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    New VR Headset from Facebook

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Yeah but .... Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Article
    ... The firm Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is betting its future on the creation of a metaverse - a virtual world in which people can both conduct their everyday lives, ...
    That, right there, is it .... my everyday life isn't getting conducted anywhere near Facebook. So it's a hard "no" from me to an FB headset, I'm afraid. At any price. If they gave it to me, I'd find someone that wanted it and give it away.

    Oh, and I've yet to try a VR headset that didn't make me ill and these days, my eyesight wouldn't play ball anyway.

    All told, I think I'll pass.
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Indeed I agree, I can't stand Facebook
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Shame really 'cos the Quest stuff is supposed to be very good. No use for me anyway, but if it was, the FB link would kill it. Not that the other tech giants are much, if any, better. Some, worse.
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    They'll sell a few to enterprise users, but FB buying quest has really killed that brand for enthusiasts. The Zuckerborg has probably chalked that up as the cost for making his metaverse wet dream possible.

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Lovely bit of kit but super expensive and I just couldn't support meta. Shame the competition isn't great, is it the pico 4 that's the only other really option apart from the valve headset?

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    They've detached the requirement for facebook a few months ago?
    PCgamer link

    Got to be honest I picked up up a quest 2 open box before the recent price rise and was very impressed however 3 big draw backs:
    1) Games - Unless its an FPS they are usually just short experiences. Cool but not good value for money IMHO.
    2) Charging - The quest 2 seems to discharge fast when not in use but also lots of reported issues with melting when left plugged in - as a result its never charged when I have time to use it
    3) Space - It has an excellent guardian system to tell you when you are about to hit a wall (it shows room in greyscale so you can see the wall) but with my moderate sized front room its not big enough for some games.

    Saying all that just being able to load up google earth (or an app called wander that doesn't need a PC) and visit anywhere in the world virtually is very cool.

    (I appreciate this thread is for the pro but still relevant)
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    They've detached the requirement for facebook a few months ago?
    I can see lots of people shrugging that off as same people, same problems.

    I'm still enjoying the Quest 2 though. It was really useful for losing weight a while back (I used Fit XR to do HIT routines). These days it mainly gets used for things like "I expect you to die" and I just completed "The Last Clockwinder".

    The Q2 is my second headset after a Rift, but I can't personally see me stumping up more than either of those cost so the pro is out of the running for me.

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I can see lots of people shrugging that off as same people, same problems.

    ...
    If it wasn't academic in my case anyway, yup, that'd include me.

    They may have ditched the requirement to have a FB account but if it's still the same company, or part of the same group, I just don't trust them not to be tracking and aggregating data on me anyway. Unless given convincing evidence that they aren't, my attitude is rather that you can dunk a skunk in a bath of Chanel No.5, dress it in a silk shirt and plonk a tiara on it's head .... and it's still a skunk. Be careful how you treat it, and where you stand, lest you get .... Facebooked.
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    It's Farcebook.....

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I can see lots of people shrugging that off as same people, same problems.

    I'm still enjoying the Quest 2 though. It was really useful for losing weight a while back (I used Fit XR to do HIT routines). These days it mainly gets used for things like "I expect you to die" and I just completed "The Last Clockwinder".

    The Q2 is my second headset after a Rift, but I can't personally see me stumping up more than either of those cost so the pro is out of the running for me.
    I can understand (especially Saracen!) but ultimately its what makes the hardware affordable. I couldn't afford a valve headset...

    Off topic I know but was clockwinder good? I was really tempted but have about ~7 other games to play I've already purchased and with game pass on the xbox/pc having dozens of 'I want to play titles' I've held off for now.
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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Off topic I know but was clockwinder good? I was really tempted but have about ~7 other games to play I've already purchased and with game pass on the xbox/pc having dozens of 'I want to play titles' I've held off for now.
    It was a nice low paced problem solver. Sometimes a little irritating, nothing exceptional, but I enjoyed completing it. The puzzles can be completed to three levels, which I never got past level 2. Level one progresses you to the next puzzle, three just seemed irritating.

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    Re: New VR Headset from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    ... but ultimately its what makes the hardware affordable. I couldn't afford a valve headset...

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    Indeed.

    It''s usually the same with "free" services products ... the exception being things like Open Source projects. With those exceptions, it's the choice offered by the age-old adage - if you can't see what the product is, you're the product.

    The issue, I guess, is if it's a trade-off you're willing to make? I'm not, but I guess I'm in the minority. Where it gets especially tricky is smartphones, which is largely why I shied off having one at all for so long. But, it's now a question of who you want abusing your data - Google or Apple? But that's another whole thread ... which has been done to death, I'm sure.
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