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Taking A Ride On The Oculus Rift Roller Coaster

Oculus VR skyrocketed into the industry with a huge boost of popular support and excitement. Oculus VR looked to Kickstarter to get the funding to build the Oculus Rift.  For those non-gamers out there, Oculus Rift is a gaming headset that gives the user a sensory experience of participating in the game.  Their kickstarter campaign raised over $2.4 million!

Oculus’ mission to deliver interactive technology that is wearable and affordable has always been an impressive and admirable vision.  Their work is innovative and the team at Oculus knows what they are doing.  Their founder, Palmer Luckey, was a head-mounted display designer at USC and it’s rumored he also had the world’s largest collection of personal head-mounted displays.

Recently, Drew, the co-founder of Rootstrap, had the chance to try the Roller Coaster demo from Oculus Rift.  As promised, it rivaled the real-life experience of some of the most intense rides. Check out this great video we took of Drew going for a ride on the Oculus Rift Roller Coaster.

(The Oculus Rift development kit is available for pre-order now and will ship next month.)