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#3211 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:18 AM

I didn’t watch the stream. Is it true you only fight one enemy at a time?

On the contrary,  you can now fire at independent targets using spells and move controllers. That said, I'd wager the combat was nerfed to accommodate VR as it would be difficult to rebalance everything in VR so I would expect to not get as overwhelmed as you would in the 2D version.



#3212 Bleedingwickedly   CAG CAGiversary!   2646 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:50 AM

On the contrary,  you can now fire at independent targets using spells and move controllers. That said, I'd wager the combat was nerfed to accommodate VR as it would be difficult to rebalance everything in VR so I would expect to not get as overwhelmed as you would in the 2D version.



I’ll have to check it out then. I remember reports after e3 were pretty negative on it. And fighting one enemy at a time seemed to be a huge negative.
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#3213 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:38 AM

The new version just integrates the headphone jack into the headset so there's one less cable to manage. It doesn't force you to use earbuds.

 

But if you're using an over-the-ear headphone, which I'm using, you might still use a longer audio cable or you will have a hard time to put on or off the headset and the headphone. So, it doesn't make much difference to me other than the sound control is now on the headset, no need to trace the cable blindly



#3214 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:02 PM

Do you guys who have PSVR recommend getting some over-ear cone headphones instead of the in ear buds that come with it?  Is the immersion factor that much better?  Are any of these Turtle Beach headsets that are on sale during BF any good?  I don't know anything about headphones and what is good or not.  What kind of $$ would I be looking to spend on a good set that would be worth it?



#3215 gmsick   $50,000... CASH!!! CAGiversary!   1406 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

Do you guys who have PSVR recommend getting some over-ear cone headphones instead of the in ear buds that come with it? Is the immersion factor that much better? Are any of these Turtle Beach headsets that are on sale during BF any good? I don't know anything about headphones and what is good or not. What kind of $$ would I be looking to spend on a good set that would be worth it?

yes get over the ear. I bought some sentey surround sounds of of amazon for around $30. They work perfectly. Spend more if you want a better brand though.

#3216 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65897 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Do you guys who have PSVR recommend getting some over-ear cone headphones instead of the in ear buds that come with it?  Is the immersion factor that much better?  Are any of these Turtle Beach headsets that are on sale during BF any good?  I don't know anything about headphones and what is good or not.  What kind of $$ would I be looking to spend on a good set that would be worth it?

I use these in-ear buds and they work really well for the $15 they cost:

 

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B0038W0K2U/


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#3217 chipzilla   My teeth are extra sharp ♪ ♪ My body's extra hairy ♪ CAGiversary!   288 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:46 PM

Do you guys who have PSVR recommend getting some over-ear cone headphones instead of the in ear buds that come with it?  Is the immersion factor that much better?  Are any of these Turtle Beach headsets that are on sale during BF any good?  I don't know anything about headphones and what is good or not.  What kind of $$ would I be looking to spend on a good set that would be worth it?

I have the Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR headset, which is designed to fit over VR headgear. They have great sound quality and are comfortable. I believe they are worth the I paid $50 for them.

 

https://www.amazon.c...le beach ps4 vr


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#3218 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Do you guys who have PSVR recommend getting some over-ear cone headphones instead of the in ear buds that come with it?  Is the immersion factor that much better?  Are any of these Turtle Beach headsets that are on sale during BF any good?  I don't know anything about headphones and what is good or not.  What kind of $$ would I be looking to spend on a good set that would be worth it?

 

I don't think it matters much for immersion factor, unless you're in a noisy environment and depends on if you like playing games or watching movies with a headphone and what kind of headphone already. While an over-ear cone headphones might be more comfy than earbud, it definitely add more weight to already hefty VR headset and cumbersome to put on and off.



#3219 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:09 PM

I don't think it matters much for immersion factor, unless you're in a noisy environment and depends on if you like playing games or watching movies with a headphone and what kind of headphone already. While an over-ear cone headphones might be more comfy than earbud, it definitely add more weight to already hefty VR headset and cumbersome to put on and off.

Well I typically game in my home theater with a pretty high end sound system.  But I realize I can't get that same experience with VR since it's just different and I won't be in the same location I am when doing normal gaming.  It's also not really noisy where I am gaming.  But I just thought maybe the over ear ones would kind of completely drown out any kind of ambient noises, even just making a better "seal" than the ear buds so that it just is more immersive.  I'm not too concerned about it being too cumbersome though, I used over ear headphones when demo'ing it and didn't really notice them as something that was bothersome.

 

Those $60 Turtle Beach headphones that @chipzilla linked to have decent reviews as well.  I wonder if those are any of the ones that are on sale during the BF sales going on.  I'll have to check it out thanks.



