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Old 02-08-2016, 03:51 PM   #31
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Comparing Samsung Gear VR to PSVR, HTC Vive etc. is a bit of a stretch I agree. However, in my opinion Oculus Rift and HTC Vive's pricing is even more ridiculous. PSVR is just less so but still ridiculous nonetheless.
i am not trying to be Sony apologist but you need to be objective and think in terms of how 'new' VR is now....especially in terms of market penetration..and all new tech are expensive...specifically the lens inside the headset (PSVR uses 2x 1080p Full RGB OLED screen if i'm not wrong while Vive/Rift uses higher than PSVR res screens but with sub-arranged Pentile display).......economy of scale dictates that the pricing of the parts will drop when there's a huge order. But since VR is still new tech, adoption is still small and as such, manufacturing of the lens are still in limited quantities, thus pricing are more expensive. This is similar to the 90s when we first have 3D graphic cards and DDR Ram costing an arm and a leg. Nowadays, DDR5 are commodities while you can pick & choose graphic cards of all price ranges. If VR becomes successful, it will eventually become cheaper. That's almost an absolute certainty.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #32
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If you are playing a VR game that does not have Move support (like RE7, only uses only the DS4 controller), do you still need to have the camera and Move?
Camera is needed regardless as it's needed for the tracking of the motion of your headset...

The dualshock4 is already considered a 'move' controller due to the lightbar in front.

That said, certain games like London heist will be played better with Move due to how you hold the controllers.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:55 PM   #33
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Just tried the PSVR demo booth at 313 Sony Centre. The headset is very comfortable to wear, not heavy. there is a need to adjust the angle of the visor to sharpen the visuals, but once that is done, you are good to go.

I was given the underwater shark demo and battlezone. Maybe because I already know what to expect, so the scare factor wasnt there, but the visuals are still good. No visible screendoor effect. Battlezone was fun. The turning and shooting is basically arcade tank shooter POV, switch between machine guns and rockets. Towards the end, there is swarm of flying drones, so have to wait a while for the EMP weapon to charge. Simple and yet sharp visuals that work very well.

My wife went with me, she also said it was good and very immersive. Good to let the spouse try, hehe.
bro...you gotta get PS VR Worlds, there's a game in it called 'London Heist'. That's the game that sold me on PSVR when i tried it last year in PSX2015. Really immersive.

I've already preordered the PSVR+Camera bundle for $649. Bought 2x preowned Move controllers from someone at dirt cheap $50
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:08 PM   #34
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Yep. I tried it last year during gamestart.asia and i was sold....
I advise peeps that are on the fence to go try it out.
bro, what games have you tried so far?

VR Games i've tried:

PS VR Worlds: London Heist (Car Chase & Shootout demo) - The game that sold me

PS VR Worlds: Into the Deep (Underwater shark demo) - Cool to show it to parents/people that don't play games what VR is

Battlezone - I like the control and the graphic is stylized enough to be like Tron. Will buy.

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League - The other game that sold me. 3v3 Mech shooting/Sport games...i think i will have hours of fun with this.

EVE: Gunjack - This is the only BAD VR demo..plays like a mobile VR title and lo' and behold, after some research, found out that it is a port of the Gear VR game.

EVE: Valkyrie - VR Space Sim. I can imagine this will be one of the more popular game on PSVR when launch as PvP dogfighting games are popular. Not my kinda thing but fun nonetheless, if not abit shallow.

Headmaster - VR 'soccer' game that rely on your 'head'. It is weird and fun but i think this is only good in short burst.

The Playroom VR - This is really a good 'party' VR to play! Had fun with the Playstation Rep there playing this. It's gonna be free to so can't really complain much.

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VR Games i haven't try but will be on my radar:

Bound
Eagle Flight
Harmonix Music VR
Job Simulator
Rez Infinite
Robinson: The Journey
Star Wars Battlefront VR
Batman: Arkham VR
Superhypercube
Super Stardust Ultra VR: Never played the VR version but i did have the PS3 version being played on my 3Dtv and the 3D effects and explosion is one of the best 3D i've ever seen..
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Ace Combat 7
Farpoint
Tumble VR


and of course..........Resident Evil 7
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:18 PM   #35
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I will get the following for PSVR:

1. Ace Combat 7
2. Farpoint (must get with the VR aim controller)

I am actually more excited to play my non-VR games via cinematic mode. I am happy with the visual quality from today's demo, and did not notice any screen-door effect. I don't have a big tv, so being able to play on a virtual 100+ inch screen is a big plus for me.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:24 PM   #36
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I will get the following for PSVR:

1. Ace Combat 7
2. Farpoint (must get with the VR aim controller)

I am actually more excited to play my non-VR games via cinematic mode. I am happy with the visual quality from today's demo, and did not notice any screen-door effect. I don't have a big tv, so being able to play on a virtual 100+ inch screen is a big plus for me.
i haven't tried that yet although i was in the headset when the rep change games by going back to the PS4 menu UI so i can gauge how that's like. I think the VR screen maybe too 'close' to me...hopefully the 'distance' of the 'VR screen' can be adjusted to be further....because it's like i am sitting in the front row at the cinema...LOL
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https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/21/...inematic-mode/

default is middle screensize. I think the experience you got from the front row size may be the setting configured to Large.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:43 PM   #38
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Ways to enjoy other than VR games
Enjoy movies and games on a big screen in a virtual space!

“Cinematic mode” allows users to enjoy PS4® games, videos and other contents on a big screen created in a virtual space! A big screen up to 226 inch distant from 2.5m appears. (There are individual differences when watching)

https://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/psvr/hw/hw
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Ways to enjoy other than VR games
Enjoy movies and games on a big screen in a virtual space!

“Cinematic mode” allows users to enjoy PS4® games, videos and other contents on a big screen created in a virtual space! A big screen up to 226 inch distant from 2.5m appears. (There are individual differences when watching)

https://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/psvr/hw/hw
finally..........my dream of watching prawn in a 100inch screen will be fulfilled.....'virtually'
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finally..........my dream of watching prawn in a 100inch screen will be fulfilled.....'virtually'
Just remember to lock your door, otherwise when you finish 'business' and take off the VR headset you may find your whole family standing around in disgust and shame
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:25 PM   #41
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LOL, that would be epic!
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:39 PM   #42
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Just another marketing gimmick . Reminds me of the time when 3D TVs and 3D movies were hyped up like crazy.
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Just another marketing gimmick . Reminds me of the time when 3D TVs and 3D movies were hyped up like crazy.
totally agreed.
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Just another marketing gimmick . Reminds me of the time when 3D TVs and 3D movies were hyped up like crazy.
totally agreed.
You guy need to go try the demo of any of the VR headset first lah.....
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:13 PM   #45
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You guy need to go try the demo of any of the VR headset first lah.....
Yup, try before you buy.

Not like me, buy liao then go try. Haha
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