htc vive

  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Castles Made of Sand: VR, PC Gaming, and Hype

    Computer Business Review has an opinion piece up today lamenting what they see as some in the media calling VR in 2016 a flop, after they themselves were responsible for hyping it up the first place. They want to set the record and expectations straight, pointing out that PC VR Gaming is a...
  2. cageymaru

    VR Sales Top $1.8 Billion in 2016

    According to VR sales data compiled by Unity Games, VR sales toppled the $1.8 billion plateau in 2016 after impressively amassing a total of 6.3 million devices sold. On the PC, $718 million was spent. Mobile accumulated $687 million in sales followed by console with $411 million in sales...
  3. L

    How do you pixel peepers deal with the low res?

    So, finally had a chance to spend a day with the Vive, and I personally just can not get past the resolution, it is a total immersion breaker for me. I totally get it, the hardware just isn't there yet to support 4k on each eye, it's a long way off to push those resolutions @ 90fps... But coming...
  4. T

    Quick questions for Vive owners

    I'd like to get a consumer VR solution at some point (I currently only have the DK2) and I've noticed the software end of things of the Rift definitely pisses me off. The thing is, I have no idea if it's any better on the Vive. I was hoping some Vive owners could answer these questions: 1...
  5. H

    Headphones for the HTC Vive - Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound USB Gaming Headset Any thoughts on these from Vive users. And any other recommendations appreciated. Would like to keep it around $100.
  6. H

    This Was The Year Of VR, Until AR Stole It

    Why does it always have to be one or the other? It's not like AR, as cool as the technology is, stole any of VR's thunder this year, or vice versa. In fact, I think both will coexist just fine because they are clearly different products targeting different markets. VR, AR, MR and every other...
  7. H

    GeForce GTX HTC Vive Bundle Offers Three Free VR Games

    NVIDIA has just announced a new GeForce GTX HTC Vive bundle that offers up three free VR titles with the purchase of a GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 or 1060 graphics card, system, or laptop and an HTC Vive headset. There’s no better time to jump in and immerse yourself in VR than this Holiday season...
  8. H

    HTC's Vive Studios Forms and Launches its First Game

    HTC announced today that it has launched Vive Studios to develop and publish VR games for the HTC Vive VR headset. The new studio has one game out already with more coming in the "weeks to come."
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    Owners: Are you happy with your VR purchase?

    So, I am considering picking up a Vive for the house for the holidays but I am just not sure. The tech seems pretty damned cool, but every review I read and check out, titles seem like goofy tech demos or silly little Wii games. I could be wrong, but I have yet to see anything that I think...
  10. harsaphes

    Rift now that controllers are out? or Vive?

    Trying to make a decision about where to spend my money on one of these systems. I'm all set to jump into the Vive world but I want to hear what the community here has to say now that the Rift controllers are out (or coming). Stick with original choice or go to the Darkside?
  11. S

    Conan O'Brien Tries The Vive

    Damn hilarious!!!
  12. Dayaks

    FS: HTC Vive

    SOLD I basically just set it up, configured some games, and put it away for Christmas. Wife found out about it... didn't approve and now I must let it go. $700 shipped COTUS. If you're local I can remove whatever the shipping fees are and meet you. Scranton, PA. I also travel to Philly...
  13. H

    HTC Vive Helps Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

    This is really a great story. Hopefully HTC hears about this and sends the guy a Vive for "medicinal purposes." At least that way the guy wouldn't have to make trips all the way to London just to get a 15 - 20 minute VR demo. :cool: Soar suffers from a hereditary eye condition known as...
  14. H

    The City VR Experience Gameplay

    A company called Amber Garage has developed a virtual reality experience called City VR that uses Google Earth maps to allow you to explore San Francisco like a giant. All they need now are destructible environments and they'd be all set. After that, they could add Godzilla, King Kong and Giant...
  15. W

    3d printed rifle stock for vive controller?

    Anyone tried any of these off ebay? Several of them available in the 35-50.00 range. Got the rest of my hardware on the way this week, contemplating ordering one in advance, as they appear to make sense.... One I'm looking at is titled, "HTC Vive Controller Rifle Stock V2"
  16. W

    VR hardware check

    So I'm pretty sure I'm going to move forward purchasing a HTC Vive. I haven't been pc gaming lately, so I know I'll need a new video card. Rest of specs: i7 3770k 16gb Asus p8Z77 deluxe mobo (has usb 3.0) couple ssd drives is my mobo/cpu/ram combo okay? on the fence between the gtx 1070 &...
  17. H

    Lose Weight With This HTC Vive Workout

    Here's something you might not have thought about when it comes to playing room scale VR games. You can actually use games to get some exercise and have fun at the same time. Although we own an Oculus Rift, we use the HTC Vive here for our VR performance reviews because of the fact that it does...
  18. Dayaks

    HTC Vive now or Black Friday?

    I want to get the family a Vive for Christmas. Tempted to get the Vive now. It'd give me plenty of time to set it up/drill holes in the walls, see how my headphones fit, game settings, Ect. I like Christmas presents to be immediately functional. Nothing was more of a buzz kill on Christmas...
  19. H

    Bizarre VR Game of the Day: Limberjack

    We've run across some pretty bizarre VR games in our time but I think this is the very first VR lumberjack game I've ever seen. I think they should kick this whole thing up a notch and make it a zombie chainsaw slasher or Friday the 13th game. We should make Kyle test it for our VR Leaderboard...
  20. H

    HTC Vive at Gamescom 2016

    HTC partnered with AMD this year to show off the power of the Vive at Gamescom 2016. In addition to AMD, developers such as Croteam, Mifcom, Narayana Games, VR Unicorns, and others all had VR games and simulations on display at the show. Watching people play VR games in a room scale environment...
  21. H

    Raw Data VR Shooter Review

    Those of you that enjoyed our AMD and NVIDIA GPU Vive VR Performance in Raw Data article will definitely want to check out this review of Raw Data. Even though it is still in early access, the game is getting a lot of praise from VR enthusiasts. I mean it when I say complete immersion. The...
  22. cptnjarhead

    "HTC announces VR subsidiary in the wake of heavy losses"

    HTC announces VR subsidiary in the wake of heavy losses I'm glad they see potential in VR.... hopefully we can get see some lower prices.
  23. dr.stevil

    Fallout 4 coming to HTC Vive!!!

