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many lulz were had today

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I admit that to anyone watching you swinging golf clubs at thin air you would like a twat. But inside the rift you would be hitting a monster drive down the first at Pebble Beach and thus wouldn't give a toss about anyone watching you


Still don't geddit what's so enjoyable about hitting a ball with a stick in a very uncomfortable manner.


I will never be able to play football like a top player, I will never be able to hit a serve like a tennis pro, I will never be able to drive an F1 car. However, every so often, rare though it may be, I CAN absolutely spank a five iron with a touch of draw and spin it back to within 2ft of the pin just like Tiger Woods can, or sink a 40ft putt like Rory. Sure, they can do it more often but every now and then I can do it just as well as they can.

Also, top golfers very occasionally hook/slice the shit out of a drive and dump it out of bounds and I can do that too!

As for the rift... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA how to price the next big thing right out of the market. Killed at birth. Awesome job guys, 500 for a vomit inducer.

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Also, top golfers very occasionally hook/slice the shit out of a drive and dump it out of bounds and I can do that too!


That sir, is my specialty

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So... there's a Summer promotion (easily found on scan.co.uk here) where you can get a Rift plus the newish Oculus Touch controllers as a bundle.

Rift is normally 500 quid.

Controllers are normally 100 quid.

The bundle is... 400 quid.

I caved, should be here by next week

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It's a great price!

Want a great VR game which eases you into the whole experience without making you vomit? Narcosis.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/366870/Narcosis/

Playing through that game right now and it's bloody brilliant, both terrifying and amazing, you're inside a high tech dive suit walking along the sea bed trying not to fall to your death, or get crushed or get eaten by the horrors of the deep sea, the atmosphere and graphics is stunning and its slow paced movement helps you adjust to VR.

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I really want VR, I really want the Vive, but the price of the oculus is making it harder to get something else!

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It's a great price!

Want a great VR game which eases you into the whole experience without making you vomit? Narcosis.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/366870/Narcosis/

Playing through that game right now and it's bloody brilliant, both terrifying and amazing, you're inside a high tech dive suit walking along the sea bed trying not to fall to your death, or get crushed or get eaten by the horrors of the deep sea, the atmosphere and graphics is stunning and its slow paced movement helps you adjust to VR.


Haha oh dear, I only just spotted that you posted about the deal a few weeks ago... my bad!

I'll check that one out once I've finished nerding out in Elite... I also finally took a punt on Euro Truck Simulator 2 since everyone keeps saying it's surprising how good it is and it's compatible with VR so gotta be worth a shot at three quid.

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The short NeoReview: Fuck me.

The longer NeoReview: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck me.

The proper review:

So the resolution you can see doesn't really match up with a decent 1920x1080 panel, you'll see blurry bits in your peripheral vision and you can make out pixels. It took about 5 minutes before I didn't care.

The Touch controllers, the little I've used of them so far, are pretty cool. The hand display in the screen matched up exactly with where I "felt" my hands should be and moved perfectly in time. I haven't played any games with them yet but I've experimented with a few things in SteamVR and it matches up very well, the tracking is excellent. It suggests you need a 1x1m play area but I don't have that in this room, to be honest I mainly bought this for sit-down games like Elite. I may try the other stuff in the living room at some point.

Elite... I will never go back. I hadn't even got my HOTAS set up when I first tried it to see what it looked like. The whole glowy UI thing makes PERFECT sense when you're using VR. It's so intuitive and the way things come into focus when you look at them works perfectly. It also makes landing way more interesting because you naturally look at the station while trying to align, moving your head up and around as you head for the letterbox which makes it much easier than on a flat monitor.

I bought a little VR cinema program called Whirligig just to see if movies would be any good. Resolution isn't amazing and the peripheral vision bits are slightly blurry again, but with a decent quality film (I tried it with Captain America Civil War 1080p) and a theme like sitting in a living room, I was watching a movie on a screen the size of my living room wall and it seemed perfectly natural. I may never visit the cinema again.

All this is beside the point though, because I now know something everyone has been saying for ages: You don't "get" VR until you've tried it. Lots of people have posted reviews like mine and they still didn't sway me, but after using it this really is going to be the game-changer everyone thought it would be. At least in my mind, and I've barely even scratched the surface of using it yet.

Oh, and no motion sickness or eye strain so far!

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FUUUUUUUUUCK!

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Welcome to VR, it's effing amazing

Have a play around with supersampling, it works wonders in VR, makes everything crisp and makes text much easier to read. In SteamVR Beta go to Settings then Developer and it's under there.

Must give Whirligig a try to watch some films with... "AMAZING FOR WATCHING PORN. IF YOU SEE ME IN THIS APP I AM MASTERBATING." Did you leave that review for Whirligig Neonin? What VR does very well is scale, large objects don't translate well on a monitor I've come to realise since using VR. Like Subnautica for instance, the mothership which crashes looks tiny on my 24" monitor but when slap on my Vive and look at the crashed mothership it's freaking huge, very intimidating because it makes you feel incredibly small. Or like in The Solus Project, that game is a marvel in VR, seeing the gigantic moons circle around you is a sight to behold, which is missed entirely on a 2D monitor, it's just not the same, they're frighteningly massive in VR. :o

Also, have a look at VorpX if there's some games you'd love to play in VR. And try Half Life 2 in VR, go on, I dare ya, that'll test your stomach for you.

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UPDATE: Robo Recall, that came free with the Rift, may be the most fun I've had in a game in years :D

Grabbing robots, tearing them apart, then throwing the pieces at other robots is fun. Reaching down to the sides to grab a pair of pistols and start blasting is really fun. Reaching over your shoulders to pull out a pair of shotguns is... fucking epic. Despite how silly it looks to other people it makes you feel like a total badass in the game. And don't get me started on catching bullets and throwing them back at the bad guys!

Tenz is gonna cave...

I didn't leave the porn review. I gave it one try but either I didn't set it up right or the experience is just weird. I'm leaning on not setting it up right because it looked distorted, but to be honest (heathen alert) I don't really watch porn anyway.

Scale is definitely the thing. VorpX is on my list for Borderlands 2 and Skyrim when I get bored of Elite and Euro Truck. I'm seriously considering setting this thing up in the living room already just because of how great it would be to have the free playing area, I've already punched my desk and bed frame numerous times...

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I want to get Robo Recall, looks great, luckily there's a program which makes it work with the Vive. Raw Data and Sairento VR on Steam are meant to be great alternatives to Robo Recall too if you like that style of gameplay for VR.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/436320/Raw_Data/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/555880/Sairento_VR/

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