Sci-Fi IRL: Oculus

It’s January 6th, which means that prebooking the brand new Oculus Rift is now open. If you are a gamer, then you must know what it is, but in case you aren’t here’s a quick overview. It’s a virtual reality headset, which means that you basically put a huge brick over your eyes, and instead of clicking a few buttons to play a game, you actually have to play it. It also has goggles in it, that make you see nothing, but the game. So, for example, instead of clicking to punch a zombie in the face, you need to actually swing and derive a blow.

Anyway, time for a quick history lesson. Palmer luckey was always fascinated with HMVs. But he soon invented a new type of virtual reality headset. So then in 2012, himself and Brendan Iribe founded Oculus VR. In 2014, it was acquired by Facebook for 2 billion dollars. And now, in 2016, they are officially launching their first product for prebooking, the Oculus Rift.

Lots of people will probably be online at the time to preorder it, although it was officially stated that it will cost over 350 dolloars. Not to mention that you need a GOOD computer to run it. But one of the many bright sides is that there will be lots of games available on it. That includes minecraft. And there will even be many games made specially for the Oculus Rift. That includes Lucky’s Tale.

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The Oculus Rift
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