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  1. lcworld

    lcworld Formula Junior

    Dec 25, 2013
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    The HTC Vive virtual reality is the most fun I've had with my pants on. It just had a price reduction to $599 from 799. None of the other VR sets comes close. Be careful of your neighbour's kids banging the door down.

    https://www.amazon.com/HTC-VIVE-Virtual-Reality-System/dp/B00VF5NT4I/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503421607&sr=8-5&keywords=htc%2Bvive&th=1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6nVPPDmEI

    If it is complicated for you I'm sure you can pay(tip) your local salesman to set it up. You need a decent PC.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=top+vive+games+2017&oq=top+vive+games+&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.5189j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Best HTC Vive games & experiences of 2017 - Tech Advisor

    Start with TheBlu, an immersive underwater experience, not really a game. Great introduction to VR. Then Brookehaven Experiment and others.

    (George Lucas is developing Star Wars games at his special effects company. Alien VR on the horizon too.)
     
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  3. TheBigEasy

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    I really enjoy following the new VR and AR hardware and applications as they race to market.

    They haven't got the experience just right yet... but I can see a regular pair of eyeglasses taking the place of a smart phone... and a VR headset taking the place of your living room tv for movies/tv and gaming.

    Long way to go from where they're at now... but it's on the way.
     
  4. lcworld

    lcworld Formula Junior

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    Some of the so called VR out there is doing VR a disservice when they don't track movements. It is then only a 3D viewer, with terrible hand controlled joysticks. Only the ones that track movements give you that VR experience(and the hand controllers are so accurate). I got some VR headsets for my iphone 7 plus and got bored real quick. Samsung S8 VR is not much better. You need the whole package not just from a phone.
     
  5. TTR

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    I take it, you don't get out much ?
     
  6. TravisM

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    I agree, it's pretty fun. The potential is limitless. Can't wait to see where VR takes us.
     
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  8. Zack

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    They give me a headache and are just a waste of time. If you are a gamer, I can see how it would appeal to you. I'd rather be out, doing fun stuff in real life and driving real cars.
     
  9. TestShoot

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  10. lcworld

    lcworld Formula Junior

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    Haha, look who's talking, from Riverside, California. Quite the opposite. I'm all over the world map hence LCworld.
     

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