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conkerman

1,923 posts

71 months

Wednesday 5th December
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I went from a GTX970 to a RTX2070.

A1080ti should be good for some time, unless you are using the picomax.

Guvernator

9,022 posts

101 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Apart from the 2080ti, I didn't think any of the other new cards where massively faster than the 1080ti. They do have a few new bells and whistles but outright performance isn't a great leap is it? Even the 2080ti is only about 15% faster, not sure if it's worth the £1000+ to upgrade tbh.

Number_Six

110 posts

39 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Guvernator said:
Apart from the 2080ti, I didn't think any of the other new cards where massively faster than the 1080ti. They do have a few new bells and whistles but outright performance isn't a great leap is it? Even the 2080ti is only about 15% faster, not sure if it's worth the £1000+ to upgrade tbh.
Cheers Guv and Conker, I'll leave it until next year. Already forked out on a new laptop so thanks for being the voices of reason!

RizzoTheRat

17,382 posts

128 months

Thursday 6th December
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conkerman said:
I love Lone Echo it is fantastic.

The hand/hand motion does take a little while to get used to, but once you do, it's pretty easy to play sitting down. The gameplay is only pretty short (6hrs max) so maybe wait for sale.
Does the Occulus store tend to have fairly regular sales? Most of my games in the past have been from Steam sales or Humble Bundle so not used to paying full price for games biggrin

So far I've only got a few games for it, plus I already have Elite:Dangerous but X4 came out (sadly no VR support) so getting my space fix there instead.

Several games mentioned on here sound worth a look, and Iv'e been having a look at some online reviews, so any comments on any of these or other stuff worth looking at?

Beat Sabre - First thing I bought after trying a colleagues Rift, love it
Dead and Buried - Meh, don't seem to be many people online playing it, had one shootout match but never found others to have a game on any of the other modes
Robo Recall - Came with mine but I've not tried it yet, looks ok

Lone Echo
Gorn
Arizona Sunshine
Eve: Valkyrie
Fated: Silent Oath
Skyrim VR

geeks

3,732 posts

75 months

Thursday 6th December
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Oculus have the odd sale but regularly have a few games etc on sale if that makes sense?

I would add Space Pirate Trainer to the list of games to try along with Superhot
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Bullett

8,693 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th December
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Robo Recall is very polished and good fun.
Gorn is great if you have plenty of space available!
AS is one of the best zombie/wave shooters/FPS
Can't comment on the others.

I'd also recommend Super Hot VR as a must have.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Thursday 6th December
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Bullett said:
Robo Recall is very polished
Undeniably. Although it left me rather cold. Just as well I didn't pay for it - it was included in my purchase of the Rift.

Bullett

8,693 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th December
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Yeah, I have it installed but it doesn't pull me back like Beat Saber, Gorn or Superhot does.

RizzoTheRat

17,382 posts

128 months

Thursday 6th December
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Looking at a youtube video for Superhot I'm guessing that would benefit from plenty of space and a third sensor?

I'm currently playing in a space about 2x2m but would easily move the PC to the spare bedroom to get way more space, but I'm not sure if I'd then use it as much as I do when it's in the lounge.

ETA: For those of you using a bigger space, what do you do with the cable? In a rented place a the moment so not sure I can get away with screwing a hook in to the ceiling, but don't want to stand on the cable and break something

Edited by RizzoTheRat on Thursday 6th December 11:40

Bullett

8,693 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th December
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Actually I'd say Superhot would be easily playable in 2x2m.
You don't want to be moving around too much.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/LT7Wx1u7TJo9...

This is my lad playing endless mode.

RizzoTheRat

17,382 posts

128 months

Friday 7th December
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Had a go with Robo Recall last night, holy crap the graphics are phenomenal!

However I don't really like that they can come at you from behind and you can't really turn. I've not got the hang of the teleport movement yet, I guess I need to try and be quick to jump to a point with my back to a wall.

Bullett

8,693 posts

120 months

Friday 7th December
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Why can't you turn?

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Friday 7th December
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RizzoTheRat said:
However I don't really like that they can come at you from behind and you can't really turn. I've not got the hang of the teleport movement yet, I guess I need to try and be quick to jump to a point with my back to a wall.
You turn by turning yourself. As in physically.

RizzoTheRat

17,382 posts

128 months

Friday 7th December
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I can turn but only so far. I have a 2 sensor setup so if I turn too far it has a blind spot and I get little arrows telling me to turn back to the front. Also my current play space is relatively small (I reckon I was being optimistic when I said 2x2m before looking at it last night it's probably more like 1.5x1.5m), so I'm tempted to move the PC downstairs where I can probably get around 4x4m

Edited by RizzoTheRat on Friday 7th December 10:24

conkerman

1,923 posts

71 months

Friday 7th December
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American truck simulator is $4.99 on .chrono.gg until about 4pm today. A strangely compelling experience.


I know I have said it before, but driving games are ruddy fantastic in VR, 90% of my VR gaming is driving games. If you don't have a wheel, you could do a lot worse than a 2nd hand G25, 27, 29.

In answer to your question about the Oculus store, they do have quite a few sales. Keep an eye out.

Guvernator

9,022 posts

101 months

Friday 7th December
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Have to agree, driving, flying basically anything where you are sitting down piloting some sort of vehicle is fantastic. Drive Club, Battle Zone and the Star Wars X-Wing demo are still the best things I've experienced in VR. My brain just seems to translate the fact that I'm supposed to be sitting in something far better so that I am more fully immersed.

I also don't think the roomscale stuff is quite there yet with all the sensors, wires etc and well plus it's all a bit too much hard work for us older lot really. I play video games to chill out, not jump around my living room.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Friday 7th December
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Guvernator said:
My brain just seems to translate the fact that I'm supposed to be sitting in something far better so that I am more fully immersed.
Totally agree. The Solus Project didn't work in VR for me at all because it felt like you were floating around on a magic carpet. It was utterly immersion-breaking.

Guvernator

9,022 posts

101 months

Friday 7th December
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Totally agree. The Solus Project didn't work in VR for me at all because it felt like you were floating around on a magic carpet. It was utterly immersion-breaking.
While we mostly take walking around for granted and do it at an almost subconscious level, there is a hell of a lot going on when you walk, the swaying, the precarious balancing act, our inner ear, our brain is expecting all these little informational queues which you obviously don't get when playing in VR.

It's not so bad without the headset on as your brain sort of adapts to the fact your are just playing a game on a flat screen, even then some people still complain about feelings of nausea or dizziness when playing first person games. Add in the VR element and all the extra visual stimuli your brain is receiving but still without the physical queues and it really does seem to throw your brain in a tizz.

However when you add a vehicle into the mix your brain isn't expecting all that walking stimuli, sure you are still missing all the gravitational and inertial forces of a moving vehicle but your brain seems to be much better at handling the absence of that for some reason.

Speckle

2,969 posts

152 months

Friday 7th December
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Solus project is the only thing in VR so far that has made me feel a bit sick.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Friday 7th December
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Speckle said:
Solus project is the only thing in VR so far that has made me feel a bit sick.
It's rollercoasters for me. I seem fine with VR on the whole, but rollercoaster sims just make me nauseous.

Having said that, there was that time that I did the VR spacewalk stood up, and almost lost my balance. paperbag