Oculus Rift

The oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that is used via PC. In case you do not know what VR is, stick around, and I will explain.

Virtual reality, or VR, is the most immersive way to game on the public market for an affordable prices of just four hundred U.S. dollars. The way it works is by first placing the headset on your head. You are then greeted by two displays for each one of your eyes. These displays are running each as a 2k display, so 2560x1440p each!

Also when you pick up the Rift, unlike other retailers such as the HTC Vive, the Rift includes built in immersive audio. The audio is actually quite decent for coming stock, but you are always able to use your own headphones, or speakers if you prefer. They are in the shape of two on ear circles with a fabric like texture. Relatively comfortable with everything else that you are getting in this bundle.

Also included out of the box is the two wands, or controllers. These are immersed in the game along with you to act as your hands in the game. So long as everything is set up correctly, there is actually a pretty seamless experience, with little to no latency. When buying a VR (if you do so), make sure that your system reaches minimum requirements. You can get either an unplayable, or very poor experience if your machine does not support the game properly.

VR is run at 90 frames per second, so you have to have a relatively high end graphics card. In the box with the VR comes two sensors as well. These both come with a gloss like finish on the sensing part, and are equipped with a cable that is three to four feet long.

That is about all there is to the Rift. Also there are many Rift exclusive games such as Robo Recall, and Lucky’s Tale. If this is your first time getting into VR. I recommend Beat Saber.