I Swear I Wouldn’t Use it for Porn: The Oculus Rift

So I am a bit of a gamer.  Now I am not quite the “I quit my job because it got in the way of my Skyrim time” gamer, but I did once push my brother down the stairs for making me lose a life in “Adam’s Family: Festers Quest” (which if you weren’t up on you missed out, for serious).  Back in January of this year there was a lot of buzz going around regarding a piece of VR headset hardware that was surely an improvement over Nintendo’s ill fated Virtual Boy.  Originally a Kickstarter project that managed a paltry 2.4 million in backing, the SDK’s are due to come out any day now.  Supposedly 10,000 units will be doled out to developers, including powerhouse Valve which will support the Rift in an upcoming release of Team Fortress.  The headset features orientation tracking in Stereo HD 3D, is planning on including motion tracking capabilities, but for now looks like it will still require input from a traditional handheld controller.  I have included a pretty long demo video below with one of the founders of creator, Oculus.  Obviously without being able to stick your head in the monitor, it won’t seem that impressive.

Now I can imagine all of the Warcraft fans getting all drooly and popping nerdboners, but hopefully the developers will be able to form this into something more impressive than a new way to deliver poorly rendered nipples even closer to a mother’s finished basement near you.  Me?  I’ll be keeping my eyes open for this thing to support the Portal series.  “Didn’t you jump out from the second floor and break both legs just playing it on a flatscreen?” And two ribs….THE WINDOW IS A LIE!!1!

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