Virtual Reality Rig @ CES

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Would you buy this VR Rig for $800?

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× 3 (9.38%) Yes! That looks like a lot of fun

× 4 (12.50%) Maybe, I would have to try it out

× 12 (37.50%) No, that just looks ridiclious

× 13 (40.63%) No, not at any price


  • Added 01-08-2016 11:25 PM
  • 32 votes
So this Virtual Reality Rig happened @ CES. For $800 this can be yours.

Last edited 01-08-2016 at 11:27 PM by MarvzMitts.
So, you would need an $800 rig

And a $500 Oculus

And a $900 (at least) PC to run the Oculus properly (as revealed at CES).

So, $2200 is all you need to get started in VR.
I would never be an early adopter, but with the ideas and tech that each brand is contributing to VR as a whole, I am looking forward to how it will evolve over the next decade. The inevitable affordability will be a welcome bonus along the way.
I would never be an early adopter, but with the ideas and tech that each brand is contributing to VR as a whole, I am looking forward to how it will evolve over the next decade. The inevitable affordability will be a welcome bonus along the way.
Originally Posted by Obsidian Tides
I think AR is more interesting than VR. This will VR's 3rd (I think) attempt to come to the mass market. And, it never seems much more than a novelty, and requires so much to protect you while you are basically blindfolded. Where AR seems to show some practical uses, and, since you can actually see the world around you, you have a bit more freedom.


Thanks Arena for showing us VR first. Jump to 15:15
Originally Posted by Monky Spit
Somewhere in the mid 90s (94-96) there was a full VR arcade near me in the New Orleans Riverwalk. LibrarianBeth and I used to go every now and then. I remember the shooters were always so popular, but, they always looked too crappy to me. My favorite was a pool simulator, where you WERE the cue ball. The images were much easier to pull off, and the perspective was intriguing.
I would never be an early adopter, but with the ideas and tech that each brand is contributing to VR as a whole, I am looking forward to how it will evolve over the next decade. The inevitable affordability will be a welcome bonus along the way.
Originally Posted by Obsidian Tides
Anything short of a Holodeck is a fail for me Big Grin
Yes! That looks like a lot of fun
I'm a gamer. Xbox & Windows Gaming Platform.
Anything short of a Holodeck is a fail for me Big Grin
Originally Posted by MarvzMitts
I do agree with this.
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Anything short of a Holodeck is a fail for me Big Grin
Originally Posted by MarvzMitts
Aside from the hardlight aspect, I worked with one. It was cool and all, but, not practical for anything short of industrial work.
Way too expensive, I'm with Obsidian on this one I'll wait for affordability and practical gear. That looked more like and exercise machine and I just don't think that will swing too much right now with the common console or even PC player.. The Oculus Rift is looking about right and I'm sure with the advancements in tech, even that will get smaller, hell look at Google glasses..
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Way too expensive, I'm with Obsidian on this one I'll wait for affordability and practical gear. That looked more like and exercise machine and I just don't think that will swing too much right now with the common console or even PC player.. The Oculus Rift is looking about right and I'm sure with the advancements in tech, even that will get smaller, hell look at Google glasses..
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
You realize that they are using an Oculus Rift in that video, right?

That is $800 just for the rig, nothing else. And the Rift requires a high end PC to run. It is basically a cool monitor.

Google glass is probably a bad example, too. Since it was AR and has been canceled. Source


