Virtual reality people! It’s 2015 and we are practically living like the Jetsons (apart from the jumpsuits, which frankly is a disappointment but I digress). I’m desperately waiting for the consumer model of the Oculus Rift to come out after having been talked out of buying a Dev kit last year but my patience is wearing thin and my fingernails are getting eaten down with anticipation. (As a side note this is why I don’t have a wish list of gifts for people to shower me with. In amongst the Louboutins, Lelos, Hitachis, Agent Provocateur et al there would be things like Oculus Rift, NAS drive, arduino kits and a capybara.)
Are you thoroughly confused and have no idea what I’m talking about? Yes, read this. No? skip this. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset. It looks like you strapped a blacked out box to your face. They can sense what direction you are looking in and let you see in 3D whatever world/space/movie/game you have plonked yourself into. It is an immersive experience and most peoples brains are really tricked. Or you will get nausea and throw up. Life’s a lottery.
I’m sure I’ve blogged this before but I find videos of people wearing the Oculus Rift for the first time tremendously funny and I tweeted a first time porn watching video this morning that was so good it warranted me repeating it here.
While we are on the Oculus Rift merry go round there’s a guy called Mark Iplier who does the BEST Oculus Rift game reviews, especially the horror ones. Here is him playing Affected
Jackskepticeye does brilliant Oculus reviews too but I’m certain I’ve talked about him before and there are a plethora of funny first time Oculus Rift users riding virtual roller coaster videos out there too. Enjoy