#3220 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

Well I typically game in my home theater with a pretty high end sound system.  But I realize I can't get that same experience with VR since it's just different and I won't be in the same location I am when doing normal gaming.  It's also not really noisy where I am gaming.  But I just thought maybe the over ear ones would kind of completely drown out any kind of ambient noises, even just making a better "seal" than the ear buds so that it just is more immersive.  I'm not too concerned about it being too cumbersome though, I used over ear headphones when demo'ing it and didn't really notice them as something that was bothersome.

 

Those $60 Turtle Beach headphones that @chipzilla linked to have decent reviews as well.  I wonder if those are any of the ones that are on sale during the BF sales going on.  I'll have to check it out thanks.

 

Since you don't need a mic on the headphone, you can pretty much use any headphone as long as the headband can be adjusted wide enough. I use whatever I have for music on it (having another true 5.1 headphone for PC) I've tried Tracks HD, Skull Candy Aviator, ATH-50x, they all fit fine. The ATH-50x has a little issue because of it's long proprietary audio cable. I'm using the Sony PS3 Wireless Pulse, which I sometimes use for regular gaming, must be used wired for VR, can either turned on for vibration or use it without power.



#3221 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

My only headphones I use for anything are my Jaybird X2's that I pretty much just use at the gym or if I'm in an airplane.  I also have some wired ear buds that are just old but work too, so I don't really have any headphones for anything like gaming.  The ones I have are all stereo too.



#3222 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

My only headphones I use for anything are my Jaybird X2's that I pretty much just use at the gym or if I'm in an airplane.  I also have some wired ear buds that are just old but work too, so I don't really have any headphones for anything like gaming.  The ones I have are all stereo too.

Sound processor is in that black box to create virtual surround sound on 2 channels, so do not need any fancy headphone that do more processing or another layer of surround effect, unless you plan to use it for non-VR. Active noise canceling will do if in a noisy environment, but over-ear cone already is passive noise reduction by nature.



#3223 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

Yeah maybe I'll just see how the ones that come with PSVR are before making a decision.

 

I just wish the damn Skyrim bundle was $350 at launch instead of having to wait until next week.  I'd love to be able to have it this weekend but I can't justify spending an extra $100 just to have it a few days earlier.



#3224 Bleedingwickedly   CAG CAGiversary!   2646 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:08 PM

I use a pair of over the ear skull candy headphones I got from a bestbuy dotd. I’m pretty sure you don’t need anything with surround sound because the processor box does that for you? Maybe I’m wrong. Any headphone or earbuds I’ve used worked great. The included ones aren’t bad either and the cord is smaller and less of a hassle.
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#3225 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

Cool yeah I'll probably try out the default ones and just go from there.  I may get some of the Turtle Beach VR ones someone recommended and just see if I like them and return if not.  They had good reviews.

 

Looks like Amazon is included in the retailers selling for $100 off over the next week.

 

https://bestblackfri.../page-5#ad_view

 

I hope it goes live on the 19th and I can get the Skyrim bundle asap!  I setup an alert on camelcamelcamel for the bundle so hopefully it comes through.  It's the first time I've used one of those alerts.



#3226 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65897 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:14 PM

No new deals or anything like that, but there's some new content for Carnival Games VR:

 

Carnival Games VR - Alley Adventure - $7.99

 

The description suggests it adds quite a bit to the main game:

 

Carnival Games VR: Alley Adventure delivers two all-new adventure themed alleys, six new games to test your skills at, and enhancements to existing games for increased replayability.

2 new adventure-themed alleys: 

  • Cosmic Corner
  • Jurassic Junction

6 new games:

  • Dino Stacker: Stand on the head of a raised dinosaur-themed platform and drop a random selection of blocks to successfully build a tower as high as you can. 
  • Gravity Match: Use sci-fi gravity guns to rapidly catch objects and fire them back at matching objects to score points.
  • Putting Green: Complete a series of miniature golf putting challenges. 
  • Horseshoes: Toss the horseshoes around the stake and score as many points as possible. 
  • Trick Shot: Show off your skills in a series of randomized billiard-style trick shots.
  • Lucky Cups: Toss as many ping pong balls as you can into a grid of colored cups before time runs out. 
     

All 12 existing games from Carnival Games VR have been enhanced for increased replayability.


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#3227 WolfmanASTN   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1489 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

I didn’t watch the stream. Is it true you only fight one enemy at a time?


No, you can fight multiple at a time, but it looks like you're not going to get mobbed by a large group like you can in the normal game.

#3228 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:57 AM

Yeah maybe I'll just see how the ones that come with PSVR are before making a decision.

