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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 1627927 12-Sep-2016 15:05
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Rappelle:

 

 

 

Did you end up trying a Rift?

 

 

No, and if the opportunity comes up I'll have a look but they apparently have similar image quality and to be honest even if the image quality of the Vive was half as good as a Rift I'd still go with the Vive. Being able to point a gun, swing a sword, dodge swinging swords and fire arrows is just so much more immersive and fun. If you aren't a gamer then none of those things matter of course so the cheaper Rift might be a better option but I am so it isn't :)


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  Reply # 1627932 12-Sep-2016 15:10
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Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

Did you end up trying a Rift?

 

 

No, and if the opportunity comes up I'll have a look but they apparently have similar image quality and to be honest even if the image quality of the Vive was half as good as a Rift I'd still go with the Vive. Being able to point a gun, swing a sword, dodge swinging swords and fire arrows is just so much more immersive and fun. If you aren't a gamer then none of those things matter of course so the cheaper Rift might be a better option but I am so it isn't :)

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1627947 12-Sep-2016 15:48
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Rappelle:

 

Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

Did you end up trying a Rift?

 

 

No, and if the opportunity comes up I'll have a look but they apparently have similar image quality and to be honest even if the image quality of the Vive was half as good as a Rift I'd still go with the Vive. Being able to point a gun, swing a sword, dodge swinging swords and fire arrows is just so much more immersive and fun. If you aren't a gamer then none of those things matter of course so the cheaper Rift might be a better option but I am so it isn't :)

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile

 

 

I'm sorry if you find my personal opinion offensive but I never said the Rift sucked, I just explained why I personally prefer the Vive when you asked if I'd tried the Rift.

 

It has features that I personally like that the Rift doesn't have therefore without using a Rift I know what I personally prefer. I came to the thread to point out that for web browsing this gen isn't ideal and explained why I love my Vive as other people were discussing them. The reasons I prefer my Vive are all valid at the moment. Maybe in the future they won't be. I'm not sure why that makes you defensive and I certainly wasn't trying to criticize you or your choices but either way I'm not here for a fight and if me having an opinion different than yours upsets you I'll go on my merry way and back to playing on my Vive :D


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  Reply # 1627963 12-Sep-2016 15:57
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Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile

 

 

I'm sorry if you find my personal opinion offensive but I never said the Rift sucked, I just explained why I personally prefer the Vive when you asked if I'd tried the Rift.

 

It has features that I personally like that the Rift doesn't have therefore without using a Rift I know what I personally prefer. I came to the thread to point out that for web browsing this gen isn't ideal and explained why I love my Vive as other people were discussing them. The reasons I prefer my Vive are all valid at the moment. Maybe in the future they won't be. I'm not sure why that makes you defensive and I certainly wasn't trying to criticize you or your choices but either way I'm not here for a fight and if me having an opinion different than yours upsets you I'll go on my merry way and back to playing on my Vive :D

 

 

I'm not offended, I'm just calling it how I saw it. I'm glad you're enjoying the Vive- we need as much VR uptake as possible; the more, the better for everyone :)
Certainly the Vive offers the awesomeness which is motion controllers, but Rift will soon have them too, and I question how the Vive will perform in comparison after that- is more what I was getting at. I certainly didn't intend to come off as defensive.


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  Reply # 1627981 12-Sep-2016 16:21
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Rappelle:

 

Stripy:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

I just think it's in poor taste to come into a thread about the Rift, claiming the Vive is much better when you've not even given the Rift a go. The Oculus Touch controllers should be coming out within a couple of months; given reviews for them have been exceptional so far, I have no concerns having bought the Rift. I am a gamer, and the comfort and increased image quality are important attributes for a system you might wear for hour-long+ periods. Those who get Touch controllers will be able to have all the enjoyment of motion controllers, and all the comfort and clarity of a good headset. smile

 

 

I'm sorry if you find my personal opinion offensive but I never said the Rift sucked, I just explained why I personally prefer the Vive when you asked if I'd tried the Rift.

 

It has features that I personally like that the Rift doesn't have therefore without using a Rift I know what I personally prefer. I came to the thread to point out that for web browsing this gen isn't ideal and explained why I love my Vive as other people were discussing them. The reasons I prefer my Vive are all valid at the moment. Maybe in the future they won't be. I'm not sure why that makes you defensive and I certainly wasn't trying to criticize you or your choices but either way I'm not here for a fight and if me having an opinion different than yours upsets you I'll go on my merry way and back to playing on my Vive :D

 

 

I'm not offended, I'm just calling it how I saw it. I'm glad you're enjoying the Vive- we need as much VR uptake as possible; the more, the better for everyone :)
Certainly the Vive offers the awesomeness which is motion controllers, but Rift will soon have them too, and I question how the Vive will perform in comparison after that- is more what I was getting at. I certainly didn't intend to come off as defensive.

 

 

The joys of text based conversation I guess we both gave each other the wrong impression. Can we both agree we hate GearVR? j/k :)

 

The Vive controllers are awesome, if the Rift controllers are awesome too I don't see how that will be bad for the Vive just great for everyone.
I love VR and I'll be buying the next gen model when it comes out. Going by the number of posts I see here though it's got a long way to go to hit mainstream.


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