The Prototype Needs A Power Supply
The Rift is expected to operate using power from the USB bus, but the prototype needs something extra for now.
No Fancy Hardware Required
What's in the box attached to the Oculus Rift? A GeForce GTX 680 and a Core i7 CPU, tucked away in an ordinary HP Z800 workstation.
Who Wants A Doom Shirt?
Everyone at QuakeCon swings by the retail store at one point or another. The official BYOC shirt (second from left) is usually the top seller, but I don't think anyone would scoff at a classic Doom shirt, either.
Leave The Shirts, Take The Turret
WearTheGame.com always shows up with a booth, too, although its selection is a bit more varied.
Who needs to buy a shirt when you can threaten people with Lemon Grenades and steal theirs?
Symbiote Studios Awesome Figurines
Symbiote Studios partners with many of the big industry publishers, including Zenimax. The latest addition to the store is Dishonored's Corvo and his awesome mask of death.
Hand-Crafted Desk Decorations
Even the Dragonborn look cute when they're hand-painted with love!
Rise Of The Triad Booth
Arguably, the best booth on the QuakeCon expo floor was Apogee and Interceptor showing Rise of the Triad multiplayer action. This game has only been in development for five months, so this early alpha build has one map so far. There are bazookas, jump pads, and dual pistols galore. The game's speed should make the Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament crowd very happy.
MCPVP: Minecraft For The Bloodthirsty
Minecraft is about building things, but MCPVP is about killing those blocky little jerks and capturing their flag. This PVP-focused mod serves up deathmatch and capture the flag for anyone tired of recreating Lego sets in the virtual world.
Hook Them While They're Young!
I returned to the MCPVP booth a few days later and witnessed the next generation of gamers honing their skills. There is hope for the future after all!