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How much would you pay for virtual reality gaming?
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Posted 5/9/14
If it's like SAO or Log Horizon then I will invest in it. As of right now though, I refuse to pay no more than 10-20 dollars on a game (game items such as clothing, weapon/armor skins and mounts) if they catch my attention. I remember as a kid I would blow up all of my allowances on PWI and I regret it to this day.


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Its gon be sweet... I hope.
Hopefully I get to experience something like that, or more before my time runs out, but who knows what the future brings.
Anyways such tech would be in my investment list if it ever comes out.

Meanwhile I'm still looking for new "home" game for myself, with that I mean game what I can play for chills and thrills.
I guess the last game like that for me was Runescape, I never got into wow nor any other mmorpg.

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As much as it took!!!!
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monsoon300 wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

I think people need to realize something.

The real world is so huge with so many things to see that there isn't enough time to see it all.

please, see the real world.

I'm taking time from my Hawaii vacation to type this on a crappy touch iPad keyboard, so ya better appreciate this message and go out... There are stuff in your local home town too, look harder.

Real world, 100% real!


I agree that the real world is worth seeing and experiencing, but that doesn't mean exploring VR, or using VR (if/when the technology becomes available) should be avoided.

One side of the VR argument is that VR is an inexpensive alternative to some of the more expensive real-world activities that certain individuals wish to experience. It's about simulating an environment and conditions that are out of the user's reach (or inconvenient to obtain) in the "real world." The primary issue is cost - creating a large variety of experiences in the physical world is generally much more expensive that simulating them in a virtual world (travelling, for instance). One aspect of VR is that it allows access to expensive activities and experiences to individuals without the means to obtain them in the physical realm.


That's only true for people living way out in the boonies.

For places like the big San Francisco Bay Area and some east or Southeast Asian cities like Taipei or Tokyo that's just totally untrue

I love Taipei, would live there if I don't have asthma
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With all of this talk about treadmills, it'd become way too inconvenient to really expect to make a profit from. I don't want to dedicate an entire room just for one gaming system, I live in a shitty apartment in the ghetto. I don't have room for a giant ass treadmill that has that range of motion, and neither do millions of others. Fuck, I don't have room for a regular treadmill. Not to mention if I ever wanted to take it anywhere, much less buy one, I'd have to get a fucking moving truck.

Virtual reality will never be perfect. You can always draw that next line. Hell, personally my biggest problem with the Wii-mote is that there is no direct physical feedback with the controller to what your character hits. But stuff like Skyward Sword was cool because it's one step closer to actually feeling like you are actually sword fighting an actual creature, even if it isn't perfect. Until they actually have that thing from the Matrix that plugs your entire brain into a computer program, you will never have perfect virtual reality.

I'd be really happy to have a piece of headgear because then my peripheral vision won't break my immersion to what is going on. Bonus points if it can track where my eyes are looking or if I turn my head.
Posted 5/9/14
Nothing. There's no way you can create anything good with the current technology and I know someone with the intellect to do it would rather be Iron Man than a futile game creator.
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Posted 5/9/14
Obviously someone who haven't try it yet.
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nanikore2 wrote:



That's only true for people living way out in the boonies.

For places like the big San Francisco Bay Area and some east or Southeast Asian cities like Taipei or Tokyo that's just totally untrue

I love Taipei, would live there if I don't have asthma



I disagree. While living in or near a city certainly makes somethings more accessible, it doesn't quite go to the extent that VR has the potential too. Firstly, there are still issues with experiences in big cities being accessible. Physical disability is a good example, but economics plays a role too. The physical world is expensive, as most things (including experiences) have the problem of either scarcity, or disposability (or both). VR may not be cheap, but it is still a less expensive alternative (or has the potential to be).

Granted, I am not saying that the physical world has nothing to offer - it certainly does. My argument is that VR has something to offer as well, and shouldn't be disregarded entirely. Pursuing knowledge or, or engaging in VR activities is a fair activity in my opinion.

With regard to your original post:

nanikore2 wrote:
The real world is so huge with so many things to see that there isn't enough time to see it all.
please, see the real world.


I agree that there isn't enough time to see everything, and I agree that there are a lot of places and experiences that I wish everyone could enjoy, or at least consider enjoying. The reality, however, is that there are problems associated with that goal, money being a primary concern. VR can (potentially) help with that.
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All of It.
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Tbh I think its a lot closer to a reality then some think. the technology for something like SAO is pretty much out there in the world its just not been combined nor perfected, yet. I'd think it could realistically happen within 5-10 years maybe sooner. think about it they have technology being researched for amputees to give them moveable limbs. a monkey can move a robot arm to grab a banana and deliver it to itself using its brain. if they can do that for real life things wouldn't it be easily suggestible they could do the same in VR?

