599 dollarydoos?!

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Geb, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Geb

    Geb Señor Member

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    The Oculus Rift is Priced at $599 - Niche Gamer

    Looks like the Oculus hate train is back in town, boys.
    I get that the first generation of any new, innovative hardware is gonna have the worst prices and specs compared to future versions, but sheeit, you could buy any current gaming console new and it'd be cheaper than the consumer Rift by over 200 bucks. Seems like the waifu age is going to get off to a slow start.

    On another note, (not like I'm really inclined to get into VR at this time, but) I've heard promising things about the most recent iteration of the HTC Vive, and I'm curious to see how it'll compete with the Rift, especially if it winds up with a lower price point, though I don't know how likely that would be.
     
  2. Gorse

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    PSVR or bust. And by bust, I mean play Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in boring normal reality.

    ALSO: I wonder if Google Cardboard will catch on.
     
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  3. Geb

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    Bringing sexy vidya into the VR realm would only usher in a new era of CYBER RAPE
     
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  5. Heavily Augmented

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    (GONE SEXUAL)
    On a more serious note, even though I don't have much interest in VR, I'd rather go with HTC and Valve's headset at this point. I honestly doubt the PS4 hardware will be able to push out the tech as far as it can go. I mean, doesn't the PS4 require an extension for there to be enough hardware power for it to work?
     
  6. Offendatron_5000

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    I get to pay $600 to Oculus so Facebook can scan my facial data to see how I react to different stimuli? Sign me up!
     
  7. Largo

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    It's 699 in Europe. 800 in Canada, god knows how much it will be in Australia.
     
  8. Blank Slate

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    Was anyone really expecting it to not be exorbitantly priced? This is cutting edge tech for gaming.

    Stands a good chance while the VR headsets are pricey.
     
  9. Heavily Augmented

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    Apparently it will cost $649... without tax. With tax, it's $920. I don't even live in Australia and just... wow.
     
  10. Gorse

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    Kill me
     
  11. Largo

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    You have to feel sorry for the poor Aussie's, if they are not getting a heavily cut game due to an overzealous ratings board, then they are getting screwed over by import taxes.

    Correction, it's apparently over 800 dollars in Canada not sure if that's with or without tax's.
     
  12. Keinart

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    They think they will iPhone'd their way out of the market with this strategy thinking people will pay ANYTHING for this new technology, when the issue is "what I will be able to play with this technology?"

    Smartphones get sold because people use phones for everything this days, but VR? It may be cool in concept but I doubt no one will pay for it for just a few shitty games.
    First you will have the Occulus in your home, no one will see it unless they go visit you. This may not seem important but brand recognition and being able to show something you have to the world is REALLY important. People usually don't want the iPhone for what it offers when there are other phones that do the same for cheaper, they want the iPhone because they can say and show that they have it.
    Second is the difference it can make. Smartphones got a huge boost thanks to 3G becomes a norm in internet and people being able to use all kind of apps for their everyday lives, so that way they had a justification to spend a shit ton of money on something. But spending 600 dollars on VR? Normies won't even play games on it, maybe some angry birds and check facebook. It's the kind of thing that looks cool at first then you forget about it the next day.
    Its market is in gaming, porn, and maybe movies. But I doubt no one will make first person movies so gaming and porn is where it is at. Porn will be a failure thanks to censorship and feminism, and gaming will be a challenge considering everyone and their mother are doing VR right now. Sony at least has some interesting titles announced for their Playstation VR, but I don't know about Occulus.
     
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  13. Largo

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    AlphaOmegaSin pretty much sums up my thoughts on this.
     
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  14. Lex

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    It'll be interesting to see how price-sensitive early adopters prove to be on VR, because it's them and their enthusiasm that'll make or break it. Costs - and so the price of the hardware - will naturally go down over time, but people need to be convinced to give a shit first.
     
  15. Geb

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    So it is, but the other VR platforms might have the same issue of requiring a mid-high PC build for them to be used. I'm not knowledgeable enough about PC parts to judge how high the threshold is compared to ordinary computers, but here are the suggested PC specs for the rift:

    The Vive's requirements aren't known yet.

    I've heard it's eleven-hundred dollarydoos for the Aussies, adding in shipping and taxes.

    I think the best predictable outcome for first-generation VR in the foreseeable future is that it ends up being a mild 'niche geek product' with niche applications, like the Raspberry Pi.
     
  16. Geb

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    That pretty much seems to be Lucky Palmer's stance on the pricing issue. He claims that $599 is cheap for what the Rift has become, and that the regional pricing differences are unavoidable because of taxes and such.
     
  17. Dendro Batidae

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    Can I pay less than half the price if I return all this useless garbage?

    If it was up to me I would buy a simpler oculus without the built in mic and headphones.
     
  18. Ahriman Gonzo

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    Unless it comes with an Autoblow 2, most folk ain't going to pay for this.
    Jesus-for the amount they're charging (with taxes shipping etc.) you could have a very nice meal, with a pretty decent escort, have some fine sex and have enough for a bottle of scotch.
    I mean, why else are you buying this other than to blow your load?
     
  19. GrossMcloss

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    Who needs VR when you can fuck your iPad.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Heavily Augmented

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    You know, at the moment I just realized the parallels of me buying an Oculus Rift and modern Bethesda title are quite similar. Rather than buying an over expensive product with inevitable bugs and a lack of games/mod support, why buy it now when eventually I can wait and buy a better and more stable product at a lower cost when the cream of the crop (mods/games) for it comes out?