Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Share and discuss any and all Oculus related topics.

Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby lgv212 » May 20th, 2014, 6:31 am

"Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets," said Roger Cardinale, president of CEC Entertainment. "Our challenge is to deliver an experience not available at home, and there is no doubt virtual reality does just that. Oculus Rift technology is the next frontier in the gaming industry, and we're thrilled to be able to say it's part of the Chuck E. Cheese's lineup."


http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/20/5734192/oculus-rift-chuck-e-cheese

Any thoughts? No doubt that it's a sign that it is becoming much more mainstream, but for pizza-fueled children's birthday parties? It seems they'll be using DK1 for this.
User avatar
lgv212
 
Posts: 178
Joined: June 18th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Location: Bethlehem, PA

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby obzen » May 20th, 2014, 6:50 am

DK1 is well suited for simpler graphics due the low res (kid stuff, Minecraft...).

I'm also surprised they'll let kids get their hands on what is effectively prototype hardware. It's built well enough, except the screen adjustment is flimsy, and the lenses seem to be a bit too loose for large scale public consumption.

Otherwise, it's all good. The more VR the better.
DK1 FREAK...Image
User avatar
obzen
 
Posts: 361
Joined: April 15th, 2013, 4:02 am

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby danknugz » May 20th, 2014, 7:02 am

I dont think dev kits are authorized to be used commercially. Oculus said this themselves.
Three rhinoceros, mr. snuffleuphagus
She weighses about as much as all of us
User avatar
danknugz
 
Posts: 389
Joined: January 14th, 2014, 7:37 am
Website: http://www.soundcloud.com/danknugz

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby cybereality » May 20th, 2014, 10:55 am

Yes, we've been telling people to wait for the consumer version to use the Rift commercially.
Oculus - Community Manager
User avatar
cybereality
Team Oculus Team Oculus
 
Posts: 11405
Joined: February 14th, 2013, 1:54 pm
Location: Cyberspace

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby dudeman21 » May 20th, 2014, 11:00 am

While interesting... I definitely worry about kids full of pizza and susceptible to motion sickness...
dudeman21
 
Posts: 9
Joined: March 27th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby lgv212 » May 20th, 2014, 11:01 am

cybereality wrote:Yes, we've been telling people to wait for the consumer version to use the Rift commercially.


Now has this been more of a suggestion from Oculus, or could this bring the CEC company any trouble?
User avatar
lgv212
 
Posts: 178
Joined: June 18th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Location: Bethlehem, PA

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby Twitchmonkey » May 20th, 2014, 11:11 am

Well I'm definitely going to be the creepy older guy at Chuck E. Cheese now, they've got locations all over where I live. Are we sure they're using the DK1? This might just be a press release and we won't actually see any of this until the DK2 is released.
Twitchmonkey
 
Posts: 865
Joined: April 20th, 2014, 8:08 pm

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby cybereality » May 20th, 2014, 12:01 pm

lgv212 wrote:Now has this been more of a suggestion from Oculus, or could this bring the CEC company any trouble?

It's more of a suggestion than anything. We are aware of people doing this in the past and I don't think we've pursued it. It's mostly a matter of us not wanting the general public getting a bad impression of our product based on a Development Kit that was not intended for consumers.
Oculus - Community Manager
User avatar
cybereality
Team Oculus Team Oculus
 
Posts: 11405
Joined: February 14th, 2013, 1:54 pm
Location: Cyberspace

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby ToxicAdam » May 20th, 2014, 5:35 pm

Image
User avatar
ToxicAdam
 
Posts: 22
Joined: March 19th, 2014, 9:31 pm

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby mscanfp » May 20th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Coming soon to Chuck E. Cheese's,

Lots up barfed up pizza!


Mike
Like to read? Cool, check out my author page on Amazon. I run free promotions all the time, and you might read something you like, http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Scanlon/e/B00KDPB88U/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
User avatar
mscanfp
 
Posts: 628
Joined: May 24th, 2013, 7:36 am

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby kevinw729 » May 21st, 2014, 1:19 pm

cybereality wrote:It's more of a suggestion than anything. We are aware of people doing this in the past and I don't think we've pursued it. It's mostly a matter of us not wanting the general public getting a bad impression of our product based on a Development Kit that was not intended for consumers.


When speaking with individuals at OVR last year there was no interest in Out-of-Home issues - even when I mentioned the issue of "protection of brand"! Now that the "horse is right out of the stable", is there not a risk to keep on going on without a 'basic policy' in place about public space utilization?

You are kind of setting yourself up for some serious bad publicity as people peddle their claimed "entertainment" systems using whatever DK1 they get off eBay?

Post FB - any chance of s dedicated plan regarding digital out-of-home application? Send me a PM!
Image
** Brand New Book **
"The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472426956
User avatar
kevinw729
 
Posts: 1242
Joined: June 1st, 2013, 6:24 am

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby kevinw729 » May 21st, 2014, 3:44 pm

What the experience looks like... with a different pair of goggles being worn!

https://scontent-a-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10295773_665259006856588_5024136202233447921_n.jpg
Image
** Brand New Book **
"The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472426956
User avatar
kevinw729
 
Posts: 1242
Joined: June 1st, 2013, 6:24 am

Re: Oculus Rift Coming to Chuck E. Cheese's

Postby kevinw729 » May 23rd, 2014, 4:57 am

"Chuck E. Cheese operates a kid-friendly themed restaurants catering to families with children between 2-9 years old. While the company defines its age group up to age 12..."
[Taken from CEC corporate announcement 2013]

"...children under 6-years of age should not use the Oculus Rift development kit... as their eyes are still in development... pretty close together...putting them in a Rift is not a good idea...don't want to ruin how their stereo perception evolves..."
[Taken for GDC'13 Palmer Luckey presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRdRc8CcGY&feature=youtu.be&t=13m45s]

At present our questions to CEC on age discrimination and notices on the "Virtual Ticket Blaster" are being replied too and will go into a feature we are writing on the subject. But from a personal perspective - I think that if the game is under 2mins they may get away with a "novel" approach argument - where as the serious concern on exposure was long duration usage. Why the cinema industry has never been hauled over the coals regarding 3D films and "movie headaches" reports for under 9-year-olds.
Image
** Brand New Book **
"The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472426956
User avatar
kevinw729
 
Posts: 1242
Joined: June 1st, 2013, 6:24 am


Return to “Oculus General Discussion”


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Barron, Bccc1, Bing [Bot], Charaxan, derBlitzen, donkaradiablo, DrBarney, Dreamwriter, Funtrouble, gabereiser, gabrielinc, gtrdrt, IamStephano, Icebear, KNP54, Mockarutan, nadams, rawle, Rhodeo, roback, rperrystl, Snappahead, soimy, Vollesocke, weasel47, wrxtc555 and 14 guests