Did you pre-order a Rift?

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  • #2808

    Ben Lang
    Keymaster

    We’re excited to get our Rift developer kit come March, who else pre-ordered? We went through the Kickstarter while some pre-orders before and after it. Which category do you fall into? Don’t forget, if you’re a developer you can still pre-order the Rift directly from Oculus:

    https://www.oculusvr.com/pre-order/

    #2872

    Andreas
    Participant

    I did pledge in the original Kickstarter to get a kit :o Even if I’m not exactly a developer by trade, I dream about being one and am currently reading mobile app development chewing through ObjC and Java. Currently very interested of getting into Unity and perhaps learning Blender to try and make my game dreams real, or at least prototypes of the same. I might need to find a source of income before that though :D but then I might not have time… hmh. Still, VR should be every gamers dream, to enter other worlds… I’m looking forward to all the content/prototypes the indie/hacker community will generate when the kits gets into their hands, hopefully I can be part of that :O

    #2878

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    Welcome to our new home Andreas, please make yourself comfortable – watch the sharp edges. ;)

    #2887

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    Also, I guess I’d better pitch in.

    Predictably, I’m a Kickstarter backer. And despite being strapped for cash the week the Kickstarter exploded, I barely even hesitated and I think my Dev Kit was ordered within 2 days of launch. It was, for me, the perfect opportunity to be part of something I’d dreamed of since forever and as such completely irresistible.

    What’s more, although colleagues and friends did the usual ‘Oh Paul, what have you bought now?!’ raised eyebrow, I thought it not only a privilege to contribute to this Fledgling enterprise but also that it was a F**king steal too!

    Anyway, my hopes are endless and out of scope for this thread. Needless to say the Rift has inspired me to create my first ever website (RiftVR.com) and now to partner with Ben on RoadToVR. Given how bone-idle I usually am, that should be some indication of how important I think this new wave of VR is to the entertainment industry.

    And it’s only a month or two away! :)

    #2902

    Andreas
    Participant

    I am in pretty much the same seat, with the dreams, money situation and hopes :) And I could probably rant on for hours about all my visions of experiences I want to… well, experience, in the Rift. And indeed, time flies… soon… SOON!

    #2904

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    And I could probably rant on for hours about all my visions of experiences I want to…

    That’s what we’re hoping for. :)

    #3150

    Lee
    Participant

    Im on the fence about this.

    I seriously want one and with it being relatively affordable it is very tempting to put my name down.

    As im not a developer should i go for the dev kit now and buy the consumer version when its released ? Or just wait it out for just the final product ?

    #3154

    Ben Lang
    Keymaster

    Im on the fence about this.

    I seriously want one and with it being relatively affordable it is very tempting to put my name down.

    As im not a developer should i go for the dev kit now and buy the consumer version when its released ? Or just wait it out for just the final product ?

    If you haven’t ordered one yet I’d wait until we get our hands on the dev kit to see how easy it is for non-devs to play games with it.

    #3159

    Daan Kortenbach
    Keymaster

    Pre-ordered and can’t wait till it’s here. Same for the Leap. Also ordered and received a handfull aspheric lenses to experiment with.

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. vrappstore.com
    #3168

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    Ah, let us know how you get on with the lenses Daan.

    #3170

    Daan Kortenbach
    Keymaster

    Lenses:

    Goggles:

    And some other weird stuff I found at the Amsterdam flea market ;)

    Combined less then €30. Great deal for experiments!

    I’m trying to a) create a stationary stereoscopic monitor for developing vrappstore.com so I don’t have to put the Rift on and off a gazillion times while debugging.

    And b) create a Rift clone. Need to source a flatpanel but I’ll wait untill I have the dev Rift and untill 1920×1080 panels become available (which is soon if I may believe the news articles around the web).

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. vrappstore.com
    #3188

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    Nice horde! :)

    You’re right on the panels, rumours are that the new Nexus 7 will sport a 1080p panel and I suspect this will become the standard but the end of the year, so supply should be plentiful.

    Interesting project. If you fancy a slot somewhere on the website to document your project, let us know.

    #3231

    Lee
    Participant

    Lee wrote:
    Im on the fence about this.

    I seriously want one and with it being relatively affordable it is very tempting to put my name down.

    As im not a developer should i go for the dev kit now and buy the consumer version when its released ? Or just wait it out for just the final product ?

    If you haven’t ordered one yet I’d wait until we get our hands on the dev kit to see how easy it is for non-devs to play games with it.

    Yeh i think ill wait and see , seems the sensible thing to do.

    #3233

    Paul James
    Keymaster

    Sensible?! Pah! ;)

    #3239

    Daan Kortenbach
    Keymaster

    … rumours are that the new Nexus 7 will sport a 1080p panel …

    LG has a new phone with curved 5.5″ 1080p panel.

    Interesting project. If you fancy a slot somewhere on the website to document your project, let us know.

    I’ll get back to that once I have enough to share.

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. vrappstore.com
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