New England Tech to Showcase its IdeaLens Virtual Reality Headset at PAX East, March 10 – 12

Boston PAX East Booth 10086 New England Institute of Technology #paxeast #neit

Visit NEIT at Booth 10086 at #PAXEast

Between March 10 – 12, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will showcase its new IdeaLens K2 Virtual Reality Headset at the annual PAX East gaming conference in Boston.

At PAX East booth #10086, NEIT will be using its IdeaLens Virtual Reality headsets to demonstrate games and a virtual college campus tour of New England Tech, along with monitors featuring games designed by NEIT students.

Started in 2004 as a show exclusively for gaming, the PAX conference has grown exponentially – now drawing tens of thousands of attendees annually across the United States – with Boston and Seattle representing the largest events in the country.

Stop by booth #10086 to play some student-designed games and try out NEIT’s virtual campus tour on its brand new IdeaLens K2 VR Headsets.

New England Tech offers unique associate and bachelor’s degrees in Video Game Design and Game Development & Simulation Programming. Learn more about our degree programs at www.neit.edu and get a better idea of how we translate hands-on education into real world application by checking out our student work at PAX East Boston http://east.paxsite.com/.

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Gaming Graduate Success Story!

Chris Lopes shares his road toward success, including his stop at New England Tech.

Chris Lopes, New England Tech Graduate

From 2000 to 2008. I was a Cryptologist in the U.S. Navy, specializing in Direction Finding. After nearly 8 years of honorable service, I opted to get out and go to school. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from New England Institute of Technology with a 3.2 GPA. My major was Game Development and Simulation Programming technology.

After graduation, I worked to stay afloat while I pursued my dream. After a handful of turn downs from various game companies in the vicinity of my hometown and over a year of working jobs I hated, I decided to take the leap and vastly expand my job search radius.

I applied to a number of places in Northern California and Washington State, and got the call from Bungie thanks in large part to some networking and luck, and eventually got my first gig in gaming.

I started out as a Progression Tester, ensuring the flow of the game was working as intended. Only recently, I seized an opportunity working in the Visual Development department. Now I have the pleasure of helping to capture some of Bungie’s greatest moments for the world to see.

TL; DR – Life is good here at Bungie making video content.