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[TechRadar] Oculus founder Palmer Luckey personally delivers the first consumer Rift
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey personally delivers the first consumer Rift

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/Wearables/Oculus/first-oculus-rift-470-75.jpg" alt="Oculus founder Palmer Luckey personally delivers the first consumer Rift"/><p>If you've placed a pre-order for the consumer version of the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/gaming-accessories/oculus-rift-1123963/review">Oculus Rift</a> then you're probably already excited this weekend, as units are due to start shipping on Monday. Software developer Ross Martin got an even better surprise, as Oculus founder Palmer Luckey travelled to Alaska to deliver the VR headset in person.</p><p>"I've been working on this thing for so long, and you're the first person to actually get one," says Luckey <a href="https://www.facebook.com/palmer.luckey/videos/vb.1063830478/10207710972306676/?type=2&theater">in the video</a> broadcast on (of course) Facebook Live. "So it's kind of like me taking all this work and handing it off to you so you've got to make sure you have fun with it or something."</p><p>Martin <a href="https://twitter.com/RossDM/status/713808265264504832">tweeted pictures</a> of the meet-up and his signed Oculus Rift package, although being at work he didn't have his gaming PC available - so rather than booting up the Rift for a VR gaming session he had to settle for some small talk with the man behind the company that made it. Martin was the first person to pre-order the consumer edition, which is why he got the personal touch.</p><p>The Oculus Rift is now on sale worldwide for £499/US$599/AU$649, with orders placed today due to ship in July, and it's going to be followed by the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/wearables/htc-vive-pre-1286775/review">HTC Vive</a> and <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/playstation-vr-1235379/review">PlayStation VR</a> in the near future. If you don't have the cash available right now for a Rift (and the PC required to run it) then you could always <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/palmer-luckey-is-already-thinking-about-oculus-rift-2-1316077">wait for the next version</a>.</p><ul><li>Find out <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/your-oculus-rift-is-on-its-way-here-s-when-the-vr-headset-arrives-1317779">when your Oculus Rift is going to arrive</a></li></ul><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/247396096484/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/669/f/9809/s/4e89ffe9/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/3DSZcFdXhiw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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I want one too, would be pretty cool to try it out. Thank you for sharing the news item :)
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