OK, my VR headset is here; it's a Samsung Odyssey+ with controllers. I was cagey about the model because I worried people would ask "why not a Rift S or a used first-gen Vive?" but at first glance the performance seems absolutely stellar for what I could afford

Bonus, I ordered it out of frustration with having to be cooped up in the house, but my order happened to land just before this week's Oculus announcements, which apparently had loads of people scouring eBay for something they can count on not to require a Facebook account

Just about everything VR-compatible in my Steam/GOG libraries works without tweaking, I'm satisfied; I plan to pick up Kingspray and the deluxe Deemo Reborn next month at the very least

Last night, late at night, I found myself wanting to experience other environments, so I fired up VRChat and toured a few usermade worlds on my own. It made me want to try my hand at designing living spaces and places to explore

I realize there's a honeymoon element in effect here, but I think I'll always want the ability to experience environments through an HMD from here on. Granted, I'm the sort of person to still fire up Mirror's Edge: Catalyst in 2020 just to hang out in its world, but still

I recommended Obduction to Phen the other day (we both have it from a recent GOG giveaway) even though it only runs alright on my semi-modern PC and I hadn't yet solved a single puzzle in it, just because the sense of place in its open world is so strong

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