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08-08-2013, 02:18 AM
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Can't believe there isn't a topic of this yet!
John put together a short note for the Oculus community:
“I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming – the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and internet play, game mods, and so on. Duct taping a strap and hot gluing sensors onto Palmer’s early prototype Rift and writing the code to drive it ranks right up there. Now is a special time. I believe that VR will have a huge impact in the coming years, but everyone working today is a pioneer. The paradigms that everyone will take for granted in the future are being figured out today; probably by people reading this message. It’s certainly not there yet. There is a lot more work to do, and there are problems we don’t even know about that will need to be solved, but I am eager to work on them. It’s going to be awesome!”
The man is a legend. And he's about to create another one.
As you might've noticed the device on his head reads "HDprototype". Here's news about it: http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/11/oculus-rift-hd-prototype-vr-headset-hands/