Game Junk Podcast Episode #30: Playstation VR


0:00 – Intro
6:15 – Headlines: Nintendo Switch Reveal
54:30 – Review: Playstation VR
1:46:30 – Hot Button: No Man’s Sky False Advertising Claims
2:18:50 – Other Stuff We Played: Forza Horizon, Forza Horizon 3, Lunar Silver Star Harmony, Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, Final Fantasy IV / V / IX, Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, The Jackbox Party Pack 3, Recore, Batman: The Telltale Series, The Wayne Investigation, Headlander, Madden 17, Pac-Man 256, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, Gears of War 3, Terraria, Tricky Towers, Rebel Galaxy, Capsule, Punch Club
3:02:20 – Junk Mail: Nintendo Turning Over a New Leaf, Favourite Genres + How Working in the Industry Affects Our Enjoyment of Games, VR Pitches, Resident Evil 7, Best Game Designers, DLC, Destiny, Clash Royale / Clash of Clans, VR Content for AAA Games, Rapid Fire Questions
3:40:10 – Outro

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  • Colin

    Daaaang, that’s a dope-ass lineup of topics, boys!

    Quick hot take: Danganronpa again?! Is Huck still working his way through this thing?

  • Larry Morgan

    What is the cool intro song?

  • Larry Morgan

    nvm found it

  • Chris

    Saying that the WIIU was a disappointment is a stretch. I would take the innovative and creative approach of games such as Color Splash, Splatoon, Woolly World and Captain Toad over most AAA titles.

    Nintendo gives you familiar faces but then mixes up the mechanics in a way (for better or worse) to give the player a new experience.

    In terms of financials i would have to agree but the quality and variety of “first party” games have always been top notch.

    Here is another question. If the switch received third party support from the heavy hitters would you actually buy that version?

    I run the gamut as far as games i play and have always welcomed Nintendo’s 3-4 first party titles a year. It breaks up the never ending sequels and gives you that joy of creative and challenging puzzles which just warms the heart.


  • Sean

    I like some of those games too but after 4 years there just weren’t enough of them. It feels to me like they gave up on the system about halfway through, once they realized that the sales just weren’t there.

    Re: Switch third party support. Not sure if I said this on the podcast but if their third party games are essentially equivalent to what’s available on other consoles (ie. not downgraded, poor quality substitutes) *and* they also give you a portable option, then I would be very likely to buy the Switch version over other console versions.

  • Sean

    Intro song is from the No Man’s Sky soundtrack, outro is from Headlander. I forget what the actual track titles are though. :)

  • HuckCity

    Finished it this time!

  • Chris

    I agree. Personally i found myself putting extended hours into Smash Brothers and Splatoon more so than its counterparts. Street Fighter and COD are both great games but have become too complex and stressful over the years.

    I guess i am getting old.

  • Drewcore

    I’m definitely interested in picking up psVR, but a little hesitant to pull the trigger given the cost involved in getting the camera and Move controllers. I’ve also heard, from multiple outlets, of some pretty bad tracking problems with the headset/controllers where things move around quite a bit even when you are staying completely motionless. From what I understand, this is what leads to motion sickness issues.

    Did any of you experience this problem while using the psVR, or is this sort of thing dependent on getting your setup dialed in (distance from camera, camera height, etc)?

    Just finished the review in the episode and don’t think it was brought up, but maybe I missed something. Thanks for another great ep!

  • pcch7

    yeah baby, can’t wait to listen. Hyped to hear some thoughts on Headlander

  • iammattz

    New balls and game men? Love these weeks. Thanks guys.

  • devolutionary

    Intro: Track 2>65daysofstatic – Supermoon
    Good band. Also did their own interpretation of Silent Running.
    Outro fm score:
    Not on DoubleFine’s Bandcamp yet. :-/

  • pcch7

    I’ve been playing both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 lately, both are great imo. BF1 multiplayer is addictive, more so than I thought it’d be. Titanfall 2 campaign blew me away

  • No one important

    Nintendo lost me a long time ago. I still buy their crap because they generally make good quality games. Enjoyable games. It’s just they make some of the dumbest and mean spirited choices. It baffles me why they do some of the things they do. It all started back when the Wii was released. Back then I was kind of excited at the idea of swinging the controller to mimic sword swings but they no doubt delayed the release of Twilight Princess to motivate fans to a day one console purchase of the Wii.

    Same thing now. I know those assholes are sitting on a finished Zelda Breath of the wind game but have delayed the release in the hopes myself and many others will feel the best experience will be on the Switch. New console purchase required. I know it’s a business but the only people that decision actually affects are the fans who invested in a Wii U and will probably buy a Switch any way. Thanks Nintendo… You fucking assholes. Many of those people would also probably buy the Wii U version now and double dip when the Switch is released for the portable version.

    But it wasn’t the delayed Twilight release that severed my ties with Nintendo. It was Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Originally a gamecube title it was ported over to the Wii and it’s control method adapted. Originally it was to be controlled with the Bongo drums but was adapted to Wii controllers. The Wii had gamecube controller inputs. They could have had both control methods supported. Nope. No bongo support. In the game the characters steer by banging bongo drums. It was designed with that in mind, but no.

  • Newtman98

    I bought a WiiU 2 years ago and I feel like I got hosed by Nintendo. If I’d known it was going to be obsolete in 2 years I wouldn’t have purchased it.

  • HuckCity

    I didn’t experience any of the idle movements you described, though I’ve only played for a little over an hour (and also wasn’t involved in setting it up or configuring it)

  • HuckCity

    I would get third party versions of RPG games for sure. Especially if the Switch has a suspend and resume feature. I am loving my Vita right now for just that reason and if I could easily project it to the big screen whenever I have the chance, even better.

    I don’t think I would get any action games as the controller doesn’t look like it will be as good as the other consoles for those.

  • Colin
  • Chris

    Do you own an Xbox One? The rumored Scorpio release date would put its lifespan at 4 years as well.

  • HuckCity

    Yeah, I would prefer to not have to buy extra controllers. I can’t remember if they showed if you can use the pro when in handheld mode…if that’s the case, I would be more likely to pick those games up as well

  • Drewcore

    Good to know. Sounds like those types of issues aren’t standard across the board, so could be contingent on your setup.

  • Adam

    Hey does anybody know of a good SNES Emulator for Mac?

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