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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 16:57 
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I'm vaguely tempted right now. Like you, my TV is 1080p (and I have no interest in 4k) but the improvements at 1080p are starting to arrive (Fallout 4 just got a really big patch, for example) and it seems lots of VR games are using the extra power. I suspect this will become more and more significant as time goes on. On the other hand, console noise pisses me off, and I've heard the Pro is as loud as my launch-generation PS4. So I might try and hold out for a hopefully quieter v2 hardware revision. I probably won't though.


Actually, that's pertinent information for your question I hadn't considered: my non-Pro PS4 was the original version rather than the slim so I'm comparing the Pro to that. If the original model Ps4 bothered you then there's definitely more chance the Pro will I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 17:00 
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Actually, that's pertinent information for your question I hadn't considered: my non-Pro PS4 was the original version rather than the slim so I'm comparing the Pro to that. If the original model Ps4 bothered you then there's definitely more chance the Pro will I suppose.

Yes, indeed. It's something I already live with, and it's not the end of the world, but the whiny high-speed fans console designers favour (except the Xbox One) irritate me. I went so far as to upgrade both my 360s late in their life to the quietest "Jasper" chipset ones, which involves fun and games in Game as I demanded to examine the box to work out which version I was holding.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 18:34 
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I watched the trailer video for Wildlands. Nope, nope, noppity nope. That looks like it would be far too much for me in VR.


Yeah, I'm far from convinced it would work myself and probably it'll get knocked down and then off my list as more VR games become available.


I own windlands for the vive.

Frankly, my main complaint with it is that it's just a bit boring.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 19:56 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I'm vaguely tempted right now. Like you, my TV is 1080p (and I have no interest in 4k) but the improvements at 1080p are starting to arrive (Fallout 4 just got a really big patch, for example) and it seems lots of VR games are using the extra power. I suspect this will become more and more significant as time goes on. On the other hand, console noise pisses me off, and I've heard the Pro is as loud as my launch-generation PS4. So I might try and hold out for a hopefully quieter v2 hardware revision. I probably won't though.


I can't say I've noticed any noise from mine, at all. Obviously, the only point of reference I have is a non jasper (I think) 360, and it's virtually silent compared to that. I'll have a proper listen tonight if I get a chance to play.

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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
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I have the slim non pro and it is silent, except for the few times it runs the cd player up, eden then it is very quiet.

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I have the slim non pro and it is silent, except for the few times it runs the cd player up, eden then it is very quiet.

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Bobbyaro wrote:
I have the slim non pro and it is silent, except for the few times it runs the cd player up, eden then it is very quiet.

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I have the slim non pro and it is silent, except for the few times it runs the cd player up, eden then it is very quiet.

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You have fucking got to be joking ne

It's got a CD player


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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 21:41 
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I have no ps4 at all, but other people I know say the pro is much quieter than... Amateur?

Seems like there might be significantly variable build quality going on?


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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 17:16 
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@doccyg. I can confirm that my pro is as near as damn silent, apart from the occasional click or whir from the drive. No fan noise at all as far as I could tell, and this was with it sitting on top of the unit that holds the TV, not in a cupboard beneath.

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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/b ... ej508r6vSF

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It turns out Mr. House was too cautious. The headset, PlayStation VR, has been scarce in many stores, especially in Japan, since it went on sale in October. In an interview at his Silicon Valley office on Friday, Mr. House revealed PlayStation VR’s sales for the first time, saying consumers had purchased 915,000 of the headsets as of Feb. 19, roughly four months after it went on sale.

Sony’s internal goal was to sell one million of the headsets in its first six months, by mid-April. The company will almost certainly surpass that forecast. “You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished,” said Mr. House, describing the scene in Japan, one of the largest games markets.

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Sony’s primary competitors, Oculus from Facebook and HTC, have not disclosed sales of their premium headsets. One research firm, SuperData Research, estimates there were 243,000 Oculus Rift headsets and 420,000 HTC Vive headsets sold by the end of last year.
So PSVR has very possibly outsold Rift and Vive combined, in a much shorter space of time during which it was often out of stock. Pretty impressive for Sony.


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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 18:59 
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Apparently there's a few more demos for VR games available if you make an account on the Hong Kong PSN store:

https://www.reddit.com/r/PSVR/comments/ ... the_demos/


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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:11 
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It's certainly impressive, although given the difference in entry cost (and "pre-installed" market base) not entirely unsurprising.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:19 
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And let's not forget that Microsoft claimed the original Kinect sold billions and billions of units and look at how that panned out.

Hopefully the Playstation techno hat will do better. Like every peripheral, it needs some killer software on it to attract the masses.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:21 
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I still wish the Kinect had been bundled with the Bone. It's way better than the Playstation camera (I especially miss the physical tracking).

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 Post subject: Re: Techno hats - now available for PS4
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I still wish the Kinect had been bundled with the Bone. It's way better than the Playstation camera (I especially miss the physical tracking).


Yeah, because bundling it worked wonders with the Xbox One....

Seriously though, the voice integration on the Xbox One is top notch. Almost worth the price of the Kinect alone (I did only pay £30 for mine though so that helped)


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Kinect *was* bundled with the XB1, for the first year or so.


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It was more like six months. I shall rephrase:

I still wish the Kinect had been bundled with the Bone forever, because then people might have done some really cool stuff with it.

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It was more like six months. I shall rephrase:

I still wish the Kinect had been bundled with the Bone forever, because then people might have done some really cool stuff with it.

Probably not. It would have just meant the Bone suffered even poorer sales.


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I have a Kinect but have rarely used it for games. There is one game which is ace though. It's called Fru.

It's basically a platformer but your shadow needs to make the platforms and block out obstacles for your character to pass through. I haven't described that very well but it's a novel use of the Kinect. The only one I can think of mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:17 
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I regularly play OG Kinect games with the kids on the 360. Great fun.


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I regularly play OG Kinect games with the kids on the 360. Great fun.


Oh yeah, that reminds me. They're a bit young now but my kids have played Fruit Ninja on it. They're a bit small for the Kinect to recognise them but we got their in the end and they loved it.


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That reminds me, I need to get Fruit Ninja VR on the Rift seeing as it's one of the greatest games of all time as voted by Beex members.


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That reminds me, I need to get Fruit Ninja VR on the Rift seeing as it's one of the greatest games of all time as voted by idiots.

I wouldn't trust them, they rated Try Not To Fart as one of the very best games of all time.


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Robo Recall is pretty damn gud.

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Robo Recall is pretty damn gud.

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