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Do You Own a VR Device?

Yes, and it's awesome 168 13.05%
 
Yes, it's alright 84 6.53%
 
Yes, but I regret it 43 3.34%
 
No, but I really want one 143 11.11%
 
No, but I'm considering it 243 18.88%
 
No, not interested at all 606 47.09%
 
Total:1,287

Yes, I own the Oculus Rift.  I've used it for a few hundred hours.  

My overall feelings on it, is that there is a huge amount of room for improvement.  But the experience is already amazing.  

The screens have a lot of room for improvement, resolution, focus, and field of view namely.  Some games can cause quite a bit of motion sickness.  Some games don't though.  

But when VR is good, it's amazingly good.  

There is nothing like the experience.  There's nothing like being able to crouch on the ground, there's nothing like being able to look underneath a virtual table, there's nothing like being able to physically look up at the stars.  There's nothing like being able to pick up a virtual ball and throwing it.  There's nothing like playing Lucky's Tale, and being able to physically get up and look at a virtual creature from all angles.  There's nothing like moving a map with your hands, placing towers with your hands, directing units with your hands.  

VR is like comparing actually being somewhere beautiful to just a picture of the place.  It hardly ever compares.  

VR is all these little things that just add together for insane immersion.  

 

It gets even better when you actually forget you're in the real world.  It's just a crazy moment when your brain is convinced you're standing in Rick and Morty's garage and not your bedroom.  

It wasn't even really a game at all, but I had that experience in this little Coco VR app.

You're a skeleton in the land of the undead.  You see a reflection of you in this mirror and your hands and head are all doing exactly what they would be doing in a real mirror.  You pick up stuff with your hands, and you start a record player with your hands.  You open the door with your hands.  You get to physically look around at skyscrapers, undead people, the sky.  It's just incredible.  

 

There are no where near as many good games as I want, and I haven't used it as much as I want.  I don't even know if there will be any games next year or the year after.  But even then, this has been worth it to me.  

I expect in 4 years, if not sooner that we will see headsets that will make the best headsets right now look like crap in every way, shape and form.  

And you can bet, that when I can afford that, I will be jumping on the new headsets.  



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vivster said:
Peh said:

Or you just buy better VR devices for porn. The better the resolution, the better the experience.

Go is already the most convenient device. Until PC VR devices get their shit together and make wireless headsets.

It’s not that easy really. It’s much more difficult in terms of power consumption and weight of the batteries if the hardware isn’t integrated in the headset. It adds considerable cost and weight and the higher the resolution gets the more extreme this becomes.



Errorist76 said:
RolStoppable said:

That makes me wonder how much experience you have.

Been gaming on almost everything since Atari 2600. You can leave those snarky comment up your a if you don’t want to contribute to the discussion. So how is your level of VR experience?

What about your own snarky comments? I'm about the last guy on this forum to support Rol, but he's right on this one. This is about the 1000th example of you questioning someone's VR experience when they say they're not impressed with the current offerings.



vivster said:
Peh said:

Or you just buy better VR devices for porn. The better the resolution, the better the experience.

Go is already the most convenient device. Until PC VR devices get their shit together and make wireless headsets.

The HTC Vive has a wireless pack already.  But it's ridiculously expensive, and I've heard of some very serious issues with it.  

I think we are just a few years away from getting there.  

Oculus Quest when it releases will be a lot better than the Oculus Go.



Medisti said:
I tried PSVR one time for about fifteen minutes and go so sick I almost threw up, so you can understand why I personally never want to try VR again. I get carsick pretty easily, too, though, so it's probably a problem with me that VR advancement will likely not fix. If you're less motion sickness-inclined, it might be cool, though.

I’ve even read about people who got rid of their real life motion sickness by training in VR. Or vertigo, fear of spiders you name it.

If you are sensitive it’s very important to do it slow, start with easier and more stationary games. What game did you play if I may ask?



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Errorist76 said:
Chazore said:

Same.

 

Not really interested until VR is fully there and fully realized and really refined, not to mention very cost effective. 

I really don’t get this attitude. It’s fully “there” already. Would you have missed out on PS1 too because it wasn’t a PS4 yet? Honest question. If not please explain why not then but now.

Yeah, but you don't get this attitude because for the same reason you don't get why PSVR has "only" sold 3 million units.

If someone passed on getting a PS1 because of the incredibly basic 3D graphics and instead stuck to their Super Nintendo until the PS2 came out and things were improved substantially would they be wrong in saying they passed on a PS1 because "3D graphics and gameplay wasn't there yet"? Of course not.



Errorist76 said:
Chazore said:

IF you are, then you'd also be aware how petty it can come off to label a group who doesn't see it your way as "parrots". 

It’s just a fact that many of the sceptics and naysayer have little to no experience with VR themselves. At least with good, real 6DOF VR and full games for it. It might be you’re one of them, it might be you’re not, but I’m sure you understand that owners of VR systems are at least sceptical of the credibility of people who don’t own a system themselves.

It's not a fact at all. You just don't believe that there's such thing as people who have used things like PSVR headsets extensively and are unimpressed with it. You have demonstrated this with me many times.



potato_hamster said:
Errorist76 said:

I really don’t get this attitude. It’s fully “there” already. Would you have missed out on PS1 too because it wasn’t a PS4 yet? Honest question. If not please explain why not then but now.

Yeah, but you don't get this attitude because for the same reason you don't get why PSVR has "only" sold 3 million units.

If someone passed on getting a PS1 because of the incredibly basic 3D graphics and instead stuck to their Super Nintendo until the PS2 came out and things were improved substantially would they be wrong in saying they passed on a PS1 because "3D graphics and gameplay wasn't there yet"? Of course not.

GTFO of here with your constant aggressiveness against me. We really don’t need negative Nancies like you in here. Play Astro Bot and tell me again it’s not “there yet”!

Last edited by Errorist76 - on 09 October 2018

Errorist76 said:
potato_hamster said:

Yeah, but you don't get this attitude because for the same reason you don't get why PSVR has "only" sold 3 million units.

If someone passed on getting a PS1 because of the incredibly basic 3D graphics and instead stuck to their Super Nintendo until the PS2 came out and things were improved substantially would they be wrong in saying they passed on a PS1 because "3D graphics and gameplay wasn't there yet"? Of course not.

GTFO of here with your constant aggressiveness. We really don’t need negative Nancies like you in here. Play Astro Bot and tell me again it’s not “there yet”!

lol. So now the goalposts are shifted once more to "You tried VR headsets dozens of other times including all the top rated ones of the past two years, but you haven't tried the latest one so your opinion doesn't matter!"

If I play Astro Bot and I'm still unimpressed you'll just shift the goalpost to "Play (insert top VR title of Q1 2019 here) and then tell me again it's not "there yet"!

It's not there yet. It's not close to be being "there" yet, and one game is not going to change that.



Errorist76 said:
potato_hamster said:

Yeah, but you don't get this attitude because for the same reason you don't get why PSVR has "only" sold 3 million units.

If someone passed on getting a PS1 because of the incredibly basic 3D graphics and instead stuck to their Super Nintendo until the PS2 came out and things were improved substantially would they be wrong in saying they passed on a PS1 because "3D graphics and gameplay wasn't there yet"? Of course not.

GTFO of here with your constant aggressiveness against me. We really don’t need negative Nancies like you in here. Play Astro Bot and tell me again it’s not “there yet”!

there is only 1 way to stop the fox hamster taking over our VR threads, never reply to him