By chance in VR Chat And Different Musings – Street to VR

This is my final episode before traveling to sunny California to witness the awe and wonder of the SVVR Expo. Before I packed up, I wanted to share with all of you a fun story about a YouTuber who accidentally stumbled into social VR.

Rev VR Podcast – Episode 104

Caleb, who runs the Reality Check VR YouTube channel, had been playing around with VR when he noticed a link on his Twitter feed. “VR chat? What is it? ”A quick download later, he clicked on a notification that sent him down the rabbit hole and straight into Gunter’s universe.

Gunter’s Universe is a weekly talk show that takes place in VR chat on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Caleb just clicked the right link at the right time to put him in the middle of the show.

At first he had no idea whether the show was live or fake or something else entirely. Only after he had decided to politely interject, was he accepted into the conversation and the process explained. The best thing about this whole event was that he recorded it and posted it on his YouTube channel.

Seeing someone experience social VR for the first time and seeing a recording of their reactions is a delightful thing to do. It’s also a great way to see how welcoming and polite the VR chat community is, which hopefully will encourage others to join the fun.

See also: Why social virtual reality is worth celebrating

I take a moment to address the “JammerGate” scandal, which involved a minor change to the Oculus Mobile VR Jam rules, only to be changed a few hours later. One scandal resolved so quickly that most VR news sites never touched it.

Be sure to listen to VR Casters during SVVR Expo for live interviews and feeds. We will be streaming as much content as possible.

You can find more content from Caleb on his YouTube channel. or check out his Twitter feed. I look forward to making him a regular in the VR social room.

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