Oculus Quest Owners Club Page 17

  • grey_matters 7 Nov 2019 21:03:53 4,884 posts
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    Oculus suggest a minimum age of 13.
  • mangojoe 7 Nov 2019 21:13:06 2,427 posts
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    grey_matters wrote:
    Oculus suggest a minimum age of 13.
    Meh I watched Robcop at 10 😀.

    It's an excuse to give them a small go and get for ourselves god damn it. Also at egx load for younger people were playing it
  • Addy__ 7 Nov 2019 21:22:32 2,002 posts
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    mangojoe wrote:
    Are the controllers better than the psvr ones?
    Yes and the tracking is far better.
  • uiruki 7 Nov 2019 21:33:26 4,981 posts
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    I think I’ve said it before on here, but the Quest is the “good enough” point for me with VR. Sure, the graphics can be a bit shonky but setup is “put the headset on and trace a line” and it works in 360 degrees. I let a friend try it and he immediately went and bought a VR system of his own. I really hope that the next iteration of the PSVR system works more like this because I had games like Blood and Truth ruined by duff tracking and I don’t have the room for an Index style lighthouse tracking system.

    Edit: and don’t get me wrong - some games like Robo Recall and Red Matter can look pretty dank good because of the solidity of everything.

    Edited by uiruki at 21:35:59 07-11-2019
  • grey_matters 7 Nov 2019 21:38:32 4,884 posts
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    mangojoe wrote:
    grey_matters wrote:
    Oculus suggest a minimum age of 13.
    Meh I watched Robcop at 10 😀.

    It's an excuse to give them a small go and get for ourselves god damn it. Also at egx load for younger people were playing it
    :)

    It's more out of protection for developing eyes than the content. Also the small heads might be hard to get a good picture sometimes. Research is sparse and if it's mostly for yourselves then it probably isn't a problem. I was just flinging it out there in case people didn't know.
  • mangojoe 7 Nov 2019 21:48:24 2,427 posts
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    grey_matters wrote:
    mangojoe wrote:
    grey_matters wrote:
    Oculus suggest a minimum age of 13.
    Meh I watched Robcop at 10 😀.

    It's an excuse to give them a small go and get for ourselves god damn it. Also at egx load for younger people were playing it
    :)

    It's more out of protection for developing eyes than the content. Also the small heads might be hard to get a good picture sometimes. Research is sparse and if it's mostly for yourselves then it probably isn't a problem. I was just flinging it out there in case people didn't know.
    thanks. Yeah I knew from the day I gave my boy a go on the psvr shark thing. That was all he was getting
  • Addy__ 7 Nov 2019 22:17:26 2,002 posts
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    So pistol whip is pretty fucking cool. God damn it's sweaty work with the quest though. Bloody roasting.
  • Fake_Blood 7 Nov 2019 23:00:29 9,841 posts
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    That's my biggest gripe with the quest, it's less comfortable than the rift.
  • Addy__ 7 Nov 2019 23:26:55 2,002 posts
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    @Fake_Blood

    Since I messed with the straps somewhat it feels a lot better now. I've just piled through about 10 songs on beat saber without feeling like my cheekbones were getting crushed so it's all good!
  • Daz190uk 8 Nov 2019 08:54:10 386 posts
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    I'm really tempted to buy a Rift, mainly for iRacing but also messing around on some of the other experiences.

    What's putting me off is my general paranoia around some of the stuff online to do with eye strain and/or potential brain issues. The tech is so new I guess we just don't know at this stage and you can't really limit use to short bursts with sim racing.
  • AaronTurner 8 Nov 2019 09:10:55 11,426 posts
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    What's the potential brain issues? I don't see why it's any different to your brain adapting to being in a moving vehicle or similar.
  • Baihu1983 8 Nov 2019 09:29:10 11,762 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    What's the potential brain issues? I don't see why it's any different to your brain adapting to being in a moving vehicle or similar.
    EG did an article a few months back. Some people claiming it causes memory loss and can lead to dementia. Evidence was on mice
  • AaronTurner 8 Nov 2019 11:51:38 11,426 posts
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    Probably explains why I'm so dozy.

