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  • 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: Here's How To Unlock Oculus Rift Support For Alien: Isolation

    Hackers have figured out way for Alien: Isolation to support Oculus Rift, and it's fairly straightforward and doesn't require extensive coding or modding. Reports on Reddit and NeoGAF have offered the following easy tutorial on how to get Oculus going in Alien: Isolation on PC: Go to the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Expansion Adds Nightmare Rifts, Underwater Fun

    Rift’s upcoming free expansion Nightmare Tide will add five new levels to the game, some underwater zones, new areas to explore, and Nightmare Rifts. Instead of catering only to high level players, Nightmare Rifts can spawn anywhere in the world. We took a look at some of the new zones and content... More
  • Blog Post: Valve’s Michael Abrash Joins Oculus VR Team

    Michael Abrash, who has been working for Valve since 2011 on its virtual reality project, has joined Oculus VR. The move comes just days after Facebook’s $2 billion buyout of the virtual reality company. Abrash joins former colleague Atman Binstock , Id co-founder John Carmack, and a growing roster... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Challenges Oculus With Gaming VR Set

    While we were fairly impressed with Oculus' newest VR headset, it wasn't the only company showing off a head-mounted display this year at CES. As Sony's newest update to its head-mounted display line, the HMZ-T3Q positions a 720p OLED display in front of each eye – which is approximately... More
  • Blog Post: VR Is Better Than Ever With Oculus' New Crystal Cove Prototype

    We gave Oculus' newest VR headset a spin during a demo at CES and left impressed with the number of fixes the new prototype brought to the table. Oculus' Rift development kits have been out in designer's hands for some time, and while that unit shows a lot of the potential of VR, it isn't... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR Secures $75 Million To Staff Up For Consumer Rift

    Oculus VR has secured another round of funding, this time in the amount of $75 million. The investment comes by way of Netscape founder (and mind behind the modern web browser) Marc Andreessen’s VC firm, Andreessen Horowitz. The purpose of the funds is to allow Oculus to increase staffing in anticipation... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Closes San Diego Studio, Ex-CEO Returns

    The trouble continues at Trion Worlds, with news that the studio behind the MMO/television hybrid project Defiance has been shuttered. Trion Worlds confirmed to PC Gamer that the company's San Diego studio has been closed. This news follows some previous rounds of layoffs that were conducted in the... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Hit With Layoffs

    We've received an official comment confirming the reports that Defiance publisher and developer Trion Worlds has just conducted substantial layoffs of staff. IGN broke the news, based on information from anonymous sources. According to the source, the company's San Diego studio, which created... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Creative Director On Free-To-Play Conversion

    Trion’s fantasy MMO is going free-to-play starting June 12. We spoke with creative director Bill Fisher on the upcoming conversion and what it means to new and existing players. Trion announced yesterday that Rift is joining the majority of its peers as a fully free-to-play MMORPG this summer.... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Developers "Just Getting Started" In Anniversary Video

    It's hard to believe but Trion's impressive debut MMO Rift has been running for a whole year. To celebrate, some of the game's creators got together on video to discuss what they've been up to over the last year and where they're planning to take Rift from here. Watch the video for... More
  • Blog Post: It's Official: Rift Sets Record For Most In-Game Marriages

    Well, they actually did it. Trion Worlds has announced that they successfully set a Guinness record for the most in-game weddings performed in a 24-hour period. Trion's MMO Rift set this historic (and just slightly esoteric) record on Valentine's Day, which either makes it the most romantic story... More
  • Blog Post: Rift's First 20 Levels Now Free To Play

    Trion Worlds has announced that Rift's new Carnival of the Ascended patch is now live, and added an enticement for adventure-minded players who haven't yet explored the game. Along with the content update comes Rift Lite, which gives anyone with a Trion account access to the game's first... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Aims For Guinness World Record In...Virtual Weddings?

    Trion Worlds is looking for eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Why, you ask? To no doubt celebrate the sanctity of marriage by setting a record for the most virtual weddings within a 24-hour time frame. What doesn't Guinness hand out world records for?! Seriously, I'd like to know. If you... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Alerts Customers Of Possible Security Breach

    Customers of Trion Worlds received an e-mail today alerting them that their customer information had been compromised. According to the e-mail, the information that was accessed by hackers included user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and... More
  • Blog Post: Rift's Promising Instant Adventure Mode Goes Live Next Week

    Have you ever hopped onto your favorite MMO only to realize you have to trek across the world to do the next quest on your list? Rift's new Instant Adventure custom tailors a quest, it's location, and the level based on the size of your group. Better yet, you can try it out next week. Developer... More
  • Blog Post: Free Character Transfers Coming To Rift

    Trion Worlds will be letting players move their characters and guilds for free when the 1.3 update to the game hits later this summer. Once the update is live, you'll be able to move each one of your characters along with his or her items, stats, and achievements to a new server once a week. Guild... More
  • Blog Post: Try Rift For Free

    Trion's MMO is getting a major update, and the company hopes to rope in more gamers through two new programs. According to Trion's press release, the first initiative allows interested players to check out the game free for 7 days . If you like what you see, you can advantage of the second promotion... More
  • Blog Post: Mobile Authenticator Now Available For Rift

    Trion has taken the next obvious step to help Rift players protect their accounts from the hacks and scams that infest the Internet. As an added bonus, anyone who associates a mobile authenticator with their account gets a unique in-game title, "The Ironclad." It's no core hound pup, but... More
  • Blog Post: New Content Coming To Rift

    Trion has an alpha server up for the upcoming 1.1 patch to its MMORPG, and a horde of balance tweaks and bug fixes will be accompanying the River of Souls world event whenever it goes live. A sneak peek of the event will hit the alpha server at 7:00 PM CST tonight, so you can see Alsbeth's latest... More
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