Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk
Reload this Page >

The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Old 12-13-20, 08:34 PM
  #726  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lake Ridge, VA
Posts: 6,463
Received 27 Likes on 18 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Looks like Oculus is running daily deals again. Tetris Effect is 20% off today.
Old 12-24-20, 01:05 PM
  #727  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lake Ridge, VA
Posts: 6,463
Received 27 Likes on 18 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

60+ titles on sale at the Oculus store.

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/q...5552521798516/
Old 02-25-21, 06:40 AM
  #728  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lake Ridge, VA
Posts: 6,463
Received 27 Likes on 18 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

The Oculus store is again showing the 30% off code OCULUS30, but YMMV. It was listed on any game page under the price.

edit: in system, promo shows through March 3.

Last edited by SunMonkey; 02-25-21 at 03:27 PM.
Old 03-01-21, 10:41 AM
  #729  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
james2025a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,352
Likes: 0
Received 58 Likes on 47 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Biggest problem for me with VR is the price of the games. Way too much for what most are. I rarely play use my Occulus these days.
Old 05-10-21, 04:03 PM
  #730  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,568
Received 80 Likes on 55 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

I strongly suspect my Oculus Quest is scratching up my eyeglasses

I've had the Quest since the first summer it came out (2019). I use the eyeglasses spacer that came with it, and didn't notice any problems (either with my glasses or the lens in the Quest). I was overdue for a new prescription and got new glasses this January. And I've been plagued with little scratches building up over time. The glasses store replaced the lenses once, but they won't do it a second time. I've always been really good with glasses and have never had these kinds of problems in my decades of wearing glasses. And at this point, the only thing I can think of is that it's the Oculus. My new frames are a little bigger than my old ones and they're not as tight on my head. The Oculus lens look fine. But I can't think of any other troubleshooting explanation than the lens of my glasses bumping the lens in the Quest and causing these little cracks. I've been using the Quest at least once a week.

Anyone else had issues like this? I know contacts wouldn't cause problems, but starting to wear contacts just isn't an option I will do. Googling seems to show that others have had similar issues. Outside of contacts, it sounds like the other solutions are: 1) have prescription lens made for the Oculus (which sounds like it'll cost a couple hundred dollar), or 2) put in a third party "spacer" around the lens in the Quest. Has anyone tried anything like that? The spacers are pretty cheap (
Old 06-23-21, 02:46 PM
  #731  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

V30 is out for the Quest headsets, it introduced Air Link for the original Quest (its already available on the Quest 2) which is the wireless PC gaming feature folks have been sideloading for a while via Virtual Desktop. Works really well for titles like Half-Life: Alyx if you have a strong PC and solid wifi.

They also made the 2d app experience more multitaskable.

Last edited by RichC2; 06-23-21 at 02:51 PM.
Old 10-28-21, 07:51 PM
  #732  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas announced for Oculus Quest 2:
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/28/...oculus-quest-2
Old 10-29-21, 04:01 PM
  #733  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 3,242
Received 51 Likes on 34 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
V30 is out for the Quest headsets, it introduced Air Link for the original Quest (its already available on the Quest 2) which is the wireless PC gaming feature folks have been sideloading for a while via Virtual Desktop. Works really well for titles like Half-Life: Alyx if you have a strong PC and solid wifi.

They also made the 2d app experience more multitaskable.
Dang!!!! This and Resident Evil 4 are going to force my hand to upgrade from my Quest to a Quest 2.
Old 11-01-21, 10:15 AM
  #734  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,011
Received 46 Likes on 33 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

I picked up Resident Evil 4 (thanks, 30% off code), but I haven't gotten a chance to play yet. That one was my favorite Wii game, and I think VR will trump the motion controls. Hopefully the first "boss" with the chainsaw won't take me a week to get past again.

