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posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 05:48 AM
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This is something that most gamers dreamed of as a child... and we are slowly coming to a world where we can experience it

The options...

Basically every major company has a VR set now, and are working hard to bring the best experience to their user... at quite a price by the way!

Soonly... i will be jumping on this bandwagon...

it must be done

The basic options...

Oculus Rift (facebook)

Mixed reality (windows)

HTC Vive

Google...

PSVR (not an option for myself)

And theres plenty of other sets

I would like to know about your experiences with this generations virtual reality


At a cost of what seems to be $500+...

Is it worth the price?

I have a friend that has a hefty PC... and he says its well worth the price (oculus)

Though i personally haven't seen many games that i would play... mostly because the gaming world is all about shooting things these days

I have to admit that i have also watched a quite a few videos on the subject, and there are some very interesting games out there... and im sure theres lots more to come.

So... should i wait?

OR

Jump right in?

IF you've played anything in VR lately... tell me!!

How was the experience?

Did your eyes feel like they were about to explode?

Or

Were you immersed in an entirely new world?





posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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Vive
All will take some getting used to
Weird at first.
Peace

edit on 7/15/18 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

I have the Rift. I love playing the sports games and first-person shooters. This is the game I am looking forward to www.theverge.com...
I feel it is a matter of taste or ease of use when in VR. How big the room is another thing.
Whatever you choose............enjoy the ride........its a trip.




posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:47 AM
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I got a deal on a HTC Vive and it was just a novelty IMO the cords and space requirement is part of what made me sell it on locally actually came out $50 ahead so It was nice to give it a try but until they cut the cords and work on the space needed for “whole room” VR. I didn’t get the wrenching effect but would develop a nasty headache after extended use and it wasn’t the most comfortable piece of dork hardware hanging of your noggin. So yeah I would say let it mature some or find some people that would demo different VR sets so you can see how VR works for you it’s not a one size fits all tech right now IMO.
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posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:51 AM
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I have a Vive since July 2016. Let me just say a couple of things about this topic:

1. Since I have the Vive, I have not even started my PS4 once. Guess why.

2. If you haven't tried VR yourself, you have no way to judge VR just from seeing it on regular screens. NO WAY.

3. Get a Vive and not the Rift if you wanna experience proper room-scale-vr and solid motion-controller-tracking.

4. After spending more than 500 hours in VR, I can tell you it IS a game changer. Big game changer. Even though it is still in its baby-shoes.

5. Gameplay-graphics-quality is not always directly related to that feeling of "immersion".

6. Make sure you have a decent graphics-card.....GTX1070 at least....better go for a 1080....

7. Ask every person who tells you that VR isn't any good if they've tried it themselves. If they haven't, remember #2

8. 360-videos are NOT proper VR. Having watched a 360 video on some cardboard-thingy is NO comparison to a proper VR-experience with the Rift or Vive.

9. If you know anybody who has a Vive (or even Rift), visit them and try out a couple of games/experiences..... I would recommend games like "Space pirate trainer" or "The Lab" to get started.

10. Enjoy the ride. Welcome to a new chapter of digital gaming.




posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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Im gonna either go with Google or Mixed reality - Larger companies, more research and game options, plus they already have the basic platform that works well.

I'm like you, I don't want 347 versions of Call Of Duty or shooting dames; those would be fun, but just a small segment of what I would buy a VR system for.

(Some will laugh at me, but Halo, COD, etc are all the same thing to me, just a shooter, albeit different graphivs)

The 2 I mentioned will likely offer a more diverse selection, IMHO.

If I spend my hard earned money on this, I'd want to explore historical sites, interact with, say, a California 49'er, or a Roman emperor.


There's also the platform. Google and MS have been doing tech longer, theredore kinda stands to reason, to me, that they would be better at it.

Just my 2c



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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Just curious, do any of them offer a program that simulates a movie theatre for watching blu ray? I always thought that would be cool.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Autorico

store.steampowered.com...

this is just one of many...

