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Oculus Quest - $549 (No Shipping or Tax) - Direct from Oculus Store

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Oculus Quest - $549 (No Shipping or Tax) - Direct from Oculus Store

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For those that want one of these without having to pay tax - Oculus has been re-stocking sporadically throughout the day. In stock as of this post.
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Jul 23, 2011
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Gatineau
If only they'd release better controllers. Bigger and with much much better vibration motors.
Maybe I can build a house with all the boxes from stuff I've bought off RFD
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Sep 8, 2011
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oh that's a good deal, I wish the subtotal was actually lower though, I have price protection on my credit card but it doesn't work on the total, only the subtotal which in this case hasn't changed :(
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Heythumb88 wrote: If only they'd release better controllers. Bigger and with much much better vibration motors.
Then you're into $1300 Valve Index territory
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syntaxerror wrote: Then you're into $1300 Valve Index territory
Lol I never knew more plastic and better vibration motors cost upwards of 700$ to manufacture
Maybe I can build a house with all the boxes from stuff I've bought off RFD
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I already got one from Amazon 2 weeks ago. Someone convince me to return it in the middle of a pandemic and get ~$70 back.
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Kagaho wrote: I already got one from Amazon 2 weeks ago. Someone convince me to return it in the middle of a pandemic and get ~$70 back.
What are your thoughts, is it returnable? I'm pretty impatient to receive mine since it has a estimated date of late July, could do what you did and just get one from amazon.

$70 gets you a few games, so if you can stomach waiting between getting it and your return, it's worth it.
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I did return few things last week, canadapost was so full of people's returned packages the clerk told me to just leave it on the counter and she'll scan it eventually. I did with the knick-knacks I was returning but probably not a $600 toy.

Nah it's fine, keeping it. Already got top few native quest games.

Yes, Amazon, fast shipping to your hands, and easy returns.
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Both versions of Quest as well as Rift S are back in stock.
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Sejad wrote: Is Quest the one where you can’t play a Steam/Origin/etc games and can only play the Select few games they have by Oculus?
No, you can play all games by using a long USB C cable to your computer. (Or wirelessly with virtual desktop app). I downgraded from the Vive Pro to the Quest. Worth the $1000 savings every day of the week.
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destruct0 wrote: No, you can play all games by using a long USB C cable to your computer. (Or wirelessly with virtual desktop app). I downgraded from the Vive Pro to the Quest. Worth the $1000 savings every day of the week.
So you can play any game on ANY platform, doesn't have to be a Oculus/Rift games?
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In your opinion, is this the time to jump into vr? Im considering it, but im a casual gamer to start, and im not seeing games that are must buys
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Sejad wrote: Is Quest the one where you can’t play a Steam/Origin/etc games and can only play the Select few games they have by Oculus?

Edit: Who does Oculus ship their stuff with?
It used to be the case Oculus Quest can only play native Oculus Quest games. But they've added a new feature a few months ago to allow you to use it as a PCVR headset by connecting the Quest to a PC through a USB cable. It can also stream games wirelessly in VR with the Virtual Desktop app.
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Bencherstyle wrote: In your opinion, is this the time to jump into vr? Im considering it, but im a casual gamer to start, and im not seeing games that are must buys
I'm in the same boat as you. I figure I'll wait till Quest 2 comes out to make a decision. Meanwhile I have a stack of PC games that I haven't even touched yet Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Sejad wrote:
So you can play any game on ANY platform, doesn't have to be a Oculus/Rift games?
Correct. I can pull from my steam library or viveport as long as your PC is good enough to play it. I decided the quest over keeping my Vive because display was a marginal difference and second being the portability.
Bencherstyle wrote: In your opinion, is this the time to jump into vr? Im considering it, but im a casual gamer to start, and im not seeing games that are must buys
Depends on what you like to play. I really enjoyed Half Life Alyx, if you're into casual zombie stuff then Arizona Sunshine, Beat Saber/Box VR for exercise, Project Cars for racing, Pavlov or Onward for FPS style games, lastly, for just a casual puzzle game, SUPERHOT. I'd recommend looking up those games to see if they're of any interest to you to know if it's worth getting for you yet.
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Bencherstyle wrote: In your opinion, is this the time to jump into vr? Im considering it, but im a casual gamer to start, and im not seeing games that are must buys
Headsets have come a long way since the DK1 days. With the release of the Oculus Quest and Valve Index, I can finally recommend picking up a PCVR headset. The Quest is inexpensive and so easy to pick up and play I find myself using it a lot more than my PSVR. And I heard the Index is just amazing with the 144Hz screen and knuckles controllers if you want to spend that much. Just don't get a cheap 3DoF headset like the Oculus Go or the ones you slide your phone in, those to me are not real VR.

There are quite a few must buy or highly rated Quest/PCVR games. A few off the top of my head are:

Half Life: Alyx
Beat Saber
SuperHot VR
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Skyrim VR
Resident Evil VII
Moss
Boneworks
Project Cars 2
Star Wars: Vader Immortal
Pistolwhip
No Mans Sky
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fujiapplelover wrote: It used to be the case Oculus Quest can only play native Oculus Quest games. But they've added a new feature a few months ago to allow you to use it as a PCVR headset by connecting the Quest to a PC through a USB cable. It can also stream games wirelessly in VR with the Virtual Desktop app.
Thanks for the explanation!
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My PC has a gti 1080 with a i7 cpu.

Should I be fine to play things on the VR?
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Heythumb88 wrote: If only they'd release better controllers. Bigger and with much much better vibration motors.
We're going towards hand tracking, nobody wants bigger controllers (or bigger anything in VR for that matter).

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