The Oculus Rift started taking pre-orders last week Wednesday. Despite the MUCH BIGGER THAN EXPECTED price tag, people nearly broke the Oculus website making pre-orders. Next up it’s Valve and HTC who get a chance to buckle under server load. They’ve confirmed that the HTC Vive virtual reality headset will be put up for pre-order on 29 February to ship in April. There is still no word of a price, but Oculus didn’t reveal their pricing until pre-orders were live.