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Developer kit for the Oculus Rift - the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
Developer kit for the Oculus Rift - the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
Developer kit for the Oculus Rift - the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
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    1. Salopp on

      Best kickstarter ever 😎

    2. Sam Beckett on

      wow, what a loser Palmer Lucky is now. Picture with KKK and alt-right.

    3. Captain Foobar on

      I seen ZukerMark in your t-shirt last weekend.

      JK :-)

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      Bill Traynor on

      I wonder if my t-shirt and poster got lost in the mail? ;)

    5. Captain Foobar on

      @Simon, they have issued $20 Steam wallet coupon as a compensation to every backer so we could purchase Doom 3 BFG. But after Facebook purchased Oculus they *removed* Steam code from the developer's account. I'm in mailing conversation with Oculus' support since December 2016 - they still not gave me stolen coupon back. Isn't it a robbery?

    6. Simon Johnstone on

      Years later and I have yet to receive my Doom 3 Game.

    7. Captain Foobar on

      @Erhan, I've asked Oculus' support literally the same question 5 months ago: how a small startup managed to ship the boxes with DK1 to all countries and 100 billions+ corporation Facebook failed to do this? Know what I got in response? A canned BS reply "please wait. We'll inform you when we'll be ready".
      And now when Palmer left Oculus/Facebook we have nobody to appellate to.
      Please make this to Reddit somebody.

    8. Erhan Turan on

      Dear Oculus Founders,

      At least give us ( we being the ones living outside of that 20 countries) an update on our gifts. I honestly don't understand how we were able to receive our kits in almost all countries for the campaign but not the gifts? Some comment would be appreciated.


    9. Ivan Dubois on

      So, are we Officially Dumped?

    10. Captain Foobar on

      Oculus' founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook. And I'm not surprised, given such a shitty attitude to backers and customers I can imagine what's boiling inside the Facebook.

    11. Captain Foobar on

      Well, a year is passed and still no shipping of Kickstarter Edition to all the backers living outside of the 20 select countries. A 100+ billion company Facebook failed to do the thing which a small early Oculus team managed to do - ship darn boxes. So, are we Officially Dumped?

    12. JARED BECKER on

      I recommend to everybody who has CV1 and Alienware X51 update the firmware on the graphics drivers and the occulus rift.set every thing up and make sure to get a mini display port to hdmi adaptor. I have my computer hooked up through with hdmi 2.0 to the tv and mini display to hdmi for the rift CV1. It works perefect. Figured this might help someone.

    13. JARED BECKER on

      You guys at occulus are the best thank you for the occulus cv1. I absolutely love this headset. Thank you for really going the extra mile with kickstarter. It was very nice to get the complete product. This was the best kickstarter campaign I have ever backed really looking forward to the future with the motion controller and extra sensors. I can't wait until you release a wireless self contained headset. Good job guys this headset is absolutely amazing thank you again for taking care of us kickstarter backers we really appreciate it. Jared Becker

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      Krom on

      @charles: a bit late, but the sdk does include a "driver" (ovrd) for the CK2. You might run into some issues sooner or later, that have never been resolved, but it does work.
      Unfortunately, there's no source for that one. I tried adding the CV1 to it, so I could make some use out of it, but no success so far - which I can live with, because I'm done with this company anyway. Peace.

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      Ali Graham on

      The update was that we don't have a place in line, and they didn't bother telling us this before orders started.

    16. James Shannon Brooks on

      Do we have an update on our place in line for touch?

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      Nish on

      Dudes, still waiting on my Oculus. Would love an update?

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      Charles Banas on

      Well, I've got my useless bricks from Oculus.

      A DK1 that I haven't been able to use in a few years because the Linux software broke and updates dried up.

      A DK2 that I can't use because the only Linux driver builds don't support it.

      A CK1 that I can't use because there's no driver.

      I'm profoundly disappointed and angry. The campaign made clear promises for Linux support, and rather than advancing it, they've been retracted.

      Hell, I don't think I even got the copy of Doom 3 BFG my tier allegedly included.

    19. Ivan Dubois on

      Hope Oculus team, don't forget the originals bakers who dont have the luck to live in the first 20 countries.

      Live in Argentina, so i'm waiting.

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      Nx on

      Thanks Oculus

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      Thibaut Girka on

      Got it! Really nice packaging, and design!
      Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work because of the need for special drivers and supported cards. Lost 3 hours because the thing silently crashes instead of reporting an incompatible configuration (nVidia Optimus).

    22. Kenneth Krogsgaard

      Reveived here too, they are awesome! Thanks again oculus!

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      martinP on

      Received it at UK address used instead of CR one - so because of the address update I was probably among the latest ones - except of course the "non-shippable" countries

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      Quinn on

      Just received it. :D

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      cryxan on

      I've now got a shipping notification and a tracking number. ETA for UK is by end of day 20th May.

