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markenty13
1st November 2014, 06:17
Hi all,


i have just received my google cardboard device today and would have to say it was kind of breathtaking using it in some of the apps available eg tuscany drive, DiveCity Coaster...

For split second/s i couldn't work out if what i was viewing was real or just an illusion, i passed the device around the office for people to have a go of, and the overall response was "wow".

For those of you that havent heard of either google cardboard or the up and coming occulus rift, check out the links below :)


Google Cardboard -

Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past several years. However, developing for VR still requires expensive, specialized hardware. Thinking about how to make VR accessible to more people, a group of VR enthusiasts at Google experimented with using a smartphone to drive VR experiences.

The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app.

By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, we hope to encourage developers to build the next generation of immersive digital experiences and make them available to everyone.

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Occulus Rift -

The Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, being developed by Oculus VR. During its period as an independent company, Oculus VR raised US$2.4 million for the development of the Rift.[3]

The consumer version of the product is expected to become available sometime in 2015.[1] Oculus released two 'development kits'; DK1 in late 2012 and DK2 in mid 2014, to give developers a chance to develop content in time for the Rift's release, however these have also been purchased by many virtual reality enthusiasts for general usage.

Videos of these development kits featuring both impressions and gameplay have been broadcast on YouTube by a number of popular video game content providers,[7][8] with home video titled "My 90-year-old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift" going viral, with over 2 million views.[9][10][11]

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Michael Moewes
2nd November 2014, 20:23
Wellcome to the 8th matrix. No go for me. I prefer to stick to reality, or what seems to be.