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VR question?

Why dose no-one ever calibrates there headsets???

O_o I’m getting sick of ‘Let’s plays’ where there ether off centre or shaking like madmen.


 

Hello everyone, it’s me (life is now going back to normal). It’s never easy losing a love one. Made worse when you can’t burn the body until the month after (nice ceremony).

Don’t know what I’m going to do about the blog, I don’t really want to pay for crunchyroll and funmation  is acting very shifty as a company.

Just have to see how things go.

 

 

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I found my answer: Are games too hard?

It’s a non question with non answer. For the question doesn’t have a base for the question, and the formula is always changing for the base.

The problem with the question ‘Are games hard?’ is that you have to presume there is a written standard for what is considered a normal games. Is there a list in the studio telling them what the average persons mental capabilities are?

When someone makes a game there going to base the difficulty on what there head deems doable. Even if they did make a ‘easy, normal or hard mode’ it would still be based on what they deemed should fall under them sections.

Then you have the problem of puzzles that test different parts of the brain.

I don’t really have a solution the problem, this is due too many people having different mental skill sets.

You can’t win.

You can ether play the game, or you can’t.

You just have to do your research before buying a game.

Driving myself a little mad (when am I not)

You might find this a little strange, but I have been thinking a lot about a big question in gaming at the moment: Are games too hard?

Here’s my problem, I don’t think that is the question? It feels like the question people want push, but it isn’t the true question at hand.

You see the problem with the question is that it’s too broad a question, at what point do you draw the line; Are phone games too hard, bored games, roll play, word scramble, bat and ball. Even if we just look a consoles we would need to narrow that down.

Is the difficulty from the questions?

The game is too fast?

Too much to keep track of?

Too many buttons?

Too many commands?

Or are we talking about artificial difficulty?

This is when they make a game hard just for the sake of being hard. This was tactic used in the of Arcade games to get more money out of you/ make short games last longer.

If you struggle with a particular style of game, your not going to play that game.

What is the true question?

I have feeling that I know the answer, but I don’t think many gamer would be happy with the questionIt’s an issue I have taken with modern day gaming for a very long time, and I feel the excuse people have been using won’t hold up much longer.

T_O I’m going to watch some anime and chill.

psvr problem (I hurt myself)

To be fare, it was an epic way to hurt yourself:”I punched a puffer-fish!”  *I was an souvenir that someone gifted me.*

XD Because I had headset on, I could feel any pain….but I was bleeding.  I only knew something had happened when I heard a crash.  I hit him with such force that I managed to dent him (I’m annoyed, but proud at the same time).

Shock by this turn of event I decided to research just how much room did the psvr want?

psvr: 60 square metres

60 square meters – 645.835 square foot

Me: “Are you high?”

 

Sony, you do realise the the average uk house doesn’t have that much room to spare? In fact, that’s my entire front room (with furniture).

There is no way in hell that I can play this headset safely.

Why can’t I set the radius of the camera?

Just give me an option in the settings to set perimeters, this way games that want me to move can adjust to my limitation.

I would also like the ps4 to tell me when I have moved from my starting location.

 

Guess I will just have to stick to VR games that are stationary for now.

Got PSVR (turned into a ps4 rant)

I caved.

^-o After my dad showed me what it could do I was hooked.  I don’t like the ps4, and this wiring system kind of accentuated why.

I got psvr because it’s most accessible (I want to play fnaf vr). Any one who says, “simple to set up” is lying.

If I have to read the manual in order to figure out where each plug goes along with each being numbered, that’s not simple.  Plus you have the added joy of it using its own power adaptor;

  1. You have power to the box.
  2. Power to the headset.
  3. The box has to go though a cross box.

Now here is the odd part: If I unplug the power the the headset, that turns the box off.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING TWO POWER PLUGS!

^-o *Sony Seem like it wants to channel the spirit of the ‘saga cd’.*

Having all the plug located in the back of the ps4 makes hooking up/disconcerting  the VR an aggravating experience (reminds me of old CRT TV’s).  It’s a console that lays flat, this means each time you change cords you NEED to lean it forward in order to see the ports (This wouldn’t be a problem if the cords where’t short).

Couldn’t we just have a circuit switch/button on the cross box?

I guess it was just one of the short comings involved with creating the VR headset so late into the consoles life.

HAY PS5, fix this problem!

While I’m on a little ps4 rant, Why does the controller vibrate so violently? Who looked at rubble and said, “It need to feel like a washing machine on fast spin.”

In conclusion,  my dad is really happy that he now has someone to talk VR with.

My bad week.

On Thursday my grandad died.

