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ANTVR - China's Answer To Oculus Rift Is Raising Funds

samzenpus posted about 3 months ago | from the strap-it-on dept.

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dryriver (1010635) writes "Chinese technology startup ANTVR is raising funds on Kickstarter for a new, gaming oriented VR Headset capable of rivaling FaceBook's Oculus Rift VR Headset technologically speaking. The ANTVR headset features a full HD screen (1920 x 1080, 1 megapixel per eye), 100 degrees of FOV, 9-axis motion detect with low latency (1 ms), wireless communication, support for Playstation, Xbox, PC, Android gaming platforms, as well as an interesting 'virtual gun' type controller that can be folded open into a steering wheel or gamepad-type controller, and also holds batteries that can power the ANTVR for 3 — 8 hours. Interesting technical features include being able to detect whether the ANTVR wearer steps forward, backwards, to the left or to the right, and also whether the wearer crouches or jumps. The ANTVR headset also comes with a viewing window at the bottom of the unit that can be opened, so you can glance down and see your hands and keyboard and mouse for example. What makes ANTVR interesting is that it isn't a 'cheap Chinese knockoff of Oculus Rift'. A lot of original thought seems to have gone into making ANTVR a 'significantly different from a design standpoint' competitor to Oculus Rift. It now remains to be seen how much money ANTVR can raise on Kickstarter, and how many real world users/gamers opt for this new Chinese VR kit over the older — and currently — more famous Oculus Rift."

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It will be better (-1, Flamebait)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | about 3 months ago | (#47037665)

America sucks! Ha ah hha ha you stink fat country you ugly ignorant farting country! McDornaldes!

Re: It will be better (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039349)

When the fuck is slashdot going to do something about socko upper accounts modding trolls? News flash for you euro trash: We invented the fucking Internet and this site. Don't like our surveillance, don't use our Internet. Cut the fiber links across the Atlantic. Everything will still work fine for us. I don't think I'd even notice. You guys can have your own Internet. Lol!

Re: It will be better (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039387)

Sock upper accounts. Lol. Someone typing on mobile site.

I should add: If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.

Re: It will be better (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044013)

You didnt invent the WWW part of it though...

limited field of view (-1, Troll)

Gothmolly (148874) | about 3 months ago | (#47037697)

Early reports indicate it has limited vertical resolution in the field of view.

Re:limited field of view (1)

Selur (2745445) | about 3 months ago | (#47037739)

got a link to these 'early reports'?

Re:limited field of view (2)

fakeid (242403) | about 3 months ago | (#47037791)

I'm fairly certain he's making a somewhat racist joke regarding eye shape.

Re:limited field of view (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038049)

Me rikey flied lice!!

- ANTVR Developer

Re:limited field of view (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038853)

They are Chinese, not Japanese.

Re:limited field of view (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039635)

No shit? That's, like, the entire joke.

Re:limited field of view (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044409)

Except it was written as a Japanese person would say it.

i want an oculus rift (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47037731)

but won't get one because facebook owns it. this is how much i hate facebook.

Re:i want an oculus rift (0)

Angeret (1134311) | about 3 months ago | (#47037863)

Don't worry, you ain't alone :)

Re:i want an oculus rift (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038189)

i do still worry cause i would really like to have one. i guess its antvr for me then.

Sorry (3, Interesting)

bhcompy (1877290) | about 3 months ago | (#47037759)

Not going to be giving money to a Chinese startup on Kickstarter. It's already difficult enough to determine which Kickstarters are legit, not even going to get into one's in sketchy countries like China

Re:Sorry (4, Insightful)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 3 months ago | (#47038125)

How is China sketchier than your country?

Re:Sorry (1)

bhcompy (1877290) | about 3 months ago | (#47038773)

How isn't it?

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47038815)

You have the burden of proof here, not him to prove the counterargument. :)

Re:Sorry (3)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47039073)

This is like claiming someone has the burden of proof in proving that nearly 90% of hacks are initiated from China, Russia, or eastern europe.

