Oculus Rift lets students take virtual tours of 5 colleges

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The Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has excited the video game world, but an online company that specializes in college tours is demonstrating the wider potential of immersive virtual reality.

YouVisit of New York has designed Oculus Rift tours of five colleges, including Yale University.

"Matching up such a cool, seemingly futuristic technological experience with Yale's neo-gothic campus might seem like a strange combination, but I found they fit together perfectly," Mark Dunn, Yale's director of outreach and recruitment, said in an e-mail.

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