We started Nintendo’s latest masterpiece on the Wii U instead of the Switch, and then rebuilt our finicky VR setups for Epic’s free Oculus Touch shooter. Plus, what game did Chris give up for Lent?
Is the first “Assassin’s Creed” movie better than the first “Assassin’s Creed” video game? Plus, what JJ is playing in VR with Oculus Touch.
Act 2 of “Kentucky Route Zero,” plus an intriguing Oculus shooter and a little “Auralux: Constellations”
We pre-ordered Rifts in February. They’re both finally here. We talk about “Lucky’s Tale” and compare the hardware to the HTC Vive. Then, Chris talks to Gabriel Winslow-Yost, an editor at the New York Review of Books, about why he plays video games, even when he’s a little ashamed of it.
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.
Chris talks about putting his hands on — or his head inside — HoloLens, Oculus Touch, “What Remains of Edith Finch?” and “No Man’s Sky.” And not playing “Fallout 4.” JJ confesses to a compulsion to donate money to “Star Citizen.” Plus: The ambient sounds of Rhode Island frogs.