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‘VR Sports Challenge’ Is New, Improved And The Perfect Bundled Title For Oculus Touch

FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
http://uploadvr.com/vr-sports-challenge-new-improved-perfect-oculus-touch-launch-title/ 

Good article, wasn't so bothered about it before but now really looking forward to playing it :)

You guys looking forward to trying it out?

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  • SadGamerDadSadGamerDad Posts: 327
    Trinity
    edited October 2016
    I'm very excited to play it, I've wanted to swing a vr baseball bat for years!
  • tmxmratmxmra Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    edited October 2016
    ...except that its American sports :(

    Would be surprised if most of the UK &  Europe is much interested either.

    vr sports challlenge... yawn! boring! not interested! dont care!
  • BloodletBloodlet Posts: 735
    3Jane
    Can't help the feeling that when people read "VR sport challenge" they'll be thinking "Wii sports" and that's enough to pigeon hole VR with the wii and the fun for a few minutes (but not worth the money) that it brought.

    Really not excited by this title and wish they'd added a shooter into the bundle instead.
  • Hodders67Hodders67 Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    mm ill give that a miss. It would have been better with international sports not just American ones. Not many people outside the US will be interested in this its too niche 
  • Roberta1971Roberta1971 Posts: 39
    Brain Burst
    Very much aimed at the American market. It this one of the titles we get with the Touch in the UK as well?
    Could we not get something else instead? 
  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    @Roberta1971 yeah we are getting this in the UK too, no differences world wide :)

    I'm not too bothered by the fact they are American sports, looks fun still :) 
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,785 Valuable Player
    edited October 2016
    this does look good, seriously starting to think I'll have to move the PC to the living room... things in my tiny study are going to get smashed to bits otherwise
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  • SadGamerDadSadGamerDad Posts: 327
    Trinity
    Bloodlet said:
    Can't help the feeling that when people read "VR sport challenge" they'll be thinking "Wii sports" and that's enough to pigeon hole VR with the wii and the fun for a few minutes (but not worth the money) that it brought.

    Really not excited by this title and wish they'd added a shooter into the bundle instead.
    Doesn't the Touch pre-order also come with "Dead & Buried" ?
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,823 Valuable Player
    edited October 2016
    oh dear.. i suspected it was going to be americancentric but hoped it wouldnt be... come on guys, real football (soccer) is played all over the world, American football is played in  America (Mostly North America at that isnt it?).... there are places outside of the USA and we have supported VR too......  Its not like I am demanding we have caber tossing or kabaddi but what about soccer, tennis,  golf, snooker/pool, boxing, badminton, table tennis, cricket, .. the list goes on.

    There is so much stuff which has a wider appeal world wide imo.

    (incidenally I can imagine pingpong would be a fabulous use of touch. its mostly forward facing and you need a smaller area than a full tennis court and could help with fitness)

    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,787 Valuable Player
    Bloodlet said:
    Can't help the feeling that when people read "VR sport challenge" they'll be thinking "Wii sports" and that's enough to pigeon hole VR with the wii and the fun for a few minutes (but not worth the money) that it brought.

    Really not excited by this title and wish they'd added a shooter into the bundle instead.

    I'm glad they included it.  The trailer makes it look very interesting at the least.  I am personally sick of shooters, they're all the same game with a different skin, rinse and repeat since 1998.
  • tmxmratmxmra Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    (incidenally I can imagine pingpong would be a fabulous use of touch. its mostly forward facing and you need a smaller area than a full tennis court and could help with fitness)


    A genuine VR ping pong (or table tennis) game is exactly what I would be looking for...ideally with online play... I even enjoyed the table tennis on Wii Sports Resort a whole lot.

