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Yeah, I was going to come back and say try using a store/credit card discount where they give you a percentage off to spend on anything.

Yeah, most of the Oculus store sales aren't good. They want you to buy a bundle sale and most of the time they put a game that most people have already. The only good thing that I've got were discount codes. Like OCULUS30. I bought Saints and Sinners with that discount. I couldn't see paying 39 for it when I already have the Steam VR version. Their PCVR store sales were bad before the Quest, but now I've picked up some great games for 19.99 like Asgards Wrath.
If I see Robo Recall or Asgards Wrath at 20, I might think about it.

The thing is Steam's regional price is a godsend and I'm not locked to a headset. Average daily wage here is 10 USD a day. That $40 USD price theyre asking is A LOT.
 

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If I see Robo Recall or Asgards Wrath at 20, I might think about it.

The thing is Steam's regional price is a godsend and I'm not locked to a headset. Average daily wage here is 10 USD a day. That $40 USD price theyre asking is A LOT.
Asgards Wrath is well worth 20. Hel Robo Recall is as well. Plus Robo Recall is cross-buy. If you get a Quest 2 later then it will be in your library.

I received the three Star Wars: Vader Immortal games as a freebie with the Oculus Quest v1. I still don’t think I even started the last one. They are decent experiences from what I’ve played.

Personally, I have a bit of an aversion to buying Oculus exclusive titles so I haven’t actually purchased any. Not one.

I wanted to play Lone Echo and Stormland VR but again I prefer to just buy Steam Games.

Part of the reasoning here is that I didn’t want to amass a VR game library that was VR HMD specific. Also note that if you buy the Oculus Quest 2 and never buy Oculus titles you’re kind of sticking it to FaceBook if they really are selling at a loss. If true, that is something I can live with :)
I really enjoyed Vader Immortal. I bought the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and it's really good as well, but I have not finished it. I need to buy Stormland when it goes back on sale. There is a new Bowling game coming out tomorrow called ForeVR Bowl and they are saying it's the next Wii bowling.. I'm going to pick it up to play with my family.
 
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Asgards Wrath is well worth 20. Hel Robo Recall is as well. Plus Robo Recall is cross-buy. If you get a Quest 2 later then it will be in your library.


I really enjoyed Vader Immortal. I bought the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and it's really good as well, but I have not finished it. I need to buy Stormland when it goes back on sale. There is a new Bowling game coming out tomorrow called ForeVR Bowl and they are saying it's the next Wii bowling.. I'm going to pick it up to play with my family.
The first time I saw Vader in VR - I was intimidated. (I'm not tall) That goes to show how well they wrote the sequences. That's what I dont like with Oculus. They have exclusives that are for specific headsets. I understand the ARM/x86 problem but they could have done it better.

My problem is I can get the quest 2 if I can sell my Rift S. However, even if I sell it at crackhead price its a pretty slim market for anyone who can run VR PC games locally.
 

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The first time I saw Vader in VR - I was intimidated. (I'm not tall) That goes to show how well they wrote the sequences. That's what I dont like with Oculus. They have exclusives that are for specific headsets. I understand the ARM/x86 problem but they could have done it better.

My problem is I can get the quest 2 if I can sell my Rift S. However, even if I sell it at crackhead price its a pretty slim market for anyone who can run VR PC games locally.
I actually played all of the Vader games on my Vive using ReVive and had no issue. What I don't like are the exclusives for Quest 2 that the Rift/IRift S can't play. Vader immortal is good on Quest 2 but it's better on PCVR. I think the new Star War Galaxy's Edge would be even better on PCVR. I really like the Jurassic World game but I really wanted it to have real-life visuals. After playing it I like the cell shading and it works but someday I would like better visuals.

Oh and talking about intimidated by Vader.. lol I wasn't intimidated but I'm 6'3", 270 lb's and I work out 4-5 days of the week and Vader dwarfs me... lol In most games I'm taller than most enemy's but the scale in Vader is really good. I think selling your Rift S is a good option if you want wireless pcvr and you want a standalone HMD. Now if your goal is to only play PCVR then your Rift S is still a great option, but I can say after using my Quest 2 I do notice the lower screen resolution on my Rift S now when I use it.