 

I just wish the damn Skyrim bundle was $350 at launch instead of having to wait until next week.  I'd love to be able to have it this weekend but I can't justify spending an extra $100 just to have it a few days earlier.

 

I saw the GT bundle at Target already, thought it will be available at the same time as the Skyrim. Didn't ask if it's available for sale though



#3229 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:58 AM

Cool yeah I'll probably try out the default ones and just go from there.  I may get some of the Turtle Beach VR ones someone recommended and just see if I like them and return if not.  They had good reviews.

 

Looks like Amazon is included in the retailers selling for $100 off over the next week.

 

https://bestblackfri.../page-5#ad_view

 

I hope it goes live on the 19th and I can get the Skyrim bundle asap!  I setup an alert on camelcamelcamel for the bundle so hopefully it comes through.  It's the first time I've used one of those alerts.

 

Too bad amazon has CA tax, looking for an online retailer doesn't have CA tax.



#3230 doppelganger   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:43 AM

I'm planning on trying to pick up the PSVR during Thanksgiving/Black Friday at Target. I see it's listed as a 'door-buster'. Does anyone know for sure if Target will offer their door-busters online, or are those in-store only?

It looks like all the other stores are only offering deals on bundles, unless there's something I don't know about(?), so I'm gonna do everything I can to get it from there.



#3231 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:29 AM

I'm planning on trying to pick up the PSVR during Thanksgiving/Black Friday at Target. I see it's listed as a 'door-buster'. Does anyone know for sure if Target will offer their door-busters online, or are those in-store only?

It looks like all the other stores are only offering deals on bundles, unless there's something I don't know about(?), so I'm gonna do everything I can to get it from there.

 

Not sure if it's listed as "door-buster", the Mario 3DS was available online last year and gone in 60 seconds (though back in stock later)



#3232 Moonbathing  

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

No, you can fight multiple at a time, but it looks like you're not going to get mobbed by a large group like you can in the normal game.

 

I'm not so sure about that.  At one point during the stream, the guy attacked someone in a non-hostile environment and everyone in the room ambushed him.



#3233 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   65897 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

https://blog.us.play...oom-vfr-bundle/

 

There will be a $399.99 Doom VFR bundle that launches alongside the game on 12/1 with the new PSVR headset, camera, and physical copy of the game. Doom VFR can be played with the Aim controller, Move controllers, or a DualShock 4.


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#3234 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:05 PM

https://blog.us.play...oom-vfr-bundle/

 

There will be a $399.99 Doom VFR bundle that launches alongside the game on 12/1 with the new PSVR headset, camera, and physical copy of the game. Doom VFR can be played with the Aim controller, Move controllers, or a DualShock 4.

I'd think that bundle would be cheaper considering the game is only $30.  



#3235 nadohawk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

If I can get a VR for only 200 at Bestbuy, I think it would be better to just build a bundle off that. 


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#3236 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Is Driveclub VR worth 8 bucks? I couldn't handle Dirt Rally as it was waaaaay too hard.



#3237 bgame2   Pure Cag Smoothness CAGiversary!   3540 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Is Driveclub VR worth 8 bucks? I couldn't handle Dirt Rally as it was waaaaay too hard.

It is very fuzzy so it may make you nauseous.  That said, it plays fine for $8.00


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#3238 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

If I can get a VR for only 200 at Bestbuy, I think it would be better to just build a bundle off that.

I think the only reason to get a bundle is if you need or want the revised headset.
The GT bundle comes with original headset is not much a good buy

#3239 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

So it looks like I can get around 200 bucks for my headset and camera on ebay. Are there any confirmed deals on the 300

 

It is very fuzzy so it may make you nauseous.  That said, it plays fine for $8.00

Thanks, I'll check out a couple of youtube videos but will likely pass as the next two months are VR heavy. Eurogamer is streaming Skyrim right now and the guy seems extremely impressed. Only the distant lod looks especially poor considering the PSVR performance hit. The streamer said he'd play it in VR first if given the chance.

 

http://www.eurogamer...rs-of-skyrim-vr

 

So are there any confirmed deals on version 2 of PSVR for Black Friday? Looks like I can get about 200 bucks for my headset and camera and while I wouldn't necessarily recommend for average CAGer I'd be willing to pay a hundred bucks to upgrade since my HDMI switch has a few terrible side effects when using it.



#3240 nadohawk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:55 PM

I think the only reason to get a bundle is if you need or want the revised headset.
The GT bundle comes with original headset is not much a good buy

Thanks. So I have to determine with the extra 60 for the Skyrim edition (if it is Version 2) is worth the deal.

 

Does PS4 regular have decent HDR or is that really only a Pro thing? I already have a HDR console, so I don't want the Pro. Does the Pro help much with the VR?


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