Here’s a little advice for newbies to the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset display that Facebook bought last year for $2 billion: Don’t try it while nursing a hangover.
I almost lost my breakfast on the CES floor after trying out the highly-touted headset at the Runtastic booth, following an epic night of cocktails at the Bellagio resort. Who thought this would be a good idea?
Watch, and enjoy. Lesson learned.
For Taylor Soper, this was his first try with the Oculus. “I was lost in another world, suddenly exercising with a virtual trainer,” Soper said of the experience.
He kept his sea-legs a bit better than me, as you can tell in this video. Enjoy!
Now, we did do a little more serious coverage of Oculus while at CES, hearing more about the technology and its promise from Jason Rubin, a gaming veteran who now heads the company’s studios. See that story here, with Rubin noting:
“I can actually tell you why Facebook acquired Oculus because Mark (Zuckerberg) has been pretty clear about this: He believes that every decade or so, and those are his numbers, a new platform comes along, and he believes that this is a new platform. That this will revolutionize the way people interact with a lot of things.”