Occulus Rift - Virtual Reality?

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#1 Posted by WubTheCook (25 posts) -
--Before I start I'd like to point out that I don't really have a great idea on where to post this thread, but from what it seems this looks like the most suitable-- Anyway, as many of you probably know, a 'kickstarter' for a new virtual reality headset named the 'Occulus Rift' began in very early August. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game Since then it has achieved over 900% of its original $250,00 goal, reaching about 2.5 million dollars (give or take) in 'donations', the rewards for these 'donations' being access to the dev-kit, the prototype, merchandise, etc. What I'm mostly concerned about is the dev-kit they're releasing. I mean, they've already sold thousands of dev-kits, not just to the mainstream game producers but they offered this deal to anyone with the correct amount of money. Now this is what we've been asking for; a fully functional dev-kit that the community can use to do whatever they want with. Lots of possibilities, which is great. If this doesn't make it, (IF) of course it'll be a shame, but it will definitely open the eyes of gamers to Virtual Reality. Anyway, I'd like to see what your opinions are on this, so don't be afraid to drop'em below!
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#2 Posted by psdsoldier25 (242 posts) -

I have read up on the Occulus Rift quite a bit and i am pretty damn excited to see a finished product. At the same time i always get a little worried when it comes to new tech. Virtual Reality gaming could be great and if the product came out and the reviews were pretty good i would spend the money to get my own. Whenever i think of the Rift i think of the the movie Lawnmower Man and it would be pretty badass to have some VR like what was portrayed in that movie....

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#3 Posted by MasterBrief (56 posts) -

I'm not really into the whole VR thing but like he said there really isnt anything out there that really immerses you so I think I would have to try it to be sold on but it does look cool and I think if it really was immersive I would love to play rail shooters like House of the Dead on it and possible some sword combat stuff like that Ryse game with really sweet combat.

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#4 Posted by Justforvisit (2660 posts) -

The beginning of the Holodeck :D

Aaaand maybe of holograms going haywire as well? :P