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Unprofessional Fridays: 01/12/2018

We hop on our bike and chat with some people virtually, kupo!

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Jan. 12 2018

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Matt, Jason

Posted by: Jan

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Brad's face sums this episode up perfectly.

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Kupo!

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Shit gets weird.

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Hey guys, audio is a bit loud. Might want to lower it a bit!

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Jan's deck game is improving by the day.

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Turns out, this was the run

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Couldn't they use the Punch Out room for the Lightning Dodging?

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Brad and Jeff don't like moogles talking kupo :(

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Watching Jeff use that weird teleport function to move in VRChat hurt my soul. I just don't understand why you would do that when regular analog stick movement is a thing. Can the Vive controller not do that like the Oculus one can?

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Watching Jeff use that weird teleport function to move in VRChat hurt my soul. I just don't understand why you would do that when regular analog stick movement is a thing. Can the Vive controller not do that like the Oculus one can?

Analog movement in VR causes motion sickness for a lot of people.

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Analog movement in VR causes motion sickness for a lot of people.

I really wish more games would give you the option though. Personally I find the teleportation movement to be more disorientating.

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Hey guys, audio is a bit loud. Might want to lower it a bit!

I'll take loud audio over quiet any day. I have to turn other stuff down to like 10% volume to hear GB videos at full volume over them.

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WoW talk always bringing me back. The first argument I ever had with the last girl I was seeing was about how much easier and more approachable new WoW is vs OG/BC WoW was. I started playing about halfway between the OG launch and BC's release and I definitely remember getting money from the guild to buy my first and probably only mount until things changed. That game was something else back in the day. I wonder if anyone will ever make a game like that again. With how popular stuff like Dark Souls is I'm slightly surprised no one has tried to make a mainstream, difficult to progress in MMO. Especially with how they could expand beyond simple time in grade style stuff that seemed to dominate early WoW achievements.

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@boiter said:
@stordoff said:
@ripelivejam said:

Analog movement in VR causes motion sickness for a lot of people.

I really wish more games would give you the option though. Personally I find the teleportation movement to be more disorientating.

i think it's one of those things where when you are playing the game, the analog movement can cause the person in VR motion sickness because the analog stick movement is kind of weird and slow and your brain has a tough time keeping up with what's going on and before long it can make you feel weird and queasy, but if you're watching it on a tv it looks fine and normal.

and on the flip side of that, the snappy teleport option has no analogue stick movement and reduces the motion sickness feeling for people in VR, but then looks awkward and janky for people watching on tv.

Like always, I'm probably talking out of my ass. I've had very very limited experience with VR personally. But, being pretty susceptible to motion sickness in games myself, I'm kinda just assuming I would experience that in VR, even with the teleporting. Who knows, maybe VR is the magical thing I can handle just fine regardless of how it's portrayed. I agree that having an option at least would be ideal.

Echo Arena seems like a pretty neat compromise, as (from what I can tell) it doesn't involve analogue stick movement but it's still free roam/free movement in a way as you can push/launch yourself off things. Maybe it feels more natural as a result. The key is to make every single VR game zero-G.

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GB West really wants to get into rap, last week we had gun noises, this week we have airhorns haha

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@boiter said:

and on the flip side of that, the snappy teleport option has no analogue stick movement and reduces the motion sickness feeling for people in VR, but then looks awkward and janky for people watching on tv.

I meant specifically in VR - teleportating (or the fixed camera angles for rotation) throws me off and does not feel great (not sure it's quite motion sickness, but it throws my balance out), whereas smooth motion feels fine.

I do have a long history of inner ear infections though, so I'm kinda used to what I'm seeing not matching up with the rest of my balance system to some extent, so I might just be interpreting it differently to other.

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The last section was amazing VR chat or whatever that was looks great hahaha

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Jeff interacting with random people in VR is one of my favorite things on this website.

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It's a shame they didn't look beyond the most basic worlds in VRChat, or their own avatar menu at all for one. There's the Cafe from Persona 5(with P5 music playing), Firelink Shrine from Dark Souls. You can find panels in Firelink to make your avatar look like the various characters from the Dark Souls universe. But for a little while just looking at Firelink in first person gives a wholly different feel from running around it in normal Dark Souls manner.

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Awesome, Jan is a great addition to the team! Also RORIE commenting on everything is the best!!

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WoW talk always bringing me back. The first argument I ever had with the last girl I was seeing was about how much easier and more approachable new WoW is vs OG/BC WoW was. I started playing about halfway between the OG launch and BC's release and I definitely remember getting money from the guild to buy my first and probably only mount until things changed. That game was something else back in the day. I wonder if anyone will ever make a game like that again. With how popular stuff like Dark Souls is I'm slightly surprised no one has tried to make a mainstream, difficult to progress in MMO. Especially with how they could expand beyond simple time in grade style stuff that seemed to dominate early WoW achievements.

EverQuest still stands out to me over how difficult it was but from what I understand, live eq now has been watered down a lot to match mainstream mmo's.

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Breaking Brad: Dodge That Lightning

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Ugh, that Knuckles meme is the fucking worst.

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I have always loved Rorie and he has been on fire lately. I would like to see Jeff dip back into VRChat some more. May be find a Duke Nukem avatar and just roll with that.

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Wait, was that Zimos I was hearing towards the end there?

They brought up Hard Corps: Uprising, and here I am booting that up again. Check the wiki here for the place where I got most of my wiki points!

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Pretty weak UPF.

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A fixie is a fixed gear bike, aka the pedals are connected to the rear wheel at all times. No free wheel. If you pedal backwards, you go backwards. You stop it by leaning forward and stopping the pedals.

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congrats jan

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I was surprised by how much I've been liking Dissidia. Not a big Final Fantasy fan.

I think perception is this games biggest challenge. Because what the hell is this game? The closest thing is those 3v3 Gundam games(and their peers) but that's not even 100% the same.

Just think of it as a competitive class & hero based third person action game. Kind of like Anarchy Reigns or even Powerstone. Then see if you like it.

Someday someone will make me that Character Action versus game. Where you play as Dante vs Bayonetta vs Ryu Hayabusa but it plays like a full blown character action game. Dissidia will do for now :p

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Saying "hard r" in VRChat is not a good idea if you're not into that sort of thing.

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VRChat is the best of times 10% of the time.

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Are you Chris?

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Am I getting old? Because that Dissidia stuff was incompreHENSIBLE.

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I like that new purple rim light they got on Jeff during the VR segment

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The mario hug was so pure.

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shout out to Jan! Great work!

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Said "Beachfront Avenue!" at the exact moment Jeff did. Respect.

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Hanging out in The Roost is INCREDIBLE

Are you Chris?

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What's with the wild variation in stream volume lately? Is that part of what they were trying to fix the other day?

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well, that was something. This was the best possible way to find out what the hell VR chat is.