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Community and Tech Pubs => Gadgets, Gizmos, and Computers => Topic started by: Falx on August 29, 2017, 07:02:43 PM

Title: VR
Post by: Falx on August 29, 2017, 07:02:43 PM
What's the best VR on the market right now. I haven't really been following it much since the Oculus debacle. I know Steam's VR took off pretty good. Was just wondering what are good kits.

I saw Fallout 4 coming out soon in full VR and it really intrigued me.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Intermission on August 29, 2017, 09:11:15 PM
I havent followed it extremely closely, but I think the valve system, the vive is prolly the best one on the market at this time.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Jag on August 30, 2017, 11:21:55 AM
HTC Vive is the best I believe. Talk to Thanx about it, he's had one for quite a while and loves it.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Falx on August 30, 2017, 05:59:03 PM
Oh really? Yeah, I forgot which one Steam/Valve supported.

I didn't know Thranx had one. I'll have to check in with him. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Madmartigan on August 31, 2017, 10:14:03 PM
Oh really? Yeah, I forgot which one Steam/Valve supported.

I didn't know Thranx had one. I'll have to check in with him. Thanks guys!

umm, if there is any tech related gaming, you can bet Thranx has A) researched the hell out of it and B) likely bought himself one while his wife wasn't looking.  he should be your first stop for all your gaming tech needs
Title: Re: VR
Post by: jer on September 01, 2017, 02:00:26 AM
Ha!  ;D

Oh really? Yeah, I forgot which one Steam/Valve supported.

I didn't know Thranx had one. I'll have to check in with him. Thanks guys!

umm, if there is any tech related gaming, you can bet Thranx has A) researched the hell out of it and B) likely bought himself one while his wife wasn't looking.  he should be your first stop for all your gaming tech needs
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Jubil on September 01, 2017, 03:05:08 PM
I own a vive and maybe around 50 games for it . I whole heartedly recommend the Vive the room scale experience is so immersive. Hit me up on discord and I'll lead you in the right direction.

Jubil
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Thranx on September 08, 2017, 12:43:36 PM
Falx, I missed your steam message the other day... sorry man.

Vive, hands down.  Room scale is key, and oculus does not do it well.  Vive is rock solid and a ton of fun, you lose alot if you chose any other platform.  Going vive, you really miss out on nothing as even if there's an oculus exclusive there's always revive... which runs the oculus home store on the vive.  I don't recommend it because then you're giving money to developers and a platform that are supporting exclusivity... and I'm not liking that.

On the vive itself... it's comfortable, modular, and tracking is flawless.  Software/Games are the best set.  Only thing you're missing is Robo-Recall... which is cool, but no game changer.  The Vive is also a mostly open platform.  LG has a headset coming soon that will operate with the same controllers and the light houses.  They're also making their own controller, and HTC is making a new, smaller controller as well.  The tracker modules are allowing people to design completely different controllers as well, like tracked guns, a baseball bat or a fire hose.   Really cool stuff.

The Vive is fantastic as-is... but it also has a significant amount of development being done in both software and hardware.  It is the platform that's going to last.  Oculus is really struggling, both in sales and in tech advancement.  Without their overlord, they'd likely have died already.  HTC isn't in the best shape financially, but it's already bigger than just HTC.. with valve being the primary backers of the platform and actively engaging other hardware makers to get on board.

Vive.  Hands down.  No contest.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Falx on September 09, 2017, 12:10:59 PM
Thanks guys! Sorry I haven't been around too much.

Talking about room scale, I don't have too much space at the moment. Is that a huge game changer?
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Thranx on September 11, 2017, 02:18:22 PM
Thanks guys! Sorry I haven't been around too much.

Talking about room scale, I don't have too much space at the moment. Is that a huge game changer?

VR without room scale is like having a 24" widescreen display vs a 17" 4:3.  Yes, it's fun, sure, there's stuff you can do that feels like you're not missing out... but man is it WAY the crap better.

Even if you only end up having "standing room scale" the 360 is way better with the Vive.

Really tho... it's fantastic, even with limited space.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Jetah on September 11, 2017, 09:17:04 PM
Thanks guys! Sorry I haven't been around too much.

Talking about room scale, I don't have too much space at the moment. Is that a huge game changer?

park the auto's outside, put VR in garage!
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Falx on September 13, 2017, 09:47:55 AM
park the auto's outside, put VR in garage!

Haha, I wish I had a garage. I have a crappy 1 bedroom in Toronto. Can't afford those $1.6M homes :(
Title: Re: VR
Post by: DakSevkla on September 13, 2017, 09:51:33 AM
I recently bought an HTC Vive after the price drop, and it's freaking awesome.  There's a TON of room for it to grow, hopefully developers put the time and money in.  But it's incredible to experience already right now.
Title: Re: VR
Post by: Croaker on August 30, 2018, 02:09:19 PM
The Oculus is hands down the better gaming VR system IMO. I owned both and sold the vive. Oculus room scale works flawlessly and has the much better game library. Sure there is revive but of the two systems I prefer the Oculus. Image quality is better with Rift too IMO and to my eyes.