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The VR Thread
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:53:37 pm »
Oculus Rift comes to 48 Best Buy stores May 7th


Ya know, we have talked about Oculus Rift and other similar products in a plethora of different threads on this forum and I can never find the specific thread I want to comment on at a later date. So, it's high time it gets its own thread now. Better late than never. As for the news that OR will be hitting Best Buy stores this week, I can't find which 48 stores are part of this. I'm very interested in checking this out for myself. I've been interested for a long time. Even though the price is way out of my range, I still want to experience this in person. I have 2 Best Buy locations nearby, but with my luck, neither will have it.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 06:14:25 am »
Great idea for the thread. Like drones, I believe VR will be a growing thing.

I too would like to check it out. I did check out the high end curved 3D screens at BestBuy and it was fun. But... Not enough for me own.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 07:56:46 pm »
How VR Became the Next Big Thing in Gaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz6hw8sic3k

I guess the cheapest option for me will be the VRPS4.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 02:38:27 pm »
This is the high tech version of my childhood.


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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 03:32:51 pm »
Getting cool... very cool.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 06:53:17 am »
So, has anyone had a chance to check out some of the VR sets out there yet? Does your local Best Buy have one on display as mentioned back a few post?
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 03:31:16 pm »
Yes, the one I visited did...
...BUT!

It was not hooked up and not a freakin soul around to help.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 06:18:38 pm »
Man, that bites. Well, at least your BB has a display. Neither of the BB's here have one. WTF.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 08:12:02 pm »
My Best Buy has one, the Samsung one with the phone in it, I've stuck my head in a couple times, it's cool.  But it's all pre-recorded stuff, so it's like you're deep sea diving into a television... which is cool... but without a monster PC or something to render a game like Star Citizen or anything else, you really don't "get" what all VR can be.

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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2016, 10:14:35 am »
The World's First Portable Theater! (Avegant Glyph)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEmVyMm8opE

Not a VR headset, but falls into the same category. This is definitely something I'm interested in. I see the Avegant Glyph being more / immediately accessible than the VR Sets. Until they have a substantial library of titles to choose from, I would go with this for the time being. Now if I had a Best Buy that would actually display this on the floor, I'd check it out for myself. Only downside (but expected) is the sticker price.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2016, 04:07:13 pm »
Very interesting review. First I've heard of this product.
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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 04:08:02 pm »
I was out Christmas shopping today and came across the newly-opened Microsoft Store... looks pretty interesting, but right out there up front was their VR and I got a chance to try it.  A Hive Rift, with the controllers, the camera, the X-Box...

Oh man.  I think I mentioned that my big dream is to be in a movie.  Not be an actor, not be on set, be IN a movie.  And this was kind of that.  The fact that there was some screen-door effect probably helped in that regard, you do feel more like you're surrounded by a spherical screen rather than in an entirely different world (and it is weird that you can't see your own body), but I totally was just inside a cartoon.  It was a simple snowball fight and I swear I could feel it when they hit me with snowballs, even though there weren't any sensors.  The time cycle was also sped up, so while I started off at morning, soon it was night.  I could look up overhead and see the stars and a full moon and a few clouds pass by.  That was neat.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when we get force-feedback and find ways for us to touch with our hands rather than with wands, and for the visual resolution to pick up a little (slight issue: I can't squint.  I mean, I can squint, but it doesn't help me see any better in the distance, which I tried to do a few times).  But I can see this becoming VERY addictive.

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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 06:49:00 pm »
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  But I can see this becoming VERY addictive.

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Re: The VR Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 08:16:30 pm »
Not for a while, you forget I'm a massive skinflint.

 

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