CharlesAlanRatliff's forum posts

#1 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -
#2 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

Excellent work. Can't wait for what you do next.

#3 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

@rethla said:

Good stuff. Only 10 days until i can pick up mine. Also you got the best wiring i have ever seen, rolling out that network cable like your laying down telelines to the frontline bunker in ww2 :D

Haha, thanks! It's becoming more and more difficult to close the doors, however. I think I've reached my cable limit.

#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

@gleasonryan: At my UPS Customer Center to jack my Xbox One?!

#5 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

lmao you should have done a second take! tapped the box closed and everything haha.

after all the great demoing @patrickklepek did, i just couldnt help myself. i just ordered one recently. how's the weight while wearing it @charlesalanratliff? my biggest concerns are eye strain/motion sickness/neckstrain. can you comment on your experiences?

also for somereason im not completly clear about this, but can you run your normal display out put to these? or do you need a dedicated separate monitor? thanks!

The weight is very light and shouldn't cause any issues. I've never had neck strain or anything from using it, though I've never worn it for more than 40 minutes at a time (and that's just because none of the things I've played have that much content or due to motion sickness). I doubt that part will be a problem.

The first time I used it my eyes were messed up for a little while afterward. I made a post on Twitter after taking it off and had a difficult time just typing the message out because my vision was so screwed up. I didn't realize until hours later that I had made a typo! I've never really had any issues after that, however.

Motion sickness has been an issue (something I've never had a problem with before in my life), but only in demos or games where the direction your head is facing is separate from that of your body. I get sick when I press forward to move straight but go in a different direction because I didn't realize my body was not facing forward like my head was. Different games handle this differently, and I don't have issues when the head and body always face the same direction. The demo that has made me the most sick is Museum of the Microstar. It gets bad near the end!:

I don't remember which one, but there was another demo where I actually felt sick the entire next day after playing it.

And yes, you can use your normal display.

I try and make sure I don't play on an empty stomach and have a glass of Apple Juice nearby to help with any stomach issues I may have.

#6 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

He has good taste in games.

Awesome you got to interview him, Patrick.

#7 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

I was really looking forward to GTA Online but still haven't touched it due to all the issues I keep hearing about. Now I extra don't want to play. Hopefully all of this will get fixed soon.

#8 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -
#9 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

@karkarov said:

Wearing that headset has got to be murder on your neck.

Nah, not at all! It's surprisingly light.

#10 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

@karkarov said:

Wearing that headset has got to be murder on your neck.

Nah, not at all! It's surprisingly light.