After years of hype, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history, and a $2 billion dollar buyout from Facebook, the much anticipated virtual reality device, the Oculus Rift finally has a street date. This is great for those of us wearing a hole in our “Mockulus Rift,” the Google Cardboard.
The consumer version Oculus rift…. Cool?
In the first part of 2016 Oculus VR will start shipping a consumer version of the headset. While details of the specs for the device will be revealed next week, on a post on the company’s website Oculus says;
“The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality. It’s a system designed by a team of extremely passionate gamers, developers, and engineers to reimagine what gaming can be.
The Oculus Rift builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design, and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit.”
Oh good, they remembered to put the eye holes in it.
While gamers are excited about the possibility of finally being able to leave the real world behind altogether, it begs the question; what are the rest of us going to use Oculus Rift for?
Oh, right, new and interesting futuristic fetishes.
A variety of fun ideas that have been put forward are porn, erotica and adult themed experiences like the ones these people tried out:
Or if watching hot and steamy erotica unfolding right before your eyes as if you are in the same room with some virtual babes really isn’t your thing, you can frighten yourself with terrifying horror VR experiences:
However I contend that a lot of the Oculus Rift porn will also be terrifying.
Back in the day there were tons of Nintendo Wii fail videos and pictures as people accidently chucked their Wii remotes into their televisions. Those will pale in comparison to the infinite amount of Oculus Fail videos that will be headed our way in 2016 once the greater public gets their hands and heads on these things.
Or you can just ride a roller coaster in your living room:
What would you want to use the Oculus Rift for in 2016?
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