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

1 October

Getting even worse lag on the PC version of Fortnite, and I’m afraid that means my connection would be just as bad in PUBG.

I played a short game and I have a headache from the stutter. No wonder I have trouble with VR.

2 October

Started looking for videos of hostile Thargoid encounters and immediately felt the pull of the cockpit view and that music and oh hell no I’m not falling for that again — closed the window.

Though to be honest I haven’t even had the courage to give Elite in VR a fair shake yet. (I’m gonna need to spend an hour first programming the Steam controller, since default pad controls are terrible. I’m dorky enough to own a wheel but don’t have room or budget for a HOTAS.)

3 October

@bmalicoat:

Amazing thread on the game design of Breath of the Wild. [twitter.com]

4 October

5 October

@Peter__Field:

Gameplay prototype for DmC based on the art direction (crumbling, floating architecture) Tried to incorperate this into gameplay #Blocktober

Fran Bow, which is otherwise a point-and-click, has a maze sequence with what appears to be a skip button 👍👍👍

7 October

@prostheticknowl:

Protanopia: Digital comic by Andre Bergs features animated frames which can change viewing angle by tilting device [prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com]

9 October

Fran Bow is incredible. Beautiful, well written, horrifying, chillingly dark yet always sincere. I don’t wanna spoil, just buy it blind.

I’ve discovered this year some fantastic indie point-and-clicks. All I’d ever really known was the obnoxious frustration of LucasArts games.

11 October

@cq_king:

The Midsummer Station #magicavoxel @ephtracy

Interesting that the new Oculus controllers switch to trackpads. I always thought Touch’s joysticks were an asset compared to Vive.

The new Oculus Dash and Home look excellent. Can’t wait.

Didn’t know, and kind of amazed, that Gear VR includes streaming. Rendering VR plus encoding video plus uploading it. In a phone.

Facebook offers a billion dollars for your company. The cash enables you to flood the world with your product, but Zuckerberg and other Facebook people and products will take up half the air time of every future keynote. Tough choice.

I refuse to believe that Medium and Quill artists live in a world where anyone cares what dregs are published on their Facebook feed.

Uh oh, Sansar et al. are spending a lot of time and money trying to build a metaverse while Disney can whip out its own full-fledged social app for Coco instead of building a level in someone else’s world.

There may not be so much of a value-add to a Second Life-style universe in VR, when game engines and platform frameworks provide everything a developer needs to quickly make a social app.

12 October

Every single time I update my drivers I think, fuck you Nvidia for the ads and storefront.

That can’t be good for the brand.

I shouldn’t have posted that before the update was over. It failed, of course, and I’m now in 640×480.

Did a bit of spring cleaning in my Steam backlog; I really need to stop buying crap just because it’s on sale and somehow has okay reviews.

After playing Scanner Sombre in VR — and that being one of my best VR experiences — it feels so wrong to play a walking sim on flat screen.

Gave up on Valley much faster than I did The Fidelio Incident (even though it’s also very pretty, and the forest sprites are cute)

13 October

Found out last night there was a Gran Turismo Sport demo. Got an error when I tried to download it; learned today it was time-limited.

14 October

Paperclips is pretty clever (though its supply-and-demand math mystifies me) but it’s absolutely obnoxious as an “idle game” that never gives your brain a rest.

16 October

17 October

Microsoft: We need something on the VR store.

343: Uh, but we’ve neve—

Microsoft: I DON’T CARE WE NEED A VR THING WITH THE HALO LOGO ON IT!

@patrickklepek:

The most important and telling line in EA’s cancellation of their Uncharted-inspired Star Wars game is this. They want a Destiny.

@GTElephant:

Seriously, there’s room for what 2, maybe 3, service based open world action games? It’s like the fucking MMO “gold rush” all over again.

@tha_rami:

Every linear single player game from a published studio that comes out over the next 2-3 years is a miracle. Support them if you like them.

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