Once upon a time I made a blog about video games. And this is what's left of it (mostly tweets).

15 February

@Wu_Shengzhi:

Mirroring the hand to UI panel far away seems weird but actually works surprisingly fine. It’s like using a mouse on desktop, instead of looking at our hands, we actually concentrate on the cursor, but it still feels reactive and natural. #Oculus #Leapmotion

13 February

Ironically I feel like the game’s biggest flaw is embracing the technology to add rewind and fast-forward buttons. Makes it too tempting to keep rewinding in order to see everything at once, and that turns watching the action into a chore.

The Invisible Hours delivers on the promise of immersive theater in VR with a fun story and great design and implementation. I hope the next generation gets better performance capture; then we’ll really have an awesome new form of storytelling.

I don’t usually tweet about that sort of thing because whatever western civilization will be dead within ten years anyway and most of us with it, but the enormity of laying off 800 people right as they announce record financials is giving me existential vertigo.

@Campster:

“We’ve never made more money in our history as a company, which is why it’s time for mass layoffs and restructuring” sure lays bare the moral bankruptcy inherent to capitalism

11 February

With a name like this I expected Wreckfest to be a novelty game with okay physics. Turns out it’s perfectly polished, full-featured, and its driving model is the most fun I’ve had in a while. I should have bought this instead of Horizon 4 last fall.

9 February

@BOLL7708:

Scrolling down to the comments there is some clarification on what was going on. Apparently the old limit was 3600°/second… that’s 10 whole revolutions in one second. 🤔 Also, “light enough controller”, is this something else than a Vive wand? I know Knuckles feel lighter to me.

@BeatSaber:

The latest @SteamVR Beta update. OK, thanks Steam! 👌👌👌😅

7 February

@ELahti:

Trailer: Trains are giant, complex machines. You are its caretaker.

Me: Sweet

Trailer: Beware the snow

Me: Got it

Trailer: and WOLVES AND CHAINSAWS

Me: Wait what

Trailer: Sometimes you must KILL THE WOLVES

Me:

Trailer: Another foe is ALCOHOLISM

[youtu.be]

4 February

@ff00aa:

It’s not a little bit weird that Microsoft is gonna be the one to take up Game Center’s mantle after Apple decided to let it wither [arstechnica.com]

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