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  1. BigRedRage

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    I figure it needs its own thread. I just picked up an oculus quest 2 last night. Between tutorials for an hour last night and goofing off today, I am absolutely stunned by how engrossing this thing is. I just popped in on to play something and by the time I took it off, realized 90 minutes went by of me floating around in a zero g space station, using thrusters and hand power to push myself around all while I stand in my living room and try not to fall down due to the situation my brain thinks it is in.

    It now has multibuser support so I need to make some more fake facebook profiles.

    I've tried demos for super hot and beat saber and figure those are must buys.

    I tried roller coaster games but they make me a bit nauseous. I want to find a great boxing game too as it should be fun plus a nice cardio workout.

    What games do you guys love? Is the walking dead saints and sinners worth the price tag?

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    I'm mixed on games for my Quest. I need ones that don't have a lot of movement. It gives me motion sickness bad if I try something that's running around. Games I have and my recommendations on them:

    Must have:
    Beat Saber - it's the reason to have a VR headset. When you buy it head over to bsaber.com for how to patch it so that you can add custom songs and they have a huge library. I can give you some song recommendations if you do on ones I think are fun to play. There's a lot of junk ones so you have to sift through them a bit and try out.

    Audica - It's another music rhythm game but you have a gun in each hand and are shooting different types of targets. There are some custom songs for it too but the library is a lot smaller than BeatSaber's. I'd get Beat Saber first for that reason.

    Top Golf Putting - It's basically mini-golf and then has some side games that are similar to what you play at Top Golf. Surprisingly fun and I'm not a golfer.

    Mixed on:
    Myst - I want to love this since I loved the original game and it should be great in VR. I'm mixed on it because in free movement mode I get motion sickness. In the the jump to move mode it's good but I find moving around a little tedious.

    TaiChi - It's nice, a bit relaxing, and easy to use. I put it in mixed mainly because I never think of loading it up. I got it on sale though and had a credit (Oculus randomly gives me $10 ones) so I got it cheap. I'd buy again if I had that deal.

    PokerStars VR - Sort of the same thing as TaiChi, just never think of playing it. It's free though so cost to check it out.

    No go games:
    Pistol Whip - motion sickness
    There's also a bunch of games I never tried like Population: One because I know from their trailer that I'll get sick.

    Non-Games:
    Skybox - video playing that can access my NAS. It's cool to watch videos on it at times.
    YouTube VR - They have some cool 360 videos on it plus you can watch your normal YT content.
    Firefox VR - Gotta have a web browser. Don't use it a ton though.
     
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    Thanks! So far motion bothers me too. I had no idea about side loading music into beatsaber, thats a big deal as good music would help a lot. I just read all about the walking dead game and it sounds awesome but its also a deep, many hour type of game that I'm not sure I can hack yet.

    I'm also waiting for the head strap upgrade that comes with a battery before I buy the upgrade. I'm also hoping the upgraded headstrap helps my 6 year old as she has trouble keeping the oculus on her head with her tiny nose.
     
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    Yeah, being able to side load music is huge for it. It's pretty much all I play on it anymore. Can't tell you the last time I played a built in song.

    Careful on your 6 year old. There's always warning for VR headsets about letting children use them due to eyesight development. You'll find people also claiming that it's not a big deal. I'd recommend doing a little research on it and deciding how you want to do it with your child. I'd probably allow it but air on the side of caution by limiting use.
     
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    For sure. Occasional use, definitely no long term gaming for her. She rode a roller coaster last night and liked it okay but then I put her in the first steps tutorial and her jaw dropped several times. It was quite fun.

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    The Star Trek VR Bridge Simulator is sweet as hell, but ya gotta be a nerd. :)
     
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    I was recommended a plank game, bridge sim reminds me of that. In the plank game, you walk out of empire state buildings on a plank. Sounds horrifying.

    "richies plank experience"

    Apparently if you push 666 in the elevator, you exit the building into nightmare mode.
     
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    Do you just get to walk around the bridge, or can you actually play around?
     
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    You can play complete missions. Best if a real person is in each bridge role.
     
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    @BigRedRage The VR app I was talking about in the other thread is called Cosmic Flow. It's not on the official store though. You have to side load it through SideQuest. Also, it unfortunately looks like it's busted right now. I can't get it to launch correctly. The last update to it was in September and I'm wondering if one of the last Quest updates broke it. There was a positive review from about 4 days ago so maybe you'll have better luck.
     
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    So I got richies plank experience and nightmare mode is now my favorite way to let someone try VR for the first time. It is freaky as all hell and hilarious to watch from the outside.

    I purchased beat saber because you kinda have to, its just solid. I went on the oculus store and superhot was 30% off so YOLO and nabbed that up. I also found a boxing game titled thrill of the fight. I only did the first boxing match but I was sweating bullets by the time I was done. The game is only $10, very very highly reviewed and everyone said it was a hell of a workout, even crossfit trainers so that was an easy buy.
     
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    also, virtual desktop is now an official app on oculus. Now, instead of buying the $80 cord, you can pay $20 for virtual desktop and stream higher level VR games from a gaming computer to your quest. The cord probably works a little better but it has a cord.
     

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