This week has been one of the most painful times in my life, but Tuesday had to be the worst. On that day I had to go see my grandad for the last time…he didn’t know my name, or what I looked like.

I stood there in silence until I found the courage to speak…Which he reacted to. He could’t speak that much, he seemed to slip in and out of coherent thought.

I held his hand and stroked it, I didn’t know what ells to do. When my Nan said that I had to go I let go, but he grabbed. I froze.

Even though I know that my hand was forcefully parted from his, and that I said goodbye, in my heart he is still holding my hand, and that thought makes me cry every time.

Seeing him like that hurt.

On the Wednesday I got home from work at 8:30am and allowed myself to feel what had been delayed from day-before, my skin went pure white! I have never had this happen before….so I just got on with my-day; it was kind of like being drunk, but your head still knew what was going on.

I think this reaction happened because my head equated the image of him laying there to an animated corpse. I’m happy that I got to see him, but my inner senses are confused (in short: the brain is dumb).

When he finally did go everyone felt relived, for he went peacefully in his sleep.

I’m still going to miss him.

Rest in piece grandad.

THE PROMISED NEVERLAND ending impression

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Only the kid with white hair is animated in this scenes.

I finally finished this anime, and it was……meh. Every time an anime that know how to manipulate tone comes out  it ALWAYS gain some level notoriety. This doesn’t always mean it will that it will end up being a good show,  it just means it’s really good at manipulated you.

The problem with these finds of show and me is that I don’t react to emotional empathy. You might say, “Your cold hearted” I do feel, I just don’t react to other people emotions (it’s honest to god problem in my life).

Y-o circumstances can make me cry…which is why this show kind of angered me with its ending. It was too tidy and too happy!

You could have a too ending for this show:

  1. Emma stayed back to become a mother.
  2. Have Emma leave and come back 2 years later.

By having her just ‘leave’ you kind of have no conclusion to your show. Did they live? How did they find food? Won’t they be hunted down?

You could of even made Emma mother of the wild children.  There is so many possibilities!

If we are going to be grim, all of them kids life behind are going to die because you destroyed there shelter, food and the educational equipment.

 

Now let’s discuss the dumbest part of this ending:

  • Mother hears a song as a child
  • Mother get pregnant
  • Son hears song as a fetus
  • Meets son again
  1. How did he hear a song that she heard as a child???? The show never establish that this was a song she humbled a lot (I don’t remember her doing it).
  2. How did he know that was his mum? Or was I meant to take it like how everyone ells calls her mum.
  3. How can you say she cares about the kids and say, “I need his brain.”?

This entire saturation could have been easily solved by just say:

  1. She instinctively recognised him (mothers intuition).
  2. Have her son burn alive in front of her.

He didn’t need to be there in the end, in fact it would have been way more impact if he wasn’t there. This would have been Emma’s last shot of escaping the despair, along with giving a good reason for mother to reflect on how she feels towards the children.

 

The show too many points where it over explained what was going on, too the point were I felt that the show was getting a little pretentious. I think the moment the show though me out of its world was when they had a 4 year old explain to Emma what he understood about the saturation and why they needed to stay behind in order to save the group.

O_O THAT IS ONE MATURE 4 YEAR OLD!

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I really don’y understand why episode titles look so quiptic (it’s just the date).

I really don’t get why this show made such simple things so hard to understand yet,  on the other coin the would simply blow over the more complex logistics of how everything functions.

WHY MENTION GRANDMA! She isn’t relevant to the story.  You could have had assistant to mother just send a letter, when the time came this lady would walk out of the shadows and just stay, “We don’t like how your melding with a farm that creates high quality goods” Then get her to piece the flower into the woman’s stomach.

By getting someone ells to do you take away from the depravity of the situation.

I don’t think that Norman is dead, I think he will probably be used as stud (how ells are they going to make babies). That sense that was handled really well, it created tension without straight up  telling me what was going on….I just wish the rest of the show was like that.

Final thoughts: It’s not a bad show, it could do with being a little less wordy (it’s anime, not a book).

T-o How do people deal with this?

How do you deal with the pain of a family member dying?

I’ve just been randomly braking down into tears; I know what is going on and what will happen…. what is the use of crying right now? My head is so confused, I haven’t cried so randomly since I was a teen.

The thing is…..I know that in my heart of hearts…that this current stage is the easy part, it’s only going to get harder.

Think I might have to get back into anime posting just to try and take my mind off of all this madness.

How have I been?

why have I not been so active? At the moment my entire family is trying to deal the idea of my grandad dying.  I have a close family, so there are  lot of different reaction/responses to the shock of what going on.

