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  1. Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I bought these adapters from ebay to use with my chromecast, you get both orientations for less than 3 quid, good quality and work well if you still need one. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-90-270-Degree-Right-Angle-Angled-HDMI-Male-to-Female-Adapter-Connector-Cable-/151790013063
  2. Mirror's Edge Catalyst - Open World Free Running

    I'm waiting for this to drop in a price a bit but I played the original a couple of weeks back, it's an incredible game and the graphics are just perfect, I enjoyed it a lot more second time around. It's a shame it's not on steam so I will have to pick it up on Xbox one. Origin has yet to infest my PC.
  3. Emulation vs Original Hardware

    Console wise I have my hacked X box classic, 360 and one out now but none of the other stuff. I find I use the PC for emulation mostly but I do own most of the games I play on it and whilst the consoles are in the loft I tend to keep most games on the shelf. Being able to play shining the holy ark on a big TV through HDMI using a wireless Xbox 360 controller and putting the physical CD in the PC DVD drive and having it load is pretty magical, but you can use the roms too.
  4. Your personal VR experiences

    I bought a Oculus DK2 when they were out. I think one of the first things I looked at rather than the config screen was the Tuscany demo. Looking around was amazing, when I started to move however I had to close my eyes or remove the headset completely as it did make me feel unwell. However, as most people say it is something you do adjust to and I had no problems after a short time. If you only try these things out for a short time I can see why some people write it off. The screen door effect didn't bother me too much but the screen did seem a little washed out but I do think VR is now ready and we will see improvements in the future. I can think of three demos on the rift that really did the presence of VR well. The first is cyberspace, it looks such a simple demo but when that ride swings back and you are looking at the ground it perfectly captured the feeling weightless for a moment effect you would expect from a similar ride in real life. Second was the red of paw demo where the head tracking allows you to look around things on the shelves, probably a good demo to start people off on. And of course the battle of endor demo, looking behind you and seeing R2D2! For some reason I could not run this with juddering after some update and could never get it back working properly again. If I did I probably would not have sold the DK2. I'd like to get a vive at the moment but think I will do another round of graphics card upgrades first and let the price drop a bit.
  5. The Random Game Video Thread

    One of my videos here for the game EverQuest 2. This boss character was never intended to be killed as he is an important part of the story, if you attacked you would be dead in one shot. However with the expansions and new gear it was finally possible not to die right away, likely something they never thought about. There is more info in the video description but I managed to play 2 copies of the game on the same PC for damage and heals and after 35 straight minutes (shit loads of health)I finally got him down, he drops level 50 loot (I'm level 100) as I guess they never bothered thinking someone would kill him, he has been in the game since 2004. I'm playing 2 characters here btw, it was close at the end.
  6. Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I ran the SteamVR tool last night, happy enough but could overclock a bit further yet. It seems to run in a window for me and the GPU never seems to boost to the full 1501MHz I have it set at currently, not sure if that is full screen related but happy enough for now.
  7. Relaxing games

    My pics would be... Dear Esther - Fairly short but I find myself revisiting this Grey Matter - Point and click game Homesick - Very slow paced but good graphics and interesting puzzles Lifeless Planet - Fun puzzles and good sense of scale with the enviornments MIND - Path to thalmus - Haven't finished this yet but I like it so far.
  8. I have a 250GB one but tried to go to a 300 and it would not have it, I think that is more related to some drives work, some won't rather than a limit as I think you can go larger. Remember to get an IDE hard disk, I think you can go SATA but have to deal with converters and there may not be enough space.
  9. Resident Evil Zero Remaster due early 2016

    I have this on gamecube but never really played it beyond the first few screens as I didn't have a memory card, it was one of those things I would get round to playing some day but never did. As it was released on steam I thought I would give it a go as it was reasonably priced, interesting to see that the install was only about 12GB as opposed to something ridiculous like 45+ of the first game, no idea what used all that space. Anyway, graphics good, cut scenes a bit ropey on quality but seems ok and I started to play. Does this not have item lockers like the first game? I couldn't find any, if so I may just cry. Near the beginning Rebecca jumped down into the train car and is stuck in a room and bearing in mind I never played this game before there is a lift you can put items in. I tried it out and sent up a green herb to the guy and then the key so he had 6/6 items. I went all the way to the other end of the train, opened the door with the key and picked up another item when I went in there, then upstairs where I found the pointy thing (ice pick was it?) that Rebecca needed to knock something out of the keyhole in the room she is in to be able to open the door, only I couldn't pick it up as I had no inventory space, nor the shotgun, ammo or anything else. I couldn't see any lockers or anything so ended up having to go right back to the far end of the train, use the lift again to send items down to Rebecca, combine some herbs to free up 2 inventory spaces, then went all the way back again and picked up the ice pick and only then did the cut scene with the scorpion guy start. I'll keep going with it but that pissed me off!
  10. Life is Strange - Season 1 & Before the Storm

    I couldn't decide which to pre-order, I thought I would go back and cancel one when I had decided...too late!. For the money it's great, the PC version was about 5 quid cheaper so will probably keep that sealed and I have finished it digitally already. The picture book is ok but it would have been nice if it could have had a few more pages to it.
  11. Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I was F5ing like the rest of you but i'm not paying that price, I'll see how the HTC ends up. Me and another guy in the office were going to buy one if it was £300 or at a push £350 but that's pretty mental pricing.
  12. Your Favourite Retro Buy/Pick Up of the Year

    I bought Shining the Holy ark again, cost me £70 though, but great to play it again. I also picked up (yes picked up, I’ll call it what the fuck I want thanks very much) a sealed Japanese release of the game and Shining Force 3. I sold my official UK release of Shining force 3 for over £100 and bought a sealed new Japanese copy for £15, happy with that, I never liked 3 as much as ark. I might buy the official STHA guide at some point for the excellent artwork. Also bought a lot of the Saturn games I used to own again, I really hate the crappy cardboard boxes early games came in so all of these are the later edition cases with the clear plastic fronts and so in pretty good condition, anything outside of that I try and get on a Japan release as it's so much cheaper, often new and sealed and you can easily replace cases.
  13. Games you recently abandoned, and why

    South Park stick of truth - Amazing game but there's this bit a little way in where Randy Marsh teaches you how to use the sneaky squeeker. Theres an on screen display of the 2 analogue sticks and I swear I copy it exactly yet never managed to do it. If you fail you have to sit through the tutorial again. I must have sat through it 30 times and eventually thought ah fuck it, can't be bothered.
  14. Gaming and the workplace

    I work in an IT office so it's cool. My personal netbook is next to me downloading steam games at the moment. The guy next to me has a Wii and likes his gaming old school and has a hacked PSP, playing chrono trigger or some other RPG at the moment. Anther guy in the office is big on PC gaming and we chat about the latest humble bundle or bargains.to be had, we both bought oculus rifts. Other guy has a PS4 and was looking forward to the weekend a while ago when his girlfriend was out so he could stay in and play metal gear. Our resident polish guy also has a hacked PSP he plays on, mostly FIFA street for some reason but we persuaded him to try Final Fantasy 7 which he seems to like, he is at the train graveyard at the moment. I personally get loads of shit delivered to work, PC parts, master system, wii, sega saturn games and such but mainly game on PC.
  15. Life is Strange - Season 1 & Before the Storm

    Nice find, I pre ordered on XBox and PC It will only let you do one pre order at a time so had to do 2 transactions.
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