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Friday, August 22, 2014


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Adeon Writer

Very excited for Oculus Rift, but I am waiting for the comsumer version.

Ayamo Nozaki

I have one. ;)


Just got shipping notice on DK2 so am excited :)

Ai Austin

A couple of blog posts with screen shots on my use if CtrlAltStudio in Second Life and OpenSim using the Oculus Rift DK2...




Vanadis Falconer

Very expensive toy, 350 U.S. $./275€. Sony will soon launch a similar to their game console. Will it be used as Oculus Rift in Second Life?

Toxic Menges

I have a DK2 not had a chance to download the new viewer, but am very excited to do so.

Ciaran Laval

@Vanadis The current Oculus Rift is aimed at developers rather than consumers. I'd expect the price to be lower when the consumer model finally hits the streets.

Shockwave Yareach

I got into the 3d goggles experiment with the eMagin headset 6 years back. It was a terrible disappointment all around for the grand I spent. And since my time inworld is less now since LLs mismanagement has caused my eagerness for SL to wane, I'll let someone else ride the bleeding edge for awhile. I'm still licking my wounds from LL and eMagin both.


I have the DK2 and generally the demos are a joy to test. However I do have a high end AMD graphics card and the LL support for AMD GPU is generally a pain in the neck. There is a not well enough known rule of thumb: Generally a 50$ Nvidia card will perform bettern than a 500$ AMD card with SL. This is reflected in my experience with the DK2. Second Life is the only "demo/game" to create judder when I move my head. A judder so unbearable that I prefer spending my time with other demos (even OpenGL demos) whose develpers have spent at least 5 minutes to make sure that their program does run with both major GPU providers on the market...

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