back to article Virtual reality pr0n on the Rift? 'Why not?' says Oculus founder

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has said the company will allow pornography on its VR buckets, as Oculus is committed to creating an open platform. Speaking at Silicon Valley's Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, 22-year old Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was asked whether his company would be blocking adult content on its …

  1. Slacker@work

    What a coincidence...

    Virtual reality porn - supplied by a guy called Palmer

    1. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: What a coincidence...

      Truly a case of the name fits...

      Up v0te

    2. James Ashton
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      Re: What a coincidence...

      Nominative determinism in action.

  2. Steve 114
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    The Red Dress

    (in answer to the insightful caption).

    1. Graham Marsden

      Re: The Red Dress

      Now if El Reg *really* wanted to do something clever with their silly Hero Images, they could have it switch from the Woman in the Red Dress to Agent Smith if you moused over it...

    2. P. Lee Silver badge

      Re: The Red Dress

      I guess that makes el reg a smut-rag and pimp.

      I arrived via RSS feed though, so had no indication there was a red dress before it appeared.

      ps. Is she a cylon?

  3. David Webb

    Could they block it?

    Isn't the Rift basically 2 monitors strapped to the eyes with software doing the heavy lifting? How could OR block porn, or anything really, from being displayed?

    If I go into a computer store and look at the monitors there, I don't feel the need to ask the sales drone "scuse me mate, does this 27 inch 1440 monitor let me watch porn?"

    On a closed platform (console), yeah, they could block adult games but on an open system like a PC, trying to block something is not really an option, so it's not that the Rift is open, it's that the system powering the Rift is open, just like the legs of that chick in the porn game from Japan, wait, why the hell do I have tentacles instead of arms? WHAT?

    1. Grikath Silver badge

      Re: Could they block it?

      well.. in theory they could, if they had chosen the proprietary driver/interface route for the thing. How long it would last before that was cracked is another matter, of course..

      In the end the adult industry will adopt it, or make Stuff for it, if there's $$ in it for them. The niche market is pretty much low-turnover high-profit, so no doubt we'll see reports of something in that direction within a year after the set is available.

      1. Alan Brown Silver badge

        Re: Could they block it?

        "In the end the adult industry will adopt it, or make Stuff for it"

        ITYM "the adult industry will be one of the first to adopt it" - as they did with VHS and other leading edge tech (including websites)

    2. P. Lee Silver badge

      Re: Could they block it?

      Rift - Isn't the difference the positioning telemetry feedback?

      Anyway, didn't el reg do a thing on this kind of tech and come to the realisation that VR isn't anywhere near realistic enough to be interesting, but that telepresence was the thing? I guess cartoon-style visuals may be fast enough to model and render in real-time.

      I'm not convinced that mechanical realism trumps imagination in this scenario. I'm with Stallone on this one.

      When a nerd gets hot and heavy, there's a two kilo copper air cooler and three-way SLI titans involved. It seems... wrong.

  4. Elmer Phud

    Monkey spanking specs or Bishop bashing bins?

    1. AbelSoul

      Re: Monkey spanking specs or Bishop bashing bins?




    2. Haku

      Gawp Goggles.

  5. HmmmYes Silver badge

    Hmm, time to set-up up my ebay shop - Virtual Boxing gloves!

    1. P. Lee Silver badge

      > Hmm, time to set-up up my ebay shop - Virtual Boxing gloves!

      Already exist. It's called "World of Warcraft."

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    > Virtual muck not struck from smut bucket content glut to Luckey's luck

    What the f*ck?

  7. Jim O'Reilly

    Fitted barf bag?

    As a bit of releif from all the porn experts:

    I led a team developing a high-performance headset like Oculus some years ago. Our test bed was a copy of Descent, with very high-res graphics and really fast GPU processing. We found that 1 user out of 3 couldn't take the "roll-over" at the start of Descent, where the user dives down a mine shaft.

    We kept a bucket by the test setup!

    1. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Fitted barf bag?

      Was there any kind of debriefing of the "1" in 3? Would be interesting to know if they are motion sensitive, or the inability to keep in mind "only a game" I can't be hurt.

      1. Jim O'Reilly

        Re: Fitted barf bag?

        I'm pretty sure it was motion sickness. I felt disoriented on the rollover (which was the standard game entry video. The image quality emphasized the motion and the headset reacted to head tilt etc. Typically, viewers looked sideways to watch the tunnel walls, which definitely contributed to the problem, since they were caught by surprise at the rollover.

  8. All names Taken

    What the *uk

    Virtual muck not struck from smut bucket content glut to Luckey's luck

    Oh, that *uk

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Do want

    That is all

  10. Captain DaFt

    Virtual reality pr0n on the Rift?

    <Whisper> "If you make it, they will come."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Virtual reality pr0n on the Rift?

      <Whisper> "If you make it, they will cum."


  11. Kaltern

    I imagine that when it comes to retail OculusBook could license the API out to those deemed worthy. You can do whatever you want, as long as you pay us and we think it'll sell.

  12. Suricou Raven

    I see another market open.

    Third-party accessories!

  13. Maryland, USA
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    The future couldn't come soon enough

    And neither can we.

  14. Anonymous C0ward
    Paris Hilton

    I'm sure some geeky perv has invented a computer-controlled sex toy. So let's have that, the Oculus, some brainwave / muscle impulse reading hardware, gloves with haptic sensors / force feedback, a Leap Motion or Kinect... yes I need to get laid.

  15. Zmodem

    carmack still loves his porn, and still has every video he got when making wolfenstien on dos, oneday cuda will be able to zoom in a some pixels and be all CSI photo perfect render

  16. John Doe 6

    Picture text...

    I was actually interested in both the text and the woman and especially looking for three tits... as a big Total Recall fan.

  17. spotburst

    made up name.....(?)

    heh heh - 'Palmer' geddit?

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