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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:07 PM

Does anyone have an oculus VR set? Is it really worth $300?

I am thinking about getting it and doing the supernatural workouts. It looks like fun.

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Reply Does anyone have an oculus VR set? Is it really worth $300? (Original post)
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 OP
krispos42 Feb 2021 #1
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #4
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #2
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #3
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #6
dutch777 Feb 2021 #5
eShirl Feb 2021 #7

Response to Vivienne235729 (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:11 PM

1. My kid has one. he likes it

I tried it once myself, it was pretty cool.

It's cheaper than a game console at least

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:21 PM

4. We don't do any gaming in my household but I think

We would enjoy it as a workout. I was thinking of it more for workout during the hot summer months when it is too brutal to go outside. I just donít want to spend that kind of money and have it be a novelty item we donít use after a few months.

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:12 PM

2. Oculus be set?

Do you mean an Oculus 2 headset?

Yes, I do

Whether it's 'worth it' depends a lot on how much $299 means to you.

It's pretty freaking cool, I can tell ya that. But I use mine for gaming, not workouts (though a couple of my games are reasonable 'workouts').

I pretty much got it to play Half Life: Alyx. Which is a freaking amazing game. But ... not for everyone. Since then I've played a few others. I like having it, but if I didn't, I wouldn't be that bummed, now that I've played Alyx.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:18 PM

3. Darn autocorrect. Supposed to be VR. I corrected it.

But yes the oculus 2 set. I have only been looking at it for working out. But I am interested in the gaming aspect when I saw the Star Wars game. That looked pretty cool. Did you ever feel dizzy using it?

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 03:20 AM

6. Me, tiny bit but it passed quickly. But I don't tend to get dizzy that easy ...

I can, for example, read for about 1/2 hour when riding in a car.

I've thrown it on 3 other people so far. 2 did fine, 1 got dizzy ... but he says he gets dizzy/car/seasick really easy.

I would not try to make that Star Wars game your first VR experience. I'd get used to it for awhile doing the workouts. I haven't played it but I would guess a game where you're flying would be the sort that would be most likely to cause dizziness.

Easiest games to handle at first are the kind where you can 'warp' from place to place ... meaning you put a target on the ground, press a button, and zap to that spot. Or if you don't really have to move at all, there's games you play seated where everything's just in front of you ... like imagine a chess game in VR. There's more fun stuff than that (like the game Moss) but that's the general idea.

Games where moving one of your joysticks propels you around like it would in 2D game tend to be more prone to making people dizzy, I think it's because your body doesn't 'feel' you moving, but it LOOKS like you are. That can be tougher to get used to.

But as you use it you'll adapt and get less prone to getting dizzy even if you start out that way. That's how it is for most people anyway.

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:39 AM

5. It depends on the app you want to run on them. Check the app reviews.

My kid is an electrical engineer in the division that is adapting these for the army. Sounds like they are incredibly capable but the software/apps you run are what make it worthwhile or not.

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:00 AM

7. I almost got one

until I found out it's a Facebook product...

can't do it.

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