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Former Google VP Hugo Barra to lead VR development at Facebook

By David Craddock, Feb 01, 2017 12:37pm PST

Barra will 'lead all of [Facebook's] virtual reality efforts,' including the Oculus team.

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Heroes of the Dorm drops ESPN and moves to Facebook, signups open today for college players

By David Craddock, Jan 25, 2017 12:54pm PST

Mark Zuckerberg's social media juggernaut allows access to a wider audience than the sports-network institution.

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"I thought Facebook was giving up on videos. Just read that they stopped paying producers to ..."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Zuckerberg testified in court today for the ZeniMax/Oculus trial

By David Craddock, Jan 17, 2017 2:43pm PST

Facebook CEO: 'Like most people in the court, I've never even heard of ZeniMax before.'

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"You hope they lose because you hate them. But zenimax had no interest in developing VR, and if ..."

- jayacheess see all 14 comments

Oculus calls ZeniMax lawsuit 'wasteful,' claims ZeniMax lacked the 'vision' to build Rift

By David Craddock, Jan 10, 2017 2:38pm PST

Executives from Oculus say they're 'eager to present their case in court.'

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"This is something I try to grapple with. What is a person with "Vision" worth these days? ..."

- Landrosradick see all 4 comments

Brendan Iribe Steps Down as Oculus CEO to Lead PC VR Group

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 13, 2016 11:40am PST

Iribe desires to be more involved in creating new products.

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"lol dude's been completely silent. As much as he talked before all that, you know he must be ..."

- A10Pilot see all 6 comments

Prototype of future Oculus Touch controller lets you feel heat from campfires, chill from ice

By David Craddock, Dec 12, 2016 3:34pm PST

Feeling real sensations could be the next step for a future revision of the Oculus Touch controller.

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"I can't wait for the egg sack feature that accurately mimics spider egg sacs exploding up my arms "

- Milleh see all 12 comments

The Game Awards 2016 will livestream on Twitter, Facebook, VR, and much more

By Daniel Perez, Nov 02, 2016 9:30am PDT

You really have no reason not to watch The Game Awards considering how many platforms the show will be streamed on.

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Facebook wants to get more involved in eSports

By David Craddock, Nov 01, 2016 2:29pm PDT

Amazon, ESPN, and others paved a path that Facebook wants to follow.

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Facebook appoints Rachel Rubin Franklin, former producer on The Sims 4, as head of social VR

By David Craddock, Oct 13, 2016 1:04pm PDT

Franklin worked at EA as a vice president before taking the wheel on Sims 4.

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Facebook is teaming up with Unity to build a gaming platform for PC

By David Craddock, Aug 18, 2016 2:34pm PDT

With more casual users playing games on mobile devices instead of Facebook, the social media giant may be looking to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Steam.

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"I am going to skip any PC game that forces Facebook integration or DRM."

- TheEmissary see all 9 comments

Blizzard to integrate Facebook login and social functions into PC games

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 7:00am PDT

Popular games from World of WarCraft to Overwatch will be able to more easily share and browse social content.

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"I can't begin to imagine how much money Facebook threw at Blizzard to go with Facebook instead ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

Stuff That Sucks: Oculus and HTC VR Launch

By Shack Staff, Apr 21, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Stuff That Sucks returns after some delays due to component shortages.

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"https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92324/Shacknews-images/IMG_0203.JPG (shrug) "

- pixelat3d see all 11 comments

Oculus addresses Facebook privacy concerns

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 2:15pm PDT

The VR company promises it doesn't share customer info, but may consider doing so down the road.

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"Suddenly the extra money for the Vive seems like it might be worth it. Does anyone know if the ..."

- kwperley see all 18 comments

Facebook outlines advancements in 360 video for Gear VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2016 3:55pm PST

Facebook and Oculus are continue aiming for a greater social experience in virtual reality, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussing some of the advancements that are set to hit Samsung's Gear VR soon.

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"You would need some omni-directional camera kind of like what the google vans use but in ..."

- TheEmissary see all 4 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.

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"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

- xneenmark see all 7 comments