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  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Bundle Pre-Orders Open February 16, Start At $1,549

    Oculus has announced that seven different Rift-ready PCs will be available to pre-order beginning next week. The bundle prices start at $949, without the accompanying VR display. Dell, Alienware, and Asus will each be offering at least one model. The least expensive is the Asus G11CD, with an i5-6400... More
  • Blog Post: Claims Against Oculus For Breach Of Contract Allowed To Proceed In Court

    A lawsuit filed against Oculus in May 2015 will be allowed to continue, a U.S. District Court has determined. Judge William Alsup has ruled that a claim made against the VR company by Total Recall Technologies will be allowed to continue. Total Recall filed suit against Oculus for breach of contract... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus’ Luckey On Rift Price: ‘I Handled The Messaging Poorly’

    Yesterday must have been one of conflicting emotions for the team at Oculus. The company announced pre-orders and “sold out” of its first wave (and likely its second wave) of Rift headsets pushing out delivery date from March to May for those jumping in now. As pre-orders opened, the spotlight... More
  • Blog Post: Adr1ft Launching With Oculus, PS4 And Xbox One Versions To Follow Shortly

    We've known Adr1ft would launch alongside Oculus for some time , but now it has an exact date and we have a better idea of when it will appear on other platforms. According to a tweet from director Adam Orth, Adr1ft will be available March 28 in Oculus and non-VR Steam forms, and the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: We Want Your Reactions To The Oculus Rift Price

    Earlier today, Oculus opened pre-orders for the first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Along with that, we finally learned what it will cost to bring VR into your house. For many, the $600 price point was surprising, but reactions differed. Some people are calling it a signal of the technology's... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Priced at $600, Launching In March

    As promised, Oculus has opened pre-orders for its first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Now that you can actually lock your order in, we finally know one of the most important details: just how much it will cost. In order to bring home the Rift, you’ll need to budget $600. When we spoke... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Pre-Order Update: Oculus Won’t ‘Sell Out,’ Pre-Order Locks In Priority For Touch Controllers

    This week is already brimming with virtual reality news , but Oculus founder Palmer Luckey just dropped another detail. Pre-ordering a Rift gets you EVE Valkyrie. We knew that much. But it also gets you something else. Those that get in on the first wave of pre-orders will also be locking up their spot... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin January 6 At 8 A.M. Pacific

    If you’re looking to get in on virtual reality’s ground floor, get ready. Oculus has announced that Rift pre-orders open in just two days. Before you ask, no. The company still has not revealed how much you can expect to spend on the display. We do know that the Rift includes a tracking camera... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Touch Delayed

    Oculus has published an update today letting readers know that the Oculus Touch, handheld motion controllers to be used with the Rift, has been delayed until the second half of 2016. According to the post, the reason for the delay is to implement changes to make the Touch "even more comfortable... More
  • Blog Post: Made-For-VR Platformer Lucky's Tale To Be Included With Every Oculus Rift

    Lucky's Tale, a colorful platformer made for VR starring a plucky fox, will be packaged with every copy of the Oculus Rift at no extra charge. According to developer Playful , the game will have players "racing through lush worlds, dodging swamp pits, battling menacing bosses, [and] mastering... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Lands Direct Hit, Includes Eve Valkyrie With All Rift Pre-Orders

    Oculus has struck a huge blow announcing a packed-in game with every pre-order of its upcoming Rift virtual reality headset. CCP’s Eve Valkyrie, a space dogfighting spin-off of its popular space sim, will be free for anyone that gets in at the ground floor. EVE Valkyrie ( starring Battlestar Galactica’s... More
  • Blog Post: The Virtual Reality Digital Issue Is Now Live

    If you subscribe to the computer or tablet edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now read why 2016 is poised to be the year of virtual reality. Following today's cover announcement , our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad , Android , and Google Play throughout... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix And Oculus Announce Rock Band VR

    Virtual reality is only beginning to spread its wings, as developers explore ways to bring traditional genres to the new medium. The latest transitional game comes from Harmonix and Oculus. Rock Band is coming to VR. The game was announced at this year's Game Awards ceremony tonight in Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Available For Pre-Order At $99, Ships November 20

    Virtual Reality goes mass market in just 10 days. Oculus and Samsung have announced that the smartphone-driven Gear VR is now available for pre-order with a ship date of November 20. The retail version of the Gear VR improves on the most recent Innovator Edition in a number of ways. It’s 19 percent... More
  • Blog Post: ‘Oculus Ready’ PCs To Ship At Under $1,000

    Oculus has announced a partner program that will enable end-users to ensure that a new PC will work with Oculus Rift. Asus, Dell, and Alienware are all slated to participate. The head-mounted display will ship in first quarter 2016, though no release date or price has been confirmed. Oculus CEO Brendan... More
  • Blog Post: Gear VR Ships To The Masses This November For $99

    Samsung and Oculus have announced that mobile VR will be available to the public this fall. The first widely distributed Gear VR headset will land before Black Friday this November. The head-mounted display will be compatible with all of Samsung’s 2015 flagship smartphones (Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Disney Artist Showcase The Platform's Non-Gaming Application By Drawing In Virtual Reality

    When we think VR, we typically think of the platform's video game applications. Seeing Disney artist Glen Keane draw using VR reminds that there's potential outside of immersive interactive experiences. Glen Keane has been an artist with Disney for years with his name attached to films like The... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus’ Luckey: VR Is A ‘Pretty Expensive, Relatively Primitive Proof Of Concept’

    Even though in-home virtual reality soon to be a consumer reality, gamers still have a lot of questions. How much is it really going to cost? What kind of room setup do I need? Which company should I be jumping on board with? Oculus founder and virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey has just added a new... More
  • Blog Post: Zenimax’s Suit Against Oculus Over Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets Allowed To Continue

    The first chapter of Zenimax’s suit against Oculus for misappropriation of proprietary technology has closed. The case was filed in May 2014, and the courts have this week denied Oculus’ attempt to have it dismissed. Zenimax alleges that John Carmack and Oculus have benefitted from the misappropriation... More
  • Blog Post: Time Magazine's Latest Cover Is Not Doing VR Any Favors

    Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the headset, appears on the cover of this week's issue of Time magazine. It's exciting for Oculus to be featured predominantly on such a widely read hard news publication, but as the image below will attest, it may not be a win for VR or its... More
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