All the promises of the 1992 cinema classic 'The Lawnmower Man' will soon be yours! Every single one!
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 donglehttps://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 pricePlaystation 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
That's a Virtual Boy.
I will post my thoughts on it when I get to try it out!
I am hopeful that it will be real cool.
Anyone else getting one so we can raw data/hover junkers or other co-op shenanigans?
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.)
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.
the Battlefront jetpack ride
"I AM GOD HERE!"
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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now that dream can be real
I am going to imagine it took you all afternoon to come up with this one.
Personally I think the apollo 11 experience is a lot cooler than adrift. But that's a more reality vs fantasy type deal.
(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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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
(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)
Also apparently the Oculus is out today
I had assumed tomorrow
Let's See How Much VR We Can Handle Before We Vomit
THE FUTURE IS HERE
Giant Bomb's stream is live and installing drivers is real WAIT WHAT IS VR TENNIS ONLINE