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Virtual Reality That Turned Heads at CES

Note that this PC does not have anything special in it to run/support the Oculus Rift. Yesterday the news that Oculus Rift would cost a hefty $599/£499 was disappointing yet unsurprising. While the Gear VR is a good introduction to VR, it is nowhere near as immersive as the Rift. The system has undergone a number of changes since Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion back in 2014, and preorders for the final version went live this past Wednesday.

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Oculus Knew About Sony VR Plans Before Launching Kickstarter

Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift went live yesterday and have already sold out . In an interview published earlier today by the BBC , PlayStation VR's CEO Kaz Hirai told the broadcaster that over 100 games are now in the works for the fledgling technology, and that a whopping 200 developers have signed on to develop for the new device.

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PS4's VR Headset Not as "High-End" as Rift, Palmer Luckey Says

The Oculus Rift costs $599 United States dollars and will come with a number of extras including - for those that pre-ordered- CCP Games' EVE: Valkyrie . In one demo, called the Toy Box, I played catch with an Oculus demonstrator and used a slingshot to take down an array of targets. It might be one of the most lovely things I've ever seen in virtual reality, and it's only possible on something with a lot of graphical power and the ability to walk around.

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Lamar Odom Transferred To Los Angeles Rehab Clinic

Estranged wife Khloe Kardashian called the shots on the top secret move. Odom's teenage son, Lamar Odom Jr., posted a selfie on Instagram earlier this month with him and his sister, Destiny Odom. "The plan is for him to move in the next few days", an insider told the publication. Khloé, 31, put their divorce on hold in order to continue to make medical decisions for Lamar, 36, and revealed he still has a long way to go but is confident he'll get there with time and the right care.

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Evidence for a new geological epoch; the Anthropocene is here

Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester, a co-author and working group Chair has stated that fly-ash, radioactive activity and nuclear bomb testing shows an underlying reality to the Anthropocene concept . But humans have initiated many developments that had a global impact, modifying not only the geosphere but also the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and cryosphere.

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Oculus Rift Price and Shipping Date Announced

The Rift will initially be shipped from March 28 to 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US. Rift will also be available in limited locations at select retailers starting in April, according to the blog post.


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