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Submitted by PerfectCel 174d ago | opinion piece

Five Alternatives to the Oculus Rift

Kevin from Denkiphile: "The ’80s must be pretty mad that we stole Virtual Reality from them, but they can’t be half as mad as the gaming public after Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift. Regardless of how you feel, competition is good, and Oculus Rift has attracted plenty of copycats and usurpers to the VR throne that they’ve created. Here’s a look at some alternatives for virtual reality gaming." (Android, Dev, Durovis, GameFace, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, PS4, Tech)

DrSteveBrule2   174d ago | Spam
jatakk  +   174d ago
Oculus Rift, FTW
starchild  +   174d ago
I'm getting Sony's headset and the Oculus Rift, but I still think the Rift is going to be the premium VR experience. Oculus has two of the world's foremost experts on VR: John Carmack and Michael Abrash. Not to mention that they are already ahead and now they have even more resources to work with, on top of the hardware power of gaming PCs.
starchild  +   174d ago
Also, for anyone that is interested, here are John Carmack's and Michael Abrash's thoughts on the Facebook acquisition.

John Carmack:

“Everyone has had some time to digest the FB deal now. I think it is going to be positive, but clearly many disagree.”

“Much of the ranting has been emotional or tribal, but I am interested in reading coherent viewpoints about objective outcomes.”

“I would expect Facebook to not exert any overt control over Oculus unless Oculus fumbles badly a few times, at which point they SHOULD.”

“I think they can give us a lot of positive guidance. I want enumeration of the vague evils to beware of.”
http://www.dsogaming.com/ne...

Michael Abrash:

“Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus means that VR is going to happen in all its glory”

“The resources and long-term commitment that Facebook brings gives Oculus the runway it needs to solve the hard problems of VR — and some of them are hard indeed. I now fully expect to spend the rest of my career pushing VR as far ahead as I can.”

“We’re on the cusp of what I think is not The Next Big Platform, but rather simply The Final Platform – the platform to end all platforms – and the path here has been so improbable that I can only shake my head,”

“It’s great to be working with John again after all these years, and with that comes a sense of deja vu.”

“It feels like it did when I went to Id, but on steroids — this time we’re working on technology that will change not just computer gaming, but potentially how all of us interact with computers, information, and each other every day. I think it’s going to be the biggest game-changer I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen quite a lot over the last 57 years.”
http://www.geekwire.com/201...
Rearden  +   174d ago
Actually, there's only one real alternative. And it's made by Sony. But hopefully the VR trend will spur more competition.
optimus  +   174d ago
Compared to the vr headsets of the 90's these latest attempts are still too big and bulky for my taste... I think once one of these companies manages to condense the technology to the size of a small pair of goggles or better yet, glasses; only then will there be a viable interest in virtual reality... Right now, i just see it as another (recycled) fad like all those 3d tv's that were being pushed last year.
Pogmathoin  +   174d ago
Funny, a month ago, OR was almighty, but since Sony announced there own, fair enough, OR might as well be MS now.... Usual propoganda policies working well here.....
LKHGFDSA  +   173d ago
no we disown the OR because they sold out to facebook.
No FanS Land  +   174d ago
I feel that every headset even including Sony's will have trouble penetrating the market.

I have some sort of hopes for Morpheus because we know it will be instantly compatible with the PS4 but then again Sony is known for shooting in all directions and supporting their own accessories other than the core product.
SolidGear3  +   174d ago
Morpheus and Virtual Boy :3
_FantasmA_  +   174d ago
Morpheus is The One.

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