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  1. ...this is called VR Dissociation - lots of people (including me) have had very weird feelings of hands and distances being "off" in the real world after spending significant time in VR. It felt like my brain was evolving and wiring in new pathways to deal with the new reality I was experiencing. After it passed (a week or so of it on and off, including some pretty intense dreaming too, I found I was a lot more tolerant of VR first person free movement and became less queazy with smooth turning etc - but that could just be co-incidental) There have been Med studies looking into it... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20712501
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    Playdate-A new handheld console thingy

    Can you recharge it using the crank? ...if not, why not! :-)
  3. Im loving reading these first impressions. Great to see some VR hype and excitement. For those people experiencing "proper" VR for the first time - you lucky lucky people. As a Rift owner I'm not sure I can justify owning a Quest too - but I am immensely tempted. If they can work out how to mod Quest's beat saber tracks I may have to sell the Rift!
  4. I know if I could go back to younger me (in the 80s) and show myself amazing VR in my own home (on a Rift), I'd have had some sort of excitement induced seizure. Because thats pretty much exactly what happened when I tried it for the first time when I was aged 45! :-) VR still occasionally feels like actual wizard magic even though Ive been playing it for years now.
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    The first one is still the best one

    Crackdown. CD2 didn't hit the spot and didn't need zombies. CD3 is OK, but still not as good as I remember the first one being. The multiplayer mode in 3 is especially lame.
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    Borderlands 3 - Gameplay Reveal 6pm

    Gotta catch em all - some now have legs!!
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    Borderlands 3 - Gameplay Reveal 6pm

    Handsome collection is only £12 click and collect at Argos (both Xbone and PS4 versions available) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3811784 and https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3815876
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    Borderlands 3 - Gameplay Reveal 6pm

    Also in! It got me so fired up for some more Borderlands that I've just re-installed 2 on my Xbox One X in anticipation of the 4K HDR patch hitting next week. https://www.vg247.com/2019/03/28/borderlands-free-ultra-hd-texture-pack-release-date/ is reporting the 4K patch adds quite a bit - its going to be a proper Xbox One X enhanced title: 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes Remastered 4K characters and vehicles Updated weapon meshes and textures Re-encoded 4K Cinematics Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement Hmm, having just read the EG.net article and watched the linked video - they seem to think the 4K patch is only coming to the "Handsome Collection" version. It's not clear at all whats getting the patch :-)
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    Borderlands 3 - Gameplay Reveal 6pm

    Or is it going it be another Battle Royale game? Please be a full game, please be a full game!
  10. So that's what oculus' other new product, Quest, aims to do. Roomscale with 6DOF controllers - but PC less and therefore completely wirefree. Uses a heavily overclocked mobile processor. https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-rift-s-vs-quest-specs-difference/ The Quest is the product I'm actually more excited about (I already own a Rift) It's going to have a version of Beat Saber at launch!
  11. Sadly yes, it seems to be a bit of a design flaw. Theres a really thin ground wire running to the right earphone in the bit of the strap that stretches and apparently that can then snap - leading to that sides audio cutting out. A DIY fix is relatively easy, but Palmer Luckey even offers a free fix: https://palmerluckey.com/fix-your-oculus-rift-audio-failure-for-0-00-with-the-rr1-repair-kit/
  12. I highlighted two Oculus exclusives Im interested in in the regular Oculus thread:
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    Love Death and Robots

    Based solely on reading this thread i searched for this on Netflix and started watching it last night. Got the first 4 episodes done. Wow. I'm really impressed. FWIW, I was fine with the trashy dialogue, swearyness and nudity. The first one looked amazing in 4K with Dolby Vision! So crisp and the colours were vivid and popped off the screen. And then I watched the 3rd one and it was even better! Just stunning to look at. Like others mentioned, I couldn't tell if that episode was real footage with stuff painted over the top, or all CGI, or what. I shall be binge watching as many as I can manage, tonight! I've already read and enjoyed Beyond the Aquila Rift by Alastair Reynolds, so I'm especially looking forward to seeing that one brought to life.
  14. I've added my name to that list.... and then sent FR's to a whole bunch of PC'ers from that list who i didn't already have in my Origin list
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