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Title: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 05, 2019, 11:39:17 PM
Just pre-ordered an Oculus Quest, it fell into my basket by pure accident, honest! ;D

I love my Oculus Go and can't wait to get hold of this little beauty. Some really fantastic launch titles and it's great to see a launch done right with plenty of content ready to go on day one. 50+ titles apparently.

Sure you're still going to have the purists that prefer to tether their VR headset to a powerful gaming PC for better visuals but that's what grabbed me with the Go, it doesn't need that. It's totally portable, no wires, no beefy PC required, just shove it on and play anywhere.

Now with the Quest we have the same easiness of the Go but able to deliver a full on VR experience. Anyone else thinking of grabbing one?

Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 06, 2019, 01:21:45 AM
Just pre-ordered an Oculus Quest, it fell into my basket by pure accident, honest! ;D
Sure...  :P

Quote from: Qube
Now with the Quest we have the same easiness of the Go but able to deliver a full on VR experience. Anyone else thinking of grabbing one?

I am sooo tempted! The review from the Tested guys has nearly pushed me over:

Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 06, 2019, 01:42:09 AM
A quote from one of the Tested guys:
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the PC ports we saw were very very close to their PC equivalents


@Qube - which size Quest did you pre-order? I'm a bit disappointed they didn't include a SD slot.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 06, 2019, 05:29:21 AM
Just pre-ordered an Oculus Quest, it fell into my basket by pure accident, honest! ;D
Sure...  :P
It's true, my mouse slipped, I tried to correct but clicked "buy" by accident and then during the madness I somehow managed to click "check out" :)) ( very believable story )

@Qube - which size Quest did you pre-order? I'm a bit disappointed they didn't include a SD slot.
After doing a bit of research I went for the 64GB version. I figured worst case scenario in that assuming there's only 40GB storage left after the OS and every game is 2GB in size then that still means 20 games installed and good to go. In reality many games won't be 2GB+ so the 64GB version will be just fine for me.

I watch 3D movies via my Go and spool them via SkyBox so I don't need to store those on the device ( yes I own the BluRay 3D before I hear streaks of piracy ). If I were in the camp of storing a lot of media on the device then I would of gone for the 128GB version but as it'll be just for storing games and spooling media then the 64GB version is easily enough.

Perhaps they'll finally allow USB storage on the Quest. It was rumoured to be allowed on the Go but never came so lets hope it does on the Quest.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 06, 2019, 06:32:38 AM
left after the OS

I was looking for something like that, have you found any site which states the useble size?

Just saw this, I must have missed it when I first looked:
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2 Available storage less than shown due to existing software. Oculus Quest will require certain updates to be installed from time to time, including prior to first use.

Some of the Oculus Quest game sizes:

* Journey of the Gods: 900MB
* Space Pirate Trainer: 500MB
* Face Your Fears 2: 2GB
* Ballista: 2GB

If we increase the games to 4GB, the 64GB version should hold 16 games... and of course the 128GB 32 games - of course if the full amount is available.

I'm playing RE 7 on the PSVR and whilst it is good... a full wireless version would be great!
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Derron on May 06, 2019, 07:03:14 AM
I watch 3D movies via my Go and spool them via SkyBox so I don't need to store those on the device ( yes I own the BluRay 3D before I hear streaks of piracy ).

You do not have to avoid the word "porn" - thought it's what VR was invented for?


Seriously: is it really that "nice" to see movies through such a vr-glass-setup? I mean, compared to simple 3D on a big TV?


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 06, 2019, 03:18:43 PM
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You do not have to avoid the word "porn" - thought it's what VR was invented for?
When it's VR like a holodeck then I'll be more interested :P

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Seriously: is it really that "nice" to see movies through such a vr-glass-setup? I mean, compared to simple 3D on a big TV?
I really like it as you're sat in a virtual cinema ( or a different theme ) and the screen is HUGE!!. It'll look even better on the Quest with it's OLED 1440×1600 per eye display ;D
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Steve Elliott on May 06, 2019, 03:21:37 PM
That does look really good.  Cool the way you can map the area of your 'holodeck' too.   8)
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 09, 2019, 04:23:59 AM
Side-by-side Comparison of Apex Construct (PC on the left;))

https://youtu.be/btb0gJT200U?t=283
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 09, 2019, 05:20:59 AM
Side-by-side Comparison of Apex Construct (PC on the left;))

https://youtu.be/btb0gJT200U?t=283
I watched the whole video earlier and was very impressed how well the Quest version compares to the PC / VR version. Let's not forget we're comparing a £400 standalone headset compared to a £1000+ PC + £500+ VR headset. I think it's amazing what the Quest is pushing out for the 1st gen releases.

