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

11 November

Disco Elysium (PC) — 9/10

The world doesn’t need such a nihilistic masterpiece right now. I guess it’s just the masterpiece the world deserves.

I meant to say “because I don’t want to edit text files and also I’m an idiot” but ran out of characters.

I can’t find any info on what dialogue system Disco Elysium uses, so I’m gonna go with ‘in-house’?

Feels like it would be a good fit for Ink, but one of my current projects is reinventing Ink because I don’t want to edit text files, so I can hardly blame the devs for NIH syndrome.

@Mrdodobird:

Lazy Tutorial- making more custom buildings! I’ve been using this technique for the past 6 months and it’s been really fun- lots of room for happy accidents. #b3d

10 November

‘Fire an arrow to teleport’ is completely insane, though.

I hope I can get a true roomscale headset soon in order to properly enjoy archery games. Just tried In Death and it’s excellent (gives me more of an “I want to get better” feeling than Pistol Whip so far) but my bow is unusable if I turn 15° left or right.

@jeremy_peel:

“Only Kojima could find magic in the mundanity of open world logistics, it takes an auteur to-“

deafening horn

8 November

Pistol Whip is very good (obv) but, oddly enough, getting shot stresses me out a lot more than slicing blocks, so I doubt I’ll ever spend as much time with it as I did (and still do) in Beat Saber.

The internal dialogue system is sooo great — I can’t wait to see many lesser games try to copy it. The more ill-conceived games do that in the short-term, the sooner it will be acceptable for 100% of interactive fiction to include it 😬

I hope Disco Elysium is short, because I’m not gonna be able to do anything else until I’m done with it.

(I don’t actually hope it’s short.)

6 November

@RtoVR:

Researchers Develop Method to Boost Contrast in VR Headsets by Lying to Your Eyes [ow.ly]

My first complex 3D-printed design, and it’s mostly a success 🙌︎

I made these to get rid of battery disconnections in Beat Saber, and that aspect still needs work, but it was worth it just for how much better, and stabler, the controllers feel in hand.

Red Matter (PC) — 8/10

5 November

This does not happen very often 😬 (and of course I needed a guide, rocket-jumping doesn’t occur naturally to me)

I’m still trying to 100% Yoku’s Island Express, which means I’m going to HATE this game by the time I’m done.

3 November