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.

http://www.oculusvr.com/

Edit:

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

Comments

Acid 11 years ago

Just look at his face. XD

melee-master 11 years ago

I already watched that entire video, but yeah… the preview pic pretty much sums up my feelings on the Oculus without even trying it.

Eva unit-01 11 years ago

What if I wear glasses?

Astryl 11 years ago

After watching that vid, I really want to get my hands on one of these… My mind is taunting me with the thought of ogling the Capital Wasteland, the Minecraft server, and Skyrim with 'em.

@Eva yeah, you can wear it with glasses or without.

melee-master 11 years ago

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After watching that vid, I really want to get my hands on one of these… My mind is taunting me with the thought of ogling the Capital Wasteland, the Minecraft server, and Skyrim with 'em.

I'm buying a new graphics card in a couple hours (7970) and it comes with Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Farcry 3. Perfect timing, I cannot wait to play them (especially Bioshock) in VR next month.

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What if I wear glasses?

Some work, some don't but it sounds like most are OK.

Cesque 11 years ago

I'm curious what sort of display technology this uses that presumably doesn't burn people's retinas off after 5 minutes of exposure (but not curious enough to watch the whole vid to find out)…

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Some work, some don't but it sounds like most are OK.

Oculus Rift + Google Glass = …?

Eva unit-01 11 years ago

I watched the video, and I hope it's just the recording method they used, cause that fisheye-ish FoV raped my eyes and mind.

Toast 11 years ago

As far as I'm aware focusing your eyes on a close image doesnt damage them like people imagine. Your eyes don't differentiate between closeup dim light and faraway bright light that much.

It's the motion sickness I'm concerned about.

Darthvender 11 years ago

Eva, The fisheye is supposedly corrected by the lenses themselves.

Cesar 11 years ago

A TF2 medic running Oculus would instantly rise to be high level in competitive. It's just so fucking good.