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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:01 PM

Anyone here going to try virtual reality with Oculus or Playstation or Vive later this year ?

I've thought about it, but the motion sickness issue deters me.

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Reply Anyone here going to try virtual reality with Oculus or Playstation or Vive later this year ? (Original post)
steve2470 Mar 2016 OP
Hong Kong Cavalier Mar 2016 #1
steve2470 Mar 2016 #2
Hong Kong Cavalier Mar 2016 #3
Bradical79 Mar 2016 #4
retrowire Mar 2016 #5
Hong Kong Cavalier Apr 2016 #6
steve2470 Apr 2016 #7

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 07:40 PM

1. Yep. I have a Vive on preorder.

Although supposedly Elite: Dangerous requires a little bit better video card than I have right now, my desktop is VR ready according to Steam's VR test software.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 02:26 PM

2. what have you heard about Vive and motion sickness ? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 03:08 PM

3. I haven't heard much, but I think it depends on the system you're hooking it up to.

Since your computer's going to be rendering the same image twice, at two slightly different angles, you need a fairly robust machine to handle that kind of rendering. If you have that, though, it should be rather smooth animation-wise.

It's not something that one should jump into for six to eight hours a day. Especially since this is a whole new experience for people.

I haven't seen many articles that address the VR-motion sickness issue yet. I'll look around and see what I can find.

On edit: Valve boss Gabe Newell says 'zero percent of people' get nauseous using the Vive VR headset

Speaking in an interview at GDC, Valve boss Gabe Newell said that until now VR headsets have been the "world's best motion sickness inducers," but that "zero percent of people get motion sick" when using his company's headset. That's partly thanks to its Lighthouse motion-tracking system, which is capable of tracking users accurately as they move around a space. In The Verge's hands-on experience with the Vive at GDC, Lighthouse was able to give a highly precise picture of what the wearer was doing in a 3D space, a feature that helps our brains cope with the disconnect between actual physical motion and the virtual world our eyes see.


Take that with a grain of salt, since it is Gabe Newell speaking. I'd expect the CEO of Valve to be completely supportive of a product his company is making.

But the Lighthouses and their tracking abilities are one of the reasons I went with the Vive.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:35 PM

4. Eventually I will

 

I'd like to get something to experiment with for development, but can't really afford to make the necessary upgrades to my PC yet.

I will be getting a Gear VR that comes with my phone, so I'll be giving that a whirl eventually. The best buy demo unit was in pretty bad shape by the time I finally got to try it out, lol.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 09:39 PM

5. Not at that price hellll nooooo....

But, one day I'll definitely be eager to give it a shot!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:22 AM

6. My Vive arrived on Monday



I'll give an extensive review later some time this weekend.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:14 PM

7. awesome, let us know please! nt

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