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Old 04-03-18, 07:20 PM
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The Oculus Rift has overtaken the HTC Vive as Steam's most popular VR headset

The Oculus Rift is significantly cheaper than the HTC Vive.



Read more about the Oculus' Rift overtaking HTC's Vive in the Steam Hardware Survey.

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Old 05-03-18, 07:24 AM
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Rightly so.

As much as I knocked on the whole VR experience, when comparing the two I found the Rift far superior. Controllers felt more natural, and the SDE on the Vive was incredibly off putting to me.
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Old 05-03-18, 10:18 AM
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Maybe now they will start to understand that the reason VR isn't catching on is because of the prohibitive price. Then they may find that nearly every PC gamer will have at least a go.

I've been calling it for years, but the cheapest headset will win the war. It doesn't need to be the best, it just needs to be affordable.
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Old 05-03-18, 10:27 AM
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Maybe now they will start to understand that the reason VR isn't catching on is because of the prohibitive price. Then they may find that nearly every PC gamer will have at least a go.

I've been calling it for years, but the cheapest headset will win the war. It doesn't need to be the best, it just needs to be affordable.
Yep, same as me although I've been less vocal about it
Only reason I don't own a Rift is because it's owned by Facebook otherwise I would.
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I still don't count £350+ as affordable. £200 or less is where it needs to be.
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Old 05-03-18, 10:47 AM
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I still don't count £350+ as affordable. £200 or less is where it needs to be.
This is where UK get scammed a little I suppose. It now costs 3100Nok for the rift bundle in Norway so that includes the touch sensors. If I do a conversion it equates to £286. Pretty decent price if you ask me. What they should be doing however is maintaining to sell the products without the touch sensors too.

For those who like Driving sims, or Flight sims. You dont use the sensors anyway. All you need is the headset.

Sensors = £60x2
Controllers = ??? (dunno price but not cheap for sure)

Remove that from your £350 pricetag and you got exactly what you need I guess.
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This is where UK get scammed a little I suppose. It now costs 3100Nok for the rift bundle in Norway so that includes the touch sensors. If I do a conversion it equates to £286. Pretty decent price if you ask me. What they should be doing however is maintaining to sell the products without the touch sensors too.

For those who like Driving sims, or Flight sims. You dont use the sensors anyway. All you need is the headset.

Sensors = £60x2
Controllers = ??? (dunno price but not cheap for sure)

Remove that from your £350 pricetag and you got exactly what you need I guess.
Well you do need at least 1 sensor otherwise it doesn't work properly
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This is where UK get scammed a little I suppose. It now costs 3100Nok for the rift bundle in Norway so that includes the touch sensors. If I do a conversion it equates to £286. Pretty decent price if you ask me. What they should be doing however is maintaining to sell the products without the touch sensors too.

For those who like Driving sims, or Flight sims. You dont use the sensors anyway. All you need is the headset.

Sensors = £60x2
Controllers = ??? (dunno price but not cheap for sure)

Remove that from your £350 pricetag and you got exactly what you need I guess.
Yeah I wouldn't use the controls for a start. I don't want to stand up when gaming and I don't want to have to dedicate a whole room to it or risk bumping into something. Plus why would I want to put virtual rubbish in a virtual bin when I am better off putting actual rubbish in a actual bin.
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Well you do need at least 1 sensor otherwise it doesn't work properly
Yep, i meant to comment on the need for one but forgot to edit the rest.

I suppose that is the one benefit the Vive has. You dont need a sensor behind you for full 360 motion.
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I'm saving for a VR headset for Elite Dangerous but I'm loathed to pay the extra for the motion controllers I'll never use. I've got my eye on the old CV1 headset/xbox pad kits on CeX where they're cheaper second hand, but still pricey overall.
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