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#5611 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67531 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

If you’re an enthusiast you should get a PC VR headset. The PSVR is an incredibly good value and by far the best compared to the stuff like daydream/Gear but it doesn’t compare to full room VR.

Get me a $1k PC for free and a new place to live with a big room to set it up in, then I'll do that.



#5612 Lonely Boy  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:45 PM

Get me a $1k PC for free and a new place to live with a big room to set it up in, then I'll do that.

Same. I would LOVE to try out all these different VR setups, but I don't have any money for a new PC or even a room-scale room to play in. That's the only reason I settled for PSVR. I feel like I'm missing out on so many great games (not that I even have time to play them, anyway...).



#5613 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3458 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:20 PM

Enthusiasts should get PSVR then. It is quickly becoming the only VR that matters.

Yeah, when I say enthusiasts I kinda mean early adopters who had money, space, and a passion for what VR was becoming. I didn't think HTC and Facebook would be so unprepared to lock down big brands and publishers with this stuff. For a while everyone was mad at Sony for fragmenting the market but Oculus was just as guilty they were just bad at their choices. With numerous big name VR games still sitting without release dates I believe Sony has something up their sleeve and may be planning a PSVR games presentation not long after E3 to at least layout a road map of all these games with over a year of development and supposed 2018 release date. If that happens and Sony keeps the price break then it will substantially extend their lead.



#5614 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:15 PM

Get me a $1k PC for free and a new place to live with a big room to set it up in, then I'll do that.

 

I'd also like to get in on this.



#5615 Sk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   693 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:17 PM

If you’re an enthusiast you should get a PC VR headset. The PSVR is an incredibly good value and by far the best compared to the stuff like daydream/Gear but it doesn’t compare to full room VR.

Nah the other guy is right only because PC Vr is crazy expensive due to the amount of teraflops of performance you need. I think most people need 8 to really enjoy the experience at its max. None the less, the barrier of entry will lower as you get more performance per dollar. You’re already seeing non-gaming laptops like the surface book and few others $1200-$1500 ultrabooks pulling off pretty good vr. This is mostly due to the fact that intel, nvidia, amd had a generational leap forward in 2018. I can see by 2020 most laptops will play vr games pretty solid...assuming games aren’t going to up their performance demands.

On the one hand you are right you can technically get the headset, controls, and sensors for $199.99 on PC. It’s really the pricey computer specs that ruin it for me.

#5616 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6569 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

Sure. But comercially they aren't that viable, and publishers really only care about that.


95% of what’s available on PSVR is available on PCVR. 20% of what’s available on PCVR isn’t available on PSVR.

Not to mention community mods (beat saber will have a ton more songs) and stuff like fallout 4 vr. There are a lot of passionate small VR devs that can release on Steam that can’t get on PSN.

#5617 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6569 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:20 PM

Get me a $1k PC for free and a new place to live with a big room to set it up in, then I'll do that.


You don’t have to have a big room for PCVR. You can have seated experiences. That’s all the Rift was got the first 6 months.

Yeah a pc will be a higher cost of entry, but there have been crazy good deals if you do shop around. There was a VR ready hp last Black Friday for like $699.

And not referring to any of you but it is funny to me people will say pc gaming is so expensive then drop $1300 on an iMac or MacBook Pro.

#5618 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:09 AM

I would never buy any Apple product. They are too expensive. 



#5619 herpalert  

herpalert

Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:04 AM

This is already becoming a rabbit hole. Just ordered 7 games from the Best Buy sale:

Driveclub
Rush of Blood
EVE Valkyrie
Farpoint
VR Worlds
Rigs
Starblood Arena??? (It was 8 bucks and I was on a roll)

Looks like I’m going to have to buy a couple move controllers.

Will probably be picking up Gran Turismo and Resident Evil at some point.

This is pure evil genius on Sony’s part. The attach rate (especially digital) has to be insane on these VR units.

#5620 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:45 AM

You don’t have to have a big room for PCVR. You can have seated experiences. That’s all the Rift was got the first 6 months.

Yeah a pc will be a higher cost of entry, but there have been crazy good deals if you do shop around. There was a VR ready hp last Black Friday for like $699.

And not referring to any of you but it is funny to me people will say pc gaming is so expensive then drop $1300 on an iMac or MacBook Pro.

 

The original comment was about buying PCVR for full-room VR.



