Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.

10 July

I started playing Torn and closed it in horror after two minutes. Who on earth thought it was a good idea to record an inner monologue for a first-person VR experience? That stuff’s already immersion-breaking enough in flat-screen games — it’s outright sabotage in VR.

Meanwhile, the free The Scream experience has some very successfully creepy moments (that don’t really seem to have that much to do with the painting, but does it matter?).

I also got Fujii and Garden of the Sea during the Steam sale even though I didn’t think they were for me, and—well, I was right, but I won’t blame them for that.

Holy shit Thrill of the Fight is intense and I think I might be into boxing now.

A single Thrill of the Fight game and I now understand why they already made such a big deal of Rocky Balboa being too old to fight in 1985, even though he was obviously fit as hell. Reflexes, man 👴🏻

@ericprydz:

EPIC 6.0

HOLOSPHERE

Testing…

@dwallacewells:

“The innovation Gutenberg is said to have created was small metal pieces with raised backwards letters, arranged in a frame, coated with ink, and pressed to paper. But Choe Yun-ui did that—and he did it 150 years before Gutenberg was even born.” [lithub.com]

I thought the Switch Lite would still have video-out, but that was silly — of course they need a reason for the $300 model to keep existing. Not that I intended to ever plug it into my TV when I buy one.

Sudden realization while discussing the Nintendo Switch Lite: what if an Ive-less Apple suddenly found itself capable of creating an iPod dedicated to games? As in, with first-party detachable — or even, gasp, integrated! — buttons and sticks?

@ff00aa:

Sudden realization while discussing the Nintendo Switch Lite: what if an Ive-less Apple suddenly found itself capable of creating an iPod dedicated to games? As in, with first-party detachable — or even, gasp, integrated! — buttons and sticks?

@Channel4News:

“What disturbed people was that I was a man choosing to wear a dress in a serious way.”

Actor and performer Billy Porter discusses why he wore a dress to the Oscars.

If Ubisoft finally releases a VR version of Origins’ exploration mode and it’s an Oculus exclusive I will…!

I will…!

I will have to keep my Rift around even after I get a Valve Index 😖

@erinbiba:

National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!! [nationalgeographic.com]

Spent the whole day getting SteamVR overlay code to work only to find that inherent limitations seem to prevent what I want to do on several levels (virtual flickering 3D glasses to kickstart a lazy eye).

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