The VR thread. U R Not red(e) Oculus Quest announced $399: Vive $599!

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Started by Mmm_fish_tacos, Sep 05, 2015, 06:10 PM

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How sick of Pi's VR hype are you?


So, since Home came out, I've been using my DK2 like crazy. Earlier today the foam on the left side of the DK2 detached. I thought "no biggie, I'll just crazy glue it back on". So I added a nice line of glue, pressed the foam on, waited a few mins and proceeded to play Gunjack for about 15 mins. At that point I got thirsty and went to take the HMD off, which is when I noticed the Rift had glommed itself to my left cheek (Resistance is futile!). It seems some of the glue had seeped through the foam and glued my cheek to the cushion.

After a few seconds of panic, I calmed down enough to call my neighbor to come over and help me, which he did (after he laughed his dog off). Now after an hour my face is Rift free and I'm the owner of a nice, baby smooth, acetone peeled cheek. :D

Moral of the story: Always let the glue dry.


FOV is a tricky one but it doesn't affect me at all. Everytime I went into a game, I never noticed it. I only get fully-immersed every now and then, but right now I'm really focussing on the headset and the software, so I'm always aware that it's new and that I should be excited. I think immersion will improve as you use the Rift more, you will start to focus less on the fact you're actually wearing a headset.

Screen door effect is definitely there, it's not noticeable in bright games, but dark ones and ones with text can make it appear. You forget about it.

Resolution is lower than I expected, you can't replace a monitor with this. However, I could comfortably watch Netflix in it. Games look A-OK in terms of resolution.

Overall Impressions fudge yeah! I love VR! It's worth the wait, it's crazy good. Like, just, guys. I hope you all get your Rift soon, incredible piece of technology!

I think my mother summed it up brilliantly, she said:

"But it's like a dream, I have a memory of what just happened like it was real" She called it "mindblowing" and it really is mindblowing.

Having my own personal private cinema room is insane. Its so effortless. Crack open a beer and pull up a movie on Netflix and i'm there. I'm actually THERE (Presence is a utterly mind-blowing feeling, especialy when you're immersed in a movie, WHILST immersed in a virtual cinema...).

I have already spent 8 hours today watching movies. I actually want to just WATCH things now, as opposed to lazily browsing Reddit whilst something plays on my second display in my peripheral.

This is just crazy, Palmer, you beautiful basket, thank you for bestowing this glorious gift of VR upon us humble consumers.