Recent content by Sonicks

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    Rift S

    Recently got a Rift S to replace my stolen OG Rift and I gotta say I like it a lot. Before I "had" to buy an S I had reservations about it because of it's specs and controllers but honestly it's pretty good. The resolution bump, as small as it is, actually makes a huge difference over the...
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    Nintendo Switch

    As a huge Panzer Dragoon fan I'm rather disappointed with the way the remake looks. To me it lacks all of the aesthetic\mood that makes the series unique. The remake's graphics and art design are bright and borderline cartoony looking. Doesn't seem right at all. Other than that the E3...
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    Unreal Engine is Getting Destructable Environment Support

    They are flat-out using Robo-Recall assets for this demo it looks like. They should add this to Robo Recall!
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    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    I'm not worried if it will suck. It looks like a solid headset. I'm more concerned about the fact that this is a part that they can manufacture at a lower cost than the previous Rift and' it's existence is to replace the old SKU rather than it being a a true Rift 2. I guess that's why they are...
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    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    I read the Ars write up about this. I was hoping it would be a headset upgrade only but it includes new controllers as well. Not sure how I feel about the lack of an AMOLED or the 80hz but it didn't seem to detract all that much from the overall experience. Twice the resolution is a nice bump...
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    Logitech M185 and Other Mice are Vulnerable to Keystroke Injection

    I felt the way you did but this past August I snagged a free wireless Logitech G305 at Quakecon (as well as the wired equivalent) and I have to say the battery thing is not a problem in the slightest. To date, I've only changed out the single AA battery in the mouse once and that's considering...
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    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    The myth that the FB app hot mics and listens to everything has been disproven and Facebook themselves deny this. Though it definitely seems suspicious at times when you converse about something and suddenly see advertisements for it, there is apparently some algorithmic magic going on between...
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    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    I thought we had crappy Change Control at work. 14 hours is a long time to pin-point and roll back configuration changes....
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    Man Spends a Week Inside VR

    "Dream in virtual reality", huh? I played Super Hot VR once while waiting for some shrooms to kick in and after I took the headset off real life became a situation where time would only move if I did.
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    VR Rhythm Game 'Beat Saber' Sells over 1 Million Copies

    With VR, motion sickness is a very real thing. It's just a built in side effect with having your entire viewing field engulfed by the headset screen with no real world frame of reference. About the AA games....I honestly don't think it's a thing that is tested much at all since motion sickness...
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    Sony Censors the Butt Out of Devil May Cry 5 for Western Audiences

    This actually puts the whole situation in better context. It's a (misguided) financial decision they are making here. They want to maximize profits on a global market place and not have to worry if game X, Y, or Z will be "controversial" in region A, B or C. Why they are choosing to censor...
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    Sony Censors the Butt Out of Devil May Cry 5 for Western Audiences

    This seems to me a misguided decision by Sony alone, because the PC and XBox versions are unchanged, rather than some "SJW" conspiracy. Move along folks, there's no outrage to be found here.
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    New Study Claims Piracy is Driven by Availability and Price

    I tried to argue this at work with a coworker and was met with the counter arugument: “but what if I don’t like it?”. Got me thinking. I tried equating the “not like it” argument to things like food, or movies, or just other general things that we buy and aren’t satisfied with but it wouldn’t...
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    Mimicking RTX Global Illumination with Traditional Graphics Techniques

    Let’s judge the first generational implementation of real time ray tracing against the decades of development with rasterized lighting techniques. Makes sense... I dunno, part of me loves the idea that ray traced global illumination is a great representation of the real world but the other part...