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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:19:23

So George, the oculus support dude that has been emailing me said he has sent in the request to ask to see if it's ok for me to be sent an HDMI. What authorization?! What the fuck, oculus is not a faint company, get off your ass and go down the hall and grab me an HDMI cable, put it in a fucking box and send it to me!!!!!!

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:37:07
Fuck George! He could get you one if he wanted to. It's not like you are some homeless guy who came off the street it smelled of old who's asking for an HDMI cable. You're a freaking customer. They don't have tens of millions of those yet. Should not be a problem.
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:31:22

Can't you use a normal HDMI cable or is it some special propriety cable?

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:08:39
gamingeek said:

Can't you use a normal HDMI cable or is it some special propriety cable?

Its a special dual cable.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:45:23

My impressions of the Rift were not positive for the most part and all the concerns I had from the initial announcement of all the headsets stand.

(1) Even though this belonged to my buddy, putting on the headset you are greeted by an unpleasant warmth and moisture from sweat, condensation and warm air-exhales from the last user's nostrils... Ew. View was partially obscured because...

(2) The set, no matter how much you adjust it (and you HAVE to adjust it) just doesn't sit naturally on your face. My nose was almost entirely IN the headset! Breathing out from your nose results in fogging the screens within.

(3) It's a very picky piece of hardware... unless you sit it precisely in a certain position, your view will be blurry.

(4) When your view ISN'T blurry, it looks as if you are viewing the world through a screen-door. The pixels in the display are distractingly noticeable. Takes away from the experience.

(5) The headtracking is nice, but it messes with your balance, equilibrium and puts a lot of strain on you and your neck, as does constantly having to stand. The kind of shape my spine is in right now... I will not be able to enjoy this kind of technology AT ALL any time soon.

(6) The way it tricks your body and mind feels unnatural and unpleasant; not only was I constantly trying to "right" my balance when it was unnecessary...

(7) There's a definite threshold to how much stimulation your eyes, body and brain can take before it starts to make you get sick. There was one futuristic, Call of Duty-like demo I tried where you are running down a street: bullets, rockets, debris are flying, then a car gets blown up and flies over your head... You see the street passing you by and pass through the bodies of your allies as you approach a hostile mech. It was WAAAY too much. I had to quit at that point, as it was NOT pleasant.

[8] I see potential, as the sense of vertigo is very real and the soothing aspects work well. I saw such things as a futurisitic city from a girder high above it that brought to mind something you see out of BioShock and I was floating down a river in a boat and attending a sort of shamanistic ritual... all of those were cool... but, the VR experience needs to be slow, metered and measured properly or it becomes a headache-inducing, nausea-fest.

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All in all, I can't see this being applied to the quality of games we have at the moment for a good three or four years.

This is going to be the PC and PS4 version of the Wii U controller. It'll gather some interest at first, but developers are going to have to put such time, effort, research and care into every last detail, they're not going to want to spend the time or money after the initial excitement dies down.

I can see Facebook and other maybe travel-related applications becoming big... and, of course, porn... but for gamers? Nope.



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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:09:02
Dvader said:

Its a special dual cable.

Why isn't the thing wireless? Is it just a power issue or is it the video signal too? Both wired?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:17:15
gamingeek said:

Why isn't the thing wireless? Is it just a power issue or is it the video signal too? Both wired?

If it'd be wireless it'd be akin to placing your head inside a microwave.  Nyaa

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:56:51
SupremeAC said:

it'd be akin to placing your head inside a microwave.  Nyaa

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:02:42

Thank you Leo. Are you sure you adjusted the headset right cause all that sounds like it could have been fixed. There are straps so that the headset stays firm on your head and doesn't lean down on your nose. All the weight is supposed to be on the back of the head. Yes it can be a bit specific to find the spot where it's not blurry but once you set it it shouldn't wobble unless you are really moving the head all over. The straps on the side should be tight, the strap on the head right to hold it up and the big plastic thing in the back low on the back of your head. Oculus should be comfortable.

That said the rest is right and it effects everyone differently. I have felt some neck fatigue when using it for long periods of time and I have no neck pain. Screw door is very apparent. Motion sickness will effect everyone differently but when it does hit it can really mess you up, I had a small headache for about a day after one bad trip.

But when it works it's great. Did you try luckys tale? That's a very relaxing easy VR experience and it's a good game.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:42:06

Are there any Pilotwings VR type games?  That would be awesome to use a jet pack or skydive in VR.  Nintendo, you ready for VR?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:58:00
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Are there any Pilotwings VR type games?  That would be awesome to use a jet pack or skydive in VR.  Nintendo, you ready for VR?

That would be great.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:37:14
By the way, did you get approved for that new HDMI cable that you needed?
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:11:17
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By the way, did you get approved for that new HDMI cable that you needed?

It arrived today without them telling me they sent it.

And there is an oculus sale with a pilotwings like jetpack game! So I bought it and its a lot of fun. You have explore mode where you fly around looking for secrets and mission mode which is fly through rings, and shoot bad guys, even fight bosses. Really fun game, its called Omega Agent.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 15:25:05

We need a VR Porn update from Vader.

Do you use it, or have you reverted to regular old porn?

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Wed, 17 May 2017 16:56:27
gamingeek said:

We need a VR Porn update from Vader.

Do you use it, or have you reverted to regular old porn?

Mix and match. There is now a whole cosplay vr porn website, lol. I have seen some of the trailers. Porn needs to get into the superhero business cause they are always more faithful to the comics.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 20:32:33

There is tons of porn cosplay. I can't watch it, seems weird, like they are butchering characters I know.

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