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URLs "p1" 20191229 – 76 resources

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Wolfenstein II – 10 Minutes of Total Rustiness

A recent Steam promotion pushed me to buy “Wolfenstein II”, “The New Colossus”, although I never completed the original game. In fact – and unfortunately -, I am as rusty as I have never been before, in playing First Person Shooters (FPSs). That was spectacularly obvious in my first gaming minutes.
At a certain stage, I had to reject my Logitech “MX Ergo” trackball, supposedly the best trackball money can buy, featuring two handling positions, because the positions automatically switch depending on hand pressure. This device is not FPS game ready at all: in the heat of the action, when the player wants to suddenly move or target something that requires fast response, the “MX Ergo” will collapse to its lower profile setting, or rise to the opposite angle, surprising in the worst possible way.
After having switched to a Trust “Sferia” trackball, my gaming improved, but my FPS skills are definitely at an all-time low.

Still, it was a fun ~30 minutes gaming episode and it is probable that I shall return to the game. Amaze yourself with my rustiness in this 10 minutes video.

URLs "p1" 20191228 – 73 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191226 – 83 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191219 – 80 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191214 – 85 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191212 – 82 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191207 – 78 resources

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URLs "p1" 20191204 – 79 resources

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Defeat: a 15 minutes "Project Cars 2" race

For my 15 minutes Saturday physical “challenge”, I decided to revisit the superb looking “Project Cars 2”, probably the second best racing simulator available to PC gamers, only lacking in the realism of its car handling experience, relatively to the reference “rFactor 2”.

Months ago, I had started my “career” in LMP3 Pan Asia Championship, winning all the races until the Fuji GP.

Today I returned to this game, but the time away charged its price, and a drying but slippery track at the Fuji circuit was enough for me to crash out of the race, with just 2 minutes remaining (2 laps to go), when leading.

I started on pole and did quite well on the rain, during qualifying. That made me overconfident for race day on a drying track; I did not change the car setup, other than switching to “soft” tires.

Even before race start, a very small contact with “Max Throttle”, awarded both of us a 5 seconds penalty. Showing yet again unjustified confidence, I did not worry. As the race progressed, I started feeling Max’s pressure, which came as a surprise. While trying to gain a 5 seconds advantage, I could not avoid wide trajectories. The tires were theoretically in good-to-perfect condition, but the handling was loose, with the rear sliding and finally breaking out of my control, with a couple of minutes left. I quit, but enjoyed it.