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I hate to say it, but I am HYPE AS ALL HELL for VR. i really didn't want to like VR, but after seeing what was offered and what's going to be coming to VR, i changed my mind. i now believe.

for the record, i don't think VR will be the FUTURE of gaming, but i also do not think it's a gimmick. i think that adopters of VR will be able to experience gaming in a whole new way and it is a market that is untapped. as a fan of horror, i am excited to delve into these worlds and actually experience them and feel like i'm part of the horror movie itself.

what about you, CR community, are you interested in VR? do you see a future with it? do you think it's a gimmick that'll go away within the next year or 2?

(if you do reply, i'll probably be mentioning your responses in the next episode of my gaming podcast. just FYI)
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I actually am really interested in trying VR, it looks like a very fun time. It's too bad that all the VR gear in the market right now is so expensive, but that's to be expected I guess.

But to be honest I'd gladly buy a Playstation VR just for Resident Evil VII, Star Wars and Final Fantasy XV. I think it's too early to say that VR will be the future, we would have to wait to see how much they can improve the experience in the years to come, but I think that without a doubt VR will be here to stay, at least until I'm proven wrong.
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Before E3 I had absolutely no interest in VR, but now I am really considering picking up a PlayStation VR. I just hope it works well with the original PS4. At first I thought VR was going to be just another gimmick that won't make it a year, but after seeing how much coverage it's getting I bet it will last quite some time.
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God, I hope it isn't the future. Everything will be in first person, which I dislike. No hype from me. Out of the games announced for it, there's nothing I want to play. DOAX3 might be fun, but I'm not shelling out 400 dollars just to perv out.

TV, console, controller. That's how I play now, that's how I want to play in the future..
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Posted 6/17/16

mid012 wrote:

God, I hope it isn't the future. Everything will be in first person, which I dislike. No hype from me. Out of the games announced for it, there's nothing I want to play. DOAX3 might be fun, but I'm not shelling out 400 dollars just to perv out.

TV, console, controller. That's how I play now, that's how I want to play in the future..


What about VR porn [Kappa]? jk, yea i know it's not the future, but i think it'll have a long standing place in gaming. i feel like there's actual potential behind it. i'm definitely more comfortable with the traditional set-up and will always prefer that (probably), but i think for certain single player experiences, it'll be cool.

here's a teaser trailer for the horror game i'm looking most forward to, Here They Lie. instead of using cheap scares, they're trying to get under your skin and make you think about real life decisions. there are a handfull of Interviews to answer any immediate questions. but woof. this thing sold me on VR.

as for the people who replied earlier, what were you guys looking forward to? what piqued your interest in VR?
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I have the HTC Vive myself and I can say it's honestly incredible. It really is.

That being said, whether it's the Vive or Rift....it's very expensive for what you get, the current generation is a hobby technology, no doubt about it. The PSVR is a great price, assuming you already own a PS4.

But a key thing to keep in mind (excluding PSVR as it is not out yet): the game market for VR is very limited to tech demos or small games. There ARE larger games available, from First Person Shooters (Hover Junkers) to dungeon crawlers (Vanishing Realms), the majority of software out right now is wave-based, small games. That doesnt mean they're not fun, holy shit are they fun.

Everone I have had the opportunity to demo the Vive to has loved it, the headset felt great, they felt presence and immersive, and room scale worked great for them. It is finally an exciting technology that is very close to the masses.
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Relatedly, while I have been excited about VR for quite some time, I really don't want to have to physically walk around in order to use it. It can only be hoped that they are able to move away from that.
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I'm still very interested in where VR is going but I'm still happy sitting on the sidelines. As promising as the technology is, and I think we've seen that the tech generally is actually close to where it needs to be, the software just isn't quite there yet. I will say that the RE7 demo excited me simply because it looks like an actual game in VR as opposed to just an experience.
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Posted 6/19/16

Larklen wrote:

I have the HTC Vive myself and I can say it's honestly incredible. It really is.

That being said, whether it's the Vive or Rift....it's very expensive for what you get, the current generation is a hobby technology, no doubt about it. The PSVR is a great price, assuming you already own a PS4.

But a key thing to keep in mind (excluding PSVR as it is not out yet): the game market for VR is very limited to tech demos or small games. There ARE larger games available, from First Person Shooters (Hover Junkers) to dungeon crawlers (Vanishing Realms), the majority of software out right now is wave-based, small games. That doesnt mean they're not fun, holy shit are they fun.

Everone I have had the opportunity to demo the Vive to has loved it, the headset felt great, they felt presence and immersive, and room scale worked great for them. It is finally an exciting technology that is very close to the masses.


thanks for the insight. i don't think i know anyone who has anything other than that Samsung Gear VR headpiece, so it's good to know that Vive is offering something that you haven't yet experienced. i'll be getting the PSVR at release because i want to have an extended experience for myself. yea, it's $400, but 50 games available right out the gate makes me think that i won't just play it for a few hours and be over it.

my main concern with VR is the ability to play for an extended period of times. once i sit down and start to game, i usually play for 4-8 hours. not that that's healthy or anything to brag about, but that's typically how i game. i don't want a somewhat weak stomach to VR to keep me from playing something that is otherwise enjoyable.

for those interested in RE7 for VR, keep in mind that you can control the camera with your controller and i think that's what made a handful of people sick this past week at E3. they would trade movement from controller to VR rather than sticking to VR exclusively. if your brain is thinking you're looking in one direction and all of a sudden you start moving in another, that throws off your internal equilibrium, which will then make you feel nauseous and probably experience 'VR Sickness'. i pride myself on having a strong stomach, but even i've felt a little woozy after my first experience. but eh, i assume i'll get used to it.
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Posted 6/19/16
My opinion of VR has greatly improved, now I am actually really interested in it. Hopefully someday we can get to something like in SAO with VR being the starting point that leads to it.
Posted 6/20/16
Standing on a platform or teleportation to shooting things...no thanks.
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Posted 6/21/16

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Standing on a platform or teleportation to shooting things...no thanks.


what do you mean?
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Posted 6/21/16
I had great opion at first the game looked all bad but now games like resident evil are VR i'm totally down for it. Older silent protagonist games like FEAR should have been VR.
Posted 6/21/16

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nooneinparticular wrote:

Standing on a platform or teleportation to shooting things...no thanks.


what do you mean?


Killing Floor's and Serious Sam's VR experiences have the player stationary while enemies come to get shot. Presumably this to avoid making people sick, but it's also pretty underwhelming.
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Posted 6/21/16

mid012 wrote:

God, I hope it isn't the future. Everything will be in first person, which I dislike. No hype from me. Out of the games announced for it, there's nothing I want to play. DOAX3 might be fun, but I'm not shelling out 400 dollars just to perv out.

TV, console, controller. That's how I play now, that's how I want to play in the future..


screw that e.e
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