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Is VR a fad?


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

yeah it's getting huge right now, but is it going to stick? i really don't think so myself. it seems more like the flavor of the year, might die out around...idk mid 2018? yeah i'm predicting way ahead, and there's no way to know what will happen with technology in the next two years. the thing is VR has never taken off before in all of its iterations. i mean this is the most exposure VR technology has ever gotten to my knowledge, and people are still skeptical of it. is it cool? sure it is. who doesn't want to have aliens explode right in front of them, or feel like they're actually driving the cars into a wall because they accidently hit the e-brake button? i just don't see it replacing traditional tv screens for example(in terms of gaming right now). not to mention the price on most VR hardware is insane atm. i would have to set aside several paychecks after my bills to be able to afford the HTC Vive for example. probably 5-6 depending on how large the bills are/how much i worked/whatever.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:56 PM

I've only ever played one VR game, and it was one called "the chair." (courtesy of the guy who made my computer. He apparently makes enough money to buy this kind of stuff.) While it was an interesting experience that didn't require me to get out of the chair, I have to admit that it's not something I would like to do on a regular basis. Not to mention that anyone with any amount of motion sickness will not be able to tolerate them. You have to have a REALLY bad camera mechanic to make me motion sick (see: the rugrats reptar's revenge game for PS1) but by the end of it I was feeling a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle...err...off? I wouldn't say dizzy, but the constantly turning around was definitely doing something to my head.

 

I can definitely see it being a fad. I really don't like wearing that massive helmet, and anyone with glasses is gonna have to suffer because you can't wear the helmet with glasses. Actually, the helmet-goggles thing might have been a contributor to my slight disorientation.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:10 PM

I've only ever played one VR game, and it was one called "the chair." (courtesy of the guy who made my computer. He apparently makes enough money to buy this kind of stuff.) While it was an interesting experience that didn't require me to get out of the chair, I have to admit that it's not something I would like to do on a regular basis. Not to mention that anyone with any amount of motion sickness will not be able to tolerate them. You have to have a REALLY bad camera mechanic to make me motion sick (see: the rugrats reptar's revenge game for PS1) but by the end of it I was feeling a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle...err...off? I wouldn't say dizzy, but the constantly turning around was definitely doing something to my head.

 

I can definitely see it being a fad. I really don't like wearing that massive helmet, and anyone with glasses is gonna have to suffer because you can't wear the helmet with glasses. Actually, the helmet-goggles thing might have been a contributor to my slight disorientation.

 

apparently it's best used in shorter spurts and is something you get somewhat used to over time. so I wouldn't worry too much about that in a sense (just like how you probably wouldn't want to marathon a game with motion controls for so long lol)

 

as for VR being a fad or not in general, I feel like this is one of the big questions in general people are wondering about, haha. that being said I think there will be some small fanbase at least for some while and it definitely has entertainment value in other regards (not really gaming if you know what I mean though...) so I don't think it'll ever die out completely, but I do think it also has the potential to stick if it can get some really fleshed out experiences that strike with people.

 

I don't think VR should be seen as the "next" type of gaming or whatever, it's definitely not a replacement to real/traditional gaming IMO. it's just another type of weird entertainment. that being said I don't like missing out on cool games so I'll def be trying it out but I can't see myself really getting into it like regular awesome games. not with all of its limitations (can't play too long, not very portable, have to focus only on the game, and only some types of games are really suited to it; also, it's expensive, though that's not a real issue once you have it, lol...)


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

i was talking specifically about video games tbh. i don't see it becoming "the next evolution of gaming", but i could see it for other stuff. like a virtual reality tour of a house you want to buy(that could be pretty cool actually...patent pending)



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:37 PM

Isn't Pokemon Go sort of virtual reality? LOL.

 

apparently it's best used in shorter spurts and is something you get somewhat used to over time. so I wouldn't worry too much about that in a sense (just like how you probably wouldn't want to marathon a game with motion controls for so long lol)

Or basically anything with fast repetitive movements and motion controls. Mario Party 8 had a few minigames that could wear you out in seconds.

 

i was talking specifically about video games tbh. i don't see it becoming "the next evolution of gaming", but i could see it for other stuff. like a virtual reality tour of a house you want to buy(that could be pretty cool actually...patent pending)

Think of the flip side... Halloween? Haunted Houses? Forget the ones people physically make. Let's creep people out with VR!

 

Not that I'd do it. I'm too skittish.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:27 PM



i was talking specifically about video games tbh. i don't see it becoming "the next evolution of gaming", but i could see it for other stuff. like a virtual reality tour of a house you want to buy(that could be pretty cool actually...patent pending)

 

"patent pending" ahahaha

 

if it's games specifically then I don't think it'll be a total fad but I don't feel like it can replace gaming, so it'll be kind of like... games that use the touch screens on the 3DS still, it won't be mandatory, most games might not use it, it'll just be a thing some people do, I guess. It's definitely a bigger thing than touch screens, mind, but even though it was impressive when I tried it, it's not something I'm excited about.

 

 



Isn't Pokemon Go sort of virtual reality? LOL.

 

 

 

Or basically anything with fast repetitive movements and motion controls. Mario Party 8 had a few minigames that could wear you out in seconds.

 

 

 

Think of the flip side... Halloween? Haunted Houses? Forget the ones people physically make. Let's creep people out with VR!

 

Not that I'd do it. I'm too skittish.

 

it's actually "augmented reality"--reality changed/augmented with something. different from virtual reality, which is basically an entire new world.

 

start working out, Blue Leafeon

 

the horror stuff definitely has potential, but... yeah, I dunno. that might be a bit too immersive for me, hahaha. I get the appeal, I'm just not a horror fan myself, so... XP

 

 

 

 

bahahhaa

 

tbf, they're working on something, but it's got a looooong way to go.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:14 AM

 

start working out, Blue Leafeon

 

I have been working out. Unfortunately, working out has not been working out all that well.

 

I'm perfectly fine with handhelds and tvs for video games, thanks.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 05:15 PM

I have been working out. Unfortunately, working out has not been working out all that well.

 

I'm perfectly fine with handhelds and tvs for video games, thanks.

 

bahahaha, good one

 

hope I didn't offend youu, I was just teasing XD. Likewise, I dig the whole 'separation of video games and physical activity' deal. i'm ok with like Wii Bowling but if I wanted real exercise I'd probz go do it heh XD


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