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kid wants one (11)

anyone have one?  What’s best VR option?

hes getting a low end gaming desktop for Xmas but I like that the quest is standalone , but I also don’t like that it’s standalone 

we don’t have a PS4 so that options out

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24 minutes ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Too lazy to look for an ***official*** thread

kid wants one (11)

anyone have one?  What’s best VR option?

hes getting a low end gaming desktop for Xmas but I like that the quest is standalone , but I also don’t like that it’s standalone 

we don’t have a PS4 so that options out

If he starts spending a lot of time with his door closed and not coming out, just know he has found VR porn. I can imagine it being worse than crack to a pre pubescent boy. I know if I had it at that age, I would never have left my room. 

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1 hour ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Too lazy to look for an ***official*** thread

kid wants one (11)

anyone have one?  What’s best VR option?

hes getting a low end gaming desktop for Xmas but I like that the quest is standalone , but I also don’t like that it’s standalone 

we don’t have a PS4 so that options out

The quest is the one that merely requires a phone app versus a well spec'd PC.

My son asking for one as well.

All i got.

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2 hours ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Too lazy to look for an ***official*** thread

kid wants one (11)

anyone have one?  What’s best VR option?

hes getting a low end gaming desktop for Xmas but I like that the quest is standalone , but I also don’t like that it’s standalone 

we don’t have a PS4 so that options out

Why not buy a playstation 4 instead of low end gaming pc?

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10 hours ago, WDIK2 said:

Any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals?  How does the content work?  Do you buy content or is there a subscription?

Free Vader Immortal, that’s prolly as good as you’re gonna get. If you have a 10% eBay bucks email you can get it from Best Buy off eBay. You buy content off their site right from the device. 

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On 11/26/2019 at 11:00 PM, WDIK2 said:

Any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals?  How does the content work?  Do you buy content or is there a subscription?

Too late, but I picked up a Playstation and PSVR for $400 combined on Black Friday.  It's a Christmas gift for the kids so it's just sitting in a closet laughing at me.

Brother-in-law has one, and I really had a lot of fun with it.  Beatsaber is great.

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I got the Quest for Christmas.  It is really cool.  I even like watching Amazon Prime shows/movies on it.  It is like sitting in a theater.  

Thrill of the Fight gave me a good workout.  Vader Immortal 1 was outstanding.  Any other recommendations?  

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1 hour ago, D-Day said:

I got the Quest for Christmas.  It is really cool.  I even like watching Amazon Prime shows/movies on it.  It is like sitting in a theater.  

Thrill of the Fight gave me a good workout.  Vader Immortal 1 was outstanding.  Any other recommendations?  

Beat Saber is incredible.  Watching videos doesn't do it justice - just pick it up and give it a try.

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5 minutes ago, James Daulton said:

My son just build a high end gaming rig.  Sounds like VR has finally come into its own?

The Quest is standalone.  I would imagine the versions using PCs might be better?

Or maybe worse with wires?

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17 minutes ago, matuski said:

The Quest is standalone.  I would imagine the versions using PCs might be better?

Or maybe worse with wires?

Quest now can connect to PC to use full rift catalog.   Not sure how less powerful it may be but it's now an option

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Does anyone have the Oculus Quest 2?  I see it at Target/Best Buy and others for $299, am thinking about getting one for our family since we are all just staying home over thanksgiving.  

I see lots of people complaining about the Facebook tie-in.  I don't have a facebook account, but would think I could just set up a single purpose account like "Cletius Oculus" or something and never use it, right?

tia

 

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29 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Does anyone have the Oculus Quest 2?  I see it at Target/Best Buy and others for $299, am thinking about getting one for our family since we are all just staying home over thanksgiving.  

I see lots of people complaining about the Facebook tie-in.  I don't have a facebook account, but would think I could just set up a single purpose account like "Cletius Oculus" or something and never use it, right?

tia

 

Except their extensive online tracking and profile building still allows them to know who you are even without a Facebook account. Won't ever get any Facebook product, they have shown they're willing to sell all of your data without any consideration to who is actually buying it. Sucks though because I was really excited for the Oculus tech when it first came out. 

