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Thread: Virtual reality is here......almost

  1. #131
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    I just watched this review:



    It's telling me that Oculus Link is sending compressed video to the headset from a PC.


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    Not to be one of those people, but also Oculus are going to start making it mandatory to link a Facebook account to use the Rift. I'm less than thrilled about that.

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    Iím ok with it. I already have a Google account, a Sony account, a Microsoft account, an Epic account, a Steam account, a Nintendo account, a Facebook account, a Snapchat account, an Amazon account.

    What will they do? Customise ads to be served when I browse the web?

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    Create a dossier of your taste in porn, obviously.

    Seriously, my big problem with that is that it essentially means I can't really ditch my social media profile and still use the Rift. I don't live in a country that has GDPR, but if I did, I'd lose access to my very expensive headset if I decided that I wanted to be forgotten by the likes of Cambridge Analytica for essentially no reason - the platform works absolutely fine without Facebook integration.

    100% on board with offering OAuth via Facebook. Not at all on board to require it.
    Last edited by Tom Servo; September 17th, 2020 at 02:52 PM.

  5. #135
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    It is a hurdle for many.

    For me, the Rift S is the only option:

    The HTC and HP Reverb offerings are double the price, and I can't buy an Index because they're not for sale in Australia.

    So therefore I have to be comfortable with the FB account linkup. It's the price I pay.

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    See, that's how they get ya.

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    Yeah, well, I fully suspect that the banging new price for the Quest 2 will be supported by the console-like software delivery platform and publisher licence fees, as well as the acquisition of user data that they can sell to the Trump administration which they will use to rig the next election.

    You absolutely know that they will be making a loss on the new hardware, just like Sony and MS do with their consoles in the first few years.

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    Or you could, you know, just use normal monitors.

  9. #139
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    What, for spreadsheets?

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    4 LY43

    Also, one of the other good things about normal monitors is that you can, you know, watch many different things at the same time in different Windows.

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