*EDIT* Just noticed this was in general chat, probably be better suited in the Tech/Electronics forum, right?*EDIT*
Last edited 01-09-2016 at 11:39 PM by futiles.
*EDIT* Just noticed this was in general chat, probably be better suited in the Tech/Electronics forum, right?*EDIT*
Originally Posted by futiles
Since it was gaming related I thought general chat was a better fit, but having the post in the Tech forum also has merits. Move it if you like...
Way too expensive, I'm with Obsidian on this one I'll wait for affordability and practical gear. That looked more like and exercise machine and I just don't think that will swing too much right now with the common console or even PC player.. The Oculus Rift is looking about right and I'm sure with the advancements in tech, even that will get smaller, hell look at Google glasses..
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
Being that Facebook owns the Rift, I don't think they will use it for gaming much. I see them altering the tech and trying to compete with google glasses in some way.
Somewhere in the mid 90s (94-96) there was a full VR arcade near me in the New Orleans Riverwalk. LibrarianBeth and I used to go every now and then. I remember the shooters were always so popular, but, they always looked too crappy to me. My favorite was a pool simulator, where you WERE the cue ball. The images were much easier to pull off, and the perspective was intriguing.
Originally Posted by futiles
So, VR has been around a lot longer? Hmmmm, that is interesting. I never seen any VR stuff until Arena was on the air. It was cool when I saw it and I was so interested in it that I wanted one at home. I do appreciate that VR is becoming more affordable but I won't be an early adopter.
Since it was gaming related I thought general chat was a better fit, but having the post in the Tech forum also has merits. Move it if you like...
Originally Posted by MarvzMitts
Well, at first I thought maybe Gaming Chat instead of general, but, Tech seemed more fitting.

VR and AR are so much more than gaming, even though this particular instance was purely gaming.
So, VR has been around a lot longer? Hmmmm, that is interesting. I never seen any VR stuff until Arena was on the air. It was cool when I saw it and I was so interested in it that I wanted one at home. I do appreciate that VR is becoming more affordable but I won't be an early adopter.
Originally Posted by Monky Spit
Oh yeah, VR has been pushed a few times. Nintendo jumped on the wagon with the Virtual Boy in 1995, which was crap in comparison to an arcade rig, but still...

The Stallone film Demolition Man in 1993 had an almost VR sex scene in it, using arcade level gear. (They no longer physically touch each other in the future, but, they do it virtually)

When I was graduating high school (1994), VR was the next big thing. People weren't going to buy TVs any more! You would just put your screen on, and have the movies in your house. Game consoles were going to be VR boxes. Movies weren't going to be just 3D, but, you would be IN the film. And... Um... Yeah...

Tech has come a long way, but, not sure the market is there, yet. Much like 3D, there are so many people that just cannot use it.

But, for your pleasure, read this portion about VR in the 1990s. And then Virtuality!!! That was the brand of the rigs in the arcade we would go to!
Last edited 01-10-2016 at 04:00 AM by futiles.
You realize that they are using an Oculus Rift in that video, right?

That is $800 just for the rig, nothing else. And the Rift requires a high end PC to run. It is basically a cool monitor.

Google glass is probably a bad example, too. Since it was AR and has been canceled. Source


*EDIT* Just noticed this was in general chat, probably be better suited in the Tech/Electronics forum, right?*EDIT*
Originally Posted by futiles

Yea, I was aware that this is actually like three things pieced together and that head set was the Rift, that's why I used the Rift as more of an example, it would be easier to use that, then the whole get up, especially if you live in like a dorm room or a small apartment.
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Oh yeah, VR has been pushed a few times. Nintendo jumped on the wagon with the Virtual Boy in 1995, which was crap in comparison to an arcade rig, but still...

The Stallone film Demolition Man in 1993 had an almost VR sex scene in it, using arcade level gear. (They no longer physically touch each other in the future, but, they do it virtually)

When I was graduating high school (1994), VR was the next big thing. People weren't going to buy TVs any more! You would just put your screen on, and have the movies in your house. Game consoles were going to be VR boxes. Movies weren't going to be just 3D, but, you would be IN the film. And... Um... Yeah...

Tech has come a long way, but, not sure the market is there, yet. Much like 3D, there are so many people that just cannot use it.

But, for your pleasure, read this portion about VR in the 1990s. And then Virtuality!!! That was the brand of the rigs in the arcade we would go to!
Originally Posted by futiles
Crazy, I heard about the Virtual Boy when I was growing up and I had seen Demolition Man I didn't know they were using arcade level gear. To think that I could of been using VR when I was a kid would of been amazing. I feel like the market isn't ready yet. I still don't have a 3D TV as most programming doesn't use it in their shows and most gaming consoles don't have it incorporated into the game. I'll give them links a read when I can. Thanks for the Info futiles.

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