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The rift

Put it on

New movements

Features

For devs

No games

The Oculus Rift is still in its gestation stage, so it's not yet ready for consumers. Developers interested in making software for it can now purchase the software development kit for $349.

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Already the Rift is easy to put on and feels relatively comfortable when worn. Things can get warm -- and sweaty -- behind the goggle however.

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The latest version of the Rift tracks forward, back, and lateral movement.

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The latest Oculus Rift model includes a USB port and power button.

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The Oculus Rift is only available for people who will actually be making games for it.

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There are no complete actual games available for the Rift. However, there are plenty of tech demos to play around with.

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