Having looked at the Quest video's for Super Hot I can't wait for the door to knock on May 21st ;D - Also as a big fan of Drop Dead I'm interested to see what they are doing with Drop Dead Dual Strike.

Overall I think the Quest is going to be great fun and a great step into decent VR without a crazy price tag attached.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 09, 2019, 10:30:21 PM
Overall I think the Quest is going to be great fun and a great step into decent VR without a crazy price tag attached.

I agree! Being cable free is going to be a game changer. It just a little part of me wishing they used a more powerful mobile CPU/GPU but of course that would bump up the price.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Steve Elliott on May 09, 2019, 11:18:50 PM
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I agree! Being cable free is going to be a game changer.

I would never be interested in a cable system.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 13, 2019, 12:36:49 AM
Stress testing the controller tracking:


Looks pretty good...

So in the future versions they just need to add tracking cameras to the controllers so that occlusion doesnt happen.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 13, 2019, 05:23:13 AM
Full size boxing ring  ;D

Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 21, 2019, 11:46:57 PM
@Qube - have you got your Quest yet?
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 22, 2019, 05:48:39 AM
@Qube - have you got your Quest yet?
I do, I do, it arrived today \o/ - Didn't get to try it out for hours afterwards but it's really great. I went a bit nuts on grabbing a few games : Superhot, Drop Dead, Vader Immortal, Robo Recall, Sports Scramble, Creed and Racket Fury. I'm sure I'll "accidentally" buy some more tomorrow ;D

Superhot is really cool + dodging bullets and grabbing a pistol in mid air to shoot the enemies is really good fun. I think I'm going to get loads of enjoyment out of this game.

Also dived into playing Creed. Having a full on Rocky Bill Conti title tune got me buzzing and I got very active in game :P I began with just basic half arsed punches but ended up in a full on boxing stance, full on concentration and upper cuts to knock you to the moon :)) - Very nicely done game which I'm looking forward to playing the full career mode ( once my aching muscles have healed ).

I am very surprised with the Quest. It's has a great quality build and it's amazing what a standalone headset can output ( the visual quality is really great ). Hats off to Oculus and all the developers for delivering a day one experience with loads of content to play.

I love my Go but the 6DOF of the Quest + superb controllers is a whole new level and most of all no beefy PC, wires or eternal sensors required. Looking forward to playing the games in full rather than a quick play test.

Overall, very impressed considering the headset isn't super expensive. Highly recommend :)
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Steve Elliott on May 22, 2019, 11:19:18 PM
Qube enters..the Matrix  ;)
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 22, 2019, 11:41:03 PM
Qube enters..the Matrix  ;)
More like Qube pulls muscles he didn't even know he had - still suffering today after last night mad boxing session :P

Had a play on Robo Recall this afternoon. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one ;D
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 23, 2019, 10:11:44 AM
Overall, very impressed considering the headset isn't super expensive. Highly recommend :)

You're meant to say its crap and don't waste your money!!!  :P

How much space are you going thru on your 64GB? Also what are the cost of the games?
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 23, 2019, 12:31:55 PM
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You're meant to say its crap and don't waste your money!!!  :P
Sorry, it’s crap and really bad quality :P but get one, it’s awesome ;D

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How much space are you going thru on your 64GB? Also what are the cost of the games?
The games tend to range from a few hundred GB’s MB's to around 2GB+ for the bigger titles. With all the games I’ve installed so far + a couple of free ones I’ve 36GB free and started off with 46GB free so I’m happy with the 64GB version.

