Oculus Rift

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Oculus Rift

A virtual reality technology from Oculus VR. Invented by Palmer Luckey in 2012 and available for all major desktop and mobile platforms, the company launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date, receiving $2.4 million for a USD $250,000 goal. In 2014, the company was acquired by Facebook.

Praised by reviewers for its realism, Rift software developers have created VR applications not only for games but for military training, robotic vision as well as physical and psychological therapies, the latter, for example, helping PTSD victims confront battlefield memories.

The Gear VRIs Oculus VR
In 2014, Samsung announced the Oculus-based Gear VR headset, which cabled initially to the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. The Gear VR/Note 4 was the first VR headset/smartphone combo on the market. See Samsung Gear VR and virtual reality.

Oculus Rift and Touch
Using two Oculus Touch controllers, this gamer is immersed in a 3D game on the Rift. (Image courtesy of Oculus VR, LLC, www.oculus.com)

A Very Large Oculus
Meaning "eye" or "circular opening," the Oculus in New York is the transportation hub and multi-level shopping mall for the World Trade Center
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20 games are expected to launch for the Oculus Rift this year, including Rockband VR by Harmonix, Edge of Nowhere by Insomniac, and The Climb by Crytek.
Oculus Rift provides a virtual reality driving experience that mirrors real life behind the wheel, giving us a powerful, one-of-a-kind way to show parents and teens how everyday distractions can affect their ability to drive safely, said Marjorie Schussel, Corporate Marketing Director for Toyota.
The Gear VR costs $130, while the current Oculus Rift costs $399.
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Just like the Oculus Rift, Sony's PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and other HMD projects that are currently in the works (and slated for release in 2016), the Tesseract looks like a futuristic eyewear straight out of a sci-fi movie.
The Oculus Rift has seen a handful of notable games like the Crytek-developed climbing simulator The Climb, but some have remained exclusive to the Rift and haven't yet made it to other VR platforms.
This partnership is aimed at offering gamers truly immersive gaming experiences with the ASUS G11CD and Republic of Gamers (ROG) G20CB gaming desktops and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
The headsets won't need a PC or a smartphone in order to work, and Google says that the experiences the devices can provide will be comparable to the high-end HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Oculus Rift owners can try the new website right now by using either the Mozilla VR enabled browser or testing builds of Chromium.
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According to reports, the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, which is the original VR headset that many are looking forward to, will cost between $200 to $400.
The Oculus Rift though is ahead of the Japanese company, with there already being talks about its integration into e-commerce etc.