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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.


"Lie Crystal cove, this one won't be released. The next kit will be consumer version (though ..."

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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.


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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

- abrasion see all 38 comments

Oculus responds to Zenimax claims, 'not surprised' by accusation

By Andrew Yoon, May 05, 2014 6:00am PDT

Last week, Bethesda and id parent company Zenimax made a bold claim, accusing John Carmack of stealing tech when he decided to leave id and work...


"Zenimax translation: "We f#cked up and shelved our own VR Tech because we didn't think there ..."

- tobalaz see all 35 comments

EVE: Valkyrie's latest gameplay video introduces Katee Sackoff

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2014 6:30am PDT

EVE Online fans are currently in Iceland, enjoying Fanfest. There, they've been able to get their hands on the latest build of VR darling EVE Valkyrie.


ZeniMax claims Oculus stole VR tech with Carmack's help

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2014 8:50am PDT

ZeniMax has issued a legal threat against Oculus VR, claiming that it both took proprietary VR technology and used John Carmack's expertise from his time at ZeniMax-owned id Software.


"? i thought it was considered pretty bad, but, i havnt actually played it. (and dont plan on it)"

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Sony explains how Morpheus and Oculus are 'helping each other'

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2014 8:30am PDT

Oculus and Project Morpheus are both going after the VR consumer. And while they're technically competitors, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida sees the competition as healthy for gamers. In fact, he says that the two rival headsets are indirectly helping each other out.


Conquest of the Skies is a VR nature documentary for Oculus Rift

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 8:00am PDT

Titled Conquest of the Skies, Atlantic Productions' virtual-reality nature film will be narrated by Planet Earth's David Attenborough.


'Zero Point' director explains filmmaking with Oculus Rift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Condition One is using Oculus Rift to take films to new, exciting places and director Danfung Dennis explains some of the technology used to make VR films possible.


"It was actually a line from Star Wars about the force... I replace "The Force" with Porn and it ..."

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