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

3 November 2016

RT @kylebrussell: Multiplayer VR game developers: build with the assumption that there isn’t a high density of players yet https://t.co/HoxwdHHArO

4 November

Taking a break from work: 30 minutes of Driveclub VR, one hour feeling iffy. I’m beginning to think VR doesn’t like me.

Dunno why Jackal Assault is free for everyone on PSVR but holy shit the sense of presence is so much stronger than in the Eve Valkyrie demo.

Flip side though is that I’m feeling a bit queasy whereas I could do roll after roll in Valkyrie. So that’s an interesting tradeoff.

7 November

8 November

RT @glixel: A HoloLens developer made an augmented reality Pokémon battle game [glix.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

9 November

I’d like Andromeda’s premise much better if the arks were seed ships (only carrying DNA) that took 10,000 years to reach their destination.

That would be a proper scifi story, instead of the flimsiest possible excuse to have the exact same shit in another galaxy.

10 November

I’m finding Steep annoying (it’s not my kind of game anyway) but it would be so nice in VR — even keeping the third-person perspective.

So why… exactly… does anyone “play” The Tomorrow Children? I didn’t get it when I played the alpha way back, don’t get it now.

12 November

Dishonored 2 is 60 € on Steam?! ಠ_ಠ

14 November

I’m really close to finally buying a gaming PC so it would be silly to get Dishonored or Watch Dogs right now on PS4, wouldn’t it…

15 November

16 November

I just did the very first wave of Brookhaven. If I ever pick it up again it’ll be while my roommate isn’t sleeping in the room next door 😱

Also started Eagle Flight and… uh. Neither its very artificial controls nor the anti-motion sickness measures do much to help immersion.

I’m curious if they ever tried motion controls because I know I’d feel stupid spreading my arms to play but it would feel so much more real.

For anyone who hasn’t heard about it, this is Brookhaven.

This, in VR.

THANK GOD the visuals are much muddier on PSVR.

18 November

Enjoyed Elder Scrolls Online more than I expected the last two days; now I keep bumping against inventory limit, think I’ll just give up.

I enjoy TESO’s gameplay much more this time around (PS4 instead of PC) but the writing still feels completely perfunctory.

19 November

Fallout 4 is much more pleasant with green grass (and also an all-perks cheat because I’m lazy)

20 November

“1 friend owns this game” undecipherable 10x10px thumbnail of an avatar that wouldn’t be identifiable at any size in the first place

Amazon is sending me one PC component a day like so many severed fingers so in the meantime I don’t know what to do but BUY ALL THE PC GAMES

I keep forgetting that Fallout 4 is a Bioware game so the companions are supposed to be completely useless.

22 November

Damn, Oculus Medium sounds fantastic

As it happens, the Rift is properly available on Amazon France and the Vive isn’t.

24 November

Argh, looks like “get Skyrim Special Edition for free if you have all the DLC” was a limited-time offer and I missed it.

I have yet to find a single game in my Steam library that gives my 1070 the slightest workout in 1080p.

It’s great that I can play Spintires with full visuals, but… I’m considering buying The Division on sale just to have something pretty.

25 November

Look who became a PC master race person in 48 hours. Just bought Witcher 3 on Steam although it was already in my pile of PS4 games to play.

Not sure what to do about Fallout 4, though. I want to finish the story but ugh playing it on PS4 but ugh starting over.

TIS-100 is excellent but I can’t shake the feeling that I’m doing unpaid client work.

26 November

How incompetent is the Brotherhood of Steel that they keep crashing choppers in every single area of the Commonwealth?

27 November

Okay, I’m listening

I don’t expect it’s gonna get reviews before the end of the current Steam sale, is it?

Oh, apparently it’s out now, so let’s just hope people quickly write many blog posts about the strengths and failings of creative mode.

Because I’d love to think they’re not going to screw it up horribly, but, uh.

29 November

I’ve installed ≈40 games on my new PC but I’m still playing Fallout 4 on PS4 because I’m unable to leave a game in the middle of its story.

Onboarding pro-tip: Don’t open with a gorgeous loading screen that’s going to stutter horribly for several minutes on first launch

I just found two cats in Fallout 4 and I can’t interact with them. Worst game ever.

30 November

My Fallout 4 character has a boyfriend now so I guess I can consider I’ve won and drop the game.

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