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Virtual [Chat]ality

Donkey KongDonkey Kong Putting Nintendo out of business with AI nipsRegistered User regular
edited May 2016 in Debate and/or Discourse
VR is here and it's actually good this time. Check out this report about the PC-based Oculus Rift:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVn3H93Ysag

Oculus isn't the only game in town, however! The HTC Vive is another PC based system, pictured here:

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Using laser-based tracking technology, this headset offers so-called room-scale experiences. Games that fill a whole room with virtual goodies to explore. Though the headest has been criticized as bulky and uncomfortable by critics.

Don't think that only PC gamers are getting in on this trend! The upcoming Microsoft One VR is going to blow the lid off low-cost, console-based VR. At just $300, this stylish black and green headset should give Oculus and HTC a run for their money!

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Even dogs are getting in on this wave of VR

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    V.R. helmets look dumb.

  • NecoNeco Worthless Garbage Registered User regular
    That thing is a monstrosity.

  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    That second one looks like Deadmau5 had sex with a CRT television.

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    My sternum hurts a lot. Or rather the pain peak is mildly high but it triggers from almost every movement I make, it's weird.

    PSN: Honkalot
  • jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
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  • Giggles_FunsworthGiggles_Funsworth Blight on Discourse Bay Area SprawlRegistered User regular
    This is forever the first thing I think of when somebody mentions VR.

    https://youtu.be/i4iQfJftmOU

  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    I dunno, what's Ian Bogost got to say about it?

    You could be anywhere
    On the black screen
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Best V.R.

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    I really love this painting, 'Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind' by Gérôme, but it has a pair of rude 19th century titties in it

    in order to circumvent forum policy on these matters, therefore, I present to you Gérôme by way of simonwolf - Trumpth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    VR is cool, I'm leaning towards picking up a PS VR as soon as stores get stocked. I didn't want to pre-order because I should at least wait to see if reviews say okay. SO thinking probably early next year I'll have one.

    PSN: Honkalot
  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Be glad DK made this chat

    I was just going to title mine Es[chat]on and the only content would have been a YouTube of The Decemberists' Calamity Song.

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    Be glad DK made this chat

    I was just going to title mine Es[chat]on and the only content would have been a YouTube of The Decemberists' Calamity Song.

    Bad times

  • jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    So, being behind, I finally heard the story about the lawyer who went into Bank of America to repossess all of their stuff because they still hadn't paid his client the money they owed her for a falsely foreclosed mortgage.

    I was all excited to bring it here but it was from 2011.

    Sigh.

  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    got a play of the game as reinhardt quaking and then beating 3-4 people to death with hammer

    i may have popped a half chub because i not only got to flex on them in the victory screen but had spent 250 well-used credits to secure the Hammer intro

    that was mega baller

    Orphane on
  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I really love this painting, 'Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind' by Gérôme, but it has a pair of rude 19th century titties in it

    in order to circumvent forum policy on these matters, therefore, I present to you Gérôme by way of simonwolf - Trumpth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind

    NHCoJBV.png

    Damn, I think you're onto something. Can we get a gif of Samara crawling out of the well and thru the tv with Trump's head crudely pasted on? I think it would really touch on a lot of common fears and even possibly be very deep and clever.

    You could be anywhere
    On the black screen
  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    did anyone else read that AMA of Chuck Tingle's

    the recent one

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    Tarranon wrote: »
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I really love this painting, 'Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind' by Gérôme, but it has a pair of rude 19th century titties in it

    in order to circumvent forum policy on these matters, therefore, I present to you Gérôme by way of simonwolf - Trumpth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind

    NHCoJBV.png

    Damn, I think you're onto something. Can we get a gif of Samara crawling out of the well and thru the tv with Trump's head crudely pasted on? I think it would really touch on a lot of common fears and even possibly be very deep and clever.

    you say you aren't going to die in seven days? well guess what - your time limit just got one day shorter, believe me

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    I haven't played with any modern VR yet

    I saw a couple of oculus rifts at work but I bet they are being used for tedious financial data visualisation or sonething

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    I thought vr died a death and no one cared anymore after all the sets were prohibitively expensive and required hella hardware?

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    I haven't played with any modern VR yet

    I saw a couple of oculus rifts at work but I bet they are being used for tedious financial data visualisation or sonething

    Elite Dangerous is good times in VR.

    The problem is I'm disinclined to upgrade from my DK2 at the moment. 1440p doesn't seem like substantially better resolution.

  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    Hello, and congratulations for playing my videotape: Trump, Curses, Winning. Make no mistake, my curses are great. You're going to be getting a great curse from me, and you can use that as a quote.

    You could be anywhere
    On the black screen
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Putting Nintendo out of business with AI nips Registered User regular
    Tav wrote: »
    I thought vr died a death and no one cared anymore after all the sets were prohibitively expensive and required hella hardware?

    There are still months-long waitlists to get either headset and the better experiences like Valve's Lab, Elite Dangerous, Budget Cuts, and Chronos have people super excited. With the next gen launch of AMD and nVidia GPUs, the cost of a compatible GPU and headset should fall into luxury purchase territory for more and more people.

    Playstation VR isn't even out yet, and that's poised to fill the gap in the low end of the market.

    Thousands of hot, local singles are waiting to play at bubbulon.com.
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    VR is in a good kind of niche at the moment where it's intricately linked to another really popular item - the smartphone - so both can always exist. Headsets are basically "best display screen" + other sensors, so I don't think there's too much problem with it bumbling around while it gets figured out.

    I think thing's will really get interesting once LG's 8K smartphone displays hit the market. That starts to be VR resolutions you can do more then just gaming in.

  • CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    The Deus Ex video good, but why was your arm connected to the internet in the first place?

  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Is there a word that basically means "polar opposite of Luddite"?

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    Is there a word that basically means "polar opposite of Luddite"?

    technophile?

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    The Deus Ex video good, but why was your arm connected to the internet in the first place?

    Why wouldn't it be? The point of cybernetics is to improve your interface with external technology. Doing that safely is a giant research project. I mean we hope things like SeL4 would form the baseband of such a thing, but that took 10 years and is like 4 times long in proofs as anything else.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    Tav wrote: »
    I thought vr died a death and no one cared anymore after all the sets were prohibitively expensive and required hella hardware?

    Sort of. It limps on despite the cost and limited game options

    PlayStation vr is going to be the cheapest game in town (but not cheap) and should encourage a bit more support, but it's an accessory so it won't set the world on fire

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    alright nerds gnight god it's late

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    This chat ought have been Persian of Interest tho

  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    ne ne

    You could be anywhere
    On the black screen
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    knitdan wrote: »
    Is there a word that basically means "polar opposite of Luddite"?

    I believe the opposite of Ludious is ChelleYeah

    Apothe0sis on
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    alright nerds gnight god it's late

    Ur queen nerd.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Goood morning

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    This chest pain though, it's probably something to do with the "joints" where the ribs connect as I've been involuntarily popping those for a while. Like at least once a day I do a stretch shoulders back and my sternum will just pop pretty loudly.

    There's always that mild expectation of falling flat dead when there's chest pain though.

    PSN: Honkalot
  • RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy Yes, yes Registered User regular
    alright nerds gnight god it's late

    Ur queen nerd.

    I didn't vote for her

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    On a busy train with a dog

    She has made friends with a random group of other passengers

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