Legit Reviews were lucky enough to have some hands on time with the prototype Occulus Rift, the surround gaming headset at QuakeCon. It is impossible to really show you what it looks like to game with these glasses on but everyone who tried them were amazed. The 1280×800 resolution is actually 640×800 per eye thanks to the limits of both the HDMI standard and in an attempt to keep costs down. As well the only game currently supporting the prototype is Doom III BFG Edition but it is still a good excuse to replay the game. The Kickstarter project has hit its goal, though you can still donate if you wish and you can get a kit to build your own glasses for around $300 if you can't wait for them to hit retail.
"Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that will change the way you think about gaming forever. With an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, the Rift provides a truly immersive experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before. Read on to see what we found out when we tried one in person."
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