More Vive, ‘Quantum Break’ & J.C. Herz

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.”

HTC Vive & ‘Clash Royale’

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.”

GDC 2016 Field Report: VR Mania

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.

E3 2015

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.