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can someone explain how these new guys can all of a sudden come up with occulus rift like tech without all the kickstarter and testing that Occulus has been through all this time?
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The more the merrier.

I haven't given up all hope in Oculus, but it's only natural that if one person/group/company can do it, someone else can too (and maybe better).

I don't mind the current resolution as long as it's intended to be a V1.0 and people are moving toward higher goals.

It would be nice if they would list refresh rate, but I'm assuming 60hz. Given that it's just a 1080p OLED they should really look toward doing 120hz, and my understanding is that the actual response time of LED pixels is measured in nanoseconds, so the potential refresh rate is very high.
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can someone explain how these new guys can all of a sudden come up with occulus rift like tech without all the kickstarter and testing that Occulus has been through all this time?

What do you mean? They're planning a Kickstarter this summer. confused.gif
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can someone explain how these new guys can all of a sudden come up with occulus rift like tech without all the kickstarter and testing that Occulus has been through all this time?

Independently wealthy?
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can someone explain how these new guys can all of a sudden come up with occulus rift like tech without all the kickstarter and testing that Occulus has been through all this time?

Contrary to popular belief Kickstarter is not needed to found a company or create something. Did Microsoft, Google, Sprint, Valve, Facebook, AOL,GE, Ford, and a billion other companies need Kickstarter? No they did not. The fact is if a company or product is good enough it WILL be made. The only thing all these Kickstarter crazies are doing is flooding the market with junk.

On the off chance something is decent like the Oculus then guess what? They sell out and your crowd funded money was useless. You in a sense get robbed. People who donate to Kickstarter are insane.
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I'm curious how well this will pan out and see if it will be comparable, or better than, the Oculus ends up being. Though some of this seems a little too good to be true.
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Contrary to popular belief Kickstarter is not needed to found a company or create something. Did Microsoft, Google, Sprint, Valve, Facebook, AOL,GE, Ford, and a billion other companies need Kickstarter? No they did not. The fact is if a company or product is good enough it WILL be made. The only thing all these Kickstarter crazies are doing is flooding the market with junk.

On the off chance something is decent like the Oculus then guess what? They sell out and your crowd funded money was useless. You in a sense get robbed. People who donate to Kickstarter are insane.

Difference is all the companies you listed either started 20+ years ago when it didn't take a massive bank account to get started or there was no others already in place or are web companies that don't really require any cash on hand for a startup. Kickstarter is funding for those that require raw materials to get out. To acquire the materials needed to build a headset like this would be expensive, let alone mass producing them, which is where Kickstarter comes in. Doesn't require an investor to kick them the cash and reap the rewards, just requires them to get what they require to get up and running without throwing 80% of the company to investors who did nothing but provide the cash.

There's very few major companies that have upstarted recently, even more so when they actually have to be building a product using physical materials and not just coding.
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This is good news! thumbsupsmiley.png
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Reminds me alot of the HRV from Blacklight Retribution, I love it.
     
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On the off chance something is decent like the Oculus then guess what? They sell out and your crowd funded money was useless. You in a sense get robbed. People who donate to Kickstarter are insane.

what was useless about the crowd-funded money? the only reason OR got to where it was was because of the kickstarter. and what exactly was "robbed" from anyone who donated? everything that was promised out of the donation page was handed out to those who made the appropriate donations.

they did nothing wrong. being bought out was just a waiting game. anyone who actually pays attention to how tech companies work would have seen this coming. what recent start-up with a huge idea doesnt get acquired by a major corp?
    
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People who invested into OC did not invest into Facebook. Yet now their money is directly contributing to Facebook. Many people are not comfortable with or even like Facebook. One of the most popular and well known people who invested into OC and feels this way is Notch. I'm not the only one.

So yeah they didn't do anything "wrong" per say but for a good amount of people their money that they put into kickstarter has now been moved to something else.

What I'm trying to say is investing in Kickstarter projects is a lose lose in almost every case. Of course there will always be exceptions to the rule. Every now and then you may be happy with the end result. More often then not though you will not be.

You will either never see the product at all, or you will see it and it will not be anything what it was proposed to be. Or the company will sell itself out completely with no regards to how you feel about it, even though you were directly responsible for getting them to where they were.

As I said. If something is good enough it will naturally rise above and these products will see the light of day. If they are not they won't. That's how it should be. Kickstarter imo is 99% scam and junkware that floods the market.
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