Oculus Rift thread - £399 Rift & Touch controller bundle!

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Which VR device(s) do you own/plan to buy?

Oculus Rift
2
13%
Steam VR (HTC, LG)
4
27%
Microsoft MR (Xbox, HP, Acer...)
3
20%
PlayStation VR
4
27%
Samsung Gear VR
2
13%
Google Daydream (Android)
0
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Total votes: 15
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by Cal » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:28 pm

The PlayStation VR is the only sensible choice this early in the VR cycle - unless you already have a super powered gaming PC. I'd be interested in the Rift or even the Vive if purchasing them didn't have to be tied to purchasing a totally new PC. I could get a Rift and PC bundle now, but the whole thing reeks too much of 'early adopter' at the moment... And it's an awful lot of money.

I do want to get a new PC (tax deductible!) but not now. I'll wait until the end of this year for that, by then my current PC will be 7 years old - and time for a complete replacement and hopefully the whole VR thing will look a lot clearer.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by chalkitdown » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:52 pm

The kit looks nice but the games available so far are underwhelming.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:59 pm

Been watching the giant bomb all day launch stream and yup the games are not there. Don't envy any day one buyers
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:01 pm

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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by jiggles » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:18 am

Johnny Ryall wrote:Been watching the giant bomb all day launch stream and yup the games are not there. Don't envy any day one buyers


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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:19 pm

Watched IGN Podcast Beyond a week back and what they said just added to the reasons I'll not be jumping in anytime soon. If I was though, PSVR would be my option.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by NickSCFC » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:48 pm

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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by That's not a growth » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:49 pm

Wow, reading all about the Rift today has done even more to put me off VR for now.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by Xeno » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:13 pm

So Winkle, just how handy are you?

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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by Lagamorph » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:31 pm

We've got an Oculus Rift setup in the office so just had a go on a few tech demos and Eve Valkyrie, was way more immersive than I was expecting.

Definitely sold on the idea of VR now, looking forward to getting my PSVR in October.
Will probably get a HTC Vive for PC though, along with one of Nvidia's new graphics cards. That'll probably be at/around Christmas though.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:43 pm

That's what people don't understand until they try it, even the low-poly rough-textured objects feel like you can reach out and touch them.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - out now
by Lagamorph » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:02 pm

There was a cityscape tech demo, kinda looked like Gotham, where you're stood on a ledge at the top of a building.
One guy walked up to the edge, so I pushed him and he completely panicked :lol:
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Touch controller coming December 6
by NickSCFC » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:36 am

Touch controllers coming 6th December

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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Touch controller coming December 6
by lex-man » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:09 pm

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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Robo Recall out now!
by BID0 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:56 pm

Thinking about getting one of these for Rock Band as it looks amazing. You can get the headset and touch control bundle with games for cheap.

Would mean I'd be buying a graphics card too though as I only have a 750Ti running on my machine
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Robo Recall out now!
by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:38 pm

BID0 wrote:Thinking about getting one of these for Rock Band as it looks amazing. You can get the headset and touch control bundle with games for cheap.

Would mean I'd be buying a graphics card too though as I only have a 750Ti running on my machine


Wait for Microsoft to launch Windows Mixed Reality.

There isn't room for 3 VR platforms on PC, my bets are on Oculus being to the one either forced out or forced to comply with competitor's systems.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Robo Recall out now!
by BID0 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:19 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
BID0 wrote:Thinking about getting one of these for Rock Band as it looks amazing. You can get the headset and touch control bundle with games for cheap.

Would mean I'd be buying a graphics card too though as I only have a 750Ti running on my machine


Wait for Microsoft to launch Windows Mixed Reality.

There isn't room for 3 VR platforms on PC, my bets are on Oculus being to the one either forced out or forced to comply with competitor's systems.

Unfortunately the game I want to play is exclusive to the rift. Although I have seen some people that have apparently got it running using other systems like PSVR

I haven't really looked in to the differences of each system and what makes games exclusive to them
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Robo Recall out now!
by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 pm

BID0 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
BID0 wrote:Unfortunately the game I want to play is exclusive to the rift. Although I have seen some people that have apparently got it running using other systems like PSVR


That's the problem, exclusives, there's a format war going on which is half the reason I went with PSVR.

Steam VR is currently winning against Oculus, and once Microsoft joins in with headsets that work on both PC and Xbox One there will be no room for the Oculus platform.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift (£499) - Robo Recall out now!
by BID0 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:16 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
BID0 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
BID0 wrote:Unfortunately the game I want to play is exclusive to the rift. Although I have seen some people that have apparently got it running using other systems like PSVR


That's the problem, exclusives, there's a format war going on which is half the reason I went with PSVR.

Steam VR is currently winning against Oculus, and once Microsoft joins in with headsets that work on both PC and Xbox One there will be no room for the Oculus platform.

That's the one thing that's held me back from buying one in the last week. I figure by the end of the year they'll have another price cut or it will genuinely be dead and reduced to clear. Then I can grab one then and wait for the next wave of Nvidia cards before picking up a new GPU.

Seems kind of silly going all in for the one game I want when I'll likely be able to save £200+ in 6-12 months time
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