Would you like to buy the John Carmack-backed virtual reality headset?

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Posted 2:13pm on Thu 2 August 2012
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Would you like to buy the John Carmack-backed virtual reality headset?
If you've been keeping track of John Carmack's oddball attempt to bring Virtual Reality back to life, here's some good news: you can now help make the device become a reality.

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Posted 2:13pm on Thu 2 August 2012
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I was actually looking at that before I read your article, and I was thinking "neat idea, but will never sell". But heh, who knows, it might end up doing a Wii or a Kinnect, where millions of units of the hardware will sell - but even then I bet you it won't do well on the software side of things.

Further along in the future though, smaller more portable versions of this (along the line of Google's Project Glass perhaps) might make it mainstream. But at this point in time with our current technologies, this is doomed from the getgo.

Problem is even if they make the damn thing, hardware-wise they will have a hard time convincing someone to back the distribution side of things. And software-wise most developers would rather work with something with more mass appeal, platforms with more established userbases, like iOS or XBLA for example.
Posted 2:40pm on Thu 2 August 2012
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I don't see software being an issue, the Rift is eventually going to be compatible with the 360 and PS3 according to Kickstarter. However, $300 only nets you the Dev Kit, the final price point for the end consumer product is yet to be decided. Sony do an $800 headset, and it'll have to come in way under that to attract mainstream attention, price has always been the sticking point for head mounted displays.

If they produce one that works with Skyrim for under £250 I'd be tempted, for £149 I'd open my wallet day one.
Posted 8:37am on Fri 3 August 2012
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If you've been keeping track of John Carmack's oddball attempt to bring Virtual Reality back to life, here's some good news: you can now help make the device become a reality.

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How weird I commented on something else the other day on about a virtual reality thing I seen years ago not read into this but I'm presuming it's just a screen in your glasses and not actual controlled by movement like I'm wanting from virtual reality.
Posted 11:09pm on Fri 3 August 2012
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If you've been keeping track of John Carmack's oddball attempt to bring Virtual Reality back to life, here's some good news: you can now help make the device become a reality.

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Im tempted to drop 300bucks on it just to have a dev kit with Doom 3 running on it. That's potentially a really valuable piece of history in the making.
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