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  1. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    As a PSVR owner who has taken his PS4 and all the related gubbins to a friend's house (meaning untangling all the wires from the back of my AV unti) on NYE so we could play Beat Saber and then having to plug it all back in tidly at home the next day, there was no way I wasn't getting one!
  2. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Beat Saber is an incredible game, there isn't a single person I've shown it to, ranging in age from my son's friends who are 10 to my mother in Law who is nearly 70, who haven't loved it. It doesn't make sense watching it, and in fact seems like it must be utterly impossible to play at anything over about medium difficulty but when you play it it all makes sense (well apart from Expert + which is just ludicrous). The only thing that could possibly put you off it is if you have a deep dislike of EDM. But as said there is a demo which will help make sense of it all, and yes you do have to slash the boxes in the direction of the arrows, although there is a little tutorial (which I assume is in the demo, only played the full game on PSVR). But there are also options for changing the way the game is played from a difficulty point of view (i.e. you can hit the boxes with any slash).
  3. metallicfrodo

    Gaming things a younger you would never believe

    That I would be walking around my garden in a virtual world, oh man oculus quest is just .... wow ....
  4. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    I had it a couple of times during the introductory thing but not since then, been totally solid. I've just been out in the garden to have a try and it's un-fucking-belivable. Playing Journey of the Gods and being able to walk around areas (only little bits obviously), but being able to actively move round the enemies etc. Also just the simplest things like actually turning round, as opposed to having to use a stick to shift your view. Just mind blowing. Oh and I went with the suggestions about how to set the straps up and it is sooooo much more comfrotable, not PSVR comfortable but something I now won't mind wearing for long periods of time.
  5. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Have you got them up at full volume (sorry if this sounds a really patronising question)? Mine are at about 80% volume and I'm finding them quite loud enough, although maybe that is because I have only played games where I'm not expecting to have huge explosions going off etc. I say this as someone who thinks that the volume limit on the PSVR headset through headphones is too quiet. (My PSVR headset audio is always on 100% volume) To be honest it's the thing I'm most impressed with about the unit. I knew all about the guardian system and how the inside out tracking was going to work (obviously seeing is believeing) before getting the unit but I never in my wildest dreams thought the audio was going to be as great as it is.
  6. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Right fiddled around with the straps a bit more and it was more comfortable (although not to the extent mentioned above so will give it another go in a bit). My top strap was quite stiff though I almost thought it wasn't supposed to move at first but it's much better once I gave it a little tug and now slides properly. As I was charging I decided to give Moss ago so set up the guardian system to stationary (or whatever it's called). I think it's still too agressive and I'm tempted to turn it off in situations like that (or just set up a wide room scale guardian). What was lovely however was just being able to relax on the sofa and play (it's too far away for the PSVR cable to reach so I always end up sitting on a stool in the middle of the room). Now I've only every played the intital demo of Moss on the PSVR a while ago but it is just so much sharper, which really helps in this game when you little mouse is wandering off in the distance. There are obvious compromises to the poly count, textures and effects (particularly water) however I think the increase in resolution compensates well for this. I do think it's obviously a game that has been downported as it were, as opposed to one where they have chosen a graphical style that plays to the strengths of the platform. Moss itself is a really lovely game, nice puzzles mixed with an interesting way of telling the story and really nicely designed 'rooms'. Oh and I didn't find the contoller size an issue at all playing Moss, lovely and comfy (and having them as two separate entities also means you can sit in a more relaxed fashion)
  7. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    So had a good play with it now and have only stopped because I have to make my son's dinner (aka I had to stop as it needed charging!) I'll start with a few negatives, it's nowhere near as comfortable as PSVR, it's not really the weight as such (although it is definitely heavier at the front) just that for me it seems to be putting strain on my cheeks that just isn't there with PSVR, and I find that some of the time I feel like I'm actively holding it up with my forehead if that makes sense. It might be that I need to play around with how I put it on and the straps etc. The other thing is while the guardian system is wonderful it's a bit too aggressive, I have plenty of space to play Beat Saber in yet the mesh was appearing on practically every swing while I was playing the demo which was annoying. I also find the controllers a little small for my liking, holding the grip button and pressing the trigger a lot in the intro shooting game was casuing my hands to cramp. Having said that though I am blown away by it. The screens are lovely, so much sharper than PSVR giving you much better definition on anything in the distance, (manual IPD is lovely as well). The audio is witchcraft, I honestly can't believe it can sound the way it does without you having headphones on it's obviously positional too. Tracking of the controllers so far for me has been absolutely spot on, and I love the way thay are able in a simple way to track three fingers with the sensitivty of the buttons, just wonderful. Then obviously there is the headset tracking itself which is superb, been rock solid for me and the freedom of just being able to turn 360 degrees without having to worry cannot be overstated. The whole front end is nice and gives you easy access to your library/store/settings etc. The unit itself and the controllers also feel like quality products, even down to the packaging that it comes in. It's has a far more high end look and feel that PSVR which has a more toy like appearance (not that there is anything wrong with that). So far I've done the introduction stuff, played the Beat Saber demo (which was pretty indistinguishable from the look on PSVR) and start Journey of the Gods which seems lovely so far.
  8. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    It's here!!! Let's get this on!
  9. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Why is mine not here!!!!! Keep those reactions incoming. For those of you with other VR units how does it compare. Is the wireless nature of it as game changing as people have been making out?
  10. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    My delivery left Hemel 20 mins ago. Will be hours till it gets here Just watched the second Jack Reacher to help pass the time.
  11. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Screw all you late bandwagon jumpers getting your Quests before me. Enjoy!
  12. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Yep I have 5 Argos stores within 2 miles of me (in Harrow) and 2 have stock for collection now, 2 for by 4pm and 1 first thing tomorrow. Basically if you are anywhere near a big Argos it looks like you should be able to pick one up if you’ve missed out on a pre-order or your Amazon order still hasn’t dispatched and you really want one today. I’m still happy to go with Amazon just based on their customer service just in case anything goes wrong with the unit. Although the thought of being able to pick one up straight after dropping my son at school would be very tempting.
  13. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Happy Oculus Quest day! Well mine dispatched from Amazon at 3:45 this morning with delivery by 9pm this evening. Going to be a long wait. It’s quite a common time for things to dispatch to my address and tends to mean about mid afternoon delivery, so basically it’ll turn up in the one hour of the day I’m out...
  14. metallicfrodo

    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Pleased to see that the pricing isn't straight dollars to pounds! I.e Vader Immortal is £7.99 ($9.99) Just got a dispatch notice from Amazon, then realised it was for a birthday present for my Nephew, not my Quest!!!
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    Oculus Quest - Out Now - £399 (64GB), £499 (128GB)

    Hmmm so they do. Wonder why that is, hopefully it's a pricing error as on the Oculus site it's 40 quid but they aren't delivering until the 31st of May. I'm want to order with Amazon as I'm going to be taking my Quest away with me at the weekend and would like something safe to put it in. Even when not travelling looks a great way to store the headset as well.
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