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Virtual Reality, Anyone?

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  1. 97TracerMD

    97TracerMD FEOA Member

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    With my Tracer is top shape and nothing left to fix, I needed a new hobby. I found myself a great price on an Oculus Rift from Craigslist and found myself an absorbing new hobby! So I was just wondering if anyone else on FEOA is into VR.

    To get a topic going, if it is to go anywhere, I'll just share my VR experience so far...

    After a few days of research into the various setups available (between Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the various Windows offerings) I decided to go with the Oculus Rift because it was supposed to be the most comfortable with the best controllers. I am not disappointed. I never have to stop playing for discomfort, and I've logged hours at a time in Skyrim VR!

    I got an extra sensor for "roomscale" VR and it's incredible! Skyrim VR and Pokerstars VR are my favorite games for the moment, but I thoroughly enjoy a handful of others from racing to shooting to general "exploration" and "experience" games.

    The only game that has the ability to give me any sort of motion sickness (and only if I maneuver in such a way as to try to induce motion sickness) is called "Distance," in which you drive a sci-fi car that can jump, sprout wings and fly, and generally do crazy cool, high speed sci-fi driving.

    The graphics blow me away! It's so immersive! I got a wireless adapter for the rift by a company called "TPcat" but I'll be returning it soon. Although the wireless experience is incredible, it is utterly ruined by laggy performance, a mild reduction in image clarity, and general bugginess. If it weren't for the fact that the setup would cost 5x what my car did, I would going for the Vive Pro with a wireless setup. But I'm happy enough with the Rift to keep it for the foreseeable future.

    The last time I had used VR (Virtual Boy notwithstanding) was in the early 90's in a mall that had this massively bulky headset and by todays standards utterly laughable graphics and performance, but it was really impressive. The Oculus Rift has blown me away. Today's VR is, IMO, the ultimate gaming experience!

    Anyway, if anyone wants to talk more about VR, games, hardware, etc, I look forward to discussing it with you :)
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    i have the ps4 vr setup. its pretty cool, but i work too much to even use it. its sitting in a box right now.
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    Oh God, I hope my kid doesn't find out about this VR stuff. :stinkyfeet:
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    I've got the Vive and an OLD i7 860. Technically shouldn't work but it works quite well tbh. I've played several hours of Pokerstars VR and it is fantastic. I've also got about 100 hours into Beatsaber. The modding community is insane for this game and there are thousands of player made songs to play. I've also been streaming some on https://www.twitch.tv/poxirl

    Also tried out a crap-ton of other free games and experiences are all over the place. Some are amazing but lack detail or purpose. Seems like a lot are just 1 man projects that got added to steam etc. I grabbed a couple games from a humble bundle. Accounting plus is by far the strangest game/environment I've ever seen.

    I'm saving up to upgrade to a coffee lake, looking for a good deal on 8700k and motherboard.

    Lots of fun to be had. Also my 4 and 6 year olds love playing games too. Rec Room is great. They have child accounts so there is no voice chat. No f-bombs. I only let them play for a little while at a time though. No idea what long exposure will do to growing eyes and brains!
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    I have discovered that long (or medium) exposure causes them to have no interest in anything other than screens.
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