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tolga

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#1 2 years ago

I got an Oculus Gear VR as a bday present 2 weeks ago. When I first put it on, I tough it looked like shit. resolution is bad and easy to see pixels. After using it for 40 sec It sucked me in. I completely forgot about the pixels and It blew my mind. Maybe because I expected it to me just too shitty ... idk. Now I ve been playing Minecraft and I don't think I ll play in on PC ever again. Also I never get sick or dizzy which is weird cause a lot of people are complaining about that.

What are your guys' VR expreinces (Rift, Vive, Gear, Cardboard) ?

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#2 2 years ago

I hope to get a Vive at some point.

I've not tried any VR but the tech really interests me.


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#3 2 years ago

tolga I got an Oculus Gear VR as a bday present 2 weeks ago. When I first put it on, I tough it looked like shit. resolution is bad and easy to see pixels. After using it for 40 sec It sucked me in. I completely forgot about the pixels and It blew my mind. Maybe because I expected it to me just too shitty ... idk. Now I ve been playing Minecraft and I don't think I ll play in on PC ever again. Also I never get sick or dizzy which is weird cause a lot of people are complaining about that.

What are your guys' VR expreinces (Rift, Vive, Gear, Cardboard) ?

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I had the chance to try the Oculus developers' kit last year at the game developers' college in my university city. It looked alright to me, even if it was not as overwhelming as I would have thought. However, after about 20 minutes, it made me feel really nauseous. But they told me that I was moving around a lot in-"game" and that the consumer models cut down on those effects a lot in addition to having much higher-resolution screens. I have a standing invitation to try out their newly installed consumer version and the Vive some time, so I guess I will take them up on it. Fingers crossed this "new frontier" is not simply going to leave me behind...


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#4 2 years ago

I briefly used the GearVR with some random star fighter type game, and the Oculus Rift pre-consumer version at CES 2016. Neither was quite what I imagined them to be, but they quickly sucked me in. I'm too poor to buy VR just yet, but I will in a couple years when I have a real job. By then maybe a second will have been released with some improvements.




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#5 2 years ago

I haven't had any firsthand experience with VR yet, and I have to admit I was skeptical at first. But after watching YouTubers play some of the games released for VR so far, the idea is growing on me. There's a lot of work to be done on it before it can even measure up to present platforms, but the Vive seems to be heading in the right direction.

There's a fascinating element in the way your psyche reacts, too. People have reported that being near fire in VR experiences actually give them a sensation of warmth. It's obviously not "real"; it's a trick of the mind. But it's interesting nonetheless.




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#6 2 years ago

I haven't had a chance to try them yet, but I think they'd be great for aircraft sims. It would be nice if a combination of VR headset and motion sensor controls could enable you to play games while burning some calories.




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#7 2 years ago

I tried a VR headset once and was not impressed. Apperently im told people like me dont exist and 100% everyone that tries it must be in love with VR. Meh. Ill wait for the tech to mature (unless it does like 3D TVs) and get one then. perhaps it will also have nice games in it by then too (though Truck Simulators in VR sound nice)

SerioThere's a fascinating element in the way your psyche reacts, too. People have reported that being near fire in VR experiences actually give them a sensation of warmth. It's obviously not "real"; it's a trick of the mind. But it's interesting nonetheless.

Thats nothing new. People seeing image (as in still photo) of a fire also report such experience. In fact there is a TV channel that does nothing but broadcasts a fireplace because people feel warmer looking at it. its a cheap maps fireplace. This is because quite early in our lives we learn that fire means hot and this association does not dissapear even if we look at the picture of the fire. Its just a trick of how our memory works by association rather than sensory input.