Oculus Rift Will Be a “No-Motion-Sickness Experience,” and 4K Display in the Works, CEO Says

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Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe pledged today that the company’s upcoming virtual-gaming headset, the Oculus Rift, will not cause people to get motion-sick when it launches.

And that still-unannounced consumer launch date definitely won’t be in 2013, Iribe noted.

Iribe, who appeared at D: Dive Into Media in February, discussed “The Future of the Rift” at the Gaming Insiders Summit today in San Francisco. He said the combination of improving screen quality and decreasing latency between motion in the game and virtual-reality vision will make the new class of games – or at least the ones not designed to cause motion sickness – nausea-free.

“It is going to work,” Iribe said. “It’s gonna work for everybody.”

The CEO used his own experience to back up the claim: His own company’s previous hardware made him sick within two minutes, every time he tried it in the past. But with the latest internal build of the Oculus Rift, Iribe said he played for 45 minutes straight with no issues.

Iribe also dropped two new notes about the Rift’s use cases: The headset will eventually have a 4K display, and it might work with big gaming consoles, as well as with PCs and mobile devices.

“You can’t imagine what it’s going to look like when it’s 4K,” he said. “It’s not now, but it’s coming.”

As for consoles, Iribe talked up the Rift’s ability to project 2-D content on an IMAX-like field of view. Curiously, the way he chose to describe that 2-D-within-3-D experience was, “You can play Playstation 4 or Xbox One on this IMAX screen at home.”

Now, that’s far off from an official announcement, but, as founder Palmer Luckey told me back in May:

There’s no technical reason that the Rift can’t work on consoles. It has standard input/outputs, it wouldn’t be a lot of work. It’s just a matter of console manufacturers deciding to license it as a peripheral. They’re the gatekeepers.

2012 The Best Of Games Pt. 1

It’s about that time when I start thinking about which game will be crowned as my game of the year. 2012 has had some shining moments for gamers and even boasts the addition of two new consoles to our repertoire, Sony’s Vita and Nintendo’s WiiU. However there’s not one that has clearly led the way and several who weren’t initially on my radar that came out of nowhere and just blew my mind.

Over the course of a few articles I would like to discuss some of my favorites before I decide on that one game that gave me the most entertaining experience this year. At this point I’m not even sure what game I would consider GOTY but interestingly my best of 2012 is radically different from what I thought it would be and for the first time includes a PSN only title.

The first game that I will mention came out in February but has still held on to being one of my favorites of 2012, The Darkness 2. While I enjoyed the first game it was nothing compared to its sequel. Back in the lead is our favorite anti-hero Jackie Estacado, a mob boss who possesses a supernatural power known as the Darkness. Jackie struggles with the grief of having lost his beloved girlfriend Jenny as well as keeping his supernatural powers at bay but a failed hit on his life sets the motion of the events of The Darkness 2 in place.

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The game is a first person shooter but the supernatural twist and slight role-playing elements gives the game a unique edge. The look of the game is also stunning and achieved with a cel-shading technique that gives it a style that compliments its graphic novel origins. Gameplay is smooth and responsive and a big improvement over the first game. And who doesn’t love a game that offers you the ability of quad-wielding weapons.

In the end I feel the story suffered a little from the not so perfect conclusion thus keeping The Darkness 2 from the coveted game of the year title but even still it was a worthy game and one that earned a spot on my best of 2012 list. So geeks, as another year comes to a close which games were your favorites or not so favorites of 2012?

Best Desktop Computers Priced Less Than 500 – HP Lenovo Appl

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Oh Sony You Are Such A Tease! [VIDEO]

There’s been much talk lately about the next generation of gaming consoles and its obvious it’s arrival is imminent. On Thursday Sony released a 44 second trailer offering you a glimpse to “see the future”. What exact future we’re seeing is unclear but the buzz is it will be an announcement of the PS4. The Cryptic teaser trailer features all the familiar Playstation controller button symbols, triangle, circle, square and the X amongst lights that look to be electricity surging around the controller buttons. I’m not positive but I swear the electricity briefly moves in the formation of a 4.

Another red flag that this is pertaining to PS4, Orbis or whatever its title will be is the fact Sony wants you to ” Be the first to know” by signing up with an email address so you can be alerted when they make the grand announcement. That announcement will be on February 20 at 6:00 PM EST. This event will be live streamed and when we here at “The Geek” know more details of where and how you can watch the live stream, we will let you know.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that people close to the situation have confirmed that it is indeed the next generation of Playstation that will be unveiled at this media event. WSJ is also stating that the console will be available for purchase before the end of 2013 and in time for the holidays.

As a long time Playstation fan who has owned every console Sony has released with the exception of PSPgo, this makes me extremely happy. No really, I’m totally geeking out about this! So not only will I be following this developing story as a contributor to Don’t Hate The Geek, but also as a Sony fan/fangirl.


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Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 1920 1080 Full HD 24p/60p with 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Project up to 100 videos with 20lm built-in projector
  • HDMI input terminal projects content from external devices
  • Up to 11hr40min of recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
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Sony’s Internet-Based TV Service Will Carry Viacom’s Channels

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Sony has reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom to carry the media company’s cable channels on its planned Internet-based TV service, a person familiar with the matter said, a significant boost for the Japanese company as it races to secure content rights against technology firms vying to offer similar services. Sony plans to stream traditional cable channels as well as on-demand content over the Internet, posing new competition for cable, satellite and phone companies which have long sold subscription TV services. Several other companies including Intel and Google also are planning Internet-based TV services and have been on the hunt for programming rights. A Sony deal with Viacom, owner of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, would be the first major content deal for one of the new entrants to become public.

Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal.