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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 16:05 
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Bought one of these today... my goodness its ridiculously good fun.

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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 17:50 
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Played Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

It might just be because it was the first thing I’ve played where you shoot at stuff in VR but ... EXCELLENT! Man alive, I can’t wait to play it tonight in the dark.


Did you end up buying a VR kit then? I must've missed that, glad you're enjoying it. ☺️


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 18:40 
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Bamba wrote:
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Played Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

It might just be because it was the first thing I’ve played where you shoot at stuff in VR but ... EXCELLENT! Man alive, I can’t wait to play it tonight in the dark.


Did you end up buying a VR kit then? I must've missed that, glad you're enjoying it. ☺️


IT AMAZING.

Seriously though. AMAZING.

Do you have the move controllers and do they improve the immersion much more? Shooting with the pad was just great as it was. Pew fucking pew. I was surprised how accurate I was just with the pad. I bet the Vive is out of this world.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 18:54 
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You definitely want the Technodicks. Without them you can’t play the best stuff on PSVR (I Expect You To Die, SuperHot.)


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 19:28 
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Satsuma wrote:
Bamba wrote:
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Played Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

It might just be because it was the first thing I’ve played where you shoot at stuff in VR but ... EXCELLENT! Man alive, I can’t wait to play it tonight in the dark.


Did you end up buying a VR kit then? I must've missed that, glad you're enjoying it. ☺️


IT AMAZING.

Seriously though. AMAZING.

Do you have the move controllers and do they improve the immersion much more? Shooting with the pad was just great as it was. Pew fucking pew. I was surprised how accurate I was just with the pad. I bet the Vive is out of this world.


You're playing Rush of Blood without the Move controllers? That's a mistake. With Move controllers you get a gun in each hand. Man, if you're enjoying it now...

For sure though: go buy the Move controllers, they're so much better in the shitloads of games that support them.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 20:11 
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I’ll definitely be doing that now.

I’ve just had my folks around. My dad was going nuts for Until Dawn and my mum about had a heart attack on The Last Guardian. She was scared witness just looking at Trico! So I got her to look down over an edge and then pushed her forward. She almost shat herself. Mean, but it just proved how immersive VR is to all ages.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 20:25 
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Satsuma wrote:
I’ll definitely be doing that now.

I’ve just had my folks around. My dad was going nuts for Until Dawn and my mum about had a heart attack on The Last Guardian. She was scared witness just looking at Trico! So I got her to look down over an edge and then pushed her forward. She almost shat herself. Mean, but it just proved how immersive VR is to all ages.


I've strapped most of my family into it plus a load of non-gamer mates and everyone's had a blast. Part of it's the 'Wii effect' taken to a better conclusion i.e. presenting people with a computer generated world that's easy to grasp *and* interact with. Getting used to a standard controller is rewarding but it is a very real barrier to most people.

It still doesn't take much to confuse people though. Arkham VR, for instance, generally goes down well but you still see people struggling to remember which button is grab and which is for teleport. And the levitate controls in IEYTD still annoy the shit out of me so I wouldn't expose any non-gamer to those; which is a shame because it's an incredible VR experience otherwise. Essentially, having to use interface tricks to paper over the inability to properly move within a space means it's still not properly universal.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 20:31 
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I’ve just had a similar experience. Asking my dad to sit there and shoot things was an easy wild ride for him. Trying to communicate teleporting to different locations to my mum was an uphill struggle I’m still not sure she properly understood.

We tried a car racing game though (Tiny Trax I think) and neither could control the tiny vehicles but they both loved the experience of looking around the track, standing up, looking underwater and behind them in VR, while I moved the car around. It was fascinating to watch my dad shifting from watching it on TV and taking the piss out my mum to experiencing it himself and doing the exact same things she was (including trying to touch the onscreen obstacles).


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 20:36 
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Everyone I’ve put in IEYTD has managed the telekinesis controls, but I agree they are clunky on PSVR. (They’re far better on PC, where you drag on the controller’s glide pad.)


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 20:38 
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If you're looking for dad recommendations,* I found the Headmaster and Driveclub demos most effective. Driveclub can be configured to use the controller as a sort of virtual steering wheel using the accelerometer so if you do that and choose auto gears it becomes essentially a go kart simulator which anyone can pick up. And Headmaster is just a piss laugh in general.

*I realise that sounds a bit sexist but my dad drives and plays football, my mum is interested in neither of those things. My sister also loved Driveclub though.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:42 
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Sat: Get the Kitchen "game".


What’s it called? The kitchen? Get the Kitchen? I must know.

NB: Move controllers amazoned!


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:44 
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Sat: Get the Kitchen "game".


The RE7 thing? But it's a pish 'experience', especially compared to the Beginning Hour demo.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:46 
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Satsuma wrote:
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Sat: Get the Kitchen "game".


What’s it called? The kitchen? Get the Kitchen? I must know.

NB: Move controllers amazoned!

Kitchen.

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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
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Actually, as a mate of mine recently asked for PSVR freebie recommendations this list might be useful to some. Apologies for the formatting, it's copied straight from an email.

