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Vapourware VR: Finally worth it?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by J1M, Jul 22, 2018.

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If you had $1000, what would you buy?

  1. VR headset and accessories

    3 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. ultra-wide gaming monitor

    5 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. another piece of hardware (comment below)

    19 vote(s)
    32.2%
  4. an hour with two sluts (kingcomrade)

    32 vote(s)
    54.2%
  1. rohand Savant

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    Renew the whole rig
     
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  2. Gambler Augur

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    To understand VR/AR, you need to understand this video:

    https://vimeo.com/97903574

    Unfortunately, most people cranking out VR software don't get it. It's hilarious that most VR apps still have flat interfaces a-la Windows.

    Think about it. You're wearing this amazing 3d vision helmet, and it's used to create a shitty, blurry version of a computer monitor, which displays mostly static text that could be easily printed on paper, which in itself is just a recording of human speech that describes some object or process in the real world. Every layer here could go far beyond what's possible in the previous layer. Speech can be used to describe things that don't exist in real world. Print media can capture and explain things that would be completely impractical in spoken form. Monitors can show dynamic, interactive information that's far richer than anything seen on paper. Finally, VR can move you past interfaces, right into the digital simulation that allows for direct and immediate interaction that takes full advantage of your spacial thinking and kinetic intuition.
     
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  3. Venser Savant

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    Almost a week passed since I last wore VR HMD and my vision is still pretty fucked. Became very sensitive to light after just 3 VR play sesstions. Gonna visit eye doctor on Monday

    :negative:
     
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  4. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Wasteland 2
    I was playing around with the Blade Runner apartment recreated in Unity (used to be on Steam but WB had it taken down) and the apartment itself was alright, but what really surprised me was when you go round the back to Deckard's balcony and can look out/down onto the cityscape, complete with some of the famous adverts from the opening scene and a police spinner buzzing your floor now and again.
     
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  5. Venser Savant

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  6. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    I tried Google's 15m "Age of Sail" VR movie. Wasn't particularly impressed by the art direction and animation style, which made it feel as if the characters were moving at 5fps whilst the seas were running at 90, and the story itself was worse than the average animation short on youtube, but when the seas start churning and the boat is pitched back and forth I had flashbacks to some of the better naval stories I read in my childhood. It's those little moments, when VR almost hits that sweet spot of muh immershuns, you start to feel good about purchasing an overpriced piece of shit that sits on your desk gathering dust for most of the week.
     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Few hours later...


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  8. Venser Savant

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    It's like drugs, you know it's bad for you but it's an amazing experience. So I'm still excited about the future of VR. Back to playing PSVR with 20% brightness and I want higher res display.
     
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  9. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    And as with drugs,it rots away your body and you die miserable in a ditch. Go and hike a mountain instead of burning your eyes with a sweaty box on your head. Real life is far better than that shit. Unless you are a cripple,then that sucks.
     
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  10. Drax Arcane

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    Says the guy in the videogame forum.
     
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  11. tritosine2k Scholar

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    https://archive.fo/EqfXn
    https://www.displaydaily.com/articl...ed-displays-sorry-but-there-is-no-santa-claus
    "While there have been, and will continue to be, success with niche HMD products (there are military, industrial and medical uses), these are very different from being high volume consumer products."

    https://www.displaydaily.com/article/display-daily/professional-vr-is-different-from-consumer-vr

    Consumer vr = another pie in the sky, like "otakucoin"...
     
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