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  1. Valver

    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

    Gotta catch em all - some now have legs!!
  3. Valver

    Borderlands 3

    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

    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

    Or is it going it be another Battle Royale game? Please be a full game, please be a full game!
  6. 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!
  7. 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/
  8. I highlighted two Oculus exclusives Im interested in in the regular Oculus thread:
  9. Valver

    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.
  10. 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
  11. I just picked up (off the floor, as my first weapon after landing) a gold Peacekeeper shotgun, with every attachment already on it, also all gold And then I got sniped before I got the chance to fire it
  12. Yep, dead here too. Dammit - I had a free evening and a can of redbull on standby! (the only way I can keep up with the young kids....)
  13. I played this last night (on PC) and really enjoyed it. Im not a PUBG/Fortnite fan - but this clicked almost immediately. It helped immensely that its first person, I dont get on with 3rd person stuff as a rule of thumb. And having played TitanFall2 previously too meant I felt pretty comfortable from the off. Looking forward to learning the Legends abilities properly and becoming familiar with the map. Look at the r/apexlegend subreddit I can see there are some people getting waaay too good at it already. My 12yr old son (whos a Fortnite die-hard) had a go on his PS4 after I convinced him it really was worth a look. He declared it was "brilliant, I might even delete Fortnite now" after I finally pried him off it an hour later. He was keen to get to school this morning to tell all his mates to download it and join him online tonight...
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    My X is doing the same thing - I think Xbox Live is down ATM though - dont bin the console just yet! Even support.xbox.com has crapped out on my PC's browser...
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    Games people should be playing but aren't

    Thats two guys playing over the net, yes. The headset is tracked on Rift Vive and PSVR pretty much identically. Using that info and where the hands are (the controllers are tracked in 3D space too), the game *estimates* where the body and limbs are using Inverse Kinematics (IK). When in VR you sometimes get weird elbow movements and stuff if it guesses wrong. Some devs do a better job with IK than others, and plenty dont bother at all and just show floaty hands. On Vive you can add trackers to get accurate foot movements. And some people have used a separate Kinect in the room to work out the body positions. In Electronauts, its actually pretty good.
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    Games people should be playing but aren't

    Electronauts. Out on PS4 and PC (for VR) - brilliant music jamming "game" Got great reviews - but didnt really seem to get much interest (unlike, say, BeatSaber). I love it.
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    Battlefield V

    This seems like cheating to me! (lowering gfx options on PC to super ultra low, so all the bushes and smoke and cover doesn't render)
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    Project Cars 3. You need to read this.

    Bit more info on the proposed "Mad console" here (quite why he chose to spill extra info to Variety is a bit odd!): https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/ian-bell-mad-box-1203097617/ 3+years away, with the power of a very powerful PC 2 years from now. Should this "new console" chat be in a separate thread?
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    Project Cars 3. You need to read this.

    Lots of love for PC1 and 2. Really hoping 3 can raise the bar again. However Ian Bell really worries me. Here's what he posted to Twitter about the "Mad box" console he's designing to run racing games - presumably PC3 - and with VR support too. (as mentioned by @Len above) The comments under this devolve into arguments about how 60fps isnt right for VR, "per eye" isnt the right terminology, and 120fps (as 60fps x2 eyes) also isnt correct. I fear he may not know what hes on about. Surely this is just a Steam box/PC re branded?
  20. If you ask me its the Oculus Rifts touch controllers. They combines the wiimote type motion controls (but way more refined), one for each hand, but with the ergonomics and all the sticks, buttons and analog triggers of a regular joypad. You can happily use them as a joypad, a pointer, a replacement virtual hand with fingers (as they track finger position on the pad more or less) and more. Brilliant.
  21. Since when was Sonic *furry*?! I've always naturally assumed that since real hedgehogs have spines, those blue spikes on Sonic are just stylized spines...
  22. Valver

    Your old arcade and game shop hangouts

    When I was allowed out of school at lunch times in 6th form - me and a few mates would run down the road to the local chippy, and almost next door was a small arcade with 10-15 cabinets in it. I happily pissed my lunch money away on SlapFight, Arkanoid and other late 80's arcade classics for those two years... A quick google maps search for Manor Road in Wallington, Surrey (school was WHSB) shows the rough location is now a Vape shop and a Retro shop. I guess it was 30 years ago :-)
  23. Oh great, another bloody store front app to install /s I've already got: Steam Origin Ubisoft store Gog galaxy Oculus Store Viveport Windows Storefront Blizzards store Rockstars thing I guess its just expanding the functionality in the Epic store thing I already have for Fortnite and Unreal "Epic games Launcher"?
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    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    If you can be fussed to install *yet another* bloody storefront application and sign up for a free 14 day subscription, there's currently a superb deal for Vive and Rift users on "Viveport". You get 5 games of your choice to install and play for the duration of the sub, and the ability to buy any/all of the following to own permanently for £1 each £1!! SUPERHOT VR The Wizards Arizona Sunshine Sairento VR Accounting+ https://www.roadtovr.com/viveport-deal-practically-giving-away-superhot-vr-accounting-subcribers/
  25. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    My thought process: 9.00pm "I have no desire to play online poker and lose my shirt or my worse house. Meh." 9.05pm "We'll the app is free, I'll give it a quick try. See what the VR environments and the fuss is about..." 11.15pm - after 2 hours of arsing about with hats and water pistols and cigars... "Holy shit, this is brilliant fun" So yeah, I played a *bit* of poker, but it was the social side of it that really blew me away. And its all free. SOLD!

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