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The Oculus Rift is Priced at $599

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Oculus VR have announced that they’ve opened pre-orders for the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, which will set back costumers 599.99 USD.

It will come with the headset with built in headphones and a microphone, a sensor, an Xbox One controller, and a free copy of the VR platformer Lucky’s Tale (Editor’s Note: If you pre-order you also get a free copy of EVE: Valkyrie).

The first shipments will be sent out on March 28th, and will be available for shipping in over 20 countries.

You can pre order the Oculus Rift over on their site.

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72 comments
  1. CrabCombat
    CrabCombat
    January 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    At $599 it had better have giant enemy crabs and RIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER

  2. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    January 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA…

    FUCK YOU AND THE WAIFU AGE.

    ILL GO FOR IT IN 4 YEARS…

  3. Maciej Bącal
    Maciej Bącal
    January 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    there’s not even enough porn for this thing to warrant the cost for now, not to mention games

  4. Loli-Nox-Tan
    Loli-Nox-Tan
    January 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    It’s cutting edge tech and it runs outputs at 2160×1200/90hz (X2) Being an early adopter for anything is always expensive

  5. Some furf
    Some furf
    January 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Development kits were $300. I suppose this is how Facebook plans on making back their $2,000,0000,0000 investment.

  6. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I don’t think I’ll ever be convinced that VR is anything but a fad.

  7. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    January 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    At $599 it had better include handjobs.

  8. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Ah yeah, no thanks.

  9. Loli-Nox-Tan
    Loli-Nox-Tan
    January 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    DK2 had two 960×1080 screens. Can;t remember the hz output

  10. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    January 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, I get it, you mean it because of the price…

  11. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    January 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    600$ and it includes an xbox one controller?
    For that much I expect it to include an xbox one!

  12. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 6, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Abso-fucking-lutely ridiculous, and that’s before even getting into the 699 euro price over here.

    Looks like they’re gonna milk everything they can out of their current mindshare monopoly and lack of early competitors.

  13. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    If PSVR can be under 400$, that will be a major difference in prices, which may force Facebook to be a bit more competitive.

  14. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    January 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    $600 for a piece of hardware with little support at this point and a price range that makes getting a “next-gen console” seem more reasonable… no thanks.

  15. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Five hundred and ninety nine US dollars, huh.
    Shame since none of the planned games support real time weapon change.

  16. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    January 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    If you set your country to Australia, the price instantly switches from $599 USD to $649 USD. And you still have to pay shipping.
    Absolutely amazing. They don’t even hide their attempt to buttfuck Australia.

  17. Rayxtr
    Rayxtr
    January 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    €699 for Europe without shipping… ready to get fucked

  18. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    January 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Do they give you a free loli too?

  19. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    It will.

    *USB-fleshlight sold seperately

  20. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I’m not sure those two are entirely comparable in value offered, but I’m sure PSVR and HTC Vive will force OR to come down in price… but it might very well take a while: as far as the mainstream audience is concerned right now, Oculus Rift is VR.

  21. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    January 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Yeah, at least for me it’s still too much even for VR.
    i think within 2-4 year VR hardware become more cheap…”maybe”

  22. ashikenshin
    ashikenshin
    January 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    they said they will block porn content, so not even that.

  23. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    January 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I understand that this is a new piece of technology, but I thought SONY would’ve learned by now from when the PS3 first released. SMH SONY, SMH.

  24. ashikenshin
    ashikenshin
    January 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Oculus isn’t Sony, it’s Facebook that apparently wants to learn the lesson.

  25. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    January 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Ah, that’s right. I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder =)

  26. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    That’s just on the official Oculus/Facebook storefront, but the device isn’t locked down to just that.

  27. ashikenshin
    ashikenshin
    January 6, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    ;) np dude

  28. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    January 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    How have people who claim to like video games STILL have problems realizing you should never be a first adopter of hardware?

    The future versions will be cheaper, better quality, fix all the terrible defects the initial one that and ACTUALLY HAVE CONTENT

  29. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    January 6, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    The coming Waifu Age is… an expensive one.

  30. James May Not
    James May Not
    January 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    >$600 to look to apex in Assetto Corsa

    I think I’ll take a pass and stick with RHM.

  31. scemar
    scemar
    January 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Alternatively, get both if you have enough money to throw away.

  32. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    January 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    FACEBOOK OWN THIS!
    JUST A REMINDER THAT FACEBOOK OWNS OCULUS RIFT!

    ~Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/dec/18/facebook-instagram-sell-uploaded-photos

    “Under Facebook’s current terms (which can change at anytime), by posting
    your pictures and videos, you grant Facebook “a non-exclusive,
    transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any
    [IP] content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (“IP
    License”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your
    account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have
    not deleted it. Beware of the words “transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license.” This means that Facebook can license your content to others for free without
    obtaining any other approval from you! You should be aware that once
    your photos or videos are shared on Facebook, it could be impossible to
    delete them from Facebook, even if you delete the content or cancel your
    account (the content still remains on Facebook servers and they can
    keep backups)! So, although you may be able to withdraw your consent to the use of photos on Facebook, you should also keep in mind that if you share your photos and videos with Facebook applications, those applications may have their own terms
    and conditions of how they use your creation! You should read the fine
    print to make sure you are not agreeing to something that you don’t
    want to have happen.”

    ~http://www.nyccounsel.com/business-blogs-websites/who-owns-photos-and-videos-posted-on-facebook-or-twitter/

    YOU PAY $600 FOR A DEVICE THAT IS OWNED BY A METADATA STEALING COMPANY OF LEGALISTIC THIEVES!
    Just saying.

  33. scemar
    scemar
    January 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Oculus is a false prophet.
    Only Vive will lead us to the promised land of VR mayhem, adventure and waifus.

