Forums - Gaming Discussion - Why do so many people claim they have tried VR if they actually havnt?

just had a conversation on reddit about vr with a guy claiming vr would suck and how he has tried it and even owned a oculus rift 2 and that he played fallout 4  vr with it.

i told him that something like a oculus rift 2 doesn’t exist and fallout 4 beeing a vive game not a rift game.

 

he then told he that when you dissambly the oculus rift 2 and There will be a new HDMI Standard on the rift 2 and there will be a Label „2nd revision“. Also he claimed he used a tool to trick his pc into thinking his rift is a vive to play fallout 4 vr.

 

I told him there still isn’t a 2nd revision of the rift but that the vive got some internal changes half a year ago. I also told him that steam vr is a open platform so he wouldn’t need to trick his pc into thinking the rift would be a vive but that fallout 4 just plays badly on the rift because the Touch controllers don’t work well with the game.

 

he then linked me a article about the oculus rift dk2 and claimed this would be his „rift 2“.

 

i told him that the dk2 is a development kit and no „rift 2“ and that’s it’ vastly different from both the dk1 and the cv1, so there is no reason to dissambly the headset to see internal changes to tell it’s a „rift 2“ (the full external case is completly different).

 

it was pretty obvious that he never owned a vr headset, never played fallout 4 vr and likely never expierenced vr as well.

 

im just wondering why do people claim that they have tried something they obviously havnt and that they disliked it? What’s the reason for that ?



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I don't know that people are lying about trying VR more often than they are about anything else. I told my cousins I had seen Transformers: The Movie, when I clearly hadn't. Do you know how long it took to come out on home video?! I had to lie for years, and they all knew I was lying. Pathetic. This guy sounds like a real winner too.



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COKTOE said:
I don't know that people are lying about trying VR more often than they are about anything else. I told my cousins I had seen Transformers: The Movie, when I clearly hadn't. Do you know how long it took to come out on home video?! I had to lie for years, and they all knew I was lying. Pathetic. This guy sounds like a real winner too.

I'm the opposite; I would be more tempted to lie about having not seen a movie that I actually have. Maybe because I don't watch many movies, but play a ton of videogames, and I use *not* watching movies as an excuse to play more videogames.



Dude, OR DK2 is real and it's what a lot of people have. And, yes there is plenty of software that makes the OR compatible with Vive games and vice versa. I don't understand why you're being so defensive about this. Isn't it much more likely that someone didn't like the experience rather than making up stories?



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Because people learn to lie from a young age, and because people want to disown something that might not be available to them on their preferred platform, so instead of simply not discussing the matter, or actually trying out the service, they discredit it.

aka child-like mind syndrome.



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I'd say it's because VR is very expensive, requiring either a gaming PC or functioning as an add-on device for a PS4 that you need to have already. This would generally mean that for many, especially kids, it's simply out of the question as parents question why the hardware they've already spent money on isn't enough for them.

Really, I don't think we'd see as much dishonesty and animosity if it were less expensive, but so long as it's priced outside of the range of many (if not most), fanboys and the envious (probably mostly kids and teens) will rip on the thing they don't have access to. It's the line of thinking that has fueled the uglier side of console wars for years, as most of us as kids only got to pick one console and were dead set on convincing everyone else that ours was the superior option lol

It's nothing to be angry about... maybe as VR becomes more affordable it will dissipate somewhat.



Because they can't afford it yet or their platform of choice doesn't support it. Or they fear their beloved classic gaming will take a step back because of it, so they try their luck with propaganda. A few people really don't like it and therefore don't want anyone else to like it, that's how the internet works these days, we all know that.

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They lie they have to buy themselves a free pass on trashing it (like a lot of vgc users that seem like masochists because they say they buy the systems and a lot of games and hate all of them).



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