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Edited by Hassun

I hope this Oculus+Samsung project will be a good gateway drug to get people into VR.

Posted by evilrazer

Quests anyone?

Posted by Dussck

When people think VR they think about nowadays games being made compatible with a VR headset. I think the best VR games will be very different from the games we are playing right now, because there are things in VR that would not work on a normal screen and vice versa.

So games like this will be perfect for playing with a VR headset and not a realistic first person shooter per se, That makes the whole 'you need alot of processing power for VR' the biggest bullshit as well, I mean, it works on a mobile device now! I'm sure we'll get great games for VR on consoles and (lesser) pc's as well!

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Posted by Amafi

Personally I'm more interested in cardboard than Gear VR, and I honestly don't know how making it not tethered to a chord is a huge deal. Are people really going to be wearing their Note 4 on their fucking face on the streets?

Posted by MartinG

@dussck: How would that be bullshit? It will definately require more powerful hardware. The performance is not the same on a gaming PC as a mobile device, and you can tell the difference in the prettiness : 3

Why would you want to develop on a mobile device when you will be limited by its lesser hardware? Many good reasons, especially from a business point-of-view. But none of them is due to its brutal performance.

I understand what you mean, but sometimes better hardware will be needed even if there are kickass "light" games :)

BTW, I am not saying that you shouldn't develop VR for mobile devices. It would be a great addition to what you can do with your phone/tablet.

Posted by Dussck

@marting: I was referring to the people who actually claim that VR on consoles would be impossible, which is not bullshit, but more like absolute horse shit. I'm sure better hardware can (!) produce better results, but developers should not focus at graphics at all imo, they should find out what kind of gameplay fits a VR headset. I'm sure if they'd create a great VR game in a world that's formed of just blocks (I didn't want to mention Minecraft here) then that could potentially be 10 times more immersive then the biggest graphical showdown on a 2D screen.

I think it's excited that we see so many big players jump on the VR train right now, but I don't think the mobile industry is a good reference for future success. Mobile phones are always pretty much stuffed with the latest hypes. Remember those phones that had an actual projector in them, so you could project images on the wall? Yea...

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Posted by OwlBoy

@amafi said:

Personally I'm more interested in cardboard than Gear VR, and I honestly don't know how making it not tethered to a chord is a huge deal. Are people really going to be wearing their Note 4 on their fucking face on the streets?

No, but it's a hassle to have a cord hanging off your head. Especially a nice sized durable one that does USB and HDMI like the DK2.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

I like this guy's moxie.

Posted by bboymaestro

Darknet sounds like a place to score some...medication. Is Dr. Tracksuit part of Darknet???

Posted by Amafi

@owlboy said:

@amafi said:

Personally I'm more interested in cardboard than Gear VR, and I honestly don't know how making it not tethered to a chord is a huge deal. Are people really going to be wearing their Note 4 on their fucking face on the streets?

No, but it's a hassle to have a cord hanging off your head. Especially a nice sized durable one that does USB and HDMI like the DK2.

More of a hassle than having to take your phone out, stick it in a piece of plastic and sticking it on your face, rendering it fairly useless for, say, taking calls? Worse than having to deal with the battery life on the thing? Not being able to power any interesting software?

I think all those cons greatly outweigh not having a bundle of cables attached to the thing, but maybe that's just me.

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Enjoyed the interview, but the Buzzfeed style clickbait headlines you've been doing are a real bummer.

Posted by Borklund

What is it with Patrick lately and his clickbaity article headlines?

Posted by AMyggen

@borklund said:

What is it with Patrick lately and his clickbaity article headlines?

Enjoyed the interview, but the Buzzfeed style clickbait headlines you've been doing are a real bummer.

What's click bait-y about this headline? That developer has indeed already used Gear VR, and this interview is about that. Combine it with "Darknet is a cyberpunk-influenced VR puzzle game that's been in development for over a year. Designer E McNeill has been messing with Samsung's Gear VR device for months, and spoke with us about VR's transition to mobile." and you know exactly what you're getting here.

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This Developer Has Already Used Gear VR

compare with say, this one:

Oakland Just Recently Made Pinball Legal

The latter clearly lays out what you can expect, the former is pure clickbait. You're not given any information about who is doing what. Is it the next big AAA game by a big developer or some indie puzzle game with novelty graphics I won't ever play? It's the same as if Patrick had written the Oakland article as "You Won't Believe What This U.S. State Has Just Recently Legalised".

Edited by AMyggen

@borklund: What about reading "Darknet is a cyberpunk-influenced VR puzzle game that's been in development for over a year. Designer E McNeill has been messing with Samsung's Gear VR device for months, and spoke with us about VR's transition to mobile." too? Still too unclear? I would see your point (but still no agreed with it) if that wasn't there, but it is. Read that shit before clicking the link and decide if you want to click or not, it's right there on the front page and on the podcast feed.

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..was moving this to the Bombin' the A.M. feed intentional?

Posted by SSully

@amyggen said:

@borklund said:

What is it with Patrick lately and his clickbaity article headlines?

@zipperface said:

Enjoyed the interview, but the Buzzfeed style clickbait headlines you've been doing are a real bummer.

What's click bait-y about this headline? That developer has indeed already used Gear VR, and this interview is about that. Combine it with "Darknet is a cyberpunk-influenced VR puzzle game that's been in development for over a year. Designer E McNeill has been messing with Samsung's Gear VR device for months, and spoke with us about VR's transition to mobile." and you know exactly what you're getting here.

Answer: They have no clue what clickbait means.