GTA: San Andreas will be interesting, too.
The following users liked this post:
story (11-01-21)
Old 11-01-21, 11:02 AM
  #735  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 11,167
Received 683 Likes on 407 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Enjoy, but do yourself a favor and stay out of the Oculus Facebook groups for a while. There are hundreds of new posts about RE4 that are just out of the blue and all the comments are about how people can't believe they didn't just respond to somebody else, instead. Nobody checks what else is already there. It's like if every time someone had something to say about a topic here, they just started a new thread instead of responding to the existing thread, it's nuts.
Old 11-02-21, 12:16 PM
  #736  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,011
Received 46 Likes on 33 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Lol, I will stay away from everything Facebook. I only have an account because of the Quest 2. I'll be happy when that's no longer required.
Old 11-02-21, 01:27 PM
  #737  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by GoVegan View Post
Lol, I will stay away from everything Facebook. I only have an account because of the Quest 2. I'll be happy when that's no longer required.
I thought they already got rid of that requirement in the last week? Or was it a "coming soon" thing?
Old 11-02-21, 08:56 PM
  #738  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 77,829
Received 553 Likes on 400 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Planning on picking this up for Christmas for my son. The Quest 2. He has a an OK gaming computer (Ryzen 5, GTX1650 Super card). Is there any reason to pick up the PC cable? Not sure he would even run it from his PC, but seems like that will definitely have more horsepower to run a game. I am somewhat if a n00b when it comes to this VR stuff.
Old 11-02-21, 09:07 PM
  #739  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Planning on picking this up for Christmas for my son. The Quest 2. He has a an OK gaming computer (Ryzen 5, GTX1650 Super card). Is there any reason to pick up the PC cable? Not sure he would even run it from his PC, but seems like that will definitely have more horsepower to run a game. I am somewhat if a n00b when it comes to this VR stuff.
You can play games from your PC on your Quest 2 wirelessly. If that proves problematic (it works great imo but depends on your wifi setup), then pursue the cable. But you should be able to tell if the PC can handle the games or not wirelessly.
Old 11-02-21, 09:32 PM
  #740  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Cellar Door's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,984
Received 372 Likes on 231 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I thought they already got rid of that requirement in the last week? Or was it a "coming soon" thing?
Ooh, I hadn't heard that. That's good news--I've been wanting to upgrade to Quest 2 from my Go, but I've been holding out because of the Facebook requirement.
Old 11-02-21, 10:10 PM
  #741  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 77,829
Received 553 Likes on 400 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
You can play games from your PC on your Quest 2 wirelessly. If that proves problematic (it works great imo but depends on your wifi setup), then pursue the cable. But you should be able to tell if the PC can handle the games or not wirelessly.
Ah ok. I have an eero mesh network and he actually has a node in his bedroom to hardwire the desktop because we were having WiFi issues with it during the at home school. He should have really good connection. Thanks for the info.

Last edited by Deftones; 11-02-21 at 11:33 PM.
Old 11-03-21, 12:53 PM
  #742  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,693
Received 325 Likes on 239 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by Cellar Door View Post
Ooh, I hadn't heard that. That's good news--I've been wanting to upgrade to Quest 2 from my Go, but I've been holding out because of the Facebook requirement.
Just to clarify those are just rumors and rumors based off people assuming stuff from the recent Facebook announcement which was not actually verified.
Old 11-03-21, 02:42 PM
  #743  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Yeah, reading the comment it definitely could be interpreted differently. There are workarounds but it limits the Oculus.
Old 11-03-21, 07:39 PM
  #744  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Cellar Door's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,984
Received 372 Likes on 231 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Thanks, yeah I'll be waiting to see if there's any official announcement before buying anything.
Old 11-04-21, 10:37 AM
  #745  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,011
Received 46 Likes on 33 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

The PC Link stuff is pretty awesome and I haven't used it for a while, so I haven't tried wireless. Stomping around in the Fallout world was definitely super fun, though. I still need to try out Skyrim.
Old 11-18-21, 06:02 AM
  #746  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lake Ridge, VA
Posts: 6,463
Received 27 Likes on 18 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Probably a pipe dream, but still pretty cool:


Old 11-18-21, 07:34 AM
  #747  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manch Vegas, NH
Posts: 8,571
Received 48 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Why can't they make a VR that works on both PC and PS?
Old 11-18-21, 09:09 AM
  #748  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 42,541
Received 495 Likes on 395 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by Music View Post
Why can't they make a VR that works on both PC and PS?
Sony. They could easily allow streaming to Oculus VR headsets.
Old 12-28-21, 07:03 PM
  #749  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Edison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: KS
Posts: 2,311
Received 8 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

I picked up a unit and hooked it up right after Christmas. Used the referral program that gives both parties $60 store credit right now (till 12/31 I think). There is a "special multiplayer" bundle for $29.98 that contains Demeo, Walkabout Mini Golf, and Blaston. I'm really interested in Demeo does anyone know how it does single player? I've read Walkabout can be okay single player, Blaston not so much. I did go ahead and grab the Fanatical Oculus VR bundle too.

What all do I need for wireless PC play? I see that the airlink is built-in already, what does the app on the store called Virtual Desktop do different? I'm thinking about picking up Half-Life Alyx while it's on sale, but I know my computer graphics card will have to be updated, hopefully my processor/wifi are okay already.

Last edited by Edison; 12-30-21 at 07:20 PM. Reason: spelling
Old 12-28-21, 08:46 PM
  #750  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 77,829
Received 553 Likes on 400 Posts
Re: The VR Thread (Oculus Rift, Vive, Playstation VR)

Originally Posted by Edison View Post
I picked up a unit and hooked it up right after Christmas. Used the referral program that gives both parties $60 store credit right now (till 12/31 I think). .
Fuck them and their referal ridiculousness. I did everything as I was supposed to with it. No credit. Try chat to resolve. Literally in a queue with 500+ people. Fuck that. Sent email. Still haven't heard back.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.