Day: May 3, 2019

Microsoft’s oxymoronic controller could be the most immersive VR peripheral yet
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Microsoft’s oxymoronic controller could be the most immersive VR peripheral yet

Microsoft has revealed a new level of haptic feedback that can be built into a rigid controller which makes it feel like you’re squeezing a stress ball between your thumb and forefinger. Yes, the TORC device is solid, but tricks your brain into thinking it’s squishy and in doing so Microsoft is suggesting that “oxymorons of haptics might be the new normal.” read more

The Cure’s best-selling Disintegration album was nearly derailed by Elite
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The Cure’s best-selling Disintegration album was nearly derailed by Elite

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ – the critically acclaimed eighth album by the seminal English rock band, and their best-selling record to date. As it turns out, The Cure would unwind from their hectic schedules by playing the original Elite – until the addictive game threatened to become a fatal distraction and had to be banned. read more

This skatepark mod turns Rocket League into Tony Hawk
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This skatepark mod turns Rocket League into Tony Hawk

Rocket League lets you manage all kinds of four-wheeled stunts and aerieal manoeuvres, but the physics allow so much room to play with your car’s abilities that it’s a shame there’s no proper playground for them. Thankfully, the Steam Workshop has provided a bunch of options to remedy that flaw, and a recent release opens up a full skatepark to turn Rocket League into Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. read more