Since using the Oculus Rift I’ve become a little obsessed with it. Part of that obsession involves watching videos of other people using the device, but I have a slight problem with how most of these videos are presented: just the familiar Oculus goggles, no real sense of how it feels or plays. That’s why I like this guy’s videos so much. We get to see what’s happening inside the device, we get to see what he is seeing, but we also get a sense of reaction. That’s so important. Also important: this guy is playing BioShock Infinite on the Oculus Rift. I want to do that.
Correction: I want to play the first few hours of BioShock using the Oculus Rift. That’s not necessarily a knock on the game itself, more a reflection of how I feel the Rift is best used — in the exploration of interesting spaces.
Even in this video I get a real sense of how engrossing that experience would be. That’s why I enjoyed watching this over and above your bog-standard Rift videos, the presenter does a great job of getting across what a heightened experience he is having. It looks incredible.