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Topic   VR - Oculus Quest

bonham2
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20-Feb(#1)
I just bought my son an Oculus Quest 2 for his birthday. I was wondering if anyone here has one or can give any advice or recommendations. I kind of thought the whole VR thing was a gimmick, but after trying it a bit, I realized it's really cool.

Are there any websites dedicated to VR news and reviews? I don't trust generic websites when it comes to video game reviews (like cnet or Forbes). Are there free games, apps, or videos to help improve the value?

How about horror experiences?
bumsplikity
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20-Feb(#2)
Ive got a Valve Index, so I can't be super helpful with this, but I can try.

Get Rec Room - it's a free VR game that is amazing.

In my opinion, the best VR games are Beat Saber, Pistol Whip, Gorn, and Half Life Alyx

I'm a huge wimp so I don't do any horror stuff. Half life does have some scary bits though
bonham2
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* 20-Feb(#3)
Horror stuff would be for me...
EB
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* 20-Feb(#4)
Half Life Alyx scares the crap out of me. You'd need a PC for it, though. It can be played via Oculus Link. I've also heard good things about Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, which has a Quest version.

UploadVR and RoadToVR are both decent sites for reviews and news.

As far as free games go, I'd recommend Rec Room and Echo VR. Additionally, Beat Saber, Superhot, and Space Pirate Trainer have free demos so you can try them before buying.

Johnny
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20-Feb(#5)
Echo Arena VR is wonderful. I have nearly 1000 games in it and play almost every day.
BigNasty
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20-Feb(#6)
The Climb was good.
bonham2
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20-Feb(#7)
Johnny wrote:
> Echo Arena VR is wonderful. I have nearly 1000 games in it and play almost every
> day.

What is that?
oneluckybullet
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20-Feb(#8)
I use the Reddit for the oculus.
Johnny
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20-Feb(#9)
bonham2 wrote:
> Johnny wrote:
>> Echo Arena VR is wonderful. I have nearly 1000 games in it and play almost every
>> day.
>
> What is that?

It's a free game for oculus. Imagine quidditch and the space battles from Enders game mixed together.
bonham2
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21-Feb(#10)
Cool. I'll have to check that out.
razeak
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21-Feb(#11)
@bonham2 Do you have a PC? Buy the Virtual Desktop app and it will let you access steam VR wirelessly.

Aircar is free on steam and is an amazing VR tech demo

Star Wars: Squadrons is basically what VR was built for IMO. Sitting in the cockpit of an X-Wing is one of the best game experiences ever.

bonham2
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21-Feb(#12)
I do have a PC, but I never use it for gaming.
Johnny
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21-Feb(#13)
razeak wrote:
> @bonham2 Do you have a PC? Buy the Virtual Desktop app and it will let you access
> steam VR wirelessly.
>
> Aircar is free on steam and is an amazing VR tech demo
>
> Star Wars: Squadrons is basically what VR was built for IMO. Sitting in the cockpit
> of an X-Wing is one of the best game experiences ever.
>
>

I love squadrons but have only done a few matches. I need to put more time into it because it was so cool
EB
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21-Feb(#14)
razeak wrote:
> Buy the Virtual Desktop app and it will let you access
> steam VR wirelessly.

Can you explain how this works? Every time I've looked at it, it seems to involve sideloading, which I'm not exactly keen on doing. Have they officially implemented it now?
razeak
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23-Feb(#15)

I bought virtual desktop on quest store and run the streamer app on my pc. I didn't sideload anything that I recall. I get a better frame rate wirelessly.
razeak
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* 23-Feb(#16)
bonham2 wrote:
> I do have a PC, but I never use it for gaming.


Also, the PC versions of some of the games can be cheaper and go on sale more often than the oculus version. Oculus store prices are high and only discount like 10 percent when they do go on sale.

It's time. You're not getting 1/10th of the value of a quest if you don't access PC games.
bonham2
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18-Mar(#17)
I just bought and played Thrill of the Fight. I did the training guy and the first fight, and I thought I was going to die. That is no joke.
bonham2
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18-Mar(#18)
razeak wrote:
>
> I bought virtual desktop on quest store and run the streamer app on my pc. I didn't
> sideload anything that I recall. I get a better frame rate wirelessly.
>

Is this the $20 app on Oculus that you're talking about?
EB
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18-Mar(#19)
bonham2 wrote:
> I just bought and played Thrill of the Fight. I did the training guy and the first
> fight, and I thought I was going to die. That is no joke.

