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« on: May 21, 2017, 07:44:47 PM »
Anyone got it yet?  Seems to be quite expensive .. and you need a really good computer to be able to power it.

Due to this, I'm a long way off having it myself.  I'm going to try to visit a friend in a few months when he is back from holiday and have a go at it.  I heard you can't really have it explained, you have to experience it.

Maybe there is a theme here.  People (without kids) who can afford a 2 month holiday, can afford VR :P

Also VR is very new relatively at this point, there are a lot of silly little things around.  I'm interested in Serious Sam VR myself.  They ported their old games (all of it) with full motion, not just stuck in a spot with waves coming at you.

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Re: VR
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 05:15:28 PM »
I imagine I would do this with a PS4 if I was going to try.  By all accounts you need a bit of room and my computer is in the corner of a bedroom.

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Re: VR
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 09:01:36 PM »
Sell your current house, get a VR room and with the spare change proper no console VR :P

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Re: VR
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 03:00:11 PM »
I have tried an Oculus Rift once.  Whilst it was cool, I really don't see how this is going to take off.  It feels to me that the only games where this is going to work well is games where you are simulating sitting in a seat.  For example space sims or racing games.

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Re: VR
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 06:00:37 PM »
So you don't get this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMceVbo3Tm4  That's some good immersion I think :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KcllPEe8y8

As you see, this is very different from just your hands controlling them and your eyes and ears getting input, we see people believing they are there .. to the detriment of themselves and those around them :D

I heard about similar things with those Wii remotes through TVs etc.

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Re: VR
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 06:43:53 PM »
Yeah. That looks stupid.

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Re: VR
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 07:07:36 PM »
I still remember when I went to uni, this dumb surfer dude found out I still played vidya games.  He said "that's not cool bro"  Wait till there is a great VR game in your genre, or your favourite franchise does a good version of it.  See how it is then :)

It sounds like some people are putting in a few different options, some get motion sick.  Since its all relatively new there are tweaks still coming.

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Re: VR
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 09:48:40 PM »
No, I mean it looks dumb. Flailing around, knocking shit over, slamming into walls and stuff... As said above, it's pretty pointless for any game where you're not just sitting still.

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Re: VR
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 11:25:14 PM »
The first Sam VR game was the character stuck in the same spot, you moved your head to look around, and your arms to independently aim two weapons.

The next one they got two movement options, people seemed to think jumping/climbing ladders etc was very natural to do.

Apart from mouse movement keyboard is generally very digital (on or off), having that fine tuning might take a bit of getting used to?

I still remember learning to play an FPS with a mouse, took a few months until I was better than just keyboard only.

I'll reserve further comment till I've tried it personally.

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Re: VR
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 07:10:51 AM »
So you don't get this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMceVbo3Tm4  That's some good immersion I think :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KcllPEe8y8

As you see, this is very different from just your hands controlling them and your eyes and ears getting input, we see people believing they are there .. to the detriment of themselves and those around them :D

I heard about similar things with those Wii remotes through TVs etc.

I'm going to guess that most people don't have enough space in their house to be able to realistically walk around a real virtual environment.  As soon as you have to limit on that, the full immersion is gone (for me).  Don't get me wrong, when I tried it it was very cool, but I just think it is going to go the way of 3D for all but the very niche gamer.

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Re: VR
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 08:15:36 AM »
Perhaps that might be one thing unique about your country?  Whenever there is a renovation show, there are a LOT of very small rooms in most houses.  'Merica seems to go for some big is better in general.  Of course if you have a small cramped apartment that won't work.

Of course this is all a lot of stereotypes.


I'm jealous you have got to experience it :D

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Re: VR
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 08:54:30 AM »
but I just think it is going to go the way of 3D for all but the very niche gamer.

...and porn. Porn will totally find a way to capitalize on this. ;)

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Re: VR
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 03:48:25 AM »
it sounds like its got a large market already from what I've heard.

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Re: VR
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 09:17:39 AM »
but I just think it is going to go the way of 3D for all but the very niche gamer.

...and porn. Porn will totally find a way to capitalize on this. ;)

Isn't 3D porn called, um, sex?  :D
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Re: VR
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 05:13:37 PM »
Only for you.

For the rest of us, it requires a second person.