Oculus Rift in the News
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Oculus Rift aiming for subsidized cost, could be free with subscription
Andrew Reisse Memorial Funds
Oculus Rift on Sony interest: 'We would love to be console compatible'
Oculus Rift secures $16 million in first round of investor funding
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Oculus Rift goes HD: our first look at virtual reality, and virtual cinema, in 1080p
Unreal Engine 4 now supports Oculus Rift, introduces 'Integrated Partners Program'
Omni gaming treadmill really gets moving on Kickstarter
Oculus Rift will create new experiences and genres, says Inition
Getting your VR legs
Playlist, in order of difficulty
A word on motion/simulation sicknessFirst of all, VR sickness is a real thing and most people get it at some point. So far there is no way of telling if and how much someone gets it but even seasoned gamers with a lot of experience in 3D aren't immune to it.
It usually doesn't set in immediately, but it can be set off instantly by some action inside the Rift. (i.e. flying in a cockpit is fine but a barrelroll makes you reach for the bucket)
On top of that there is no way to just push through it, if on a given play session you get it, it will just get worse that day if you keep doing whatever got you there and you MUST take a break at this point.
So, what can you do?The easiest thing to do is to never let it become really bad. Once you start feeling a bit disoriented and/or sick, get out of the Rift and take a break. Give your brain some time to cool off from what it just experienced.
Also some games and demos lend itself more to getting VR sick than others. A lot of factors are at work here and your mileage may vary, but the smoother and slower the game/demo is, the easier it is to get used to it.
An example playlist to ease you into the RiftIt is best to slowly increase the speed of the games and the level of activity in the Rift. Don't expect to run on your Omni treadmill, gun wielding on the first day.
So after some testing here is a list of games and demos in order of how easy they are on the stomach. (Just a rough guideline, YMMV)
Any other suggestion you want to share with your fellow rifters?
Many thanks to conz, PatimPatam, Emanu, Ananas4 and everyone else that help with this guide by contributing ideas.
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