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    Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Get 3 VR games for free: Raw Data, Sports Bar VR, and Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope.
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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Damn! Got my 1080 from Fry's last month!
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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    PC VR is dying, too expensive, no content and gamers are lazy, who wants to put all that physical effort in to such a shallow experience.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Wires and space. Noone wants wires and it needs loads of space.

    It's a great high-end demo with lots of niche uses. Just not an affordable mainstream gaming platform yet.

    But it will develop. Everything starts small.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    It's a nice idea, but I'll take the £100 Black Friday discount any day!

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Woopee Doo ... spend £1000-1400 in one go and we'll give you three games ... they are taking the mick.

    Bring the damn price down on VR and you will sell more cards.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Quote Originally Posted by raven1001 View Post
    PC VR is dying, too expensive, no content and gamers are lazy, who wants to put all that physical effort in to such a shallow experience.
    That sounds like someone who doesn't own a Rift (or Vive).

    There is a lot of content out there, and pretty much since my Oculus Touch controllers arrived i've not played anything else. Hours and hours playing SuperHotVR (so far my favourite VR title), I expect you to die, and Serious Sam VR..and still plenty of hours left in all those titles. I've also spent far too long getting sweaty in "the climb", much to the amusement of twitch chat

    Good VR may not be affordable for many yet - you need a Rift (ideally) or a Vive for that - but even the relatively limited experience that PSVR offers is still brilliant fun and a huge leap forward from a console point of view. I've logged hundreds of hours in VR since owning my DK2 right through to CV1, and whilst content did dry up for a while, there seems to have been a boom in releases recently, no doubt thanks to PSVR.

    It's also worth pointing out how much of a social experience it really is, on a few different levels. I stream almost all my VR gaming sessions on one level, but also within the games themselves so many multiplayer games automatically turn on voice chat, and for whatever reason people seem to actually use it. I've had many a 1 on 1 conversation with people when playing pool or Ripcoil, and made a few new friends along the way.

    Don't confuse a scene that is just beginning with dying - as prices come down VR will take off more and more. It's an exciting time to be a gamer

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    For simulation based games like flying and racing it would be quite nice as not having to have loads of space for it... and actually being able to look around would be nice, but the equipment seem bulky still.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy14 View Post
    Wires and space. Noone wants wires and it needs loads of space.
    Or you can chose to be wireless and opt for the sitting experience...

    Quote Originally Posted by raven1001 View Post
    PC VR is dying, too expensive, no content and gamers are lazy, who wants to put all that physical effort in to such a shallow experience.
    PC VR is dying? You mean the only viable platform for VR currently that is actually pretty successful despite the high costs and that has somewhere in the neighborhood of 600-odd games? Yeah...

    A quick look at Steam reveals 873 VR Supported titles, and 669 VR Only titles (some overlap is obvious here and some will be tech demos), supported across all 3 VR platforms. Vive, OSVR and Oculus.

    Yup, it's dying alright.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    It's probably been 10 years since I last tried VR and to be honest it hasn't come far at all, apart from how much they are charging for it.

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    Re: Nvidia announces GeForce GTX and HTC Vive gaming bundle

    Looks like Nintendo might be aiming at the low end:

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2016...ad-mounted-vr/

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