes you will ever see in your life. For me? It was a lot of trying not to get too overwhelmed with all of the awesomeness that was sucking me in like a wild vortex and part of this awesomeness was testing the Virtusphere.
The Virtusphere is the brain child of Ray and Nurulla Latypov, brothers and inventors who have been made famous with their advances in computer technology and it feels much like running around in a human sized Hamster Ball. With a diameter of ten feet you have a lot of room to play with and according to the site you can punch, kick and run a fairly decent speed without worrying about tripping on anything.
My personal experience with it was this: Due to this being a demo at a gaming convention I got a very very basic show of the true abilities of the gaming sphere goodness which basically means: I got to walk around in a virtual world that looked much like something out of World of War Craft if it were made in 2001 (this year was one of my favorites when it came to graphics.) It was tricky to control, and disorienting to say the least. According to the guy who helped me get into the sphere it tends to work best when facing north, although good luck staying in one pointed direction. At one point I ended up in the air and I got to look down on the sample world as a whole and I was really impressed. The gaming world was larger than I thought when I was on the “ground” and although it felt like I had been walking through the world for a while, I had barely covered any of the actual game.
The Virtusphere is used for training military, fitness clubs, medical centers, museums and colleges (But wait! There’s more!) as well as many other fields of industry. I am just glad it doesn’t fit into my living room; Goodbye world, helllllooooo Killing Floor!
So for those of you who don’t know, I asked my readers what questions they have and what they may want to read about. This is my response to one of the questions asked, I will link you to the … Continue reading →