At some point something enters the pool of common knowledge, and you just look ridiculous asking for proof.

Re:Sorry (2)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47039231)

This is like claiming someone has the burden of proof in proving that nearly 90% of hacks are initiated from China, Russia, or eastern europe.

They absolutely have the burden of proof in proving that. Akamai's report from last year [akamai.com] shows that the top 3 are China, Indonesia and... *drumroll* ...United States! In this case the question of how China is any more sketchy than USA, could also be asked again. They're in the same boat.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039563)

So 4x more attacks observed is comparable? Especially when the sample taken is skewed toward western targets?

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47039651)

Russia is half of that, and Eastern Europe is nowhere to be seen.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044791)

"So 4x more attacks observed is comparable?"

When the figures come from a US company (that are still operating under the patriot act) and not from an independend observer then these figures mean exactly what they want them to mean.
Moreso when it turns out major us networking equipment companies build backdoors into their stuff on request from the US gov.
These are fantasy figures.

Re:Sorry (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47042839)

Anyone who has been paying attention is aware of the fact that "bots" arent the same as "hackers", and that a huge number of the "hacks" are DDOSes involving bots from all over the world (including the US).

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47044203)

Oh, now we are shuffling around the definitions? Please show me the data on "real hacks" then.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47043389)

My router logs tell a different story. And since I know for a fact that my routers weren't paid off to twist the truth, I think I'll believe the logs over an entity with the political history of Akamai, thanks.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044047)

Was that before or after the NSA modified them?

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47044205)

Fair enough. :)

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47042421)

Whats true at one point in time is certainly not true for all.

Re:Sorry (1)

crimson tsunami (3395179) | about 3 months ago | (#47044023)

I'll see your made up number.... and raise you an NSA.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044781)

"At some point something enters the pool of common knowledge, and you just look ridiculous asking for proof."

Except, of course, when you find out that the US has been peddling backdoored networking equipment for decades. That makes all the 'common knowledge' look ridiculous.

Re:Sorry (1)

bhcompy (1877290) | about 3 months ago | (#47040979)

Please show me where this rule exists

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47041321)

It just makes sense.

Re:Sorry (1)

bhcompy (1877290) | about 3 months ago | (#47042771)

According to whom?

Re:Sorry (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 3 months ago | (#47044195)

According to logic.

Re:Sorry (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47039063)

Im not sure if you're kidding or not. Even with things like OBD2 car scanners, when you buy the chinese-made ELM327 knockoffs on amazon you have to factor in the fact that theres a 50-50 chance that your device will be DOA or will die after first use.

China is NOTORIOUS for knock-offs that are "good enough" to get sold and then fall to pieces immediately after. If you dont know about this, you simply havent dealt with very many chinese goods. Go to one of their big marketplaces and try and buy legit Gamecube or Wii games-- theres a nearly 100% chance those games are bogus and simply dont work.

The US has very strong consumer protection laws, China has nearly zero.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039487)

I live in China (I am not Chinese), you are wrong!

Re:Sorry (1)

HiThere (15173) | about 3 months ago | (#47040423)

You may be correct, but an Anonymous Coward doesn't have much credibility. Do you have any links to evidence?

Please note, Japan used to be famous for shoddy merchandise. This was a correct reputation, and well earned. At some point this changed, and now their merchandise is more trustworthy than US merchandise.

China has been, correctly nortorious for shoddy merchandise. And for merchandise where different products are sold with the same description. Has this changed? Any evidence?

P.S.: I am resident in the US, so I'm only talking about goods purchased via mail-order, and not goods that you can examine prior to purchase. Also, if the quality of these goods has become reliable, it is only wthin the last 3 years.

