Here’s one way to get use out of your Oculus Rift headset while you wait for developer support for virtual reality to increase; play games from the 1990’s.
A clever chappie by the name of Shane O’Brien has worked up an Oculus Rift game integrating a Unity-based Game Boy emulator. If your Game Boy has gone the way of the dodo, or perhaps if you lack a nice distraction-free place to play it, this technologically overwrought solution may be for you.
I made a joke about the lack of virtual reality support before, but there are actually loads of interesting games and experiments to check out if you dig around a bit. If traditional gaming is more your bag, Steam has a handy virtual reality support search category for games that already officially support the headset.
We’re expecting Oculus to accelerate plans to release a commercial, consumer version of the headset now that it can draw on daddy Facebook’s funds.
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