Oculus VR Co-Founder Killed

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This is essentially why a lot of police departments have stopped chasing people. Roughly 1/3rd of police chases results in civilian causalities, and roughly 1/2 result in damage to somebody else's property.
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RIP
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This sucks! RIP
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Way to not be the douchebag in this situation.
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0/10Kill yourself
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I guess you could say he never saw that coming?
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This guy had a very bright future ahead of him cut short by one extremely random event =/Any official comment from Oculus on the project's future?
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Too soon.
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I'm willing to bet that the Oculus development will continue as planned. But this isn't the time for that right now.
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What sad news and a very random way to die :(Best wishes to his family and friends. OR has huge potential and realizing his vision will be a fitting tribute.
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Why is it that the retards always come out on the saddest threads.
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Swing that ban hammer man.
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Very sad to hear about this. Thoughts are with his family. On a side note, please forgive the nub question, but I'm not familiar with the FTGE acronym...?
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Kinda strange how this always seems to happen to guys with revolutionary technologies...But still condolences to his family.
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What a waste. I hope this doesn't kill the company as well, if only because this guy and his team were working on something with real potential to do something amazing.
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I don't know what to say. This fucking sucks.
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Just out of curiosity, are they statistically less likely to injure the perp?
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Next some big company will buy out the remaining member's for pennies, and then shelve it for a latter date, and then soon forget they own the IP to it till someone starts making a new one then they will come out and go NOPE CANT DO THAT, or they will turn it into some kinda gimmick to get more sales liek teh kennect.
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hint: Fuck **** gay *****
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Wrong place wrong time just sad it seems to hit the wrong people too often...
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oh gosh :( poor guy
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I don't know about that. But yes, most police departments now only do chases if it's for a violent crime.
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I doubt it will seriously affect the Oculus Rift. It's rather far in development which a bulk of the HARD work done. The remaining work is mainly on refining the tech.
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The chain of causality is a fickle thing.
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In this specific chase, it started with a shootout-- there had already been some violence. I'm not sure if that rule would have avoided this outcome.
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Someone once told me that the saddest thing about death is the dream you leave behind. A promise broken and a lifetime yet ahead. Whether you are of the existentialy spiritual, or the resounded lay agnostic, one can only hope The late Mr. Reisse is at peace, and that his loved ones can find comfort somehow in the weeks coming. Rest in peace.
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Yeah, word to that. I'm crazy eager to try this gizmo so I can look like a dude from the 90s cyberpunk whilst actually fucking doing VR for real. Sad this guy can't see his work come to fruition. I guess he at least got to see the prototype getting mad hype.
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edgy
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That totally sucks. RIP man, nobody deserves going like that. :(
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It is seriously depressing to think that someone who has created something with the potential to change the technology world so much won't get to see their idea come to fruition. Forget the untold riches, forget even the fact that he's dead (not that I'm un-sympathetic). For me, it's helping to create something so game changing, and never being able see it become a reality. It's seriously gut wrenching. :(
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This pissed me off! Tragic to say the least for this man, his family and friends. Prayers to the loved ones for the loss.

Oculus VR co-founder Andrew Reisse died during a police chase on Thursday, May 30th in Santa Ana, CA. He was crossing the street when the suspects’ car hit and fatally injured him. The suspects were three men fleeing a previous confrontation with police after being spotted engaging in criminal activity.

Oculus VR is mid-development for the Oculus Rift, a popular consumer virtual reality headset funded by a highly successful kickstarter. It features a wide field of view, head tracking, and stereoscopic 3D graphics, completely blocking the outside world out and living up to the promise of virtual reality. For all these features, the price per headset is startlingly reasonable-- $300 for an early prototype as a kickstarter reward, with a final price target in the $200-300 range.

With this kind of promise, several game developers are integrating the Oculus Rift into their products. There’s an Oculus Rift interface for Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and more (from more companies than just Valve) in development. In addition, some EVE devs used an Oculus Rift and their spare time to develop a dogfighting prototype in the EVE universe, demoed at Fanfest. The headset performed well, responding very smoothly to players’ motions. The overall impression of the EVE community was a resounding chorus of “take my money!” I even linked it around as something my friends who weren’t sold on EVE’s combat mechanics could enjoy.

Oculus VR released a statement, saying

Andrew was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, a true loyal friend, and a founding member of our close-knit Oculus family.

Some of us have known Andrew since college, and have worked with him at multiple companies beginning with Scaleform in Maryland which he helped start at age 19, then at Gaikai in Aliso Viejo which brought him out to California, and finally at Oculus where he was a co-founder and lead engineer.

Andrew's contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. His code is embedded in thousands of games played by millions of people around the world.

Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family.

Andrew will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. We love you Reisse.

It’s a tragedy to see his vision cut short, especially given the promise the Oculus Rift has shown. Our sympathies are with his family as well.

 

CSM8 Vice-Secretary, @ali_of_space, TMC editor. I play EVE, LoL, and miscellaneous other games.