Gaming/VR



  • [edit] Split from http://www.thesilverfern.com/topic/411/star-wars-vii-contains-spoilers/1113 [/edit]

    On a vaguely related note: the boy bought himself VR for PS4, and I tried it out last night piloting an X-Wing in Battlefront.

    Fuck that is some pretty rad shit right there.

    Only issue I've found with the PS4 VR was a technical one: the pass-thru/splitter box is a piece of shit, and required wiggling of cables to get non-VR picture to show up on the TV.



  • @NTA said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    On a vaguely related note: the boy bought himself VR for PS4, and I tried it out last night piloting an X-Wing in Battlefront.

    Fuck that is some pretty rad shit right there.

    Only issue I've found with the PS4 VR was a technical one: the pass-thru/splitter box is a piece of shit, and required wiggling of cables to get non-VR picture to show up on the TV.

    This looks quite fun. There's Xmas sorted at least.



  • @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    This looks quite fun. There's Xmas sorted at least.

    Yeah. If he gets enough money together, the boy will probably buy it before then.

    Sitting in the X-Wing cockpit on VR, you can look at any button and press X to activate it. Open and shut the S-foils, prep the targeting computer, various other shit. Turning around and seeing your droid right behind you is cool.



  • @NTA said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    This looks quite fun. There's Xmas sorted at least.

    Yeah. If he gets enough money together, the boy will probably buy it before then.

    Sitting in the X-Wing cockpit on VR, you can look at any button and press X to activate it. Open and shut the S-foils, prep the targeting computer, various other shit. Turning around and seeing your droid right behind you is cool.

    Marginally more impressive than Pac man and frogger.

    Fuck we had it tough in our day.



  • @MN5 yeah I thought X-Wing versus TIE Fighter on PC was the absolute balls back then. 20 years ago.



  • Additionally: that was after playing the original X-Wing in 1994 (released 1993) and then TIE Fighter, and figuring that anything without shields sucked.



  • @NTA said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    @MN5 yeah I thought X-Wing versus TIE Fighter on PC was the absolute balls back then. 20 years ago.

    I had Panzer Assault. The absolute nadir of shit games on the Acorn electron. One block that resembled a tank trying to shoot others. It took 10-15 minutes to load ( on cassette ) and half the time fucked up and completely crashed haha.

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  • @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    @NTA said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    This looks quite fun. There's Xmas sorted at least.

    Yeah. If he gets enough money together, the boy will probably buy it before then.

    Sitting in the X-Wing cockpit on VR, you can look at any button and press X to activate it. Open and shut the S-foils, prep the targeting computer, various other shit. Turning around and seeing your droid right behind you is cool.

    Marginally more impressive than Pac man and frogger.

    Fuck we had it tough in our day.

    But kids love that retro shit. I'm amazed what they choose to play when they have games with the kind of graphics that were unheard of when we were kids.

    But yeah that SW game looks bloody cool. Pity it was ruined by the not so sinister tool at the end. Damn that was a golden opportunity missed to create a new and possibly even better Vader.

    Hard to say anything about the new film without knowing the plot etc. But, I will however capture and publicly behead Mickey Mouse if much of the film has Luke training Rey, then tool arrives with his other Ren men and Luke holds them off while Rey escapes. Then Luke is struck down as Rey takes one last look back. She she also inherits R2.

    Don't want that.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel what about if they get Jar Jar Binks to train Rey?



  • @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    I had Panzer Assault. The absolute nadir of shit games on the Acorn electron. One block that resembled a tank trying to shoot others. It took 10-15 minutes to load ( on cassette ) and half the time fucked up and completely crashed haha.

    Fark. Commodore 64 user here so we had the shit that everyone wanted... once we got rid of that fucking cassette thing and started on a real floppy disk setup - 5.25" was awesome. Firstly with this giant shunt of a thing (the 1541):

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    Then I bought a mate's Blue Chip knockoff (of the 1571) and it was the balls, too - DOUBLE DENSITY FTW!!!

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    Kids have no fucking idea how good today is.



  • @NTA said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    @MN5 said in Star Wars VII ****contains spoilers****:

    I had Panzer Assault. The absolute nadir of shit games on the Acorn electron. One block that resembled a tank trying to shoot others. It took 10-15 minutes to load ( on cassette ) and half the time fucked up and completely crashed haha.

