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Oculus Rift VR headset hits Kickstarter backed by Epic Games, Valve

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Aug 2, 2012
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  1. If you've been following virtual reality gaming as of late, you've no doubt heard the buzz surrounding a prototype device known as the Oculus Rift. Yes, this is the same VR headset that John Carmack of id Software was raving……

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  2. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 185   +39

    Way cool

    I might join in on this. my degree in computer games programming wont hurt!! :p
  3. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 185   +39

    wow jsut cheked out the kickstarter page

    29days left $928,133 of $250,000 WOW
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    if it doesn't hurt my eyes like those 3d glasses, it might just sell.
  5. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TS Member Posts: 44

    LOL did you just overread the resolution of this thing ? Pure rubbish.
  6. @ pmkrefeld

    You're either trolling, or you clearly have no clue what you're talking about. When a screen that small is all of 2 inches away from your eyes, the resolution doesn't have to be above and beyond. To call something rubbish because it's not in 1080p or maybe 2560x1600, as if you'd notice a difference, or as if the resolution wasn't awesome as it is, is just ignorant and really pretty unappreciative in response to a new item trying to take steps in a cool direction.
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    My guess is that it would be rather harmful. I grew near sighted because of prolonged computer use, I wonder if prolonged Rift use would have a similar effect.
  8. jeffz6

    jeffz6 TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Arma 3 and this headset. Oh baby.

    I see problems finding your fingure placment on the keyboard. Sure WASD is common, but games like arma use alot of key input configurations.
  9. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +14

    VR porn anyone? >.>
  10. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Looks very interesting.
    Although I have no clue how this is going to work with the current gaming which needs a keyboard and a cursor. I'm looking forward to see more of this and how it works.
  11. Nice idea for the field of view but the resolution per eye is too low. Sony hmz-t1 has 1280x720 per eye with 2 OLED screens and costs 800$.
  12. I currently play most of my game sin windowed mode at a resolution of 1280x960 which fills up my screen. Considering the screen of this device will be filling up my vision, 1280x800 looks pretty good to me. So what if its not some insanely high resolution. Its not like they are trying to display the game on a 32 inch wall display or something.

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