HTC Vive unboxing, room setup, and review

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  • AmandaFood reply I love that poster! And will check out @Marzipandorica
  • SurfersSelfies reply aww soo cute :P and nice review man, i have the oneplus and the battery sucks so much :/
  • [ – ] WebNoob reply Maybe I could try these VR things. IF I HAD ANY CASH.
    • theoldsparrow parent reply Sometimes there will be a demo somewhere like an hour across the metropolitan area I live in but I took probably a dumb leap into buying this without trying it first. That may be part of why I like it so much. Tricking my brain into justifying purchases. :P
  • [ – ] MarzieMalfoy reply You're so much better at tape than I am lol I love how you gave a shout out to @Marzipandorica ! Nice guitar!!! I've tried using a bow but I'll just stick to rifles... I really suck at bows as my fable playthroughs show lol That does sound like a frustrating set up but I'm glad it worked out.
    • [ – ] theoldsparrow parent reply I didn't get all of the tape while cutting it off camera so I used my thumb to break the rest of it. You have to give it to me that as much trouble as I had opening the box I did the whole thing with my left hand. :D @Marzipandorica is a cool guy. Let's try to get him enough followers to get verified! That guitar has been beat to hell but I've had it for 14 years now and it still plays. I don't own any firearms. Not out of principle. I love guns but I don't think I should have one. The bow is a nice way to focus and set my mind on a single task so my thoughts aren't going every which way all day. Yeah it was definitely frustrating but it was worth it. :D
  • [ – ] MFKraven reply Everest VR actually does look gorgeous! i have a couple of VR games I have no use for. personally i think it's very gimmicky but there are some stuff like Everspace that i would absolutely love to play on VR. Nice looking room btw!
    • theoldsparrow parent reply Thanks, bro. :D I really like what I have gotten to try out and have gotten to work :/ so far. VR might be a fad. I hope not because I think it's pretty cool.
  • [ – ] Rawman reply I always wondered what exactly the pictures was in the background. Great tour of your room. Your dog is like our dog he's like this is my bed!!! Haha. I haven't been interested in VR gaming I tried one time and it made me feel extremely uncomfortable.
    • theoldsparrow parent reply Thank you. :D I figured that since I was showing off the Vive setup it would be a good opportunity to get to know my environment messy as it is. Millie has two modes. Full of energy and sleeping. There's not really an in between. lol I think that if someone hates 3D movies they probably will not like VR because the way they do stereoscopic is pretty much the same. So you don't have to try out VR to get the experience. If you want to find out what it's like then go to an IMAX theater in 3D and it's a lot like that.
  • [ – ] KayToons reply That's so cool you got a VR headset! I've always wanted one! also your doggos name is the same as my friends, haha
  • [ – ] Calibri_Funtimes reply I love set up tours! I have no idea what I'm doing and it's nice to learn from others! Enjoy the Vive!!
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Wow, you went through a lot to get that VR setup to work! I feel for you. Anyone without your computer knowledge would have had to return the product. That's not cool. I wonder how many rage incidents happen because of stuff like that. When I bought the Oculus Rift last year it installed easy but I too had to order an adapter cable because my video card only has one HDMI port and I needed two. So I converted a DisplayPort to HDMI with the adapter and it worked fine. But even though my computer was new, the video adapter wasn't up to spec for the VR. So I always have a message displayed in my home space saying I need to upgrade it. The visuals could probably be a little smoother with a better card but I'd have to really be motivated to upgrade it. Just sitting there in another world was really freaky! You turn your head and the view smoothly turns with you. I wasn't expecting it to be that smooth and immersive. My favorite part was a built in app for watching videos in a nice looking m...moreovie theater. I've always loved going to movie theaters because of the big screen and booming sound. This recreated that experience really well. I loved how the light levels on the screen reflect off of everything around me. Very realistic. Of course the theater is big and there's nobody there but me, so it's a little lonely, but nice overall. Sadly the games weren't really that fun or long. Also I had to wear my glasses or things would look fuzzy. I don't wear contacts and the glasses don't fit too well inside the headset. There is a lot of potential with this product, but it's in the early stages. I'm glad I got the experience but I haven't used it in awhile. Too bad they don't do rentals with this kind of thing because I think that would have satiated my curiosity. Thanks for giving us the room tour! I like that you couldn't be bothered to make the bed. This is real life folks! So the room tour looked spontaneous. The unboxing was fun even though the camera had trouble focusing. Maybe a tripod? All in all, a great video!
    • theoldsparrow parent reply Sounds like you had a similar experience with the Oculus Rift. The video card I bought for the new computer is going to be forward compatible for a while. I really want to get five years out of this computer and the first year is always the best because everything is fast and smooth. It definitely is immersive. You have to get used to it and make sure you're not bumping into things when you get excited and throw your controller out of the restricted boundary like into a TV. That is my experience too. The games are fun but short and they can charge up to AAA title pricing for a short game. Most of them are between 15 to 30 bucks though but even then 15 bucks for a 45 minute game is more than a movie ticket for much less time spent in it. I luckily don't really need glasses so that hasn't been an issue. You're welcome. :D Sorry that Millie was so badly out of focus. Auto Focus was on but I forgot to hit the button and it looked fine on the DSLR screen. It was one of those decisions of...more do I try to do it again and lose the spontaneity? The dog wasn't on the bed anymore so I would lose her wagging her tail for the Vive and the box looked in focus so I just went with it. Sorry if it was an eyesore once again.
  • Marzipandorica reply nice Vive and appreciate the shout out.
  • [ – ] SamEarl13 reply Interesting review and your room is quite nice with the paintings and stuff. In all honesty I don't think I'd get VR at this point even if I had the money for everything you need just to use it (including the vive itself). Like I mentioned on a video yesterday, it blows my mind that companies aren't trying to adapt existing games to VR (like Bioshock for example).
    • [ – ] theoldsparrow parent reply I think a lot of game developers are afraid to dip their toes in the pool. It's a big difference from porting a game from console to PC or vice versa because you have to code for different buttons and iron out the bugs but it's a different animal to have sensors moving about in a 3D space on top of everything else. So far the games that have been the most interesting for me is being able to just pick up and go to Mount Everest or The Forbidden City in China. Being able to travel in your own room is kind of exhilarating.
      • [ – ] SamEarl13 parent reply Yeah, at the moment its the games with views that are the most interesting. If there was a game I'd want though it'd be a Home Alone style game where you get to travel around a house and use literally everything you find to defeat burglars.
        • theoldsparrow parent reply I used to be a huge Home Alone fan as a kid. I used to watch the last half hour over and over. That would be hugely entertaining to experience in first person. It's been over twenty years now so the rights should be cheap.
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