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Old 11-13-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me the PS4 VR stuff?

How and what is it? I see a commercial for "Playstation VR" coming out soon but I remember even a couple of years ago, people were playing Alien Isolation and Batman Arkham VR... is that a separate VR helmet/deal? What is Oculus Rift? What does it all mean?
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:19 PM   #2
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That Krutch guy is the only one who cares about VR stuff. He'll tell you.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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VR is a total waste of money, isn't it like $600 last time I checked? lol
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:43 PM   #4
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It's garbage, plain and simple.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:18 PM   #5
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VR was supposed to be the next big thing back in... 1994-1995? Otherwise Nintendo would not have made the Virtual Boy. Who even made the mistake of buying that system back then?

The concept of VR is pretty cool, but I dunno if our technology will ever be good enough for it to be pulled off well.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:47 PM   #6
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Has anyone actually tried any PS4 VR stuff or are you all just expecting that it's terrible?
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:58 PM   #7
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I promise you they haven't tried it. That's why I'm not giving any opinions. All I can say is only like one or two people can really help you out here.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:54 AM   #8
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I promise you they haven't tried it. That's why I'm not giving any opinions. All I can say is only like one or two people can really help you out here.
Fair enough.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:35 AM   #9
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I've tried it, and enjoyed it.


(Mostly just to play Wayward Sky. It's not a fantastic game, but it scratched my "VR Myst" itch...fortunately Cyan IS making something like that, though not in the Myst lineup)
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:37 AM   #10
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I don't remember if I've used PSVR or not but I've used pretty much every major Virtual Reality device available. The problem with Playstation VR is the PS4 is not powerful enough to run VR well so there will be some compromises.

Occulus Rift are glasses that were developed by the creator of Doom who is a pretty smart guy and funded on kickstarter only to be bought out by Facebook, so they're the ones who started this new VR trend and once FB wanted in on it more people wanted in on the pie. Occulus is only for PC.

HTC has the Vive which Steam backs as "the one" you should go for. I think it's superior to Occulus but it doesn't have the $$$ behind it and HTC isn't doing so hot either.

Both devices are the best right now and pretty cool.

Then you start dwelling into cheaper alternatives like Samsung's, or Google Cardboard which get the job done but it's not the same. It's like comparing a go kart to an actual car if you're using your phone as VR.


As far as VR, it's not hype, it's literally the future, this is just the early phase of VR, to run it and really notice how cool it is you need some expensive equipment that the cheaper alternatives just can't do. Give the technology a few years and it will be revolutionary and not just in gaming. Eventually the devices will be cheaper and even wireless. If you have the extra money then go for it now, it's awesome to see it develop slowly.
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