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fregac
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game


Holy shit. I want one. I usually don't buy into Kickstarter stuff, but with the industry support this thing has and its specs I'm sorely tempted. I can just imagine playing a good MMO on this hardware, it would be amazing.

8/2/2012 5:01:30 AM

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looks like CliffyB is down with it

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""Needless to say, I'm a believer... We're extremely excited here at Epic Games to get the Unreal Engine integrated with Oculus"
Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director Epic Games"

8/2/2012 7:14:53 AM

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I agree, pretty awesome, and from the video it looks like he has support from every single major game studio ... but be aware this is what you'll actually be getting in the Developer Kit:

http://www.slashgear.com/early-oculus-rift-prototype-revealed-31241081


The picture on the Kickstarter page is purely their rendering of an anticipated consumer version, me thinks. You can see him assembling something like this in the video.

I'm greatly looking forward to higher resolution, lighter weight, and oh, how am I supposed to see my keyboard with this thing on??



[Edited on August 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM. Reason : .]

8/2/2012 8:34:55 AM

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you better be able to adjust it to account for glasses or no deal

8/2/2012 9:04:16 AM

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bad freaking ass.

8/2/2012 4:03:44 PM

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sony has one of these out - it's pretty terrible

8/2/2012 6:25:03 PM

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Oculus Rift sounds like a high school garage band.

8/3/2012 9:18:44 AM

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https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10101319050523971?stream_ref=1

fucking facebook

3/25/2014 5:55:18 PM

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I really don't get why. I don't see where this fits into facebooks strategy. Unless zuckerberg just liked it and is like fuck I can buy the whole company instead of a headset.

Or Facebook is trying to spread horizontally in an effort to not be pigeon holed. Its just an odd acquisition.

3/25/2014 8:31:56 PM

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Notch said fuck no to that:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2014/03/25/minecraft-creator-kills-oculus-rift-plans-because-facebook-creeps-him-out/

3/25/2014 8:39:53 PM

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^Agreed with that. FB is just going to kill it. Sucks as this was really looking good and had lots of interest.

3/25/2014 8:53:56 PM

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You know how you hear one song you like from an album and decide to go ahead and just download the whole album? Rich people do that with whole companies

3/26/2014 12:29:36 AM

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How else could you buy John Carmack?

3/26/2014 7:23:09 AM

Fry
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#RIPOculusRift

3/26/2014 9:17:07 AM

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Facebook in this bitch, epic burn.

3/26/2014 2:49:07 PM

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This is probably the best thing to happen to Oculus. They'll finally have the resources they need to make a great project.

Here's hoping they can add another 20ยบ FOV.

[Edited on March 27, 2014 at 2:41 AM. Reason : ]

3/27/2014 2:40:51 AM

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"I really don't get why. I don't see where this fits into facebooks strategy."


Answer to google glasses?

3/27/2014 12:48:13 PM

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I hadn't been following it too closely, but i never realized the occulus was designed to be a standalone device... interesting.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/03/27/cliff-bleszinski-defends-oculus-facebook-deal-calls-notch-pouty-kid/

[Edited on March 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM. Reason : ]

3/27/2014 5:53:50 PM

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"IF their system is going to be (hopefully) a dedicated system instead of a (ugh) peripheral "


Game over.

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"I hadn't been following it too closely, but i never realized the occulus was designed to be a standalone device... interesting."


I don't think that it was. CliffyB is seeing dollar signs.

[Edited on March 28, 2014 at 4:07 PM. Reason : .]

3/28/2014 4:07:12 PM

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can someone explain to me why people are selling the DK2 on eBay for $700 when you can buy it from Oculus direct for $350?

Is this some international thing?

11/10/2014 9:03:09 PM

Noen
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Because there is a loooooonnnng wait to get one from Oculus. They are backlogged for months.

11/10/2014 11:02:16 PM

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Friend of mine is working on a game for this and has one of the Developer Kits. Got to give it a try this past weekend...pretty damn cool.

