VR - Is it really going to be a success? Or, thanks Time for starting a discussion!


Level editor for Overload out now :

Now all they need is more varied environments.


Lone Echo has $10 off at the Oculus Store. I was waiting for a sale to see what this is like… but $30 isn’t much of a sale. I picked up Subnautica as my VR indulgence so I think I’ll stick with that.


Lone Echo is fantastic. If you like space at all, buy it.


Two week review - really, really fun purchase. The $75 credit is a great way to get people like me to try a variety of games early, so it doesn’t linger. So far:

Setup and intro / Oculus First Contact - blew my mind, really great demo
Ultrawings - great, fun game. Keep going back to it. I do feel the motion sickness when I use rudder, but otherwise it’s fine.
Landfall - more of a twin stick shooter than strategy game, but good fun. When I realized I could walk around and lean in it was eye-opening.
The Climb - great sights, but my computer performance isn’t quite there. Will try again on lower settings and thinking about a PC upgrade soon (GTX 960 4GB).
Anshar Online - this one is a miss for me, don’t like the control scheme.
Apollo 11 VR - just tried it, seems interesting / educational.

I just bought a bunch of games on Steam Sale to try:

House of the Dying Sun
American Truck Simulator - seems to require some mods to get VR
Eagle Flight
The Solus Project


When I yaw wildly by misapplying the rudder it’s sickness inducing. When I finally settle down and make actual smooth coordinated turns it’s not much of a problem. So in a way it’s quite realistic and a good flight trainer.


perhaps you should try a flight sim. More realistic aircraft motion (which ordinarily is not very wild at all) should help keep the motion sickness at bay. DCS is a free download and you get to fly a P-51 mustang warbird for free.

Il-2 battle of stalingrad / moscow / kuban is another great choice. It is ww2, and therefore very well suited to VR. Dont sweat it if you find aircraft handling hard at first, there’s plenty to enjoy if you do airstart quickmissions. Learning to fly is fun!


Nope. Just opt into the relevant Oculus beta branch on Steam and use the -oculus launch command. You’ll probably also want to use super sampling to reduce aliasing if your rig can handle it.

Guide here.


(for some people that is involvement and pc-gamer masterrace hackery that borders on entering the matrix)

Yeah that’s quite neat. Did they fix the traffic sign textures so you can actually read those at a realistic distance? Haven’t fired it up in ages.


I don’t really bother with the traffic signs so I don’t know, to be honest.


Thank, will give it a shot. As mentioned above my PC may not be up to it but I’ll try.


Anyone take the plunge on Seeking Dawn? Looks interesting, but sounds like it has issues.


Well it’s released without spending any time in early access - in this day and age that almost seems worth supporting regardless of the quality of the game! :)

*though it seems they have plans for a bunch of new content before releasing on PSVR, so I guess it’s not really finished. :P


The sequel to Rise of Flight a WW1 flight sim just made it into pre-order status. If you buy in now, you get a ten buck discount and early access to the Fokker Dr.1 and a SPAD to match. It is VR nirvana. These planes are tiny and the world gets accordingly huge because of that.

The spad is fairly docile and easy to fly. The triplane is more of a handful and will have you scratching your head why it is skittering all over the sky.


Just got an email this morning from Magic Leap. You can get your own creator edition leap for the low, low price of $2,295!


Let us know what it’s like when yours arrives! ;)


It’s only available in like half a dozen US cities because each one is hand delivered.


It was showing as being deliverable to me, but the wife would kill me if I spent that kind of money.


For that price it better include Grant Morrison magicking it out of a hat.


Apparently they cant produce them in high numbers because they are too busy high fiving their marketing department whilst knocking back bottles of champagne for each sale.


Being completely unfamiliar with the Vive and its store, what’s this mean for me as a Rift owner? Is the Vive store just a website I’ll be able to buy games from or maybe even subscribe to with the plan?