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Oculus removes DRM block on Vive users of its Rift exclusives

By John Keefer, Jun 24, 2016 11:03am PDT

The move has left makers of Revive sharing software in 'disbelief.'

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"Very good. I do think they should look at the state of VR more holistically (like Valve), lest ..."

- Kojak2000 see all 6 comments

E3 2016 Staff Picks: Shacknews' Top 3 Games of The Show

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 22, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Join us as we reflect on our personal picks for the best games at E3 2016!

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"I'm still really happy Forza comes to PC. Also after playing through Edge of Nowhere I look ..."

- razorblade79 see all 4 comments

Opinion: Exclusivity Deals Could Virtually Kill Virtual Reality

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 21, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Virtual Reality is barely off its feet, and already many developers are being forced into exclusivity deals just to meet funding goals. What does this entail for the future of virtual reality? And how does it affect the growing user base? 

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"No, legit concerns are fine, but as so often with video games concerns seem to quickly turn to ..."

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says exclusivity 'isn't a good idea' for VR

By David Craddock, Jun 20, 2016 12:55pm PDT

Newell asserts that Valve will help developers fund VR games even if they decide to publish on another platform.

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"Is this what you say when you don't want to support your product, or help developers financially?"

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E3 2016: Star Trek: Bridge Crew - Bridging the Gap Between Media and Social VR

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2016 9:45pm PDT

Applications like Star Trek: Bridge Crew are exactly what virtual reality needs to get its feet on stable ground.

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E3 2016 Live Stream: Oculus' Nate Mitchell Talks All Things Rift

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 15, 2016 5:55pm PDT

Join us for a chat about everything you care to know about the Oculus Rift!

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E3 2016: Eagle Flight Soared Onstage At Ubisoft's E3 Conference

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 13, 2016 1:46pm PDT

The game was shown off live via PvP battle with Palmer Luckey of Oculus Rift. 

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Where are They Now? The Forgotten Announcements of E3 2015

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 10, 2016 10:00am PDT

There were a lot of interesting announcements at E3 2015, but a lot of them have since been mired in silence. What happened, and where are they now?

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""The Fractured, But Hole" is a typo, should be "Whole". You were thinking of something nastier I ..."

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House of the Dying Sun: VR First Look Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Jun 07, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Do it for Shacknews!

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"Yeah for whatever reason the UI that runs on the overlay in VR has never captured right. :/ ..."

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Oculus to put Rift demos in 48 Best Buy stores starting May 7

By John Keefer, May 02, 2016 9:55am PDT

Limited quantities will be on sale at the stores and online from Amazon and Microsoft beginning May 6.

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":D Far be it from me to argue against going all the way with it, room scale is amazing and I ..."

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Crytek's first VR game, The Climb, releases today on Oculus Rift

By Daniel Perez, Apr 28, 2016 7:55am PDT

Get your talcum powder and energy bars ready. We're going climbing!

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"Some oculus games have touch already implemented you just can't get the controllers yet - if you ..."

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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) "

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TIME lists Palmer Luckey, PewDiePie among 100 'Most Influential People'

By David Craddock, Apr 21, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Ridley Scott and Trey Parker, respectively, wrote essays extolling the many ways Luckey and PewDiePie have influenced culture and society.

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"If you were the man who fixed ChattySearch, it would be a different story. Please understand."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 38 comments

The Unspoken Preview: Urban Magic Fight Club

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Insomiac's upcoming VR game The Unspoken pits you against other urban spellcasters in a unique PvP experience. 

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Preview: Edge of Nowhere Is a Frozen Lovecraftian Horror Game

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 18, 2016 10:30am PDT

Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere is using many of VR's unique advantages to make a tribute to the work of H.P. Lovecraft. 

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"Uh, are you sure you have the right screenshots to go along with this article?"

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