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  1. Meat

    Oculus Quest

    Anyone know if we can use these now without a real fb profile? Reddit posts seemed to suggest people were doing this but can’t find a confirmation.
  2. The precariousness of loading. They say nothing worth having comes easy. A game used to be well earned, not only financially (?£60+ in today’s money), but it needed time and graft to run, from the program commands to the implementation of a vibration-free zone while the tape loads. And even after all that, it wasn’t guaranteed. Getting to the start screen was a victory itself, often surpassing the range of emotions the actual game evoked.
  3. Declare that one null and void pieces of shit!
  4. Can a mod please merge this thread with Triple A’s original one? I spot you @redbloodcel @Baring @velma !
  5. Forgive me my dude, I did a title search but didn’t find this, mods can you please merge? I’ll delete it regardless. @squirtle @bradigor
  6. I propose this beauty: Soukyugurentai, which I’ve recently come to know and keep repeating to myself. It’s a well rated Japanese shooter that unfortunately goes by ‘Terra Driver’ in the west. What a terrific utterance, try saying it fully. At once I am transported to the motherland. The contours of my facade are transposed by Hironobu Sakaguchi's, perhaps even those of Hiroyuki Sanada, my facial gestalt precariously shimmering like a deepfake as I solemnly declare those wonderful syllables, Soukyugurentai.
  7. Duck Hunt perturbed me for a while, couldn’t unhear ‘let’s play da c***’, which is terribly rude.
  8. Meat


    What an utterance this word, Soukyugurentai, say it, straight from the motherland. The contours of my facade are transposed by Hironobu Sakaguchi's, perhaps even those of Hiroyuki Sanada, my facial gestalt precariously shimmering like a deepfake as I solemnly declare those wonderful syllables. It will never be Terra Driver, not in my dwelling at least.
  9. Meat

    Oculus Quest

    What happened? I really want one of these but not enough to convince me to assimilate into Facebook.
  10. I hated Sony for that reason too, until I joined the dark side. Perhaps it wasn’t hate but fear. Fear that I erred and this electronics behemoth was going to render my wager and me obsolete. Is there really much of a difference? Also I consider Sony an underdog relative to MS. Maybe there’s something in that as well.
  11. If I’m being honest with myself I’m more emotionally invested than it deserves (zero) and I’m not wholly sure why. It’s shameful and degrading. I feel positive when Sony/Nintendo outdo MS, their marketing seemingly doing a number on my brain. I wonder if I can consciously undo it. Acknowledging it probably helps.
  12. Isn’t the PS5’s SSD speed double the Xbox’s? Along with the PS5’s other I/O optimisations, I wonder if we’ll ever see that borne out in real world performance. Hopefully not bloodily. I’m also in the DualShock preference camp. With the unique pad, exclusives and VR likely on the horizon, as well as the other reasons I already mentioned I’ll be going with PS5. I’ll get an NVIDIA card if something really compelling comes out for the Xbox. Ultimately of course I hope they both sell equally well. Can’t trust any corporation on earth with anything approaching a monopoly.
  13. Another consideration is whether the console offers a unique experience not found better elsewhere (PC). MS seem to be going for the SX as an extension of Gamepass model whereas I think Sony have made getting a PS5 more compelling with emphasis on exclusive games, the unique pad and storage I/O. PSVR2 potentially adds to that sense. if there’s a Series X game I really really want, I’ll get the 3080(ti).
  14. And a muddy video on the net yaroze mini.
  15. Yes, the bias cultivated isn’t the cartoonishly brazen variety (usually). Make no mistake it’s an apparatus that empirically works. As Mike said, these budgets set aside aren’t an act of charity. As implied by Alex and Darren there are practical difficulties to impartiality (due to the current socioeconomic setup) with potential consequences to access etc. It’s particularly striking with companies like Apple. DF to me seem more impartial than most, there’s a sense they genuinely strive for it and I love their output. We just can’t ignore the fact that no one is impervio
  16. That’s not the expectation. Yes I am intimately involved in this kind of thing professionally. Not that it matters.
  17. Yes. Sure partial ethics has its advantages but it’s not a particularly lofty goal.
  18. Unfortunately true. I did say “in many places”. And even in hospitals/wards where they still allow this practice it’s been massively scaled back, limits etc. Of course there should be none at all.
  19. I generally like DF’s output. Let’s not be naive though, both MS and Sony will be looking to inject bias at every single turn, especially in popular/influential outlets like DF. Corporate lobbying isn’t always ham-fisted bags of cash. In this case simply having their travel and accommodation paid for by MS is a competing interest. There’s a reason this kind of practice was eradicated in many places in eg the medical/pharma industry, where factual veracity matters a bit more.
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