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Old 15-09-20, 08:04 PM
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There is a sea of 2nd hand VR on ebay, but i'd prefer new tbh all depends on how much i really want one after i have a new card, but it's really only for half life. With so many VR headsets having been sold now i'd expect a lot more games soon and if it really starts to gain mainstream traction it would push me towards one faster.
I would be very careful mate.

I bought a supposedly nearly new PSVR headset on Ebay. It was nearly new alright, but let's say whoever owned it liked curry. Not only did it absolutely stink but it was so bad when I wore it the capsaicin actually made my eyes water. I cleaned it several times with lemon scented wipes but it still minged.

I've not been able to use it much, and no doubt had I started a dispute I would have been called racist or something.

TBH? I wouldn't buy another one used. Not from any one.

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Old 15-09-20, 08:12 PM
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I feel new is better with things like this i mean i don't buy 2nd hand clothes kinda same thing really, but i'd just feel better knowing it's fresh and has a warranty and such cause the VR in general isn't cheap i looked at the vive's and they are like 600 kinda hope prices drop a little, thou if the Index with controllers and stations was 600-700 i'd not mind that kind of price really.
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Old 15-09-20, 08:24 PM
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I take personal hygeine very seriously and always have (very fussy mother and besides I can't stand human smells) and I would never ever sell the Grado headphones I have. They have a brown leather head band and it's absolutely vile looking. And I shower every single day. The sweat from my head though has made it look revolting.

I have an autistic friend who won't buy anything used. Nothing. I offered him a phone I used twice for free and he turned me down saying I had touched it.

TBH? I would feel funny about selling my VR headset too. I won't lie I sweat like a pig with that thing on. The PSVR has a rubber mask thing, but the Oculus has foam. Eww.

I mentioned this in another thread but not this one as I was very busy. I like the Rift S. However. HL Alyx is a full blown game. Not just another VR experience you pick up and wave your arms around like a bellend for 30 mins or so. As such when I took the headset off I had the screen door burned into my eyes. You know how if you look at a light bulb in the dark and it stains your vision? well I got that, only tiny little dots. It was really freaky tbh and I didn't like it. I mean, I did put in nearly three hours that session but I wasn't expecting that.

My vision changed last year and I now need two pairs of glasses. Maybe the close up ones for using my PC would be better? IDK. However, it's not something I want to continually do to my eyes, given that until I was 20 I never needed glasses and only started needing them when I spent too many hours staring at the TV playing video games stoned out of my nut.
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Old 15-09-20, 09:43 PM
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I feel new is better with things like this i mean i don't buy 2nd hand clothes kinda same thing really, but i'd just feel better knowing it's fresh and has a warranty and such cause the VR in general isn't cheap i looked at the vive's and they are like 600 kinda hope prices drop a little, thou if the Index with controllers and stations was 600-700 i'd not mind that kind of price really.
IF, And this is a big IF, If Facebook decide you don't actually NEED a Facebook account for the Quest 2 then you could get that, A completely standalone HMD that can connect to your PC via a USB Type C cable to play PCVR, Obviously you still need the PC horsepower for PCVR, But this would be a relatively cheap and effective way into VR, £399 for the 256GB version.

I also would never get pre-owned VR gear unless it was from someone I knew was a clean freak like myself
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Few reviews out now of the new Quest 2, Most honest reviewers are not recommending it, The Facebook requirement seems to be the icing on the cake for not recommending it.

This part of the review I found incredibly creepy -

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Facebook Venues' beta includes a notice that the app, at all times for all users, performs a "rolling recording" of everything you see, say, and do within VR, so that you can tap a button to upload that footage and report other users' behaviour.
Another VERY creepy segment of the review -

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"Even worse, if someone "near" you in an official Facebook VR space blocks or reports a user, even if you're just minding your own business, your behaviour (including motions and speech) may be tracked by these same silent, invisible Facebook moderators. That data can be stored on Facebook's servers indefinitely without you being notified."
Zuckerturd has gone the full voyeurism route, What an utterly creepy creepy little man.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...ext-vr-system/


Something I find very worrying is a lot of people on places like Reddit are defending this, Saying it's ok to be spied on 24/7, Utterly insane.
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Old 16-09-20, 10:19 PM
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The reviews I watched recommended it, but all pointed out the caveat of needing a FB account which they all thought was bad, I wonder if I can use 1 of my many fake accounts.
What made me lol was they all raved about the £299 price, complained the head strap was uncomfortable and to buy the £49 elite which negates the saving off the original Quest, or there's the £119 battery pack elite.
It's supposedly got a higher resolution than the index and capable of 90hz
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Old 16-09-20, 10:26 PM
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The reviews I watched recommended it, but all pointed out the caveat of needing a FB account which they all thought was bad, I wonder if I can use 1 of my many fake accounts.
What made me lol was they all raved about the £299 price, complained the head strap was uncomfortable and to buy the £49 elite which negates the saving off the original Quest, or there's the £119 battery pack elite.
It's supposedly got a higher resolution than the index and capable of 90hz

TBH higher resolution means bupkis when they are displaying low poly images using in essence a Snap Dragon 865 and the reason the price is £299 i.e fairly low, Is because you are the product, The amount of data harvesting Facebook will be doing with this will be off the charts.
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Oculus anything is a no go that is not right but tbh not unexpected it's what they have been getting upto the whole time.
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TBH higher resolution means bupkis when they are displaying low poly images using in essence a Snap Dragon 865 and the reason the price is £299 i.e fairly low, Is because you are the product, The amount of data harvesting Facebook will be doing with this will be off the charts.
They haven't worked out how to use it as just a screen when playing games through link so it still compresses and decompresses in the headset, wonder how hard it would be to put a display port in
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Good news everyone... the world is going to end..


Actually no. But interesting news coming.
Ubisoft is going to make an Assassins creed and splinter cell title for VR

https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matth...-games-for-vr/

I hope this is AAA quality like Alyx. Could we finally see a shift into dedicated VR gaming as opposed to addons to current titles that simply "just work"
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