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megakick
megakick

So how long can you wear this till your neck begins to hurt?

hitomo
hitomo

this is awesome for selling pr0n

Frederick Quatman
Frederick Quatman

I don't personally care, I just don't want to wear stuff on my face to game. Hell I play Kinect, Move, Wii and have no issues with that. I just don't like gaming to be strapped to my face..lol

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

"Oh WOW I am just about to go fight Bowser..... Wait, I need to fix my hair first!"

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

Frederick likes to do selfies while playing videogames

Tim Rather
Tim Rather

You must be very vain to care about what you look like whilst playing a flaming video game.

ENGDragon83
ENGDragon83

Once in history we enjoyed games by standing in front of an arcade machine using a rollerball or stick. We then got used to controllers and the comfort of our own homes. I see this as something that will take time for us to deal with but may overall improve our gaming enjoyment

KSenju Effect
KSenju Effect

agree Jak, if you care for your looks while playing you should rather use a Mirror instead of a TV

Leon Silavant
Leon Silavant

I certainly do! Imagine what it could be like for sim racing. You just sound lazy. Its not impractical at all.

Raymond Jenkins
Raymond Jenkins

Who the hell wants to put this thing on to play a game?? Hell, I don't even get out of bed to play since the controllers have the power to turn on the console. Great tech, just completely impractical for...everyone.

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

... But I am sure when you are playing a game and you enjoy it you really don't care that much about what you look like.

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

The thing is a lot of people look like douches playing videogames... Videogame frustration is an example of this!

dominicplombier
dominicplombier

In 1991 or so I played with a device look like this... but it never come to release for some reason. I try it for few minutes... maybe 30-40 minutes and thing get weird. I played duke nukem 3d. you could turn your head and look all around was impressive. but as soon I remove the device all my perspective view was mess up. close object look far and when I look far my view was like in a tunnel. very strange. when I try to push my chair my hand pass in the air... what the... I was far than it was looking. everything got back to normal after few minutes. why its doing this?  your brain think your looking far but in fact your looking very close to some lens near your eyes. and its seem after few minutes of gaming your brain still thinking you looking far but its not true. well maybe they correct the problem with the oculus rift but I doubt it. this is a strange problem and it was mark on the instruction to use the product for only few minutes... how you can play for a few minutes when your talking about games.


if they still have the same problem maybe it will never be release for everyone. if someone tested this device and didn't got the problem I mention let me know... and how they correct it.

Pam Hunt
Pam Hunt

do you mind me askin what the eck is that?

quaker04
quaker04

How Oculus impact on system perfomance? I mean, the game must be rendered with the 3D depth effect, that said, 2 times right? Are there any expectation of recommended GPU/CPU to run it and would end users expect lag using OR on weaker setups or it wouldn't work at all?

V3rciS
V3rciS

Awesome... I've been waiting for this for long time, I'm so getting this!

James Chahine
James Chahine

Daniel Shirvington this looks pretty awesome

Saketume
Saketume

Dealbreaker. 

I'm NOT going to put a camera connected to the internet in my home.

FO

kalipekona
kalipekona

@megakick 


Probably have to limit your time in the Rift at first, since the muscles won't be used to it. But over time your body will adapt and it will be fine. 

kalipekona
kalipekona

What? For everyone? I think you are exaggerating there just a wee teeny bit. Not everyone is as lazy as you seem to be. 

kalipekona
kalipekona

@dominicplombier 


As someone who has used the dev version of the Rift I can tell you that I have experienced no such symptoms even after over an hour of playing. 

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Tommy Mcdaniel Jr  hey look a smart ass!

plasticreality
plasticreality

@quaker04 You can't have lag, or then you have nausea.  You'll need a mid level gaming PC to be able to use the Rift, as each game needs to be rendered in 1080p (minimum) at 60 FPS, all in stereo 3D.  


To give you perspective, I have a GTX 660ti that I use with the developer kit that works fine, but right now the Rift only displays at 720p.  I'm honestly considering getting an additional card for when the consumer version comes out, because it will likely require a lot of processing power.

feathers632
feathers632

@Saketume So you don't have a cell phone?  I mean not everyone has to have one.  Just curious...

ChaosKing0991
ChaosKing0991

@Saketume Let me get this straight, you are scared of some government employee or hacker watching you through a camera? Well first of all they're millions of people using webcams that are connected to the internet and if you think any government has the time and resources to monitor all those people you are an idiot, and hackers can't access your computer without having put software on it allowing them to do so which would mean they would have had access to use your computer at some point. Second even though it is definitely wrong for a government to spy on someone using webcams or any other means of surveillance, unless you are breaking the law in some major way what are you worried about. And if you're worried about hackers recording you nude or whatever to blackmail you with just cover up your camera when you jerk off. And third if you are seriously worried that this would happen to you, you must be famous or super rich otherwise no ones gonna bother with you. And to wrap this all up you are more likely to be attacked by a shark or hit by lighting then to have someone spy on you through a webcam I will take my chances.

DigiRave
DigiRave

@Saketume and where did they say anything about it needing to connect to the internet. o_0

kalipekona
kalipekona

@plasticreality @quaker04 


Yeah, highly graphically demanding games in the Rift require quite a bit of hardware grunt. Stereo 3D at 60+ fps at 1080p resolution with the more graphically demanding games is going to require a good PC. 

quaker04
quaker04

@plasticreality @quaker04  Thank you for your reply. I had no idea about nausea and lagging screen. I just upgraded to a GTX 670 and I should consider to add another card as well or even a full system upgrade. I wasn't expecting that it would be easy to run games with Rift, but my hypeness dropped when I remembered system requirements. Once again, thanks for your feedback.

