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I'm on the Brink of Being Obducted; Farewell...

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Re: Twice
Max The Magnificent   8/31/2016 5:52:51 PM
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@Antedeluvian: ...I didn't think you would descend to an Americanism...

I hang my head in shame :-(

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antedeluvian   8/31/2016 4:46:19 PM
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Max

I didn't think you would descend to an Americanism:

Now go back and watch it two more times

What happened to "TWICE more? I know thrice has disappeared and "twice" now appears ready to follow with "once" in the wings. I rant in vain.

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Re: Obducted...
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2016 5:58:53 PM
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@Rob.B: ...The only thing I miss is the potential interaction with other players...

That's something I've been thinking about -- I don;t want to bump into 100s of other people, but it would be nice/fun to be in the VR version and explore the world with a couple of close friends.

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Rob.B   8/30/2016 5:42:21 PM
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You could actually play without sound, as the text is posted as (the few) people talk, but the sound and music are huge parts of the ambiance. Worth the wait. :-) 

Once you start, don't be in a hurry. Sure, there are puzzles to solve and objectives to meet, but just exploring and seeing what CYAN has put into these worlds is a major part of the experience. The only downside is that you end up having to do a lot of walking (or running) to get between places, at least until you get the doors unlocked.

The only thing I miss is the potential interaction with other players you (can still) get with "Myst Online, URU Live", but this is a worthy successor to "Myst", "Riven", and "URU."

 

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Re: Obducted...
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2016 5:14:33 PM
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@Rob.B.: ...I'm using a VIZIO 43" 4K TV on the wall of my computer room, and the detail is out-of-this-world! I also hadn't included speakers for the new computer, figuring on using a headset, but the TV provides sound via the dataport-HDMI connection...

Oooh -- sounds very tasty indeed. I picked up a nice monitor this morning -- my speakers arrive tomorrow -- after I've connected everything together and launched Obduction on it I'll post a follow-up blog

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2016 5:11:28 PM
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@Rob.B: ...Short of going with a VR set, for which I'm still evaluating models anyway...

Check out my next column on the sets I've evaluated and conpared -- I hope rto post it on Embedded.com tomorrow

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2016 5:10:02 PM
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@Rob.B: ...I was lucky enough to get my hands on an NVIDEA Gforce GTX 1080..

Oooh, I have "Graphics Card Envy" (I only have a 1070)

 

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Obducted...
Rob.B   8/30/2016 5:07:10 PM
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Max, I was "Obducted" within a couple hours of receiving my code email last week, and it IS fantastic! It's also incredibly addictive. Watch out!

I actually used the published specs for the game as a data-point when designing my new PC, with the intent to eventually use VR, and to "future-proof" the machine as much as practical without going completely insane. It looks a lot like your rig, including the extra decorative LED lighting, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an NVIDEA Gforce GTX 1080. 

Short of going with a VR set, for which I'm still evaluating models anyway, I've found that putting it up on a large-screen TV as a monitor works very well. I'm using a VIZIO 43" 4K TV on the wall of my computer room, and the detail is out-of-this-world! I also hadn't included speakers for the new computer, figuring on using a headset, but the TV provides sound via the dataport-HDMI connection.

One last bit of advice; Don't lose yourself in these worlds. It's so very easy to do!

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