HTC Vive £100 off @ Scan (and HTC Network) from Boxing Day
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HTC Vive £100 off @ Scan (and HTC Network) from Boxing Day

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Found 25th Dec 2016Made hot 28th Dec 2016
Just saw this in Facebook, looks like Scan are going to be selling the Vive with £100 off from tomorrow. So until then this is just a heads up.

Currently selling for 759, so expect the price to be 659 tomorrow.

Happy Christmas

Edit:
Looks to be all HTC retail partners, check out the following alternate suppliers early tomorrow.

vive.com/uk/ (Discount Live)
overclockers.co.uk/htc…tml (Discount Live)
PC World (Discount Live)
game.co.uk/en/…751 (Discount Live)
Scan (Discount Live)

Also see GeebeeGooners post (#2) below for additional discount with Warhammer game. promo.fatsharkgames.com/vive/ - unfortunately doesn't work

Edit:
main link to Scan not showing discounted item, use the following link in the description to item code LN76636

Edit 17:36 28/12/16:
OCUK currently at £649 a further £10 off on the others.

Edit: 00:00 29/12/16
OCUK - Offer Expired
Scan - Offer Expired
VIVE.com - Offer Expired (Banner still up but click through to basket full price)
Game - Offer Expired
pc world - Offer Expired

85 Comments

Would this deal also work with this?
http://promo.fatsharkgames.com/vive/
As I'd give my code away due to owning it.

geebeegooner

Would this deal also work with … Would this deal also work with this?http://promo.fatsharkgames.com/vive/As I'd give my code away due to owning it.


That's in USD so i doubt it but ya never know

EDIT: Also says EU but does that count the UK?
Edited by: "JimBobJr" 25th Dec 2016

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geebeegooner

Would this deal also work with … Would this deal also work with this?http://promo.fatsharkgames.com/vive/As I'd give my code away due to owning it.


Good deal if it does stack

overclockers also matching it

geebeegooner

Would this deal also work with … Would this deal also work with this?http://promo.fatsharkgames.com/vive/As I'd give my code away due to owning it.



Looks like that's just for vive.com

tonyheugh

Looks like that's just for vive.com



Ah right well if they sale on boxing day I'll try and get x2 codes ;-)

100% vive.com for the code just got them and it states it.
Anyway if they offer it I've got x2

Yeah looks like it's live on htc site so it should be store wide
https://store.eu.vive.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_GB&SiteID=htcemea&id=ThreePgCheckoutShoppingCartPage

So £609 if you use my codes/vermintide buying



Edited by: "geebeegooner" 25th Dec 2016

Vive site just updated, looks like this is a wider thing

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sjaddy

overclockers also matching it


Indeed - from 12am apparently.

overclockers.co.uk/htc…tml

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tonyheugh

Vive site just updated, looks like this is a wider thing


I checked the vive website when I originally posted and no sign, but good spot.

Typically enough, just ordered on the 23rd. Not even arrived yet.

Darkeru

Typically enough, just ordered on the 23rd. Not even arrived yet.



Refuse collection or pi $$ and moan..That's what I'd do.

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Overclockers and HTC Discounts are live

geebeegooner

Ah right well if they sale on boxing day I'll try and get x2 codes … Ah right well if they sale on boxing day I'll try and get x2 codes ;-)100% vive.com for the code just got them and it states it.Anyway if they offer it I've got x2Yeah looks like it's live on htc site so it should be store widehttps://store.eu.vive.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_GB&SiteID=htcemea&id=ThreePgCheckoutShoppingCartPageSo £609 if you use my codes/vermintide buying



Wouldn't mind a code if you can PM me if you still have it?

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Game Discount Live
Edited by: "Pixelfill" 26th Dec 2016

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Scan Discount Live - main description updated

gonna be equivalent of 50 dollars though. still good to have more off.

I've tried to use the promo code but it doesn't seem to want to add it to the existing £100 off any ideas?

wingsofdeath2011

I've tried to use the promo code but it doesn't seem to want to add it to … I've tried to use the promo code but it doesn't seem to want to add it to the existing £100 off any ideas?



