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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Oculus Acquires Pebbles Interfaces To Enhance Hand Tracking

    Oculus has announced that its family is growing with the acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company specializing in hand movement tracking. That team will be working on tracking and human-computer interactions. In the video below, you’ll see a bit of what Pebbles Interfaces has been... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Virtual Reality Roundup: Oculus, Morpheus, HoloLens, And More

    For the past three years, E3 has become an increasingly large stage for virtual reality leaders and hopefuls. This year, three major players all showcased new technology and experiences, with support from a variety of developers. We also got a chance to check out a couple of third-party peripherals that... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus CEO More Fully Explains Pricing, Talks Rift Life Cycle

    At E3, we had a chance to catch up with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe to discuss what it’s going to take to bring the first consumer Rift home. Iribe had previously been quoted as saying that consumers can expect to spend about $1,500 for a PC and the Rift kit. We asked him some more specifics about... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Some Developers And Games Revealed For The Oculus Rift

    At this morning's Oculus pre-E3 press conference, we learned a bit more about the software that will be coming to the system. A number of games were mentioned by name, with other companies appearing on a partial list of those developing for the hardware. Earlier, we reported on Gunfire Games'... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Unveils Final Version Of Oculus Rift Headset

    Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus Rift, welcomed those in attendance at Oculus' E3 2015 press conference by revealing the final version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset has been adjusted numerous times over the course of the past three years, and Iribe feels confident that this is the version... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Rift Ships With Xbox One Controller, Prototype VR Input On Display

    Update: Oculus had "one more thing" to show us at the end. The company has prototyped a pair of made-for-VR controllers, meant to be held in each hand, called Oculus Touch. The Oculus Touch features tracking, like the headset, haptic feedback, a thumbstick, two buttons, and a trigger. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Offering $10 Million To Accelerate Independent Game Development

    While the Oculus Rift hardware coming closer to consumer reality, the company is now turning more of its attention to software. We saw new games from Gunfire Games (Chronos) and Insomniac (Edge of Tomorrow). We also know that High Voltage, Sanzaru, Coatsink, CCP, Playful, and Carbon Games are working... More
  • Blog Post: Gunfire Games Shows Off Chronos For Oculus

    David Adams of Gunfire Games took the stage during today's Oculus E3 press conference to show off its new VR experience. Chronos is a fantasy game that takes place over the course of the main character's life. Chronos is an atmospheric RPG that sees the player character exploring the depths of... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Starting E3 Early With Thursday Press Conference

    E3 doesn't technically start until next week, but Oculus isn't constraining itself to that timeline. The company is holding its E3 press conference this Thursday in San Francisco, California. The event will be streamed on Twitch and the VR company's site, so you can watch it from home, too... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Will Cost Approximately $1,500

    Speaking at Re/code’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe laid out the "all-in price" for the Oculus Rift VR headset. "We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR And Palmer Luckey Sued For Alleged Violation Of Confidentiality Agreement

    Oculus and Palmer Luckey find themselves on the defending end of another lawsuit today. This time, the company and its founder are alleged to be in breach of contract and “wrongful exploitation” of intellectual property owned by one of Luckey’s former employers. Total Recall Technologies... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Will Launch For Consumers In First Quarter Of 2016

    Oculus has announced the long-awaited release window for its consumer virtual reality head-mounted display. Pre-orders are scheduled to start later in 2015, but price has yet to be revealed. Details are still early, as Oculus has yet to reveal specific hardware and software specifications (though the... More
  • Blog Post: Ultrasound May Be The Answer To VR’s Tactile Troubles

    The conundrum of providing users physical feedback from virtual reality has seemed like a sci-fi dream for years, but British company Ultrahaptics ’ new technology may change all that. Co-developed by Professor Sriram Subramanian at the University of Bristol, the technology focuses points of ultrasound... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Arrives At Retail This Week For Demo And Purchase

    Samsung has announced that you’ll soon be able to purchase its self-contained head-mounted display at retail. If you’ve been curious about trying out one of the recent virtual reality products for the first time, you’ll likely have your chance. Starting on Friday, March 27, Gear VR... More
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