Oculus Rift News


Best Cyber Monday VR Deals 2017

By Charles Singletary, Nov 27, 2017 11:20am PST

If you don't catch one of the Black Friday 2017 deals, you'll have another opportunity to invest in the future of gaming and entertainment on Cyber Monday.


Best Black Friday VR Deals 2017

By Charles Singletary, Nov 21, 2017 2:15pm PST

We've compiled the best VR deals from a collection of retailers just in time for you to join the immersive future of gaming and entertainment.


CCP, Studio Behind Eve Valkyrie, Pulls Plug On VR Development

By Charles Singletary, Oct 30, 2017 2:10pm PDT

100 staff members were let go from CCP's 370 with one office closing and another up for sale.


"Maybe don't release your VR game tied to a closed vr marketplace (oculus) only to release it to ..."

- klearlyunseen see all 6 comments

Palmer Luckey Aims to Make America Safe Again with Anduril AR/VR Defense Company

By Asif Khan, Oct 23, 2017 9:50am PDT

The co-founder of Oculus is now back in Orange County with an 'Advanced Defense' company. This isn't how supervillains are born, nope.


"Nope, just former military who gets a kick out of all the misconceptions about the military."

- athmpsn see all 77 comments

Shackcast Episode 009: We're Mad at Nintender and VR is Not Dead

By Asif Khan, Oct 21, 2017 9:45am PDT

The conversation gets a bit heated when Asif explains why Shacknews still doesn't have a review copy of Mario Odyssey. Please understand.


"Im in Japan so it was slightly more expensive than the states. It did arrive in 4 days though!"

- Nighteyes see all 16 comments

Watch John Carmack's Oculus Keynote Here

By Charles Singletary, Oct 12, 2017 9:08am PDT

Tune in for day two!


"I was just poking fun. I loved the fact that you audibly called out how tiny his mic was. ..."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 46 comments

Oculus' Untethered VR Prototype Santa Cruz Enters Next Phase

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 11:25am PDT

The untethered PC VR project takes its next step with fully tracked controllers.


"I'm guessing they won't. Microsoft head sets will have the same problem though."

- cptincognito see all 7 comments

Rift Core 2.0 Adds Oculus Dash and Home Update in December

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 10:58am PDT

Rift Core 2.0 is adding some new features for Oculus Rift users.


"My little desktop already looks like imax in Steam desktop mode. Yours must be like cinerama ..."

- gaplant see all 8 comments

Oculus Drops Price Of Rift And Touch Bundle to $399

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 10:39am PDT

On the heels of their Oculus Go announcement, Oculus is dropping the price of the Oculus Rift plus Touch.


"I got it at this price on sale a few months back, seems like a price that’s worth it. I might ..."

- Freon see all 3 comments

Zuckerberg Introduces Oculus Go, Standalone $199 VR Headset

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 10:18am PDT

The new standalone headset attempts to marry affordability with power.


"Not everyone has a recent flagship phone like the Galaxy S8 or can afford one which is required ..."

- mastermike569 see all 21 comments

Facebook And Instagram Down Minutes Before Zuckerberg's Oculus Keynote

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 9:25am PDT

An outage with no origin as of yet is keeping users from checking their social media streams.


"I'm finally able to log in again but several things aren't loading, like photos. "

- danws6 see all 4 comments

Oculus Starts Refunding For Bad VR Content

By Charles Singletary, Sep 28, 2017 10:55am PDT

A similar plan to Steam allows for refunds within two weeks of purchase.


Sony Wants More Real Competition in VR

By Charles Singletary, Sep 26, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Andrew House isn't comfortable with the lead Sony has created in VR thus far.


Oculus Is Slowly Closing The Rift In VR Market Share

By Charles Singletary, Sep 06, 2017 9:15am PDT

If you take a look at the Steam numbers, the VR market share is starting to get quite interesting.


"The rift is a usb torture test between saturating the controllers bandwidth to not being able to ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 9 comments

Facebook Files Patent For Oculus AR Glasses

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 10:45am PDT

The patent details a two-dimensional scanning tech called "waveguide" to superimpose text and images onto our vision.


"You know whats cool about ar glasses? If you put a opaque plastic thing over the front they're ..."

- gaplant see all 2 comments