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6 hours ago, Simbo said:

Sure, no problem.  Once I confirm that my original voucher codes work fine I'll PM you.  Will probably be Tue/wed if that's OK?

 

Absolutely, no problem

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1 hour ago, dood said:

Remember you get to set up Guardian with touch which should go some way to help prevent external collision incidents. 

 

Good advice, however as I found with the Vive equivalent if you forget where you are and swing fast enough by the time the guardian system has warned you, you have probably already smashed the controller into something.  Its a good idea to ensure you are centred every so often and not within arm & controller reach of hitting something.   There were quite a few smashed TV screen/monitors pics on reddit.  Oculus will probably have warning slash screens galore.

 

Also, not sure if the guardian system allows you to set ceiling height boundaries but please be mindful of low hanging light fittings, sloping ceilings or just low ceilings in general. Holopoint I think has a high smashed light bulb ratio ;)

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I just checked on Amazon and it says estimate delivery for touch pre order is 6th December - doesn't mention any stock issues or delays. I don't see why I shouldn't just email Oculus Support, tell them to shove it and cancel my pre order with them - edit out my card details or put in some nonsense so they can't charge me and ship before their slow ass support get around to my cancellation and just go with Amazon?

 

Oculus have estimated shipping date of 6th-15th December - their service is atrocious when you can order from a retail several days before launch and have a better chance of getting it on day one. Why order from them? Stupid - will avoid it in future.

 

@Lorfarius You were right, they're run by clowns. According to reddit, those who haven't been processed yet because they could be a payment issue in the background and they won't bother telling you until some time passes

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Yep doesn't surprise me, absolute dickheads :( After all the problems at launch an accessory shouldn't provide anywhere near this much trouble. One of the things they will do is try the card again but with mine it kept failing. In the end I tried several different credit cards, a paypal account and finally my debit card before it was successfully taken. I spent weeks doing that! I found that if I sent a couple of emails to support (twice a day around 4pm) they'd usually get back to me. A guy from Reddit at the time on their support team said it was just because they were overloaded with messages so it'll be the same here.

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3 hours ago, dood said:

Remember you get to set up Guardian with touch which should go some way to help prevent external collision incidents. 

My space is so small that that'll just be permanently showing warnings, so I can't see me having it turned on (I'm assuming you don't have to have it on).

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Cancelled my Oculus Order (they did it within 10 mins! - swift service when you DON'T want their business)

 

Ordered from Amazon - even got it for £184.99 due to the buy £100 gift card credit get £105 promotion ^_^

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Delivery Tracking

Arriving Tue, 6 Dec

 

 

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When I preordered the headset with them (using the same card they wouldn't accept for the touch preorder!) the ended up charging me twice and sending me two headsets, the second about a month after the first.

 

I will give them some credit for at least managing to arrange for it to be picked up and managing to refund me though!

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8 hours ago, Uzi said:

Now that I've got over my childish freakout about making sure I get Touch on day one

 

My VR body is ready 

 

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I don't see these in your list :quote:


Holopoint (this will be a proper physical workout and use 360 degrees movement)
Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Handgrenades (Gun porn)
Onward (Multiplayer Military shooter, very good)
Raw Data (must play)
Eleven Table Tennis VR (best pong game with best physics)

 

Raw data maybe expensive but still

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30 minutes ago, simms said:

 

I don't see these in your list :quote:


Holopoint (this will be a proper physical workout and use 360 degrees movement)
Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Handgrenades (Gun porn)
Onward (Multiplayer Military shooter, very good)
Raw Data (must play)
Eleven Table Tennis VR (best pong game with best physics)

 

Raw data maybe expensive but still

 

The steam winter sale is in a fortnights time...

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Just had an update from UPS ... Getting my Touch tomorrow!

 

I wonder if Oculus will hold the games back until Tuesday?  Or if I can download them tomorrow?

 

 

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I tried the Touch demos today: Medium, The Climb, VR Sports and the Unspoken.

 

Great tracking and ergonomics. The finger motion certainly adds a little something that the Vive doesn't have too. Bar Medium, everything felt like tech demos/minigames, but I suppose that's smart for a limited-time (half hour) demo.

 

I think Sony's got to be looking at new controllers. Without something more advanced than Move, they're going to be left behind for the sake of repurposing outdated tech. Don't know how you do it without fragmenting an already-fragmented userbase though.

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15 minutes ago, Simbo said:

Just had an update from UPS ... Getting my Touch tomorrow!

 

I wonder if Oculus will hold the games back until Tuesday?  Or if I can download them tomorrow?

 

 

They unlock on the 6th - if you get them tomorrow plenty of content on Steam 

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13 minutes ago, Uzi said:

They unlock on the 6th - if you get them tomorrow plenty of content on Steam 

 

This is odd, they realised the OR games way before the kit was available! Saved loads of time downloading stuff beforehand :(

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On 03/12/2016 at 18:12, Uzi said:

Cancelled my Oculus Order (they did it within 10 mins! - swift service when you DON'T want their business)

 

Ordered from Amazon - even got it for £184.99 due to the buy £100 gift card credit get £105 promotion ^_^

 

 

I've just done exactly this as well. My Touch preorder was estimated for delivery on the 21st, now its arriving on Tuesday.

 

What a balls up.

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My oculus order has said processing since friday, is it worth cancelling and ordering from amazon ? Have they taken my money already when it gets to the "processing for shipping" stage ? 

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53 minutes ago, Strategos said:

My oculus order has said processing since friday, is it worth cancelling and ordering from amazon ? Have they taken my money already when it gets to the "processing for shipping" stage ? 

 

Yes, they've taken your money.

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59 minutes ago, Uzi said:

Amazon HAVE PUSHED MY DELIVERY TO TODAY! ITS OUT FOR DELIVERY RIGHT NOW. GOD BLESS YOU AMAZON

 

Same for me, just deciding if I can work from home this afternoon to hopefully be in when t arrives!

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