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    Books, film, biking, cooking, studying, trying to write a dissertation.

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  1. The Big VR Thread

    I think I'm ready to jump on the VR train in the next month or so. I think I'm leaning toward the Vive, but now I'm starting to wonder if we're anywhere near seeing new versions of the Vive or Rift. It sounds like there was a rumor that a new version of the Vive might come out "early 2017" but without an official announcement of anything, I'm not sure if it's worth worrying about. Thoughts? Advice? Reassurances?
  2. The Big VR Thread

    Does anyone have experience using a Vive in a really small space? My apartment is pretty tiny and the space in front of my PC is about 5' x 8' which I think is about as small as you can go. I have a slightly larger space in my living room, but I could probably only set it up there part of the time. My space issues have me wondering if a Rift might be better for me since room scale stuff might only be a novelty I can play with sometimes. Does anyone have advice for people with tiny living spaces?
  3. Fantasy Finale XV

    I've reached a point with it where I don't think I want to do any more side content as it all seems to be relatively uninteresting. I still am into the characters and the world, but I don't know if I want to do every hunt or find every batch of frogs that a random NPC wants me to find. If I want to give up on all of that stuff and just follow the main story, will I be OK from what you say in your play through?
  4. Fantasy Finale XV

    If the credits of this game don't roll over a montage of all of the photos you save during the game, I'm going to be super disappointed.
  5. Fantasy Finale XV

    I've been thinking about that too. Mostly, I realized that the emptiness of the open world and the fixed-track nature of the driving seem closely connected, at least for me. The world is a pretty background, but is mostly empty space between points of interest. Realizing that let me get comfortable letting the AI characters drive, and just zoning out while watching the landscape. Sometimes I'll stop the car if I pass a treasure or quest I missed, but there's something relaxing about ceding control and just enjoying the view.
  6. Fantasy Finale XV

    So this is a game that is out already. I picked a copy up because I could really use some nostalgic escapism in my life right now for a number of reasons. So far I've been driving around with my anime-bros, hunting fantasy creatures, playing the Gold Saucer theme on repeat, and cooking french fries for dinner every night. Would recommend.

    Who knew that and Dishonored 2 would take on and actually pull off the same concept in one of their levels a few weeks apart?

    It sounds like PC performance is a bit hit and miss with some people saying it runs fine and others suggesting that it runs pretty terribly. Has anyone here tried it on a 970? I don't really care if I can run it on max settings, but I'd feel better about picking it up if I knew it was going to run somewhat smoothly.
  9. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    Ugh. The unlocks are so good. I was ready to be done playing and then I hit Mastery level 7.
  10. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    Ahh. But there's no list I can just select it from so I don't need to remember how to type it out manually. Anyway.
  11. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    First impressions of the level are that it's a pretty good one. I found it pretty tough at first, but once I got a hold of my first disguise, it was pretty easy to start moving things forward. I'd write more, but I don't know how to add spoiler tags since the look of the forums changed.
  12. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    That was one of my favorite things about the Wii U. I use Steam streaming and PS4 Remote play for the same thing. I wonder if it will have broader streaming capabilities, or if it will just let you play your Switch stuff.
  13. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    With the Wii U particularly there seemed to be a wave of cross-gen ports (Arkham, AC3) and then nothing after the fact. Looking at this, I could see the same kind of thing happening again. I don't know what to make of this. The whole pitch seems to be "take your games everywhere," but I rarely play games (aside from mobile time-waster things) outside of my house. I get the sense that this is the case for a bunch of people. I generally pick up Nintendo consoles since they offer things you can't get on PC or other consoles, but I don't know if I'm onboard.
  14. Deus Ex Dracula - Slayer Shock

    Seems like a neat idea, but procedural generation seems a bit at odds with a lot of the stuff I like about immersive sims. The levels I love in Deus Ex or Thief games tend to be meticulously designed with lots of hidden paths and secrets to find. I don't know if you can get that same effect from an algorithm. But I'll still probably give it a look.
  15. Destiny

    So I've been playing a bunch of Destiny in the last few days because I've had a bunch of free time. For some reason it didn't totally click for me the first time I played it. Now I'm feeling it get its hooks in pretty deep. Are there any lower level people in Crota Today? I'm 32 at this point and am just playing through story missions/patrols/bounties but would like to team up with some fellow thumbs and run strikes/other group stuff.