I think they're saying we're not in the EU

Dave

I think they're saying we're not in the EU


Damnit leave... They never said they'd be taking our vr away. I wonder how this would have changed the results if the people knew
Edited by: "robodan918" 26th Dec 2016

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Pc World discount live

If anybody picks one up got some tips.
Download advance settings as you can make the headset super clear by using super sampling but you need a very good card.
Revive is amazing software and let's you play nearly all oculus titles.
Be careful of what games you buy loads are terrible even be careful when reading reviews.
Don't forget the steam sales as many VR titles can't be bought from places like greenmangaming.
I also use razer cortex to halt all my background tasks to free up more cpu resources.
Edited by: "geebeegooner" 26th Dec 2016

Warhammer code has been confirmed not to work.

geebeegooner

If anybody picks one up got some tips. Download advance settings as you … If anybody picks one up got some tips. Download advance settings as you can make the headset super clear by using super sampling but you need a very good card. Revive is amazing software and let's you play nearly all oculus titles.Be careful of what games you buy loads are terrible even be careful when reading reviews.Don't forget the steam sales as many VR titles can't be bought from places like greenmangaming. I also use razer cortex to halt all my background tasks to free up more cpu resources.



​What do you think of it?
A mate of mine has one and I got to try it for the first time last night. I must admit I was completely underwhelmed.
The games reminded me of something you'd get on the Nintendo Wii. I was thinking of getting one but having experienced it, I think I'm gonna hold off for a while. Hopefully the games will get better and a bit more life like but at the moment not for me.

richb3012

​What do you think of it?A mate of mine has one and I got to try it for t … ​What do you think of it?A mate of mine has one and I got to try it for the first time last night. I must admit I was completely underwhelmed.The games reminded me of something you'd get on the Nintendo Wii. I was thinking of getting one but having experienced it, I think I'm gonna hold off for a while. Hopefully the games will get better and a bit more life like but at the moment not for me.



I love mine but I'm a massive vr fan.
Got a psvr pro as well.
They way I look of it is, it's not something I will play every day and it's also something I wouldn't play on a full day session.
It's like an arcade experience atm but I enjoy that aspect of it.
It's one of them if it's being shown to you, if the right games aren't being shown I think I'd be underwhelmed.
Games like arizona sunshine, raw data, the lab, chair in a room, Vanishing realms, the blu showcase it.
But for example every one game that's good maybe there's 20 that are just ok at best.
If i leave it a few days I still get blown away.
What I will say is, it's alot of money and the next generation ones mixed with better gpu will make a huge difference.

geebeegooner

I love mine but I'm a massive vr fan.Got a psvr pro as well.They way I … I love mine but I'm a massive vr fan.Got a psvr pro as well.They way I look of it is, it's not something I will play every day and it's also something I wouldn't play on a full day session.It's like an arcade experience atm but I enjoy that aspect of it.It's one of them if it's being shown to you, if the right games aren't being shown I think I'd be underwhelmed. Games like arizona sunshine, raw data, the lab, chair in a room, Vanishing realms, the blu showcase it.But for example every one game that's good maybe there's 20 that are just ok at best.If i leave it a few days I still get blown away.What I will say is, it's alot of money and the next generation ones mixed with better gpu will make a huge difference.



​Thanks for your comments.
How does the Hive compare to the PS4 VR? Obviously it's a lot cheaper but I'm now leaning towards the PS4 Pro and VR. That way I can still play 'normal' games too.
I'd love to have a Battlefield type game in VR And I'm hoping that type of technology isn't far away.

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You know you've got to have one! The HTC VIVE VR is £100 OFF at £658.99 o … You know you've got to have one! The HTC VIVE VR is £100 OFF at £658.99 on our Boxing Day Special with FREE Next Day Delivery!Limited Quantity of only 300! Buy Yours from SCAN because one of you will get yours for FREE! Tell us why it should be YOU by commenting below and we'll Credit/Refund You on the 4th of Jan!Subject to stock - this Vive deal ends midnight 28th!This and many more HOT Xmas Deals - checkout www.scan.co.ukhttps://www.scan.co.uk/search?q=76636


for those of you who've purchased from Scan make sure you check out their facebook page, there's a chance of getting a refund - Free Vive!

geebeegooner

I love mine but I'm a massive vr fan.Got a psvr pro as well.They way I … I love mine but I'm a massive vr fan.Got a psvr pro as well.They way I look of it is, it's not something I will play every day and it's also something I wouldn't play on a full day session.It's like an arcade experience atm but I enjoy that aspect of it.It's one of them if it's being shown to you, if the right games aren't being shown I think I'd be underwhelmed. Games like arizona sunshine, raw data, the lab, chair in a room, Vanishing realms, the blu showcase it.But for example every one game that's good maybe there's 20 that are just ok at best.If i leave it a few days I still get blown away.What I will say is, it's alot of money and the next generation ones mixed with better gpu will make a huge difference.