11/11/2014 6:18:21 PM

LRlilDaddy
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I got my rift in the mail the other day. Selling it sealed in box. Planned on using it, but my friend got his first and there isn't a compelling reason for both of us to have one yet.

Makes me motion sick, and I don't get motion sick from cars or boats. They have some things to fix. When you get into the virtual world though, it is pretty awesome. Very cool to be in that environment and immerse yourself.

This thing definitely has a future but there are things that hopefully developers can fix with regard to motion sickness. My fear is that the motion sickness is caused by our bodies and not from the Oculus. If my eyes tell my brain I am moving and I am not, I think my body tells my brain something is wrong and causes the sickness. Not sure if anything can be done about that.

11/30/2014 12:03:45 PM

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with the rift I believe it can take a bit of adjusting all of the settings to get it to where some people don't feel sick.

11/30/2014 1:54:45 PM

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^^i bet if you used it regularly for a few weeks (probably no more than a month at absolute most) you'd adapt perfectly to it

also, i wonder if the motion sickness has anything to do with the latency of the head tracking

[Edited on November 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM. Reason : a]

11/30/2014 2:03:26 PM

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"My fear is that the motion sickness is caused by our bodies and not from the Oculus. If my eyes tell my brain I am moving and I am not, I think my body tells my brain something is wrong and causes the sickness. Not sure if anything can be done about that."


This is the cause of all motion sickness, a disconnect between different sensory systems. Nutmeg is supposed to help with this. All vr helmets will have this problem for people susceptible to motion sickness, and it is something you can get used to.

For 3D displays, it's often caused by convergence and accommodation issues (where your eyes are pointing, and what they are focused on). Until vr helmets can have dynamic focal ranges that respond to eye/pupil motion (combine lytros tech with an eye tracker), or are holographic, they'll never be perfect.

The screen door burn in on the retina is a bigger problem, but I suspect off setting the panels could fix this.

^^^How much does a occulus kit go for though? Is this the most recent one?

[Edited on November 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM. Reason : ]

11/30/2014 4:33:24 PM

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They were selling in Tokyo last week for ~700USD.

I got motion sickness initially too, from the awful screen-door effect. Bought a matte screen protector, put it on the note4 display inside and the screen-door effect disappeared along with my slight nausea.

Fucking love this thing. The resolution is still too low, I pray to god that the consumer version will release with a 4k display. That's honestly the minimum bar for usable, comparable to a display, VR.

Even with the still-too-low resolution, I got it playing the new Grid autosport game, and holy hell. That, Alien Isolation, and Elite: Dangerous are all INCREDIBLY immersive VR experiences you can have right now.

I just got my Logitech G27 steering wheel over Black Friday. Going to start building a cockpit chassis with a sim-craft DIY kit sometime in the spring. Hopefully the Control-VR kickstarter will ship by the time I'm done building it. I'm 100% bought in to VR.

12/1/2014 2:44:33 AM

LRlilDaddy
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The one I had was the DK2 and I sold it on amazon for $650. I agree with everything said since my last post.

12/20/2014 3:31:30 PM

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have had my dk2 for about a month now
bought it used off craigslist



I can honestly say that I use it every day...I play a lot of Live For Speed online doing tandem drifting and its incredible how much better i am with the oculus on. I can judge distance well and have the car sideways well before the turn and weave it through really small areas with ease. You can look into the drift or turn and its all just like the real thing (i have a drift car and its almost set up exactly like my PC car)
wish the resolution was a little better but I still use the hell out of it, recently started playing TF2 with the oculus and thats amazing as well!

1/16/2015 8:53:54 AM

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presale on Wednesday, any guesses to the cost? I say $699

1/5/2016 1:27:54 AM

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$599

reddit is losing its mind because it's more than what Oculus aimed for

1/6/2016 11:51:46 AM

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So wait the Oculus resolution is still only 2160 x 1200 (same as Vive)? My Gear GR uses a 2560 by 1440 screen and it's already pretty pixelated. I can't imagine going lower than that. I know all the other advantages I was just hoping for a 4k display so I'm not staring at magnified pixels all day.

