Tappy wrote:Source of the post A guy in work bought the Vive after trying out a preview and he swears by it. I guess he's had it a few months now, but every time you talk to him, he has a new story to tell. His most recent one was about a particularly complex manoeuvre he was doing in Elite which made him feel queasy. This pleased him! He has videos of him and his brother playing some standy-uppy games on it and it's just set up in his bedroom in an open floor space of, say, 2m x 3m.
I know what you mean, it's not queasy in a travel sick sense but in a way that makes you feel like you're in the world. I tried a bit of Grid Autosport but couldn't get the controls working properly but even then, there was a proper feeling of speed as the car fired up a hill and down into the next corner. That's good to hear he doesn't have any space issues as reading comments from actual Vive owners it doesn't seem to be an issue despite it being marked as a negative by reviewers, I think I am going to go for it but need to decided on a graphics card first. The AMD RX480, the Nvidia 1060 and the Nvidia 1070 seem the obvious options to choose between although the Nvidia EU pricing seems appalling even though we are normally ripped off and have a weaker pound. The 1070 is marked as expensive at $430 dollars and it's a whopping £400 quid here and with a complex part like the GPU, there's a good chance it's going to fail at some point so warranty is important. The RX480 and 1060 seem to be fairly close, the AMD is slightly tempting for being cheaper and having a blower plus I don't think for the additional cost of the 1070 you're getting a huge amount of performance. However the 1070 also has a decent blower (none of the 1060's seem to) and the 1070 seems better suited to 1440p gaming so I'm leaning that way.