The cost of the games also varies from free to £22.99. Some of the titles I bought were £10.99, £18.99 and £22.99. I think one was £14.99 too. More expensive than the Oculus Go of course but still cheaper than the £50+ console games.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 24, 2019, 01:31:18 AM
Thanks Qube, I'll be picking it up sooner or later :)

Also check out RiftCat, they have released an early version to stream SteamVR to the Quest!

https://support.riftcat.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005631080?mobile_site=true
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 24, 2019, 03:54:55 AM
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Thanks Qube, I'll be picking it up sooner or later :)
You defintely should, it's a great device and with the games I've played so far it well exceeded my expectations. Just shows you what can be done when you optimise for set hardware. Also the units build quality is top notch with really great visuals and great controllers which I've had zero tracking issues with so far. Overall it's amazing what they've done for a £399 device. Full 6DOF VR, integrated CPU / GPU, 2 OLED panels, 2 controllers, room scale realtime tracking, no external PC or lighthouse boxes required. Amazing when you think about it.

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Also check out RiftCat, they have released an early version to stream SteamVR to the Quest!
I have VRidge already as I used in on my Oculus Go. Over the weekend I'll give Start Trek Bridge Crew a go on the Quest. From what I've read so far and even at this early stage VRidge works really great with SteamVR games.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: 3DzForMe on May 24, 2019, 08:36:57 AM
Damn, just when I thought I'd all the tech I'd ever need, decent VR arrives with a great review and reasonable price tag  :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 28, 2019, 12:47:23 AM
Finished Vader Immortal : Episode I - Really good fun but a little short at around 40 minutes in total for the episode 1 story. Flew by as I was enjoying it so it seemed quicker.

It's an interactive story with you playing a character and you move, climb, interact with controls and use a lightsaber. Really good fun and professionally produced. Looking forward to episode 2 & 3.

VR Star Wars with Darth Vadar and lightsabers, what's not to like? ;D
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on May 28, 2019, 01:09:15 AM
VR Star Wars with Darth Vadar and lightsabers, what's not to like? ;D

I've read lots of people like spending time in the lightsabre dojo.


Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 28, 2019, 06:35:50 PM
I've read lots of people like spending time in the lightsabre dojo.
Yeah I’ve seen that too :) not tried it yet though but it looks fun.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Rick Nasher on May 30, 2019, 03:13:31 PM
Looks like pretty good fun experience.

The company I used to work for also did tech support for Oculus (not my department), so I tried it once when they had a test setup on display for everyone to try, you know the rollercoaster experience thing.

I then tried Google VR on my Samsung Galaxy phone, which I found awesome and will never ever understand why phone makers don't create a universally compatible  VR controller set/config, using the many on board camera's newer phones have nowadays.


I think it could potentially render Oculus and the likes out of the market and for little or no money you'd have awesome VR gaming with a console you already have: your phone. My current and already 3 years old, S7 does 2560x1440, which isn't too bad for VR.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 30, 2019, 03:47:58 PM
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I then tried Google VR on my Samsung Galaxy phone, which I found awesome and will never ever understand why phone makers don't create a universally compatible  VR controller set/config, using the many on board camera's newer phones have nowadays.
The only mobile maker interested in VR is Samsung which did a couple of Samsung Gear VR headsets + controller. This is pretty much the same as the Oculus Go although the Oculus Go is visually better than the Gear VR headsets. Apple concentrated on Augmented Reality and seem to pretend VR doesn't exist.

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I think it could potentially render Oculus and the likes out of the market and for little or no money you'd have awesome VR gaming with a console you already have: your phone. My current and already 3 years old, S7 does 2560x1440, which isn't too bad for VR.
Samsung did the Gear VR headset and controller for Samsung phones and it became pretty popular. Of course the Oculus Go came out which costs a fraction of a decent Samsung phone + Headset + Controller and it was also compatible with Gear VR games, had better visuals and didn't need a mobile phone.

