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14-07-2016, 07:41 PM
the current wave of VR headsets
Have any of you guys tried them? Are they a quickly dying fad like 3D TVs, or will grandma be rushing out to get one in 2018? Laugh out load

My only experience with VR headsets was the Virtual Boy, which gave me a headache with its monochromatic graphics. I think they've improved just a bit since then.... Just a bit, lol.

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15-07-2016, 04:00 AM
RE: the current wave of VR headsets
At work.

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Are you talking about the overpriced box of mirrors you drop a smart phone into?

If so then Thumbsup too people with more money than sense who're too lazy to Google search and build a cheap cardboard item for themselves.

If you're talking about something like 'Google chrome'?

No idea.
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15-07-2016, 05:03 AM
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They have a lot of potential. But currently as it stands they're a new novelty at best.

Give 'em 5-6-7 years and they'll be worth a purchase IMO. Provided the industry don't fuck it up.

Currently the best use I've seen for them is some theme park somewhere is using VR headsets on a roller coaster ride to simulate you flying around a city as a superhero.
That is fucking awesome! Take my money! But sitting in a roller coaster and physically feeling what you're watching is very different to standing in your living room.

They'll be fantastic for the horror genre.
Imagine PT in VR... fuck that noise!!
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15-07-2016, 10:38 AM (This post was last modified: 15-07-2016 10:50 AM by cactus.)
RE: the current wave of VR headsets
(15-07-2016 05:03 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Currently the best use I've seen for them is some theme park somewhere is using VR headsets on a roller coaster ride to simulate you flying around a city as a superhero.
That is fucking awesome! Take my money! But sitting in a roller coaster and physically feeling what you're watching is very different to standing in your living room.

I've done the motion theater things, the ones with 3d glasses. They're pretty fun, but this sounds much more awesome, if only a bit nauseating.

I just can't see myself walking around in my living room wearing an Oculus Rift, though. Why would I ever want to do that? Laugh out load
The most interesting development in VR that I've seen was a projector that would project onto every surface on one side of your room, basically extending your TV out to your entire field of view. In practice, though, you'd need an empty room with no windows for that to really work well. Good luck picking off that sniper that's literally camouflaged by the plant that's sitting in the corner of your room. Also, since the projector is offset from the position of your eyes, you'd see gaps of unlit areas around any objects in the room. It would definitely work better as a headlamp, than as a table-mounted projector.

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15-07-2016, 04:33 PM
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Quote:I just can't see myself walking around in my living room wearing an Oculus Rift, though. Why would I ever want to do that? Laugh out load

That's what they say about anything new like this. "why would I want that?"
Next minute you're down at pottery barn replacing broken furniture.
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16-07-2016, 12:45 AM
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(15-07-2016 10:38 AM)cactus Wrote:  I just can't see myself walking around in my living room wearing an Oculus Rift, though. Why would I ever want to do that? Laugh out load

The experience of moving around generally gives people a greater sense of immersion within a simulation, as opposed to sitting down with just a mouse/keyboard.

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16-07-2016, 01:22 AM
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Oh and porn's gonna lead the way on this, like they do with many new media things (it's why blueray won out and not hd dvd).
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16-07-2016, 03:16 AM
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16-07-2016, 05:14 AM
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(16-07-2016 01:22 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Oh and porn's gonna lead the way on this, like they do with many new media things (it's why blueray won out and not hd dvd).
PornHub for one has already started releasing porn made specifically for VR headsets. Laugh out load

Well... and then there's Japan...

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16-07-2016, 07:41 AM
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The only thing surprising about that picture is that the Japanese didn't already do it 20 years ago.
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