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    Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    You will be able to buy these bundles from 16th Feb, but the headset won't ship until July.
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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Let's face the facts the rift makes it hard to:

    1) drink a cuppa
    2) have a beer
    3) smoke a joint

    So why is making 99.9999997% of gamers experience less pleasurable a good thing?

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Use a straw, fixed all your problems

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Let's face the facts the rift makes it hard to:

    1) drink a cuppa
    2) have a beer
    3) smoke a joint

    So why is making 99.9999997% of gamers experience less pleasurable a good thing?
    If they've just forked out $1500 (or whatever the £ price ends up at) lots of gamers will probably struggle to afford a cuppa, let alone beer or various recreational narcotics, so problem solved.

    I remember the days of a mobile phone costing £3500, and my first CD burner was £2500, and the software to drive it was £1500 more. My current mobile phone cost me £5 and my CD/DVD recorder was about £15. Presumably, if the Rift (and similar) tech works and becomes anything like ubiquitous, prices will follow a similar trajectory downwards just as the sophistication of the hardware improves.

    At that point, maybe I'll be interested but until then, not so much.

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Let's face the facts the rift makes it hard to:

    1) drink a cuppa
    2) have a beer
    3) smoke a joint

    So why is making 99.9999997% of gamers experience less pleasurable a good thing?
    If they've just forked out $1500 (or whatever the £ price ends up at) lots of gamers will probably struggle to afford a cuppa, let alone beer or various recreational narcotics, so problem solved.

    I remember the days of a mobile phone costing £3500, and my first CD burner was £2500, and the software to drive it was £1500 more. My current mobile phone cost me £5 and my CD/DVD recorder was about £15. Presumably, if the Rift (and similar) tech works and becomes anything like ubiquitous, prices will follow a similar trajectory downwards just as the sophistication of the hardware improves.

    At that point, maybe I'll be interested but until then, not so much.
    I think he meant you can't do any of those things while wearing a rift because you can't see what's around you. I think the gear vr has a button thats you use the phones cam to look around.
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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Checked out some of those systems. Do they really think a 970 cuts it for VR? Because I seriously doubt that. Oh well maybe it's enough for VR cookie clicker or something like that. Or are people not interested in AAA VR titles? I mean people pay 600 dollars. You would expect them to want more than a 300 dollar GPU with that.

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    Checked out some of those systems. Do they really think a 970 cuts it for VR?
    According to the Oculus site the minimum GPU requirement is 970 / R9 290 although there is no indication as to what this minimum requirement is capable of.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Interesting not a single R9 390 card in those systems especially as the dev was using them for the Eve:Online VR demos.


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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Interesting not a single R9 390 card in those systems especially as the dev was using them for the Eve:Online VR demos.
    It's possible that a company offered vendors discounts, if they sell their hardware first or even only their hardware.
    You know... like Intel did back then (and probably still does)

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    If they've just forked out $1500 (or whatever the £ price ends up at) lots of gamers will probably struggle to afford a cuppa, let alone beer or various recreational narcotics, so problem solved.

    I remember the days of a mobile phone costing £3500, and my first CD burner was £2500, and the software to drive it was £1500 more. My current mobile phone cost me £5 and my CD/DVD recorder was about £15. Presumably, if the Rift (and similar) tech works and becomes anything like ubiquitous, prices will follow a similar trajectory downwards just as the sophistication of the hardware improves.

    At that point, maybe I'll be interested but until then, not so much.
    Does that mean that we will see gamers on the street asking for change for a hot drink - whilst wearing their VR headset and strangely enjoying their generated virtual reality, despite their impoverished situation? (No, I already thought about it - they've got a really, really long mains extension lead).

    Just thinking - I wonder if there'll be a rental market for VR headsets?

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Hmm, ASUS or crapware. I imagine the Asus bundles selling a lot more than Alienware or dell.

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    Re: Oculus reveals first PC and Rift headset bundles, start at $1499

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Let's face the facts the rift makes it hard to:
    1) drink a cuppa
    2) have a beer
    3) smoke a joint
    So why is making 99.9999997% of gamers experience less pleasurable a good thing?
    I don't drink or use drugs and even switched from ciggies to vaping back in August... so most of that doesn'ty even bother me.

    But then, I find the *Herculean* task of pushing a headset up and back off my face a touch fairly effortless... no different to hitting the Mute button or lifting one earcup of my headphones in order to hear what the Mrs is shouting up the stairs at me, really... I suspect I would be among the 0.0000003% of gamers who can manage that task, too!!

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