Oculus Rift goes on pre-order TOMORROW!

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nara~kavi

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how much will it cost
 

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Same idea of product, right?
Virtual reality = virtual reality.

That's like saying a Ferrari and a Toyota is the same idea of a product. Yes, I guess they are both cars, and they both have 4 wheels, and they both go vroom vroom. However, it's about interpretation. The VR market is very crowded right now... you've got Oculus, Project Morpheus, Vive, OSVR, Gear VR, Hololens, and to a degree the new Google Glass being developed... and those are just the mainstream projects. Who knows how many indie projects are out there. Oculus is pretty much the front runner. When all the dust has settled there isn't going to be all the players there are now. Just like after ever technology battle, one becomes the victor. If I had $300 to put towards a VR product, my money would be with Oculus over the others. Simply because their offerings have shown more promise than the others, have gone through 3 dev revisions, first to market with a commercial product, and backed by one of the richest companies in the world (Facebook).
 

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Yeah, another games that goes to the list that I want to play but can't afford :)
 

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Lol. So the experience is different?
They provide the same basic idea. The cars reference had nothing to do with my statement as I wasn't comparing quality of products.

Driving = driving , virtual reality = virtual reality.

Yes the experiences can be vastly different. Have you not actually used any other HMD's other than your OSVR? Each company has their own proprietary software/methods. Engine and game developers simply are not going to support them all down the line, which means most these projects are going to die off. It's basically a race to who gets to market first. Then who has staying power.
 

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Don't get it, it requires a $800+ desktop with specific specs to plug into, meaning you have to be near your desktop which is a challenge for some like me since mine is under a desk. If you have a samsung note 4 or samsung galaxy s6/s6 edge I recommend the Samsung Gear VR, you just put your phone into it and it works very well in my opinion. Never used a Oculus Rift but its not worth it if I can't use it anywhere.

Uhhhh... wut??? You're comparing apples to oranges. The Rift is for PC gaming, your Gear VR is for crappy mobile apps available on the Samsung VR store. Plus you need a Samsung flagship phone like the S6 or Note. Plus the headset is $200. If I wanted mobile VR I'd just get a cardboard that essentially works with any Android phone and is ~$20. The Rift is oriented towards gamers. If you're a gamer you probably already have a computer, and you are buying the Rift to enhance your gaming experience. That's the point. Not to be detached.
 

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What specs are required for a PC/gaming laptop to be compatible with the Oculus Rift?

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GTX 970 or GTX 980M (or AMD 290)
Intel Core i5-4590
8GB of RAM
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI
Windows 7 or newer
 
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