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  1. Valver

    Gaming things you regret buying...

    re: N-Gage Ah, that generated the great meme of "sidetalking" :
  2. Valver

    Gaming things you regret buying...

    My biggest gaming purchase regret was getting a Barcode Battler. I got it instead of getting a Gameboy FFS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode_Battler The premise of it sounded awesome - rip the barcodes off all the products in your house and scan them in, in an attempt to find the most powerful weapons and characters for the game system. Turned out it was total tripe.
  3. Yep, I'm still here and up for playing (I'll be in VR I hasten to add) Like Dimmy I'm a bit inconsistent in my availability. I usually prefer weekly time trial events and the like that I can just dip into when I have the time to do a random 10 laps. But if there's a server we can all hop on for a few fun races - deal me in! :-)
  4. Valver

    Virtual Towers Online - Alton Towers on your PC - Project

    This looks really nice. Thanks for the heads up. Posted to the Facebook page hoping that PC VR support gets added. It looks like a perfect fit for a Vive/Rift.
  5. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I pushed on a bit from the log ride intro last night. Still didn't progress that far, got to my first fight and the choice of doors/Gods. The section just before that, where Senua looks right at you and tries to touch you (in fact her eyeballs pivot to look directly into yours if you move your head left or right during the scene), that was proper hairs on the back of neck, almost rip off headset creepy level stuff. When VR is done well and you feel immersed, (and the audio in this is really adding to that)... my god it's a powerful medium. Fortunately I *was* able to sleep afterwards.
  6. Valver

    F1 2018

    Codies seem to have passed over VR support *again*, which is baffling for a driving game on PC in 2018. Especially considering they did such an outstandingly good job on Dirt Rally with VR... I'll be passing on purchasing as a result.
  7. Valver

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    I hadn't played Hellblade - so the news that it was coming to PC VR was great news for me. Bought it in the Humble bundle sale yesterday (£15 https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice? ) Put in about an hour of play last night - I'm really enjoying it , although I'm constantly on edge. The audio is just creeping me out!! From a VR perspective it's really effective. I'm a bit of a first person VR snob truth be told, but the camera and environments in this work very very well. Im getting a real sense of being *in* Senuas world. No motion controls (Im using an Xbone pad) but that's fine for a seated non room-scale experience. The only "hmm" is the cut scenes taking you out of the world and projecting everything onto a massive curved ultrawide screen in front of you. I guess it was easiest to do that from a development point of view (so they don't have to re craft each cutscene to make it work in VR), they can ensure your focus is in the right direction at key plot points (I'd be able to face the wrong direction and miss whats being shown to me) and it increases VR comfort if the viewpoint has to be forced to move. I don't quite meet the rather unexpectedly high graphics card requirements (I have a 980Ti vs the 1080 that's recommended) but it runs just fine. Everything cranked to high, some AA applied and running at 120% supersampling. So far I haven't noticed any drops from 90fps in the Rift. I'm very impressed... a really good VR port of a really good game.
  8. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I too just jumped on the Humble deal for Hellblade (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice ) Not played it before - I havent even made it out of the intro as she's paddling along on the log and Im already crapping myself :-) Looks lush and runs fine on my 980Ti
  9. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I've just used the 4C4E4RWCBHBE key. Thanks!!
  10. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Insomniac producing a lovely looking VR game for the Rift:
  11. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Former PSVR exclusive "Moss" just got a surprise PC announcement coupled with an instant release on Steam. It's out right now :-) https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/
  12. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    To follow up my previous post - I put together this "must play" VR games list for a forum reply on bit-tech.net, but figured it might be handy for any 'mukers approaching PCVR for the first time and wondering what's worth playing: 1. Beat Saber 2. Lone Echo 3. SuperHot VR 4. Project Cars 2/Dirt Rally and/or Assetto Corsa 5. Pavlov VR 6. Onward 7. In Death 8. Eleven Table Tennis VR 9. Arktika.1 10. Robo Recall 11. Sprint Vector 12. Space Pirate Trainer 13. The Climb I haven't personally tried Fallout/Skyrim/Doom VFR or LA Noire Case Files to know if they ought to be in the list - but they're proper games, rather than just tech demos/experiences... For me, VR has been a total and literal "game changer" I hardly play 2D games now. Into the Breach was my last exception...
  13. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I use a Vive at work. After having tried both, I bought a Rift for gaming at home. From a high level they are essentially equal (resolution, FOV, have minor differences but nothing significant enough to sway you one way or the other), but they do each have some pros and cons. For you the differences that I think matter are: The Rifts Touch controllers are the best available The Rift is lighter and has integrated decent quality headphones The Vive excels in room scale tracking with only 2 sensors, but the Rifts is great too, and with 3 sensors is pretty much equal. In your situation room scale tracking isnt an issue - so they're essentially equivalent out of the box for a seated or static standing 360 experience. The Rift is cheaper Get a Rift :-) Only downsides I can think of are you need 3 compatible USB ports for the sensors and headset. Run the Oculus compatibility checker and it will tell you if your PC is compatible: https://support.oculus.com/1357437467617798/ If you have a laptop, be very wary if it uses Optimus - that can cause massive compatibility issues. Jump into PCVR - whichever headset you go for, you're in for an amazing experience!
  14. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Custom songs now possible in Beat Saber: https://www.vrandfun.com/add-custom-songs-beat-saber-mods/ good example: The author of the unofficial 'editor' haven't yet figured out adding walls, or getting the backgrounds to trigger properly - but its early days :-)

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