What’s the better Shooty McShootface? Plus, a little more VR.
Playing “Audioshield” in virtual reality on the HTC Vive, the first act of “Quantum Break,” and an interview with J.C. Herz, the first video game critic for the New York Times and the author of “Joystick Nation” and “Learning to Breathe Fire.”
On setting up an HTC Vive Pre, playing the VR adventure game “The Gallery: Call of the Starseed,” and crawling around on the floor while playing “Unseen Diplomacy.” Then (at 24:00), why the best thing about Nintendo’s “Miitomo” mobile app is that it got us playing Supercell’s “Clash Royale.”
A tightrope walk between the Twin Towers, why noses are the fix for simulator sickness, rhythm violence on the dark side of the moon, and the enduring influence of “Tron.” Chris reports from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR were all showing off games this week.