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    I have to keep reminding myself that when people...

    I have to keep reminding myself that when people say SLF, they mean "Ship Launched Fighter" and not "Self Loading Freight", a term used by airline pilots to express their endearment to their...
  2. Portal is a good call. It's not perfect, but...

    Portal is a good call. It's not perfect, but then, it's hard to say what you could add or what you could take away that would make it more perfect.

    I can't think of any games that I can say are...
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    Six-axis FPS like Decent. None of the newer...

    Six-axis FPS like Decent. None of the newer remakes were much good :(

    Planetside 2 held my attention for quite awhile, for the pseudo-hover fighters and the idle banter of the RPS platoon. Elite:...
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    Having just done all my yearly accounts, I can...

    Having just done all my yearly accounts, I can tell you accurately that I spent 220 on Steam games in 2016, or just over eighteen quid a month. Not bad in terms of expenditure for a fun hobby,...
  5. Thread: Rift vs. Vive

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    I almost fell for all the hype around SLI VR,...

    I almost fell for all the hype around SLI VR, what with all the multi-card technology in DX12 an Nvidia's neat one-GPU-per-eye technique. I even built a flashy Haswell-E PC with all the extra PCI-E...
  6. This graph of Funding of Fusion Research...

    This graph of Funding of Fusion Research did the rounds of social media awhile back and paints a depressing picture.

    (I can't immediately find the sources for that graph though, so take it with a...
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    Very slight spoilers: I sat down and...

    Very slight spoilers:



    I sat down and solved the Jindosh Lock, and thereby skipping almost an entire level, by ignoring the in-game solutions and instead solving its Zebra Puzzle IRL on a piece...
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    My problem is that I have about fifty million...

    My problem is that I have about fifty million credits, but without military ranks there's not many ships to choose from. I could go for the Fer-De-Lance, maybe, or grind rank for a gunship and see if...
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    I haven't done much in Elite for ages other than...

    I haven't done much in Elite for ages other than mess about and play Arena occasionally, so I've lost track of the meta in the the new patch. I want to grind, specifically for money and Fed rep so I...
  10. Thread: Rift vs. Vive

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    Google Earth just came out on SteamVR, for free....

    Google Earth just came out on SteamVR, for free. It was already impressive on a monitor, but in VR it is an experience.

    It's just a globe at the moment, just the globe, and there's not much to do...
  11. I'd recommend the SteelSeries Rival 100...

    I'd recommend the SteelSeries Rival 100, which is fairly good for the price.

    I personally use the SteelSeries Sensei Raw, but that's a bit more expensive.

    Edit: I didn't see the second page of...
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    Futuremark have released the full version of...

    Futuremark have released the full version of VRMark on Steam, including a freebie demo. Which is my way of saying that I've just purchased yet another unnecessary benchmark and now I need to tell you...
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    The new SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection feature...

    The new SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection feature came out earlier than anyone was expecting, added to the beta branch just before the weekend. It's still a bit buggy, and doesn't support AMD cards...
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    I'm terrible at finishing arcade games. I play...

    I'm terrible at finishing arcade games. I play them through about two-thirds of the way, just to the point where the difficulty curve has finally killed me and provided a natural stopping point for a...
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    I totally agree. I'm still playing around with...

    I totally agree. I'm still playing around with FSX using the FlyInside VR mod, because a flight sim that just had its ten year anniversary is still mostly a better VR experience than equivalents...
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    I don't think anyone's talked much about...

    I don't think anyone's talked much about "Accounting" yet?

    It's a non-walking walking simulator from one of the creators of The Stanley Parable and one of the creators of Rick and Morty, and it's...
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    So, Serious Sam VR. As long as you want a cheesy...

    So, Serious Sam VR. As long as you want a cheesy nineties shooting gallery, it's the best cheesy nineties shooting gallery you could want.

    It's bombastic, ceaseless madness in the guise of a...
  18. Thread: Rift vs. Vive

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    I haven't seen the new Asynchronous Warping...

    I haven't seen the new Asynchronous Warping that's in beta in the latest drivers yet, but it's supposedly pretty good. Have you tried it?

    When I said GPU power, I meant in the context of powering...
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    I wouldn't worry too much about choosing one...

    I wouldn't worry too much about choosing one headset over another. They all have the same issues of GPU power and display resolution, which is ultimately limiting what you can do with them and makes...
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    I've never really used a system guide, I just...

    I've never really used a system guide, I just pick parts based on reviews, but here's a few reliable sites:

    All the cool kids seem to be using PC Part Picker these days, but I don't have much...
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    New patch notes...

    New patch notes:

    "Engineers piloting Scythes, Reaver or Mosquitos will enable health regeneration on the vehicle equivalent to rank 1 nanite auto repair system but with a 12 second damage delay....
  22. Thread: Total Warhammer

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    Just for laughs I made a vampire army to get the...

    Just for laughs I made a vampire army to get the "Flying Units Only" achievement. Sixteen units of Vargheists, three Terrorgeists and Mr. Fangs himself riding an undead dragon. Admittedly this was on...
  23. If you have your heart set on an ultrawide...

    If you have your heart set on an ultrawide monitor, Dell still sell the u2913wm, a 29" 2560 x 1080 IPS monitor that gets good reviews and is now quite reasonably priced given that a new version is...
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    There's a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD Card ...

    There's a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD Card for 26, but otherwise it's been really boring.
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    There was a study...

    There was a study recently that claims that you can reduce nausea by temporarily restricting the viewer's FOV as they rotate. It looks quite practical for a Space Engineer style game where you aren't...
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