The Last Guardian VR demo: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Rec Room https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Demo disc 1: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Demo disc 2: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Bound demo: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Spiderman film tie-in thing: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

Resident Evil 7 Begining Hour: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

CoD Jackal Assault: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

The Playroom: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/pro ... -st-111284

The two demo discs between them have shitloads of contents; there is some cross-over between them but they've both got loads of stuff that's exclusive to them so well worth getting them both. the RE7 demo has a lot of content as well, it's reaqlly much more than just a wee demo and apparently has multiple endings and all that kind of thing. The Call of Duty one is a space dogfighting level that's been ripped from the most recent game and handed out for free. Rec Room is some kind of online multiplayer hub thing with loads of games you can play in there; apparently the paintball is the highlight. The Playroom is a Sony thing full of minigames, most of which are designed to be played with other people in the room. I haven't touched those but there's a single player 3D platform game thing called Robot Rescue that's just a lot of fun and is well worth checking out.

Note that some of the games on the store also have free demos that I can't find on the website as separate download for some reason. So if you just go to the VR section in the store on the console itself and browse through what's there some stuff will have a free demo.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
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Isn't the COD one DLC?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:48 
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From that list, absolutely definitely grab the CoD thing and The Playroom for Robot Rescue as they're both great fun. In terms of full games with demos I couldn't find at that time, get Statik as it's very cool.

Also I absolutely fucking adored Bound in VR; though it seems I was kind of alone in that.


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Isn't the COD one DLC?


Nah, it's a level from the main game that's been spun out as a completely free download for everyone. I haven't bought a CoD game in about ten years--and certainly not on the PS4--and it was happy for me to grab it. There's no depth to it but it's slick as fuck, just like you'd expect, and the initial high speed launch into space is the sort of thing that in VR leaves you properly grinning.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:53 
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Bamba wrote:
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Sat: Get the Kitchen "game".


The RE7 thing? But it's a pish 'experience', especially compared to the Beginning Hour demo.


I’ve got Resi 7 - is this one of the DLCs? I doubt I can be bothered to play the campaign again but if the DLC stuff is good in VR I might see how much the season pass is.


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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
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@Bamba: Yeah, I've got it. I guess they did it as DLC first.
@Sat: Just get it. It's free!

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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:57 
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Wait, is Beginning Hour VR compatible now?

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 Post subject: Re: PSVR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 21:58 
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Bamba wrote:
From that list, absolutely definitely grab the CoD thing and The Playroom for Robot Rescue as they're both great fun. In terms of full games with demos I couldn't find at that time, get Statik as it's very cool.

Also I absolutely fucking adored Bound in VR; though it seems I was kind of alone in that.


I will seek out all of these, thank you very muchly.

I might even try and finish Bound in VR too since 2D left me cold.


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Satsuma wrote:
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Sat: Get the Kitchen "game".


The RE7 thing? But it's a pish 'experience', especially compared to the Beginning Hour demo.


I’ve got Resi 7 - is this one of the DLCs? I doubt I can be bothered to play the campaign again but if the DLC stuff is good in VR I might see how much the season pass is.


To clarify: all of the main RE7 game and it's DLC is playable in VR with no extra cost. What I think Grim is talking about is a very short standalone VR thing for RE 7 called something like The Kitchen which was was made for VR but that I wasn't that impressed with. Its right there for free on the PSN store so check it out. You should certainly check out the full RE7 game in VR just to see it though. I understand that you wouldn't want to play the full game through again but it's an incredibly well done VR version so worth seeing even if only for a few minutes.


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Wait, is Beginning Hour VR compatible now?


Um, it always was; wasn't it? I picked it up specifically because of its VR compatibility and have never played out with VR. It's been my go-to 'look at how awesome VR can be' thing from the day I bought the kit.


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Satsuma wrote:
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From that list, absolutely definitely grab the CoD thing and The Playroom for Robot Rescue as they're both great fun. In terms of full games with demos I couldn't find at that time, get Statik as it's very cool.

Also I absolutely fucking adored Bound in VR; though it seems I was kind of alone in that.


I will seek out all of these, thank you very muchly.

I might even try and finish Bound in VR too since 2D left me cold.


Bound isn't a great game as a base experience, but I found the VR implementation honestly transformative. I'll be curious to see what you think.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 22:10 
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Fucking hell, this thread has been such a boring fucking monologue at times. Sorry folks, I'll shut the fuck up now. :(


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Bamba wrote:
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Wait, is Beginning Hour VR compatible now?

Um, it always was; wasn't it?

It was not. It is now. I am pleased.

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Everyone I’ve put in IEYTD has managed the telekinesis controls, but I agree they are clunky on PSVR. (They’re far better on PC, where you drag on the controller’s glide pad.)

On Vive maybe. They're not that great on Rift.

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Oh my god Superhot was a good recommendation. Thank you Gaywood. I've spent about two hours on it and feel like I've had a calisthenics work out.

Two questions - does it autosave? I've quit out and I'm hoping I haven't lost progress, but couldn't see any menus or anything I could access.

Second, how do you throw straight? That's the one bit I've been struggling with. It could do with a shooting range or something to practice in.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 15:45 
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Yes, it saves each time it says “Super. Hot. Super. Hot”, between each linked sequence of levels.

Throwing straight is hard. Try “pushing”, moving your hand in a straight line. Don’t put an arc on it.

Re: callisthenics, I’m told you look like you’re doing tai chi when you’re playing it!


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