Oculus Rift has already been funded on Kickstarter in 24 hours
History repeats itself and if anyone remembers the 90’s, VR goggles were all the rage. Nintendo even built a console around the concept, even if it failed miserably. Now you have the Oculus Rift, a headset that uses both a 1280x800 viewing angle and head tracking technology to create a virtual environment.
With the “ok” from designers like John Carmack and Cliff Blesinki the Kickstarter blew past its goal of $250,000. Now it is sitting at somewhere near $900,000 with a month to go. You can see the hardware in action in the video below, but we might get a first impression this weekend since the Oculus will be at QuakeCon. Stay tuned to the site for more details.
lol, hey to be fair. Is there a single gamer that has seen Sword Art Online and not wanted that game to actually exist? I sure a hell know I want it.. lol even if it is a death game :P
This looks cool. I do hope it works out in the end. Let's just hope that people don't play this while walking down the street.
You don't even work there, and you've sold it.
At first, I was like, "really?.. its been around forever." but after watching the video I am impressed, and hopeful :)
Edit: now they just need to make it so it either:
- doesn't run on batteries and remains wireless somehow - or find out how to make it get powered wirelessly.
if it works I want it
I still think this looks kind of silly. I just don't think this sort of thing will ever catch on. Still, after watching the video, my interest is at least piqued.
Sword Art Online is what I thought of too!
I am pretty sure I am going to drop $300 on this.
They should make this just so Keith Apicary can wear it around town and run straight into a brick wall, destroying it on impact. Maybe he can do a stress test comparison between the Virtual Boy and the Oculus
But this thing would benefit from an antenna that attaches to your shirt and does completely nothing.
Tons of developers sponsor. Valve, iD, Unity and Epic, etc. Why would you not buy it? It isn't a screen that makes Monk look 2d and pop out of the screen.
I'm with you, but using virtual boy as torture generally results in death and not so much torture.
sword art online anyone lmao shit if you die in the game you die in real life i see ppl playing casual or very easy modes alot more in future
It won't be the VR Stuntmaster without the stupid clip thing.
Exactly! We need torture devices, or better yet Screwattack need torture devices for the losers of eating challenges :P
Looks amazing, almost revolutionary. But who would dev for it? Who would BUY it? How does one control it (other than with the head)? and lastly...
SOFTWARE SOFTWARE SOFTWARE!!!!!
It needs games to succeed.
Regardless, I have faith in it, as I'm one of the few that actually enjoyed the Virtual Boy.
Take THAT bashers!
Let's hope this doesn't end up like the Virtual Reality Stuntmaster from 90's.
I posted the video earlier, and I'm happy this made it to the front page. Amazing tech. as far as comments I'm just going to paste from my previous post.
I can see this being very devisive in where gaming is headed. This isn't a psedo 3d ploy that makes images pop like they have depth. For all intent it doesn't appear to be a shifted viewpoint, but an actual 3d experience to where field of view (the distance between each eye as well as distance) becomes a factor. This isn't a 3ds. This appears to be a seperate camera perspective for each eye providing a true 3d experience. The display tech appears sound . The field of vision itself is going to be beyond even the rotation your eye can spin to see the absolute edge of the screen (you will turn your head to look around). If this lives up to its promises, it could be a game changer. They have met the kickstarter goal and development is already a go. This should be out before 2014 and with some big players already working on this, it could be another must have gaming accessory like a controller or joystick.
Personal note. If Michael Abrash is behind it, I'm already excited. I've bought his books for years on low level programming.
There is no reason a Virtual Boy emulator wouldn't work with this (sic).
Does it play Virtual Boy? No? Then I'm not pledging anything. I need my torture devices to work DAMIT! Also for people who want something like this (it's no Virtual Reality but it's neat), try out the Sony 3D Viewer, you can play your PS3 games on it if you want. The image quality is great however don't use it for to long or you might get headaches....