Just bought the Oculus Rift

Posted by melee-master on May 1, 2013, 6:28 a.m.

I've literally never been so excited for the launch of something before. This thing is going to completely revolutionize gaming. Even in games without head tracking the sheer immersion factor will be phenomenal. A few hours ago I preordered the dev kit which is scheduled to ship in June. I wanted to preorder sooner but I needed to be sure that I had enough money for my bills and my flight to Chicago in a few weeks.

No idea if I'll actually develop anything, but I do know one thing: I want it and I WANT IT ASAFP. As soon as fucking possible :D TF2 already supports it, Hawken is going to support it, The Gallery is a sweet looking game designed from the ground up for it and Minecraft is going to get support for it eventually. The list is bigger than that though, and I'm sure it'll get bigger and bigger pretty quickly. The reviews of it all say it's amazing and the first device to get VR right.

I'm also so excited that I've already downloaded a couple drivers that will let me play games that aren't officially supported with it. The consumer version will blow it away in terms of specs, but I don't feel like waiting until early 2014. And now I have even more of a reason to buy a new graphics card…

Anyone else gonna get the dev kit? It's $300 USD + $45 shipping (for me) which ended up costing $356 CAD.



VR desktop: http://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=423


Eva unit-01 11 years ago

Can't really say if I'm excited or not, but it's definitely gonna be interesting and has my attention. I've said it before, but the only game I'm truly looking forward to running around in would be Mirrors Edge. If they got Dishonored or Fallout3/NV working with this, that'd be sooo badass too.

Castypher 11 years ago

I don't play anything that I'd be interested in using this for but it looks fucking awesome regardless.

melee-master 11 years ago

I want to play EVERY game with this lol.

And Winamp visualizer in 3D… omg

Josea 11 years ago

I want to play Minecraft with this. There, I said it.

JID 11 years ago

yeah.. All I can think of is really wanting to play Minecraft while using this..

Playing a heavily modded Minecraft with this would be amazing.

At least to me.

JuurianChi 11 years ago

And you're surprised people aren't always nice to you?
I dunno, because they have personal problems?

I wrote my original comment on a kindle, I have no idea why the rest is missing.

inb4 I wrote it all in the search bar by accident.

I'm one of the nicest users around, mate.

Toast 11 years ago

I get the impression Mirror's Edge would suck on one of these things. There's no motion tracking. If you hadn't noticed, Mirror's Edge is all about motion. A game where you remain as stationary as possible moving your head around is best suited to head-tracking only VR.

But I'm glad VR is finally beginning to appear. It's kind of thing I knew would be around soon enough even though most people were like "that sounds lame, who wants VR" etc, etc. You sillies.

I won't buy an oculus rift because I have no intention of devving with one atm… I'll probably wait until either there's a consumer version or until future iterations of dev kit which have motion tracking and a more established compatibility with omnidirectional treadmills.


factnfiction101 11 years ago

I'm an evil naysayer sorry :(

melee-master 11 years ago

I'm confident the tech is here this time.

eagly 11 years ago

Skip to about 11 minutes to see them actually playing about with it, there's quite a bit of preamble.