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https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/20/htc-exclusives/
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The executive also addressed growing concern around the issue of exclusive titles. “We’re not actively seeking exclusives at all,” he told TechCrunch. “We think that’s a bad idea for VR. It’s not good for consumers, because consumers are being blocked out of content. It’s not good for developers, because what happens is, if they’re locked out of 75- or 80-percent of commercial viability, that’s a horrible thing for their long term business goals. It’s trading short-term cash for long term viability.”
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It's all good and well but so far I haven't seen any signs of VR becoming anything other than just a cool tech demo with shovelware "games", something that plagued gaming during Wiimote years. I don't remember any AAA VR game announcements at this E3. Is it maybe that VR is a LITTLE overrated by media (like motion controls and 3D was)?
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Well he got a better vision than rift exec
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Oculus invested in the technology, in the content creators, and now gets dumped on for saying their money should have some net positive result for them. Meanwhile, HTC stands on Oculus' shoulders and starts dumping on Oculus from their position.

Face it, this PR airhead is just riding the waves of sentiment. As soon as Oculus was bought by Facebook, they could do no right in the mind of armchair analysts and so-called DRM activists.

Tell me, when is HTC going to start investing in content creators and not expect something in return?
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Well now that both sides have fired shots, we shall see what happens. But we all need to root for open source VR. I really want an HMD, but I will not buy into being restricted to only a certain library of games. Oculus really needs to change their stance and embrace it. VR is currently too expensive to force consumers into one camp or another. I understand PSVR and that makes sense as it is significantly cheaper and a complete ecosystem. Yes, Oculus is what brought VR to the masses and they should be praised and embraced, but if they refuse to adapt to what the masses want, they will be quickly left behind.
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It's all good and well but so far I haven't seen any signs of VR becoming anything other than just a cool tech demo with shovelware "games", something that plagued gaming during Wiimote years. I don't remember any AAA VR game announcements at this E3. Is it maybe that VR is a LITTLE overrated by media (like motion controls and 3D was)?

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It's all good and well but so far I haven't seen any signs of VR becoming anything other than just a cool tech demo with shovelware "games", something that plagued gaming during Wiimote years. I don't remember any AAA VR game announcements at this E3. Is it maybe that VR is a LITTLE overrated by media (like motion controls and 3D was)?
Sony is getting into it... Whether it becomes the next big thing or dies a horrible death, I have no idea. Never tried it so I can't really bash it. Prices are way too high and I'd rather invest that into new GPU or screen.

Anyone here into VR, care to chime in?
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It's all good and well but so far I haven't seen any signs of VR becoming anything other than just a cool tech demo with shovelware "games", something that plagued gaming during Wiimote years. I don't remember any AAA VR game announcements at this E3. Is it maybe that VR is a LITTLE overrated by media (like motion controls and 3D was)?

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Oculus invested in the technology, in the content creators, and now gets dumped on for saying their money should have some net positive result for them. Meanwhile, HTC stands on Oculus' shoulders and starts dumping on Oculus from their position.

Face it, this PR airhead is just riding the waves of sentiment. As soon as Oculus was bought by Facebook, they could do no right in the mind of armchair analysts and so-called DRM activists.

Tell me, when is HTC going to start investing in content creators and not expect something in return?

And the fanboy apologists have started too...

You can invest in the games and get a cut from the game sales themselves and actually sell some to your hardware competitors...
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I can't imagine playing something like Fallout 4 for hundreds of hours with VR headset strapped to my head. At best it will give me bad eye strain and at worst face deformation from that heavy device on my face for such long periods of time. Do we even know long term effects on health from VR headsets, or no one cares at all about this?
Edited by Glottis - 6/22/16 at 8:15am
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So it's going to be something like AMD VS INTEL, PS VS XB, COKE VS PEPSI .........
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Oculus vs Vive ? biggrin.gif

i see some apologists already preparing a war here.
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