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Old 05-28-19, 04:53 PM
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Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Well I have gotten if from playing COD on Xbox before so I wouldn't rule anything out.
Old 06-01-19, 12:49 PM
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Found an and picked up and Oculus Quest this morning at a store called Micro Center (all Best Buys within 250 miles are out of stock). I've fooled around with cell phone VR headsets, demoed the Oculus Go and did the Star Wars themed experience at The Void in Downtown Disney. So far, it's a pretty big WOW! Set up was quick and I played though all the demos that are pre-installed before the battery warning came on. I'll be picking up Vader Immortal and the full Beat Saber game later today. The freedom of being Abe to move, spin, crouch etc is pretty amazing and adds to the immersion for sure. Looking forward to what's to come.
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I ended up selling mine to my friend last night and having played it now regret it. It is really incredible.
Old 06-01-19, 05:25 PM
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Ok, Vader Immortal is pretty awesome. As long as they can keep content with that type of immersion coming, I'll be happy.
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Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

I know I'm really late to the game and it's not nearly as advanced as all the latest VR systems. But I just picked up the Star Wars Jedi Challenge from Walmart for $25 and holy crap that thing is so awesome. Way better than I was expecting. The lightsaber looks so cool and lighting it up in AR is really spectacular. The thing I love the most is that it's actually a really challenging game. I know the graphics aren't nearly as good as they are for the Vader game for the Oculus. And it's not really VR but more AR but there's nothing like being able to hold a lightsaber in your hands and pushing the ignite button and seeing the lightsaber actually ignite in front of you. And then having duels with Vader/Maul/Kylo and even Yoda Rey and Luke. It's very cool. It's worth it alone for the replica lightsaber and that's the real kicker you actually use a real lightsaber. I'm sure the controls are better in Oculus but being able to use a lightsaber as your controller makes it a very unique system.
Old 06-02-19, 08:44 PM
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Yeah, I feel like VR's biggest hurdle as of now is getting people to give it time of day.
Old 06-05-19, 09:22 AM
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Recently looking into the VR units on sale and having a little hands on experience with some games it has really increased my interest level significantly. I have been looking at the Oculus Quest and as i have no experience at all with VR units had some questions, if anyone can provide an insight.

1. Is the price justified?
2. Is this just really for games or can you watch movies on this as well? Are there any full VR movies? How is it watching a normal movie on a VR unit?
3. Can i transfer files from a PC to the unit or will games/movies download directly onto the unit itself? I always prefer being able to drag and drop onto equipment as it seems faster. Plus i have a big movie library on digital already.
4. What is the comfort of the Oculus Quest? The unit i used briefly was not this one.

The one thing that worries me is that the unit will be obsolete in a short amount of time. I had thought that VR would probably explode when the PS5 comes out and hold off until that time, but the more i see of demos and games the more i am feeling the itch to pick one of these up.

So worth buying now or should i wait?
Old 06-05-19, 10:00 AM
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You can watch movies on the Quest, though I have not done so myself so cannot speak on the experience.
You transfer the movies from your computer to the Quest to do it.
It is a little front heavy, so the comfort level could be better.
I do think it is worth the asking price, athough there isn't much available for it at this point.
Old 06-05-19, 10:24 AM
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That's all a tough call. I broke down and ordered a Quest last night despite the fact I already own a Rift (The "VR game streaming" from my PC has me intrigued and I wanted to help a platform I'd like to see continue) but I don't know how good/bad it is yet.

Price isn't bad regardless, but I also think there'll be a renewed push come PS5. But good god do they need to nuke the Move controllers.

Edit: On a side note, if you're looking for a 64gb Oculus and want to use Paypal Credit (no payments for 6 months stuff), just order it direct from Oculus. They said Jun 14th but mine shipped the same day.

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Old 06-05-19, 11:01 AM
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Recently looking into the VR units on sale and having a little hands on experience with some games it has really increased my interest level significantly. I have been looking at the Oculus Quest and as i have no experience at all with VR units had some questions, if anyone can provide an insight.

1. Is the price justified?
2. Is this just really for games or can you watch movies on this as well? Are there any full VR movies? How is it watching a normal movie on a VR unit?
3. Can i transfer files from a PC to the unit or will games/movies download directly onto the unit itself? I always prefer being able to drag and drop onto equipment as it seems faster. Plus i have a big movie library on digital already.
4. What is the comfort of the Oculus Quest? The unit i used briefly was not this one.

The one thing that worries me is that the unit will be obsolete in a short amount of time. I had thought that VR would probably explode when the PS5 comes out and hold off until that time, but the more i see of demos and games the more i am feeling the itch to pick one of these up.

So worth buying now or should i wait?

I was similarly on the fence, mainly considering a PSVR. I had demoed an Oculus Go and was pretty impressed at that time, but thought the single controller would be limiting. Once the Quest came out my interest was piqued and I tried unsuccessfully to find a demo locally (Only one Best Buy in my area had a demo unit, and it was by appointment). I finally just pulled the trigger. Is it already out dated? Of course, but so is every piece of technology you buy, there is always bigger, better, faster around the corner.

Aside from Vader Immortal (which is all kinds of awesome with some real vertigo inducing set pieces) I have been playing the heck out of Rec Room Paintball. While graphically simplistic, it feels like I'm actually playing in a physical location where I can duck and peek around corners.