  34. blackice85
    blackice85
    January 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This is being driven by your PC’s GPU as well right? Going to need a good machine as well.

  35. Guest
    Guest
    January 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Even if someone else just steals your shit and posts it on facebook while taking the credit for it, facebook will just ignore you when you ask them to take it down. Ethan from H3H3 has a bunch of videos posted about it, they’re complete scumbags. Can’t wait to see what the Vive is like. If they come out even 100 dollars less, it’s going to be a PS4/Xbone situation.

  36. Badmojo7
    Badmojo7
    January 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The price does not include the touch which wont be coming out till the end of the year or next year, nor does it include tax and shipping. Not getting it, going for the vive myself which is better in every way.

  37. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    January 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Add to that that you need a pretty beefy PC to get the thing to work properly.

  38. Siveon
    Siveon
    January 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Nah.

  39. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    January 6, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    So much for that 299 to 399 ballpark they promised.

  40. koreawut
    koreawut
    January 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I remember that E3 when the Ps3 price was announced… ;)

  41. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    January 6, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Agreed. Damn, now I want to see Genji: Days of the Blade (aka that game with the giant enemy crab) recreated for VR.

    Also, obligatory:
    https://youtu.be/BOHqG1nc_tw

  42. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    January 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Pretty much.

    But with this, I’m sure the Vive will save us.

    LORD GABEN, ALMIGHTY!

    (I’m saying they’ll be smart and not ask for 599$ dollars to fit the meme.)

  43. Loli-Nox-Tan
    Loli-Nox-Tan
    January 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Yup. You would need a beast to get the best out of this anyway no matter the price. My 280x is just below the min (but be honest, who goes for the min?)

  44. blackice85
    blackice85
    January 6, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve got a GTX 780 that I bought summer of 2013 I think, wanted something to last me a while and it’s done well so far. Kinda think it’ll meet it’s match here though, that’s a lot of pixels to push, and fast at that.

    Just one more reason to wait, the devices themselves will be cheaper and better supported, and there will be new generations of GPUs. The longer you wait the better bang for your buck you’ll get.

  45. djghost1133
    djghost1133
    January 6, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    But its htc so you can already assume it has no longevity.

  46. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    January 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    wat? My HTC One M7 is still going strong to this day.

    Also have a Nexus 9 (the one google designed with HTC), and it’s the best tablet I’ve ever owned personally. ╮(─▽─)╭

  47. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Way too much. I don’t care how good it is, that’s way too much.

  48. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    And people thought the Kinect was overpriced….

  49. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    How else will Facebook make that 2 BILLION back?

  50. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 7, 2016 at 12:37 am

    My thoughts exactly. Wasn’t the recommended hardware an i5/i7 and 980 or something like that?

    Yeah, there’s a good $700 in hardware right there if you don’t already have it, and that’s only 2/8 components.

  51. Jack
    Jack
    January 7, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Open the door
    Get on the floor
    Still no games on the PS4

  52. tccboss
    tccboss
    January 7, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I’m even more not sold on VR.

  53. Phelan
    Phelan
    January 7, 2016 at 2:47 am

    The problem with VR devices is that people expected it to be much cheaper…

    But look HMZ-T3W from SONY at the launch cost 1300 USD. HMZ-T1 around 800 USD. And those two didn’t even have additional processing power included like Oculus or PS VR (which frankly speaking could be called HMZ-T4)

    That’s more or less how much stuff like that cost. It can’t be much cheaper. It would be fine… if only there were games for it. One EVE is not enough to make me convinced…

  54. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    January 7, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Fb is owned by a guy who donated most of his money to himself in order to avoid taxes.What do you expect from them?Integrity?

  55. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    January 7, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Good point

  56. Loli-Nox-Tan
    Loli-Nox-Tan
    January 7, 2016 at 6:30 am

    That’s the case with all new tech. I just picked myself up a 42inch 4K TV a few weeks ago for £300. Remember the prices of 4K TV’s on release?

  57. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    January 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Are you fucking shitting me? What’s the point of VR then?

  58. 7-D Sensei
    7-D Sensei
    January 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    wonder who could be behind this.

  59. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    January 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    YTMND wow.

  60. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    January 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I have a 3d monitor, and the requirements to run standard PC games in stereoscopic 3d is immense, basically double the usual framerate requirements. Even with a stout, overclocked gaming rig that chews up most anything I throw at it, I can only barely run games like Skyrim in Nvidia 3d. Forget about anything made in the last couple of years, it just can’t handle it.

  61. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Blast from the past

  62. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Not surprising since you’re basically rendering everything twice for 3D. For the rift they want 90FPS on top of it, so we’re effectively looking at 1200P/180FPS gaming.

    The recommendation was a 970, and that’s with games like Minecraft in mind. I know this thing is for enthusiasts, but even most enthusiasts will have trouble running anything unless its old or indie.

  63. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    January 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    For real. It was one of the first sites I went on regularly when I first started coming online around 2004-2005.

  64. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    January 8, 2016 at 2:39 am

    DOA

  65. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    January 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I mean someone has to buy it or itll flop and get discontinued. Its all well and good being a smart consumer but we rely on fools to keep these things profitable long enough for a fixed version to come out

  66. Longtooth
    Longtooth
    January 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I don’t get the complaints. This price is completely reasonable considering the technology.

  67. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    January 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    One the one hand, it’s new tech of course it’s going to be overly expensive. Personally I’m glad I’ve never had any interest in this thing.

    On the other hand, it was a bullshit move for them to say on multiple occasions it would be in the 300-350 range. 600 is not in the ballpark of 350 you fucks.

    I’d sooner get a new(current) gen console and some games or put that toward a gaming PC before this.