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Time magazine's cover is the greatest threat to VR

PCGame: Many things are remarkable about Time magazine’s new VR-themed cover. The pose not being least amongst them. Is Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey setting up for a Karate Kid-style crane kick? Is he flapping the wings of a virtual pelican, swooping into the ocean for a mouthful of delicious herring? If so… cool. If not, then the mystery as to how anyone signed off on this only deepens. Because if this stock art of a beach represents the VR dream as far as Time is concerned, then mainstream media still has quite a long way to go in terms of selling, or even understanding, the concept.

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TheGreatGamer1145d ago

The way I see it, VR will 'fail' just like it did before, and kind of like how 3d failed.

Rimeskeem1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

3D failed?

I'm very interested in VR and hope to pick up a morpheus at some point.

@The Great Gamer

Have to disagree, I think its now or never for VR. The tech is there and it can be supported. I am really hopeful and that is why i personally am buying into it.

TheGreatGamer1145d ago

3D in gaming I think can be considered a failure. VR will be fun but it's a gimmick. The games it will work with will be small games and it'll need a low price point if any VR devices hope to sell.

ArmrdChaos1145d ago

In order for VR to become mainstream it needs to be used for more than just gaming...plain and simple.

Pandamobile1145d ago

3D works with like 90% of PC games these days. It's not really a marketable feature anymore, but it's there. Calling it a failure is like calling anti-aliasing a failure.

Peace_Love_and_FPS1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

@pandamobile

Probably doesn't know what AA is unfortunately :) fresh troll, this one, straight from grade school

Time will tell... Us how VR will fail, but in this reality, virtual reality will succeed

Erik73571145d ago

I used VR...it's cool...but I got tired of it after using it for an hour and I wanted to play on a tv/monitor again...

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Linsolv1145d ago

VR will, I suspect, end up with somewhat limited scope, but within that scope, it's not going to be "small" as you claim below.

Once VR is sufficiently well-implemented, I'm predicting it will continue to make a splash in flight and racing sims, with occasional forays into first person shooters and the like that will probably just come off as gimmicky.

Relientk771145d ago

That cover looks absolutely stupid

Erik73571145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

He looks like a dork...not trying to be mean but its true

Sharky2311145d ago

Looks like an 80's cereal box cover!!

Clover9041145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

Lol, I love Palmer Luckey. The guy single-handedly brought VR back into the spotlight. Listen to any interview of his and you'll hear how intelligent he is and how much passion he has for making the VR dream a reality.

Having said all of that, the dude isn't a proper public figure. At this past Video Game Awards, as Luckey was being interviewed by Geoff Keighley, he not only showed how the Oculus Rift is put on, but he also decided to try to do the rest of the interview with it covering his face. It made for an odd interview. Also, at the Oculus offices he can usually be found walking around sans footwear. Something I guess he thought would make for a great cover during the Time Magazine photo shoot.

Again, I love the guy, but he is undoubtedly a bit of an oddball. I'm not judging, I am too. Who cares. But the Rift VR headset is going to have to get past the HMD "look nerdy" reputation. Having an odd character being the face of this new technology doesn't make that job any easier.

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