what VR headset?

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)18 Jul 15:51
To: william (WILLIAMA) 22 of 34
"I really like the way that I don't get 'lost' in a VR environment in the same way that's so easy in a 2D or even 3D gaming landscape."

Not understanding this.
From: william (WILLIAMA)18 Jul 15:56
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 23 of 34
Especially in adventure type games, but basically any game where you wander around some environment, there are things you do in one place, part of a puzzle maybe, where you think - Ah, I have to go back to that other place. With me that's too often followed by - How the fuck do I get there? All I'm saying is that the VR environment feels easier to navigate.
From: milko18 Jul 21:51
To: william (WILLIAMA) 24 of 34
Have you looked into prescription lenses? I’ve heard great things about them, but don’t really need to try myself. 
From: william (WILLIAMA)19 Jul 11:27
To: milko 25 of 34
I don't think it's my eyesight that causes issues. I'm long-sighted so I only wear glasses for reading and other close up stuff. If I'm looking at bright text or still images on the headset, it's as sharp as it can be in the central region. For instance when the Oculus symbol appears during boot up I can see every pixel. It's just that off-axis it's not so brilliant. I'm completely certain that's down to choices about the type and quality of the optics (and the resolution and type of screen, obviously). Perhaps I need to drop a few £k on a Varjo device.

That said, I'm very happy with the few games I've played so far.
From: william (WILLIAMA)19 Jul 12:59
To: milko 26 of 34
...also, I just read my post at 42785.21 Yeah, pretty mangled English. What I meant to say was that even though I don't wear glasses with the headset, I use the insert/spacer provided for glasses. This is because without it I find the headset's lenses are uncomfortably close (on account of my lovely long sexy eyelashes).

Oh, and in that post I should have said that the wifi connection via the virtual desktop app is pretty cool. All the games and performance of a proper gaming PC, but in another room without trailing cables etc.
EDITED: 19 Jul 13:04 by WILLIAMA
From: milko19 Jul 22:40
To: william (WILLIAMA) 27 of 34
Oh I see! I think most of the things I play on it require me to concentrate pretty hard on what’s in the centre of my vision so I don’t tend to notice the off-axis stuff once I’ve started playing, it’s just a mild distraction beforehand. 
From: william (WILLIAMA)25 Jul 21:01
To: patch 28 of 34
So, my daughter is staying for a week. I gave her the Oculus to play with. Me and Mrs WilliamA are watching telly with Florence doing whatever. Suddenly she says "Yeah....High Five" and I say, "Did you just High Five a mouse?" and she says "Yes".
EDITED: 26 Jul 10:45 by WILLIAMA
From: patch26 Jul 08:25
To: william (WILLIAMA) 29 of 34
Very  :-)
From: william (WILLIAMA)21 Aug 16:31
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 31 of 34
Yeah, that has the absolutely familiar feel of dealing with Facebook or any similar-size corporation. The only permitted contact is by methods they decide on which allow you to ask questions that they dictate. If they then fuck up, you have NO route. Of course you can always sent actual mail to one of their corporate addresses. If that then goes wrong then you're into the game of "who can afford more lawyers?".

Amazon, for instance, used to have a phone-back service to deal with problems that slipped through their "pre-determined question/answer" web pages. Gone now.
From: william (WILLIAMA)21 Aug 16:42
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 32 of 34
He doesn't have much more to say on Twitter. Must keep an eye on it to see how it goes.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)22 Aug 01:27
To: william (WILLIAMA) 33 of 34
It sounds like FB suspended the hijacked account, he's cleared out of FB and considers the matter closed.
From: william (WILLIAMA)26 Aug 21:57
To: ALL34 of 34
So Myst VR is available on GOG now (waves vaguely at previous posts in the thread) but not at the £2 or thereabouts that I envisaged. It's actually the same price as Steam. Give it a few months though.