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3 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Does anyone have the Oculus Quest 2?  I see it at Target/Best Buy and others for $299, am thinking about getting one for our family since we are all just staying home over thanksgiving.  

I see lots of people complaining about the Facebook tie-in.  I don't have a facebook account, but would think I could just set up a single purpose account like "Cletius Oculus" or something and never use it, right?

tia

 

It will need to be a verifiable Facebook account.  People have been locked out of oculus for using a fake account 

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I may have to take the plunge on this, since it appears unlikely I'll be able to get an Xbox by 12/25.  Would appreciate some feedback on this question:

The Quest 2 is $299 on Amazon and elsewhere for the 64 gb version.

For $399, Costco has the 256 gb version and includes the "fit pack."

As far as I can tell, other retailers also have the 256 gb version for $399, not including the fit pack.  The fit pack is available separately for about $50.

Any recommendations/advice on 64 gb v 256 gb for an extra $100?  This will be for my son, and I expect he and his buddies will be the only users.

tia fbg -

 

 

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2 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I may have to take the plunge on this, since it appears unlikely I'll be able to get an Xbox by 12/25.  Would appreciate some feedback on this question:

The Quest 2 is $299 on Amazon and elsewhere for the 64 gb version.

For $399, Costco has the 256 gb version and includes the "fit pack."

As far as I can tell, other retailers also have the 256 gb version for $399, not including the fit pack.  The fit pack is available separately for about $50.

Any recommendations/advice on 64 gb v 256 gb for an extra $100?  This will be for my son, and I expect he and his buddies will be the only users.

tia fbg -

 

 

From what I am reading, the 64 gb is fine as long as you don't mind loading/unloading games if needed. I have not had that issue with my quest 1.   I don't think this will be an issue unless you are downloading movies to the quest.  I have no input on the fit pack.

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2 hours ago, The Flying Turtle said:

I am curious to hear if the people and kids that have had one of these since last Christmas still use it.  It seems like one of those things that is cool for 1-2 months but then collects dust.

I have had one for a year and still use it.  I use it a lot more than my PS4.

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4 hours ago, The Flying Turtle said:

I am curious to hear if the people and kids that have had one of these since last Christmas still use it.  It seems like one of those things that is cool for 1-2 months but then collects dust.

I can't speak for myself because I only got the Quest 2 a couple of days ago, but a guy I work with still uses the one he got last year for fitness purposes.  He has a boxing and tai chi "games" that are a good workout apparently.  :shrug:

I made the mistake of playing a rollercoaster game standing up last night.  I almost fell over and my stomach was still queasy a couple hours later.  Was much safer sitting down.  :D 

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5 hours ago, The Flying Turtle said:

I am curious to hear if the people and kids that have had one of these since last Christmas still use it.  It seems like one of those things that is cool for 1-2 months but then collects dust.

Usage dropped off quite a bit but still gets used.  I feel like a lot of games are short though, so if they don’t have anything new to play they lay off

im getting them the link cable this year, so I guess they can hook to Pc and play some additional games

that reminds me I still need to finish up Vader Immortal 

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18 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I may have to take the plunge on this, since it appears unlikely I'll be able to get an Xbox by 12/25.  Would appreciate some feedback on this question:

The Quest 2 is $299 on Amazon and elsewhere for the 64 gb version.

For $399, Costco has the 256 gb version and includes the "fit pack."

As far as I can tell, other retailers also have the 256 gb version for $399, not including the fit pack.  The fit pack is available separately for about $50.

Any recommendations/advice on 64 gb v 256 gb for an extra $100?  This will be for my son, and I expect he and his buddies will be the only users.

I decided to jump into VR and grabbed that Costco deal yesterday. Keys for me: stand-alone (so no PC, console or inserting a smart phone into the glasses), Star Wars games (especially the lightsaber dojo), and interested in the possibilities for watching live concerts or movies on it. With doing those things, or even traveling, limited in real-life for awhile, it might be a worthy way to experience them. 

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