I also bought that recently. It kills my arms. Good workout.
EB
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18-Mar(#20)
Also, Virtual Desktop works great through the Quest store now without any weird side loads or patches. Just buy it, download the PC app and you're basically good to go. It's amazing, works super well.

bonham2
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18-Mar(#21)
But what's the point of buying it? Are your spending $20 for the right to buy more PC VR games?
EB
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19-Mar(#22)
bonham2 wrote:
> But what's the point of buying it? Are your spending $20 for the right to buy more
> PC VR games?

If you
a) have an interest in getting some PCVR games or
b) already have some PCVR games

this lets you play them fully wirelessly rather than with the Link Cable, for basically the same price as a knock off Link cable. Playing PCVR stuff wireless is pretty awesome, especially if you're already used to playing Quest stuff wirelessly.

bonham2
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19-Mar(#23)
What PC games are worth playing that aren't available on Oculus? Also, do you have to be near the PC? My son and I have been playing in my room upstairs, since it had the missy open space in the house. The PC is downstairs.
EB
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19-Mar(#24)
No, so long as the PC has a good Ethernet connection. Also, some of the best PC games are Half Life Alyx, Panoptic for playing with your son, and I've heard good stuff about Asgard's Wrath which I haven't tried yet.

bonham2
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19-Mar(#25)
Eh, he's a pain in the butt. He doesn't like most "good" games. He's not interested in story or single player games. He's only interested in mutliplayer games like Fortnite and Call of Duty. On Oculus, he bought Job Simulator and Superhot, but he has mostly been playing Rec Room. In other words, he and I are not into the same types of games at all.
razeak
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19-Mar(#26)
I honestly think the games run better on a 5ghz WIFI signal than through the cable. It depends on your wifi.

Also, you get wide access to all PC vr games.

Star Wars: Squadrons is my current favorite PC VR game.
He would probably like TinyTown VR. How old is he? 9?

If you plan to try out stuff not on the store, its worth it, and frankly, the oculus store doesn't discount as much as steam. They stay high priced on Oculus. You just have to determine if that access is worth it. The racing games in VR are good too.
bonham2
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* 19-Mar(#27)
razeak wrote:
> He would probably like TinyTown VR. How old is he? 9?
>

Haha. He's 13. What kind of a father would I be if I let my 9 year old play Call of Duty?
EB
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19-Mar(#28)
bonham2 wrote:
> Haha. He's 13. What kind of a father would I be if I let my 9 year old play Call
> of Duty?

With the content filters in the Black Ops games I don't think they're too bad. Some of the other ones are pretty rough, though.
bonham2
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23-Mar(#29)
I bought Eleven Table Tennis and downloaded demos to Creed and Beat Saber. These games are all awesome, but I don't know if either of those games is worth $30.

I have learned that I need games with little to no movement where your movement in games mimics your movement in reality. I can't move with the thumbstick, and I can't play games like Echo VR. I get motion sickness way too easily.
bonham2
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* 23-Mar(#30)
Also, I know we're not supposed to discuss this type of stuff on here or link to it, but VR porn is the absolute greatest thing ever.

Why didn't any of you tell me about this?
bumsplikity
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23-Mar(#31)
bonham2 wrote:
> I bought Eleven Table Tennis and downloaded demos to Creed and Beat Saber. These
> games are all awesome, but I don't know if either of those games is worth $30.
>
> I have learned that I need games with little to no movement where your movement in
> games mimics your movement in reality. I can't move with the thumbstick, and I can't
> play games like Echo VR. I get motion sickness way too easily.

Beat Saber is only worth the money if you can enable custom songs - some of the included default songs are fun to play, but not enough for full price in my opinion. Once you get the custom songs mod though, it gets real awesome real fast.
Johnny
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23-Mar(#32)
bonham2 wrote:
> I bought Eleven Table Tennis and downloaded demos to Creed and Beat Saber. These
> games are all awesome, but I don't know if either of those games is worth $30.
>
> I have learned that I need games with little to no movement where your movement in
> games mimics your movement in reality. I can't move with the thumbstick, and I can't
> play games like Echo VR. I get motion sickness way too easily.

I love eleven table tennis. Wanna.... play sometime?
razeak
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28-Mar(#33)
bonham2 wrote:
> razeak wrote:
>> He would probably like TinyTown VR. How old is he? 9?
>>
>
> Haha. He's 13. What kind of a father would I be if I let my 9 year old play Call
> of Duty?

Average lol. My kid was playing CoD at 5. My mother didn't restrict me at all.


We both turned out great. Haha. I don't blame you though. It's about what you're comfortable with.

Topic   VR - Oculus Quest