The Oculus Rift; VR Finally comes of age? Page 38

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  • neilka 17 Jun 2013 23:28:10 14,938 posts
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    Your server must have taken quite a pounding, I'm surprised it could handle the load.
  • silentbob 18 Jun 2013 01:33:44 28,917 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Shame the video in your article doesn't exist (last I checked).
    Fixed now apparently, devs switched out sources on us.

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  • Khanivor 18 Jun 2013 01:37:02 39,862 posts
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    Fark has it now.
  • silentbob 18 Jun 2013 01:41:34 28,917 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Your server must have taken quite a pounding, I'm surprised it could handle the load.
    At this time in the morning I'm 50/50 on whether this is opportunistic innuendo or genuine technical curiosity. If it's the former my response is:

    "Wahaymissus!!"

    ..if it's the latter:

    50,000 visits and 70,000 pageviews in 2 days mainly due to this article. As good as the interview is, it is a little depressing how predictable blokes on the Internet can be. ;)

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  • silentbob 18 Jun 2013 23:53:11 28,917 posts
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    Oculus VR receives $16M investment from Venture Capitalist firms:

    http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/06/18/oculus-vr-receive-16m-in-funding-from-hand-picked-venture-capitalists-6654

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  • Psychotext 19 Jun 2013 00:11:05 52,768 posts
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    Noice.
  • Pynchon 19 Jun 2013 00:16:32 114 posts
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    Think I'm ready to spill a cool £300-£400 on an HD Oculus Rift now. I'd rather pay for one than a next gen console for sure, or a new graphics card...
  • deem 24 Jun 2013 17:29:48 31,641 posts
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    This thing is fucking insane.
  • Load_2.0 24 Jun 2013 17:39:05 18,162 posts
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    First hand experience?
  • deem 24 Jun 2013 17:49:10 31,641 posts
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    Yep.
  • kalel 24 Jun 2013 17:54:44 83,837 posts
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    awtfay
  • StarchildHypocrethes 24 Jun 2013 18:08:18 24,555 posts
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    Plant.
  • Alastair 25 Jun 2013 08:33:24 14,947 posts
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    My word. It's deem!

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • UncleLou Moderator 25 Jun 2013 08:36:41 35,171 posts
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    Alive and in colour!
  • Alastair 25 Jun 2013 08:38:29 14,947 posts
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    I bet he doesn't come back...

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • neilka 25 Jun 2013 08:41:25 14,938 posts
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    TEH MATRIX HAS HIM NOW
  • silentbob 25 Jun 2013 11:28:00 28,917 posts
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    We haz him ...

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  • silentbob 10 Jul 2013 18:47:06 28,917 posts
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    It's been busy - loads up updates since I last updated:

    Quake Gets Rifted:
    http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/07/10/quake-gets-rifted-6952

    The Gallery: VR From the ground up
    http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/07/09/the-gallery-six-elements-early-alpha-sneak-peak-6940

    Lunar Flight:
    http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/07/08/lunar-flight-oculus-rift-support-video-6965

    ..and a ton of others.

    Edited by silentbob at 18:54:21 10-07-2013

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  • Plant 10 Jul 2013 18:52:12 234 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Plant.
    Yeah?
    has been waiting years to do that
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 23 Jul 2013 13:06:42 36,266 posts
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    Something something Respawn, something something Xbox One?

    I totally called it.
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  • Salaman 23 Jul 2013 13:13:08 18,236 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    awtfay
    :-)
  • IJ 23 Jul 2013 17:26:50 741 posts
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    Where can I try one of these things? It sounds awesome, I'd love a go at a few of the demo's but I'm not going to buy a PC and one of the kits just to give it a go. Surely it can't just be at a show. Some enterprising chap should set one up at home, hell I'd pay £10 for 30 minutes on this. Anyone in London wanna set one up in a pub and charge us a tenner per go? Sure you'd get twenty takers.....
  • neilka 23 Jul 2013 17:32:45 14,938 posts
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    The last time I went round pubs offering 30 minutes for £10 it didn't end well.
  • mrpon 23 Jul 2013 17:39:07 27,638 posts
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    Are you still using that rubber ring?

    Give yourself £5 or Ĺ gig, you're worth it.

  • silentbob 25 Jul 2013 19:20:26 28,917 posts
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    So, I'll be playing Journo/hack at GamesCom 2013 this year for RoadToVR.com.

    Lined up so far: Meeting the CCP Team (Eve Online) for a playtest of EVE-VR on the Oculus Rift and the Oculus team themselves who'll hopefully have the Rift HD prototype with them for me to get my greasy paws on.

    Also, Schnitzel ... lots of Schnitzel.

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  • PenguinJim 4 Aug 2013 07:04:33 5,447 posts
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    People keep harassing me to get one of these dev kits, but at this point I'm trying to hold out in case the consumer version has any sort of upgrade (as it will be cheaper, too).

    Also, at US$356 delivered, it hasn't quite hit my value requirements yet. Its feature-list seems entirely confined to "playing the games that have had support for it added" (VorpX clearly isn't "there" yet, and adds an extra ~$50 onto the cost).

    If I could watch movies on it, then it would be so much better, and 3D movies? Brilliant. I expect these features are coming, and even with just the current level of game support it looks excellent. But I can wait. For now.

    Also, this thread's title should probably be "Next Generation of Gaming Incoming". Finally something that adds to games (although the next-gen console approach of "Facebook Integration" is bound to appeal to some people, too).
  • OptimusPube 4 Aug 2013 08:03:37 2,401 posts
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    I agree with you, I'm more excited for this than I have been for either PS4 or the onesie.

    Is it supposed to be like this?

  • Fake_Blood 7 Aug 2013 16:27:31 3,814 posts
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    "We have incredible news to share with the community: legendary game programmer John Carmack will be officially joining the Oculus team as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO)."



    ďI have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming Ė the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and internet play, game mods, and so on. Duct taping a strap and hot gluing sensors onto Palmerís early prototype Rift and writing the code to drive it ranks right up there. Now is a special time. I believe that VR will have a huge impact in the coming years, but everyone working today is a pioneer. The paradigms that everyone will take for granted in the future are being figured out today; probably by people reading this message. Itís certainly not there yet. There is a lot more work to do, and there are problems we donít even know about that will need to be solved, but I am eager to work on them. Itís going to be awesome!Ē
  • cubbymoore 7 Aug 2013 16:37:14 36,439 posts
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    can you go scuba diving with this?
  • Deleted user 7 August 2013 16:39:20
    It's going to be as awesome as megatextures.
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