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Job Simulator

Job Simulator review

The future is frying eggs

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7 months ago

Feature: VR is here to stay

The best VR games on PC

Ever since Half-Life: Alyx came out earlier this year, virtual reality has been going from strength to strength, so we've put together a list of the best VR games you can play on PC right now. It's by no means a complete list, as there are now more great VR games than you'll ever have time to play, but if you've just bought yourself a…

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3 years ago

Vacation Simulator is a sandy sequel to Job Simulator

We should have seen this coming. Job Simulator devs Owlchemy Labs have announced Vacation Simulator, which brings the slapstick VR work 'em up to Vacation Island. Job Simulator was all about trying and failing to perform mundane tasks while being jeered at by robots, so Vacation Simulator will probably be about trying and failing to relax while being jeered at by robots. Don't confuse that…

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5 years ago

Feature: The future is frying eggs

Job Simulator review

Spring is tentatively Springing. The outside world is becoming more and more appealing. Yet I eschewed sunshine and the joyful company of my capering 2-year-old for what? Why, for performing menial chores in the dark, with an LCD screen mashed directly onto my eyeballs. Job Simulator [official site] is a cheerful satire of a possible future in which robots rule the world and recreate the…

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Job Simulator Gets An Actual Game Mechanic

The future historians at Owlchemy Labs have painstakingly researched a fourth profession for their 2050-set virtual reality Job Simulator [official site]; that of Automotive Mechanic. I once had to fix the tyre on my bike* so I feel like I'm well qualified to judge how faithfully they've managed to recreate the experience. I'm going to say it's pretty faithful, right down to the throwing things…

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6 years ago

Feature: Virtual cartoon hands, that is

Hands-On: Job Simulator On Valve’s Vive VR Headset

The Vive overwhelmed me when I first tried it at GDC, but after playing through Valve's hand-picked demos for a general sense of the VR headset, I went back for a second time to play more of Job Simulator [official site]. Of the game-like experiences I've had with the device, it was the best - better even than Valve's own Portal 2 vignette.

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Job Simulator: A Peek At One Of SteamVR’s First Games

"There were once places beyond reach," explains the chap hired to provide grandiose gravelly vocals on the overblown launch video for Valve's virtual reality system, Vive. "Sights unseen," he adds as some guy dramatically takes an entire cosmic dustcloud to the face. "They called to us and let us hear. A world within ours - wild and without end. Welcome to a new reality."That new…

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