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Oculus Rift for $599. Why it is so expensive?

1 year, 8 months ago

The guy, probably, has excess $599 for points and $1500 for the PC

The other day the vendor of video points of Oculus Rift announced the cost of the consumer version of the device. As it appeared, $599 will cost a gadget. After announcement of the price many potential buyers were if are not shocked, then unpleasantly surprised precisely. All expected the price approximately in $350 — so much, how much is the version for the developer, DK2 dev kit.

Why it turned out so expensively? I will remind that it should be taken into account not so much the price of points, but also the cost of the PC which "will pull" functionality of the device — and it is about $1500 more. Gamers, of course, should not worry — their game PCs approximately so much and stand, and there will be enough performance with a stock (in most cases). But Oculus Rift can be used at all not only for games. Generally, it turned out expensively, to many — it is very expensive. And SEO of the company on Reddit tried to explain why the company asks such a lot of money.

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Oculus Rift opened preorders of VR of helmets

1 year, 8 months ago
For all hi, we decided to open the corporate blog VRDevice from remarkable news:
The Oculus Rift company which is engaged in development of a helmet of virtual reality at last opened a possibility of the preorder of the first consumer versions of the devices.



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Photo: Google Glass of the second generation

1 year, 8 months ago

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Virtual embraces of Teslasuit on AR Conference

1 year, 8 months ago
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Virtual reality to see good, but it is even better to feel it. Incredible tactile feelings are given by the Teslasuit technology which will be for the first time tested in Russia soon.
The command of professionals from Teslasuit is engaged in creation of virtual reality, games, and applications. In addition, develops the devices tracing a state of health of the person. A vest with a tactile fidbek — one of the last innovations of the company which developers hurry to show to the Russian public on AR Conference.

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Gingva (language for interplanetary communication between proteinaceous humanoids). Part 2, training practical work

1 year, 9 months ago









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As we made analog of Oculus Rift

1 year, 9 months ago
2015 was pretty rough in respect of events and announcements of devices of virtual and augmented reality from large producers, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony of PS4, Microsoft Holo Lens, etc.
Expecting rough interest in this area, at the end of 2014 me it was decided to begin to investigate this direction.
As a result, within a year to us, small command without external support and financing, one of the first succeeded to develop a solution which allows to start applications and games for Oculus Rift DK2 together with the latests version of Oculus Runtime.



But at first we will talk a little about sad things …

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VRD + Leap Motion = augmented reality

1 year, 9 months ago
Earlier I already provided to you the overview of a prototype of a helmet of VRD.
That time Leap Motion quickly bored me when using on the normal computer.

In this article I want to share the impressions of use of Leap Motion jointly with a helmet of virtual reality of VRD:


The controller of gestures was installed on a helmet, Oculus Rift VR and here is similar that from this turned out …

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TOP of 5 games in virtual reality

1 year, 9 months ago
The co-founder of the Russia's first entertaining and game club of virtual reality of Virtuality Club Maxim Chizhov especially for GT prepared material about what VR games are preferred by visitors of club, their responses, preferences and expectations of the future in the industry of virtual reality.

Hi GT! In a year many words about virtual reality, its future, forecasts of the market, growth of interest among large corporations, and also among gamers and developers were told. In this article there is a wish to tell about experience directly in the BP market of Russia as entertaining and game club of virtual reality. If the first of what you thought, having seen the word "club", there were memoirs from the 90th when almost all who could went to computer clubs to spend fleetingly flying by hours behind game with companions on a network to video games, then for nostalgia we suggest to watch several videos [1][2] telling about what happens in modern "club" where lamp monitors were replaced with helmets of virtual reality, and instead of Counter-Strike, Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft gamers ride modern car simulators and use the advanced controllers which completely submerge the person in virtual space.

Almost for a year of work of "Virtuality Club", we and our visitors tested a large number of controllers of virtual reality, such as Razer Hydra, the X-Rover Gun submachine gun, a vest with haptic feedback of KOR-FX, Leap Motion and our own development — the Car simulator of virtual reality which is completely submerging the player in VR. Though controllers, as well as helmets are one of the most interesting subjects in BP, we will tell about them in the following article, and in this we decided to collect analytical information on what games in Oculus Rift DK2 are preferred by visitors of club, their responses, preferences and expectations of the future in the industry of virtual reality.

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The best games for Oculus Rift

1 year, 9 months ago
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Sony, HTC and other companies gradually display to the public own models of video points. These devices explicit and direct competitors of Oculus Rift. Nevertheless, meanwhile Oculus Rift nothing to be afraid — when in 2016 this device appears in the market, users will snatch away such video points as hot pies. Why? For a platform a large number of cool games prepares.

Develop toys as the known companies which created not one cult game and beginners who take creativity. It is unlikely the person who will have Oculus Rift will be able to refuse toys which description — under a cat.

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Virtual reality together with Google

1 year, 9 months ago
Hi, GT! The VR subject firmly lodged in trends of this decade, and we cannot just stand apart. Today almost each of you has a ready stuffings set for device VR in the smartphone: the display of high resolution with the diagonal of 5-6 inches, a set of gyroscopes and accelerometers for registration of movements of the head. It was necessary to collect all this in a helmet. We are ready to help with it to you!
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The Google Cardboard program allowing anyone to collect a VR helmet from the smartphone and cardboard procurement received large updating not so long ago, and enough and content, and interesting projects connected with development of the VR direction was by the end of the year gathered. Today we will try to tell about them.

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