But in all honesty, apps like this will only get really interesting with forthcoming generations of VR with 8k resolution or more per eye. (if a simulated 2D-screen in VR is too far away, actual HMD don't have that many pixels left to accurately visualize a big cinema-screen)

...still funny to be able to sit in a virtual room with somebody on the other side of the world, watching a YouTube-video "together" and talking about it like you are in the same physical space...



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: droneonline

I was wondering how good it would be with current resolution, guess I'll be waiting a while.
Edit: after looking at that program, wow, that's exactly what I was thinking of, so sweet.
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posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
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And then there's the VR porn...........




posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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Oculus touch.... are better controlers.... get a rift



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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I would suggest the windows mixed reality sets.

I don't feel that ANY of the current offerings, even the recently released Vive Pro, are really where the tech needs to be at.. Larger FOV and I suspect 8k resolution will be where we start to see some.. big changes.

All that said, the tech is damn cool (much cooler than you think if you haven't tried it). I'm just not convinced the price of entry for the Oculus/Vive/Samsung is worth it over the base WMR. Of course, that's my opinion for my own needs and wants.

Do you have somewhere you can try them all out? It would have been reeeaaaalllllll tough to make my decision without that ability.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: Serdgiam

Thus far my experience is purely based on youtube videos unfortunately

But there is a place in my city that has vr to play

I plan to try it one day if i ever get a few days off




posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: Serdgiam
I would suggest the windows mixed reality sets.

I don't feel that ANY of the current offerings, even the recently released Vive Pro, are really where the tech needs to be at.. Larger FOV and I suspect 8k resolution will be where we start to see some.. big changes.

All that said, the tech is damn cool (much cooler than you think if you haven't tried it). I'm just not convinced the price of entry for the Oculus/Vive/Samsung is worth it over the base WMR. Of course, that's my opinion for my own needs and wants.

Do you have somewhere you can try them all out? It would have been reeeaaaalllllll tough to make my decision without that ability.

It’s gonna take a huge increase in computer performance to run a real 8k VR resolution that’s no joke and a small 8k screen would be wayyyy overkill and it’d take a decade or more to get to that kind of DPI. The price would still be very prohibitive I even have doubts about 4K screens that size becoming affordable or worth said cost I doubt they’d bother with more than 1440P which would still be insane DPI.



posted on Jul, 15 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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For the cost, it still looks too much like a gimmick to me. The games are still more limited than I'd want. I have the space in my case to build into it eventually, but for now, I'm waiting for it to improve.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

My current headset is 1440, and it isn't nearly enough. The effective resolution is roughly determined by viewing distance, and with VR, it is obviously uniquely short (ever put your face an inch away from your TV?).

Plenty of headsets are already beyond 1440 and 4k is already available too, and is comparable pricewise with everything else out there.

You are correct about performance needs though, like I said "big changes." Lucky for us, technology advances!



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

Definitely do that!

Its quite a bit different with direct experience of the tech. That was what convinced me to buy in, alongside full game releases (rather than tech demos) and software like VorpX (which adapts quite a few AAA games for VR).



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: Serdgiam
I would suggest the windows mixed reality sets.

I don't feel that ANY of the current offerings, even the recently released Vive Pro, are really where the tech needs to be at.. Larger FOV and I suspect 8k resolution will be where we start to see some.. big changes.

All that said, the tech is damn cool (much cooler than you think if you haven't tried it). I'm just not convinced the price of entry for the Oculus/Vive/Samsung is worth it over the base WMR. Of course, that's my opinion for my own needs and wants.

Do you have somewhere you can try them all out? It would have been reeeaaaalllllll tough to make my decision without that ability.


I would say the price is absolutely worth it.
When I got my Vive I was literally mouth wide open after booting it up.
It is fantastic, the tracking is superb, you really do start to feel like you are in the world,, well until you trip over a sofa or something.
Yes the resolution is not fantastic but these are the first real VR experiences for the home.

If you've tried Gear VR or cardboard you have not experienced VR, Oculus and Vive are another world, cant comment on Windows mixed reality as I have not tried it.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
This is something that most gamers dreamed of as a child... and we are slowly coming to a world where we can experience it

The options...

