Oculus Rift Release Date: Incredible VR Technology To Be Revealed At Chuck E. Cheese?

By Alex Riviello , Updated May 21, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
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As we get closer and closer to the release of the Oculus Rift it's becoming increasingly obvious that this is the pinnacle of virtual reality, just a stunning example of how far we have come with technology. So the obvious first place to demo it is at a children's fast food restaurant with a giant, ravenous mouse mascot.

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That's right, Chuck E. Cheese will be getting its own Oculus Rift game, as it runs a six-week trial of in-store Oculus Rift installations for Birthday Parties. The game will be based on the franchise's Ticket Blaster stalls, which let kids grab tickets as fast as they can within a set time. Expect lots of tangled wires and woozy children.

Of course Chuck E. Cheese was founded by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and does indeed have a major focus on games, but it just seems a little low place to publicly reveal such an advanced piece of technology. Expect people who were unhappy with Facebook's two billion dollar acquisition of the company to revel in this news.

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"Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets," CEC Entertainment boss Roger Cardinale said in a statement. "Our challenge is to deliver an experience not available at home, and there is no doubt virtual reality does just that. Oculus Rift technology is the next frontier in the gaming industry, and we're thrilled to be able to say it's part of the Chuck E. Cheese's lineup."

The first store equipped with Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience will be at 13364 Montfort Drive in Dallas, today! Later this month 15 more locations will be added in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, six in Orlando, Fla., and eight in San Diego, Calif. 

Just try not to shove over too many kids in your rush to demo this impressive new tech.

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