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Is it worth it to buy oculus rift or i have to go to htc vive? i don't have the extra money for htc vive and i wanna try the virtual reality experience been waiting for a year now.

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What games do you want to play? Everything I heard says VR needs another year or so to mature. Robo Recall still looks awesome on the Rift though. 

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Just now, Zando Bob said:

What games do you want to play? Everything I heard says VR needs another year or so to mature. Robo Recall still looks awesome on the Rift though. 

I don't have anything on mind from games yet. like i just wanna try the vr experience and have fun overall. 

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Just now, charbel1011 said:

I don't have anything on mind from games yet. like i just wanna try the vr experience and have fun overall. 

I'd see if you can meet up with a friend or someone with one to try it out. If you have to scrape together the money for one, then I'd say to wait until they get better. 

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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

get the vive, it's much better. 

Yeah but you can buy a GPU and a Rift for the price of the Vive......

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Just now, DrMacintosh said:

Yeah but you can buy a GPU and a Rift for the price of the Vive......

not really, the "stock" rift is missing features, you have to pay extra to get the same experience.  

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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

you have to pay extra to get the same experience

Well considering that the Rift is significantly cheaper.......I dont see how this is a valid statement or an argument for the Vive. 

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Just now, DrMacintosh said:

Well considering that the Rift is significantly cheaper

  • bigger field of view than the Rift (how noticeable this is depends on the user)
  • easier room-scale setup, as you don't have to route the cable from your PC to the rear sensor, and don't have to worry about USB port issues
  • a longer headset cable (6 metres vs 4 metres)
  • a front-facing camera (which some find useful to find drinks and stuff)
  • basic support for Linux

and better support overall, rift needs to drop prices to stay competive while Vive is doing well without price cuts. 

 

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

 Vive is doing well without price cuts.

Hah, VR is pretty dead dude. 

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1 minute ago, DrMacintosh said:

Hah, VR is pretty dead dude. 

not really, its still at its infancy stage, hopefully VR picks up, i personally don't think VR is worth it for now. 

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I just got my rift yesterday.

I really like it.

Sometimes some tracking issues but when that happens the screen goes blank so you don't become sick.

I have no problem using the rift but my dad gets really dizzy and can't keep the headset on for longer than a minute.

Almost all games for the vive are also on the rift so no shortage in games.

There is a lot of scarry games and I don't like those.

Had some problems with getting steam to work with the rift and would like someone to make a detailed guide with screenshots for setting up the rift with steam since all info is made for the vive.

I noticed myself switching between Oculus home and steam a lot since you get a bunch of free games with the summer bundle of the rift. But for some reason Oculus home won't accept my credit card and steam does so I buy games on Steam.

I find myself in trouble with getting the focus of the lenses right and wearing glasses in the rift is not easy in the first place.

 

Hope this helps someone.

 

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