Well I've ordered mine anyway (had the PSVR but had real bad drifting issues so it went back).

I'd be interested to hear what you reckon the top 10 must have/try games are (including rift ones through Revive).

Or top 20 if you can be bothered

Cheers.
Edited by: "meherenow" 26th Dec 2016

richb3012

​Thanks for your comments.How does the Hive compare to the PS4 VR? O … ​Thanks for your comments.How does the Hive compare to the PS4 VR? Obviously it's a lot cheaper but I'm now leaning towards the PS4 Pro and VR. That way I can still play 'normal' games too.I'd love to have a Battlefield type game in VR And I'm hoping that type of technology isn't far away.



Vive better, million miles apart.
Room scale, better motion controls and graphically superior.
But a vive and PC costs so much more.
The psvr also has one massive thing going for it.
Sony and games.
Htc recently set up a studio for game but I honestly think they've dropped a clanger relying on indie devs.
Don't get me wrong there have been excellent games from indie devs but it's what drives most sales.

meherenow

Well I've ordered mine anyway (had the PSVR but had real bad drifting … Well I've ordered mine anyway (had the PSVR but had real bad drifting issues so it went back).I'd be interested to hear what you reckon the top 10 must have/try games are (including rift ones through Revive).Or top 20 if you can be bothered :DCheers.




Depending on taste.
Luckys tail (free on oculus)
Bullet sorrow (like time crysis)
The lab (free)
Space pirate trainer
Sports bar VR
Google earth (free)
Accounting (free)
Arizona sunshine
Vanishing realms
Tilt brush
Gnomes and goblins (free)
Ghost town mine ride
Sound boxing
The blu (whale experience free with wevr or what ever it's called this sold the vive to me)
Brookheaven
Raw data
Call of starseed
Trials on tatooine (free)
Duckpocalyspe (duck hunt vr cheap and arcadey)

I'd say the killer app is advance settings like I mentioned before.
I'm running a 980ti and can push anywhere form 1.3 to 1.5 depending on the game and the difference is ridiculous.
Also make sure to allow a setting within the steam VR that I can't remember what it's called. It begins with "a" but basically acts like a VSync kinda thing for VR.
It stops stuttering and stuff.
That was a game changer as well when released.
Try and make your boundaries slightly smaller till you get use, as I've seen people killing tellys and monitors.
Or always have someone with you.


Edited by: "geebeegooner" 26th Dec 2016

geebeegooner

Depending on taste.Luckys tail (free on oculus)Bullet sorrow (like time … Depending on taste.Luckys tail (free on oculus)Bullet sorrow (like time crysis)The lab (free)Space pirate trainerSports bar VRGoogle earth (free)Accounting (free)Arizona sunshine Vanishing realmsTilt brush Gnomes and goblins (free)Ghost town mine rideSound boxingThe blu (whale experience free with wevr or what ever it's called this sold the vive to me)BrookheavenRaw dataCall of starseedTrials on tatooine (free)Duckpocalyspe (duck hunt vr cheap and arcadey)



Nice one

Went for PC World next day delivery. I'm totally addicted to PSVR but I'm bit annoyed about the drifting issue and only one racing sim available. Driveclub is also quite frequently crashing for me. There seems to be so much more variety for PC VR and it's so damn easy and cheap to purchase games on Steam. Hopefully Revive is easy to use so that I can play Oculus titles too. Now considering whether to eBay my PSVR while it still retains its value and may be buy it later again when price drops.
Edited by: "mikax7x" 26th Dec 2016

I'm fortunate enough to have access to every VR device on the market, including dev kits for my job.

Whilst the Vive is IMO the best on the market it's also very underwhelming from a visual perspective. If you're used to playing on a 4K or 1440p monitor you will find it pixelated and it does detract from the overall immersion. Once they get 1440p/4K resolution headsets on the market it will change dramatically, but right now I'm not investing in what I see as almost conceptual.

