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- Apr 19 2013, 2:46 AM (510 w, 3 d)
May 10 2016
Are you really that out of touch? You all sound like the people who complained that mobile phones were a gimmick (they're so big and there's pay phones everywhere!). The internet was a gimmick (why would you use a phone line to "type-chat" when you can just TALK to someone?!). LCD screens were a gimmick (CRTs are better and more reliable!). That HD was just a gimmick (SD looks great, and who would pay for those expensive TVs!?). That DVDs were just a gimmick (rewinding my VHS tapes isn't THAT hard!). That GPS devices were just a gimmick (learn how to read a Thomas Guide!!!). That the iPad was just a gimmick (it's just a giant, novelty iPhone!).
Oculus already has support from the "big 3" game engines: Unity, Unreal, and Source. Keep in mind that does not count other supporters like the current or future generations of the Doom/Tech engine or the Frostbite engine (Battlefield, Dragon Age, etc).
Oculus has so many orders for developer kits that they can't keep up with shipments. They are weeks-and-weeks behind. We're talking kits that are going almost exclusively to game developers. The support is already there. It's done. It's over. VR finally won, and you just haven't seen the aftermath yet. The instant you use the Rift, you KNOW. By the time the retail version hits store shelves, developers will already have had all the time they needed to get their games up-to-date... and with native Oculus support already baked right into all the major game engines. It's a done deal.
Change is an inevitable part of life... and technology changes faster than anything else... and it will only continue to change faster. We're approaching singularity, people... this isn't the 80's any more. Generations of technology are no longer measured in decades... it's measured in months.
Oculus Rift was MADE for games like ARMA3. I have my OR DevKit on order and I already bought the ARMA3 Alpha... but hot damn do I want the two to work together.
ARMA3 on the Rift would be one of those games I would never stop playing. Combine that with the Omni Treadmill and the Razer Hydra and oh. my. god.
May 9 2016
Voted up. My wife would love to be able to play a female character as well. She tends to get really pissy when games don't at least OFFER a female option for her to play. ;-)
Look, girls want to be able to feel like they're welcome and represented in the game too. This isn't a political discussion... it's a videogame, and it's a completely reasonable request.