Trent Reznor Gets a VR Demo, Then Hits The Stage With Nine Inch Nails

John Carmack shows the acclaimed musician "some new VR tech" before a recent show.

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Before Trent Reznor took to the stage in Dallas last night for a Nine Inch Nails show, the acclaimed musician got demo of the Oculus Rift virtual reality technology.

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Oculus VR CTO John Carmack wrote on Twitter, "Gave Trent Reznor a demo of some new VR teach before the NIN show tonight. He totally gets it."

Carmack's tweet was flooded with positive responses from fans; some even wondered if NIN fans might get to see a show in VR some day. Carmack didn't say more about what he showed Reznor, and Reznor has not tweeted or made any public statements about the demo.

Reznor and Carmack have a history together, as Reznor wrote music for Quake and the pair have appeared in numerous pictures alongside one another. Reznor also wrote the theme song for 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, developed by Treyarch.

Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross won an Academy Award for the soundtrack to 2010 Facebook origin story The Social Network.

Oculus Rift remains an in-development product, and the consumer version is not yet available publicly. Social networking behemoth Facebook purchased Oculus VR in March for $2 billion.

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I used to love Trent but he lost all credibility when he went bald and bulky.

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Reznor has always been up with the latest tech & he's been pretty experimental with a lot of things. The Year Zero trail of websites was cool & putting up all the master tracks on the remix website is really against the flow of what the rest of the recording industry is doing.

I'll be interested to see what he does with VR.

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Reznor won't make a statement one way or the other unless he's paid for his endorsement.

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Eddie listens to some really good music thought ...

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"It took you, to make me realize"

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I don't really understand why Trent Reznor/NIN is popular. With all the albums he's put out, I'm lucky if I can find 40 minutes worth of really good songs to listen to. Nearly all of NINs best songs are found on Pretty Hate Machine or the Downward Spiral. Since those albums it seems that he just creates heavyish parlor music. The Hand that Feeds is really the only good song (and the repetitive Came Back Haunted is ok) post Downward Spiral.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed. He hasn't released a good album since the 90's.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There's some gems on the new album. I think he will be the first to say that he's not trying to gather a huge audience, he's just doing his thing.

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I spent almost my entire Saturday using my Oculos Rift DK2 with several demos and Half Life 2. Everything "about" the rift is amazing but it is a long way from being consumer ready. Those of us spoiled by full HD or higher graphics on PC will likely not be too invested in playing an entire game in the state its in now. The new Galaxy Note4 will have a higher resolution screen (2560x1440) and since that is the core of the Rift it will look much better than Dk2 does now. I'm not completely convinced that higher resolution will be enough to fully eliminate the screen door effect and the other visual anomalies that it currently has. But still, unless you have experienced it you will never really know.

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Is this the first day of his last days? Or did he just make a Wish for this?

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He was just Broken!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Broken = best NIN album

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Reading the title, I thought he grew Wolverine blades out of his hands and his the stage floor or something tbh lol

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He's just a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy (of a copy)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> he hurt himself today, you know...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> He needed to make sure he could still feel.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yes.... I...I don't know any more songs.... How are you?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Not good... First i bite the hand that feeds, then i hurt myself today. What have i become, my dearest friend?!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> A copy of a copy? of a copy? :p

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You can have it all, my empire of dirt. All i know, goes away in the end.

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Starfuckers Inc.!

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Will he bite the hand that feeds?

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Oh, he might do other things if you do that...

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@unreal849 @homey_d_clown @Pupchu A sexual reference (not really, but it does speak volumes of my tought process)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> nah he just finds happiness in slavery

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oh yes :D

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I used to love NIN in the 90's and early 00's. Now...........not so much.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They're a bit different since Trent mellowed out, lol. Still great though IMO.

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Broken and Downward Spiral still Trent's and NIN best work.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I dunno, I rather like the Fragile best, myself.

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Can't argue with that, Fragile was definetly a great album.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> DS was pretty amazing too. I do agree that his work since never quite matched those two, but I still enjoy it a lot.

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I love Carmack. I love Trent Reznor. I kinda like the Oculus. And yet I still find this "news" entirely useless.

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Trent Reznor totally gets VR. The industry is saved. Halleluja.

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