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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Seeks Kickstarter Funding

Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses gets support of John Carmack and is supposed to be awesome.

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Seeks Kickstarter Funding

There have been virtual reality glasses for decades. They all failed on the consumer market. Now Oculus Rift is supposed to change that. It has a huge field of view and no lag. Gaming industry heavyweights including John Carmack think Oculus Rift has a chance. 

The project is now raising money and handing out Oculus Rift developer kits. The goal is $250,000. Watch the Kickstarter video presentation of Oculus Rift below.

Support Oculus Rift now on Kickstarter.

 

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Oculus Rift has sold over 85,000 prototypes

Source: Digital Trends

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift, confirmed that it has pre-sold over 25,000 units of the headset’s second generation developer kit. That brings the total number of Oculus Rifts sold to 85,000. The post Oculus Rift has sold over 85,000 prototypes appeared firs ...
Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends 9 hours ago, 12:16pm CDT
 

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Oculus Rift Sells 85,000 Dev Kits

Source: Digital Media Wire

TechCrunch reports that Oculus Rift has sold 85,000 units of its virtual reality headset development kit since launch. The company disclosed the figures and broke them down into 60,000 sales of the original DK1 and 25,000 sales of DK2 that went on sale on Marc ...
Source: Digital Media Wire   Full article at: Digital Media Wire 1 day ago, 4:32pm CDT
 

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Epic: Oculus Rift is VR's iPhone moment

Source: Develop Magazine

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Tim Sweeney has described Oculus Rift as virtual reality’s 'iPhone moment', and believes the technology is just about to hit the big time. The creator of Unreal Engine and founder of Epic Games told Develop that VR technology is poised to reach well beyond the realm of hardcore gaming. “I think it’s a trend that’s going to take over the world slowly. I would compare today’s Oculus with the iPhone 1,” Sweeney said. “It’s a really cool product that’s going t ...
Source: Develop Magazine   Full article at: Develop Magazine Apr 8 2014, 5:58am CDT
 

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Facebook, Oculus Rift, and an Already Imagined Future

Source: The Huffington Post

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Discussing Facebook with people who know me always reminds me of that Conan O'Brian joke he told the graduating class at Harvard about how for the rest of their lives, whenever they do something stupid they will inevitable hear the words "...and you went to Harvard?!" as if doing so should exclude you from all stupidity for life. Because -- and here is the disclaimer -- my girlfriend works at Facebook, so in my case it is always "...b ...
Source: The Huffington Post   Full article at: The Huffington Post Apr 1 2014, 4:04pm CDT
 

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Why Selling The Oculus Rift Was A Bad Idea

Source: Gamer Syndrome

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I was going about my daily comings and goings and stumbled upon the news that Facebook was going to acquire Oculus Rift. Needless to say I was shocked when I read that headline and my mouth was open for at least 1.1 minutes. When Oculus was first on Kickstarter it started a large grassroots ...
Source: Gamer Syndrome   Full article at: Gamer Syndrome Mar 28 2014, 7:34pm CDT
 

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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Source: Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes "Not one hour after the announcement of the the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook yesterday, Markus 'Notch' Persson has announced that he has ceased all discussions about bringing it to Oculus Rift. 'I don't want to work with social, I want to work with games. ... Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but bu ...
Source: Slashdot   Full article at: Slashdot Mar 26 2014, 11:04am CDT
 

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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

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An anonymous reader writes "Not one hour after the announcement of the the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook yesterday, Markus 'Notch' Persson has announced that he has ceased all discussions about bringing it to Oculus Rift. 'I don't want to work with social, I want to work with games. ... Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game te ...
Source: Slashdot   Full article at: Slashdot Mar 26 2014, 11:04am CDT
 

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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Source: Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes "Not one hour after the announcement of the the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook yesterday, Markus 'Notch' Persson has announced that he has ceased all discussions about bringing it to Oculus Rift. 'I don't want to work with social, I want to work with games. ... Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about buil ...
Source: Slashdot   Full article at: Slashdot Mar 26 2014, 11:04am CDT
 

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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Source: Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes "Not one hour after the announcement of the the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook yesterday, Markus 'Notch' Persson has announced that he has ceased all discussions about bringing it to Oculus Rift. 'I don't want to work with social, I want to work with games. ... Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numb ...
Source: Slashdot   Full article at: Slashdot Mar 26 2014, 11:04am CDT
 

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What Zuckerberg Sees When He Puts on Oculus Rift

Source: MIT Technology Review

Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile.Facebook moved quickly to acquire Oculus VR—creator of the forthcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset—for approximately $2 billion. Discussions between the two companies opened less than two weeks ago, according to Oculus VR’s CEO Brendan Irebe. “We locked ourselves in the Facebook HQ and just got the deal done ...
Source: MIT Technology Review   Full article at: MIT Technology Review Mar 26 2014, 10:00am CDT
 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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