Oculus Rift launches, called 'clunky' and 'not ready for mainstream'

Can you believe that after all of these years, the Oculus Rift is finally here?!

Published Mon, Mar 28 2016 7:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Can you believe that after all of these years, the Oculus Rift is now shipping to consumers? Those who backed the Rift on Kickstarter back in 2012 (has it been that long?!) are receiving theirs first, with a signed Thank You note from the Oculus team.

Oculus Rift launches, called 'clunky' and 'not ready for mainstream' | TweakTown.com

The Facebook-owned VR company has been a pillar of strength for the technology and PC gaming community, stirring up mixed feelings from consumers and gamers - and total commitment from companies like AMD, as they see a huge future in VR. Well, the first reviews are here -with the New York Times saying the Oculus Rift is a "clunky portal to a promising virtual reality". The Wall Street Journal says "VR's rising star isn't ready for the mainstream" - but both the NYT and WSJ aren't gaming outlets, so those opinions are just very harsh headlines.

We have a list of reviews below, with our unit not being processed or sent yet. I pre-ordered within 2-3 minutes of it opening up in January, so I'm disappointed to say the least. Here's the list of reviews of the Rift so far, but expect our VR coverage to expand expontentially this year.

Tech Radar


The Verge

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal



Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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