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

1 March

6 March

@OwenGoss:

Conversation I had with a non-gamedev person:

Them: “Have you see the new Fortnite store? They have free games there!”

Me: “Yup.”

Them: “And I get free games on twitch now!”

Me: “Yup.”

Them: “So… how do you make money selling games?”

Me: “Yup.”

11 March

Well, I’m #1 worldwide on something 😅 #globesweeper

15 March

@RadioSachka:

EA survey finds majority of players want games to be more inclusive [pcgamer.com]

18 March

I hate that I’m basically punishing a developer for giving out free content, but the expert maps for Beat Saber’s new free songs are so bad they’ve put me off buying the DLC. (Except for the one Jaroslav Beck track, and that can’t be a coincidence—does he map his songs himself?)

20 March

Adding a spring didn’t solve the issue but setting launch options to “-vrmode oculus” seems to make the sabers come back much faster. Makes sense — SteamVR would be adding a layer of error correction that messes things up — and explains why Oculus Store buyers aren’t rioting.

Would you believe that battery holder design will now be part of my primary criteria when it comes to upgrading my headset.

21 March

I spend so much time in Beat Saber that I forget how cool it can be to stand in a fully detailed virtual environment. Corollary: every time I mess around with Oculus Home I’m mystified by how annoying the overall UX is, when Oculus used to be so good at that.

23 March

26 March

A Fisherman’s Tale tried so hard to make me seasick I had to close my eyes for one sequence, but it was otherwise very clever, well done, and quite pretty. I just need to lie down now.

@deadendthrills:

Added five images of Assassin’s Creed Origins. Absolutely see the high-res ones of these. [deadendthrills.com]

I’ve got twelve correct fates in Obra Dinn. I guess I’m allowed to leave and consider myself done?

But I don’t want to turn my book in with only 12 fates out of 60, that’s just sloppy.

But I don’t want to keep replaying flashbacks hoping to glean incidental hints.

Ack!

There’s a lot of great UX work implementing all the aspects of the book, so I guess they had a reason for choosing not to let me replay a scene right from the page, but that’s still a right pain in the ass.

28 March

Sure, Baba Is You is a good puzzle game, but have you ever tried assembling a cheap-ass 3D printer from the manufacturer’s instructions?

29 March

Only just checked the trailer for Telling Lies and I really need to move forward on my narrative game projects so that I too can end up directing actors from all my favorites TV shows #lifegoals

30 March

@hmltn:

Valve announcing its VR headset is an extraordinary moment. So few know the magic of HTC Vive was almost entirely Valve’s VR research and its tracking technology. This is looking like the BIG bet on VR — a doubling down — that some have been hoping Valve would make.

31 March

@ruirize:

It’s @daddy_yankee’s Limbo with my Claws mod for @BeatSaber!

gonna finally release this puppy into the wild, stay tuuuuned

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