    Fark. Commodore 64 user here so we had the shit that everyone wanted... once we got rid of that fucking cassette thing and started on a real floppy disk setup - 5.25" was awesome. Firstly with this giant shunt of a thing (the 1541):

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    Then I bought a mate's Blue Chip knockoff (of the 1571) and it was the balls, too - DOUBLE DENSITY FTW!!!

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    Kids have no fucking idea how good today is.

    Bring it!!!

    A mate of mine who lived down the road had hundreds of games. Copied almost all of them. Man there was some shit amongst all that.

    Loved Commando, GI Joe and Co&Co.

    Ever play Graham Gooch's Cricket? So shit it was brilliant.

    There was also that decathlon game that destroyed many a joystick.

    Almost forgot Ghostbusters. I actually beat that game.



  • @NTA

    Which PSVR games have you got so far? Do you have move controllers?



  • how much was the VR @NTA

    TR Jnr been asking for one for his birthday, but kinda reluctant, a) due to cost and b) wondering how many games are able to be used with it?



  • @taniwharugby

    I picked one up at xmas ~$630 for the headset

    Cheap compared to the PC options



  • @Duluth yeah I think that sounds about what he said it was...have an in-law coming from UK later in year, might have to check pricing over there (and compatibility)

    Does it work with all games or only certain ones? I haven't looked deeply into it TBH (his birthday is still 5 months away)



  • @taniwharugby said in Gaming/VR:

    Does it work with all games or only certain ones?

    Only certain games. So far there are only two AAA big budget games - Resident Evil 7 and Dirt Rally

    There's plenty of other good games though eg Until Dawn Rush of Blood, Driveclub, Headmaster etc

    There's too many 'experiences' pretending to be games like the x-wing mission and a short Batman game

    A lot more games coming in the next couple of months. I think this FPS controller will change things.

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  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Gaming/VR:

    Ever play Graham Gooch's Cricket? So shit it was brilliant.

    There was also that decathlon game that destroyed many a joystick.

    Almost forgot Ghostbusters. I actually beat that game.

    One time Ghostbusters glitched and my brother and I had double the starting money. But we fucked up and spent it all on the priciest car then realised we'd just have to start again.

    Played Commando (brother clocked it twice over one day) and some of the RPG stuff from Forgotten Realms.

    Gunship was a fave - had to play as a team though in order to get through the European campaign. Those Russians are tough!

    We had the first version of International Cricket which resulted in broken joysticks... not from playing the game - from me getting the shits with it!

    @Duluth - no move controllers at this point. The boy only has the demo stuff at the moment, but his grandmother just sent him $50 so he's now hassling me to download PS4 VR Worlds.

    @taniwharugby - headset here was $529 at one of our department stores here - my staff discount got it down to $502.55 😉 the PS4 V2 Camera was $89 at JB Hifi tho, where Target was selling for $69 BUT I think that might have been the V1.



  • Ah - the old C64 and dodgy copied games... trying to figure out what buttons you had to push to get past the "hackers gloat" startup screens, etc.
    Commando - I seem to recall clocking that up to 8 times in a single game.
    Midnight Resistance was the first game I seem to recall everybody insisting was the best thing ever.
    Summer Games & Winter Games - they seemed custom designed to ruin a joystick.

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  • Great thread divergence.

    In no particular order I have extremely fond memories of playing the GTAs, God of War, Resident Evil, Silent Hill ( staying up til dawn drinking and playing on more than one occasion trying to solve stupid puzzles in the latter two ). All the above are fucken classics but I enjoyed a few lesser known ones like the thing, Bards Tale etc as well.



  • Great memories thrashing this bad boy. Endless battles with my bro.

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    Then it was into commodore 64 (at friends place) and finally a pc - 386 pentium I think. Dune, and some rpg games. From there I've been a pc gamer mainly although I didn't get a pc till first year of uni.

    But every flat I lived in, plus numerous parties, revolved around PS1 and 2. Skating, surfing, FF7, Medal of Honor - even a bit of Kelly Slater surfing one night when we were hanging with Lucy. They got those wave graphics spot on ha ha

    Haven't had a crack at VR but looking forward to it. There is some amazing stuff coming through the pipeline - just hope they line up the arrival of the platform/s and games. Sucks when you have a tumeke video card/monitor/console and no games that can push it.



  • @MN5 said in Gaming/VR:

    Silent Hill ( staying up til dawn drinking and playing on more than one occasion trying to solve stupid puzzles in the latter two )

    One of the best games I've ever played. Scary as fuck, even when you're just walking down that fucking long tunnel under the lake, waiting for something to happen.