Re:Sorry (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47042893)

Clearly Im wrong. Lets see, lets have an inventory of the stuff I bought last time I was over there visiting family:

  * 2 Gamecube games (neither work)
  * A "North face" jacket, with already-ripped pull cords, which started falling to pieces almost immediately
  * Some crew socks, which also started falling apart on the first wash cycle
  * A leatherman knockoff which still "works", but the pliers are of very poor quality and a very limited amount of pressure can be used with them
  * Some DVDs, all of which were very clearly not pressed
  * A suitcase which is, so far, holding up quite well
  * Some pearls which appear to be genuine

2 out of 7 is not terribly good.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044807)

"China is NOTORIOUS for knock-offs that are "good enough" to get sold and then fall to pieces immediately after."

If you want cheap knock-offs from china, then that is ok.
If you, however, want to pay a reasonable price and get good components exactly to your specifications from china, than that is also ok.
It's just that people tend to buy the very very cheapest from china and of course the quality WILL suck. But that is the consumers choise.

Re:Sorry (1)

Ksevio (865461) | about 3 months ago | (#47039069)

Well there's a history of ignoring US laws/treaties when needed, widespread and obvious corruption, and they speak some weird language with a bunch of symbols.

Re:Sorry (1)

dougisfunny (1200171) | about 3 months ago | (#47041487)

Who are you talking about? The NSA?

Re:Sorry (1)

Ksevio (865461) | about 3 months ago | (#47042801)

No, China - as funny as it is to point to equivalences with the US, it really doesn't compare to China

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044527)

They are practically identical.

One party state with various factions all out to make money for themselves.
'2 party' state, (that in any other country would be the same party) with various factions al out to make money from themselves.

Show me where there is any kind of meaningful difference.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039099)

Been living in China for 12 years. Married, kid, the whole nine yards. China is pretty fucking sketchy, let me tell you. I just don't trust anything Chinese, particularly software. Or hardware. Or food. Or doctors. Or the education system. Or the law. Or anything.

Re:Sorry (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | about 3 months ago | (#47043411)

Wild wild East! Enjoy your stay.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47039479)

We don't harvest the organs of our prisoners.

Re:Sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044103)

They have production industry?

Re:Sorry (1)

Anon Hope 4sweg (3653603) | about 3 months ago | (#47045017)

China is knock off central. They scam and fake so much technology. Wouldnt trust them with anything unless it was brokered by a US company that could give me my money back.

Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassing (0)

InsultsByThePound (3603437) | about 3 months ago | (#47037775)

the American Corporate middlemen.

News at 11.

I prefer to support the original innovators in this case.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 3 months ago | (#47037855)

I prefer to support the original innovators in this case.

Sooo... Nintendo? [wikipedia.org]

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038431)

The virtual boy was ahead of it's time and Nintendo rushed it to release. It would've been good had they spent more time on it.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

InsultsByThePound (3603437) | about 3 months ago | (#47038701)

The virtual boy was a concept ahead of it's time with no hope of getting hardware to match up to a good experience. Nice idea, shit execution. Even Oculus rift these days is delayed by waiting for hardware (screens) that can match people's expectations, most notably oled screens with a high enough refresh rate.

But the VB also didn't have 1/10 of the ideas of oculus rift. It was two screen in a set of goggles. It's like comparing a House from the 1650s to one from today. They do the same basic thing and that's it. It's all different from there on down.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 3 months ago | (#47038987)

You said you "prefer to support the original innovators." Nintendo was there before Ocululs, thus, Oculus can't be the 'originals.'