Combine that with the current Occulas Rift type tech, decent headphones, in a motorcycle helmet and boom SAO/ALO tech.. all that's really left (besides the monkey brain testing) is designing games from VR perspective that are "good"

As far as whether or not people are ready for it, is still debatable. i could definitely see a decline in birth rates, mass media showing off upset parents and families, new groups of people against the new thing. At least in the initial stages.

but Doritos, Mt.Dew, and Hot pockets would skyrocket. LOL

I also think it could and should be used for more then gaming as some others have touched on. Ex: once better perfected it could allow disabled people a chance at a better life. I imagine families with paraplegics being able to interact with them.

And there will always be resistance to change. people don't like new things in general. Also there will be abusers as well, people will become addicted, people will attempt to hack, people will troll. it happens in anything tech/ internet related.


All that aside, I would totally invest in VR tech. I think it would be sweet. Its no substitute for real life experiences, definitely. But, still awesome none the less. It would probably realistically be well over $2000 at first heck probably in he $5k+ range but i could see it being down around $750-900 within a few years after it becomes a consumer product. I'd doubt it would be any lower then that though.
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Posted 5/10/14 , edited 5/10/14

nanikore2 wrote:


tretatum wrote:

So being bored on Wikipedia I came across some pages on VR stuff and realized how it could become possible in the near future. The main problem to have a completely virtual reality experience would be the high amount of likely kinda expensive equipment required for such a thing, meaning kinda hard to mass produce for consumers. To get to the point, for a real virtual reality gaming system what would you be willing pay. Granted it probably wouldn't be SAO, before anyone brings it up. More likely an omnidirectional treadmill combined with a HUD and other stuff. What are your thoughts?


I think people need to realize something.

The real world is so huge with so many things to see that there isn't enough time to see it all.

please, see the real world.

I'm taking time from my Hawaii vacation to type this on a crappy touch iPad keyboard, so ya better appreciate this message and go out... There are stuff in your local home town too, look harder.

Real world, 100% real!


That's too much work, would rather be able to explore while still being in my room. =.=


As for the answer to the topic, I'd be willing to pay $800-$1200 for it. Money that I don't have, so trying to be reasonable. The prices for the damn thing are obviously not going to be this cheap.
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monsoon300 wrote


I disagree. While living in or near a city certainly makes somethings more accessible, it doesn't quite go to the extent that VR has the potential too. Firstly, there are still issues with experiences in big cities being accessible. Physical disability is a good example, but economics plays a role too. The physical world is expensive, as most things (including experiences) have the problem of either scarcity, or disposability (or both). VR may not be cheap, but it is still a less expensive alternative (or has the potential to be).

Granted, I am not saying that the physical world has nothing to offer - it certainly does. My argument is that VR has something to offer as well, and shouldn't be disregarded entirely. Pursuing knowledge or, or engaging in VR activities is a fair activity in my opinion.



it's silly for you to "disagree" with the examples I gave because they're simple FACTS. Taking a public MRT in Taipei is CHEAP, and I don't think you have the slightest inkling of what I was talking about unless you've actually been there... Just like Tokyo, the public transit there pretty much gives you access to the city- you don't even have to drive. I gave examples where it's cheap AND easy to access. For the SF Bay Area, it's cheap to just drive somewhere nearby- even in the SAME TOWN to experience something completely new (e.g. An Afghan restaurant, where you don't have to order anything expensive at all to have a good time- order something small and share if you're poor).

I can understand if you're in a wheelchair, but even IF you're in a wheelchair this "cost" is an extremely lame excuse for not wanting to go out to see the world when much of it is free to those who are even willing to walk. By the way, those public transits are wheelchair accessible.

Again, if you're not in the boonies you're just making lame excuses when transits are accessible and are cheap or even FREE.

I wasn't hinting at "disregarding VR", and you saying that is just flinging strawman. What I am saying is that it's silly not to first use something that's so readily available, for cheap, and often even free. When it comes to cheap or free entertainment, there's plenty in the real world. When it comes to knowledge, there's the public libraries for those who can still read books and Google for those who can't.
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psh id take my entire paycheck and be a bum if it was like SAO.

Naw but really I'd put all i can forward without being TOO unreasonable ^

Edit: Technology is coming along quite well. Look at 50 years ago and look at now. My dad tells me 4 channels on TV during the day and There was NOTHING on TV during the night. Their form of entertainment in the 60s was to play board games. Now we do raids with people on the other side of the planet like it's nothing. I'm quite looking forward to 50 years from NOW.
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i know i would be willing to pay €600 anything above i would think about it
ps: not having a real job only a paper route at the moment so €600 is already a lot of money for me and i need to save 6 months to a year for it
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I just hope i won't get trapped in a game like SAO and be forced to fight to live XD
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