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Oculus Rift available March 2013

The popular kickstarter initiative has been making some major strides and the developer kit will be out in March this year according tot he Oculus team at CES.

The Oculus device started out as a DIY project that quickly turned into on of Kickstarters most successful project. The Oculus team is at CES showing off the dev kit it plans to ship out to backers in March, and giving journo’s a chance to play with near-final hardware and software and see what founder Palmer Luckey hopes will be the next big thing in gaming.

Oculus RIft

The Oculus Rift uses two lenses in a ski mask-style head-mounted display that combine to form a 1280 x 800 display. Each eye sees 640 x 800 pixels and while that still sounds like a low resolution in 2013, you can’t judge the product on that single spec alone. The rest of the hardware simply consists of a simple control box you use to plug the Rift into your computer; it features DVI, HDMI, micro-USB and power.

The Dev Kit will come with Doom BFG edition, with games like Hawken waiting in the wings. Have a look at the video below for a bit more about this awesome little device.

 

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