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

26 July

Not that Oculus Home is all that great but the dedicated button to get back there is the only one that pretty much always works.

24 July

Watching a Beyond: Two Souls playthrough; I couldn’t have endured the bad parts — or the gameplay at all, really — but it has some fantastic moments.

20 July

I like Ansel (was afraid it wouldn’t have gamepad support, it does) but why the hell does moving the camera a bit reset its roll.

ME:Andromeda didn’t close properly last time and I was almost spared the remaining 8 hrs of trial(s) but Origin eventually figured it out 😕

19 July

15 July

Most interesting thing that happened in the first two hours was when I found out the Paul Bettany AI is a heavily processed woman’s voice.

I swear I’m trying to give the ME:Andromeda trial a fair chance, but I can’t shake the feeling I’m watching The CW.

14 July

13 July

It was easier to tell myself “the world needs this!” when I made utility apps. (I was also younger and more delusional.)

Creating a control scheme for the Steam Controller is a lot of fun. It’s like designing a game without having to actually make a game first.

12 July

Personne ne semble s’être rué sur l’Oculus à 450 €. Le futur est à la porte, je suis le seul à avoir lu de la SF quand j’étais jeune ?!

As pretty as those visuals are, they’re actively detracting from the sense of place - I have a hard time thinking I’m in a space station

Prey’s universe has awfully low-resolution screens

11 July

The Villain of Edith Finch”

That video doesn’t retroactively make me like the game but I appreciate and respect a writer who puts that much depth into their story and characters. It’s ironic that there is so much detail and hidden depth when the lack of subtlety is what turned me off in the game: for me the execution was too forced, too unrealistic, and relied on emotional blackmail (notably with half the vignettes preying on every parents’ fear for their child’s life — no wonder that left me cold). You don’t get points for world-building that needs a one-hour YouTube analysis to be revealed if the first-time experience itself doesn’t feel good.

The exception being, of course, Lewis’ story, which is such a masterpiece of… ludo-narrative harmony, I guess? that I do agree it’s worth the price of admission.

Waiiit does this really mean if I saw the eye then someone was watching me, and I don’t know who? 😳 I can’t find any confirmation elsewhere. (From Fantastic Contraption’s lovely manual.)

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