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Amazingu Jun 17, 2014

Yeah, VR had a pretty decent presence at E3 this year.
I didn't get to try anything out though, mostly because the lines were too long and, frankly, I'm not sure I'm really interested in the technology yet.

It'll be interesting to see what Sony is going to do with it though.

XLord007 Jun 18, 2014

I tried the Oculus back at PAX East. It's pretty cool, but I'm still not sure how it can be commercialized since it's a very personal experience and not at all family friendly.

Brandon Jun 21, 2014

XLord007 wrote:

I tried the Oculus back at PAX East. It's pretty cool, but I'm still not sure how it can be commercialized since it's a very personal experience and not at all family friendly.

*coughporncough*

Seriously, though, single people don't play video games? And non-single people don't play them alone?

XLord007 Jun 21, 2014

Brandon wrote:

Seriously, though, single people don't play video games? And non-single people don't play them alone?

For single people living alone, sure, it's fine, but if you live with another person, it might be kinda weird. With today's games, anyone else can walk in, look at the TV/Handheld and ask you what you're playing. You can look up and respond. While you might be into your game and annoyed that they're trying to talk to you, you can still engage in some capacity and the other person doesn't feel like they're being totally ignored. With VR, you're strapped in and completely oblivious. In my experience, there's nothing significant others like less than feeling like they're being ignored, so I can see VR causing relationship strife. And what if you have kids? Normally, you'd give a disconnected controller to the younger ones so they could feel like they're playing along with you, but that won't work here since they can't watch.

Adam Corn Jun 21, 2014

Those points are logical enough, but still I think there are enough gamers who have their own gaming time to make the technology a success, especially given the vast potential for increased immersion.  It wouldn't surprise me if ten years from now people are playing VR games with their own compact headsets sitting on the couch next to each other.  (Not saying that that's necessarily a good thing, just that it wouldn't surprise me.)

Has there not been any talk of the Sony headset mirroring the video output to a TV?  That would reduce the isolation factor to some degree, though I'm not sure if the processing requirements are prohibitive.

Dragonfish Dog May 24, 2016 (edited May 24, 2016)

Watched AdumPlazethroughs of Job Simulator (HTC Vive): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BRhWCd … UR&index=1

Looks fun, I guess; wasn't expecting the game to actually have a sense of humor, but I don't think it'd be as funny without his commentary over it.

I'm probably not going to get into VR.

As it stands, you'd need plenty of empty space to move around in.

And realistic, fully immersive VR would involve the game being "Beamed" into your brain, while you're lying/sitting down in real life. And that's where things get all Matrix-y and cyberpunk, with cybernetic implants, and the possible abuses that they might be subject to.

As much as I might want to experience a fantasy or sci-fi adventure first-hand, I've watched too much dystopian sci-fi about technology abuse to want to be any more jacked in than I already am at this point.

GoldfishX Oct 20, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUC6wgsqzw

This frickin commercial...They have played it at least once every inning during the baseball playoffs. You think they allocated a lot to their marketing budget?

I'll be curious to see the sales figures, post-Holiday. No one I know is planning on getting it, but everyone wants to try it.

XLord007 Oct 22, 2016

GoldfishX wrote:

I'll be curious to see the sales figures, post-Holiday. No one I know is planning on getting it, but everyone wants to try it.

I think you hit the nail on the head there. VR is really cool and absolutely worth trying, but I feel like it's more of a theme park attraction or a way to enhance museums/education. I really loved checking it out and messing around with it, but I just don't have any desire to bring one home.

vert1 Nov 19, 2016 (edited Dec 12, 2016)

It may be more immersive but I am resistant to putting on a headset. Alien: Isolation is supposed to be unparalleled in fear with VR.

Random:

>Serious sam VR has dual wielding serious sam goodness
>VR only
that's because with SSVR you can fire in 2 directions at same time. It's not uppowered weapon, but actual gameplay mechanic. Not to mention, probably the first time someone found actual use for VR, that could not be done same or better by something else

Anyone play Serious Sam VR?

edit:
VR drawing
https://twitter.com/Nym_08/status/807227213296726016

avatar! Jan 9, 2017

All right, those of you that have had the chance to experience either the PS4 version or Occulus, what are your thoughts??

brandonk Jan 9, 2017 (edited Jan 9, 2017)

avatar! wrote:

All right, those of you that have had the chance to experience either the PS4 version or Occulus, what are your thoughts??

Love it...I've had so many "wow - holy crap!" moments with the Sony system...

It's not perfect, and the reviews are generally on point with the short comings of the PSVR (Tracking being the main issue) but I've learned the in's and outs, mounted my camera to a Tri-pod (that i change/reposition often) and even had a headset replaced by sony, and seem to be getting good results.

I took it on travel with me when I visited family and friends last month and they all had an amazing time with it...some more than others. 

Some great stand outs for me:  Thumper, Rush of Blood, Harmonix VR game, Playroom 'Robot Recue' VR (holy stinking charm that one, and it's a demo), Star Wars VR, Battlezone, Danger Ball.

Just some immediate thoughts, let me know if you have any specific questions

avatar! Jan 9, 2017 (edited Jan 9, 2017)

Thanks brandonk. Any game you would say is, well, a game changer? Let's face it, there is usually a game or two that makes someone purchase a system. Any game here that's worth the substantial price tag? I've heard only amazing things about Rush of Blood, but I wouldn't purchase the PSVR just for that. I've heard that Resident Evil 7 is fully VR compatible, that might be *the game* to make the PSVR worthwhile! Myself, I'd love to see a VR Myst-like game, or how about an RPG?

brandonk Jan 9, 2017

avatar! wrote:

How Scary is The Resident Evil 7 Kitchen Demo in PS VR?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcLl-DZGLZ8

lol, I seriously couldn't get through Rush of Blood in one sitting, and was pacing myself to try Kitchen demo, I never did!

I dunno about traditional games having VR and how well that would work or be necessary - I mean an RPG, I'm not sure that's needed..

but that Playroom VR "Robot Rescue" is really something impressive...it's basically a "here Nintendo, here's what you could do with the next Mario".  But it's criminally short (1 level)

Battlezone was the demo I tried at a Best buy late last year that made me go "wow! I'm getting this" but I hadn't tried VR at all. 

I think there's something to be said about "getting your VR legs" because it helps to understand and see what type of experiences you'll want to play/enjoy and realize a bit more what the platform is better geared towards.  Keep in mind it's a pretty physical experience - there's alot of stuff happening in your brain when you're "plugged in" - was funny to see different people's reactions, some sweated alot.  And me personally, if I was tired some of the side effects  (nausea) were exaggerated for a game like Rigs.

But there's lots of demos included so you can see what it's all about.  It's definitely a bit pricey - but it's pretty cool stuff I have to say. 

Next game I want to get is Rez - physical copy of course...

avatar! Jan 9, 2017

brandonk wrote:

I mean an RPG, I'm not sure that's needed..

I think RPG players would disagree with you smile
In fact, if I were Bethesda, I would make sure the next Elder Scrolls would be VR compatible.

brandonk Jan 10, 2017

avatar! wrote:
brandonk wrote:

I mean an RPG, I'm not sure that's needed..

I think RPG players would disagree with you smile
In fact, if I were Bethesda, I would make sure the next Elder Scrolls would be VR compatible.

I think something like that is about to hit (a AAA title also compatible with VR)

And here's someone who hacked a PSVr to play GTA V

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

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