Oculus Rift News

Nurulize Takes VR to a New Level at GDC

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 04, 2015 11:35am PST

Nurulize, a leading VR developer, is showcasing a new real-time tech demo for Oculus Rift DK2

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"Yeah it is. I think trying to limit VR to only one VR platform is crazy dumb. In order to thrive ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 5 comments

Oculus creator dashes hopes that VR input will showcase at GDC

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 23, 2015 1:00pm PST

Have you been waiting for Oculus to release VR input? Well find a comfy chair, you'll be waiting for a while.

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"yeah, but from what I've heard pretty substandard experience ( true DK1 was also barely 'ok') ..."

- BigT see all 11 comments

VR Chronicles Ep 01: Affected

By Steven Wong, Feb 06, 2015 10:00am PST

Andrew puts on an Oculus Rift and steps into the horror filled world of Affected. How long will he last before he's wrecked by fear? Find out in our debut episode of VR Chronicles.

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Shacknews Spotlight - VR vs AR: The Future of Gaming and Entertainment

By Shack Staff, Feb 02, 2015 1:00pm PST

Staffers Steve Watts, Steven Wong, Ozzie Mejia, and Josh Hawkins take once more to the Shacknews Roundtable. This time they're joined by CEO Asif Khan, as they talk about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and the future this "new" technology has in gaming and entertainment...

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"I think Elite is one of my all time most looked forward to games to play with the Rift. I mean ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 33 comments

Oculus CEO discusses Oculus Rift applications beyond gaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 28, 2015 2:00pm PST

The Oculus Rift is an exciting prospect for the gaming world, but at CES 2015, Shacknews asked about the potential that the Rift has for applications beyond video games.

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"Nate knows his stuff, I'm 100% certain that was not a direct quote."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 17 comments

Head Games: The Virtual Reality Roundup

By Steven Wong, Jan 26, 2015 1:30pm PST

Head mounted displays promise to either augment reality, or drop you into a completely virtual one. From the HoloLens to a cardboard box, we run down some of the top devices vying to capture your senses.

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CES 2015: Oculus Rift can be used to pilot Parrot's Bebop Drone

By Daniel Perez, Jan 09, 2015 12:00pm PST

If you've ever wanted to pilot a drone with a VR headset, then you need to check out our interview with Parrot who was showing off their Bebop Drone at this year's CES.

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"Wait, didn't he just say in the video that it's NOT compatible with Oculus Rift yet? XD"

- Nullzero see all 2 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

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 ..."

- WPrew jones see all 4 comments

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 ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 68 comments

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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