The head tracking and immersion offered by the vive is very satisfying, but the cabling and screen technology detracts.

I'd give it a year. There's already talk of gen 2 devices launching @ CES.

The PSVR is trash though by comparison, playing Drive Club is horrendously pixelated and jaggy, to the point it looks like a PS3 title!
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 27th Dec 2016

mikax7x

Went for PC World next day delivery. I'm totally addicted to PSVR but I'm … Went for PC World next day delivery. I'm totally addicted to PSVR but I'm bit annoyed about the drifting issue and only one racing sim available. Driveclub is also quite frequently crashing for me. There seems to be so much more variety for PC VR and it's so damn easy and cheap to purchase games on Steam. Hopefully Revive is easy to use so that I can play Oculus titles too. Now considering whether to eBay my PSVR while it still retains its value and may be buy it later again when price drops.



Revive is so easy but don't quote me but not all games are 100% supported or even work.
Play with the free titles first like luckys tale.
There's a wiki page somewhere.
It just adds a tab in steam VR which you have to allow via settings and just load them as you would normal games inside the headset.
Edited by: "geebeegooner" 27th Dec 2016

The_Hoff

I'm fortunate enough to have access to every VR device on the market, … I'm fortunate enough to have access to every VR device on the market, including dev kits for my job.Whilst the Vive is IMO the best on the market it's also very underwhelming from a visual perspective. If you're used to playing on a 4K or 1440p monitor you will find it pixelated and it does detract from the overall immersion. Once they get 1440p/4K resolution headsets on the market it will change dramatically, but right now I'm not investing in what I see as almost conceptual.The head tracking and immersion offered by the vive is very satisfying, but the cabling and screen technology detracts.I'd give it a year. There's already talk of gen 2 devices launching @ CES.The PSVR is trash though by comparison, playing Drive Club is horrendously pixelated and jaggy, to the point it looks like a PS3 title!



Pixels are a problem but I found using the advanced settings app made it better.
You can manually do it via steamVR ini file but mine kept reseting.
The newer vives come with the 3 in 1 cable which is meant to be better weight wise but still it does hold you back, but there's already a few companies now that have nailed down wireless.
It's a very light box that clips to the headset.
Think they are looking at rrp £200 but they are universal and work on all current vr headsets.
Only got released in Japan and sold out within minutes.

geebeegooner

Pixels are a problem but I found using the advanced settings app made it … Pixels are a problem but I found using the advanced settings app made it better.You can manually do it via steamVR ini file but mine kept reseting.The newer vives come with the 3 in 1 cable which is meant to be better weight wise but still it does hold you back, but there's already a few companies now that have nailed down wireless.It's a very light box that clips to the headset.Think they are looking at rrp £200 but they are universal and work on all current vr headsets. Only got released in Japan and sold out within minutes.



Interesting, wasn't aware of the wireless tech. I wonder what latency that adds, I imagine the tolerances are very low indeed for nausea.

I'll be in CES so hopefully get a taste of something new!

The_Hoff

Interesting, wasn't aware of the wireless tech. I wonder what latency … Interesting, wasn't aware of the wireless tech. I wonder what latency that adds, I imagine the tolerances are very low indeed for nausea. I'll be in CES so hopefully get a taste of something new!



From what I've read pretty much none.
Sure HTC has invested with the company so gives a big clue to what's possibly happening.

geebeegooner

From what I've read pretty much none.Sure HTC has invested with the … From what I've read pretty much none.Sure HTC has invested with the company so gives a big clue to what's possibly happening.



Ah, perfect. I'm a big believer in VR and AR for their potential from gaming to education but like everything else it needs time.

The next 12-24mth will be very interesting!

Does this offer run out tonight? I'm still waiting for a 0% card to turn up with the slow xmas post

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dreamager

Does this offer run out tonight? I'm still waiting for a 0% card to turn … Does this offer run out tonight? I'm still waiting for a 0% card to turn up with the slow xmas post


indications are that is was 26th to 28th, so I would think so. However PC World were slow starting so maybe slow to finish too.
Alternatively both Scan and OCUK offer finance, Scan do a buy now pay later with £10 arrangement and £10 settlement with 10% upfront and then if settled within 10 months is 0% interest.

Not that I would advocate finance for such a purchase, but it would be similar to a 0% credit card.
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