Winners of the 'Warcraft: The Beginning' Oculus Rift competition

They've stormed Stormwind, opened Dark Portals and spent way too long in Goldshire Inn. Now, these two lucky winners get an Oculus Rift thanks to Universal and "Warcraft: The Beginning" for their troubles.


In CNET's review of the Oculus Rift, we said that the world would never be the same. Now, thanks to Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the release of "Warcraft: The Beginning" on 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, two readers have won their own Oculus Rift VR headsets.

We asked you all which location in Warcraft's setting of Azeroth you'd like to visit in virtual reality, and from the overwhelming response, we had the monumental task of narrowing it down to just two winners.

After much deliberation, please give a round of applause to our two winners, presented here with their winning entries:

Melinda Kim

Twinkle, twinkle, Azeroth,

Where ice and snow blanket the North;

Upon my Vanquisher soaring high and free,

Timeless frozen wastes as far as the eye can see;

Twinkle, twinkle, Azeroth,

Take me to the frosty North(rend).

There is nowhere else I would rather be,

Than Icecrown deep in virtual reality.

Dave Jansen

The Caverns of Time would be a remarkable experience in VR with a direct connection to important lore events. Standing beside Thrall as he escapes Durnholde Keep, Arthas while purging Stratholme or Medivh as he opens The Dark Portal would be incredible. Or the Goldshire Inn. On Moonglade. For reasons.

Also a big congratulations to our runners up, who each scored a copy of "Warcraft: The Beginning" on Blu-ray.

Marc Chislett

Kynan Newswan