The VR Download, Our Weekly Podcast Broadcast From A VR Studio, Launched Today!

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UploadVR is launching a weekly video podcast, Thursdays at 10:30AM PST (5:30PM UTC).

Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from a virtual reality studio! Our team are together in a virtual space, giving us many of the benefits of a studio even though we live on different continents.

You can watch The VR Download on YouTube. We’ll also be making it available for audio-only listening on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Alexa in the coming weeks.

The show is hosted by our Operations Manager, Kyle Riesenbeck. Kyle was formerly the host of the Rev VR Podcast, a popular VR podcast

In case you’re wondering what platform we’re using, this isn’t VRChat or Rec Room. It’s an in house solution developed by myself (David Heaney), with the logo and other 2D art assets being created by Zeena.

Structure

[Section 1] The News Discussion: our thoughts on the biggest VR news of the past week, one article at a time. You’ll hear our in depth behind the scenes thoughts on what’s happening in the virtual reality industry.

[Section 2] Release of the Week: the team talks about the VR games they’ve been playing this week and try to come to a consensus as to what is the most significant.

[Section 3] The Big Topic: an in depth discussion of one big, sometimes controversial industry trend, topic, or idea per week.

[Section 4] Special Guest Interview: a 1-1 interview with a significant developer, executive, or personality from the VR industry.

Chat Interaction

From next week’s episode on our Social Manager, Tatjana, will be reading your YouTube comments from inside VR on her virtual monitor. This means you’ll be able to weigh in on the discussion and let your voice be heard.

Guests

We won’t have a guest on episode 1, but we hope to have one on most episodes!

We’re proud to announce some of our already secured guests, who’ll join us on an episode and be interviewed at the end:

  • Nathan, developer of SculptVR (EP2: Thursday 17 October)
  • A Developer from Sanzaru Games, the team behind Asgard’s Wrath (Mid-Late October)
  • Alex, Phaser Lock Interactive (Late November / Early December)

If you’re a VR developer, creator, executive, or someone else we might be interested in having on the show, send me an email at [email protected]

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