#5621 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Four Roses Single Barrel CAGiversary!   1868 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:21 AM

You don’t have to have a big room for PCVR. You can have seated experiences. That’s all the Rift was got the first 6 months.

Yeah a pc will be a higher cost of entry, but there have been crazy good deals if you do shop around. There was a VR ready hp last Black Friday for like $699.

And not referring to any of you but it is funny to me people will say pc gaming is so expensive then drop $1300 on an iMac or MacBook Pro.

 

well for one my last iMac lasted 8 years... my last PC needed upgrades after 2 years. And needs another upgrade to play VR., my GTX 770 is good... but need to spend a bit more to the minimum to play VR.

Not going to buy a 2nd PC for just VR games, and would have to move to another room cause there is barely any room at my desk to begin with.

 

Or just play PSVR.

You say it has 20% of the games PCVR has.. i've only seen one game I'd like on PSVR. 



#5622 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6569 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:29 AM

well for one my last iMac lasted 8 years... my last PC needed upgrades after 2 years. And needs another upgrade to play VR., my GTX 770 is good... but need to spend a bit more to the minimum to play VR.
Not going to buy a 2nd PC for just VR games, and would have to move to another room cause there is barely any room at my desk to begin with.

Or just play PSVR.
You say it has 20% of the games PCVR has.. i've only seen one game I'd like on PSVR.


Doesn’t matter if you’d like it or not, the bigger library is still there.

And 2 years and needing upgrades? Must have been a pretty chintzy PC if that’s the case. People are still using i5-2500K’s.

And you could run some stuff on your 770 just fine. A 970 is recommended but it’s not required.

#5623 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Four Roses Single Barrel CAGiversary!   1868 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:10 AM

Nope, Nothing will run on the 770, 970 minimum. no VR test will allow me to try.



#5624 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   915 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:57 PM

Doesn’t matter if you’d like it or not, the bigger library is still there.

Bigger doesn't always mean better. The huge VR library on PC suffers from the same problem as the huge library of games offered on Steam: About 95% of the game are unpolished, indie titles that are slapped together by someone who just learned how to move an object around in Unity and thinks he's some kind of game dev now. Now, I have nothing against Indie Devs, I'm an Indie Dev and I work with a lot of other Indie Devs, nor against PC games, as my Steam library has more than 3,000 titles in it, but seriously, let's call a spade a spade here. Not every PSVR game is an absolute gem, granted, but it's not littered with student projects liked the PC is.



#5625 herpalert  

herpalert

Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

So I'm pretty blown away by PSVR.  My unit arrived yesterday and I've messed around with the Demo disk.  Just being able to look around in the world in EVE Valkyrie was pretty sweet.

 

Holy shit is Driveclub rad!  You look around the entire interior of your car.  The fucking rear view mirrors work!!!

 

 

If you are  on the fence at all take advantage of this sale.



#5626 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

It is pretty crazy to think that I paid $350 for Skyrim bundle like 7 months ago on sale, and now you can get it for $250.  I still have my Skyrim copy sealed too since I don't care about that game.

 

The way Sony is pushing VR I expected a TON of VR stuff revealed at E3 but I was highly disappointed.  I was also disappointed that RE2 doesn't appear to have PSVR support.  After the praise RE4 but I thought it was nearly a guarantee.  



#5627 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

deadofnight

Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:18 PM

I played through the first two levels of Farpoint with the Aim controller. Having a motion control gun while also having free movement is awesome. Aiming down the sights is really cool, and when things got hectic hip firing worked as well is it should. I can already tell picking up an Aim controller is worth it. This is a VR experience I haven't had yet.



#5628 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   608 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

I picked up the Skyrim bundle this week at target and thanks to a gift card and using my red card I got it for around $240. I also snagged a power A headset case from Best Buy for $16. I was afraid it was going to be a gimmicky thing, but after playing the demos for Moss and Rez infinite I’m a believer in VR now. The boss battle in Rez blew my mind when I had to physically turn around so I could shoot what was chasing me. But it definitely requires some breaks, my neck and eyes were a little worn out after a few demos.

#5629 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3458 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

I picked up the Skyrim bundle this week at target and thanks to a gift card and using my red card I got it for around $240. I also snagged a power A headset case from Best Buy for $16. I was afraid it was going to be a gimmicky thing, but after playing the demos for Moss and Rez infinite I’m a believer in VR now. The boss battle in Rez blew my mind when I had to physically turn around so I could shoot what was chasing me. But it definitely requires some breaks, my neck and eyes were a little worn out after a few demos.

