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(Slashdot)   Oculus raises $75 million in VC funding for commercial production of the Rift VR headset. This plus teledildonics and we're almost halfway to the Holodeck, gang   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Rift VR, eyes, venture capitalists, Andreessen Horowitz, holodeck, speculative fiction, id Software, virtual reality  
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2013-12-14 03:59:14 PM  
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Vaneshi: Kaiser Blade:

I'm glad you agree.  The Ouya did everything it set out to do and met the expected price point.

The OUYA explicitly set out to destroy Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and revolutionize gaming.   And that's not hyped assumptions by zealous fans, those were direct goals stated by the CEO of OUYA, Inc.

OUYA failed because every aspect of the company producing it was staggeringly incompetent.
2013-12-14 09:42:37 AM  
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2013-12-13 07:10:54 PM  
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Teledildonics, I love that word
2013-12-13 06:19:49 PM  
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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.
2013-12-13 06:07:53 PM  
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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.
2013-12-13 05:44:37 PM  
1 vote:
They'll sell about 5000 and then go bankrupt
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