    Funny, I would have thought the opposite because your brain has to actively learn about a new environment.
  • Fake_Blood 8 Nov 2019 11:56:50 9,841 posts
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    As an Index owner I can confirm the memory loss, especially when it comes to money already spend on VR.
  • Daz190uk 8 Nov 2019 19:37:07 386 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    What's the potential brain issues? I don't see why it's any different to your brain adapting to being in a moving vehicle or similar.
    It was more to do with how the image is created, it "tricks" your brain in to perceiving depth and space in a certain way which is different to real life. It's all theory and speculation but this is one of the reasons they don't reccomend kids to use too much, in case it confuses the brain so it starts to treat real life like VR.

    None of it has much evidence behind it which is why I called it my paranoia. But equally it's early days for the tech so who knows.
  • uiruki 8 Nov 2019 20:31:31 4,981 posts
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    Tried Pisol Whip. Bit bloody tough isn't it! I like to think I'm pretty good at rhythm games but this will require some practice.
  • Addy__ 8 Nov 2019 20:33:30 2,002 posts
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    @uiruki

    Yep. I started on easy and whilst it was easy you could quite easily fail. Normal is tough.
  • Addy__ 9 Nov 2019 11:49:55 2,002 posts
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    Played a beta of eleven table tennis last night. You can request access via the devs discord channel. It's obviously buggy but it plays really well. The physics seem spot on. That leads me to my next question. Has anyone played the other TT game that's been out for a while "Racket Fury"?
  • AaronTurner 9 Nov 2019 11:54:44 11,426 posts
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    Yeah I didn't really like it, the physics seems strange and the ball seems almost like it's updating separately to the rest of the world. Some people seem to like it though.
  • Fake_Blood 9 Nov 2019 15:05:05 9,841 posts
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    Anyone tried the Half-Life quest mod yet? People keep talking about it over on reddit. I haven’t messed with the sidequest side-loading app yet.
  • AaronTurner 9 Nov 2019 15:09:25 11,426 posts
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    Yeah it's quite good but you can tell it's not designed for VR.
  • uiruki 9 Nov 2019 15:55:38 4,981 posts
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    It’s a great demo of how you can take a game like that across and I really like the feel of the pistol but I think Quake is a little better.
  • Addy__ 10 Nov 2019 10:32:02 2,002 posts
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    Ordered a case and earbuds for my quest which arrived yesterday.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TYYP62B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_DaDXDb4XZNV26

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SVVMK4N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lbDXDbMBVT0A2

    Both excellent and a cheaper option than buying both official branded equivalents.
  • ChrisOTR 11 Nov 2019 07:55:45 1,592 posts
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    Thrill of the Fight is very visceral! I started it last night and did the first 3 fights. I'm very very aware of having arms this morning!
  • Addy__ 14 Nov 2019 10:45:55 2,002 posts
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    Bought gunclub. That's great fun. Has anyone tried the virtual desktop software. I wanted to try and see if I could use the quest for my steamVR games.
  • LoneWolf80 14 Nov 2019 12:43:49 21 posts
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    I've been thinking about getting an Oculus Rift S for some time now mainly for Stormland (out today) and Asgards Wrath. My PC is i7-7700k RTX 2080ti 16gb ram. Will I have a good experience with this set up?
  • Addy__ 14 Nov 2019 12:47:07 2,002 posts
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    LoneWolf80 wrote:
    I've been thinking about getting an Oculus Rift S for some time now mainly for Stormland (out today) and Asgards Wrath. My PC is i7-7700k RTX 2080ti 16gb ram. Will I have a good experience with this set up?
    Yes.
  • grey_matters 14 Nov 2019 12:47:23 4,884 posts
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    LoneWolf80 wrote:
    I've been thinking about getting an Oculus Rift S for some time now mainly for Stormland (out today) and Asgards Wrath. My PC is i7-7700k RTX 2080ti 16gb ram. Will I have a good experience with this set up?
    As good as is possible. That's an expensive PC, have you considered Valve's Index?
  • LoneWolf80 14 Nov 2019 12:54:56 21 posts
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    @grey_matters

    I haven't mate I'm pretty clueless when it comes to VR it was Stormland that caught my eye really.
  • grey_matters 14 Nov 2019 13:01:40 4,884 posts
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    LoneWolf80 wrote:
    @grey_matters

    I haven't mate I'm pretty clueless when it comes to VR it was Stormland that caught my eye really.
    If you have money, that one is usually the one to recommend. Rift S is solid too, and has tracking built in, and is cheap.
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