    Japanese people are fucked up.



  • @NTA said in Gaming/VR:

    @MN5 said in Gaming/VR:

    Silent Hill ( staying up til dawn drinking and playing on more than one occasion trying to solve stupid puzzles in the latter two )

    One of the best games I've ever played. Scary as fuck, even when you're just walking down that fucking long tunnel under the lake, waiting for something to happen.

    Japanese people are fucked up.

    Yep, Some of the bad creatures were really weird. The nurses looked hot though.



  • Alex the Kid on my sega master system!

    Prior to that, we had some friends that moved back from Aus with a flash as colecovision, it was the nuts!

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  • Leisure Suit Larry 🙂



  • @taniwharugby said in Gaming/VR:

    Alex the Kid on my sega master system!

    Prior to that, we had some friends that moved back from Aus with a flash as colecovision, it was the nuts!

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    Haha my boys found a version of that online. Great fun.

    Crash Bandicoot was cool too.



  • @SammyC said in Gaming/VR:

    Leisure Suit Larry 🙂

    An absolute classic. I remember finally cracking the questions at the start to prove I was an adult, so exciting.

    Some games I thrashed back in the day...
    Mario Brothers 1 and 3 on the original Nintendo.
    Brian Lara Cricket 96 on the Sega Mega Drive - that was a brilliant game.
    Diablo 1 on Playstation 1 - wasted many hours of my life on that
    Resident Evil 1 on Playstation 1 - as others have said that was scary as fuck...
    Tekken 1 on Playstation 1 - used to go Jun every time, worked out a never-ending combo that meant if the other player went to ground they couldn't get up again, used to frustrate the hell out of everyone.
    Quake 1 online, in the days of dial up. There was a pretty awesome online community back in the day, some epic battles.

    Ahhh the good old days of gaming, I wish I had time to do any of that shit nowadays.



  • @No-Quarter said in Gaming/VR:

    Diablo 1 on Playstation 1 - wasted many hours of my life on that

    When I was first going out with Mrs TA, that was our Saturday morning... Which is to say she would sit there and watch while my flatmate and I played it for hours.

    The first day was spent loading up, after we figured out how to cheat or way to awesomeness by importing and exporting characters loaded with potions to permanently increase abilities.



  • @NTA haha yeah we figured out the elixir cheat, max out all stats. Wasn't nearly as bad as the PC version of the game though, where every man and his dog had all the best gears from the word go through duping... 🙂



  • Farpoint (PS4 VR) and the aim controller arrived today.. only played 15mins so far

    The game is generic and unimaginative but the controller is great

    Playing a 1st person shooter in VR while holding a gun has massive potential. Can lean around corners, aim using the sights on the weapon and even point the gun around a corner and shoot blind



  • Thread reboot ... any of you guys seen 'they are billions? An rts where you build up a town to survive zombie attacks. It's only in beta at the mo. But lots of folks streaming it on twitch, it's pretty cool! Oh, and it's got a killer learning curve, makes for fun viewing



  • @paekakboyz noted



  • Well since this thread has been rebooted I shall share an experience I had last week.

    After talking about it for nearly a year I finally made enough mates here to fill out an 8 man team roster to give Zero latency in North Melbourne a visit:

    Absolutely freaking awesome. Only a couple of us had gaming backgrounds but all of us loved it and very keen to do it again soon.

    You're in a large warehouse wearing a VR mask, headset, backpack and gun complete with motion-sensors but in the came you see digital representations of your team mates and a fantasy world, be it a space craft overtaken with monsters or in some sort of present day fortifications under attack from zombies.

    The sensors are pretty good and warn you if you're about to back into a team mate or walk into an actual wall, the world feels much larger than the physical size of the warehouse, they clearly do some clever things to make you walk around in circles in real life to give the illusion of a larger battlefield.

    You build up a sweat and my right arm was killing me by the end with the pump action shotgun my weapon of choice..possibly also due to a PT session the previous night. Anyway, highly recommend, in Melbourne and Brisbane as well as a few locations around the world.



  • So after many, many years I made a snap decision this week to pick up a PS4 Pro and get back into gaming. I've been out of the game (pun) for so long I really wouldn't know where to start with what the best games are. I know a few of you guys play games so wondering if there's any advice you can give on which games are actually good, and which are a waste of (my fairly limited) time.

    I picked up three games with the console - Fifa 18 as the wife wanted that, Jurrasic World Evolution as that could be fun to play with the boy, and Rugby 18 as fuck I wanted a rugby game.

