Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Gaming Headset Tested With Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulator

Oculus-Rift-Virtual-Reality-Gaming-Headset-Tested-With-Nintendo-Virtual-Boy-EmulatorWhile modern gamers may seem to be the ones most anticipating the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset, there's actually a good reason why retro gamers should also look towards this futuristic kit. One early adopter of the development kit has been making the most of it by emulating fabled Nintendo Virtual Boy games in true 3D.

The Nintendo Virtual Boy doesn't have the largest fan base around, and that's somewhat understandable due to the fact that it's both expensive, and lacking in software choices. Nevertheless it is a fantastic example of an overlooked Nintendo product which was released a little too late into the gaming world. Those who are hoping to catch up on the 1995 portable console today could venture into emulation, however, the lack of stereoscopic visuals fails to do these lost classics justice.

This is where the Kickstarter funded Oculus Rift comes in. The new virtual reality headset designed for video games - which comes packed to the brim with attractive features such as incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking - can also handle Virtual Boy emulation exactly like the original. A nice step down from the sensory overload you'll be experiencing with the Oculus Rift.

Having said that, weighing in at $300 per headset, this advanced piece of technology works out to be rather expensive in comparison to a Nintendo Virtual Boy. But then again gamers already looking to adopt one of these virtual reality units can also look forward to some primitive 3D gaming on the side.

Nintendo Virtual Boy Emulation on the Oculus Rift (Skip to 3:14)

Link: Oculus Rift Official Website

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Last Updated ( 11 April 2013 )  


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