Bought my gf’s 85 yr old father an Oculus, he frickin loves it

1 : Anonymous2021/12/13 13:11 ID: rffek0
Bought my gf's 85 yr old father an Oculus, he frickin loves it
2 : Anonymous2021/12/13 17:09 ID: hoeehwt

Hell, I’m 82 and fly DJI drones, etc. never tried the Oculus, but I’d like to someday….

ID: hoesiy0

If you have the extra money I'd totally get it. Even if not for super active games some are amazing to just sit down and experience

ID: hoewywq

Question: how did you get into flying drones? I have an 89-year-old grandfather who would probably love to fly a drone, since he used to be an ATC and held a pilot’s license; but he’s not used to modern technology.

ID: hoey2ie

The fixed wing stuff from Horizon Hobby is great for people that want to fly and not deal with the complications of today’s technology. Highly recommend the UMX line for beginners. Those radios in the RTF versions can also work on real flight simulator.

ID: hoewniq

You can combine the two together and do those drones races

ID: hoeyy8x

You're 82 and on reddit? I'm impressed.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/13 13:48 ID: hodmdlq

Let's install Phasmophobia or Resident Evil Biohazard, he'll looove it I'm sure

Edit : sorry, RE7 isn't on Oculus, I'm wrong lul

ID: hodty4d

Half Life Alyx: Jeff.

Imagine signing an NDA and being told to play the level without any knowledge for design purposes.

And you can't tell your SO why you are shaking when you get home

ID: hodwwly

Fucking Jeff, wasted so much ammo on him at first

ID: hoe1xo9

On private mode..

ID: hoebsvq

You trying to kill someone with a heart attack?

ID: hoeliyn

He's got good life insurance

ID: hoejbl6

Resident Evil Biohazard

I thought that was PS VR only?

ID: hoe0eys

Gorrila tag

ID: hoexlhm

Phasmaphobia in VR has to be terrifying... just playing it on my regular PC and wearing a headset was enough to freak me out plenty of times lol. The sound work in that game is awesome.

ID: hoey6hm

Yeah kinda ! But once you're used to it, it's a funny game I think

4 : Anonymous2021/12/13 15:54 ID: hoe39mh

I showed my dad (75) my Oculus Quest last year and within 30 minutes of playing with it he got out his credit card and ordered one.

ID: hoect1y

Could he possibly get his credit card out a second time?

ID: hoegq2p

He said ask mom…

5 : Anonymous2021/12/13 14:07 ID: hodop5i

“Got me sum virtual titties”

ID: hoe6ur8

This is the Star War christmas special in real life

ID: hoew75j

Literally what I thought looking at the picture.

Infanthood to childhood. Childhood to adultescence. Adultescence to adulthood. Adulthood to parenthood. Parenthood to elderly. Regardless of age or health, man's (ala humanity so including the ladies) love for the bosom never ages or wanes.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/13 13:27 ID: hodk3cq

and they used to tell us dont sit to close to the tv smh

ID: hoeb0fx

I believe what they were getting at is eye strain. With any similar activity it's good to give your eyes a rest and focus on something further away. From what I've read, the issue is about the muscles in your eyes focusing on objects nearby for too long at one time.

ID: hoejptb

The real reason is that "in a CRT screen the image is “written” on the phosphor on the inside of the screen by an electron beam - and a quite high voltage is required to send the electrons toward the screen. Both the electron beam in the tube itself, as it strikes the screen, and the rectifier tube in the high voltage power supply used to generate that voltage, emit X-rays… and exposure to too high a level of X-rays, for a significant amount of time, is bad for humans."

ID: hoeg5f6

It was more becouse old boxy TVs were hurting your eyes

7 : Anonymous2021/12/13 14:34 ID: hods56v

Wait, you bought your Gfs 85 year old father a 350 Dollar device? Out of the blue? Right BEFORE Christmas? What is he playing?

ID: hodtvin

It was an early Christmas present. I figured why wait, he's 85. Worth every penny.

ID: hodu2q6

He was playing the roller coaster game here. He likes the videos too.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:04 ID: hoe4r7y


ID: hoecfkq

As it turns out, lolis swearing that they're actually ancient beings isn't entirely inaccurate.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/13 19:07 ID: hoewejf

My elderly father is cheaper than shit. His favorite sandwich in the world is $10, so he only gets one twice a year. He talks about that sandwich constantly.

Anyway, he came to visit, and I showed him my HTC Vive. He immediately went home, bought a new gaming PC and a Vive setup. He spends hours in Google Earth just looking around. I don't think he's even looked at other software.

I think a lot of elderly people would really enjoy VR if they got a taste.

ID: hof24ar

I want to know more about his favorite sandwich.

ID: hof4w30

Apparently it's a grouper sandwich from a place down by the beach, where he lives (near Tampa). He called me on the phone during the workday once, and spent like ten minutes telling me all about this sandwich, and the place he got it (it used to be a gas station, or something), and how they let you bring your dog, even though he doesn't think that's particularly hygienic.

I needed to get to work, so to get him off the phone I said "that sounds really good. We'll have to grab one the next time I'm down there".

He replied with something like, "Whoa, I'm not sure I'll go back there. It weas really expensive. I'm talking ten dollars expensive!" My father owns two homes outright.

In subsequent conversations, he's referenced the sandwich multiple times. I almost don't want to eat one. Either it'll change my life, or confirm that my father is senile.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:26 ID: hoe80ls

That’s amazing! I found out years ago my Nan uses my old game boy colour to play Tetris on the occasion. So wholesome.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/13 14:13 ID: hodpgio

Make sure old bro uses the wrist strap or he'll put a window through!

12 : Anonymous2021/12/13 15:46 ID: hoe22r8

Imagine how incredible that must be for him. He probably grew up seeing all of the goofy predictions as to what the 21st century would bring, such as hover cars, automaton assistants, full meals in pill form, etc. All supposedly to be available to virtually anyone with a job.

VR was a common one too, and he gets to use it at his leisure now. I'd be blown away.

13 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:30 ID: hoe8l7v

wait till OP buys Medal of Honor VR

14 : Anonymous2021/12/13 13:23 ID: hodjkap

My heart! What does he play??

ID: hodtula

Web Browser

ID: hodyb70

On private mode

ID: hoeahxe

Solitaire VR

ID: hoe1b3f

DeoVR Video Player

15 : Anonymous2021/12/13 15:17 ID: hodxvg8

Is a PC required for one of these?

ID: hoe0kcs

No, it's standalone and runs android, basically.

You can use a PC to stream PCVR stuff like HL: Alyx.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/13 14:36 ID: hodshd8

How old is your gf?

ID: hodtokm

I'm 48, she a little older than me.

ID: hodtwhx

Damn, and her gramps is only 85??

ID: hodtrgp

Oh fair enough, I assumed y'all were in your 20s or something, my bad

17 : Anonymous2021/12/13 15:59 ID: hoe3x0e

I love this, i lost my 90 year old grandfather recently and he HATED all technology. I think if he'd embraced it he could have been a lot happier in his final years.


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