Oculus Rift: A gimmick or a revolution? (Part 1)

One cannot deny that the Oculus Rift managed to make quite a name for itself in zero time. In just a year or so, the device has received such publicity that there’s hardly a gamer out there who hasn’t heard of the Oculus Rift and its magical ability to create a virtual reality where you can experience all the thrills offered by modern 3D games, but in a much livelier and more believable way.

Despite all the buzz surrounding the device, though, the Oculus Rift is yet to prove that it’s anything more than a short-lived gimmick.

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whoyouwit041994d ago

I've heard nothing but good things, so I would say REVOLUTION!!!

SpringHeeledJack1993d ago

Seeing the treadmill thing work with this i am saying this is the future of gaming not cloud based gaming or streaming which are just changes in distribution models but not really a gaming revolution.

Instead of traditionally looking at a screen you feel like you are actually there, users have said because of this they instinctively respond to say a character smiling and smile back, it really fools the brain.

On the treadmill it's great especially for multiplayer games, i can just imagine fat gamers not being able to run fast or get out of breath and have to stop, it will defiantly bring more realism n skill sets for gaming while helping with exercise as a side bonus.

Give it a few years for it to develop more and this will be the next REVOLUTION in gaming if developed right.

Angeljuice1993d ago

Thats a big 'if' though. I have high hopes for this device, and have heard nothing but praise for it, but I have a long enough memory to recall when numerous other such 3D immersive systems were brought onto the market with similar fanfare only to suddenly be swept under the carpet when prolonged usage leads to nausea, headaches, black outs etc. Even if the tech works perfectly, you could end up with people getting a form of P.T.S.D from playing Battlefield for 5 days straight.

Honestly, its a litigious nightmare, everyone will try to get compensation if there's even a hint of a health issue, if one person trips and breaks an arm with a headset on, you will suddenly see thousands of bogus injury claims.

It's a class-action minefield.

But yeah, looks cool.

starchild1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

It's going to be huge. I was lucky enough to try it out with an indie developer friend of mine that has the development unit and SDK. All I can say is that it offers immersion like I have never seen before and it is amazing.

I would buy it just the way it is to be honest. But they are working to improve it in some pretty significant ways and that blows my mind.

Doctor_Freeman1993d ago

The PS4 and Xbone aren't showing me anything that I have to have.

The Rift is what I've been waiting for to hook into my pc.

Clover9041993d ago

XBone and ps4 are looking great with huge advances over the current generation, but I think I'm honestly more excited about the consumer model of the Oculus Rift hitting store shelves.

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Foxgod1993d ago

I would love to see some Asari girls dancing for me in Mass effect 4 while wearing an Oculus Rift.

Clover9041993d ago

Lol, you joke, but there is an adult game being made now with the Oculus Rift in mind.

Foxgod1993d ago

I wasnt joking, but yeah adult games would make a nice experience too.

But i really think Mass effect would do good with the rift, especially walking trough bars and watching Asari´s dance.

ExCest1993d ago

It's a gimmick by definition but a damn cool one though.

ASBO-51993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

Gimmick, and a stupid one at that. And WTF's up with the gawd awful name???

starchild1993d ago

It's not a gimmick. It works better than you would expect and really does fulfill the promise of virtual reality. They are working to make it even better but its extremely cool as it is.

And personally I really like the name.

ASBO-51993d ago

If what you say is really true then I will someday watch porn on it.

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