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small44 said:
Unlike most people i think VR will attract core and harcore gamers and not casuals like the Wiimote.

VR does not offer a new way of playing games it's just improve the game immersion.Hardcore gamers don't mind to buy a new consoles just because of the graphics improvement so they will don't mind to buy a VR headset.

have you actually watch any VR videos?  the gameplay in VR can so clearly be different than anything that can be done with a traditional controllers or even a wii-mote.  VR is probably the most gameplay changing event since the transition from 2D to 3D graphics and clearly leauges above the wiimote.  ...and i'm by no means a VR champion but i'm also not going critize the technology with blinders on only seeing the negatives completely dismissing the positives.  the new gameplay possibilites is the biggest positive VR has.





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When reading these general VR discussion threads I often feel like some people read all the "you have to experience it to know it", "it really is different" and all the explanations of what it is, how it tricks the brain, what the result is and how we are very close technically to finally pull it off and it just doesn't really register at all. Oh well, seeing, and in this case, moving and feeling is believing.



spurgeonryan said:

I feel like it will be huge like the Wiimote was or the DS touchpad or even the kinect. But then after a few years people will be done with it. Just like they are with the wiimote, Touch screen, and kinect.

 

Thoughts?

Normally I would have agree but the reactions from people using this is compeltely different then what it was when people used the wiimote. One guy who used the latest oculus was saying that it was so real looking that it was just scary.





kitler53 said:

to be honest i'm completely torn between:
1. flop
2. fad (aka gimmick)
3. innovation

i just don't know what to make of it. i hear such amazing things coming from the people who have actually used it but all i can see right now is the inconvenience, high costs, and my prejudice of thinking it looks stupid to wear that.

I never understood that part at all. I mean, who will be watching? Is it just you knowing that you look stupid (for whatever reason one would think that), even if there isn't anyone to see?

It's not really innovation. It has been tried before and it was known more or less what it will take to have it. Since Palmer figured it out that you can use the screens of phones to do it (you could call that inovation), and get everyone excited about it again, there has been a lot of fresh research and now we know even more what it will take to do it well. Nothing is really new with it. The head mounted display, the body tracking, the pover glove feedback thing, fans to simulate wind, 3d suround sound has been around for ages...

The innovation will be in the content, games in our case, as that is waht we are interested in.





pest said:
Wildcard36qs said:
Porn industry is already embracing it. 

People might see this as sort of a joke but the size and influence of the porn industry is often overlooked (for obvious reasons)



People who see it as a "joke" don't know Tech history then...  Super 8, VHS, Blu-Ray and the Internet ...  all help be pioneered because of porn..





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ithis said:
kitler53 said:

to be honest i'm completely torn between:
1. flop
2. fad (aka gimmick)
3. innovation

i just don't know what to make of it. i hear such amazing things coming from the people who have actually used it but all i can see right now is the inconvenience, high costs, and my prejudice of thinking it looks stupid to wear that.

I never understood that part at all. I mean, who will be watching? Is it just you knowing that you look stupid (for whatever reason one would think that), even if there isn't anyone to see?

It's not really innovation. It has been tried before and it was known more or less what it will take to have it. Since Palmer figured it out that you can use the screens of phones to do it (you could call that inovation), and get everyone excited about it again, there has been a lot of fresh research and now we know even more what it will take to do it well. Nothing is really new with it. The head mounted display, the body tracking, the pover glove feedback thing, fans to simulate wind, 3d suround sound has been around for ages...

The innovation will be in the content, games in our case, as that is waht we are interested in.



yes,..  a lot of it is just knowing.  and some fear of getting punched in the face and not seeing it come because i'm in my VR.

the content requires the hardware so you cannot (imo) call the content innovative but dismiss the hardware as not.  innovation really means a new idea, method, or process that as a concequence of breaks into the market or society.  a key part of innovation isn't just having an idea but having a significant impact on the market or society. 





cpg716 said:
pest said:

People might see this as sort of a joke but the size and influence of the porn industry is often overlooked (for obvious reasons)

People who see it as a "joke" don't know Tech history then...  Super 8, VHS, Blu-Ray and the Internet ...  all help be pioneered because of porn.

exactly. Not to mention innovations in online video streaming



The price will be too high and the software output will be barebones.

Its coming too early. Should be a Gen 9 launch thing, or even Gen 10.



                            

Please spurge, dont be silly. Vr is a life changer device, the true step forward in video games. Of course, If it was made by nintendo, it would be just a gimmick.



LOL