Carmack Reveals New id Software Virtual Reality Headset That Costs $500

During his E3 keynote, id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack showed off the first prototype of a new virtual reality headset they intend to sell soon for $500 apiece.

The headset blocks all lights from the environment and displays its video output through two small screens hosted inside the goggles.

Carmack made a live demonstration of using the new kit with Doom 3. In the demo, Carmack used a standard controller to move and shoot while using the kit’s head tracker to look around.

The virtual reality kit is named “Rift.” It is designed by Palmer Luckey who plans to launch a Kickstarter project to produce and distribute the open-source kit for other developers to tinker with soon.

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I want this...now!

Here's my $$$. I'll even pay you for the clunky prototype. I can't tell you how long I've waited for something like this. The Sony device was primarily designed for playing 3D movies and I was not that impressed while wearing them and playing GT5 at a demo at the Sony Store. The game turns where I'm looking? Wow! I want this...now!

Oh really

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"Captcha" "Hard Cheese." kind of fitting given the circumstance.

Not necessarily, the 2

Not necessarily, the 2 screens will only add depth if the images on each are slightly different. Just like you see slightly different images when you close one eye and keep one open, then swap. Doing that is mostly up to game devs, all the hardware needs to do is provide independent access to both screens. What that means for gamers is you'll only get half of your gpus performance because it has to render 2 slightly different frames for a scene while for non 3d displays it only has to render 1.

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Americans/Canadians are fat cuz of our lush living styles...

Africa is starving cuz they fucked there natural resources up and overpopulated horrible places near a friggen desert...

and any other country is so far in debt they cant afford to sit around and do fuck all...

most countries dont have welfare (99% of welfare are fat pieces of lazy shit)

there are TONS of reasons why other countries arent *fat/lush* its cuz they lack the fucken fundamentals and resources to do it.. cuz if they could.. they would...

Wrong

I'm not from america/canada and we barely have any fat people at all, our food is not "chemically enhanced", what we grow is what we eat and sell there are no fast food places no welfare, what they learn here in 10th grade i learn that at the end of 2nd grade. (not defending) they are only 33% desert, and yes america pisses in other peoples pots allot, if they left them alone we would not have the problem in the first place. Welfare screws things up give them free money and they will never want to work. People are stupid because they are too lenient then they ask them self why.

Virtual boy all over again

More ways to go blind. What do these designers think, its stupid. Gaming should be the way it was met to be fun without wearing gear or jumping around, but I guess seeing how america is the fattest country that cloud get some people moving and give them heart attacks.

Progress?

What progress? Is having thousands of people rot their brains by playing games such as Angry Birds on their smart phones, something you would call progress? Or may be, having our phones capable of login to facebook and/or tweeter so we can post senseless, pointless and moronic updates of how we feel or what we are currently doing ("I'm taking a shower") so other idiots can spend their time looking at them, your so called progress? Have you ever wondered why the Chinese government wont allow this shit in their country? It is because China (whether you like it or not) it's on a roll and it is not slowing down, as worlds second largest economy (source: http://www.therichest.org/world/worlds-largest-economies/) they are not going to destroy their economical growth by allowing its people to waste time on facebook and not be productive, In fact the Chinese are smart enough to see that this over hyped facebook garbage is in fact counterproductive, and thus they don't want it. Nothing of value was ever said on facebook. Facebook primary function is to legally get your personal information and preferences, so a profile can be created only to be sold for cash to advertising agencies so they can tell what to buy from china so so you can contribute to their economic growth

Progress to what, this is

Progress to what, this is secondary to progress in life. They can do what ever they want, what I was trying to say that stupid people would buy this there for they will continue to make stupid stuff.

The thing about this device,

The thing about this device, is that it adds perspective to the game, to ANY game. It adds 3D depth. Also, Carmack is releasing a schematics on how to build our own soon, you don't HAVE to buy it.

Seriously, grow up, stop hatin, go outside.

As I said they can do what

As I said they can do what ever they want. You had something going there until you said ( Seriously, grow up, stop hatin, go outside. ) that just killed you post. Growing up is overrated enjoy being young because once you grow up that's it.

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