MMO Reporter Episode 244 – Welcome to 2016!

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Summary: <p></p> <br> <p>Welcome to 2016!  We hope you enjoyed your holidays!  In this episode, Bill and Harry go over the big Oculus Rift pre-order announcement, touch on a bit of drama in Divergence Online, return to Tyria and Guild Wars 2, and more! <a id="more-6674789"></a> </p> <br> <h5><strong>What we did in game:</strong></h5> <br> <p><strong>Bill:</strong></p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Guild Wars 2</li> <br> <li>Rocket League</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Harry:</strong></p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Elite Dangerous Horizons</li> <br> <li>Galactic Civilizations III</li> <br> <li>Rise of the Tomb Raider</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <h5>Patreon:</h5> <br> <p><a href=""></a></p> <br> <div><a href=""></a></div> <br> <h5><strong>News:</strong></h5> <br> <p><strong>Oculus Rift Pre-order are live (starting January 6th)</strong></p> <br> <p><a href=""></a></p> <br> <div><a href=""></a></div> <br> <ul> <br> <li>$599 USD <br> <ul> <br> <li>Huge price backlash.  90% of reddit posts on day 1 were complaining about the price (imprecise MMO Reporter measurement)</li> <br> <li>Many people are compounding the cost of the Oculus Rift with the minimum ~$600 USD they will need to spend on PC upgrades as well to run it smoothly (modern i5 CPU + GeForce 970 / AMD 290 are minimum specs)</li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> <li>Will include an xbox controller, Lucky’s Tale and Eve: Valkyrie <br> <ul> <br> <li> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Note – Eve: Valkyrie alpha testing starts January 18th <br> <ul> <br> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> <li>Elite Dangerous may not support CV1 (the only Oculus SDK they support so far is 0.6, which is a prior version to what will be supported by CV1) <br> <ul> <br> <li> <br> <ul> <br> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> <li>AMA with Palmer Luckey <br> <ul> <br> <li> <br> <ul> <br> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> <li>Explains the “$300-$400” estimate – was an estimate based on poorer tech in the demo hardware</li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Divergence Dev Rants Against Freeloaders</strong></p> <br> <p><a href=""></a></p> <br> <div><a href=""></a></div> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Language alert!</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Sponsors:</strong></p> <br> <p><strong>Audible</strong></p> <br> <p>Go to</p> <br>