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

17 November

Banished is almost more of an idle game than a city builder but I just spent three hours in it and it is nicely zen (except when I feel bad for killing so many trees in order to build my silly little town)

@DannyBittman:

BLOODSTREAM: Dream0001

For the next six months, I’ll be visualizing my REM dreams every morning in #VR with #TiltBrush to analyze, expand, and unify them into a singular VR experience. This is a preview of one that I built in 3 days.

Watch in 4k: [youtu.be]

@HurdyIV:

This is pure speculation but I bet an angry phone call from Disney is ultimately what prompted this more than anything else [twitter.com]

Nice, for VR games Humble gives the choice between Steam or Oculus keys. (Keep Talking… is 4€, might as well get it even if I never have the opportunity to play.)

16 November

@tha_rami:

This thread on lootboxes is pretty much 100% spot-on. [twitter.com]

@Pewology:

Ok hear me out: an LA Noire/Blade Runner game except you’re an exorcist identifying demons by finding signs & tells in dialogue, and then you have to expel them from their hosts in unique ways across different cases.

Someone make that. I will buy it day one.

13 November

@haydencd:

Whether consciously or not, EA just did that with Battlefront. Everyone rejected the original system, they went “Cool, it’s now an arbitrary 75% better,” and I’m already seeing people say the core issue is “fixed.”

@haydencd:

There’s a story about Team America where the first cut submitted for a rating had a 10-minute graphic puppet sex scene, reason being they knew it would get an X rating but if they then cut it to a reasonable length and resubmitted it would probably get an R.

11 November

Of course I would only find out right after finishing Opus Magnum that you can rotate several parts together by pressing A or D while dragging them.

I got Scandinavia when it was on sale and it looks great

It might have been a better idea not to include the single-player “story mode” in For Honor’s free weekend 💤

10 November

@mikeBithell:

I always feel like it’s a good idea, as an indie, to swim towards X when AAA declares X dead or stupid business-wise.

- if they’re mostly right, that’s ok, I need far fewer customers.

- if they’re mostly wrong, that’s very ok, I’ll do well til they realise.

As a side note — as great as your game is, as proud as you can be of your work, do NOT trap me in a VR headset with a long, unskippable (unless you quit) credit sequence.

I’d say Lone Echo is twice as long as its limited gameplay warrants, but what a great, polished VR experience. Not the slightest motion sickness, and the realism of those hand animations does so much for immersion.

9 November

7 November

Barf — and the UI, as good as it is, clearly reaches its limits when you have to control a dozen workers at a time

6 November

“Yay, a cockpit view.” It’s barebones and buggy and the mirrors don’t work — in a truck simulator. Keeping an eye on the refund clock.

You’d think orbiting a vehicle would be simple enough but, no, the camera is still an obnoxious mess in Spintires: Mudrunner.

5 November

@britishgaming:

It’s incredible how Ubisoft can expend so much talent building a world for a game so unbelievably average in just about every other regard

4 November

@Kotaku:

This week’s Giza pyramid discovery was already built into Assassin’s Creed Origins: [bit.ly]

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