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• (top left) Oculus Rift [$600 (with controller)]
• (top right) PlayStation VR [$tba]
• (bottom left) HTC Vive [$tba]
• (bottom right) Google Cardboard [around $10 (requires smartphone with gyroscope)]

I'm looking to buy a new smartphone with a gyroscope so I can try out Google Cardboard myself - so far I am only interested in VR so I can view my movies/show inside an immersive cinema theater without anyone kicking my seat behind me.

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VR gaming doesn't interest me yet. VR requires double the processing power compared to a standard game (I'd rather have double the amount of polygons or effects or better physics than VR). Plus these VR headsets will just become a rats nest behind your head with all the wires making it only practical for "sitting-based" games (driving games). And each headset is hocking their own proprietary motion control accessories which I never liked (especially when motion controls only show a levitating hand).

o London Heist demo. Levitating hands are in all VR motion control games. 1 step forward and another step backward for greater immersion.

Anyone try any VR device yet?

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I think I'm just going to keep waiting another few generations of tech.
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i have cardboard with my nexus 6. i wouldn't want to wear it for more than 10 min. just not comfy or practical.
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i have cardboard with my nexus 6. i wouldn't want to wear it for more than 10 min. just not comfy or practical.
Staple a sock around it! laugh out loud

There are other versions for android, that look more comfortable, on Amazon and still relatively cheap.
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that's what she said.
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I played some FPS on a VR headset for about 3 minutes total. At the 30 second mark I could feel myself getting dizzy/motion sickness setting in. Wasn't fun, probably won't do it again anytime soon.
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What do I think of VR... I think I want it but I think it will be a mistake to be an early adopter.

That said, there's a 75% chance I will be an early adopter on the ps4.
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I'm going to get vive if its less than 800. screw rift... they lied all the way up to release saying expect 350 price tag. hell the guy even said it might as well not even exist at a 600 dollar price tag. I will say vr is not a gimick but screw then for the lies

funny all the people who say vr sucks never tried anything beyond cardboard
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I have the Samsung Gear VR for my S6. I mainly bought it in order to watch netflix while laying in bed. For that, it works well. What I wasn't expecting is that the pixels are magnified by the lenses, becoming very visible, red, green, and blue dots. The S6 has best in class pixel density, better than the iPhone 6s and yet it's a glaring problem no one talks about. When watching a movie the problem disappears during motion scenes, but is present in every still scene, every still picture, and any time you're not moving your head. VR games are nauseating for me on this device, but of course experience in this area will differ for everyone. For the record I get car sick fairly easily, so it was no surprise I can't stomach this VR experience, apart from watching non VR videos. My S6 overheats after just a few minutes of full-on VR. This is another wide-spread problem for this setup that Samsung keeps hush hush. You can bypass the heat warning with a tap, but it breaks the VR experience to tell you it's overheating. Half the time the phone is just warm, other times it's very warm. All that being said, the absolute coolness of the VR experience, even if short and pixelated, is worth the price.
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I have the Samsung Gear VR for my S6. I mainly bought it in order to watch netflix while laying in bed. For that, it works well. What I wasn't expecting is that the pixels are magnified by the lenses, becoming very visible, red, green, and blue dots. The S6 has best in class pixel density, better than the iPhone 6s and yet it's a glaring problem no one talks about. When watching a movie the problem disappears during motion scenes, but is present in every still scene, every still picture, and any time you're not moving your head. VR games are nauseating for me on this device, but of course experience in this area will differ for everyone. For the record I get car sick fairly easily, so it was no surprise I can't stomach this VR experience, apart from watching non VR videos. My S6 overheats after just a few minutes of full-on VR. This is another wide-spread problem for this setup that Samsung keeps hush hush. You can bypass the heat warning with a tap, but it breaks the VR experience to tell you it's overheating. Half the time the phone is just warm, other times it's very warm. All that being said, the absolute coolness of the VR experience, even if short and pixelated, is worth the price.
I actually haven't read anything about seeing RGB pixels until yours. Do you have 20/15 vision? Though the overheating for smartphone VR is a common one I have read - but enabling airplane mode and disabling wi-fi has always resolved overheating in prior smartphone games I have played.

If there's no games I want this year, I'll probably get the Samsung Gear VR and a Galaxy S7 in 2016 for the movie theater apps and if the overheating problem has cooled.
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What do I think of VR... I think I want it but I think it will be a mistake to be an early adopter.

That said, there's a 75% chance I will be an early adopter on the ps4.
I'm not even that good at R. I think I'll try learning that before attempting VR.
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I'm going to get vive if its less than 800. screw rift... they lied all the way up to release saying expect 350 price tag. hell the guy even said it might as well not even exist at a 600 dollar price tag....
+1 and lol do you happen to have a source for that statement? Priceless if I true. I didn't read the AMA that was done itself, but all the summaries I've read about it make it sound like no real answer/explanation was given.

At $350 I was mildly curious/interested, but I could understand why so many others where excited. At $600 on top of a capable computer I don't see it having much hope at all. Eve Valkyrie likely won't help the situation as example software if it's anything similar to what CCP has been involved with before (the Dust 514 train wreck hit me pretty good).
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there was an article on ign. there's a rumor they will sell a rift plus pc for 1500. we shall see
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+1 and lol do you happen to have a source for that statement? Priceless if I true. I didn't read the AMA that was done itself, but all the summaries I've read about it make it sound like no real answer/explanation was given.

At $350 I was mildly curious/interested, but I could understand why so many others where excited. At $600 on top of a capable computer I don't see it having much hope at all. Eve Valkyrie likely won't help the situation as example software if it's anything similar to what CCP has been involved with before (the Dust 514 train wreck hit me pretty good).
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/c..._how_good/
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I will say if the reviews from Joe Schmoe are stellar, and I have some way to test it out beforehand (stereoscopic stuff hasn't always been great for me, having one eye at 20/40 and the other at 20/400 probably doesn't help) I might go for it.
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