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Rin's Room #11: Oculus Rift & Touch Bundle! Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Hi, everyone! How are you guys? So, how many of you guys have been enjoying VR and VR games? I haven’t, but now you can because Oculus is extending their promotional discount for the Rift and its controllers. An Oculus spokesperson announced yesterday that the sale of their Rift & Touch bundle package is being extended beyond the initial six-week period. Originally supposed to end by August 21st, the promotion will last through to September, so if you’re looking to treat yourself before classes start up, take advantage of this deal!

When the Rift + Touch was first released at the beginning of the year, they cost a whopping $800 combined. However, in July, Oculus offered a ‘Summer of Rift’ sale, dropping the price of the headset and controller bundle to just $400. This massive discount is 50% what you might have paid six months ago, but once the sale is over, the price will return to $500. The drop lands the Rift in the same price range as the PS4 Pro ($400) and the pricier Xbox One X ($500). If you have these two consoles already, why not add the Rift? That way you can brag to your friends (and to me) about how awesome VR is. Here’s a Youtube review:

The Rift + Touch bundle, which originally shipped in two separate boxes, has been given a new all-in-one box that excludes the Oculus Remote and the Xbox One controller. So, what will you actually be receiving when you throw your money at this deal?

  • Rift Headset
  • Touch Controllers
  • Two Sensors
  • Two AA Batteries
  • Oculus Sticker
  • Lens Cloth
  • Headphone Removal Tool
  • Documentation
  • Some Free Games

Oculus started as an independent company and started this project that raised $2.5 million on Kickstarter (so it definitely doesn’t belong on any list of “Kickstarter projects that failed”). I can’t imagine how excited they must have been to see the reception their project received! In March 2014, Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. Like it or not, Facebook is making bank.

It’d been a long 4 years of development with various different Rift models making their way into hands of consumers and tech reviewers, but the consumer version began shipping out on March 25, 2016. You can use it for a wide variety of purposes, but most people relate “the Oculus” to “VR games.” It can be used to watch movies (way better than 3D in theatres if you ask me). Oculus is also hoping for development of social apps with the system–imagine if you could “meet” friends from across the world using the system! The Oculus is so famous that even casinos have developed games and a basic casino experience that you can view through the Rift. It received really fantastic reviews on launch: 9/10 on IGN and 8/10 on The Verge.

I remember how, in elementary school, it seemed like virtual reality wasn’t going to happen for years. It seemed almost impossible as if it fit better in a world where everything was clean, white, and sterile. At least, that’s how they always portrayed it in the movies. It’s crazy to think about how much and how little our world has changed. If you look at photos, it doesn’t look very different! No flying cars, no sleek, uniform haircuts, no homogeneity. Still, just us humans, being bizarre and different. And yet now we have electric cars, and hoverboards, and drones, and VR. Virtual reality is definitely here to stay, and if properly handled, could probably become an integral part of our lives!

Oculus has designed the Rift to be playable with higher-end PCs. Make sure that when you take advantage of the ‘Summer of Rift‘ deal, your computer is compatible with the system. At first, you required at least an i5 4590 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a NVIDIA GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon 290 video card. Now, though, the minimum specs are an i3 6100. GPUs can start from the NVIDIA GTX 960. If you’re a hardcore gamer, you’ll be lucky because you’ll probably meet the minimum requirements. But more casual gamers might feel frustrated because their computer isn’t strong enough.

There are a lot of free games available on the Rift, but you can also pay for different ones. One game that was recently announced would be available on the system is Rez Infinite. I don’t know about you, but it looks amazing to me! Rez Infinite is a musical shooter game that was initially released in 2001. I wonder what the VR experience will be like! I feel like if I played on a VR system, I would be screaming and running around like a maniac. I’m horrible about remembering that the things I play are just games. Heck, when I die in a game like League I’m screaming my head off, so I can’t imagine how badly I’d take the VR experience.

What about you guys? Do any of you have the Rift? Or are you interested in buying it? Let us know if the comments section or Tweet us @essjay_ent!


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19 thoughts on “Rin’s Room #11: Oculus Rift & Touch Bundle!

  1. penseur says:

    I lpve the fact that they drop down their prices up to 50% and become 400USD . The truth is 800 USD seems to be too expensive even for this amazing gear, Thanks for the Info.

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  2. Thanks for this article but, 800 US dollars for this gaming bundle is expensive for an average gamer but, If you are really an avid one, this bundle is something.

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  3. valine13 says:

    This is really for VR avid players. It’s too expensive though. But those avid fans will surely try this.

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  4. darkkvader says:

    Well its still good to have sales for this kind of bundle. I still want to try VR sometime.

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  5. AnthonyM says:

    Am really a fun of VR technologies. Hope to get me one of this in the near future

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  6. unvrso says:

    I have tried VR only once from a friend´s. It´s really sme other kind of experience. Having lowered the price of this technology, I´m really going to be thinking about buying one set

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  7. luffyzorro2012 says:

    My biggest problem with this is the bulkiness of this. The concept is cool but nothing beats the SOLID VISION system from Yugioh. It eliminates all of this bulky tech.

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  8. Broke Damsel says:

    VR technology is the future of gaming. You see a lot of stations like these in the malls and a lot of people of different ages trying it out. Haven’t tried it yet though I find it too expensive.

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  9. Hyatt Brant says:

    That’s good news VR technology getting affordable! I’m a fan of VR games but the price of playing with this puts me off sometimes.

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  10. Hyatt Brant says:

    That’s good news VR technology getting more affordable! It’s like cell phones they’re getting cheaper these days because of more brands.

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  11. alexsummers123 says:

    The YUGIOH VR tech was mentioned. I agree however, I look at it as the pinnacle of VR technology. Think about it no bulky suits no gadgets nothing. All you need is a deck and a duel disk and you are set. A far cry from this system that we have now but hey they have to start somewhere.

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  12. I have known about the Oculus Rift for some time. I saw it as a welcoming ceremony to a realm of new possibilities for gaming. This article has cause the Oculus rift to resurface in the oceans of my thoughts. I even learned about other applications for the device other than gaming, though gaming is my primary reason for liking VR technology in the first place. Additionally, the future applications of the rift tin the social media world seems like an interesting thing to see one day.

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  13. Totally excited about the VR technology. And with games, it just rocks. I haven’t experienced it yet though.

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  14. Grecy Garcia says:

    Yes I remember this one from Five Music Videos. They are using VR gadgets but not sure if that is Oculus. Our technology is moving fast that these kind of things became normal and anticipated. I hoping to see a flying cars.

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  15. That is one huge markdown and so worth to buy with the promotion. No doubt that this is something that needs to be snagged pronto! 50% is notable!

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  16. Flying cars are a stretch but levitating cars are indeed possible. I just hope to see it in my lifetime. As well as the VR technology.

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  17. kadoyatsukasa123 says:

    I wonder if all systems will shift to VR with this. I Hope not at least soon because its gonna be a pain in the rear.

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  18. kittyprydexmen says:

    I agree Tsukasa because recalling all those units would be a pain not just for creators but for players. However, If they put notice a year ahead then it is okay I guess.

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  19. nightcrawlerxmen says:

    I am not that hype for this. First off it is not that smooth yet and two? I look funny with that gear on.

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