    Tried Rugby 18 last night and... it was objectively pretty fucking shit despite giving it a real good go. It honestly seems to me to be a big step down from Lomu Rugby which was released in fucking '97 - have rugby games really gone nowhere since then?!

    The other two I'm yet to play but will give them a go in the weekend.



  • Fortnite is the hot 1st person shooter, based off the earlier game player unknown battle grounds (PUBG). kind of depends if you want to play shooters or sport or rpg type games. Then you're got co-op options or free for alls. No end of options these days!! I prefer strategy and rpg ones, Destiny is cool imo. I'd just Google for top 10s in the genres you like and give em a hoon



  • @paekakboyz said in Gaming Thread:

    Fortnite is the hot 1st person shooter, based off the earlier game player unknown battle grounds (PUBG). kind of depends if you want to play shooters or sport or rpg type games. Then you're got co-op options or free for alls. No end of options these days!! I prefer strategy and rpg ones, Destiny is cool imo. I'd just Google for top 10s in the genres you like and give em a hoon

    Fucking Fortnite...constant source of issues trying to get TR Jnr off that fucking game!

    Apparently is good to know someone else playing too, my brother just started playing and tried to 'join a group' and he said they were abusive and agressive to him (online obviously) as you can talk to one another if you want.



  • @Paekakboyz cheers, yeah I'm pretty easy with the genre, like them all as long as the actual game is decent. I hear good things about The Elder Scrolls for RPGs but wondering if that would require too much time to get anywhere (like Warcraft).

    Like the idea of multi-player games to play with the wife as well.

    Destiny looks pretty awesome - will give that a go 🙂



  • @taniwharugby ha ha it's worse than crack!! Not my kind of game. You've gotta sink some time in to be decent and have fun imo. Plus not that keen on 9 year olds telling me they go balls deep on my mum!

    If you do go for the community side of things it's worth connecting with a good bunch. I think you get most of the vile shit when you jump in with randoms



  • Definitely give elder scrolls a go bro! Skyrim is ficking epic and even short sessions let you advance pretty quickly. I'm big on total war warhammer atm, but I think that's more PC than console based. Dark souls is also cool, but expect to die... a lot!!



  • @paekakboyz not all 9 year olds though....

    I dont have the time for those types of games or RPGs (whihc are my preferred types of games or ones where the longer you play the better your characters/cities/villages etc)) so I just go with the sports stuff I can just play when I want and doesnt matter if I dont play for ages.

    As it is, I still play a farking game on my phone, and have done for years!



  • I'm a former PS2 addict and given I have 8 and 10 year old sons not to mention 16 and 18 year old stepsons I feel I'm pretty good at discussing this.

    The first two routinely beat their old man's ass at Star Wars Battlefront 2 ( it may surprise a few regular readers on here that my son's are Star Wars fans ). This is a source of immense pride on one level....immense shame on the other. I'll also never forget many years ago going to have a shower and accidentally leaving GTA5 on....oldest boy ( 5 at the time ) wandered around and found a helicopter and while showing me his skills crashed into a powerline and died ( I'd spent ages trying to find that chopper ). I was thankful he didn't work out how to run down pedestrians or murder hookers. He was also a Minecraft nut and I loved playing that with him. Such haunting music....

    I play the latter two at various MMA type games and put up a pretty good fight for an old guy so they tell me. Their old man has no interest in this stuff so nice I can bond with them over that although there is a lot of sympathetic looks from them....I also enjoy playing Black Ops with him, that game is awesome provided he is there to guide me and mentor me. Get that one on PS4 @No-Quarter

    Personally about 10 or so years ago I absolutely loved God of War, the GTA series, Silent Hill, Resident Evil etc. I actually reactived the PS3 and occasionally have a hoon at that. How amazing are the graphics on PS4 these days though??? Oldest stepson sometimes downloads a few old classic games, he and I had a great summer clocking GTA San Andreas over a couple of Summer days ( when the rest of the family went to the beach ).

    Jonah Rugby was always fun. The left winger in all the teams plus all the forwards were great at fending. Always a challenge to get on the piss and have turns playing against some shit team ( China Taipei for example ) and try and get all 15 players on the scoresheet. Best I got was 13, I think fitzy and Craig dowd missed out.

    Even though I'm not a massive football fan I prefer them to Rugby games, easier translation to computer gaming I reckon, there never seemed to be much skill in retaining possession in rugby games, just add lots of players and push the shit out of the buttons.


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