    Infact, who cares if Wii sports (and sports resort) is a novelty kind of title, the oculus touch controllers could do with a Wii Sports style experience.... (archery, shooting, bowling, ping pong, frizbee golf) .. why not? sounds fun!
  • WheatabitsWheatabits Posts: 148
    Art3mis
    That's a good point.  One of the most played titles for me on the Kinect was the table tennis in the sports bundle.  My friends and I probably put 100 hours into that haha!  I would kill to have that on Rift.
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    All American Sports? Come on, Baseball hasn't been a popular sport here for decades!  Also they've got Hockey, which I'm pretty sure only Canadians play.  (and the Hockey game has a Boxing mini-game in it)

    Kidding, just kidding.

    But seriously though, I bet they wish they could have included Soccer aka Football for everyone outside America, but that wouldn't make a good Touch game for obvious reasons.. I mean they could do a Goalie Shot-Blocking Challenge but I feel like that would result in too many people diving head-first into furniture.

    Also I'm sure we'll see some VR Olympics games soon enough.  I bet the VR Curling experience will be quite popular. :)
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  • SadGamerDadSadGamerDad Posts: 327
    Trinity
    I vote for Track & Field VR :-)
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    What we really need is a VR game for sports that don't really exist any more, or that you'd get arrested for if you tried to play them in your backyard in real life.

    Like lawn darts. See if they can license the blood-and-gore engine Tripwire developed for Killing Floor 2, for a dramatized depiction of why this game has been banned in the U.S. since 1988.  :lol:
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  • JED44JED44 Posts: 448 Poster of the Week
    @CrashFu how about full blown medieval jousting ( i know about valiant, but something a bit more polished)
  • Mr.CreepyMr.Creepy Posts: 792
    Neo
    CrashFu said:
    Also I'm sure we'll see some VR Olympics games soon enough.  I bet the VR Curling experience will be quite popular. :)
    A VR curling game :lol: Man, that sounds exciting!
  • tmxmratmxmra Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    Mr.Creepy said:
    A VR curling game :lol: Man, that sounds exciting!
    Sounds like just the way to stretch the old legs in between bouts of VR knitting.
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,823 Valuable Player
    hey you may be taking the piss but i reckon crown green bowling could work.

    PS I regularly play shuuz (horse shoe throwing) and shuffleshot (shuffleboard which is like curling) on my arcade machine, i could happily support VR versions of those... may as well throw in pétanque (boules) whilst we are at it :D
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  • Paul_BlythePaul_Blythe Posts: 326
    Trinity
    Think quite a few of Wii Sports activities would work well for Touch; golf, Frisbee, ten pin bowling, archery, sword play and ping pong ... use the upcoming avatars and you'll not be far off the mark [especially with the FB social avatars]...  ;)

    Think the only sport I'm looking forward to, from VR Sports Challenge, is [American] Football, but with a bad right shoulder, I wont be playing for long...
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,131 Volunteer Moderator
    edited October 2016
    I wonder if the naughty viewing sites will make use of Touch ? Wrist could get quite stiff.....sore I mean..... ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • ImeleonImeleon Posts: 105
    Art3mis
    Touch wouldn't be the thing in my hand on those sites. 
  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
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  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,348 Valuable Player
    Actually, I am looking forward to this as a way to have fun and to get fit.


    The only thing is: I'll need to find a way to cool the unit and my face while I do :)
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    Mradr said:
    Actually, I am looking forward to this as a way to have fun and to get fit.


    The only thing is: I'll need to find a way to cool the unit and my face while I do :)
    All you really need is a decent-sized floor fan and appropriate (IE breezy) work-out clothes, trust me.

    Oh, and something to clean the sweat off the hardware when you're done with it. :tongue:
    It's hard being the voice of reason when you're surrounded by unreasonable people.
  • JED44JED44 Posts: 448 Poster of the Week
    @CrashFu @Mradr
    A floor fan is definitely a must. I keep one pointed at the center of my vive play space for when I want to play intense games like Sword Master VR. 

    I also bought one of those VR covers that came out back around launch time, they are worth the money. They come with two, so I just throw one in the wash if they end up getting sweaty and switching it out for the new one. 


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