VR Technology - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

(Richard Bowman) #1

I was wondering with the Rift and the HTC Vive both coming out fairly soon, how many people are planning on picking one up?

It will be really interesting to see how this progresses over the next 12 months, I can’t imagine the first 6 or so months there will be many good games ready for VR but I could be wrong. I am thinking about saving up to get my PC “VR ready” over the next 12 months as you need a pretty good rig to run the Rift, not sure on what is required for the HTC but I imagine it will be similar.

So what do you guys think, excited about the tech or not interested?

(Gazza) #2

can i watch porn on it?

(Richard Bowman) #3

Actually yes you can!

(Gavin Rainey) #4


please can you fill us in on what you have learned on Vive Uncle Mark?

(Dean) #5

Honestly, I couldn’t care less. VR has been around for years and it’s always been a gimmick. Sure it’s getting better and all, but it’s still a gimmick. I can’t see myself ever sitting down playing a game for a few hours via VR, how do I see my second monitor for one.

(Richard Bowman) #6

Im hopeful it will be more than just a gimmick. I can see the potential in it, and Im hoping it won’t just be another “3-D” fad.


I’ll probably get the Sony one, being able to use it hassle free on the PS4 and then on the PC when I can be arsed fucking around with it is a good selling point for me.

I reckon it’ll be more than a fad purely because the porn potential is crazy! I bet webcam sites will be doing crazy stuff with it in the future and that’s the kind of stuff that sells. I think it might be a slow burner, I don’t think it’ll hit mainstream popularity for another 5-10 years when the tech’s evolved and they’ve made it a lot lighter and comfortable.

(Richard Bowman) #8

I wasn’t aware that you could use the PS4 version with the PC. I agree with you that it I think wide spread adoption is still a while off mainly due to the price, but it certainly looks promising, could take gaming in a very interesting direction.


I don’t think officially they’ve said anything; just I can’t imagine it not being used on a PC. Either with first party support or a little tweaking there’s no way they’d lock out PC - it’d be suicide for it.

Edit: I knew I saw something, there’s a few PC games on Steam already claiming PSVR support - it’s not guaranteed but I’d assume it’ll work alright.

(Lewis) #10

VR and holograpihc technology is undoubtedly the future of interactive technology - this is absolutely not a gimmick like 3D, this is the future. It’s incredibly easy to trick the brain into thinking something is real and VR is the perfect tool for hijacking the 5 senses and simulating reality. Inb4 simulation theory.

That said, it’s probably going to take a while before it really takes off and becomes a norm in gaming/entertainment/porn. And right now, it’s way too dear. Give it 5-6 years when the tech is fully optimized and this thing will be HUGE. The porn industry in particular is going to make a killing from this.