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2 Days ago
VRChat has been downloaded more than a million times in the past two weeksVRChat has been downloaded more than a million times in the past two weeks
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Well popular YouTubers are certainly responsible for the recent explosion...

But even before they jumped on, some new YouTubers had already grown from 0 to over 100,000 subscribers just from posting VRchat videos (sagas), such as this one :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwm04Lc73_g&list=PLuhJAYSOHOU9d9edP40vdkDALhC8OQoo6&index=34
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1 Week ago
The HTC Vive Pro's lightweight design is far more impressive than its limited visual upgradeThe HTC Vive Pro's lightweight design is far more impressive than its limited visual upgrade
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As an (unfortunate) CV1 VR headset owner I can confirm that when choosing between similar VR headsets, what matters the most is how comfortable they are to wear.

Specially you can get away with an oversized fit, but if it feels even slightly too cramped the only thing it will teach you is how painful it is to use VR (like walking in a pair of undersized shoes).

VR headset makers typically don't provide their faceplate width, but it's : HTC Vive Pro > HTC Vive > CV1 width (another win for the HTC Vive Pro, on top of also providing a focus adjustment on top of an IPD adjustment).

And even if you don't need the extra faceplate width for yourself : It's a real letdown when you try to share your VR headset with family and friends, and most of them can't fit their glasses (or even their own heads) in your child sized VR headset.
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g.poubelle commented on
3 Weeks ago
Steam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problemSteam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problem
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You pointed out a simple way to check a game's long lasting appeal : Watch how many hours it was played, and compare that to how many hours you would have expected them to be playing it.

Like if reviewers say it's "only" ~3 hours of content, and most reviewers have played it around 3 hours, that means it's short but great.

If reviewers are calling it a great sandbox game with unlimited replayability, or the best RPG they ever played, but those reviewers have played it less then an hour before switching to something else : You can give it a skip.

Also I do happen to pull up that steam graph when weighting a purchase, with all the outdated early reviews, I find it very useful to figure out if the patches have fixed and improved it, or broke it.
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g.poubelle commented on
1 Month ago
Score one for equality! PlayerUnknown commits to huge, visible dicks on all male models in PUBGScore one for equality! PlayerUnknown commits to huge, visible dicks on all male models in PUBG
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Regardless of true or clickbait...

Video games are littered with male players choosing female avatars over available male avatars for various pointy reasons...

This kind of upgrade could attract a market of female players wanting to choose a male avatar over an available female avatar for a different set of pointy reasons.

And that would restore some equality : You'd have more female players using their male avatar to donate virtual gifts to male players using female avatars, because the female avatar looks cute !

Because every (male) MMO player knows (or more precisely happens to know, for unknown and untold reasons), that female avatars typically attract more gifts from other players then the male avatars do.
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g.poubelle commented on
1 Month ago
Intel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hikeIntel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hike
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Less Intel distortion might in fact result in lower prices, for the "Intel outside" PCs.
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StarCraft Pro 'Larva' faces ban after pretending to nap during a matchStarCraft Pro 'Larva' faces ban after pretending to nap during a match
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When it comes to gaming, South Korea is a Legendary country that puts lesser legends the rest...

And by the way, the real news here is not about Zotiac groveling on the (single available) china social network for failing produce a chinese winner, it's about : Congratulations to “Larva” Hong Gyu for winning... hands down.

PS : I'm not South Korean. But when I go losing a tournament fair and square, I'd rather congratulate the winner then go blame him for being too strong.Reply
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Chinese vs Korean animosity has a long and tired history. It's not surprising that a Chinese company hosting an event in (practically) China having their Chinese champion destroyed by a Korean would behave this way.

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5 Months ago
Killing Floor: Incursion for the Oculus Rift is out nowKilling Floor: Incursion for the Oculus Rift is out now
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And it comes with a true horror story : It fails to include free locomotion, if only as an option.

Which for a ~1 year old VR user is about as fun as having to play a FPS on a keyboard without any mouse support : You'll spend more time cursing the controls then enjoying the AAA graphics.

Instead of a 10% discount, I suggest pricing the game at 36$ and selling a free locomotion DLC for 4$ (if not the other way around).Reply
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It includes full locomotion and was confirmed at least two weeks ago (one week prior to your post). There's some places you need to get with teleporting though but shouldn't ruin your experience.

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5 Months ago
Room-scale VR is all very well, but my room apparently isn't to scaleRoom-scale VR is all very well, but my room apparently isn't to scale
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Have you tried using selfie sticks instead of tripods (on the CV1) ? I did and it works great for me :)Reply
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A smart idea, but how would I control the game with both hands occupied?

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5 Months ago
Oh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency miningOh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency mining
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Why doesn't AMD let those miners buy all the cards they can ?

It creates volumes to bring their production cost down, and once they end up sold back on ebay they will speed up the adoption rate of higher GPUs by game developers, so that games end up with higher graphic settings instead of running at 200+ FPS.

How about this : AMD sell them at twice the price to miners, and for every GPU they sell they hand out a free GPU through a lottery :)Reply
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AMD aren't really that bothered who buys their cards, it all ends up on their bottom line. The same goes for the partner boards manufactures, for the most part, except it does nothing for their brand recognition in the wider market.

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6 Months ago
Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?
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The less Microsoft does gaming, the better gaming does.Reply
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Not sure on that. Forza Horizon 3 for example does a lot for pc gamers, more so than many pc only games. Settings are all encompassing and include lots of what you want including a pretty good auto detect. You can change controls from pad to keyboard on the fly etc.

It's occasionally a bit flaky and CS is a bit hard to contact but then that has always been the case with the Forza franchise.

Once they stop trying to ram Xbox down your throat at every opportunity and sorting out the pricing then...

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