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HTC Vive Price Cut, Now $799 CAD

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Thundercloud wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 2:58 am
Waiting for gen 2 wireless headsets!
They are not coming anytime soon.
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alexkidd wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 4:26 am
They are not coming anytime soon.
well thats ok. im patient since gen1 sucks dick. in 10 years people will look at these like we look at the virtual boy.
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Just showing some of my footages of VR in the Oculus Rift.







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mcfart wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 4:35 am
well thats ok. im patient since gen1 sucks dick. in 10 years people will look at these like we look at the virtual boy.
I'm the same, I rather wait a couple years and buy gen 2 or whoever comes out with the next best thing. It's suprising how shitty the graphics look in the vive headset, you actually see the pixels even with the mod.
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jarko wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 7:27 am
I'm the same, I rather wait a couple years and buy gen 2 or whoever comes out with the next best thing. It's suprising how shitty the graphics look in the vive headset, you actually see the pixels even with the mod.
Lol, gen4-5 for me MAYBE. If VR hits it off big like the iPhone did. I'm not gonna be an early adopter when hardware will be rapidly accelerating every 1-2 years/
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thats why you goto internet cafes to play them.
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People maybe thinking about old experiences with VR.

The Oculus Rift with Touch controllers is amazing. Moving your fingers around and it detects it is awesome. It's like a full body scan on the screen.

There seems to be a quite a bit of content as well. I have only been playing the free shooters (robo recall and dead and buried) + Superhot VR since I got it and they are so much fun.

They only delivered me the headset at first and that alone isn't very fun, when you add the sensors and their touch controllers, its another level. PSVR can't compete with these controllers, they make a huge difference.
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killuminati wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 8:42 am
People maybe thinking about old experiences with VR.

The Oculus Rift with Touch controllers is amazing. Moving your fingers around and it detects it is awesome. It's like a full body scan on the screen.

There seems to be a quite a bit of content as well. I have only been playing the free shooters (robo recall and dead and buried) + Superhot VR since I got it and they are so much fun.

They only delivered me the headset at first and that alone isn't very fun, when you add the sensors and their touch controllers, its another level. PSVR can't compete with these controllers, they make a huge difference.
Calling it a full body scan is an exaggeration cuz it obviously doesn't detect anything other than the head and the hands, but I did find the Oculus touch controllers quite impressive. The top shooter games like Arizona Sunshine, Robo Recall, and Superhot VR are fun. I have yet to try Raw Data.

Arizona Sunshine has very good gun play. The feel and sound of the guns are quite food. Landing headshots, hearing and seeing the heads explode are quite satisfying. Doing something like a Mexican stand off with Zombies coming in a few directions is quite interesting. Normally in fps you always see what you shoot. Here, you can shoot one thing and look elsewhere.

The downside for me is I get nauseated a little too easily. Something like project cars and other flying demos made me dizzy.
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Poutinesauce wrote:
Aug 21st, 2017 6:48 pm
There's a reason why they are reducing their prices. It is because VR is obviously a fad that is already winding down a lot. It's like 3D TVs.

I don't see why anyone would invest money in something like this.

When consumers want to play, they want to relax. They don't want to get "immersed" in something that blocks away reality. They don't want to wear a huge, ugly helmet and stare at goggles that make them queasy if they move their head around.

It's only a matter of time before Vive, Oculus and all the others are abandoned, like 3D TVs or the Microsoft Kinect. It is called, a solution in search of a problem. But nobody had problems playing with a 2D screens, and nobody will then these devices are all discontinued.
Wow.. you are so incredibly wrong about this.
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mcfart wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 4:35 am
well thats ok. im patient since gen1 sucks dick. in 10 years people will look at these like we look at the virtual boy.
Why bother with any video games then? In 10 years anything right now will look dated/obsolete.
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User381589 wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 11:07 am
How would an rx580 8gb handle it?
I'd say it would run well. I was running a 970 for a long time and had no issues with any games.

If you notice any framerate issues, you can always just lower the SuperSampling
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I've been a Vive since last fall, I ended up having to build a new HTPC to run the thing.

I've shown it to a variety of people, young and old and everyone was really impressed with how well it works considering it's essentially a 1st gen product.

I was really concerned about getting nauseous while playing but the majority of games handle locomotion well. The head tracking and screen refresh is so quick that even people who were really concerned about motion sickness had no issues.
The body movement without actually moving is the only thing that trips me up. Luckily room scale games exist with teleportation and that solves a lot of problems.

I will agree that a lot of the games are more "tech demo" than full fledged 50+ hour Action/RPG type game, but there have been a few really good 8-10 experiences in the horror genre. Chair in a Room was one of them.

If this headset comes with the standard design velcro head bands, I'd recommend picking up the deluxe audio headband, it really helps balance the headset and makes it easy to switch between players.
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IMO, the price drop is only to reflect its 18 months of age in technology. So really, it's not really a price drop in a sense.

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