It’s 3D, in your face, as the Kickstarter goal for the Oculus Rift is met

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It's like virtual,boy.

Virtual Reality has always been that one goofy idea, while tempting, that never took off. Sure, we’d love to immerse ourselves in our favourite gaming worlds, but at the same time, we don’t want to wear equipment that comes with a set of chiropractors to help keep our spine from collapsing. Sony has a visor on the way to take part of the lukewarm interest in that specific reality of tech, but it’s going to have some competition from the Oculus Rift, which has been Kickstarted.

And within a day as well, mind you. The Oculus Rift,a virtual reality headset that has id Software’s John Carmack himself backing it, launched a Kickstarter drive, looking to make $250 000 within a month. After one day, that fund now sits at over $764 000, at the time this was written. Industry heavyweights such as Cliff Bleszinksi, Gabe Newell and David Helgason have all weighed in on the device, and so far, it looks quite promising.

And safe for weak spines.

The funds from the project will go towards rolling out dev kits to hand out to studios and individuals, to get the ball rolling. You can snag your own dev kit for just over $300, or R2500, which will net you a headset and a copy of Doom 3: BFG Edition.

Is VR gaming staging a comeback, and would you be willing to slap this set of goggles on your noggin for some responsive and 3D shoot-em ups?

Last Updated: August 2, 2012

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