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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar Kazzy says:

    I’m revamping my workout routines, allowing myself to indulge a little too much in the winter doldrums. I’m also more or less fully recovered from the nasty injury I sustained during my last half-marathon in March of 2017, so time to get back out there with running. I actually made it out for a 5K on the almost-1-year-anniversary of the injury and it felt good to complete a race, even if it was a short silly one. Now it’s time to push.

    Not sure if any of that counts as playing but it’s probably the best I got right now.Report

  2. Avatar Will H. says:

    I’m in the process of modifying my headphones.
    These things need a power amp.
    2 x 12″ @ 200w is my baseline.
    I know these headphones can’t keep up, but I can do what I can.

    Oddly enough, I don’t really feel like listening to anything.
    I just want these headphones to work properly; i.e., much louder.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Do you think a person that tends to get motion sick at IMAX theaters would be able to handle the experience with this VR interface?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      For watching movies in the VR interface? Absolutely. Have a bucket nearby.

      For playing video games? I honestly don’t know. I could see how the movement of scenes in IMAX would be nausea inducing but the immersion of the VR within a generate virtual environment would not trigger the same parts of your brain.

      Seriously, it feels not like a difference in degree but a difference in kind.Report

  4. Avatar PROFESSOR ESPERANTO says:

    > Fallout 4 VR

    Why won’t they let Obsidian create another chapter for Fallout, instead of dopey fantasy games?

    I sometimes play Minecraft on an Esperanto-only server. http://esperamondo.net/, if you’re interested.

    Today I went to the Brooklyn Museum for the David Bowie exhibit. Three hours later, I realized it was “weird theater geek makes good” rather than “contemporary mystic redpills normies with modern legends”. Not enough of the man, but plenty about his acts and personae.

    It’s ongoing ’til July and one of the security people said they’re sure the exhibit will be extended yet again.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      I believe that the official argument is “why should they? New Vegas only got an 84 on Metacritic while Fallout 4 got, lemme check here… wait. Looks like an 84.

      Anyway, Fallout New Vegas is estimated to have sold 12 million copies worldwide.

      Fallout 4, by comparison, *SHIPPED* that many copies to retailers at launch!

      Which might have you ask me, “But Jaybird! Aren’t you comparing apples to oranges there?” and I will tell you “I honestly thought that the Fallout 4 wiki page would have a sentence dedicated to units sold by this point (or a somewhat recent point in the past) and I’m confused that there isn’t one.”

      They just say that Bethesda has announced the Fallout 4 has outsold Skyrim without releasing further details and we know that Bethesda has announced that Skyrim has sold somewhere around 30 million copies.

      So assuming no shenanigans, Fallout 4 moved two-and-a-half times as many units as New Vegas so why in the heck would Bethesda want to ask Obsidian to make a game that won’t move anywhere near that many units?Report

      • Avatar James K says:

        Obsidian seems to have moved out of the AAA space in any case – they seem to prefer to do their own thing these days. Fair enough, I just wish they weren’t so wedded to the Infinity Engine combat system.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird says:

          It’s like looking at Werner Herzog and asking “why doesn’t Marvel throw 200 million at HIM to make a superhero movie?!?”

          You know what? That would be one hell of a movie that would probably stick with me forever.

          Put Kinski in it as the antagonist.

          Wait, what was I trying to argue? Oh, yeah. I think that gaming is wandering toward the theory of creation that Hollywood currently has: Spend hundreds of millions to make billions rather than spend millions to make tens of millions.

          Making a perfect little gem that will appeal primarily to connoisseurs and not have much appeal beyond that group of snobs with pinkies extended is something that very much appeals to me… but I’m a snob with pinky extended.

          I can see how the big-budgeted companies don’t want to play small ball for critical acclaim anymore. If they were the type to do that, they’d be giving speeches about “quality” in dinky little companies like Obsidian instead of creating huge games for Real Companies like EA or Ubisoft.Report

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