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#1 JKor

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

Thinking of getting a VR setup for the kids for Xmas. Worth it?

Would need PC+headset, so kind of a big investment.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:09 PM

You need a quite strong PC, AFAIK.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

Yup. Probably close to a grand just for the PC.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:30 PM

ETA:  They'd probably be ecstatic with a Switch, but Daddy likes to go for the gusto.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

ETA: They'd probably be ecstatic with a Switch, but Daddy likes to go for the gusto.


The switch is really cool. Ours gets a ton of use.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:02 PM

I don't know much about the switch except that it's portable and can connect to the TV.  Is this the kind of thing I need two of for two kids?


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

Yup. Probably close to a grand just for the PC.

my buddy at work has $600 alone in his Vid Card, $200 Mobo, $300 RAM, $250 Processor, $300 in SSDs, $350 in his headset, water cooling, etc


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

I don't know much about the switch except that it's portable and can connect to the TV. Is this the kind of thing I need two of for two kids?


Nope both can play each other and the only thing to buy is a game. It actually comes with 2 controllers. The kid and I play Mario Kart head to head all the time.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:41 PM

Yup. Probably close to a grand just for the PC.

 

my buddy at work has $600 alone in his Vid Card, $200 Mobo, $300 RAM, $250 Processor, $300 in SSDs, $350 in his headset, water cooling, etc

 

I think JKor might have been taking a jab at George. :)

 

A VR system is on the list to build...but that's like a $3k to $4k budget...so it's a bit further down on the list.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:48 PM

I think JKor might have been taking a jab at George. :)

A VR system is on the list to build...but that's like a $3k to $4k budget...so it's a bit further down on the list.


You can almost get an el Camino for that..
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:26 PM

I think JKor might have been taking a jab at George. :)

 

A VR system is on the list to build...but that's like a $3k to $4k budget...so it's a bit further down on the list.

I just spitballed those numbers, I'm sure he's closer to $3K than $2K.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:33 PM

I would get the switch with a bunch of games. VR is not going to be something they can do with their friends. It may seem cool, but is it what they really want, or what you really want?
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:09 PM

You can get the basic recommended requirements for a VR setup around $1000. My kids aren't heavy gaming at all so it would be just a start with VR. The 14yo's PC can run it fine i'm sure but she doesn't let anyone touch it. I'm contemplating getting the older kid the Rift to use with her PC and the younger kids a standalone Go.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:10 AM

You can get the basic recommended requirements for a VR setup around $1000. My kids aren't heavy gaming at all so it would be just a start with VR. The 14yo's PC can run it fine i'm sure but she doesn't let anyone touch it. I'm contemplating getting the older kid the Rift to use with her PC and the younger kids a standalone Go.

Does not compute.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:15 AM

For their age group video games are pretty social events with friends. Mico has an Xbox one so all of his gaming friends are Xbox one gamers, he has friends with PS4 and Switch, but never games with them.

How many kids can they VR with, if any? Are you removing probably the aspect they enjoy the best about gaming, playing with friends, just for cool tech? You might want to have that discussion.

Edited by Zaphod_Beeblebrox, 09 November 2018 - 06:16 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:05 AM

I like VR a lot.

IMO... not worth it yet. VR games have not yet matured and mostly consist of lame mini-games. Give it a year.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:19 AM

Does not compute.

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I like VR a lot.

IMO... not worth it yet. VR games have not yet matured and mostly consist of lame mini-games. Give it a year.

 

True enough. Tho I really have to watch myself doing vr. It sometimes will screw with my head.


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#18 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:36 AM

The does not compute comment was about the possibility of a child having something that they wouldn't let anybody else touch.  We never allowed that kind of possessiveness in our children.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:00 AM

The does not compute comment was about the possibility of a child having something that they wouldn't let anybody else touch. We never allowed that kind of possessiveness in our children.



Hmmm...interesting. I don't see the problem.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:16 AM

George is raising little communists! :D
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