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OCULUS Rift £499 @ PCWorld
OCULUS Rift £499 @ PCWorld

OCULUS Rift £499 @ PCWorld

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Cheapest i found so far. £688.99 with Oculus Touch.

Includes headset / sensor / remote / Xbox One wireless controller

with 2 year guarantee included and great CS

johnlewis.com/ocu…=48

- rodman

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Price matched at John Lewis

http://www.johnlewis.com/oculus-rift-virtual-reality-headset/p2949773?sku=236418363

These still need to come down another £150 or so for me to consider but at least the price is moving in the right direction.

Cold no Resident Evil 7 VR for a year!

Amazon have price matched too. I am tempted as hell but it's still a very expensive piece of kit. Even at £499 if it came including the touch controllers it's a lot of money.

abigsmurf

Price matched at John Lewis … Price matched at John Lewis http://www.johnlewis.com/oculus-rift-virtual-reality-headset/p2949773?sku=236418363These still need to come down another £150 or so for me to consider but at least the price is moving in the right direction.


Love the first review on the JL page- some bloke bought one for his 11 year old for Christmas. That's wrong on quite a few levels

Stealth_Fox

Love the first review on the JL page- some bloke bought one for his 11 … Love the first review on the JL page- some bloke bought one for his 11 year old for Christmas. That's wrong on quite a few levels



​why is it?

I'm using bobovr and trinus . 2560 1440 resolution.

huge viewing angle

Stealth_Fox

Love the first review on the JL page- some bloke bought one for his 11 … Love the first review on the JL page- some bloke bought one for his 11 year old for Christmas. That's wrong on quite a few levels


Really? Im having trouble thinking of even one level that its wrong on let alone a few levels?? oO
Edited by: "Rips" 26th Jan

I'm confused why it's an issue to buy one for an 11yr old.. must be missing something.

Not bad, at that price I'm almost tempted to upgrade from the DK2.
...though I really want the Touch controllers.

Cool, hopefully the vive's price will follow.

MBeeching

Not bad, at that price I'm almost tempted to upgrade from the … Not bad, at that price I'm almost tempted to upgrade from the DK2....though I really want the Touch controllers.



But now, regret later (though you won't regret it).

http://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/is-vr-safe-for-kids-we-asked-the-experts/

Not that it has anything at all to do with this deal.

Regarding VR this gen, I'd encourage you to try it. For me it lacks far too much fidelity for me to even consider moving away from a high end monitor - the pixels are there to be seen, the images are grainy and the experience is broadly the same across all VR right now. In fact, in a side-by-side I did with PSVR, Vive and Rift with Daydream the least obvious display limitations were from the Pixel screen, obviously the software wasn't as advanced but in terms of my eye being distracted by pixels that was the least impacted.

The PSVR playing Driveclub felt like I was like a PS2/PS3 game, jaggies and aliasing everywhere, despite the cockpit feeling good, same with Eve.

My advice is wait, unless you absolutely need it.

The_Hoff

Regarding VR this gen, I'd encourage you to try it. For me it lacks far … Regarding VR this gen, I'd encourage you to try it. For me it lacks far too much fidelity for me to even consider moving away from a high end monitor - the pixels are there to be seen, the images are grainy and the experience is broadly the same across all VR right now. In fact, in a side-by-side I did with PSVR, Vive and Rift with Daydream the least obvious display limitations were from the Pixel screen, obviously the software wasn't as advanced but in terms of my eye being distracted by pixels that was the least impacted.The PSVR playing Driveclub felt like I was like a PS2/PS3 game, jaggies and aliasing everywhere, despite the cockpit feeling good, same with Eve.My advice is wait, unless you absolutely need it.



I would begrudge paying £500+ for the headset, and as you said the reduction in image quality that it would cause to my ~£1000 PC that it requires. It's not yet good enough that I would lay down that sort of money for it.

If you have a decent phone though I'd absolutely recommend the small additional outlay to get a headset for that.

Amazon price matched £499, or £462 on Amazon Warehouse Deals.

amazon.co.uk/d/P…ift

Richard27

Cold no Resident Evil 7 VR for a year!


Boycott the game until the oculus VR update next year. Should be cheap by then too

I guess the price went up for these? I only paid £499 for this upon release.

LondonsRichestTramp

​why is it?I'm using bobovr and trinus . 2560 1440 resolution.huge v … ​why is it?I'm using bobovr and trinus . 2560 1440 resolution.huge viewing angle


Maybe I'm old fashioned but with 3 kids, we spent something around £500 in total on gifts and food over Christmas, £500 for a single gift for an 11 year old seems a little excessive, especially when the product is rated 13+ because of the potential damage to still developing eyes.

Stealth_Fox

Maybe I'm old fashioned but with 3 kids, we spent something around £500 … Maybe I'm old fashioned but with 3 kids, we spent something around £500 in total on gifts and food over Christmas, £500 for a single gift for an 11 year old seems a little excessive, especially when the product is rated 13+ because of the potential damage to still developing eyes.