Heck, if you really want to go back to basics, we can't talk about VR without giving proper credit to the pioneers who brought stereoscopic vision to movie-goers almost 100 years ago. [wikipedia.org]

I can appreciate the innovations that the ANTVR brings to the field of head-mounted displays, without worrying about "who came up with the general concept of VR first." The ANTVR's 'gun' peripheral, for example, sure seems to be something nobody else thought of, Oculus included.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

romiz (757548) | about 3 months ago | (#47040441)

You should check some details on the VirtualBoy. As you can see in this teardown [ifixit.com] , it does not use screens, but oscillating mirrors with a single 1D LED array by eye. Even if it ultimately failed, it is interesting to see.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 3 months ago | (#47038761)

They key innovation here was to get the latency down to something reasonable. Nintendo didn't solve that problem, they just avoided it completely by building the game console and display generator into the "headset" directly. Of course they didn't have any motion ability either, so no latency issues to worry about there either.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 3 months ago | (#47039035)

Personally, I think the best part of the ANTVR is the transmutable controller/processing pack/battery pack - a dedicated "gun" peripheral, that's also a dedicated "steering wheel" peripheral, that's also a traditional controller? Oh, and it houses the system's brain and battery as well? Color me pleasantly surprised!

The WHDI feature sounds pretty cool, too, but I have my reservations about A) how well it will work, and B) how much it adds to the system's overall cost.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47042735)

I sounds to me like they are over-promising to get people to buy in. Personally I would reserve me pleasant surprise until they had delivered on all those promises, more or less within the promised time-frame.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47040031)

Sega VR: With actual inertial sensors(that Nintendo did not use years after with his VR).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAsr6YzeuU

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47037867)

Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull?

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (4, Insightful)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#47038069)

Oculus Rift VR are not the "original innovators" in any way. they are working atop a ton of previous work and previous products you could buy.

So when will Raytheon expect your support in VR technology they were one of the "original innovators" of?

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

hitchhacker (122525) | about 3 months ago | (#47040433)

via: http://www.oculusvr.com/blog/b... [oculusvr.com]

The original Oculus Rift prototypes used a sensor that was readily available on the market, but ultimately we decided to develop our own sensor hardware to achieve an optimal experience. With the new Oculus VR sensor, we support sampling rates up to 1000hz, which minimizes the time between the player’s head movement and the game engine receiving the sensor data to roughly 2 milliseconds. The increased sampling rates also reduce orientation error by providing a denser dataset to integrate over, making the player’s real-world movements more in-sync with the game.

-metric

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#47045097)

They are simply a company that is trying to make a high end CHEAP VR goggle and sensor setup.

you can buy stuff that is better than theirs right now, in fact you have been able to buy better than Oculus Rift's current revision for over 5 years now, It just cost a metric buttload more money.

Re:Chinese IP Knockoffs Forgo Branding,Now Bypassi (1)

javilon (99157) | about 3 months ago | (#47043137)

If by the original innovators you mean Occulus Rift, it doesn't exist as an independent entity anymore. It is Facebook now.

Do you really want to support Facebook?

I wonder... (0)

TWX (665546) | about 3 months ago | (#47037859)

...what it won't be able to render. Things like tanks, or student-made banners being waived in squares, or barbecues in major metropolitan areas.

And if they decide to go cheap on the ambient condition effects, one might be able to see for miles and miles in Beijing!

It's a toss up. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47037921)

The American version restricts you to a Virtual Free Speech Zone, six miles from the event you're protesting.

So do you want to see virtual tanks, or do you want to be in a virtual cage?

Re:It's a toss up. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038775)

Neither, I would rather we give up the stupidity we are currently endorsing. There should be no 'security concerns' from a protest there should be no paperwork to protest. Clearly define the rules of what is allowed (which shouldn't matter if they are protesting something or not this is just a proper conduct in public issue) and when the protesters step over them meet it with deadly force.

In this case I would be for unlimited protests in any public space.

VR headset not tied to Facebook? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47037947)

Cheap knock off or not, I'll take one!

I'd rather support this because ANTVR isn't tied to Facebook. This means I can get VR without giving money to any company tied to Facebook's bottom line and without all my personal data being stolen and sold by Facebook.

Re:VR headset not tied to Facebook? (1)

NeverVotedBush (1041088) | about 3 months ago | (#47038813)

There is also the True Player Games "Totem".

