Oculus Rift

Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Saz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:56 pm

The Comrade wrote:well one of the most relevant ones was the former ambassador to russia, who met putin when he was still KGB. pretty much predicted everything he's doing now, including his whole 'run two terms, medvedev, run two turns' strategy.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Spider » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:00 pm

John Galt wrote:imagine if you gave money to the kickstarter

lol i'd be so mad

i mean

they havent even sold any yet. later, sure, cash out with huge payout in a few years but come the f**k on, you didn't do a kickstarter to make money, you did a kickstarter to make a product. i'd be so pissed.

just goes to show: don't ever contribute to a kickstarter.


however, i don't think they are doing this for zynga. i think they are doing this for social connectivity, e.g, getting together with people virtually


Ya...the kickstarter people are getting boned, no question. Though...that seems to be the case with kickstarter about half the time.

You can buy the dev kits though. The one out right now is supposed to be very close to the consumer model technically. I've been holding off...but damn. Might pick one up just to avoid whatever Zuck and his goons are going to do to it. Probably wind up being massively dumbed down, sporting a FB logo and looking like something out of JJ Abrams Trek reboot. Doubt it'll even be out this year.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Spider » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:02 pm

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https://www.oculusvr.com/order/


Its $350. Might just pull the trigger and hope the whole thing doesn't get Zuckerberged.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby John Galt » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:12 pm

let me tell you about the phones
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Spider » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:26 pm

Phones?
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby John Galt » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:21 pm

i dont remember.

but.

i was re-reading the oatmeal's comic on running, because he's hosting a marathon in WA revolving around it and putting out a book about running (a comic book). and i noticed this year or two old comic had this in it

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whole comic is good, and that's at the end, but man. ITS LIKE HE KNEW

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Spider » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:49 am

$600

I would have gone all irrational early adopter for as much as $450. Was planning on putting together a new rig and everything. Guess I'll wait. There's just no way to spend $600 on a headset without feeling ripped off.


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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby John Galt » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:27 am

i got google cardboard. it's like 20 bucks and you shove your smartphone in it. it was kind of interesting, could see why it will be awesome

did you see €699 ?? lol europeans. that's 752 bucks at current exchange
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Spider » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:46 am

Yeah, they always get shafted. Australians even worse on some things.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby John Galt » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:45 pm

plus vat lol, that's like another €140. they're throwing down a grand for this thing

honestly was expecting $299 pricepoint, which i thought would fall, the reason being facebook wants eveyrbody to have them. apparently not quite
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