The Oculus Quest is a big leap up from the Oculus Go and is still cheaper than a decent Samsung phone capable of VR and it has full 6 DOF, much better visuals and still doesn't require a phone ( except for the initial setup ).
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Rick Nasher on May 30, 2019, 06:14:47 PM
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The Oculus Quest is a big leap up from the Oculus Go and is still cheaper than a decent Samsung phone capable of VR and it has full 6 DOF, much better visuals and still doesn't require a phone ( except for the initial setup ).

True, but we all still will need to buy a phone anyway, so why two separate devices if you can do with one universal super device?


I miss the time where smartphone makers where more innovative combining new and more features in every new release of their phones.
Instead seems they're taking away nice features such as swappable batteries, heaset-jacks, IR and FM radio.
On the other hand they're adding payment capabilities, bitcoin wallets, etc.

Still I think the future will bring 1 single universal device that incorporates more and more, like bodyscanners, blood/dna testers, holo-displays and stuff. Call it a "Tricorder" if you like.  ;D



BTW: I can do pretty decent 3d gaming on my phone with a snap on USB controller and stream to my large screen tv.
Appears Samsung was the only Android manufacturer that saw it had great potential.

They (android phone makers) should have agreed upon a common standard.
(Which reminds me of the MSX attempt of homecomputers to create a compatible platform while keeping their own brand/identity which horribly failed. Guess the industry remembers that debacle and will never try again. Lol )



Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on May 30, 2019, 10:11:53 PM
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True, but we all still will need to buy a phone anyway, so why two separate devices if you can do with one universal super device?
A cheap £20 Android phone would do the trick, assuming you don't own a mobile. I do think it's odd why they don't do it all in headset but I assume it makes the whole setup "easier" or just that Facebook want to link your headset to your phone, I dunno.

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Still I think the future will bring 1 single universal device that incorporates more and more, like bodyscanners, blood/dna testers, holo-displays and stuff. Call it a "Tricorder" if you like.  ;D
Lol, yup, one company producing one comms device.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on July 16, 2019, 11:25:31 AM
So Amazon are having a "Lighting sale" shaving off $80 (AUD) for the 128GB... guess who has to ordered one!  :P
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Derron on July 16, 2019, 02:28:41 PM
549 Eur here (amazon.de)
and this price is the same since March.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on July 22, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
VR without a cable is AWESOME!  8)
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on July 22, 2019, 03:40:00 PM
VR without a cable is AWESOME!  8)
Welcome to the club - the Quest has some really great fun games so expect your wallet to get a little lighter as you go buy buy crazy ;D

Having said that I’ve not played mine in a while as it’s just too bloomin hot to be over active :P
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: therevills on September 07, 2019, 09:48:48 AM
Just played around with SideQuest and ALVR, not bad! It worked a lot better than I thought it would, I'm using the Telstra router 5Ghz and the latency was pretty good. Batman VR looked a lot crisper in the Quest than the Rift CV1. Eleven was okay as long as you dont move so fast to hit the ball.
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Qube on September 08, 2019, 05:41:05 AM
Just played around with SideQuest and ALVR, not bad! It worked a lot better than I thought it would, I'm using the Telstra router 5Ghz and the latency was pretty good. Batman VR looked a lot crisper in the Quest than the Rift CV1. Eleven was okay as long as you dont move so fast to hit the ball.
I've been meaning to try SideQuest and VRidge ( works better for AMD GPU's ) for ages but I've not even had a chance to play on my Quest for over a month now :( - I think I'm going to book myself some serious free time over Christmas as I could do with a few weeks of beer and fun ;D
Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Kryzon on November 30, 2019, 09:02:37 PM
Sorry for bumping. On the subject of VR games, I'm sure most have seen this already, Half-Life Alyx (aka HL3)!


Title: Re: Oculus Quest
Post by: Xerra on November 30, 2019, 10:40:03 PM
Went to do some xmas shopping today with the missus, so that involved a trip out to somewhere with big shopping centres....

Anyway, after picking up some tat presents for the family I happened to spot a Game store and left her with the bags on a bench outside so I could just have a "little browse"

I now have a VR set and multiple games to go with the PS4 Pro that I ordered yesterday. Haven't told her about that bit yet <gulp>

Here's hoping I make Xmas  this year  ;D