Oculus Rift News


Oculus devs dropping support, Palmer Luckey issues statement [Updated]

By Daniel Perez, Sep 23, 2016 1:12pm PDT

It looks like Luckey's actions are having a negative effect on Oculus as developers are dropping support for its platform.


"lol, Luckey's FB page isn't accepting new friends or comments."

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Oculus VR film 'Henry' wins Emmy award

By David Craddock, Sep 09, 2016 1:08pm PDT

Henry's win will go down in history as the first time an original VR narrative won the prestigious award.


VR Chronicles: Episode 7 - LOST

By Shack Staff, Aug 30, 2016 3:30pm PDT

VR Chronicles is back at Shack! This week, Joe Tirado takes a look at Lost by Oculus Story Studios.


New Zenimax Lawsuit Documents Accuse John Carmack Of Theft and Palmer Luckey of Misrepresentation

By Brittany Vincent, Aug 22, 2016 6:07pm PDT

Carmack allegedly stole 'thousands of documents' from a computer at Zenimax during his final days of employment. 


"It's not siding with the personality for me, so much as I remember following this early on in ..."

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Oculus VR's Jason Rubin talks the future of Virtual Reality

By David Craddock, Aug 02, 2016 4:15pm PDT

VR's new era just began with the releases of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but Oculus already sees major changes on the horizon.


How to Record Games on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 19, 2016 2:00pm PDT

If you want to record VR games, you’re going to have to know a couple of things to get started. 


Oculus Rift now shipping in 2 to 4 days; Oculus Touch coming in Q4 2016

By Daniel Perez, Jul 12, 2016 12:15pm PDT

Oculus appears to be chugging right along as its Rift will now ship sooner and its Touch is coming later this year.


"haven't they said 6 months after the headset launch pretty consistently for awhile? That always ..."

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display Unboxing

By Shack Staff, Jul 07, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews unboxes the Oculus Rift. Better late than never!


"Now that you have one here is a stand to display it on. ..."

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E3 2016: Oculus Interview with Nate Mitchell

By Shack Staff, Jun 30, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Nate Mitchell, from Oculus, stopped by Shacknews' E3 Booth talk about VR games and the virtual reality market with Asif.


"Bridge Simulator. Plenty of dorks are waiting for the Star Trek Bride Simulator as well though."

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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.'


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

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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!


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

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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? 


"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.


"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.


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!