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VR discussion: Oculus Rift, Vive, Morpheus and more!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Sam Posten, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jeff Cooper

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    What is On Demand Passthrough? It sounds to me like the ability to push a button and see your surroundings so you don't have to take off the headset, which I would love to have on my psvr.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    New hotness

     
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  7. Morgan Jolley

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    So it...adds a wire...to your...wireless VR headset?
     
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    Sure, if you want to be obtuse about it. It turns your standalone wireless headset (with a moderate processor in it) into a wired headset powered by a full fledged PC. It runs off Steam and other PC storefronts.
     
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    Plugging it into a.PC overrides the processor in the headset?
     
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    Yes. It then just becomes a pass through between the PC and the display panels while still giving you full control of the controllers and inside out camera sensors. It literally is the best of both worlds.
     
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    I'm not buying a $1000 VR system and the its driving $2000 PC it for a Half Life game. But I really hope to find some way to play it eventually!
     
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    The new HL looks sweet. But the "Worth a buy?" guy says it might be shallow...



    I don't know though.. . hopefully I'll be able to get it together so I can get a VR system.
     
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    Well I certainly hope you would find other things to do with your system should you end up getting one.
     
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    I wouldn’t. :) I’ve been chipping away at Zelda for 12 months on my Switch, mostly in airplanes and hotels. I love videogames. But it’s hard to give them time in this season of my life.

    So I’d love to play HL Alex. But I need a console version. Or a friend to let me play on their VR system on weekends. :)
     
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    I'm going to be completely honest: Valve has not released a game that piqued my interest since Portal 2 (which I think should be credited to the people who made Portal, which weren't Valve employees IIRC) so I'm skeptical that Alyx will be good enough for me to even want to play in the first place, let alone something that anyone should consider spending a ton of money on.

    I kind of think it's ridiculous to ask people to spend all that money on their platform just for a new Half-Life game.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think they are asking people to do anything. If someone thinks it is worth spending the dough on an entire system just to play Alyx then that is a personal choice. They are not even really claiming it to be Half Life 3,.It is fans jumping to conclusions doing that. All they have stated is that it is set in the HL world and uses one of the characters.
     
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    It's set between 1 and 2, so....
     
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    I know it's not HL3, but it's still Half-Life. It's like saying Disney doesn't expect people to go see Rogue One because it's not Episode VIII.
     

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