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TheGirlNextDoor
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am new here, so I have no idea if anyone has already said anything about this topic or if there are very clear opinions about this topic, but I was wondering about your opinion on buying a VR set.
I would really like to buy the oculus rift or the HTC vive, however I do not have much experience with either one. Does anyone know what is very important to think of when buying one of them?
ANd my second question is; is it worth buying with the current games? I don't know many games you can play on VR, so I'm not sure if it will be worth it?

Perhaps anyone has experience with VR and could help me? :)
Many thanks beforehand.

Kind regards,
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm

Personally right now I see VR as a bit of a gimmick. It's not quite where it should be for me to actually want to play games on it. Granted, it does look fun, but only for a day or two. I could easily see myself buying one and using it maybe 3 or 4 times then forgetting about it completely, like most people I know seem to have done now.

Maybe a year or 3 down the line things will be a lot different, but right now it's just not something that I think is worth the investment.
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:44 pm

Right now it's a porn machine... Nothing more...
Gotta wait maybe a year or two before the concept will be brought to it's peak
TheGirlNextDoor
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Post Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:54 pm

Okay thank you!
I really appreciate your help :)
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Post Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:05 pm

More cool VR titles are coming out, gradually, but atm it's not really convenient enough for the average gamer to use regularly, and a lot of things aren't supported.

I had a lot of fun testing the VR kit at my uni, and would love to use it more, but the current solutions are all pretty heavy and clunky. Realistically you need to have the money, not only to buy the VR gear and capable pc, but also the space to have a dedicated room for it.

There's also the motion sickness that some people experience to consider, and the strange disconnect in immersion when what you SEE around you feels super real, but you're stuck using silly or expensive af controllers. There's still hope though, titles are still being developed for it, and the technology is getting better because of the fact other industries(than games) are buying into it too.

If you have a chance to play around with one for a while though, I recommend playing around in the Lab (the valve default app), also with google earth, because holy shit it's cool as fuck to be able to shrink the earth with your hands, and then zoom in to street view and visit random places on the globe. I could do that shit every day.
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Post Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Actually, I have just ordered this one today due to its incredibly low discount price:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075P ... UTF8&psc=1

If you want to stick to the Vive I'd recommend waiting till the Vive Pro comes out so you can get it for cheaper.
Games are finally opening up, my first games to play will be LA Noire, Fallout 4, Lab and Superhot probably.

I only tried Vive once in a shop but I already fell in love with it and gave new experience that made me excited about games once again. It's still rough around the edges so unless you got yourself a good deal, I'd probably wait at least until the Vive Pro comes out.

Edit.: If you want, I'll let you know about my experience with this VR headset and controller once I gave it a go.
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Post Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:27 am

Bundyclan wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Edit.: If you want, I'll let you know about my experience with this VR headset and controller once I gave it a go.


Sounds great, do tell us a bit about the experience, because last I tried it was fun but as they said earlier in the thread it would be a waste of money if you bought it and only used it for a day or 2 just to forget about because the technology simple isn’t that great yet.
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Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 am

Alrighty, played about 6 hours of VR games with Windows Mixed Reality, my verdict:
- for saving 50% of the HTC Vive's price, I got no issues with playing games

Fallout 4: Runs smooth with my 980ti and you can have free movement or use the teleport, didn't have motion sickness and it's not bad (the controls) as most people said it. (you can customize it)

LA Noire VR: Had to use a plugin to fix the Floor issue (I was higher and couldn't reach the in-game floor). After fixing it, this became a big fun as well.

Superhot VR: Definitely the must-play category.

Overall, setting up the VR on the first day was a bit tough but once you figure out how to make it work, it's one heck of a fun. But I only recommend it if you can spare the money, it's not life-changing but twice a week it's gonna be great to play. I can answer more specific question if you wanna dm me.
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Post Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:54 pm

Bundyclan wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 am
Alrighty, played about 6 hours of VR games with Windows Mixed Reality, my verdict:
- for saving 50% of the HTC Vive's price, I got no issues with playing games

Fallout 4: Runs smooth with my 980ti and you can have free movement or use the teleport, didn't have motion sickness and it's not bad (the controls) as most people said it. (you can customize it)

LA Noire VR: Had to use a plugin to fix the Floor issue (I was higher and couldn't reach the in-game floor). After fixing it, this became a big fun as well.

Superhot VR: Definitely the must-play category.

Overall, setting up the VR on the first day was a bit tough but once you figure out how to make it work, it's one heck of a fun. But I only recommend it if you can spare the money, it's not life-changing but twice a week it's gonna be great to play. I can answer more specific question if you wanna dm me.
Cool! Thanks for the input. Good to hear that you are happy with your VR, I hope it brings you a lot of joy :)
And if you have new experiences with it, feel free to let me know :)
For now I am going to wait with buying for a bit, just to see what the market does and what games are going to be released.


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