alextulu
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alextulu

I found a solution to walking in VR, although it makes VR even more expensive.

Just google vr kat walk.

Manjiimortal
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Manjiimortal

Just from what Jim mentions, and from what I’ve seen from VR games the whole thing is eerily similar to the freaking Power Glove. Which was lunched in 1989… Nearly 30 years ago… and no lessons whatsoever were learned… just as one would expect out of videogame developers and humanity in general.

How did we survive the Sabertooth Tigers really?

Frank
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Frank

Just for an Arcade experience, it´s way to expensive and I can´t imagine doing something like playing GTA or Elite for hours with one of those things strapped to my head.

Scott John Harrison
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Scott John Harrison

What I want from VR is an Arcade experience, A themepark experience, Neither of those require me to own a one.

gasmaskangel
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gasmaskangel

I’ll give a shit about VR when it becomes full on Give Up Machines. When VR is a giant glistening pod like something out of the Matrix that I can climb into and completely give up on real life as I experience a tailored virtual experience till my withered carcass finally gives up the ghost I will care about it.

Basically, if your technology isn’t capable of causing the voluntary extinction of the human race as we all abandon a hopeless and pointless world for limitless fantasy, then frankly its just a gimmick.

Janio
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Janio

Which 3D Television games where/are worth playing on the PS3 ?

Neon Samurai
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Neon Samurai

In a way I agree and totally disagree with this episode. First of all it is way too soon to be evaluating this technology as it hasn’t been around long enough to develop any kind of serious games for. Developers in many ways I don’t think quite know what to do with the technology yet, and it would be years still before we are likely to see some truely amazing games for it. On the other hand I agree that the hype and everything was overblown, and the products presently available for VR is pretty lacking at best. The cost… Read more »

Ana Decker
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Ana Decker

Funny thing is, back in the 90s it was the tech holding VR back. Or so we thought. Now we do have decent technology and were eager to give it another go… only to realize we have no idea how to make more than just a handful fun, not physically sickening games with it. Which relegates it to a niche peripheral, which causes low sales, which makes the price for it prohibitive and devs more inclined to just ignore the bloody thing. Kinect is really the most apt comparison.

mickeyGfunk
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mickeyGfunk

fucKonami is really starting to feel forced at this point. great review of vr though, makes me want to wait a bit before deciding on a purchase

Erich Fromm Hell
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possiblecabbage
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possiblecabbage

I get mild simulation sickness when playing games in first person perspective (It’s fine if I take regular breaks.) I’ve been playing games since the Atari 2600 so this isn’t exactly a problem that’s likely to go away any time soon. From my handful of experienced with VR, this is 10x worse. I don’t think I could go 5 minutes with the headset on before getting headaches and nausea. It was sufficiently unpleasant that “sitting in a dark room by yourself with no external stimulation” felt a lot more appealing. So it’s not that I’m invested in VR failing, it’s… Read more »

Even Luck
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Even Luck

I’ll say here what I said on le Youtube.

I’m interested in seeing what will happen as VR goes mainstream, but I don’t really see taking off at this point. Far too gimmicky and expensive to offer anything more substantial than a mere distraction for those who can afford it and/or those who want to bother with it in the first place.

SirRichard
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SirRichard

Basically hit the nail on the head, and to add further I’m not even sure VR has much at all to offer games. Only very specific genres could possibly benefit from it, the vast majority haven’t anything to gain from it and in many ways trying to force it in would only inhibit games. It’s not a future by any means, at most a recurring peripheral gimmick. At least PSVR is comfy, I have a thing for playing games/movies in a HMD. Actually, that’s a thought; have you tried doing that, Jim? Anything to report on that front, does it… Read more »

Salador
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Salador

VR is, for me, like the kinect. I could get past the hype, and the high cost, if VR had a number of ‘killer apps’ – great experiences which truly can only be experienced with VR, that are made great because of their use of VR. Not just a great game ported to VR, or a great game with some VR features. A game in which the VR is the reason why it’s great. By great I mean something that will keep me coming back, not just like the novelty of playing EVE Valkyrie for the first time. When you… Read more »

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

I just had the following apiphany about VR: it’s going to have to be a generational milestone for widespread use. Pretty much all the physical experiences (getting sick, being disoriented, etc) that people are having problems now with wouldn’t be a thing for the next generation.

On that basis, it’s still too early to call the success or failure of VR. But I won’t disagree that it has a long hike ahead of it.

Sharadufobash
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Sharadufobash

I play games to relax, often when I’m tired.

I don’t want to have to stand up and wave things around.

Anton
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Anton

IMO, the issue isn’t the actual VR, it’s the shitty control schemes that go with it. Why, exactly, do we have to be jumping about and waving crappy move controllers to “properly enjoy” VR? Why can’t we just sit back in our comfy chairs, put on a VR headset, and use a controller in the same exact way we would use with normal games?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I always just assumed VR was built for the tech reviewers and the super successful YouTubers.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

So, uh… Did nobody actually listen to TotalBiscuit and stick VR to a racing game?..

P. S. Thank you Jim for making BoglinWatch a separate show.

P. P. S. Dude. Just realised. Five Nights at Freddy’s VR. MAKE IT HAPPEN SCOTT!

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

One of my big issues with most tech writers & tech developers all living & working in a handful of cities in the US is that there are a ton of usability issues that are never even considered. If touchscreen phones were developed in a place with a colder climate, then the ability to use them with gloves on would’ve been a day one feature, as it is, we have to adapt gloves to suit the smart phones needs. The kinetic & most voice recognition software, still has issues recognizing accents that aren’t a certain type of American accent. Even… Read more »

George
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George

Happy Thanksgiving!

Also, Jim you look really good. Keep up the good work. <3

But yeah, I think VR sucks. I remember when VR was the future back in the 90's. Does anyone else remember that? Who does market research for these companies?

At least Nintendo learned their lesson with the Virtual Boy all those years ago.

I would like to reiterate though, that I do believe VR has a lot of applications, but NONE OF THEM ARE VIDEO GAMES.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

I am going to bring up the thing I say everytime VR is brought up.. it’s only good and practical for certain types of games.. and that’s games in the first person perspective. Unless you’re viewing the game through the eyes of your character at all times.. there really is no point. Third person may also work but it doesn’t give the same feel that VR is going for, which is to make you actively part of the game. I’ve seen mascot platformers on vr, Lucky’s Tale, and it doesn’t work IMHO. You’re just looking at a character from the… Read more »

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Considering a live in Brazil where games are normally overpriced, VR is basically an unatainable dream for me. Or it would be, if I actually gave a shit about VR.

I miss the days when gaming was about sitting back on your comfy chairs with some drinks and snacks and enjoying yourself.

aimei66
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aimei66

For me I am neither a detractor or a preacher. I want VR to be good like one of those preaching it as the future, but I am also sceptical of what the reality will be, the same as many of the detractors.

However being able bodied enough (and hopefully when I go back to work next year, rich enough), I do plan on getting off the fence I am stuck on sometime early next year and buying a headset.

09philj
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09philj

VR is like steering wheel controllers. Nice to have, and a must have for enthusiasts which will really enhance certain games, but really not needed for most cases.

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