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

1 April

I’m still playing Monsters with Attitude, but I’m much more frustrated by the touch-screen controls than the (easily ignorable, so far) free-to-play mechanics. Most of the time when I lose it’s because I didn’t see an enemy arriving under my finger 😡

2 April

For the first time I have an actual project to accomplish in Oculus Medium and… yup, I still dislike the interface as much as when I was just playing around with it.

4 April

I started listening to a story about the Valley of the Kings and immediately became depressed remembering that AC:Origins’ world doesn’t exist in a VR-explorable version.

Played some no-arrows Beat Saber for a change (they’ve updated the game while the mod installer is down, so no custom songs) and damn I’d forgotten how intense that was. I’ve gotten rusty.

Also it was easier when the springs in my controllers’ battery compartments were younger.

6 April

Started AC:Odyssey on a friend’s PS4. Picked Alexios. As soon as he opened his mouth I wanted to change, but I can’t be bothered to play the Leonidas prologue again — so that’s the game sorted, then. (I was never very motivated. Greece doesn’t hold a candle to Egypt.)

Bandersnatch didn’t end in a very interesting place, but I enjoyed its metaness more than what I expected from the reactions around here. It’s not like Netflix invented the non-choice in an adventure game, but they made good use of it.

11 April

—and I haven’t even managed to completely solve the tracking issues with the Touch controllers yet (although I’ve improved it by… pulling on the battery springs with pliers so they’d get more tension again).

12 April

I still really like Monsters with Attitude

17 April

20 April

@DraconickGaming:

#DnD is a roleplaying game that let’s you live out such fantasies as:

- Having money

- Making close friends as an adult

- Traveling the world without crippling debt

- Being able to change the world

- Getting better at something with practice

- Getting 8 hours of sleep each night

21 April

@TritzChristophe:

Finally done! Here’s a reproduction of a Gennady G.Ovcharenko drawing (picture#2) with MagicaVoxel. I added other lightning tests, a general view and a small video in comments, hope you’ll like it! :) #Magicavoxel #voxelart

23 April

I’ve spent so much time playing Globesweeper while listening to podcasts that I’ve got auditory flashbacks to a Call of Cthulhu actual-play campaign when I launch it.

26 April

@PixelProspector:

Snakeybus = Crazy Taxi + Snake

>Control a lengthy bus and increase its size by picking up passengers

>Coming soon (May 2019) to Steam by @indiefrankdev

[store.steampowered.com]

27 April

28 April

I just spent four hours in Islanders, unable to stop myself

A perfect distillation of the city builder as a score-attack game. Beautifully designed, with just the right amount of control to create a conflict between embellishment and efficiency.

30 April

Oof. I’m not gonna complain because the whole point is we all want a high-end headset, but that prices me out of a preorder, and who knows what delivery times will be by the time I order.

Leaving the low-end market wide open for Oculus is a pretty big strategic risk — but if Valve already needs to bill $500 for just the controllers and base stations, there’s simply no way they could offer a viable competitor to the Rift 😕

What if Valve has come to the conclusion that PC VR will never be more than a niche, and they’ve decided the best way forward is to become the reference headset for VR arcades? Many analysts have been saying this for years, and look at how positive the Oculus Quest’s reviews are.

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