Re:VR headset not tied to Facebook? (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | about 3 months ago | (#47039701)

Keep in mind that Baidu and Alibaba are also the sort of corporation to acquire smaller startups...

Re:VR headset not tied to Facebook? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47042759)

Who's to say they won't sell out in a year's time to another company that is just a bad as Facebook?

Re:VR headset not tied to Facebook? (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | about 3 months ago | (#47043441)

When it's supported in Star Citizen, then I'll take it seriously (if not outright purchase one).

Re:VR headset not tied to Facebook? (1)

AchilleTalon (540925) | about 3 months ago | (#47043663)

Resistance is futile!

Japanese subcontract? (-1, Troll)

iggymanz (596061) | about 3 months ago | (#47037969)

I'm suspecting the Japanese are behind this, because they feel silly saying "Loculus Lift"

Re:Japanese subcontract? (1)

iggymanz (596061) | about 3 months ago | (#47038461)

the slashdot.co.jp faction has modded me Tloll

Re:Japanese subcontract? (0)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 3 months ago | (#47038687)

No, just normal people.

Though whether that was for posting a racist comment, or for not even getting the racist comment right, is as yet unclear.

Spying (3, Funny)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 3 months ago | (#47038137)

So the question is will people be more afraid of this Chinese device spying on them or Facebook's Occulus Rift.

Why not both? (1)

rsborg (111459) | about 3 months ago | (#47042399)

So the question is will people be more afraid of this Chinese device spying on them or Facebook's Occulus Rift.

You presume these organizations don't share/sell data to each other then? Only winning move in this scenario is simply not to play.

Why the hell FOV.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038309)

Why the hell FOV is always around 100 degree?

It isn't enough! Give at least 135mm FOV and we are talking. It doesn't need to be perfectly sharp after 115 degree but to have possibility to at least some manner to see what is around you and spot movement is important in simulators. Think like dog fighting in DCS World or sitting in Leopard 2 gunner position in Steel Beasts and you know what I am talking about.

Of course if that is 90 degree per eye and they are partially crossing so FOV is together around 135mm, then forget my whining (or forget it anyways).

Feature-rich (1)

Crypto Cavedweller (2611959) | about 3 months ago | (#47038313)

" Interesting technical features include being able to detect whether the ANTVR wearer steps forward, backwards, to the left or to the right, and also whether the wearer believes in Tibetan independence, free trade unions, or an honest examination of the events at Tienanmen."

Open specs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47038327)

From the Kickstarter page:

Open Source Hardware: The U2B module is open source, so developers can get the signals from the two IMUs (headset and controller) and can make the control command adapt to any device (ie. other gaming systems, UAV or robots). You can potentially even control your Avatar Robot while it's thousands of miles away from you!

In other words, desktop Linux could be fully supported if a driver is written.

Competition is great (1)

xtal (49134) | about 3 months ago | (#47038535)

..get the damn product finished Oculus.

Re:Competition is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47044817)

Do people still seriously consider them after the anal penetration (sorry, money injection) from facebook?

Interesting development (1, Interesting)

jandrese (485) | about 3 months ago | (#47038719)

Getting VR right is very difficult. Early VR companies all discovered that not only was the technology not quite there (good VR would have been too expensive), but there are millions of little implementation details that you have to get right as well. Oculus has been struggling with that for years now, but they're finally getting close to a mass market product. I hope this company is as committed to getting the details right and realizes that there is more to the product than the bullet list of features on the box.

If they aren't careful, this could be like the old days (and some say current day) of smartphones, where you could go to Asia and pick up a phone that had an incredible laundry list of features on the box (full web browser! Tunes AM/FM/TV! Integrated music player! push email! etc...) but none of the features worked right and the interface was a convoluted mess and the thing crashed all of the time.

You havent bought a chinese phone lately (1)

voss (52565) | about 3 months ago | (#47039681)

You can still buy junk really cheap but you can also buy some scary good phones from china now. I own a Lenovo cell phone and its the best cell phone ive ever owned in terms of reliability and performance.

