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Topic # 247978 5-Mar-2019 20:54
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I have nothing to do with this company. I haven't used it. I only found it because I did a search of the most expensive thing in TradeMe's gaming secion.

Anyhow...

Virtuix Omni Omniverse VR Esports Gaming simulator HTC vive all regions
Start price NZ $35,000


https://www.trademe.co.nz/gaming/other/listing-1969389804.htm

This is an interesting review, in that it mentions using this very expensive equipment for physical therapy. I'm sure a hospital would love to get donated one (hint, hint)


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  Reply # 2191669 5-Mar-2019 21:16
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An article critical of "sidemills"

https://packet39.com/blog/2018/03/25/vr-treadmill-overview-march-2018/
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"Slidemills do one thing and one thing only. They conform to the naive notion of what a VR treadmill should look like. It looks just like walking but in reality it is nothing like walking. It uses a different set of muscles, the friction is different, your balance is different, it’s cumbersome, tiring, painful, un-fun and just overall terrible. Look closely at all the videos above and take note how people shuffle their legs around. It’s just as uncomfortable as it looks. On top of that, it’s really limiting. You can’t crouch (not really, not fully). You can’t bend over to pick up something from the floor. You can’t duck behind a corner. Even turning around is a chore.

Oh, and you need special shoes. Or feet covers, or magic socks. And you’ll need a bunch of them in different sizes. Running an arcade? Like the smell of feet? Yeah. You’ll need racks of shoes, a disinfecting procedure, the whole shebang."
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