Monthly Archives: October 2016

PlayStation VR special: Part 1

In which Tom and Paul, giddy with excitement from the PSVR launch, recount tales of shifting violently from VR indifference to steadfast support following game-changing debut experiences.

Having both picked up the PlayStation VR headset on launch, they compare notes on the hardware itself and how it compares to PC-based virtual reality headsets before mulling over a couple of leading lights from the launch line-up: Thumper and Tumble VR.

Oh, and why smashing into things with your head is probably the future of gaming.

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Interview: Jonathan Burroughs of Variable State

In which the co-director of lauded first-person thriller Virginia joins Tom for a chat about forming his studio Variable State, signing with publisher 505 Games and developing a debut game that has raised eyebrows across the board.

Read more about Virginia (and sample the excellent soundtrack) at Virginia.game
The game and accompanying soundtrack are available to download on Steam and PS4. The game is also available on Xbox One.

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Playing Catch-up Shorts: Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour

In which your hosts discuss Resident Evil 7’s ‘teaser demo’ (by way of Project Zero, P.T. and Silent Hill 3) and the prospect of experiencing Capcom’s new direction for the series in the brave new world of VR. Or, you know, trying it for 30 seconds before flinging the sweat-soaked headset to the other side of the room.

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Playing Catch-up Shorts: Broken Age coda & Earth Defense Force 4.1

In which your hosts start putting out some bite-size morsels in-between the main episodes to try and maintain some semblance of consistency.

Having spoken about his experience playing through Broken Age in last week’s episode, a presumably sleep deprived Paul reports back having consumed 20 episodes of the accompanying documentary series in a week. Meanwhile, Tom takes on giant ants and spiders in EDF 4.1, a game which confidently straddles the thin line between breathtaking and preposterous.

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