Steady when you climb down mate...

(Use the site correctly)

Thanks OP great price!

Thanks OP great price!

pr3dicta5le

Boycott the game until the oculus VR update next year. Should be cheap by … Boycott the game until the oculus VR update next year. Should be cheap by then too



I aint boycotting nothing been playing it on VR for 4 hours non stop last night gonna go for 6 tonight, as a seasoned horror veteran Resident Evil 7 is the best...horror ...experience...ever!

and thats in spite of the annoying wires, faffing with the earphones, having to set up a beanbag so I am closer to the camera, having to wear a headset and the general discomfort you get whilst playing (like not being able to take a sip of a drink or hear your phone or doorbell etc etc), the downgrade in graphics compared to the standard PS4 or Pro version, its like your actually there, can't wait to get back into it


Edited by: "TobiRIP" 26th Jan

LondonsRichestTramp

​why is it?I'm using bobovr and trinus . 2560 1440 resolution.huge v … ​why is it?I'm using bobovr and trinus . 2560 1440 resolution.huge viewing angle



​whats bobovr??

Stealth_Fox

Maybe I'm old fashioned but with 3 kids, we spent something around £500 … Maybe I'm old fashioned but with 3 kids, we spent something around £500 in total on gifts and food over Christmas, £500 for a single gift for an 11 year old seems a little excessive, especially when the product is rated 13+ because of the potential damage to still developing eyes.



You're completely spot on. I've owned the Rift DK1, DK2 and now CV1 and Oculus have always had that warning. Mainly because there's still no conclusive study if VR HMD's are actually safe for your eyes yet. So why take the risk with your 11 year old kid who's eyes are still developing?

Edited by: "metalnigel" 26th Jan

The_Hoff

http://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/is-vr-safe-for-kids-we-asked-the-experts/Not that it has anything at all to do with this deal.Regarding VR this gen, I'd encourage you to try it. For me it lacks far too much fidelity for me to even consider moving away from a high end monitor - the pixels are there to be seen, the images are grainy and the experience is broadly the same across all VR right now. In fact, in a side-by-side I did with PSVR, Vive and Rift with Daydream the least obvious display limitations were from the Pixel screen, obviously the software wasn't as advanced but in terms of my eye being distracted by pixels that was the least impacted.The PSVR playing Driveclub felt like I was like a PS2/PS3 game, jaggies and aliasing everywhere, despite the cockpit feeling good, same with Eve.My advice is wait, unless you absolutely need it.


Brought a VR yesterday and Drive Club, I loved Drive Club! Being in the drivers seat looking around, attention to detail was amazing, yes the environment doesn't look amazing or as clear such as trees, but the attention to detail inside of the car made up for it, and I'd rather the inside of the car looked better than trees in the distance. Hopefully if they make another DC they will focus on all areas, but initially very happy with the game and VR

The_Hoff

Steady when you climb down mate...(Use the site correctly)


Eh? All I did was comment that the first review was priceless, and then explain why I thought so? £500 on a pressie for an 11 year old is *so* John Lewis customer

Richard27

I aint boycotting nothing been playing it on VR for 4 hours non stop … I aint boycotting nothing been playing it on VR for 4 hours non stop last night gonna go for 6 tonight, as a seasoned horror veteran Resident Evil 7 is the best...horror ...experience...ever!and thats in spite of the annoying wires, faffing with the earphones, having to set up a beanbag so I am closer to the camera, having to wear a headset and the general discomfort you get whilst playing (like not being able to take a sip of a drink or hear your phone or doorbell etc etc), the downgrade in graphics compared to the standard PS4 or Pro version, its like your actually there, can't wait to get back into it



​Seconded regarding RE7. I'm thoroughly enjoying this at the moment and can't wait for future horror releases in VR.

What many people are saying regarding the resolution/fuzziness/loss of clarity is true in most cases. Clearly this is a new platform and the technology has its limitations. People need to accept that for now at least. Wireless and even higher resolution headsets are coming for sure.

Personally I'm convinced that virtual or augmented reality is the future. I've had my PSVR headset for about a month and previous to that I had a Gear VR. It's a completely different experience in my view and arguably can be enjoyed alongside 'traditional' forms of gaming (I.e. sat in front of a monitor or TV).

I would urge anyone with even the slightest interest in VR to at least try it. The market needs the investment of people's hard-earned money in the platform or it will cease to be!

Forgot to mention. When drinking - use a straw!

Richard27

I aint boycotting nothing


A double negative so therefore you are boycotting something!

Richard27

Cold no Resident Evil 7 VR for a year!


Thats a bit like saying you are not going to have sex until Jessica Alba or another hot celeb is single again.

I wouldn't choose to support them with their exclusive deals they have with developers.

If you're going to spend this much, I would just wait and save for a Vive headset.

