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Can Halo Wars 2 thrive in the RTS revival?Can Halo Wars 2 thrive in the RTS revival?
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Just give me Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds remade with modern graphics and I'm set.
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"I know we have to take risks" - Xbox boss Phil Spencer after Scalebound's cancellation"I know we have to take risks" - Xbox boss Phil Spencer after Scalebound's cancellation
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I'm interested in all of those games...

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You don't matter, Larry.

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Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”
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I was just being more specific, and pointing out that the phone itself is pretty expensive anyway.


I'm not really sure why you would add a GPU and controllers to the price for a VR headset when comparing it to GearVR though... If you're talking about upgrading hardware then in my opinion the cost of the phone in comparison is justified.

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Well for ~600$ you can get a Gear VR compatible smartphone.


And for the same ~600$ you can get a casual PC with a good enough quad core CPU, but not one with the kind of high end GPU that Oculus VR recommends, so you do have to add the cost of that GPU upgrade somewhere.


But the general idea is that the 100$ cost of Gear VR only represents a small 1/6th of the smartphone's 600$ price, while the 600$ CV1 headset will double the cost of that initial 600$ PC, and the CV1's options (200$ Touch, the optional 80$ camera, the compatible Inateck USB hub, the recommended GPU upgrade) will almost finish tripling it.


Oculus VR needs to halve their asking price (using single screen DK2 and Razor Hydra magnetic level technology if needed), before they can assume ~99% of Steam users didn't buy a VR headset for their PC because they didn't want one.

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I really wish that I could find a setup of all the kinds of mechanical keyboard switches to test out, because I've tried a few friend's mechanical keyboards... And I very much dislike them.

I find it hard to believe I'm magically the only person who doesn't like mechanical keyboards, but I'm not going to order an expensive keyboard I don't think I'll like.
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Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”
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Technically speaking, mobile VR really isn't that much cheaper. G.poubelle said that it's a $99 upgrade for samsung smartphone owners... IF you own a Galaxy S7. I have a Galaxy S5 and if I wanted Gear VR then I would be looking at a $700ish investment! True you can do more varied things with the smartphone than buying an Oculus Rift or Vive, but it's still not cheap. I was totally on board with a day 1 purchase when it was supposed to be $350ish.

Also, I've tried the Gear VR and it was neat, but can anyone tell me if the Vive or Oculus still have a FOV that includes a black space at the edge of your vision? If they don't man that would be so much better. Tunnel vision isn't the greatest.Reply
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I was saying that Gear VR is a ~99$ upgrade "IF" you already own the Samsung smartphone.


And that the CV1 (including headset, Touch, and a ~GTX 970 level GPU upgrade) is closer to being a ~999$ upgrade "IF" you already own the PC.


That's a small step for smarphone users, but a huge leap for PC users.

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2 Weeks ago
SolForge, the CCG co-designed by Magic's creator, is shutting downSolForge, the CCG co-designed by Magic's creator, is shutting down
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That's a shame. I got bored of it long ago because it still had all the problems that always irk me in CCGs, but it was still pretty solid and fun.
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3 Weeks ago
Forza Horizon 3 is a shameless thief, and that's the best thing a racing game can beForza Horizon 3 is a shameless thief, and that's the best thing a racing game can be
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The barn finds are one of my least favourite parts of FH3.
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3 Weeks ago
Halo Wars 2 unit models and music leak: see how the Spartans will lookHalo Wars 2 unit models and music leak: see how the Spartans will look
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I was going to say that I played in the beta and that I wished that it was going to look this good, but looked up more recent gameplay and apparently they've improved the graphics quite a bit! Doesn't look as good as this video, but soooo much better. I'm impressed, haven't ever been a beta where they actually changed much from beta to release.
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Massive PSUs are history. Lian-LI’s shiny chassis is pairing full-size kit with half-pint PSUsMassive PSUs are history. Lian-LI’s shiny chassis is pairing full-size kit with half-pint PSUs
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This was fascinating, until we got the price. I would love to see this as an ITX form factor as well. Personally I'm rather over large cases.Reply
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http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q37

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The Vive wireless adapter’s 60GHz tech could be the weak link in the VR chainThe Vive wireless adapter’s 60GHz tech could be the weak link in the VR chain
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This was pretty much my reaction to learning about it as well. Boggles my mind how it could sell out so fast without any real proof of it working, especially when VR is so demanding yet there's still no (as far as I know) reliable solution for streaming a computer's video output (not just an application) with minimal latency.Reply
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I'm hoping, just hoping, that they only had like five units available so they could claim a sell-off straight away.

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