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.


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    @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.



  • While 'social distancing' I might get into VR gaming again..

    Any game recommendations? (PSVR or PC games)



  • Boneworks, fookin orsum FTW11!!11!!!L33t

    I've also really enjoyed:
    Elite Dangerous
    Subnautica
    Skyrim
    Fallout

    as well as the standard VR stuff like superhot and beat sabre. Not played but vinterested in the Darth Vader one that's out



  • I got a Quest for Christmas. Absolutely love it. Ive been out of serious gaming since uni so am enthralled to play quake 1/2 and the original halflife which have all been ported over.



  • @Machpants said in Gaming/VR:

    Boneworks, fookin orsum FTW11!!11!!!L33t

    Thanks, I think that is my next purchase



  • @Rembrandt said in Gaming/VR:

    I got a Quest for Christmas. Absolutely love it. Ive been out of serious gaming since uni so am enthralled to play quake 1/2 and the original halflife which have all been ported over.

    Have you used any other VR headsets before? How does it compare? From side by side shots it looks like the textures are similar to PSVR?

    Have you used the link cable?



  • I've got a HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset sitting in an unopened box. Anyone know if it is it any good or should I throw it out? It was free.



  • @Duluth said in Gaming/VR:

    @Rembrandt said in Gaming/VR:

    I got a Quest for Christmas. Absolutely love it. Ive been out of serious gaming since uni so am enthralled to play quake 1/2 and the original halflife which have all been ported over.

    Have you used any other VR headsets before? How does it compare? From side by side shots it looks like the textures are similar to PSVR?

    Have you used the link cable?

    Just commercial ones like at Zero latency https://zerolatencyvr.com/
    It feels on par with that but that was about 2 years ago that I went. I'm fully aware there is bigger and better out there but the full 6 degrees of freedom and its ability to be standalone more than makes up for it in my mind, plus if I haven't tried the latest and greatest then I don't know what I'm missing out on....with the current economy issues I think the idea of purchasing a gaming rig to try the link cable might be delayed.



  • @antipodean

    I haven't used that model but the WMR devices are ok (I own a Samsung Odyssey)

    I think that particular one is a bit dated and has a poor FOV. The most annoying thing about them is the setup can be fiddly.
    If you have a pc that can drive it, then it's probably worth keeping and trying a few game demos


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