cretinbob: They'll sell about 5000 and then go bankrupt
impaler: I've been waiting for this damn thing for 15 years.
impaler: So how does this work? Stereoscopic glasses that change the point of view based on the actual position and viewing angle of the user?If so, I've been waiting for this damn thing for 15 years.
impaler: And I will probably get car-sick in the first 10 minutes of using it, and never touch it again.
b2theory: cretinbob: They'll sell about 5000 and then go bankruptIf the first hand accounts are to believed, they will do just fine.
impaler: impaler: I've been waiting for this damn thing for 15 years.And I will probably get car-sick in the first 10 minutes of using it, and never touch it again.
Surool: No subby, we are not half way to light projections that can feel like solid objects.
dforkus: Teledildonics, I love that word
Tyrone Slothrop: Well, man, I still prefer to jerk off manually.
Kaiser Blade: http://www.gizmag.com/ultrasonic-tactile-haptic-interaction-holodeck /2 9360/
udhq: regular sex with real women.
LasersHurt: It tracks the pitch and yaw of your head so you can look around in-game.
poot_rootbeer: udhq: regular sex with real women.how would that even work
Surool: Kaiser Blade: http://www.gizmag.com/ultrasonic-tactile-haptic-interaction-holodeck /2 9360/Hahahahahaha! Oh man... yeah, that's real close. At least electronics and light were involved.
Mike_LowELL: 2014: The Oculus Rift is launched. It is hailed as a masterpiece by long-time video game players and a step on the road to true immersive virtual reality. In the mainstream, the device as mocked, as news reports from "reputable outlets" condemn the various adult video games which are available for use with the platform. The audiences who chided people who got lost in the virtual worlds of Everquest and World of Warcraft--and later became addicted to Facebook--overwhelmingly reject the Oculus Rift.2015: "Sheldon, what are you doing?""I'm playing a video game.""You're not playing a video game, Sheldon. You're wearing a sleep mask!""No, it's called the Oculus Rift! It is the ultimate immersive video game experience where the camera is fixed to my head movement! Oh baby, give it to me!""Sheldon, give me that!" *puts on the Rift* "Oh my god, that is disgusting! I can't believe that woman is doing that! Putting cheese on pastrami!"2016: The Oculus Rift sells twenty million copies during the year, and in appealing to an audience which otherwise has no interest in video games, the quality of the games almost immediately drops off a cliff. Journey 2, hailed for its simplification of the Journey experience, wins over 100 Game of the Year awards. Do Absolutely Nothing But Move Your Head Around is hailed for expanding on the template placed forward in BioShock Infinite and becomes the killer app for the platform.Every Year Since 2007: Video games are dead.
jonny_q: Since it's so close do your eye, does it do anything to appear farther away?
Vaneshi: Seems like the headset is already suffering from the same problem that the Ouya did. Rampant hype generation by fanboys. Remember the Ouya threads on fark? It was going to be as powerful as a 360, it was going to have 1080p@60fps, it was going to have blazing high quality audio and all this for $99! It'd be at the forefront of the next-next-generation of consoles! People would be buying it instead of 'the next Xbox'. Then it released and ohh... ohh dear... it wasn't more powerful than a 360 (substantially less in fact), it wasn't going to do 1080p@60fps because most of the games are Android mobile ones jury rigged to use a controller. But it did cost $99... and delivered exactly what the company had actually promised; just not what the fanboys had hyped it up to be.I'm old enough to have played with VR headsets in the 90's both the high end W Industries one and several consumer versions that took VGA input. Sure this new take on something we had in the 90's is interesting but looking at the sheer hype around it.... Ohhh boy Ouya 2 here we come.If it does 720p@30fps per eye and costs $300 at retail and can accommodate a pair of glasses for those that need to wear them I'll be impressed. I'll be more impressed if it sells 10k units at retail.Beyond that all I see is a lot of people blowing smoke up each others backsides.
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