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Adrift Preview: Shooting for the Moon

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2014 7:02pm PST

A hands-on demo of Adrift just ahead of tonight's trailer debut at The Game Awards showed impressive ambition, even as the studio remained tight-lipped on plot and gameplay details. Our preview.

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"my dad got Mercedes E-Class Coupe only from working off a home pc... check it ..."

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IndieCade 2014: The Oculus Rift games

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2014 11:00am PDT

There was a lot to check out at IndieCade this year and that includes a handful of offerings for Oculus Rift.

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"Wow, "Use of Force" feels important to me. I have so far dismissed VR as a niche, and in some ..."

- Professer12 see all 8 comments

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey talks virtual storefront

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Now that Crescent Bay is in the works, what's next for the software future of Oculus Rift? Our man with the briefcase speaks to Palmer Luckey about it.

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"Yeah I thought it was great. Comes off personable and should do every interview!"

- Reavers! see all 42 comments

Sixense creative director talks full body movement on Oculus Rift

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 29, 2014 11:30am PDT

Sixense is working to bring full body movement to Oculus Rift and Asif Khan, the man with the briefcase, talks to creative director Danny Woodall about the STEM System.

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"I hope they continue to support this, since I backed the kickstarter!!!"

- sergeon see all 6 comments

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey discusses Crescent Bay

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 25, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey meets our own man with the briefcase.

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"You guys are too kind. I have a long way to go to be compared to the founders of Shack. I have ..."

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Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell discusses building games for VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 22, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Shacknews caught up with Oculus VR VP of Product Nate Mitchell at this year's Oculus Connect to discuss the future of VR.

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Oculus VR debuts new Crescent Bay prototype

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Oculus VR pulled the curtain on a whole new prototype at this year's Oculus Connect conference, revealing Crescent Bay.

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"Oculus also announced a new partnership with Unity, which will allow Unity programmers utilizing ..."

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Syfy actress crowd-funding virtual reality movie

By Robert Workman, Aug 19, 2014 11:30am PDT

Madness would explore the deeper aspects of artificial reality.

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Oculus VR acquires and open sources Raknet

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 07, 2014 11:05am PDT

Oculus VR has acquired C++ game networking engine RakNet and has released the open source files to all Oculus Rift developers.

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"I'm dying for Oculus to announce the controller. They've repeatedly hinted that they've got ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 7 comments

How Adrift could be Oculus Rift's secret weapon

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Adrift is coming out for multiple platforms, but a narrative-driven experience with this kind of immersion might be just the thing to sell skeptics on the virtues of VR.

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"A number of promising games are in the works with VR support, but if you like space, check out ..."

- Sven Viking see all 5 comments

Oculus Rift reactions from the E3 show floor

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 1:41pm PDT

We talked to some people on the E3 show floor about Oculus Rift, and here's what they had to say.

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Jason Rubin finds new home at Oculus VR

By Robert Workman, Jun 17, 2014 12:40pm PDT

One of gaming's most prominent figures has a new role at Oculus VR.

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"Jason Rubin is the man. His 2004 DICE talk is a must watch. ..."

- Dr Proton see all 16 comments

Shack Snack: May 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 21, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"You really need like 6 months to a year to get it down and understand how to be natural and stuff."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 19 comments

Zenimax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Nearly three weeks after accusing Oculus VR and John Carmack of stealing their intellectual property, Zenimax and id Software have formally filed suit against the company in a Texas court.

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"Obvious money grab. Zenimax wants a piece of that pie. And they're probably going to get it ..."

- zehh see all 95 comments

Oculus picks up Halo art director to head '1st-party content team'

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Oculus VR has picked up another industry veteran: Halo 4 senior art director Kenneth Scott. He's heading up their first-party content team.

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"Actually, I've never played 4 and 2 is pretty fucking mediocre too."

- abrasion see all 38 comments