Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift . . . WANT

I don’t care what you say, this looks awesome.

I believe my geek circuits have just blown a fuse.  What you’re seeing up there is a guy on an omni-directional treadmill called the Virtuix Omni.  The goofy thing on his head is the Oculus Rift, which is a very, very promising virtual reality headset.

The two are now available for pre-order from Virtuix in a bundle that costs only $500.  Actually, it’s $450 is you enter the promo-code, “VR50” when you purchase.

Holy crap.  I thought that this thing was going to easily cost twice that!  Imagine playing Call of Duty whilst getting a killer workout.  You can actually run and duck your way through combat without having to wear a Rift around the neighborhood like a lunatic.

I’ve dreamed about a setup like this since I was little.  I visited a VR arcade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk that worked in a similar fashion.  I immediately asked the attended if my parents could buy one to take home (I think I was around 10).  He just laughed at me.  I still think it was one of the coolest gaming experiences of my life, and now it looks like it’s within reach!

Let me (and others) know what you think

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