This entire saturation has been making me think a lot about relationship I have with my dad, along with what he told me about his relationship with his dad. Happy mother’s day mum, but I find of need to show dad a little bit more appreciation at the moment (ironic).

To make him smile I did something I personally didn’t want to do, I played ‘PSVR’ for the first time. I come from a family of gamer’s, this tracks back to the days a ‘ZX spectrum’ (It was the XboxoneX of its time), when my dad had to write long strings of code in order to play games (he apparently owned both visions).

 

I first got to see and ‘SNES’ at my grandad’s, my first edutainment pc game along with my first time playing the ‘game boy’. I even remember the first time my grandad introduced me and my brother to the ‘Philips CDI’, “That thing Is huge!”.

From my cousin showing off his ‘DS’, playing the ‘Nintendo 64’ in my parents room (he hooked it up to a tv on the side of his bed for some reason) or even the first timer my dad got a home a PlayStation while my mum was sick (she technically owned that console).

 

Since are family is made up a one boy and two girls my brother would make me play two player games. My older sister does play games, she just doesn’t play them with her younger brother….she did with me though. That could be because my brother was a ‘bad gamer’, in the sense that he would get very aggressive when he lost and egotistical if he won.

This lead to my family using me as there champion during a family gaming sessions, “You must fight for a family honour.” The only problem is that because of my adrenaline issues I can only play for so long before my body gave up (it was important that I beat him the first time).

I’m a lot better at been relaxed when playing games now … but I still sometimes go a little numb when playing a heated game of ‘Splatoon’.

 

My dad wanted to show me a game called ‘Rush of blood’ on the psvr, he tried to show me it last time I stayed…but I turned him down.  With all with insanity going on In my family at the moment I wanted to make him smile, so when he offered this time round I said yes.

My mother didn’t want me to play it, but I insisted that I would (he picked that game without telling me at first).

I have a question for anyone who has played VR: Have you ever pressed your eyeball to the lens of the goggles? I couldn’t make out the distance.

Dad: “What do you see?”

Me: “Are old dog.”

Dad: “What?”

*Takes headset.*

Dad: “oh yeh!”

The ps4 had kicked me out into the log in menu (The TV wasn’t on).  The problem was that the two controllers weren’t sinking up with the game correctly, we eventually got it working.

So my mum,dad and db turned on the TV so they could see what I was seeing.  I got to my first killer clown and just shouted, “DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE!”

*shooting like a madman.*

My dad apparently had a huge grin on his face while my mother my mother was bemused by my reaction (I don’t know why).

DB: “She reacts this way even when not playing VR.”

*Skyrim; killing giant spider*

Me: “DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE,DIE!”

DB: “It’s already dead.”

Me: “JUST, MAKING, SURE!” *continues hitting it with a sword.*

It only happens on the first kill.

 

^-o I really enjoyed it, the fear you experience is more akin to riding a roller coaster then true disturbing terror.  Even the jump scare at the end had me laughing more then scared (guess it helped having people in the room).

*I was always aware that I was in a game.*

The other that he wanted to show me was ‘Astro Bot’; I can’t imagine how odd I must have looked while playing this game.

You take control of a little robot with the controller and a camera with your head. This means you are leaning forwards to look around walls and moving up and down to change your perspective.

 

Dad: “You will have to play more next time!”

It was great getting to see my dad so cheery during such hard times. If we have to use this as a form of bonding, so be it.

 

 

Game streaming….they didn’t answer my one question?

Google yesterday announced ‘Stadia’.

I have many question about this service, My biggest one being: what is running these games?

They showed and bragged about how good they are at creating HUGE games and HUGE servers, but what dose any of that mean if the game doesn’t run? google,”There are no limits.” That’s a lie.

With Microsoft my question was always,  “How are they going to distribute this?”

When it come to google my only question is, “What is this powered by?”

Do you know why a console is so big? it’s because that  box is filled with all the chips and programs required to run the machine.  Even if you want to play your ps4 on your phone you still need to have your console on.

If you don’t want the box to be with them, you need the box to be with you.  We are talking about a game console with the power to run over million players at once! its that an amazing thought,  a single computer console running one game for that many people. Even if you did have subordinate towers taking the strain you still need the master to do all the redirecting/processing.

^_O That’s the beast I want to see!

At the moment it looks like google is going to power millions of individual consoles,  which seems both insane and impractical. The amount of power reacquired to run that set up is unimaginable.

Streaming a video or even loading a page is not the same as running a game.

XD That wifi controller, it feels like a hacking disaster waiting to happen (connects to the router).   Imagine the fun you could have annoying people in public wifi spots.