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October 22, 2018
Welcome to the Matrix/Oasis. Prepare to have your expectations blown to smithereens! This is the lowest price v2 psvr bundle ($299). It comes with 2 of psvr's best games. Buy here on Amazon, be mature, join the huge psvr community on reddit, and we'll help you get 110% out of this amazing alien technology.
In the box:
You get the newest updated V2 psvr headset with hdr capability & built in mic. Processor unit, camera, mini stand, 1 digital voucher for Moss, a physical disc for Astro Bot, all wires and manuals.
Hookup: seems challenging, but it's really straight forward. Between the Ps4 and processor box runs 1 hdmi and 1 usb cable. Finally 1 hdmi cable runs from the processor box to the tv, then headset plugs into processor. Done.
Watch the [Psvr Awards Show 1080p] on youtube.
Astro Bot Rescue Mission: is the equivalent to Super Mario Odyssey/World on Nintendo. It's the best, highest rated, most polished psvr platform game ever. Amazing fun in vr. No spoilers, but it's the best game on psvr for everyone. It's magical and it's a system seller.
Moss: is an interactive adventure story/ puzzle type game where you control the adventures of this adorable mouse named Quill. Has a Disney/Zelda vibe in a beautiful 3d mini vr world.
There's too many additional great psvr games to recommend one, but every owner should experience the best:
Resident Evil 7, AstroBot Rescue Mission, Borderlands 2, Beat Saber, Farpoint (WITH the Aim controller), Firewall Zero Hour (with Aim), Wipeout Omega Collection, Skyrim, Tetris Effect, The Persistence, Killing Floor Incursion, Batman, Rick and Morty (if you're a fan), Rush of Blood, Dirt Rally with a force feedback steering wheel, Doom, etc.
The psvr can also play 3d blueray movies in full 3d within the headset, just insert disc in ps4 and hit play. Also, you can play your non-vr ps4 games in the headset on a huge virtual screen for more immersion but things are blurrier than on a tv obviously. You can also sideload a media app called Littlstar..I heard it allows you to play your own personal collection of video and 3d movies. (It can also play adult content in 4K from a usb stick -more about that on reddit as Sony doesn't allow that sort of thing). Oh, and you can do all this while someone else is watching the tv, so everybody is happy. You dont NEED the tv, the psvr can be fully enjoyed anywhere by itself (airport, library, big closet, basement, attic, etc), as long as you have an electrical outlet to plug it in. You can also play most games offline with NO internet.
Many will play straight out the box and will be blown away. Some may need to tinker in settings with ipd measurement for best image. Fiddle around with your setup, and get everything right. If you get severe drift/tracking issues, there's a guy on youtube called psvr Frank, he has a great calibration and setup video, as well as the latest psvr news, game reviews, etc and he's kid friendly.
If you attempt free movement walking and driving (full locomotion) games without getting your "vr legs" (acclimating first), you can get motion sickness (if you're susceptible to it). Start off with the smaller games and shooting gallery types, demos, etc. Work your way up to the full motion games. Try eating ginger products like candies, cookies, or even raw ginger and a fan blowing in the room to help with motion sickness. Stop immediately if it gets bad. Return when the feeling passes. Some people use Sea-bands, or dramamine.
Also enabling comfort options (usually forced by default per Sony), such as: blinders (black borders/vignette around your vision when turning), click- turning, and teleportation. These all help for beginners, but really kills immersion for the rest of us. People complaining about motion sickness is holding back the bigger experiences, so get your vr legs!
If you have internet and Move controllers, download Rec Room. It's a polished and totally FREE game/community experience that allows you to play in multiple activities (charades, lazer tag, battle royals, custom built mini games, etc) with tons of others online with cross play for free. It's similar to going to the coolest summer camp ever, and meeting cool people. You make friends by doing a fist bump or a handshake in vr... so cool. Lots of kids love this one, be warned lol, but there is an age filter and mute button.
All other games you may want to play online with other players, require a PS Plus subscription. Worth it! You get quality Ps4 games and psvr games FREE every month with ps+ and you need it to play multiplayer.
The games are really getting good, now that psvr is at 2 years on the market. The playerbase is the largest of all major vr platforms, and you can mp cross-play with Oculus Rift and Vive players in some games like Star Trek Bridge Crew, Eve Valkyrie, Sparc, Rec Room, and more.
Upcoming great games (some AA to AAA): MARVEL'S IRONMAN, NO MAN'S SKY, Blood And Truth, Dreams, Sairento, and much more.
Ps4 Pro enhances the psvr experience a bit when devs release Pro patches. At minimum expect slightly sharper graphics and text, better draw distance, super sampling, Anti- Aliasing, along with improved lighting and shadows.
So, as long as the Ps4 Slim is $299 msrp, I'd strongly recommend spending the extra for the Ps4 Pro (if funds allow it, and if jumping into Sony/vr for the 1st time), otherwise the Slim is still more than capable.
Sony isn't putting analog sticks on the Move controllers, and they don't work with old Ps3 accessories like gun holders, etc. Used PS3 Move controllers will work with psvr.
PSA Tips for VR:
Turn off hdcp and hdmi link in your ps4 under settings then scroll down to system. And if you have a Pro, turn off Boost Mode, as well as Super Sampling which is under settings>sound & screen>video output settings. Leaving them on in vr will cause your vr to black out and some games won't be playable or might get stuck on the title screen.
Don't use rest mode with vr!!, it causes weird glitches and unstable tracking in games.
Keep bright light, or reflective objects/clothing out of camera's view (causes drift and poor tracking).
Most games can be played seated.
Enough reading, buy on Amazon, join me & over 100k other mature, helpful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic community members on reddit, and demo this thing to as many people as possible. Then prepare to buy more games than your wallet can handle.
Also you should really watch the [PSVR Awards Show 1080p/60fps] on youtube. See what games you NEED to buy. See you in the Oasis.