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  1. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Insomniac producing a lovely looking VR game for the Rift:
  2. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Former PSVR exclusive "Moss" just got a surprise PC announcement coupled with an instant release on Steam. It's out right now :-) https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/
  3. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    To follow up my previous post - I put together this "must play" VR games list for a forum reply on bit-tech.net, but figured it might be handy for any 'mukers approaching PCVR for the first time and wondering what's worth playing: 1. Beat Saber 2. Lone Echo 3. SuperHot VR 4. Project Cars 2/Dirt Rally and/or Assetto Corsa 5. Pavlov VR 6. Onward 7. In Death 8. Eleven Table Tennis VR 9. Arktika.1 10. Robo Recall 11. Sprint Vector 12. Space Pirate Trainer 13. The Climb I haven't personally tried Fallout/Skyrim/Doom VFR or LA Noire Case Files to know if they ought to be in the list - but they're proper games, rather than just tech demos/experiences... For me, VR has been a total and literal "game changer" I hardly play 2D games now. Into the Breach was my last exception...
  4. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    I use a Vive at work. After having tried both, I bought a Rift for gaming at home. From a high level they are essentially equal (resolution, FOV, have minor differences but nothing significant enough to sway you one way or the other), but they do each have some pros and cons. For you the differences that I think matter are: The Rifts Touch controllers are the best available The Rift is lighter and has integrated decent quality headphones The Vive excels in room scale tracking with only 2 sensors, but the Rifts is great too, and with 3 sensors is pretty much equal. In your situation room scale tracking isnt an issue - so they're essentially equivalent out of the box for a seated or static standing 360 experience. The Rift is cheaper Get a Rift :-) Only downsides I can think of are you need 3 compatible USB ports for the sensors and headset. Run the Oculus compatibility checker and it will tell you if your PC is compatible: https://support.oculus.com/1357437467617798/ If you have a laptop, be very wary if it uses Optimus - that can cause massive compatibility issues. Jump into PCVR - whichever headset you go for, you're in for an amazing experience!
  5. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Custom songs now possible in Beat Saber: https://www.vrandfun.com/add-custom-songs-beat-saber-mods/ good example: The author of the unofficial 'editor' haven't yet figured out adding walls, or getting the backgrounds to trigger properly - but its early days :-)
  6. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Is this username for Oculus? I've sent a request Which store (Steam or Oculus) did you buy Beat Saber on? Annoyingly the leaderboards arent cross store compatible. I bought it on Steam - this is me: http://steamcommunity.com/id/valver/
  7. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Quick, write that in a Steam review! That's a perfect summary!!
  8. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    This is my daily VR read: https://www.roadtovr.com/
  9. Valver

    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Beat Sabre is out, and damn it's good fun. I've been hacking and slashing my light Sabres to the beat for about an hour and I now have arms like wobbly spaghetti, but a grin from ear to ear. Bought it on Steam because I suspect mods and songs will be much easier to add on there that the Oculus Store (also, there's a start up command to run it using Oculus native API) loving this guy BOSSING it in a Darth Maul style
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    Got an OK review from EG: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-04-24-battletech-review-long-overdue-turn-based-spin-on-a-strategy-great "Recommended" despite the review not really praising much "A compelling fusion of tabletop manoeuvring and characterful campaign progression"
  11. Valver


    I used to play table top Battletech too. Brilliant game. The Mechwarrior games on PC were ace too. So this has me very interested. Any online reviews yet? is it actually any good?
  12. Valver

    WipEout Omega Collection - VR Update out now

  13. Valver

    What game brought you back to gaming?

    I was totally a console gamer in the previous gen - I own 2x360's a PS3 and a WiiU, but then I completely lost interest when the One and PS4 hit the shelves. A combination of getting older and having more responsibilities/kids just meant I had generally less time, and the repeated tired rehashes of CoD and FIFA etc left me cold. I've subsequently bought a PS4 for my son, but I have no real interest in playing it. But what's got me VERY fired up and back into gaming is VR. I've always had a decent PC - and after trying out a Vive at work for a training session, I was blown away by what was possible. One week later I'd bought a Rift (which I think is actually the better headset) and since then I've fallen in love with gaming all over again. There's so much small indie cool content for free (or peanuts) that works well with my general lack of time. But there's enough big stuff (Lone Echo, Project Cars 2, Arktika.1) that I can also get stuck into something at weekends too. And the experiences are just so different to regular games. It all feels fresh, innovative and exciting! My hobby is BACK BABY :-)
  14. Valver

    Discuss the future of game graphics

    Agreed - looks good but simultaneously wrong. The character is being rendered in real time based on an actresses movements being mo-capped in a studio. The eyes look superb. The mouth, not so much. Here's the "how they do it" video to accompany it

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