Good price though - I can't see the Vive having a reduction any time soon though.

Also, the fuzziness issue people keep talking about - can't you increase the supersampling with the Oculus? Its straight forward with the Vive - nothing is fuzzy for me!
Edited by: "Vistrix" 26th Jan

Stealth_Fox

Eh? All I did was comment that the first review was priceless, and then … Eh? All I did was comment that the first review was priceless, and then explain why I thought so? £500 on a pressie for an 11 year old is *so* John Lewis customer



Couldn't agree more. Quite worrying that some people don't see anything excessive about £500 on an 11 year old's Christmas present.

Rips

Really? Im having trouble thinking of even one level that its wrong on … Really? Im having trouble thinking of even one level that its wrong on let alone a few levels?? oO


Ditto. I, too, can't think of even just one "level" on which such a thing is "wrong".

However, I can think of a few 'levels' on which Stealth_Fox's statement is 'wrong'.

Voted cold because someone climbed in my window and stole my wallet, sofa and TV while I was using VR.

JonN

Couldn't agree more. Quite worrying that some people don't see anything … Couldn't agree more. Quite worrying that some people don't see anything excessive about £500 on an 11 year old's Christmas present.



What's more worrying is people failing to comprehend the value of this site. Talk about the deal, the price, your experiences, questions you may have.

HINT: It isn't discussing the morality of what is excessive to spend on a Christmas present with absolutely zero knowledge of their lifestyle, it's hardly a country mile from a games console, new bike or anything else.

Try here, you'll find lots of support netmums.com/

I think they did a great job with VR but it's not really something I would touch with a bargepole at the moment. First of all, like 3D (Which came, overcharged us, and then went) VR needs to demonstrate more functionality than it does at the moment. I've played a few games but you still need a hefty PC and the graphics are average at best........and not that good. After a while you've had your fix, you just move on and the magic is lost. It's cool, it looks great , the build quality is amazing but I just fail , even after 30 years (when I first experienced VR) that it's a hard sell and a gimmick. Human beings naturally like to be social and VR just creates a barrier. You can't even grab a beer while playing......I think it will be some time, maybe when Project Scorpio arrives that someone will figure out how to make it mainstream as it's great for movies (alone), Adventure and Exploring Games (alone), Experience Games like FP rollercoasters (alone) but there is the silver bullet ? We're simply not there yet and it's very niche still.

KirstyB87

Ditto. I, too, can't think of even just one "level" on which such a thing … Ditto. I, too, can't think of even just one "level" on which such a thing is "wrong".However, I can think of a few 'levels' on which Stealth_Fox's statement is 'wrong'.


S'alright, I can cope with you not agreeing with my opinion

Richard27

I aint boycotting nothing been playing it on VR for 4 hours non stop … I aint boycotting nothing been playing it on VR for 4 hours non stop last night gonna go for 6 tonight, as a seasoned horror veteran Resident Evil 7 is the best...horror ...experience...ever!RE is a great game, but there will always be better games around the corner.......and thats in spite of the annoying wires, faffing with the earphones, having to set up a beanbag so I am closer to the camera, having to wear a headset and the general discomfort you get whilst playing (like not being able to take a sip of a drink or hear your phone or doorbell etc etc), the downgrade in graphics compared to the standard PS4 or Pro version, its like your actually there, can't wait to get back into it


3D 2.0. Still, if you've got 500 quid to blow, go daft!

The_Hoff

What's more worrying is people failing to comprehend the value of this … What's more worrying is people failing to comprehend the value of this site. Talk about the deal, the price, your experiences, questions you may have.HINT: It isn't discussing the morality of what is excessive to spend on a Christmas present with absolutely zero knowledge of their lifestyle, it's hardly a country mile from a games console, new bike or anything else.Try here, you'll find lots of support https://www.netmums.com/



You've really taken offence haven't you?

It was you wasn't it?

You bought your son a £500 Rift for Christmas.

Own up

You conveniently neglected to mention the fact I pointed out it's recommended for 13+ as well, which was a good contribution to the discussion but don't let that get in the way of a good old fashioned rant.

I don't know if you read the comments on here much, but there is plenty of discussion over a lot of stuff, which is what makes it such a great place.

Banned

derp1664

Voted cold because someone climbed in my window and stole my wallet, sofa … Voted cold because someone climbed in my window and stole my wallet, sofa and TV while I was using VR.


As you kept your PC and VR unit do you need the sofa or TV?
Got more room for activities now.
Every cloud etc..

Agree with other comments. The fidelity is just too low for me. I have a Vive paired with a 1080gtx and the quality is dreadful in my opinion. It's like playing a game at 800x600 resolution and I just don't find it immersive. Can only imagine how bad PSVR must look if it's running at even lower quality.

Also a lot of the games are boring wave shooters.

I think it's a good 3-4 years before we see true high definition VR. Then I think I'll be ready to try it again.
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