Saketume
Saketume

@feathers632

I have a cellphone but not a smartphone. Are you referring to all the cellphone hacks recently? Or the fact that all your movements are being tracked and likely stored. I agree it's bad so why make it worse on purpose.


If you really think it's the same would you mind if I placed internetcameras in all your rooms? I promise I'll only use it to enhance your gaming experience.

just curious...

@ChaosKing0991

You may not care about your privacy but I care about what little I have left.

It's not about being scared it's about wanting privacy. I don't like the idea of being constantly monitored EVERYWHERE. It's bad enough that there are cameras on all buses, taxis, trains, city corners, shops etc. I'll be damned if I can't have privacy in my own home.

I'm not going to help anyone who wants to look into my house by placing internetconnected cameras in it. It's cute that you think you're safe from malware & hackers & government intrusions while on the internet.

What do you _really_ know about all those programs you give internet access or if programs are running in the background that don't show up in the task manager.


I don't think I'd be monitored all the time but I'm not willingly going to give anyone the opportunity to spy on me when they wish.

Keep telling yourself it's ok and that it won't happen to you but stop trying to convince me that it is.

I have no idea what sharks or lightning has to do with this but I don't swim in shark infested waters since we simply have no sharks up here in the north. I suggest, if you do have dangerous sharks, that you get out of the water when people are yelling that they see shark fins.


As for lightning you're probably the type to stand up on the highest hill with an umbrella in your hand.

plasticreality
plasticreality

@ChaosKing0991 @Saketume  "Second even though it is definitely wrong for a government to spy on someone using webcams or any other means of surveillance, unless you are breaking the law in some major way what are you worried about."


Perhaps his civil liberties?  You apparently haven't been paying attention to all the NSA leaks on the scope of domestic surveillance.  Look up Glenn Greenwald (journalist) and then tell we shouldn't be worried.  Of course, none of this has anything to do with the Rift, I just get annoyed when people don't seem to think protecting basic liberties is important.  That's how you get fascism.

Saketume
Saketume

@DigiRave

My computer is connected to the internet.

The games I play need an internet connection

The camera would have to be connected to my computer.

plasticreality
plasticreality

@kalipekona @plasticreality @quaker04 Notice journalists have not emphasized that point, as it would likely kill some of the hype surrounding the Rift.  Most people likely don't realize that they will be unable to use the Rift when it comes out without a substantial upgrade to their computer.  Of course, eventually the tech will work with smartphones and tablets, but for the immediate future (the next year or so) you will need a decent gaming PC to have any real fun.

plasticreality
plasticreality

@quaker04 No problem, glad to help.  The fact that I have a dev kit should tell you I'm ridiculously excited for VR (I've been patiently waiting since the early 90's), so I understand what it's like to get caught up in the hype.  

The reality is pretty exciting indeed, but people need to be made aware that this will require a reasonably expensive gaming PC in order to run the newest AAA titles (e.g. Metro: Last Light). For someone who doesn't have a gaming PC, they should expect to spend roughly $1500-2000 altogether (the Rift will be around $300).  A person with a lower-end computer they could still use the Oculus Rift for less demanding games (e.g. indie titles) or watching movies, but their experiences would be somewhat limited.



numbes
numbes

@feathers632 oculus has recently just acquired the services of the guy behind origin that bit of spyware that in the t&c's says i'm going to look at all your shit

feathers632
feathers632

@Saketume  I do agree in general.  Recently got to thinking about putting some silver foil tape over front facing cam on my mobile.  I do have a head-tracking device already that works like the crystal cove.  It's the famous Track-IR.  I don't worry about that used for spying because it's just an IR dot tracking sensor.  I think the oculus device will be similar.  Palmer isn't another microsoft with an NSA funded agenda.  He's just a guy who wants to create the perfect home VR system.  If you wanna talk about the perfect home spy device then I guess it doesn't get any better than eggs box kinect 2.  NSA can see anyone in the room even in darkness, work out heart rate etc.

Oz0n3_holepunch
Oz0n3_holepunch

@ChaosKing0991 @plasticreality Governments should be scared of their people, not the other way around. If everyone was well informed of the issues and demanded that their civil liberties be upheld then they would have to listen.


We are the 99%, if we share a common goal we can be immensely powerful. The 1% should not be allowed to maintain their stranglehold on the government, the economy and our lives for their personal benefit.

ChaosKing0991
ChaosKing0991

@plasticreality So not having a webcam is protecting basic liberties? There is absolutely nothing average people can do about whats happening in America short of a civil war, I mean what do you propose people do to stop it? Unless you are the president or some billionaire what could you do? The government in America rules with fear and no one person will ever make a difference. The only way you will ever see change is if the united nations stepped in or like I said there was a civil war, and neither of those will will ever happen not in our lifetime.

troyo90
troyo90

@Saketume What the hell are they going to spy on? The outside sensors are for positioning, I doubt they are cameras capable of recording anything... considering there's about 20 of them. Would not be smart in the manufacturing process.

But judging by your comments and quick correction of a goofy typo... I doubt intelligence has ever been part of your gameplan.

Have fun missing out on this state of the art device.

Etagloc
Etagloc

@Saketume 
Shit...better sell my labtop, it has a webcam and is always online