TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Choosing A Recreation Console

TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

This week Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and I spent a lot of the podcast speaking concerning the Oculus Rift, with a slight detour into the world of consoles within the latter half.

Yesterday, Oculus introduced that it has an inner “Story Studio” engaged on brief digital actuality movies. The group is led by Saschka Unseld, greatest-know for guiding The Blue Umbrella, a nicely-acquired brief movie from Pixar. Our colleague Josh Constine discovered the primary VR movie, “Misplaced,” to be cute however not very interactive.

Based mostly on that bit of stories, we spent fairly of little bit of time speculating concerning the content material we’ll have the ability to entry on the buyer mannequin for the primary few years. Based mostly on the demos we’ve been given by Oculus, plainly most content material on the Rift might be like Wii Sports activities again in 2006: fascinating sufficient to get individuals to purchase into the idea, however maybe not the fleshed-out gaming expertise we’re hoping for in the long term.

Earlier than we acquired into all that, nevertheless, we let Ed rant about how terrible the consumer expertise nonetheless is on the Oculus Rift developer package. Whereas gameplay contained in the headset is superb, getting the factor arrange can nonetheless be tough and feels sort of damaged.

TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

We additionally spent a while speaking about gaming on consoles. None of us are fairly bought on the idea of Android gaming simply but, regardless of the plethora of choices now out there within the area. Principally, our shared speculation is that smartphones introduced tens of millions of individuals into the “gamer” fold, however most are proud of easy video games that don’t take a lot time to get into.

We wrapped the episode after a quick dialogue of the age-previous query, “PlayStation or Xbox?” After complaining concerning the interfaces on each of the newest consoles from Sony and Microsoft, we broke down the important thing variations that ought to go right into a shopping for choice: which console has the exclusives you need and which one do most of your folks have?