 

You develop more resistance over time if you can believe it. I still think Sony underdelivered on providing dates and info on a lot of PSVR games but I'm convinced they will do it at Gamescom or another event reminding everyone that there's a pretty ridiculous amount good stuff coming this year. I became convinced after trying a BB demo and bought at 500 bucks at launch. I don't exactly regret buying then as there has been a decent number of impressive experiences but having 3 times the number of AA and AAA games at a 250 dollar entry is always the better deal.



#5630 allstar45   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   149 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 12:25 AM

I just picked up the aim controller at GameStop, are there any must have games to go along with the controller? The poster above mentioning the Best Buy sale perked my interest!

#5631 herpalert  

herpalert

Posted 17 June 2018 - 12:37 AM

I just picked up the aim controller at GameStop, are there any must have games to go along with the controller? The poster above mentioning the Best Buy sale perked my interest!


Farpoint! It’s $15 at Best Buy right now ($12 if you have GCU (R.I.P.)). It’s also $15 digital if you’d prefer to go that route.

Did someone mention earlier that Until Dawn Rush of Blood works well with it?

#5632 NickSC07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:28 AM

Farpoint! It’s $15 at Best Buy right now ($12 if you have GCU (R.I.P.)). It’s also $15 digital if you’d prefer to go that route.


Did someone mention earlier that Until Dawn Rush of Blood works well with it?


Rush of Blood has aim compatibility? I didnt know that. Farpoint is definitely a must own game with aim support.

#5633 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:42 AM

I just picked up the aim controller at GameStop, are there any must have games to go along with the controller? The poster above mentioning the Best Buy sale perked my interest!

 

Farpoint is an obvious choice.  Also, I suggest getting Arizona Sunshine when it goes on sale again.



#5634 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:44 AM

Rush of Blood has aim compatibility? I didnt know that. Farpoint is definitely a must own game with aim support.

 

As far as I know, Rush of Blood is not compatible with the aim controller.



#5635 herpalert  

herpalert

Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:56 AM

As far as I know, Rush of Blood is not compatible with the aim controller.


My bad. I don’t know where I got that.

#5636 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   608 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:57 AM

Tried Skyrim VR with the move controllers tonight and the move controllers really need analog sticks or a d-pad. It took a while to get the feel of moving and turning. Combat is pretty funny as I’m flailing around, but the archery is pretty cool. But I think if I plan on playing for a long period of time it’s going to be with the DualShock controller.

#5637 Omni99  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:06 AM

My VR has been shelved for awhile, finally got a chance to plug in my new V2 Skyrim set and play a few things.

First off, this is the third PSVR I have owned and "world wobble" is still a thing for me. I know the V2 wasn't supposed to improve it, but I had hoped. But it does seem maybe a touch better than before by skipping all calibration and just using the thing.

Tried Zone of the enders demo first. I should have loved it, but the cockpit view did nothing for me. It was very meh. Second up was the Wipeout Omega demo. Now I see why that one was so highly praised! I could only stand one race, but here I actually preferred the cockpit view for less dizziness.

Last up was Knockout Kings. View and immersion was great. I did not like how far you have to move to dodge an incoming punch though. Otherwise it was fun. I would say that I feel good about my sale purchase. Not at full price though.



#5638 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:56 AM

Not sure how I feel about the Aim controller for some games. Definitely great for free movement and 2 handed weapons. I wish they could somehow do a mix of Aim and Move. I love being able to grab a clip of ammo and slam it into the gun to reload during London Heist. Dual wielding in general is a load of fun *looks at Superhot VR*.

#5639 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

I did not like Arizona Sunshine even with the Aim controller.  It's just bland and boring to me.  The Aim support also is not nearly as good as it is in Farpoint.  I think maybe if I tried AZ Sunshine before Farpoint then I may have a different opinion, but Farpoint spoiled me and set expectations high.



#5640 herpalert  

herpalert

Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:07 AM

If you’re on the fence about getting PSVR, go for it while the sales are still active. I’ve enjoyed the experience much more than I thought I would.

Plus, there are tons of free demos available. I just played the Call of Duty spaceship demo. They need to turn that into a whole game. It’s awesome.





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