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Stereoscopic Player is supposed to work with the Oculus Rift coolsmiley.png
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I preordered the dev kit 2. The hope of not having to be disappointed with the bezels of multiple screens. I has a samsung S27A750D 3x de bezeled and it was the best. Super small bezels though finding the correct angle was difficult.
The simulator I want to use the OR VR for is already developing code for its use and I also want to watch 3d movies. After I get it I would also like to try 3d gaming.
Can't wait.
Look forward to many interesting posts here,
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I'm an impatient person, and I'm tempted to pre-order the DK2. I'm not sure if it's worth it for me though as I cetainly won't be developing any games, but I am very excited to get a VR set. Decisions...

Quick Q for anyone that's pre-ordered the DK2: Do they charge you now, or when it ships?

Edit: Just read their FAQ; says if you pay by CC they'll charge you $50 till it ships, and if you choose Paypal, then they charge the total amount now.
Edited by Reloaded83 - 3/27/14 at 8:50am
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Is the rumor true about Facebook wanting to buy OR for 2 bil?
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Is the rumor true about Facebook wanting to buy OR for 2 bil?

It's no rumor, it's true. They already did. $400 million in cash and the rest in stocks.
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Oh Oculus Rift, how we barely knew you.

I can't believe they sold out, truly the mighty dollar can conquer all.

So now we know all our games on oculus will require: logging in and connecting with facebook, games which force you to add friends to ever expand their social network, and 100% loss of your privacy.

Funny thing is, they are so excited about all this money being thrown at them, they don't realize they are now slave to an evil corporation hellbent on making money, doing everything they legally, albeit unethical, can to obtain more private information to sell.

Oculus has put the nail in their coffin, and 6 months after launch when it completely fails, I guarantee you facebook is going to sue the crap out of them for their money back. So thanks again facebook, you just had to ruin one more thing didn't you?
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Sad to hear that Facebook has bought Oculus. This was funded by the people and now they've sold out to a corporation. Hopefully (i doubt this) facebook wont ruin this and will instead just push money to oculus so they can continue to make their product even better, but facebook will be the owner.
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It's no rumor, it's true. They already did. $400 million in cash and the rest in stocks.
Yup $2 billion in total. I was super pissed and in shock at first. After i calmed down, I hope this will bring a better Rift faster to the market without all the Facebook crap. Keeping fingers crossed.

This vid from Linus also help me look at a not so negative side of this merger also. OR discusion starts at 04:30.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag9c3eGSD58&list=UUXuqSBlHAE6Xw-yeJA0Tunw
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Yup $2 billion in total. I was super pissed and in shock at first. After i calmed down, I hope this will bring a better Rift faster to the market without all the Facebook crap. Keeping fingers crossed.

This vid from Linus also help me look at a not so negative side of this merger also. OR discusion starts at 04:30.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag9c3eGSD58&list=UUXuqSBlHAE6Xw-yeJA0Tunw

Technically the deal hasn't actually finished yet, it's set to close the 2nd quarter of this year (http://time.com/37842/facebook-oculus-rift/), but if it does, if you have any hopes that this will reach consumers without being tainted by facebook you are severely mistaken. They are not going to invest 2 billion dollars in anything, and not have absolute, and complete control over it. Which is bad depending on how you looks at it.

The way I'm looking at it, the Oculus RIFT will just no longer be a gaming platform/accessory, not saying games won't be on it, just like facebook has games, but it will defintely be a social media/networking outlet.

Looks like Project Morpheus from Sony will be the one going after the gaming market now.

As much as this sucks, who here can honestly say you'd have said "no" to 2 billion dollars, even if you know it means you're selling out to something like FB.

Minecraft has already dropped the Oculus since this update
http://www.vg247.com/2014/03/25/minecraft-oculus-rift-deal-cancelled-because-facebook-creeps-notch-out/
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An update for my Oculus Rift kits.. I preordered the Dev 2 kit and then sought out a 1 kit as prices are plummeting to see what all of the jabber is about. I got the 1 kit yesterday and you all are correct, its resolution is not that great and it suffers from screen door effect BUT it is the most fun toy I've owned in quite a while. The 3d is cool, emersion fantastic, and the lap dance demo was great fun.
As I am in this for simulator use and 3d content the Rift is a great toy and the few simulator demos are fantastic in 3d.
There are quite a few 3d game demos available for it already. I am so looking forward to flying/driving without F$#%^T&&&&&%%%$%$$$$##$# Bezels. It is already great. What facebook does with it I don't have any idea but gaming cannot suffer from Rifts continued development. I cannot see where gamers are not going to want this as it continues refining itself. When I first put it on, set the parameters, and was immediately immersed in a room that I could turn and look in any direction and it was like I was in there. What the Rift needs from the community to get involved and provide the gaming expertise it needs because with or without Facecrapbook VR is here and its only going to get better.
I did enjoy this forum and hope soon to get rid of my 3x bezeled beast.
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