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1 Month ago
How, why, and when VR will failHow, why, and when VR will fail
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I'm going to disagree with you on every single point. :P Let's analyse.
A point you didn't give a headline to, but still mentioned, is price. But the Oculus has already reduced the amount it'll set you back with the asynchronous spacewarp techno-magic, as well as started developing a wireless, less powerful one (though still better than a phone) for a far better price. So They've already shown it'll get cheaper, that's one point.
Second point. You say they won't entice major devs, but Ubisoft, Epic and 4A games have already made or begun making games for the platforms. They're not necessarily AAA games, but they're still being made. So there's the devs, but we've also got some really nice full games coming out/released for VR, like Edge of Nowhere and Lone Echo.
Point three. Speaking as a frequent user of VR, though admittedly not an owner, I don't notice the pixels and such, and that's on the Vive which I'm told is slightly less powerful. The only time I notice anything like that is when it's not on my head properly, but that's as simple as readjusting it, as you would a pair of glasses. And I find it's constantly an amazing experience, Almost regardless of the game. It's fun, it's 'immersive', everytime I use it I just want to use it more. I accept that part is just my personal experience, but as that can be said about your point as well, I think it's valid.
Also, it makes some people sick in some situations. I have a friend who gets incredibly motion sick in everything, but put her in a game like Double Shot or Elite Dangerous, she's totally fine. It's also recommended not to play for a really long time, but as that's the exact same as normal gaming, I think that's fine.
I can't technically disagree with the three year decline, partially because I've already stated my views, partially because who knows what'll happen.
But what I will say is that I think if VR fails at all, it'll be because of the people who say it will. It will be because people who are less impressed by it constantly tell the people that haven't tried it how shit it is. The less impressed may not be many, but they're the most vocal.
I should follow this up by saying I have no issue with you, Phil, and none of this is a personal attack. But I don't think this sort of article has much of a benefit beyond the views it will get. I don't think that's why you posted it, that's just how I see it. If that makes sense.Reply
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Agreed with all of what you said. I'd like to add another point. The article basically only focuses on the gaming aspect of VR. But there is enormous potential in business/industry applications.

The focus now is primarily on VR systems as gaming platforms, but once people catch on the near limitless potential it has to revolutionize certain industries (thinking about design, engineering, ...) the interest in this technology will skyrocket. Just pick any topic whatsoever and start fantasizing about ways VR can improve on it, you are guaranteed to think of something.


So yeah, I think the VR developers kinda made a mistake by advertising it as a gaming platform, kinda shoving themselves into a box. The public perception is now skewed to see VR in a gaming context only. If we can get past that in-the-box thinking regarding this technology, it will definitely be here to stay this time.

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2 Months ago
ZeniMax ask a judge to block Oculus from using their code in VR productsZeniMax ask a judge to block Oculus from using their code in VR products
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This actually really annoys me. Ok, Oculus did a bad. So Zenimax got proper recognition, and they got a massive sum of money.
Now they're just hurting VR as a platform, and just stopping people from getting it? That hurts the consumers just as much as it hurts Oculus.
Seriously, it's just more drama and negativity in an industry filled with drama and negativity.
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4 Months ago
Drone is a sci-fi arena shooter where the community builds gorgeous futurescapesDrone is a sci-fi arena shooter where the community builds gorgeous futurescapes
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I never knew I wanted a drone fighting game, but holy crap, what a trailer. It can't possibly be that good looking, can it?
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6 Months ago
Microsoft to sell their own range of VR headsets, starting from $299Microsoft to sell their own range of VR headsets, starting from $299
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Interesting. I'm a little concerned about their design just because of the inherent issue of the Hololense, which is FOV. Still, more is good! Anything to keep the dream alive.
Also, it should be noted that Oculus now requires a far less powerful pc because of what is frankly techno-magic.Reply
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The current market have horrible fov anyway, so it won't matter much if they release an entry level device with the same shortcoming as the competition.

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7 Months ago
See a sneaky nighttime infiltration in Ghost Recon Wildlands See a sneaky nighttime infiltration in Ghost Recon Wildlands
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This looks amazing! I'm faaar too excited, but this is exactly the game I want!
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7 Months ago
A visceral, high-octane glimpse at the first draft of the Firewatch film scriptA visceral, high-octane glimpse at the first draft of the Firewatch film script
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Sweet mercy. I genuinely have no idea if you're joking or not.
If not, you must have a faaar higher sense of good writing than I do, because to my uneducated eyes, that makes me cringe from start to finish. Now really. Did you guys write this for funny times? Or does Hollywood need a slap?
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Gears of War 4 will have split-screen co-op on PC, but not competitiveGears of War 4 will have split-screen co-op on PC, but not competitive
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Didn't Black Ops III do the same thing? I think it's awesome and all, but you know. Just putting that out there. :)Reply
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Yes, there are a few out there (Serious Sam's another one), but my point is that it's far too rare. Also, Black Ops 3 only allows 2 players, not 4, I think(?) so even then they cut down from the console's features.


On the other hand, I totally accept the possibility that I might one of the few PC gamers who cares about split-screen in this day and age...

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gabrieldlbien replied to 4 questions on the Overgrowth Review
8 Months ago
Overgrowth review snippet How gory is Overgrowth?
There's oddly realistic blood, but that's the extent of its gore.
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gabrieldlbien replied to a question on the Dead By Daylight Review
8 Months ago
Dead By Daylight review snippet Just how violent is Dead By Daylight?
It has blood, but surprisingly little gruesomeness. It relies on atmosphere more than guts.
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gabrieldlbien replied to 2 questions on the Brawlhalla Review
8 Months ago
Brawlhalla review snippet Would you recommend Brawlhalla as a good starting point for players wanting to try 2D fighting games?
Yes, if you don't try online. Some players can be a bit intense. However, if you're used to them, this makes it even better!
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gabrieldlbien replied to a question on the Insurgency Review
1 Year ago
Insurgency review snippet How good an FPS is Insurgency?
It's my favourite competitive FPS of all time. It's hard, it's rewarding, and it's customizable. To me, that means infinite re-playability.
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gabrieldlbien replied to a question on the War Thunder Review
1 Year ago
War Thunder review snippet What's your favourite tank in War Thunder and why?
Out of the ones I've used, I do rather like the first English Anti Air truck, the T17E2, because it's rather speedy and adorably underpowered. Also, easy to drift in, which is always quite funny.
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1 Year ago
The Division closed alpha footage shows lots of wandering around snowy New YorkThe Division closed alpha footage shows lots of wandering around snowy New York
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But it has stealth, does it not?

And thank you! :) Wish I'd caught the videos. I'm rather excited for the game, I admit.

But that was a good explanation, so thanks!

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At this moment it doesn't have stealth kills of any kind. You can sneak closer to enemies but then it is same old shooting again. Not sure if you can sneak past groups.

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The Division closed alpha footage shows lots of wandering around snowy New YorkThe Division closed alpha footage shows lots of wandering around snowy New York
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Because the videos were taken down, could you give us your in depth impressions on them perchance? Obviously, technical issues are going to be apparent because it isn't done, but if you could give us some insight on gameplay, that'd be swell!Reply
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Yet another boring hide behind boxes and regenerate shooter. Hopefully combat will be at least bit faster with mouse and keyboard. Didn't really notice the player using any skills, hopefully that can add some variety. Game really needs some stealth gameplay.

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