Basically every major company has a VR set now, and are working hard to bring the best experience to their user... at quite a price by the way!

Soonly... i will be jumping on this bandwagon...

it must be done

I was twelve years old and it was at an arcade in Toronto. Played Dactyl Nightmare. It was the most amazing experience of my life up to that point and affected me profoundly so that I obsessed about it for the next 22 years until I got to try it again.

The basic options...

Oculus Rift (facebook)

Mixed reality (windows)

HTC Vive

Google...

PSVR (not an option for myself)

And theres plenty of other sets

I would like to know about your experiences with this generations virtual reality


At a cost of what seems to be $500+...

Is it worth the price?

I have a friend that has a hefty PC... and he says its well worth the price (oculus)

Though i personally haven't seen many games that i would play... mostly because the gaming world is all about shooting things these days

I have to admit that i have also watched a quite a few videos on the subject, and there are some very interesting games out there... and im sure theres lots more to come.

So... should i wait?

OR

Jump right in?

IF you've played anything in VR lately... tell me!!

How was the experience?

Did your eyes feel like they were about to explode?

Or

Were you immersed in an entirely new world?




posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Akragon




IF you've played anything in VR lately... tell me!!


OK


Picked up the PS VR.

Had the car racing game gran turismo sport already and got skyrim VR, some zombie game in arizona, Farscape (i think thats whats its called) VR and VR worlds for playstation.




How was the experience?



To sum it up in 1 sentence as best I can.


THIS IS NO DOUBT SOME NEXT LEVEL SH!!.

let me tell about the first time I was teleported from my lounge into the TV.

set everything up, put in Gran Turismo because I have teh raciung seat and thought in VR this should be great.

Yeah, great doesn't do it justice, absolutely next level.

OK so its all set up, turn on teh game and do teh VR tour and set up a race.

wearing teh head set you get a massive screen, game options and whatnot get set andthen you are ready.


loading...................loading...


BAM, KAPOW, BAZZING.

Its like magic.

once you go from viewing the screen with the headset to actually being inside of it is ...........

you just have to experience it yourself.




Did your eyes feel like they were about to explode? Or Were you immersed in an entirely new world?


Took a Porsche GT3 out for a spin, 1st corner came in hot... make the turn


AND FEEL YOUR GUTS MOVE, you feel the motion in your stomach, make a turn to the left at high speed and your guts get flung to the left or at least you get motion sickness or motion feeling.

coming into a tight corner after a few fast corners so I had to brake hard and was really expecting getting thrown forward due to how real the turns and bumps on the road that make the car a little unstable feel.

No getting thrown forward or your guts feeling the G forces of braking but you do feel the turns and bumps.


Its amazing just looking all around the car and getting freaked out when you take your eyes of the road to look at your racing suit or passenger seat and you look up and there is the wall.

Instant immersive feel for me, Like I said the magic feeling as soon as it started and you are teleported into the TV.

Mind blowing.



VR wolrds, has a sea exploration part.

Yeah now that is so amazing up until the shark brakes the cage door and you .......almost get eaten.

What it is you are in cage doing a search job with a few other submersibles.

You begin just below the boat and have some marine wildlife swimming around you, rocks and corals.

you start getting lowered,

into darker waters, manta rays, just wow.

even deeper , lights go out, then a glow from jellyfish and then 100s of them.

Then you get to what you were looking for, a crashed sub.

eventually a great white shows up,

does a show and starts messing with your cage.

Its all good and great, amazing experience looking anywhere.


Then the shark attacks your cage,

Its a steel cage so you are OK


Yeah so I thought,

the shark damages your cage, the cage door is half broken.

the shark comes in for another go,

this time breaks the door at the front of the cage.


For some reason I couldn't look away from the opening where the cage door was, I couldn't keep my eyes on the shark and knew what was coming.

IT gets quite intense and I was ready to rip the headset off my head.

You don't get eaten but it sure is damn close enough to make you heart jump out of your chest.

Played a bit of Skyrim, not enough and not long enough to get used to it or really critique it, just did the start part of the game.



Bottom line

GET VR



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