I say just do it. I bought i locally from a place with no restocking fee, so If I didn't like It I could return it without having to deal with shipping.

I did end up with the 64gb version (even thought he 128 was in stock where I bought it). It's strictly for games. If you plan to load movies I would suggest the 128gb. There are already methods to sideload games into the Quest as well.

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Old 06-06-19, 05:59 AM
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What is it like liked watching a normal movie through these? Very curious to know. Also are there any VR movie experiences already for purchase? I was thinking the potential is incredible. You could sky dive, climb everest, swim the great barrier reef. I mean sure games and shooting is great, but VR opens up a world limited only by the imagination.
Old 06-06-19, 07:02 AM
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Most movie experiences are pretty short still but there are some cool YouTube ones as well (check out the one from Disney's The Jungle Book from a couple years ago), also Robert Rodriguez made a VR movie last year called The Limit with Michelle Rodriguez and Norman Reedus. It's an up and coming field.
Old 06-07-19, 01:07 PM
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I checked out the video for the Rodriguez movie and it looks interesting, shame it stars Michelle Rodriguez who i cannot stand. I have noticed that there appears to be two kinds of VR, one where you only appear to have a 180 degree view and then the one that seems completely 360 degree immersive. The completely immersive stuff seems to be in lower supply, which is a shame as thats when the VR experience seems to really be all encompassing and at its best. I can really see the potential for a complete change in the way movies are watched and games are played. I was playing Assassins Creed Odyssey last night and i was thinking of how cool it would be to play a game in VR in that kind of environment. VR will explode in the next few years for sure.

The one thing that gives me pause is it still seems really in its infancy and even a year from now i am sure there will be big advancements. As is always the case, its whether to hold off and wait or take a chance and jump onboard. At this moment i am VERY close to taking a chance and paying the $500 for the Quest.
Old 06-07-19, 01:28 PM
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VR porn on this thing is a revelation.
Old 06-07-19, 05:59 PM
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Whenever there is a new technology, porn always seems to be at the fore front. What amazes me is that Hollywood is not getting on the band wagon in a big way and faster. I wouldn't be surprised if Cameron and at least some of his Avatar sequels incorporate it to an extent. The idea of feeling like you are there and part of the movie would be incredible. Imagine being in the middle of thw battles in the Avengers movies. It would be out of this world.

I have not even looked at the PSVR, so will read up on that as I have a PS4 and it could be a good alternative if I decide to try something a bit cheaper.

And Max, what system did you have and what games/movies did you view? What are the ones you think are essential buys?
Old 06-07-19, 08:52 PM
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I have the Quest (went out and bought another one after selling mine), but haven’t actually bought any games yet. The Star Wars one seems to be a consensus must-buy especially considering the price. Most people are all about Beat Saber too, but its not my thing.
I am excited for the battle royale game coming, the name of which eludes me at the moment.
Old 06-07-19, 09:23 PM
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Get Rec Room (free) and Superhot.
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I bought the PSVR bundle today (I pick it up tomorrow) that came with Blood & Truth and Everybody's Golf VR. I also bought Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Moss, Deracine, and VR Worlds (this was only $6 on PSN). I would have bought the Moss & Astrobot bundle but that one doesn't come with move controllers so it made more sense to get this bundle for only $50 more. I was interested in Blood & Truth anyways and that's a $40 game.

I've never been that interested in VR but there are enough games out now I was interested in playing and I figured if I didn't care for it I would just sell it.
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Where are you guys finding the Quest? It’s always showing sold out.
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Where are you guys finding the Quest? Itís always showing sold out.
I ordered mine from oculus.com, it said a week and a half wait but shipped the same day and was here 2 days later -- added perk it doesn't appear I was charged for shipping or tax. I also saw one (128gb) at Walmart.

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Yeah, try WalMart in store, I cant get it to show up in the app but some stores seem to have stock.
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Question for the guys: This, or the first piece of a $2k sound system that will take 4 years to complete (between birthdays and anniversaries).
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Sound system.
Old 06-10-19, 05:55 AM
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I tried finding one over the weekend but no luck. Not surprised, this is Puerto Rico, where the only things in abundance are drugs, violence, bad music and shitty driving.
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Despite me saying (probably in this very thread) that I was holding off until PS5, I broke down and got a PSVR a month ago (the Beat Saber/Borderlands 2 bundle). I havenít been able to play that much, but Iím seeing most of the pluses and minuses that I expected. When everything clicks, it can be great. But resolution issues, repeated loss of controller tracking, and awkwardness of tethering are issues that need to be improved upon. Really annoying to be getting into the flow of a Beat Saber session only to have my sabers drift away causing me to spectacularly fail And while I have no signs of motion sickness that some see, I canít see myself handling longer gaming sessions.

Even though platforming isnít my genre of choice, Astrobot seems great from the demo. I like the idea of Moss, but I had bad tracking issues during that demo. The Batman game sounds like a pickup for me during this sale. Besides Beat Saber, what are the good ďworkoutĒ games?

The Quest sounds intriguing too. 64GB sounds too low to store much ... how big are itís downloads?

While it still sounds like this technology is a generation or two away this is something Iím really excited by and want to see succeed. With all of the portrayals of VR in sci-fi and the possibilities of the format, Iím thinking itíll be something that will cross over to mainstream widespread use at some point. But what the breakout format will be remains to be seen.

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