Rift is apparently for "video" and "experiences" rather than games according to their CEO.
In other words; it's a platform for fucking walking simulators.
That combined with him saying it has a lifetime of a phone, i.e. 1-3 years, and Facebook being involved is why i'm waiting for the Vive and Sony.
Ready Player One shit will never happen.
And what did you think was going to happen when goddamn Facebook bought it? Now normies are looking forward to Rift because they can use it to talk to people in VR using avatars and shit.
This is also my only hope for VR, and the only thing of worth I expect to see from VR in the next two decades.
Virtual tourism. So many cool places that are unfortunately filled with unhinged people. I want to see the Blue Mosque, but I'd never set foot in Turkey, I want to see a lot of the architecture in the middle East, but I ain't going there.
The VR has a fantastic amount of potential for educational purposes. Such as experiencing museums or cities from other countries. But, as far as video game potential were really limited to horror games and sim games.
>get a walking simulator
>waifu porn is banned
same here anon, sort of just useless tech in it's current state. I was really excited for release. But now that the retail product is here after so many years. I don't even want it.
fuck, barely any porn being advertised to use with it. I don't even think Blu-ray was this useless at launch.
If said monitors were sold as gaming platforms, with inbuilt platform stores, and there was literally no reason to get one outside of it's platform offers then yes.
Now that isn't the case, which is why your analogy is reddit-tier retarded.
when will we create a cyber space that can suck your soul into void?
Even chairs are sold as gaming platforms, they'll say anything to get stupid people throwing money at them, even heard about shit like "gaming" mouses?
VR is just a display, the applications are in no way tied to games
gaming mice are actually different, in that they have like 30 fucking ITTY BITTY buttons lain out across the mouse instead of the typical L/R/middle button.
I don't understand how anyone has enough fine motor control to actually map those buttons and use them effectively, though. Maybe pro Starcraft players with their tiny asian hands can.
>bought a gamer mouse
>has a button on the side for "sniper mode" that makes the cursor/crosshair move as slow as possible
>mfw I've never ever needed it for sniping
>mfw I push it accidently when doing something else
>The VR has a fantastic amount of potential for educational purposes. Such as experiencing museums or cities from other countries.
Look at this shit:
>When combined, the footage from these eight cameras can be used to generate 4K 30 fps (frames per second) VR content, and users can easily switch between 2D and 3D 360-degree spherical images and videos.
>The Vuze camera is currently on show at CES and is due to be available in August 2016 priced under $1,000.
There's going to be shitloads of VR content up on youtube once these things come out.
Go fuck yourself, Palmer.
Did you even read the article?
>‘Oculus only distributes developer content that meets their terms of service, which forbid pornographic content from being a part of the Oculus Store.’
They just won't have it on the Oculus store
Whatever. None of this shit us real VR anyway. Until you can't tell the difference, and you can touch, smell, and taste things, then it isn't even close to VR.
Full dive, plug-your-mind-in type of shit is what real VR is supposed to be. Like SAO, the Matrix, .Hack or Snow Crash. We're 100 years away from something like that.
pfffft. Carmack is the number 1 "we want experiences" guy on the team. Because he sees the potential. He doesn't give a fuck about politics and corporate shit, he just does what he wants, he doesn't need Oculus, Oculus need him, he can fuck off to SpaceX anytime, Elon Musk calls him every day offering free blowjobs if he'd to return.
VR\HMDs are bigger than gaming. But right now it's a limited market.
Fundamentally, it's a screen strapped to your face, so it's going to have general purpose uses. It's not strictly for gaming, sure.
at the moment, it's primarily going to be for games though (and I expect that to continue to be a primary use case for VR)
That's all any of the VR shit was EVER going to be.
I don't even give a hell anymore. PC is just constantly shooting itself in the foot.
My console ultimately nets the better games and so dose my VR. My priority is to play games hits generation, not tinker with expensive hardware and hoping Rift offers good games while I wait for console ports.
Good. That book was terrible.
What sort of underagebanned do you have to be anyway for Ready Player One to be your go to VR story?
Rather than curate an experience that is straightforward and laid out in front of you on purpose they'll just stick you places.
I don't give a shit if I can look around. I care about what's in front of me.