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Todd

Also a good thing to keep in mind is this is for a platform that commercially speaking does not exist yet (the only ones out there are dev kits and cardboard and there is no retail "game" available either). This is year zero for VR. The fact that these obscure and relatively new blogs are pulling in this kind of traffic, even though there is no product and no titles to play on it, I find impressive.

But I will agree, the most popular cross platform, all inclusive Gaming site is totally kicking their butt for visitors :D

Observations

VR Headset = toy for geeks
VR Headset = niche
VR Headset = Viewmaster of this generation

In many many years from now Hamlet when you are all grey and wrinkled there might exist cool sunglasses named Ispecs (Apple spectacles) that are used by the masses.

That time will be 15 years from now. At the moment people with VR headsets look like complete dorks and there is no way this will become a product for the masses, even when porn looks fantastic.

The resolution is still not good, they are clunky, they look stupid, who on earth wants to sit there for hours wearing that. If and there is a big IF here, if it gets traction in the future it will certainly take a long time. This is also the reason for the venture capital firms to hold back from investing more.

Look at 3D printing, everybody would have 3D printer in their house they said a couple of years back. Ow where is it ?

VR headsets are the garage project of a kid, it is not the invention of the light bulb.

By the time Linden Lab figures this out, well you know ............

Estelle Pienaar

@Observations: Well you might be right ans I wouldn't bet my money on VR headsets being a success. However your argumentation would have perfectly fit for TV sets 70 years ago, wouldn't it? They are clumbsy, they take up so much space in the living room. Who the hell would put such an ugly thing in their house? Well, that's a good argument until you switch these thimgs on and try them out...

Cyberserenity

Got one and it is the coolest thing ever.

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