Plus, all of the updates like hand tracking, health tracker, 90hz, 120hz, Air-Link make the Quest 2 an amazing piece of hardware for $299. I can say after the 120hz update and Air-Link I don't even want an Index right now.
 
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I actually played all of the Vader games on my Vive using ReVive and had no issue. What I don't like are the exclusives for Quest 2 that the Rift/IRift S can't play. Vader immortal is good on Quest 2 but it's better on PCVR. I think the new Star War Galaxy's Edge would be even better on PCVR. I really like the Jurassic World game but I really wanted it to have real-life visuals. After playing it I like the cell shading and it works but someday I would like better visuals.

Oh and talking about intimidated by Vader.. lol I wasn't intimidated but I'm 6'3", 270 lb's and I work out 4-5 days of the week and Vader dwarfs me... lol In most games I'm taller than most enemy's but the scale in Vader is really good. I think selling your Rift S is a good option if you want wireless pcvr and you want a standalone HMD. Now if your goal is to only play PCVR then your Rift S is still a great option, but I can say after using my Quest 2 I do notice the lower screen resolution on my Rift S now when I use it.

Plus, all of the updates like hand tracking, health tracker, 90hz, 120hz, Air-Link make the Quest 2 an amazing piece of hardware for $299. I can say after the 120hz update and Air-Link I don't even want an Index right now.
Quest 2 is such good value it is scary. After all it is bad to have monopoly in the VR market too.

I may continue having two VR tech at home. The quest 2 and the light house based. I am researching Vive Pro 2 if they managed to have a good wireless option.

Index controllers are still best in class though
 

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Quest 2 is such good value it is scary. After all it is bad to have monopoly in the VR market too.

I may continue having two VR tech at home. The quest 2 and the light house based. I am researching Vive Pro 2 if they managed to have a good wireless option.

Index controllers are still best in class though
Yeah, I don't like a monopoly either but it's the nature of it. They are trying to be the console of VR which is fine and it's the same risk with any console. It's getting to be pretty exciting knowing the PSVR 2 is coming. There are already rumors of Valve's next HMD which we might get an official announcement from Valve this year. I think we could see something before September. It could have a standalone option and have BCI with eye-tracking. People are saying they might release something in the form of a new head strap with the standalone hardware in the back of the HMD for the current Index as well.

I do know one thing and that the next Valve HMD won't be cheap.. lol Also, we have the Quest 2 Pro to look forward to as well. I hope it's modular enough that we can upgrade our current Quest 2 to a Pro. I don't think the Pro will have anything better than the XR2 chip. I would wait for the next Valve hmd or the Quest 2 pro before I would buy a Vive Pro 2. The biggest letdown for the Vive Pro 2 is that it doesn't have eye-tracking. We should see a lot of Reviews today. I believe the NDA lifted today because Sabastian from MRTV has already put out a through-the-lens video and it looks really good but VoodooDE VR has already bashed the Vive Pro 2 and it looks like he has already broken his...



 
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I doubt we'll ever see a sale on the Quest 2. It's already being sold at a loss. I have received discount codes for the app store and they do have software sales.
Speak of the devil,....

While the Oculus Quest 2 isn't on sale, they (Newegg) have just offered a bundle with an included ~$25 gift card.

Almost useless $25 adidas Gift Card but its not nothing,....
 
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I just side loaded air-link on the quest 1 and it works great. Glad they finally got a work around for original quest headsets to enjoy all the games without using a cable.
 

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I just side loaded air-link on the quest 1 and it works great. Glad they finally got a work around for original quest headsets to enjoy all the games without using a cable.
Awesome! The Quest makes a great PCVR HMD as well with it's OLED screens. Don't forget to add your Quest to your System Specs.
 
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