I'm new to Oculus VR and I would like recommendations of things I can acquire to improve my experience. I would also like game recommendations for my two granddaughters and even for myself. One of them is 13 and the other one is 19. I would appreciate all recommendations. Thank you.
Welcome to the community! Ya'll are gonna have a lot of fun, especially if this is your first VR experience! I'm not exactly sure the types of games you or your granddaughters play normally, or if this is your first gaming experience in general, so I'll suggest some games I've personally enjoyed playing, that might catch your interests.
Not going to take up too much of your time with a long post, but hopefully you all can get as much mileage out of these games as I did (and am still doing). Be sure to take regular breaks every 30-45 minutes, and to stay hydrated!
If you are new to VR I would definitely recommend something sedentary to get you started. if you immediately launch into wild action games you will be ill in no time.
Cubism is an excellent charming spatial puzzle game that shouldn't make you unwell.
Red Matter is an escape room type affair with more locomotion but well tuned to avoid motion sickness.
The youngsters (and you, eventually) will have a lot of fun with Beat Saber, although the music tends towards synthy electronica, which may not be your thing.
If you are more of a rocker, I can't recommend Smash Drums highly enough.
Hey @rubmartinez1951! Great question and welcome to the Oculus family! Some of the main accessories that can improve the overall experience are a new head strap for a more comfortable experience, controller grips and hand straps for ease of mind so you wont have to worry about accidentally throwing your controller into the wall, and an external power bank to get a couple more hours in VR without having to take the headset off to charge! There are plenty of options when it comes to head straps, some even have power banks already built into the head strap! Oculus/Meta has a head strap with a battery power bank already attached for sale here: Elite Strap with Battery! There are also third-party options that offer the same experience. Me personally, I have a third-party head strap and an external power bank that I velcro strapped to my headset and it works great! Here is a list of some amazon links to some products that could spark some interest:
These are just a few, I recommend taking a good look at all the options that amazon has to offer for what you are looking for. I hope these recommendation helped!
As for game recommendation, I will keep my recommendation limited strictly to games on the Oculus store as I'm not sure if you're in the market for PCVR games (If you'd like information on PCVR, please let me know!) Here is a list of games that I personally own and I think are a great experience for first time users:
If you'd like more game recommendation, please let me know what kind of experience you are looking for and I can look into games that fit your expectations!
Hope this helped and happy gaming!