Your Oculus avatar can pull a sword out of thin air and take a VR selfie (CNET News)

At the 2016 Oculus Connect 3 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg showed off a live VR chat with the Oculus Rift.

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44 thoughts on “Your Oculus avatar can pull a sword out of thin air and take a VR selfie (CNET News)

  • October 8, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Funny how they named the lady Lucy, another name for Lucifer and the guy Michael the Arch Angel. The industry just love sliding in the Biblical references into everything they do.

  • October 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

    this is just amazing, the possibilities of these vr are insane, this is the future for sure.

  • October 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Will I be able to interconnect this amazing technology with serious sites like xvideos, porntube, xHamster, etc.?

  • October 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    That is SOOOO cool. Having a virtual chat with any backdrop is great and actually therapeutic.

  • October 10, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Some say life is a huge simulation so now we are going to live in a simulation of a simulation. Then we can pick up a VR headset while in a VR headset while in a simulation. Not sure that is a future worth having. But it'll be fun for a while…

  • October 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    i didn´t realized it´s Mark Zuckerberg until his wife showed up 😀

  • October 16, 2016 at 3:02 pm


  • October 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I don't want to chat with cartoon avatars, I want to see the 3d real person like partner. What is the point of this? Fun? Ok it's funny for 10 minutes. But why is this better than talking trough a mic?

  • October 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    People are gonna get so naked after VR hits….& just general nakedness within VR and this avatar stuff.

  • November 14, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    These avatars are better than the monocolor expressionless ones that I heard facebook talking about.

  • November 26, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I am a VR developer i am proud that i can do some of these things as well 🙂

  • December 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Member' hanging out with your brothers, sisters, and friends years ago? Playing board games, video games, sport games, going to movies together and just shooting the shit. Then as you got older, you had to move or they had to move. It is super hard to plan a trip to visit your parents, or friends because you work all the time, and have lots of stuff to catch up on. Skype isn't enough, screen sharing isn't enough. Even logging on and just playing some PC/Xbox games together, doesn't feel the same. You don't walk away with the satisfied feeling you once got when you were younger and enjoying time with others.

    Well now that the touch controllers reviews are coming out great, and I tried them myself. This video seems a lot more plausible and exciting then it use too. When you use the controllers, you actually CRAVE this type of interaction with people. You are able to relax, and lose yourself just playing basketball or air hockey with a friend and just shoot the shit. Like you did when you were younger. It is indeed, an amazing feeling. The feeling can be achieved again.

    Its the price tag that is the biggest hindrance currently (Around $1,500 entry for VR + high end computer/upgrades). But that will only get lower and I feel its going to drop pretty drastically with half a billion in development behind it. You can use examples of the 4K HDTVS dropping from 2k ++ to 300 dollars in a couple of years as proof. Its less about the technology getting cheaper and more about supply chain management. Cheaper routes, parts, shipping methods and service contracts. It is not all technology leaps. Supply chain management is good old fashioned, pure manpower.

    Exciting time for VR, as a person following it from the kickstarter, this Xmas has been full of great surprises. Only going to get better from here on in. All aboard the hype train.

  • December 25, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I own an Oculus Rift.
    Where can I download this app so I can start playing it?
    The only 2 social VR apps I know is Altspace…

  • January 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm


  • February 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

    i prefer if Zuckerberg collab with nintendo on this one. Miis are cuter

  • March 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    i just wanna be able to see my family and friends across the country…i don't have money to see them…i just wish technology would get there. even if we had to have room presets but it was like we were there..that would be great.

  • April 14, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Friendzone in the virtual world!
    Sounds fun…

  • April 14, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I wonder what's the "send me nudes" version in virtual world :/
    Show me your pixelated boobies?

  • April 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    WATCH S01E02 OF BLACK MIRROR… then this will get really scary

  • October 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I can't wait to game on this!!!!!! Maaaan why wasn't I born later? I'll probably die before the cool stuff is well developed

  • June 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Lets hope that the log out button doesn't Disappear. ( SAO fans will get it)

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