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Mild Psychonauts 2 spoiler (exterior of third brain entered) 

This happened in my most recent session, also. Proudly made in Unreal Engine 4

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In the middle of my Psychonauts 2 replay and I think my favorite level isn't in any brain, it's the public park/tourist trap in the hub. It's a charming, vast, and dense area to hang out, do low-priority missions, and enjoy a few good dialogue trees in

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TECH COMPANIES: We're revolutionizing communication for the Ready Player One future! Your grandpa WILL put on our new headset to see the create-an-avatar we're selling of your upper body as a Jedi
ME, LOADING MY PLATE AT A BUFFET TABLE: Hmm? Oh yeah, new headset, sure thing

OK, if the Keihin assault I just dealt with is any indication, some bosses do in fact block this, most enemies just don't seem to think to do so

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Update on Judgment, I'm on chapter 7 of 10 and I've solved combat: just get the move where you jump off a wall and hit the grab button, Yagami wraps his calves around an enemy's neck, spins in a circle, and flip-throws him. It requires no heat and appears to be unblockable

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My interim model for VRChat (until I actually finish a model for myself) is just this lil' lizard mage I picked up in a public world, apparently a simplified version of a 3D model by enalrem, based on 2D art by Alex Braun. Its staff is an amazing tool to gesture with

Capturing some video of my playthrough of this, out of sensitivity for spoilers I'll probably stitch together a few noteworthy minute-long clips and upload them (sans commentary) as a single video

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The one downside to this mod for a first playthrough, the right-holster tool (signalscope) is used frequently throughout the tutorial, the left one (translator) not at all -- so I only now rediscovered it exists after seeing dozens of patterns and wondering what they mean

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No discomfort yet either (not even in 6DOF spaceflight!), though I'm going to have to play around with graphic settings just to see what my PC's capable of reliably getting away with

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Three hours into the Outer Wilds VR mod (the way I'm doing my first playthrough) it feels almost like an official product, even though my WMR setup means I'm having to intuit its button layouts through trial and error

It's got online multiplayer too, far better quality (and cheaper) than Clubhouse Games on Switch

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I've been playing Kemono Mahjong a lot as a kind of default activity, both Android and PC versions. Truly a legit rendition of the riichi game, I enjoy seeking out ideal tile patterns alongside an international group of animals with day jobs store.steampowered.com/app/150

Some game companies really do just respond to enthusiast demand for legacy content by allowing conditional access to a bad version you're meant to mess around with for 15 minutes to see how SD the graphics are compared to the modern franchise entries they sell at full price

The new card's here and my 3DMark score has doubled! I just went through another Alyx chapter; the new hardware's not a complete panacea for framedrops in VR but it's enough of an improvement to hold me for a few more years

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The default WMR spaces feel weirdly hostile, also; some VRChat worlds recognize that it's comforting seeing human amenities even if you can't physically access them (like kitchens, bathrooms, and exit doors). Cliff House and Skyloft are offices with couches and little else

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It also allows you to skip that area and go directly to SteamVR on headset startup, an upgrade from my current process (enter nerd house -> fire up Desktop window -> find Steam -> target/click tiny SteamVR button -> enter other nerd house where I can actually do things)

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HP pressured Microsoft to finally update the Windows Mixed Reality UI. The headset currently boots up to one of two home environments, apparently they still take up resources while you're using other things. The update lets you replace them with a void and a list of apps

(Oh, and I've been playing through Alyx regardless of this because I've been a Half-Life fan since 1998, I knew I'd play through it more than once)

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(this has kept me from seriously firing up titles like Boneworks, Elite: Dangerous, and Obduction, I figure I wouldn't get a good experience in any of them until after a hardware upgrade like this)

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