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'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.

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

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Draugen is a VR horror game from Dreamfall Chapters dev

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Red Thread Games has announced a new first-person horror game called Draugen. Set in 1923 Scandinavia, the game is set to release in 2015 on PC, Mac, and Linux and support VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift.

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John Carmack expresses optimism and concern over Facebook/Oculus deal

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 1:30pm PDT

John Carmack has spoken out about Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR, expressing confidence in the social media giant, while also expressing concern that tech startups will now enter the field with the goal of acquisition over innovation.

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"There is an article on Oculus and John Carmack in the latest Time magazine. That was a weird ..."

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Valve's Michael Abrash exits company to join Oculus

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2014 4:15pm PDT

Michael Abrash was previously known as one of the faces of Valve's VR initiative, having most recently spoken about the potential of VR tech during January's Steam Developer Days. Today, Abrash has announced his depature from Valve, having joined the team at Oculus VR as its...

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"In this case I think Facebook just equals lots of $$$. Sure they could ruin the tech and use it ..."

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Minecraft for Oculus canceled due to Facebook acquisition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2014 9:25am PDT

Mojang was "in talks" about bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus Rift. However, yesterday's acquisition by Facebook has put an end to all of that.

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"investor are always ready to exit. It's not about when, its about home much. Most angel ..."

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Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2 billion

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Facebook has taken an unexpected step into the realm of virtual reality and has acquired Oculus VR, Inc, makers of the Oculus Rift VR headset, for $2 billion.

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"Okay I'm just going to leave for the record that this was an overreaction and I'm now taking a ..."

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Oculus Rift development kit 2 goes on sale for $350

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 10:15am PDT

Oculus has announced plans for a second-generation devkit. "DK2" features many of the improvements found in Crystal Cove...

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"This is really going to mess with my plan to wait for the final consumer version."

- Rehevkor see all 12 comments

CCP 'working with Sony' to bring EVE: Valkyrie to Project Morpheus

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 6:00am PDT

Longtime Oculus Rift darling EVE: Valkyrie is coming to Sony's PS4 VR headset, codenamed Project Morpheus. Among the demos being shown at Game...

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Oculus Rift running short on components, may have to suspend sales of devkit

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 6:30am PST

Oculus Rift production has hit a snag, as some components are no longer being manufactured. It is searching for alternative sources, but warns that it may have to suspend sales in regions as it runs through existing stock.

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"This is how I see it. Letting existing stock run dry, talk about DK2 at GDC, DK2 & consumer ..."

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Oculus Rift film 'Zero Point' gets interactive trailer

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2014 3:30pm PST

The Oculus Rift film Zero One has gotten an interactive trailer to show off what a movie might be like when you control where you look.

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"This shit is so fucking awesome. I can't wait. The only thing I preemptively regret is how fast ..."

- kek see all 8 comments

DICE 2014 highlights: Ed Fries, Austin Wintory, Oculus Rift

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2014 2:30pm PST

Watch some of the industry's most celebrated creators talk about video games with DICE 2014 talks.

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"Actually, the way he talks is similar to how people who had issues with stuttering learn to ..."

- Lukiopimp see all 4 comments

John Carmack pushed for Oculus Rift ports of id games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2014 5:00pm PST

John Carmack was once doing double duty at id Software and Oculus. However, he eventually left the house of Doom to focus exclusively on the VR helmet. In a new interview, Carmack says he would have stayed with id had they been more supportive of his VR ambitions.

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"I sniggered at the pic and then fully LOL'd when I read the caption"

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EVE: Valkyrie will be exclusive to Oculus Rift at launch

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2014 12:30pm PST

Perhaps the most high-profile game for Oculus Rift is EVE: Valkyrie. A small team at CCP worked on a quick demo showcasing space combat in VR, but...

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"They are. I've tried a good half dozen demos in vehicles and they work great."

- Conan see all 5 comments

Valve's Abrash: VR could 'cause a sea change in the entertainment industry'

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 20, 2014 9:00am PST

Virtual reality really is happening for real this time, we're to believe, with the backing of industry luminaries like John Carmack and Valve. According to Valve's Michael Abrash, we should see worthwhile consumer-level hardware "within two years" which makes users feel like...

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"What? High end PC sales are growing. It's the low end of the PC market that is collapsing. "

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Steam UI adds experimental Oculus Rift mode

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 14, 2014 10:00am PST

Playing games in 3D with your Oculus Rift is all good and well, but no one will ever believe you're a super wizard class hacker if you remove your goggles between games to gawp at a plain old monitor. Thankfully Valve is thinking of you, and has brought an "experimental" VR ...

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