Yesterday (March 7th, 2014), the 9th episode of The Drax Files Radio Hour podcast was aired. For those who are not familiar with it, it’s a podcast run by renowned machinima creator Draxtor Despres and Jo Yardley (of the 1920s Berlin project) that focuses on virtual worlds and Second Life, draws heavily on the community for input, feedback and topics and is targeted at the community. You can listen to the show here – and I highly recommend that you do.
This week’s main topic is, expectably, the launch of the public beta of SL Go, featuring interviews with OnLive’s Nate Barsetti and Dennis Harper. These interviews are crucial in helping people understand the purpose, scope and usefulness of this new service, and I believe they should help put a number of misconceptions to rest, including misconceptions regarding the usage model and payment structure, which are both under review, since the service is, as noted earlier, in public beta. If you want some concise reviews/beta tests of SL Go and opinions on it, I recommend the ones by Inara Pey and Strawberry Singh, as well as Iris Ophelia‘s commentary.
I hope to be able to review this installment soon – I regret having been unable to cover previous episodes, what with RL obligations being what they are. In the meantime, though, be sure to listen to the podcast!