      Not long now... :)

    26. Kenneth Krogsgaard

      Got an email yesterday saying it will ship shortly. Didnt get the tracking number yet, but it seems to be on its way :D Denmark here. Thanks Oculus!

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      Louis Gale on

      Mine is actually shipping now! I have an actual tracking number. Thanks Oculus!

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      cryxan on

      Another your Rift is on it's way e-mail here. So no shipping notification yet, but they are promising this week for that.

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      Louis Gale on

      Just go my order processed email this morning (Australia). Finally some movement!

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      Ali Graham on

      Processing mail received a couple of hours ago. :) It'll be interesting to see if there are any more unexpected hold-ups in the process, it's not been the smoothest so far.

    31. Richard Morwood on

      Australia backer, just got an "Order Processed" email. Woohoo!!

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      Ali Graham on

      Well, they haven't met the middle of May (the latest of their own self-imposed deadlines) here. No Rift, no email, no further information on what is happening.

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      Nx on

      Yea, I heard back from support stating Rifts are going through customs. EU backer btw.

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      Quinn on

      Well, I told you they get all the rifts out there. Just received "Your Rift is on its way" email. :) Thanks Oculus!

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      Ali Graham on

      I'm never too sure of anything with Oculus -- they've changed their stories multiple times. They could decide tomorrow that any Kickstarter people who haven't received their Rifts yet miss out and we'd have no recourse, given that it was a gift in the first place.

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      Quinn on

      I wouldn't worry about not receiving it at all. I'm sure they are working on getting all the Kickstarter RIFTs out there. It just might take longer than expected.

    37. SaltyBrains

      i was so thrilled to learn that i would be getting a latest model RIFT for being one of the original backers -- now im feeling disappointment that nothing has arrived :( do i have to buy it to receive it ? (in Australia here.)

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      martinP on

      (no change, still Pre-order status)
      I don't mind not receiving CV "first" but not receiving it at least the last quite sucks.
      I hope they at least send a message that the delivery is "over" so that I can get it out of mind.

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      Quinn on

      Backer from Austria here, still no update either. I hope they can keep their word on shipping it until mid May, but since this is already in a few days I kinda doubt it. :(

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      Louis Gale on

      Hey Oculus ...

      It's the 10th of May - you stated on reddit that "We’re on track to ship out the vast majority of the remaining Kickstarter Rifts at the end of April with a small number shipping in the first couple weeks in May".

      So i understand there is still 4 days to meet this commitment, but according to the Google spreadsheet NO ONE in Australia has even been updated on the status of their Kickstarter order yet, let alone receive it. Can you provide us with an update please as there seems to be some issue here.

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      don huynh on

      Got order update. Has been processed. 'Shipping confirmation email with tracking soon.'

    42. Jay Fleming on

      Received my Rift in Vancouver today!

    43. The Gleeful Grognard on

      Thing is being in the dark isn't okay... Them changing their mind on shipping Kickstarter rifts first is a decision they can choose to make. Not the best decision from a PR standpoint but one that is within their rights and ability to make.

      But not sending out a single email to kickstarter backers for two months is damn poor, it doesn't take much effort to type something up just to let people know that they are remembered.

      Also, I would have bought a rift (and had the money set aside) if they hadn't done the free rift promotion. So while I am grateful I am really put off by this being the third time in a row that they have done this.

      I was quite vocal in my disdain of the people whining during launch week and stand behind my statements (the people complaining about not getting a rift day one had no idea that it would turn out this bad and there was no evidence that it would)

      Not even that angry, just super disappointed. Actually a fair bit frustrated that they don't believe the kick starters are worth a simple mass email saying "we remember you exist"

      Two bloody months.

      It is amusing, been a part of kickstarters that have been delayed, have had slow communications and have put over $1k into them and never gotten as irritated as I have with this. The lack of respect is a problem both within the fanbase and from oculus themselves :(

    44. Benjamin Lim on

      Dear Oculus team. Heard the rifts will be shipping to your backers in May. Many of us will be away because of the summer holidays. Personally I will be on vacation for 3 weeks. It would be disastrous and I would be disappointed if my Rift was delivered and returned.

      I will have to try and arrange an alternative address in the meantime.

    45. Jay Fleming on

      Agreed...getting a CV1 is completely unexpected and while the delays and communication aren't great I'm still getting a free Rift at the end of the day. But as per the Reddit post below things should start moving soon, I received my "Your order has been processed and your Rift is almost on its way!" mail last night.

    46. Tasty on

      While I'd like to know when my CV1 is coming I can't justify being upset about being in the dark. It's a free Rift that I wasn't expecting, buying it would have cost me over $1000AUD. I'm surprised they're not shipping to all the paying customers first, then to us.

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      martinP on

      I just don't understand this "TOP SECRET" approach dating back to this kickstarter origin. Why could not they said that the rule is "order according to the time of survey completion" right at the beginning? (and release it through the kickstarter channels)
      It would save them a lot of support staff forces and our nerves. Is it run by some sadist?

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