Re:Interesting development (1)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 3 months ago | (#47039803)

The technology has been good enough for enthusiasts for years now. I had an eMagin head-mounted display with head-tracking about a decade ago. OR promises to be much better, but the only big issue with the eMagin HMD was that Nvidia stopped supporting it in their very next driver release. Playing F.E.A.R. on the device was awesome and terrifying despite a narrow FOV.

I like competition (2)

Torp (199297) | about 3 months ago | (#47038983)

I'll buy a device from whoever stays in bussiness in the next 5-10 years. Kickstart anyone now? No way.
Sadly I think this is *still* not the time for working VR.

Re:I like competition (1)

beer4duke (2635155) | about 3 months ago | (#47041557)

I'll buy a device from whoever ships a product, and the first one will still be in business in the next 5 years. Bring a product!! Oculus? Valve? Sony? ANTVR?? I do not care anymore: I have already been waiting for too long...

Re:I like competition (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | about 3 months ago | (#47043477)

I disagree. Two things really make VR possible today; the accelerometer, and screen technology. Everything else is trivial hardware and software. Had those two technologies been around 20 years ago, we would still be enjoying awesome fluid VR frame rates with flat shaded polygons. While that experience wouldn't mimic reality, it would be a whole other realm worthy of its own experience.

Re:I like competition (1)

Lockdev (3028637) | about 3 months ago | (#47045649)

You're crazy dude. Have you used even the "old" Oculus Rift? It's safe to say we're well beyond the time for "working" VR. We're in the "holy crap this is getting insanely real" time for VR.

Raising funds on Kickstarter (link) (1)

Meostro (788797) | about 3 months ago | (#47039449)

Was it too hard to add a link to the ANTVR Kickstarter page [kickstarter.com] ?

Re:Raising funds on Kickstarter (link) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47041553)

Was it too hard to add a link to the ANTVR Kickstarter page [kickstarter.com]?

Yes. Next question.

1920 x 1080 is what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47040073)

1920 x 1080, 1 megapixel per eye

Try 2 megapixels (2073600) per eye. If you're going to post something to a nerd website you really should know how to do basic multiplication, or have editors that actually do their job!

Re:1920 x 1080 is what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47040477)

The full HD display 1980x1080 is split into two 960 x 1080 squares for each eye: 1069200 pxels or close enough to 1MP per eye as correctly stated.

Re:1920 x 1080 is what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47040625)

If you'd WTFV, you'd see that it's one 1920x1080 display shared across both eyes.

1 ms latency what? (2)

hitchhacker (122525) | about 3 months ago | (#47040397)

I believe the summary put a comma in the wrong place...

9-axis motion detect with low latency (1 ms), wireless communication

Should be:

9-axis motion detect, with low latency (1 ms) wireless communication

The article mentions nothing of 1ms latency head tracking... it does mention the wireless communication latency being 1ms, however. This is a very important distinction as the latency of head tracking is what the Occulus Rift has appeared to have put the most effort into via their custom 3-way merged sensor chip.

-metric

wider (1)

Kerstyun (832278) | about 3 months ago | (#47040603)

sould be a wider screan ration, on account of chinky's got slitty eyes,

Chicken VR (1)

beer4duke (2635155) | about 3 months ago | (#47041597)

It seems that chicken are closer to VR than humans: http://www.secondlivestock.com... [secondlivestock.com] Chicken are not ok with devkits!!

Not Facebook (1)

duke_cheetah2003 (862933) | about 3 months ago | (#47041907)

Any VR headset not attached to Facebook is a win in my eyes.

F Oculus. Won't touch it as long as Facebook has their hand in it. Pass.

Full circle (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47043083)

The panties down liberal mindset has finally fruited - Poor, unemployed Americans to financially back a company from a hostile anti-freedom country that's racist against them - 'mericu

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