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Razer climbing on the Virtual Reality bandwagon?

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As you already know by now, Oculus VR has been acquired by the evil overlords at Facebook, sending some in to a state of shock, others in to one of anger and revulsion, and others, like Mojang’s Notch, running for the hills. We also know that Sony’s working on its own VR tech, currently codenamed Project Morpheus. There may be a new challenger in the Virtual Reality Arena: Razer.

After Notch publically shied away from further collaboration with Oculus on account of hi aversion to Facebook, Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan reached out that Scandanavian fellow with a beard, hat, and far too much money.

 It certainly seems to suggest that Razer’s working on  its own VR…which I hope isn’t the case. It starts suggesting that certain games will be proprietary to certain manufacturers, which I think would instantly be the death knell for the whole Virtual Reality revolution gimmick. Without standards, there’s just no way VR can ever really catch on.  If it is true though, expect Razer’s VR solution to have a stupid, “edgy” name like CobraDeathVisor, or SnakeScreen.

Of course, that’s exactly what Steam’s Virtual Reality SDK – which is currently in beta – aims to do.

“As of the most recent Steam Client Beta steam now supports an experimental VR mode,” Valve’s Joe Ludwig said of the beta. “If you own an Oculus Rift dev kit you can try it out by starting Steam with “-vr” on the command line. Then press the Big Picture button to enter Big Picture + VR mode.”

Valve’s got its own VR tech, which is reportedly superior to the oculus rift – only they’ve said they won’t be releasing it to the public.

Last Updated: March 26, 2014

12 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 26, 2014 at 14:35

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 26, 2014 at 15:37

      That’s what she said

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 26, 2014 at 14:36

    “Oculus VR has been acquired by the evil overlords ate Facebook”

    Nom nom nom, i R oculus & I will eat your face for evil!

    Reply

  3. Kensei Seraph

    March 26, 2014 at 14:40

    *Completely unrelated*

    Have you seen the new MSSA websites?
    There’s 2 of them now.
    http://www.mssa.co.za/ looks like it might look OK within the next 6 ~ 7 years.
    http://www.mindsportssa.freeservers.com/ on the other hand should just be deleted and rebuilt from scratch.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 26, 2014 at 14:43

      Yeah saw it as you mentioned it, so much failzors

      Reply

    • Rags

      March 26, 2014 at 15:04

      Free servers, free wordpress theme. Those CHEAP BASTARDS!

      Reply

    • Rags

      March 26, 2014 at 15:07

      Actually:
      http://mindsportsa.co.za/
      Up 45 minutes ago.

      Reply

      • Rince

        March 26, 2014 at 15:08

        Tells me I cannot get to it, lulz.

        Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        March 26, 2014 at 15:09

        That… actually that’s not all that bad.
        Still needs loads of work though.

        Reply

        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 26, 2014 at 15:38

          When clicking the “Contact” link you get the following:

          Coming Soon

          Please contact us at mindsportssa@iafrica.com

          Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      March 26, 2014 at 17:33

      I can do a better job with notepad

      Reply

  4. Rince

    March 26, 2014 at 14:46

    Oh dear, it’s like every 15 years they all think they can get the VR on.

    Reply

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