- Bought my gf's 85 yr old father an Oculus, he frickin loves it
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 experienceID: 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 racesID: hoeyy8x
You're 82 and on reddit? I'm impressed.
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 lulID: 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 homeID: hodwwly
Fucking Jeff, wasted so much ammo on him at firstID: hoe1xo9
On private mode..ID: hoebsvq
You trying to kill someone with a heart attack?ID: hoeliyn
He's got good life insuranceID: hoejbl6
Resident Evil Biohazard
I thought that was PS VR only?ID: hoe0eys
Gorrila tagID: 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
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…
“Got me sum virtual titties”ID: hoe6ur8
This is the Star War christmas special in real lifeID: 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.
and they used to tell us dont sit to close to the tv smhID: 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
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.
DAD!! GRANDPA'S AVATAR IS A LOLI!!!!!ID: hoecfkq
As it turns out, lolis swearing that they're actually ancient beings isn't entirely inaccurate.
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.
That’s amazing! I found out years ago my Nan uses my old game boy colour to play Tetris on the occasion. So wholesome.
Make sure old bro uses the wrist strap or he'll put a window through!
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.
wait till OP buys Medal of Honor VR
My heart! What does he play??ID: hodtula
Web BrowserID: hodyb70
On private modeID: hoeahxe
Solitaire VRID: hoe1b3f
DeoVR Video Player
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.
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
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.