Oculus Rift News


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.


":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!


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

- Borrowed Ladder see all 15 comments

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.


"https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92324/Shacknews-images/IMG_0203.JPG (shrug) "

- pixelat3d see all 11 comments

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.


"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. 


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. 


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

- isochronous see all 4 comments

HTC Vive: AltspaceVR Town Hall - Asif talks to Cymatic Bruce

By Asif Khan, Apr 07, 2016 1:40pm PDT

Asif and Cymatic Bruce had a chance to chat during the AltspaceVR Town Hall yesterday.


"One of the main problems to be overcome is body language and cues that you get from looking at ..."

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Oculus addresses Facebook privacy concerns

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 2:15pm PDT

The VR company promises it doesn't share customer info, but may consider doing so down the road.


"Suddenly the extra money for the Vive seems like it might be worth it. Does anyone know if the ..."

- kwperley see all 18 comments

Dead & Buried Impressions: A Lively Demo at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:15am PDT

Ten paces, turn, and fire with the Oculus Touch.


"How did it compare with hover junkers? Besides being able to drive around in HJ"

- CptPlankton see all 6 comments

Eagle Flight: Taking Flight at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:00am PDT

Four words: competetive eagle dive-bombing.


"Asif Khan is such a cool fucking name, I'm jealous, everyone is named Dave."

- HL3dsx see all 12 comments

Oculus Rift will launch with 30 games on March 28

By Daniel Perez, Mar 16, 2016 7:41am PDT

This is quite the lineup of games as there should be something for everyone.


"Tested video confirmd that, it depends on the tracking setup and how many trackers you have ..."

- hanged_man see all 12 comments

Elite Dangerous Will Be An Oculus Rift Launch Title

By Brittany Vincent, Mar 10, 2016 10:56am PST

So elite. So dangerous. So VR!


"That's Oculus' fault. They had trouble getting SDK 0.8.0 to work and said they would wait for ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 14 comments

Oculus' Palmer Luckey will consider Mac support if Apple 'ever releases a good computer'

By Daniel Perez, Mar 02, 2016 7:47am PST

The ball is in your court now, Apple.


"What a doucheknob. So I guess a computer is only "good" if it can work with your product."

- poopfuckyou see all 81 comments

Oculus' Palmer Luckey discusses Oculus Rift price criticism, front-facing camera, Apple, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2016 12:30pm PST

As part of the recent Xbox press event, Shacknews' Greg Burke had the opportunity to speak with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey about Oculus Rift, the company's focus going forward, possible Mac support, and the reception to the Rift's $600 price tag.


"Open CL is going to die if they dont embrace high performance computing at the level that nvidia ..."

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Opinion: The Price of the Oculus Rift is Too Low (HTC Vive Might Be Just Right)

By Asif Khan, Feb 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

There's been a lot of debate over whether the first round of virtual reality headsets is priced too high for consumers, but Shacknews CEO Asif Khan is taking today to make the case for why the HTC Vive might be in just the right place, while Oculus Rift is slightly off.


"I'm not even concerned about exclusives; early versions of the rift have been out so long, that ..."

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