We recently reported that like Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg is interested is using drones as satellites to areas of the world without internet access. Now Facebook has bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, and not everybody’s happy about it.
Andreessen Horowitz, the ScarJo of venture firms, has just put $75 million into Oculus Rift to help the company take its technology mainstream. But, 3D isn't really taking off, and has never really taken off, beyond short term hype.
You've got to go back to the 90s to truly appreciate how influential Carmack was and how he single handedly drove Microsoft to the Xbox.
When he was the god of code at iD Software, he would have Microsoft's DirectX developers begging him for his support. That was just 3D, now Carmack is going to spice up our reality and he is still the king of gaming.
The press release is out and the news is out of this world. The guy who defined the first person 3D gaming universe. The guy behind Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. The god of games, Mr. John Carmack, has gone all Oculus Rift on us, y'all.
A new first-person-shooter demo (FPS) seems like it offers the most immersive experience yet for the Oculus rift, allowing players to duck, fire around virtual crates and rotate their guns in their hands.
Oculus Rift, which made its Kickstarter debut last summer, can best be described as a high field of view (FOV), low-latency, consumer-priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).
Team Fortress 2 is headed to Oculus Rift, although Doom 3 BFG won't be making an appearance in Oculus dev kits.
Another day, another Kickstarter darling is hitting the scene.