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Virtual Reality

Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by John Marwood, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Is it available?

    Is it affordable?

    Is it any good?
     
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    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    I play farpoint on the PlayStation vr headset.
    Game and gun controller was £74
    Psvr headset was around £300

    .... Of course, a PlayStation 4 helps too.

    Very immersive
    Some games can make you feel dizzy/sick , however I've not suffered this issue myself.
    As far as gaming on the PlayStation, I would never go back to 2D games and only play using VR now.

    YMMV.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I have seen videos of people I know having this inflicted on them - one involved being attacked by giant spiders, with swords.

    One person ended up running into a real wall which "wasn't there" in the virtual set-up, in order to escape certain death....
     
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    It's a larf.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Whenever I've used it, it has left me feeling rather sick.
     
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    Mmm . . . what I’m taking from this thread is that it might be unwise to wear your VR helmet near a motorway.
     
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    YMMV depending on what you play, etc.

    If you try the Gear VR, you'll probably find it makes you sick. A lack of positional tracking will do that. Proper VR is done on a PC or at a stretch the PSVR right now - it's way better than the mobile guff. If you want to try it out, stick to stuff that has you teleporting around, because moving around with a trackpad requires some "VR legs" first. Doesn't bother me any more, I regularly play a Counter-Strike like game called Pavlov now.
     
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    Just been (virtually) to SXSW in Austin, Texas for a gig. VR is coming on in leaps and bounds.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Still makes me feel like throwing up though.
     
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    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Don't worry

    HS2 is being designed this way

    Never leave the house

    See Hopton Heights

    Whooooosh
     
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    You've been trying the wrong VR, probably the 3 degrees of freedom crap (rotation but no positional movement). I do the odd bit of work on the Oculus Go (which has no positional tracking) and despite having 3 years of VR under my belt, I still get a little queezy in it sometimes.

    The stuff that tracks your head movement is way better.
     
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