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Joystiq Weekly: VR walker Omni, Hitman Go review, Mario Golf's season pass and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Okay, we have to admit that the Omni, a motion-tracking pla...

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Omni VR treadmill gets $3 million in seed funding

Following Virtuix's announcement earlier this month that its virtual reality treadmill will arrive in July for its early adopters, the company revealed this morning that it received seed funding. Virtuix received $3 million to "expand production and distribution of the Omni," the $500 platform that...

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Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill ships in July for early adopters

Virtuix's Omni treadmill, a virtual reality platform that allows users to run and walk in any direction in games using their real-life legs, will begin shipping in July for those that already pre-ordered one. The $500 package includes the treadmill unit, a pair of shoes, a support harness, mini-gam...

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Minecraft meets Omni virtual reality rig, PC game gets new launcher

Minecraft may not be the most action-packed experience, but all that walking is the only thing the Omni virtual reality rig needs. Above: Two Omni developers take Minecraft multiplayer for a spin, demonstrating the high-voltage strolling, jogging and jumping that players can expect from the gam...

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Virtuix Omni VR treadmill Kickstarter goes live, fully funded almost immediately

Within hours of going live earlier today, Virtuix's Kickstarter campaign for its flagship omni-directional VR treadmill has not only reached its fundraising goal of $150,000, but as of press time has earned more than twice that, with 980 backers contributing a total of $368,987. The campaign stil...

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This is what playing TF2 with an Oculus Rift and an omni-directional treadmill looks like

In order to demonstrate the functionality of its "Omni" prototype treadmill, which the company calls a "natural motion interface for virtual reality applications," technology start-up Virtuix has released the above video of the contraption being used in conjunction with an Oculus Rift and Team For...

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DS Fanboy review: Sumo beanbag chair

What's awesome about the DS? Well, a lot of things -- but one of the best is that it's portable and can go wherever you can go (within reason, of course). But what about those times when you really want to play at home? Where do you sit? Sumo wants the answer to be in -- or on, or around -- one of t...

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