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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Oculus Rift ''Summer Sale''

Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 04:06
I did try to resist... but just ordered an Oculus Rift due to their special summer sale!
Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 04:07
Amazingly low price.
.. But requires much more PC tech than I have.
I'm very much set up to run AGameAWeek games, not VR!

Plus the whole head-movement/sickness issue, too...

£399 UK Price

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Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 04:55
I firmly believe VR is a passing fad, just like 3D television/film was (the last three or four times they tried it).
Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 05:18
Yeah, there are a million and one ways to do VR these days, but the content isn't there. People cheaping out and getting a phone holding goggle set thing miss out an all of the games. Whereas companies are throwing the limited range of game at the systems that cost hundreds of pounds.

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Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 05:25
The problem with VR headsets is that what you see on the screen, is completely disjointed to what your body is actually doing. I've never tried a VR headset and have no real desire to, as I find the very thought of my virtual self running about like an idiot while my actual person is sat on a chair (forget standing!), really nauseating.

Maybe it'd be OK for racing games or flight simulations, but even then you'd still only get half an experience if you didn't have a decent hardware set-up like seat, steering wheels, pedals, other controls etc...

Case in point; Ronnie O'Sullivan leaning on a pool table that isn't really there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMceVbo3Tm4
Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 05:28
I must admit, though. I'm having tons of fun watching Otakupunk playing some of these games.
True, most are just fancy physics demos with a headset-enabled camera, but they're still great to watch!

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Posted : Monday, 10 July 2017, 20:31
You really need to try proper VR and not the phone versions, once you do its like nothing you've tried before!

As you said Dave, the best VR experiences I've had are driving (Dirt Rally) and flight sims (Star Wars)... if you like those type of games you need to do yourself a favor and get VR.

My order got declined for some reason PayPal tried getting the money from the credit card and since it was classed as an overseas transaction the security settings kicked in and stopped it... Around $620 too!

Now I'm in two minds to go thru with the purchase, I've already got the PSVR for my PS4Pro... So do I really need another HMD?