I watched Terminator: Dark Fade and I found it okay. Since every Terminator movie (except Salvation) is basically just a variation of the same movie, I enjoyed it and …. well nothing much to be angry about. Also Mackenzie Davis has an awesome physique.
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RE: Last movie you watched
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
During the holidays and taking time off, I almost caught up on One Piece. I was 80 episodes behind.
Whole cake island arc was good but as often a little drawn out at the end. Scene with Sanji and Pudding at the end was nice and sad. … After this, some recap episodes that I actually liked since it linked some past evens with current ones and you could see some old characters.
For the new Wano arc, they seem to up the production value a bit with some small changes in the art style fitting the Japanese theme. Just a few episodes in and little girl Otama might be the cutest thing ever. And immediately got emotional with the rice cooking scene and learning about her life…
RE: VR Allies
Wolves in the wall: It’s all over
It’s a free title on the oculus store, and description says it is early access but what you play might be the first chapter of a more interactive experience. But OMG it was amazing. So you play as an imaginary friend of a little girl. Really good animation as she walks around you. Kind of Pixar quality. Some really smart interaction and play with the possibilities of VR. In one scene you have to make some photos with a polaroid cam and at some point she pics up one of those photos trying to convince you that there are wolves. Also you get a magnifying class that magnifies. …
I am really impressed and it is one of the experiences you would show to demonstrate VR to your friends.
RE: General Gaming Deals/Giveaway
Not a fan of the Epic Games Store and I only very reluctantly get the free games each way, even if I already have them. But this week it is really worth it, because the Trilogy of Batman Games, that is Lego Batman and the Arkham Series (minus Origins) do not cost any money (though I already have them).
RE: Ooblets (PC/XBO)
Had the games on my Steam wishlist for years. Normally I would be a lot more displeased but with Double Fine out of publisher business, I was concerned about the game and I think it probably was the easiest solution for them. Doesn’t excuse the long development time, changes in core gameplay (I think they changed fighting with dancing) and made up excuses in defense of the epic store. So I am not sure if I going to buy it. Also, if your game is all about good vibes, you should not make it an exclusive on the epic store (and probably any store).
RE: VR Allies
One thing people complain about is that there are not a lot of full games and too much “experiences”… but I love them.
So recently, the French/German TV “culture” channel Arte released three VR experiences on Steam VR and one last weekend on the oculus quest store. Those on Steam were about some famous paintings, e.g. Edward Munch The Scream, and visualization of the painters notes or interpretation behind the intentions of those paintings… They were Okay.
On the oculus store, they released “Notes on Blindness”, about notes of a writer who became blind. So he describes the world how he observes it through sound and you see this ingame by blue point clouds and shapes when a person/object makes sound. Together with positional audio, it makes a fascinating experience.
And couple of weeks ago, also on the quest (previously on the go/gear vr), there was “Anne Frank house VR”, where you walk inside said house and get some excerpts from her diary. Getting an idea about the dimension of the rooms is something you probably only get by visiting the house in real life or VR.
RE: Last movie you watched
Alita: Battle Angel. As far as Manga adaptation goes, it is probably very good. I liked the first half of the movie a lot better, sometimes a lot of exposition but good world building. Did not like the Motorball parts. Even they went out of their way to introduce it to the audience, it still felt kind of out of place for me. One reason the second half was not that good. Some rushed stuff, some questionable dialog and speeches, and somehow the movie just ends with not so much of a climax. Action scenes were great, especially the way Alita moved. Had a fair amount of dismemberments that I didn’t expected.
RE: I need your help with my MA dissertation Allies
I took part in the survey but was a bit uncertain about the “creators Patreon community” question, since they were the first I had to answer. I don’t really care for the community aspect and felt only the question starting at 15/16 relevant for me. Mostly 15-17 only.
As I am currently have to read/ check some master thesis, let me point out that question 10.2 and 10.5 are the same question. :)
RE: VR Allies
Steam-Summer-Sale! With VR capabilities I finally have a reasons to buy more games. Last Sales I pretty much skipped because I have all the games I wanted or at least enough of them…
Not played a lot but first impressions of two highlights:
Everspace: Had it on wishlist for couple of years probably. Rogue like space shooter/survival game, I think. You can use a controller to maneuver and it gives you the option to aim independent by headtracking, and that feels awesome. Have to get familiar with the controls but it’s a game I want to play more of.
Skyrim VR: I shudder thinking about starting modding again because the 1000hours or more I “played” Skyrim, half of it was spent testing mods and trying stuff. Its Skyrim, in 3D and VR, alright! Problem is, like no other game I get compression artefacts because of streaming and it sometimes looks like a 360p video on youtube. Definitely have to try some graphic mods and one that enables an actual first person body instead of just hands. If I get this working, I might finally finish the main quest line…