- 12:12 PM - June
- As a VR
enthusiast since my first experience in 1994,
theres not many moments I miss. When VR started
to get mentioned again I tried the phone experiences
and was unimpressed since they only allowed 3 degrees
of movement; basically just moving your head
- Then 2016 came
and the Vive blew my mind. I invested heavily and
still do to this day. As I said in a previous entry
Half-Life Alyx remains on me of the greatest gaming
experiences of my life. If only it didnt cost
thousands to experience.
- When the Oculus
Quest was announced I knew it was inferior to my
set-up and never gave it a second
- Im here
to tell you I was really really wrong.
- Looking to be
able to do multiplayer VR during quarantine I was able
to snag one and I had forgotten that this was the
first standalone headset to track 6 degrees of
freedom. It somehow does this without any need for a
PC and presuming youre not in direct sunlight?
You can do it outside.
- Annnnnnnnnd? It
looks AMAZING not just for being a portable unit, it
looks great in and of itself. Sure it cant run
half-life alyx natively but thats the peak of
all experiences. This thing WORKS and the ability to
do it anywhere makes it the Nintendo Switch of VR. I
cannot stress enough what that means to the industry
and I wish the old standalones that werent true
VR had never gone public. So many people THINK they
experienced VR when Im fact they just watched
some 360 degree videos.
- So now
were here and I have a second unit on the way.
At $399, picking up multiples to allow a whole family
to play together isnt the extravagance it once
was and again, I have to stress... being outside is a
Fathers Day I sat down with some lagavulin and
just went fishing in my favorite chair with the wind
in my hair.... its transformative. Its
honestly an emotional experience to feel such an
escape so effortlessly.
- One we
desperately need right now.
- Not a whole lot to
add to the voice over script other than I was
REALLY REALLY wrong. LOL. I guess more than
anything I just didn't believe you could put the
PC in the headset this early and still maintain
the quality, you know? The screen technology was
there, but 6 degrees of freedom WITHOUT trackers?
AND the processing power to run VR? FUCK. I just
thought 2019 was too soon.
- MY GOD was I
wrong. I want to buy one of these for everyone
I know. Everyone I miss. This is just
amazing technology and it could help EVERYONE. Just
wow, wow, wow.
- Get one.