Rifting To A New Reality

Bobby Blackwolf explores the world of Virtual Reality, one that is brought closer every day with devices like the Oculus Rift, in this series of editorials.

Whenever I talk about the Oculus Rift, the first thing anybody says to me is "Oh, I'd love to play *insert favorite old game* in the Rift!" My first response is always "No, you wouldn't," and then I'd explain all the reasons why. They'd always shake their heads, tell me how wrong I am, and how I'm just not seeing the awesomeness of whatever they're imagining in their heads. This week, "Ubiquitron", a 31 year old independent game developer from Oakland, released a small demo using assets from the NES classic The Legend of Zelda, creating a massive news frenzy on gaming media. Looking at the responses, I've realized something - I've become the kind of person I make fun of. I've become a VR Hipster.

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When I finally received my Oculus Rift Development Kit in the beginning of August, I knew I was getting into something amazing, but I didn't realize how amazing it would be. It's very difficult to do my weekly internet radio show and podcast without constantly mentioning the device, and wanting to go on for hours and hours about it. So, I decided to start a column here on VOG to discuss the opportunities that the Oculus Rift - and any other Virtual Reality headsets that may come in the future - have in advancing technology. This first article? It's a personal story. I am Stereoblind, but the Oculus Rift is my corrective lens.

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