I did it. I told my wife this morning that I was going to buy a VR headset later today when we go to the shops. Not 100% sure they will have one in stock, but I will try all the same. I might have to go back and collect it the next day.
I decided to opt for the 128gb version as I can’t see myself needing to download and constantly use lots of apps or games. I watched a video the other day on YouTube where they said that having the 256gb version is only really useful if you are downloading movies to watch offline, which I can’t see myself doing. I was thinking of getting the better official head strap as it is 50% off if I buy it at the same time, but there are plenty of cheaper 3rd party ones available on Amazon, with battery packs and better speakers built in. Possibly a good upgrade as a Christmas present, if my interest lasts that long.
I even downloaded the Oculus app to my phone and signed up ready. It also gave me a chance to look at the games and apps on offer, the prices and the space they need. However, I will be setting up piracy as soon as possible. It seems there are easy to use apps that you can just use to download and install stuff from a list, so I won’t be buying much. There are some games and apps that are not crackable, so there might be some I buy in the end.
I wonder if using a cracked version of Eleven Table Tennis will let me win against @therealbrandonwilson? Either that, or I can use it as an excuse as to why I lose all of the time. "Must be that dodgy version I installed… it’s not working right!"😉
I have reflected a little on my feelings of deciding to get one and I feel that I will be more excited for others to use it than me. I can imagine my younger son using it to explore the world as he loves games like GeoGuesser. I wonder if it will become something I don’t use that much. We shall see. I decided that I don’t have too much fun in my life, not many “drugs” to fill my metaphorical holes, not much “wow factor” any more. I hope that VR will allow me to get something out of it.
I don’t know anything about pirated software. I’m only using the approved stuff. Too much work to circumvent the standard installs to save a few pennies. I shall see you at the Eleven Table Tennis table!
The store I planned to buy from doesn’t hold any in stock, they are only available online. So I came back empty handed and am now considering it as a sign I wasn’t meant to get one.
Don’t they have some refund policy where you can get your 30 days’ worth and then return it?
From what I’ve seen the official “better” head strap likes to break. A third party strap with a battery pack sounds like a better choice.
@therealbrandonwilson Just ordered from Amazon - will be here tomorrow! I do have 30 days return policy on it too, just in case I change my mind again.
@Winkletter - yeah, I saw some stuff about that issue on YouTube. I will see how I get on with the stock one and upgrade at a later date to a 3rd party one if needs be.