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    GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Or you can pay £10 for 20 mins, £15 for 30 mins session. PSVR buyers can get a refund.
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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Makes sense to me, if its just pop along an have a go it will be constantly filled with people with no intention of buying.

    Likewise it does take staff time, and depreciation of the headset so it makes sense to charge.

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    I really think having a demo available is a good thing to drive sales.

    Having tried the Vive demo @ OCUK it really sold it to me and the wife and the demo was free!!

    Would have liked to have purchased it from them as a way of rewarding them for making the demo available but they put the price up early and Game were still at the old price so had to get it from them (£70 difference!).

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Or go to curry's and try VIVE for free.

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    Or go to curry's and try VIVE for free.
    And that's at either Leeds; Reading; Tottenham Court Road or Staples Corner? Or are more stores offering demos?

    Booking a demo is the only way to go - you can't let people use a VR headset unsupervised.
    It's good value, but I don't want to share germs with people, who from their appearance/odour, still have a designated bath night.

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    I tried at Solihull store

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    This weekend a UK games retailer with a strong bricks & mortar presence,
    This weekend a UK games retailer that is clearly going out of business

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    Or go to curry's and try VIVE for free.
    That's great... how does it let you know what PSVR is like?

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    I watched a eurogamer.net live stream and decided there's not much point of PSVR at the moment. The timed exclusive of Resident Evil 7 might more interesting next year, but RE7 is literally the only the game I'm interested in on the Playstation VR side of things. I doubt I'm going to spend £350 just for one game even if it's very good.

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    I really think having a demo available is a good thing to drive sales.
    ... and the wife and the demo was free!!
    You got a free wife with the demo? Trust me, they might be free now, but you will be spending money soon!

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Quote Originally Posted by snedger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    Or go to curry's and try VIVE for free.
    And that's at either Leeds; Reading; Tottenham Court Road or Staples Corner? Or are more stores offering demos?

    Booking a demo is the only way to go - you can't let people use a VR headset unsupervised.
    It's good value, but I don't want to share germs with people, who from their appearance/odour, still have a designated bath night.
    I had no idea staples corner had a vive. It's soo close to me I'll have to go this week.
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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    Quote Originally Posted by snedger View Post
    It's good value, but I don't want to share germs with people, who from their appearance/odour, still have a designated bath night.
    I was thinking about maybe getting a stye, but noticed on Hardocp a link to a much worse affliction from sharing dirty VR headsets:
    http://www.dailydot.com/debug/vr-ocular-herpes/

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    Re: GAME UK is charging £5 for a 10 minute PlayStation VR test drive

    The Vive is playing havoc with people's auto-correct

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