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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?!
By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 28, 2016 @ 19:25 CDT

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.




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



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