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Walk around in Seinfeld's apartment in VR thanks to Oculus Rift

Ever wanted to walk around in Jerry's apartment from 'Seinfeld'? Now is your chance, thanks to Oculus Rift

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 6, 2014 08:25 am CST - 1 min, 2 secs reading time

If you've ever wanted to live out a Seinfeld fantasy, and you own an Oculus Rift headset, now is your chance. Jerry's Place VR is a download for the Oculus Rift, which pits you right in the middle of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the hit TV show.

Fans can walk around the apartment's main room, bathroom, and Jerry's bedroom using Oculus VR's Rift headset, or even just a normal PC. Greg Miller, wrote on the project's website: "Television is virtual reality in some ways. I thought it would be a novel virtual reality experience to take a place that exists in Hollywood magic and make it for the Oculus Rift as if it were real".

Miller worked on Jerry's Place VR for around a month, using 3D modelling software to create a near-perfect, but virtual replica. He started the project off as a way to get used to using Unity, which is a game engine that a chunk of Oculus Rift-compatible titles are built on.

In order to make Jerry's Place VR as real as possible, Miller took to the Internet searching for images of the set, and getting to the point where he even took screenshots from Seinfeld episodes online.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

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