Oculus Says They've "Taken Steps" to Address Rift Component Shortage

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Oculus Says They've "Taken Steps" to Address Rift Component Shortage

//cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/1311/1311680.jpgOculus has had some shipping issues, but they say they've "taken steps" to address component shortages.

The Oculus Rift launched on March 28 to great fanfare, but the execution of that launch has been less than stellar. A component shortage has caused many people who pre-ordered the virtual reality headset to have their orders delayed, and now it appears that some won't see their units until June. While Oculus has waived shipping fees for numerous customers, those customers are still unhappy.

An Oculus representative told GamesIndustry.biz [http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-04-12-oculus-weve-taken-steps-to-address-the-component-shortage] that the company is hoping to beat those revised ship dates.

"The component shortage impacted our quantities more than we expected, and we've updated the shipment window to reflect these changes. We apologize for the delay.

We're delivering Rifts to customers every day, and we're focused on getting Rifts out the door as fast as we can. We've taken steps to address the component shortage, and we'll continue shipping in higher volumes each week. We've also increased our manufacturing capacity to allow us to deliver in higher quantities, faster. Many Rifts will ship less than four weeks from original estimates, and we hope to beat the new estimates we've provided."

Hopefully Oculus can get its shipments back on track. Did any of you Escapists see your orders affected? How bad were the delays?

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Man, these guys are just not having a good year. Then again, it's seems pretty rare when the innovator is the first one to be truly successful with their innovation. At this point it's looking more like Vive is to Apple what Oculus is to Xerox.
 

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Gibbagobba said:
Man, these guys are just not having a good year.
They now have a senator on their case over privacy concerns with their software and TOS.

http://gizmodo.com/oculus-rifts-terms-of-service-are-now-attracting-questi-1770169449
https://www.vg247.com/2016/04/11/us-senator-challenges-oculus-rift-on-data-sharing-policies-and-users-privacy/
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/US-Senator-Has-Spoken-Up-About-Oculus-Rift-Privacy-Issues-130307.html
http://www.shacknews.com/article/94051/us-senator-troubled-over-oculus-rift-privacy-concerns

And the letter itself: https://www.franken.senate.gov/files/letter/160407OculusLetter.pdf
He wrote to them demanding transparency and if a few other sources are to be believed then he is implying that he is willing to initiate a government investigation. He showed similar resolve when it came to Google and school children.
 

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Saulkar said:
Gibbagobba said:
Man, these guys are just not having a good year.
They now have a senator on their case over privacy concerns with their software and TOS.

http://gizmodo.com/oculus-rifts-terms-of-service-are-now-attracting-questi-1770169449
https://www.vg247.com/2016/04/11/us-senator-challenges-oculus-rift-on-data-sharing-policies-and-users-privacy/
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/US-Senator-Has-Spoken-Up-About-Oculus-Rift-Privacy-Issues-130307.html
http://www.shacknews.com/article/94051/us-senator-troubled-over-oculus-rift-privacy-concerns

And the letter itself: https://www.franken.senate.gov/files/letter/160407OculusLetter.pdf
He wrote to them demanding transparency and if a few other sources are to be believed then he is implying that he is willing to initiate a government investigation. He showed similar resolve when it came to Google and school children.
Well, always good to see guys in office actually fighting against this data collection nonsense, even if I don't agree with them on everything. If only the government itself wasn't a part of the problem. Funny, since I recently re-watched the documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply." There really is some seriously scary stuff going on in this country and nobody seems to care. People are just willingly giving their freedom away.
 

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Gibbagobba said:
People are just willingly giving their freedom away.
And call you paranoid if you try to do anything about it. They take something from you, give nothing back, and you are the idiot for asking why.

EDIT: Well looky here: https://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-burr-feinstein-encryption-bill-is-a-threat-to-american-privacy?link_id=5&can_id=&source=email-leaked-bill-would-ban-encryption-in-us-5&email_referrer=leaked-bill-would-ban-encryption-in-us-5&email_subject=leaked-bill-would-ban-encryption-in-us

Anti-Encryption legislation that will only affect (and hurt) the States. Funnily enough, those that are least opposed to mass surveillance have been the ones to most self-censor themselves online a study found last month. I remember reading that study, not a pretty picture. What kind of cognitive dissonance does one need to have to both claim not to have a problem with mass surveillance while censoring their minority opinions when they know that they are being watched.
 

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Every time I read something about privacy laws in America, I always seem to ask myself; America still has privacy laws?
 

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Never a good thing. Component shortages often land contracts with new manufacturers and sloppy, rushed production. I'm curious to see how quickly this 'second wave' of Rifts start to have issues.