1/6/2016 3:31:07 PM

HOOPS SHALOM
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Yea.... I'll be waiting for the 2nd generation.

1/6/2016 4:07:33 PM

neodata686
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Games are pretty cool as long as you're moving most of the time but the minute you put on a movie or netflix and try to watch it it's very pixelated. Looks like you're sitting 2 feet from a CRT and watching it.

1/6/2016 4:14:44 PM

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The vive interests me the most due to being able to walk around with it, but I'm still waiting 2nd gen unless price is a lot nicer than oculus

1/6/2016 4:21:33 PM

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http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/23/htc-vive-consumer/

$799...

But it comes with controllers and sensors. Pre-order February 29th. Probably going to wait on reviews though...and convince my GF to let me ditch the bed in our guest bedroom/my office to turn it into a VR room.

2/23/2016 2:13:49 PM

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Ive heard good things about the vive, and I expect it to have better head tracking than the Rift. I don't have a GPU capable of doing VR yet, nor does my desktop have a Windows OS installed. I can't see not picking one up once some reviews come out.

2/23/2016 6:00:08 PM

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Got my Vive and it is pretty friggin awesome

6/27/2016 10:36:04 AM

HOOPS SHALOM
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I too have the vive and it's fucking glorious. Hover Junkers is amaze balls

6/27/2016 2:54:31 PM

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I didn't go for HJ just yet.... Battledome!

Really like space pirate trainer and holopoint, too. Just got GTA5 running and it shows a world of potential. Minecraft is insane in it.

6/27/2016 7:13:43 PM

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Ugh I've been debating getting one. Do either of you have the Gear VR? How is it compared to that in terms of perceived resolution and the screen door effect? The resolution is technically higher on the Gear VR with my Note 5 than a Vive or Oculus but the screen door effect is much less on the later. I want to get one but am hesitant if it's going to look as poor as the (still fun) gear vr.

6/27/2016 8:34:52 PM

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i was all excited about this until i ran the test and the steam tool said i need to upgrade my video card

i just want to watch some porn in 3, why does this have to be so expensive?

[Edited on June 27, 2016 at 8:51 PM. Reason : .]

6/27/2016 8:51:05 PM

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If you have a Samsung phone then the Gear VR is the best option for that. Haha.

6/27/2016 9:00:13 PM

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"Ugh I've been debating getting one. Do either of you have the Gear VR? How is it compared to that in terms of perceived resolution and the screen door effect? The resolution is technically higher on the Gear VR with my Note 5 than a Vive or Oculus but the screen door effect is much less on the later. I want to get one but am hesitant if it's going to look as poor as the (still fun) gear vr.

"


Never tried the gear vr. Screen door effect stood out to me at first, mostly on white backdrops... now I absolutely don't notice it. It really is a transport to another world. Full room scale is insane and the controls are ridiculously well done.

6/29/2016 2:48:19 PM

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A coworker has one and there's one at the mall in the Microsoft store. Going to try and get some time with one before I commit.

6/29/2016 3:48:20 PM

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Battledome purchased.

6/30/2016 12:08:00 PM

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6/30/2016 4:21:05 PM

mildew
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^^ It's a bit annoying to get going at first... but very fun once you have it worked out. Obviously a very early in development game (and made by a single dev), but there should be a lot more work happening to it this year.

6/30/2016 4:25:48 PM

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I went with the Rift and 100 oculus store credit. I think the Vive was a straight 100 off. So far it's pretty cool I can't really use Virtual Desktop as a PC monitor because of how awful text looks, but BlazeRush is pretty fun and the content in that Within app was neat -- A One Republic music video and the Mr Robot short. I also watched Westworld using the virtual desktop home cinema experience and it was a lot better than I thought it would be.

11/29/2016 7:46:57 PM

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Touch Controllers out for delivery

12/8/2016 9:25:29 AM

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