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Reality II: This Time, It's Virtual, and on consoles!

Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
edited October 2016 in Social Entropy++
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All the promises of the 1992 cinema classic 'The Lawnmower Man' will soon be yours! Every single one!

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The Oculus Rift, funded by Kickstarted and eventually purchased by Facebook, is the catalyst for this entire new wave of tech

Releasing this Tuesday for $600, the Oculus is also launching with its own storefront for app purchases, and comes with an Xbox One controller and wireless dongle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEazj_iLAuM
The HTC Vive, created in partnership with HTC and Valve, has gotten the reputation as the "high-end" VR headset

Releasing next week for $800, the Vive offers "room scale" VR, coming with two cameras to place in the corners of a room, to allow you to physically walk around and have that be tracked by the game

The Vive also comes with two "Touch" controllers to track hand motions; the Oculus Rift will release theirs sometime later this year, for an unknown price

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Playstation VR, developed and released by Sony, is now considered the "entry-level" VR

While the other two major headsets are for high-end gaming PCs, the Playstation VR is exclusively for Playstation 4 consoles and will support every PS4 release, be it a VR-native mode or a simulated room experience with games that aren't made for VR

Playstation VR releases this October for $400 just with the headset, or $500 to include the needed tracking camera, and optional Move controllers and pack-in game

These are the "major" headsets; there are also lower-end Android models, the $100 Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and above model phones, and the $15 Google Cardboard, which is a cardboard box you strap to your face

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That's a Virtual Boy.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I've got a Gear VR coming my way soon.

    I will post my thoughts on it when I get to try it out!

    I am hopeful that it will be real cool.

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    My vive should arrive on the 5th. Maybe I'll do some streaming.

    Anyone else getting one so we can raw data/hover junkers or other co-op shenanigans?

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    I'm hoping to have a Rift some time in April, which I'm pretty excited about.

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I'm hoping at least the Oculus will have like Best Buy kiosks, cause I've never gotten to try any VR thing

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I'm hoping at least the Oculus will have like Best Buy kiosks, cause I've never gotten to try any VR thing

    Yeah I'd like to give it a try to see if my grumpy old man attitude towards it is justified or not.

    (I don't think it will be my cup of tea but I am really jazzed for folks who are interested in this stuff to finally be getting it into their homes.)

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Last time I was at Best Buy, which was months ago, they had a Gear VR demo unit, but it wasn't working

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I'm hoping at least the Oculus will have like Best Buy kiosks, cause I've never gotten to try any VR thing
    I think there's a chain of pc stores or something in britain that has vive demos, and the microsoft nyc store has a demo station.

    But they haven't revealed a larger plan for the u.s.

    Oculus didn't really make a push to get them out to streamers and the like like HTC did. So I don't have hopes for in store demos in the near future.

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I am going to give VR at least 2 years to really latch on before I blow that much money on it.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    gonna go for the Playstation VR

    the Battlefront jetpack ride

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2016
    I just want to log in and yell

    "I AM GOD HERE!"

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    I was super interested in the Rift and Vive until prices came out

    I'd been expecting them to be pricy, sure, but the Canadian equivalents cost more than I paid for rent

    If I get any version this cycle it'll be a Playstation VR, but to be honest it's more likely I'll take a wait-and-see approach, rather than hedge my bets on which of these options doesn't turn into the next HD-DVD player

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    NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    don't forget hololens craziness:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d59O6cfaM0

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I just want to log in and yell

    "I AM GOD HERE!"

    Access Denied

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Then I will make every phone ring at the same time.

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    XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Then the cell towers melt.

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    MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    I was just thinking to myself, "I wish my face were sweatier when I played bideogames"

    now that dream can be real

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Three days ago I got an email saying my order will be processed in the next 1-3 weeks for my Oculus. I am so fucking excited, y'all!

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    GiantBomb will be doing a livestream tomorrow morning at 7am pst showcasing a bunch of the day 1 Occulus Rift offerings

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    reality 2 just seems like filler setting up for the avengers

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    reality 2 just seems like filler setting up for the avengers

    I am going to imagine it took you all afternoon to come up with this one.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I just want to log in and yell

    "I AM GOD HERE!"

    Access Denied

    404

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    I was like, man people are really not taking this to the level that I want them to

    then

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPRRt7Ofso

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Moonlight sonata is such a good choice for that.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    Kerbal Space Program 2 would be a pretty excellent choice as a VR title.

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    SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    Gotta get this on this first page:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    I was like, man people are really not taking this to the level that I want them to

    then

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPRRt7Ofso

    Personally I think the apollo 11 experience is a lot cooler than adrift. But that's a more reality vs fantasy type deal.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    that adrift trailer says september 2015 at the end... is this another MGSV release date situation

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    That is also very cool, but for very different reasons.

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    I tried an Oculus Rift early edition a while ago because someone had managed to get their hands on it, and while it was sort of interesting while it was on, I had to sit down and not walk around anywhere for about 10 minutes afterwards, the whole nausea/vertigo/etc thing hit me super hard. There's lots of claims that they've made it better since then, but as it stands, I am not a good customer.

    (I have one of the cardboard phone-holding things as well; when I put an iphone in there, I don't have the same problems at all, probably because it's less immersive so my brain doesn't try and get all confused).

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I've got the PSVR bundle pre-ordered

    I am looking forward to Rez Infinite and anything else that looks cool

    I will hope and pray that No Man's Sky receives VR support

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    I am not super interested in VR, but I figure I should give it a go. I wear glasses though (I'm nearsighted) and I worry that I won't be able to comfortably use VR headsets. I figure I've either got to wear glasses and have them pressed against my head, or hope that the screens are at the right distance to not require glasses?

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    one of the main bullet points on the Vive is "works with most glasses". YMMV, of course

    (I'm only faintly interested in the tech, but I plan to follow the thread for a while and see if I can't get convinced)

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Giant Bomb's all-day stream is supposed to start in about 20 minutes

    Also apparently the Oculus is out today

    I had assumed tomorrow

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Giant Bomb's all-day stream is supposed to start in about 20 minutes

    Also apparently the Oculus is out today

    I had assumed tomorrow

    Let's See How Much VR We Can Handle Before We Vomit

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Don't see VR catching on with Gaming but I do think Home theaters and industries like construction will use it to great effect.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
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    THE FUTURE IS HERE

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imlbNXF6gpM
    Giant Bomb's stream is live and installing drivers is real WAIT WHAT IS VR TENNIS ONLINE

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    probably an old joke, but why is Thor working for Giant Bomb?

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