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VR Gaming Gets Another Kickstarter: The Omni Gaming Treadmill

If you’re a regular visitor to Crowdfund Insider you’ve no doubt heard of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset approved by grandmothers everywhere. Now the Rift’s logical companion is crowdfunding on Kickstarter and it has already met a $150,000 funding goal. It’s called… Read More

Oculus VR Co-founder Andrew Reisse Killed

Crowdfunding pioneer and gaming legend Andrew Reisse was killed in his hometown of Irvine, California last night. Reisse was crossing the street when he was struck by a car that was involved in a police pursuit. Reisse was 33 years old. Mashable reported the following statement… Read More

10 Questions for Oculus Rift CEO Palmer Luckey

The Oculus Rift is a stunning virtual-reality headset for gamers. In PopMech’s test, we found that “the experience is so immersive that it’s actually a bit disorienting.” Today, we sit down for a few questions and answers with Oculus Rift founder, CEO, and wunderkind Palmer Luckey…. Read More

Move Over Google Glass: meta 1 Turns Augmented Reality To 11

We’ve written numerous times about the Oculus Rift, a product by Oculus VR that gives video gamers a full virtual reality experience. Now a product called the meta 1 aims to bring virtual reality to our everyday world, and it’s crowdfunding now on Kickstarter. As… Read More

WATCH: Road Redemption Demo On Oculus Rift Shows Potential of Both

The video demo of “Road Redemption” on the Oculus Rift VR headset is mind-blowing. Remember Road Rash? It was a series of video games in the 90’s that had players fighting eachother while riding motorcycles. It was not only popular but also a lot of fun…. Read More

Watch A 90 Year Old Woman Try The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset for 3d games that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter to the tune of $2.4 million. Yesterday Gizmodo surfaced this awesome video of a 90 year old woman trying the headset on for the first time and her reaction… Read More

Oculus’s $300 VR-Enhanced Ski Goggles Coming Soon To A Living Room Near You

Using affordable hardware derived from cell phones, the Oculus Rift headset may finally deliver a rich virtual reality experience to gamers–and far beyond. Here, CEO Brendan Iribe talks us through the tech. See more news on the Oculus Rift Keanu Reeves went virtual in Johnny Mnemonic and The… Read More

The Games Industry Is Driven By Marketing Stories

… Amid all the gloom, the most interesting story of the year was crowdfunding. At first it seemed like a small thing, such as in 2011 when Six to Start raised $72,627. However a gear shifted in early 2012 when Double Fine got in on it, raising… Read More

Insert Coin: 2012’s top 10 crowdfunded projects

This trip around the sun has been a monumental one for crowdfunding, marked by big projects and astronomical numbers. Take Kickstarter wunderkind OUYA, for example, which raised more than $8.5 million in funding from 63,416 backers. Kickstarter itself has even grown and matured, expanding to the… Read More

O.C. companies kickstart success

Feargus Urquhart’s company has never owned its creations, despite making video games for nearly a decade. Jeffrey Hsieh made a Siri-powered smartwatch, but had no idea whether customers would wear the accessory. Brian Fargo wanted to make a sequel to a 1988 computer game, but couldn’t… Read More

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