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Oculus v. Vive Review: My VR Spin

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I tried them both and now from different perspectives and I know the immediate difference! First, I have to say the best thing that the VR industry has done is set up inside of Microsoft store for public experience. I like that they are at Best Buy and Samsung as well but Microsoft sets the Monitor in the midst of passersby and that has been great for the adaptation and awareness of use Virtual Reality use. b2ap3_thumbnail_virtial-reality.JPG

I love to see people of all ages being wowed by their first experience with virtual reality. The Microsoft Oculus experience is unique, in that, they put you on a mark for the middle of the mall and dress your head with the headset. The monitor shows onlookers what you see as well in 2-D. You are submerged in the 360 environment where everything looks real. It's truly amazing! I just love it! The depth of detail is just so amazing. It reminds me of the Virtual Reality ride at Six Flags over Georgia (older blog/ different platform). 


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There are a few things that are truly frightening, like the Dinosaur encounter and the depth perception challenge at the top of a building. You are hundreds of feet in the air and standing on a narrow scaffolding! Terrifying for some. This is a good time to mention parental guidance is suggested. I loved it, but I was afraid to walk to the edge and look down, but I did look down. I just did not really move too far!

 

The major difference to me from Oculus to Vive, is the experience. The Vive is just better! The Oculus gets it accomplished but the Vive really takes you there and makes it really. The two hand engagement on Vive leaves any and all Oculus users wanting more. Vive is simply a lot more interactive than Oculus. I think Oculus is good to look at. I always said that once the world see HaloLens, Oculus was done for unless Facebook integrated it into its platform but they did not and I believe that this could also be the end of Facebook! My prediction... I said it first! 

 

I really would like to have the Microsoft VR gaming console now before they release HaloLens next year. They are currently retailing around $600 but the come with 1000 games and wow! I just want it! I truly believe once people see what HaloLens does, they will have no issue with finding their place with VR or the VR/AR (Augmented Reality)combo. This is a whole entire universe we will be able to create ourselves and that is big business just waiting to happen to the tune of billions already. You can find your hot new Virtual Reality gaming console and headset, just in time for the holiday season at Microsoft you can also look on Amazon or at BestBuy along many other retailers!

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