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    SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Preview program will launch on 15th Nov, giving access to many top VR games.
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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Microsoft’s ‘easy and affordable’ HMDs
    I'm not sure how many people will find the £380 entry price affordable...

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Anything that pushes VR quality forward is OK in my book...

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'm not sure how many people will find the £380 entry price affordable...
    I think it is the lack of £300 graphics card on top of that which makes a difference. MS are claiming you can do VR with a laptop's integrated graphics.

    Having said that, I notice the Rift says I need at least a GTX960 or an R9 290, which is odd when my R9 380 pretty much beats the GTX 960 in benchmarks these days.

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    I've got a Rx480 which is VR capable but spending the same again on a headset that may or may not be used is just to much. Make it £150ish and i'd jump at one instead of replacing my monitor... The thought of a £400 box I use twice and put on a shelve is just too much of a concern - I also could only use it seated which reduces the appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I need at least a GTX960 or an R9 290, which is odd when my R9 380 pretty much beats the GTX 960 in benchmarks these days.
    But R9 380 is more than R9 290, no?

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I've got a Rx480 which is VR capable but spending the same again on a headset that may or may not be used is just to much. Make it £150ish and i'd jump at one instead of replacing my monitor... The thought of a £400 box I use twice and put on a shelve is just too much of a concern - I also could only use it seated which reduces the appeal.
    I wondered the same until I got a go. Was the Playstation VR demo where you get to fly an X-Wing. That isn't a full game and I don't have a Playstation, but I wanted in somehow

    I had previously seen a demo at the computer museum, but that was just like sitting in a movie so not really impressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    But R9 380 is more than R9 290, no?
    In the same way that a Peugeot 5008 is clearly more than 10x better than a Ferrari 488

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    In the same way that a Peugeot 5008 is clearly more than 10x better than a Ferrari 488
    You mean because the Peugeot doesn't cost you thousands every year in fluids, clutch, tyres, brake pads and discs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    You mean because the Peugeot doesn't cost you thousands every year in fluids, clutch, tyres, brake pads and discs?
    People buy Pugs new and then lose £5000 per year in depreciation, and then will whinge that their service bill was £200. Vehicle cost is a strange thing.

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    Re: SteamVR games hit Windows Mixed Reality next week

    And then they go and mention that it's had a new oil filter on the 'for sale' listing - anyone that feels the need to point that out is not someone you want to buy a second hand car from

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