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Free and open source RTS 'Zero-K' releases on Steam on April 27th
12 April 2018 at 3:07 pm UTC

I don't know if it was mentioned, but this looks like the src:

The Talos Principle VR is now live with a discount for owners of the original
19 October 2017 at 5:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

I did buy it last night.

I already had the original, and tried the vr flag a few months ago. If I remember correctly, since it was just an iniatial attemmpt back then on vr, it looked a bit odd. Or it could have been me as I was just starting VR then.

Then I played through the whole original game in 2d mode. It was good on its own. Could have done without all the reading....

Anyways, last night I had tried it out quick to do just 3 sigils. It worked well. Be aware, I'm on Windows for my VR stuff.

It had a couple walking modes, both were comfortable. You interact with your hands that are the robot hands. Grabbing a Jammer, then when placing it, using your look direction for your target.

Now since I had already played through the original game, it was kind of an extra cost (original was CDN$ 8.24 for me), but I will probably re-play it anyways.

I had earlier also bought the Road to Gehnna, which I have YET to play, so I will do that all in VR.

A look at DwarfCorp, a game about profit and exploration
17 October 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC

After struggling for a while with version differences, I finally got this to compile and run!!!
Windows only for now, but will try to get the Linux export working.

The Talos Principle VR will have Linux support
11 October 2017 at 5:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

Regarding movement: Do I HAVE to use the room tracking, can't we use just the head gear and the two controls while sitting?

It all depends on the game. Some require moving around a room, some are optional, others again use no movement and are sit down games. Steam game pages are pretty good at detailing all of those specifications.

The Talos Principle VR will have Linux support
11 October 2017 at 3:15 pm UTC

The Vive: Is amazing. VR is not overhyped, but it's absolutely true that you have to see it to believe it.

It really is...

I read this morning some news site questioning whether VR has "jumped the shark". Some claims were threats of AR gaining popularity, as well as possibly VR going the way of 3D TV.


VR and AR are completely different beasts. If you have experienced full VR immersion into a new world, AR's projecting things over real-world pales by comparison.

And as far as 3D TVs.... That really wasn't immersion, that was a 2.5D, windowed experience compared to VR.

In fact, I am considering an upgrade in the future:

TIC-80, a 'fantasy computer' is now open source under the MIT license
4 October 2017 at 4:02 pm UTC

Rolz73Ok, I am not sure why everytime I see "Open Source" I expect that I have to build it.

A 'duh' moment I remembered that GitHub repos usally have populate "Releases". Lo and behold, all kinds of platforms there ready to play...

Just now got the linux version built. WOOHOO!

TIC-80, a 'fantasy computer' is now open source under the MIT license
28 September 2017 at 12:19 am UTC Likes: 1

Ok, I am not sure why everytime I see "Open Source" I expect that I have to build it.

A 'duh' moment I remembered that GitHub repos usally have populate "Releases". Lo and behold, all kinds of platforms there ready to play...

TIC-80, a 'fantasy computer' is now open source under the MIT license
27 September 2017 at 8:44 pm UTC

Very cool.

I was able to get it built at work today while waiting on other builds. But this was on a Win 10 machine with Visual Studio Community 2017 installed (followed the basic instructions). Did have to do some research and tweak the SDK installation a bit. But eventually got a running TIC-80 going and tried a few samples.

Currently trying to get a linux build done. As expected, many problems but will power through them.

The beautiful space combat game 'EVERSPACE' finally lands on Linux in an unofficial form
12 September 2017 at 5:11 pm UTC

I already bought this to try out on VIVE, Win 10. But will definitely try in on my Linux install tonight. Ubuntu 17, AMD R9 390.

So if it works on that, I will be impressed.

The HTC Vive just had a price cut, VR just became a little more accessible
22 August 2017 at 12:10 am UTC

QuoteHas this price cut made you more likely to buy one


Still can't see VR taking off. The PS4 variant's "only" ~£340, and that's still too much to pay for such gimmicky tech in my opinion.

I think it's far from gimmicky but if you're a really active gamer the content can still be a little limited (even on Windows). The tech itself has a fairly wide variety of uses. Not just your traditional gaming but fitness, meditation/relaxation, new kinds of cinematic experiences, social... What it adds to even just the gaming is not some one-time trick as far as I'm concerned. Being able to look around and interact with the game world with your own hands that are perfectly tracked (as opposed to the hopelessly inaccurate Wii-style motion controllers) is a very powerful interface.

Personally I had pretty much stopped playing games because I no longer found them all that interesting and then came along VR. For me it's been a revelation. I do admit it may not be for everyone but that doesn't mean it's a gimmick either. The recent Oculus price drop has sold a lot of headsets so I wouldn't be so sure about it not catching on either.

I felt exactly the same, games were starting to get boring, same genres different skins. But VR, yeah it has re-ignited gaming for me.

Some not so great devs, not taking care of the 'comfort' settings. But then there are those really polished titles, that make it amazing. I have problems with the Zombie-like games cuz when those hoards keep creeping right up to you, or sneaking up behind you, WOW!

Even a few old gems in the library, old games with VR tacked on. On of them was a lunar lander like one. Still had to use the keyboard, but what an experience actually having to fly/float around in a lander, worrying about physics and of course fuel.

Then there are the educational like titles, Google Earth is pretty spiffy. I looked George Washington on Mount Rushmore right in the face!

Btw, I recently moved and left my 46 LCD tv behind as I really stopped watching it. Replaced it with a VIVE, no more expensive than a decent TV.

And as far as hardware to run it on, still using the rig I built in 2010, with RAM upgraded to 24GB, and a Radeon R9, 390. Not the top of the top, but haven't run into too many performance issues.

One caveat. Had to setup a Windows partition just for the VR.

I believe this edition of VIVE will be around for a couple of years still. Definitely can't wait for the next addition for some 4K per eye resolution whenever that comes around. Lighter headset, etc. By that time it will probably be time for a new computer build as well.

I will be all in!

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