* Posts by matthehoople

6 posts • joined 18 Dec 2013

Oculus gift: VR biz to cough up half a billion dollars for ripping off software copyright


Re: "Oculus products are built with Oculus technology"

This is my biggest issue with Oculus. Total bastards in that regard. The _only_ reason I chipped in myself was because they claimed it was going to be open and hence usable on Linux. It was actually possible to use my DK2 on linux and steam for a while, so although it wasn't open source I had hopes I wouldn't have to switch to windross in order to use it.

So, as a result I find myself using it less and less nowadays.

Still, it's impressive technology despite what the anti-VR folk are saying here.

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph


Re: Retro Spec

Thru the Wall. Batty - pah! That came years later as one of the first tapes stuck to a magazine...Your Sinclair.

Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off


Re: A once brilliant comic....

'Black Bob' was Dandy. My 12 year old son loves the old Beano's and Dandy's - realises that new ones are a rip off and crap so we often have fun searchign charity shops for piles of old comics. The great thing is that he will 'understand' viz strips like 'Black Bag' when I eventually introduce Viz to him. I have a huge pile in the loft, ready for his enjoyment!

Minecraft developer kills Kickstarted Minecraft movie


Strange, I was chatting with my boy just yesterday about how 'they' will probably make a Minecraft film eventually. I don't have high hopes of it being any good though...still, I would support it.

Sega’s Out Run: Even better than the wheel thing


Except BJ on th ST was turd. The speccy version beat the pants off it.


Re: This and Space Harrier

I had to register to say this:

I was going to write almost exactly the same thing! I came back for 3 years to that same arcade in Ilfracombe just to haev some goes on Out Run. Yes, it was a bit knackered but it still bear the socks off every other game in that place. The last time I went there 2 years ago IT WAS GONE! So I asked the guy working there what happened to it and the words he uttered devastated me: "It's been chucked in the tip mate". What, I could not believe it. Damn, I would've paid good money for it. It still depresses me every time I think about it.


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