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BladeRunner
Queensland
2749 posts

Facebook has slashed the price of the Oculus Rift at the moment. I am tempted to get one.

The price is $449 USD. Which converts to $571.77 Australian dollarydoos.

Lifehacker also mentioned it. https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/07/oculus-rift-is-now-cheaper-than-ever/

PS - I just found out that it can be had for cheaper on Amazon at $399 but then you got to factor in $67.56 for shipping


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cnnnnnn
Other International
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yeah look's good

it's another $60 for the tracker to add room scale mode

it might be slightly cheaper shipping via Auspost's ShopMate
08:04am 15/08/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2750 posts
Apparently there is no shipping on the rift if you buy it from their store, they have a warehouse with them in here in Aus, I think.

So, does anyone here have a Rift or vive? What are your thoughts?
09:27am 16/08/17 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1202 posts
The problem with the oculus store is actually getting an order. People are being skipped and the delays are in months. I cancelled my direct order and used the method above ( shopmate ) and it ended up ~$200 cheaper.
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cnnnnnn
Other International
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yeah it's the only way to do it that doesn't get you on backorder by direct ordering

i had one on direct order back in 2015 and they still weren't able to ship it after e-mails back and forth of shipping explanation, it's like they had no idea; oh unless it was going to be a quantity order.

the vive is pretty good despite it being heavier and less easy to access the good gravy content that Oculus secured early on with the VR publishers for exclusivity, which is not cool

the HTC tracker and knuckles remote for the vive are pretty awesome though, which the Rift doesn't have tracking inclusion or even plans for afaik

Lone Echo is pretty surreal, although i'm not sure if fun is the right description of it, it's definately the best VR story playable to date
02:31pm 16/08/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23867 posts
I've never tried a vive, but the oculus, with the touch remotes, blows my mind. I was extremely skeptical of VR, I had put it in the same novelty gimmick basket as motion controls, but after trying an oculus with the touch remotes I'm a convert. This s*** feels like the future.
06:25pm 16/08/17 Permalink
cnnnnnn
Other International
9 posts
yeah Khel i've read similar sentiment all across the Steam forums or tech blogs, basically everywhere but the social media slaw
07:22pm 16/08/17 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12247 posts
I'd be cutting the price of the rift too if you look at how the Vive is dominating them on the steam stats. Last time I looked it was 70% Vive.
10:08am 17/08/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2752 posts
I will be raining my piggy bank and seeing how much extra money I can put towards it. I don't have a lot of room in my PC room but there could be enough for non-roomscale VR. Or I could get my old PC with my 970 and use that in a pinch. I will have to clean up the PC room, too much s*** everywhere.
02:50pm 17/08/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23870 posts
I'd be cutting the price of the rift too if you look at how the Vive is dominating them on the steam stats. Last time I looked it was 70% Vive.


Yeah, but that's also probably because a lot of rift games are played through the oculus store/app. Proper official rift support in Steam VR is a relatively recent thing I think, but yeah I have barely played anything through steam on the rift. Played Everspace on steam and everything else through the oculus front end
02:52pm 17/08/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2753 posts
I will probably get it in 14 days or so. I think. I used that Shopmate thing you guys were talking about too.

http://i.imgur.com/iNxolJ2.jpg
09:25am 19/08/17 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1204 posts
Mine just got the notification from shopmate that mine had arrived. Payment done and on it's way. :D

Estimated arrival date
28 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017

11:36am 19/08/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23875 posts
The oculus app has its own friend list, add me when you get in there, Khelzor. I pretty much don't know anyone else who actually owns one, so I haven't really done any multiplayer at all, so I'm keen if anyone wants to do some co-op stuff or Star Trek Bridge Crew or whatever
01:00pm 19/08/17 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4289 posts
the Vive distribution has been excellent though

just like their content agreements with pubs the Oculus marketing approach has been very brand centric and that has f***ed their acceptance in the $400+ tech buyers already confused by this shift to a VR focus and the pricepointing of it

how good is ShopMate, the parcel lockers must get paid for by the clearing rates though. idk it’s the best thing Post has done since iconifying the moped
01:26pm 19/08/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16772 posts
Anyone buying a Rift hit me up and I'll sling you an alpha key for my game. I don't have one and would like to see how well / poorly the control scheme maps to the Rift using SteamVR.
05:55pm 20/08/17 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1205 posts
Would be happy to check it out. My Rift is still in delivery but should be here by Friday.
11:07am 21/08/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16773 posts
Cool cool

Maybe the new build will be up then :| Havent published one since umm January hahah I keep adding new things :(
05:39pm 21/08/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2754 posts
I probably would have been better off just letting my Rift ship by UPS or whatever from Amazon. Shopmate wants 107 for postage which is more than the $54 it got when using their shipping calculator and also more than the $67 USD that amazon would have charged for global shipping. No idea how you guys saved money using it lol.
02:02pm 26/08/17 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4300 posts
yeah it’s dodgey but you just declare the value as less than the actual
05:26pm 26/08/17 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1206 posts
Rift arrived yesterday and I'm very impressed. Needs a larger variety of games across the VR range though. So many zombie shooters. :/
12:52pm 30/08/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23885 posts
Star Trek Bridge Crew is 50% off on Steam at the moment too
02:45pm 30/08/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2766 posts
I got mine the other day, finally. When I first put it on and started that Oculus demo thing, I just kept chuckling to myself about how cool this was. Also....VR porn on VR headset is pretty amazing. Just putting that out there lol. I have not played many games yet, I have tried H3 and its pretty cool but I just need to adjust it to make it work well and to work out how to get the wrist menu working.
07:35pm 07/09/17 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1207 posts
Lone Echo has to be the coolest thing on the Rift I've played so far.
02:16pm 08/09/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23894 posts

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/8/24/16197888/htc-vive-business-spinoff-sale-rumor

Potential Google vs Facebook VR competition, could be good for competition, solid backing for them to really push Vive hard
10:45am 09/09/17 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
2773 posts
After waring the rift for a while, the foam gets a little uncomfortable. I went online for solutions and I see that VRcover is a thing and you can buy them. I was thinking of a more DIY solution to this problem and someone on Reddit made their own and it was good enough. So I might do the same. Any of you guys have VRcover things or something else like it?
12:44am 13/09/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23899 posts
Yeah, I haven't got one yet, but I've been looking at them. As well as VR Cover, there is this one too https://widmovr.com/
10:50am 13/09/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16782 posts
I got a bit crafty and made some of my own.

Was a fun project!
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