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After several false starts it looks like VR should be in our homes within the next year or so.

 

I think this is the most exciting development in gaming since online multiplayer and possibly the most groundbreaking technology in gaming ever.

 

Because a mate of mine is making it, I have had a go on this racing game and it was mind blowing.

 

 

It's basically just a 3D Wipeout in VR, but the sensation of being immersed in another world was complete and looking about to see upcoming turns and boosts completely changes gaming. The surrealism of being in another world with such ease was reminiscent of a drug experience. Never mind Ketamine, get yourself in a VR-hole.

I have had a go on a couple of the horror/creepy games and they are pretty good too. The Omni is a bit scary, but perhaps it will have health benefits. :lol:

 

I think Oculus are going to struggle, they have been terrible at keeping people up to date, have now been bought out by the dreaded facebook and it is far more likely you are going to want to sit on your sofa (next to your console) to go VR than sit at your PC - so I am looking forward to see how Morpheus goes.

 

Anyone else looking forward to Leisure Suit Larry VR then?

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looks interesting that, the Omni i'd assume would work better but will be serious money!

 

 

cost/hassle/comfort will make or break them, people didn't take up 3DBlu-ray well, no one really likes sitting with glasses on so a big headset etc will need to work hard to win people over.

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Very much looking forward to this, Q1 2016 is the predicted release date of the retail version.

The PC requuirements could cause a stumbling block for many people though..

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I don't think it's going to happen as a big general public phenomenon.

I agree with Ant on 3D, people don't like having to stick a thing on their face unless they are already well in the geek/gaming ecosystem, your casual CoD/Fifa player or the social media gamers (who make up the majority of those spending) won't give a shit beyond possibly the novelty early on.

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Have you had a go Andrew?

 

I think the sofa will win it, which is where the Rift falls down, not many people have a high spec pc in their lounge. Remains to be seen if the PS4 has enough grunt to make PlaystationVR effective. Notably Sony have left if off their roster at CES.

 

I've had a go on EVE on the Oculus DK2 and it is spectacular. If VR doesn't make it it will be down to mismanagement because the tech is game-changing and the application potential phenomenal.

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Have you had a go Andrew?

 

I think the sofa will win it, which is where the Rift falls down, not many people have a high spec pc in their lounge. Remains to be seen if the PS4 has enough grunt to make PlaystationVR effective. Notably Sony have left if off their roster at CES.

 

I've had a go on EVE on the Oculus DK2 and it is spectacular. If VR doesn't make it it will be down to mismanagement because the tech is game-changing and the application potential phenomenal.

 

The only game I've seen show off the Oculus Rift is Minecraft and the Wipeout-esque game above. Do you lot think it will be similar God-games, or will the technology be able to manage frenetic games like COD, or the like?

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Have you had a go Andrew?

 

I think the sofa will win it, which is where the Rift falls down, not many people have a high spec pc in their lounge. Remains to be seen if the PS4 has enough grunt to make PlaystationVR effective. Notably Sony have left if off their roster at CES.

 

I've had a go on EVE on the Oculus DK2 and it is spectacular. If VR doesn't make it it will be down to mismanagement because the tech is game-changing and the application potential phenomenal.

 

I have in early-ish stages of the sony one.

 

I'm not saying I don't think they're pretty cool but they won't catch on with the general public after the novelty factor wears off. Their application is too specific.

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@Fish

 

Since Microsoft is a partner for Rift, the headset will support Windows and later OSX and Linux. You will have to have the following recommended hardware specs to experience Oculus Rift:

 

NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater

Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

8GB+ RAM

Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

2x USB 3.0 ports

Windows 7 SP1 or newer

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Ta, but I guess I was asking a question that Andrew has answered. Rift isn't going to really change the landscape, it'll be a fad.

 

I watched a youtube of Microsoft using their "Hololens" to play Minecraft and I was impressed, but guessed the application of the Rift would be fairly limited?

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I'm talking about VR generally - rift may not make it to the mainstream but the potential for VR, now that it works, is immense - the applications yet to be realised will change things.

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Football Manager VR, so your gestures are recognised in-game and Pardew can actually headbutt you in the Technical area.

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I'm talking about VR generally - rift may not make it to the mainstream but the potential for VR, now that it works, is immense - the applications yet to be realised will change things.

 

I don't think they will.

 

At the end of the day its a new type of monitor that can only be viewed by one person at a time.

 

There aren't tons of applications for that.

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If some egghead can crack a social side of things, it'll be massive. As a man who hates socialising unless it suits me, this suits me to the ground; I'll watch all my films and TV in VR, listen to music while accompanied by a Rez-style interface, take virtual tours of places I'll never visit, enjoy POV porn in a whole new way.

 

FWIW, I don't have a good PC but I've got a PS4 so I'll be picking Morpheus up day one.

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If some egghead can crack a social side of things, it'll be massive. As a man who hates socialising unless it suits me, this suits me to the ground; I'll watch all my films and TV in VR, listen to music while accompanied by a Rez-style interface, take virtual tours of places I'll never visit, enjoy POV porn in a whole new way.

 

FWIW, I don't have a good PC but I've got a PS4 so I'll be picking Morpheus up day one.

 

Maybe something, where you can watch a normal movie in VR, with a friend as if they were sat beside you.

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The problem with most of those applications is that a screen works just as well.

The mars thing for example, curiosity has a camera that you pan, it has one lense, why is VR better than a screen that multiple people can see and costs a fraction of the price?

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It will have a cinematic mode, meaning you sit in front of a huge (5m) virtual screen to play any games or watch any movie (netflix too).

 

This is fucking mint. No wonder everyone on here is so excited about this new technology.

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