    Looks like Bethesda is releasing an update to enable roomscale VR support in Fallout4! Amazing news to those waiting on a AAA title. I actually took a break from FO4.... I'll probably wait now. Virtual reality Fallout 4 is coming to HTC Vive in 2017
  24. cageymaru

    81 year old man goes on rampage with HTC Vive

    81 year old man goes on rampage with HTC Vive. Sorry if old.
  25. O

    Elite: Dangerous Locked to 44fps while using Vive

    Hi guys, I am having serious trouble getting Elite: Dangerous to work on the HTC Vive. I get lots of stuttering when looking around (though not while moving, oddly). EVGA precision reports 44fps in the game window that displays on the monitor. I don't know if this framerate is necessarily the...
  26. S

    some questions after a Vive demo

    I recently went to a Microsoft Store to get their demo of the Vive, 10 minutes isn't exactly much time to get a good feel for it, but alas I don't know anybody with a Vive so I could get a longer demo. I have some questions about the tech. I was really excited for VR, especially after reading...
  27. H

    HTC Vive VR Kit Review

    After messing around with various versions of the device in the past, the crew at HotHardware have finally published their thoughts and impressions of the retail version of the HTC Vive VR kit. Overall a positive review. We had experience with multiple versions of the Vive throughout its...
  28. H

    First Ever Full-Arm Tracking On The HTC Vive

    I've never heard of this company before but its full-arm tracking for the HTC Vive looks neat. The gloves track hand movement using a combination of high-tech sensors (all contained inside the glove) that allow for reliable hand and finger tracking. The company also says it will be launching an...
  29. dr.stevil

    So I wonder what the future of VR holds once people start hurting themselves

    saw this over on reddit lol While it's pretty humorous, I wonder how long it will take before someone seriously hurts themselves and, legally, goes after the hardware manufacturers or even software developer. A few feet to the right and she could of thrown herself through a glass door...
  30. cageymaru

    HTC Announce $100m ‘Accelerator’ Program for VR

    HTC Announce $100m ‘Accelerator’ Program for VR. HTC Announce $100m ‘Accelerator’ Program for VR [UPDATED] | VRFocus HTC Vive X Accelerator Program Detailed, Applications Now Open HTC Vive X Accelerator Program Detailed, Applications Now Open | VRFocus Vive X will offer developers various...
  31. H

    HTC Vive Teardown

    The crew at iFixit got their grubby little mitts on an HTC Vive and promptly tore into it. The headset got pretty high marks for repairability even though the parts are very delicate and it does use glue in some important areas.
  32. cageymaru

    Rift's 'exclusive' games and demos already running on HTC Vive

    Rift's 'exclusive' games and demos already running on HTC Vive. Rift's 'exclusive' games and demos already running on HTC Vive
  33. Sprayingmango

    Running Vive with G-Sync displays? Issues?

    Preordered my Vive and I have a question. I run 2 Asus ROG Swifts and use G-Sync on all games. I'm wondering how G-Sync + running a Vive works. The Vive itself does not use G-Sync right? So I would turn on V-Sync to maintain the 90Hz? I can basically peg any game at 144 fps with G-Sync and...
  34. U

    Favorite VR experiences

    As I'm messing around with Vive, wanted to see what are you guys liking the most on both platforms? So far, my top 3 would be: Fantastic Contraption - great use of roomscale and controllers, and seems like an actual full fun game so far Virtual Desktop - cause you need one, SteamVR desktop...
  35. grifter_66

    Vive/Rift Audio Setup Questions

    Quick question... My primary gaming PC is in my living room and doubles as an HTPC. I have it hooked up to my receiver via HDMI which is required for Dolby Digital HD/Atmos and DTS-MA/DTS-X. Originally I planned on just plugging in the headset as a display but use my existing speakers for audio...
  36. P

    Spectator Display for HTC Vive

    I need some help on how to setup or duplicate the display to a TV. I'm running 3x Dell 2312HM via displayport connected to a 980ti. So the card has one hdmi port that will be connected to the Vive. I have a 42" TV with hdmi ports that I want to connect as a spectator display. So I'm going to...
  37. D

    3DMark Update adds VRMark demo

    VRMark - The VR Benchmark from Futuremark If you have 3DMark on Steam there was an update this morning adding a "preview" version of VRMark.
  38. Chaos Machine

    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Who has one and how do you like it? I'd trust a hardocp forum members review over the likes of fortune or Gizmodo any day lol. Post thoughts, insights, and whatever else comes to mind here.
  39. H

    HTC Vive Review

    Gizmodo published a review of the HTC Vive today and, when all was said and done, they felt that it was a "beautiful machine with no good games." Another drawback? Cables. Lots of cables. Virtual reality has always been an expensive hobby. Even in 1995, when the only VR option was the Nintendo...
  40. Chaos Machine

    Htc vive orders are processing

    Just got an email today. No ship date yet but it sounds like they are ready to go for April.