By Kyle Hanson
Did you know that Oreos were a knock-off of another cookie? Seriously, the now ubiquitous creme-filled cookie that you surely ate a ton of as a child, and as an adult if you’re like me, was a total rip off of another cookie that had been introduced first. Hydrox, a near identical chocolate sandwich style cookie, was first introduced in 1908, with Oreos arriving in 1912. However, due to fancy marketing and a slightly sweeter taste, Oreo took over and made Hydrox look like the also-ran product. This is exactly the scenario that Oculus Rift is teetering on at the moment.
If you have been on the internet in the last day or two, then you know that Valve and HTC have just announced their own VR headset, called the Vive. It will feature pretty much the same specs as the Oculus Rift, while adding a couple of features, such as room mapping. The biggest difference between the Vive and the Oculus Rift however, is that the former has an official release date this year, while the latter is still muddled in rumor and speculation.
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