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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. "

- Wisp! see all 7 comments

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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Virtuix Omni preview: eyes-on with full-body virtual reality

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 1:45pm PST

Virtuix Omni, a Kickstarted treadmill for gamers, allows gamers to run around in virtual reality worlds--without walking into a wall. It may seem odd, maybe even silly at first, but seeing it in action has made me a believer.

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"I just came across someone on Youtube using this and Rift for Minecraft. While I wouldn't really ..."

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Oculus Rift's latest prototype tackles simulator sickness, adds positional tracking

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 9:30am PST

At CES, Oculus unveiled "Crystal Cove," the latest version of its Rift headset.

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Oculus exploring first-party game development with John Carmack

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 07, 2014 2:40pm PST

With talent like John Carmack involved, perhaps the folks at Oculus would consider making a showcase title themselves?

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"Well Carmack's a hell of a programmer, engineer, visionary and certified badass, but here's to ..."

- utgaardsloke see all 15 comments

World of Diving is a multiplayer diving game with Oculus Rift support

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 20, 2013 11:30am PST

World of Diving has a rather unique premise: it promises to be a realistic diving simulator you can play with friends online.

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"These are always such niche games, but cool that PC is getting a game like Endless Ocean was on ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 2 comments

Oculus Rift taking 'final steps' towards retail with latest round of investments

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2013 11:30am PST

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, has secured an additional $75 million in funding, and plans to put it towards bringing the product to market for consumers.

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"just give us a rough release date already...I need to know when to start saving my dollars :)"

- wiz1974 see all 8 comments

Diplopia uses Oculus Rift to help treat visual disorders

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 26, 2013 12:00pm PST

An upcoming Oculus Rift title called Diplopia will help treat lazy eye and crossed eye, with noticeable improvement expected after 2-3 weeks of gameplay.

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"That probably means there could be some games that would cause or create lazy eye."

- yoshimi20 see all 5 comments

John Carmack resigns from id Software

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2013 12:40pm PST

John Carmack recently joined Oculus VR to serve as their chief technology officer, but remained at id Software. However, Carmack found working two jobs quite difficult, and has officially announced his resignation from the Doom and Quake developer.

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"This is amazing news. He can make a huge difference now that he's at Occulus instead of working ..."

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 139 comments

Oculus Rift consumer unit coming 2014, compatible with PC and Android

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 01, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The world of virtual reality powered by Oculus Rift is unattainable to most. But that will change in 2014, when the company plans on releasing a consumer unit. It will be a single device that will be compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, and Android.

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"No, the motion sickness is a real thing. When your hands turn you one way and you turn your head ..."

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Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Oculus Rift VR has shown potential for true horror and Greenwood Games is hoping to capture that with their upcoming supernatural game within a game, Alone.

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"Man VR and a good horror....wow I dont think I have been this excited since i got my Vic20"

- wiz1974 see all 12 comments

Eyes-on with Oculus Rift VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2013 12:30pm PDT

IndieCade featured a dedicated booth for the Oculus Rift VR and now seemed like as good a time as any to try it out and get some first-hand impressions of Nostrum, Dumpy: Going Elephants, and Dreadhalls, as well as impressions of the peripheral itself.

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"check out this mmo rpg which is compatible with the oculus...it's running an entire vr ..."

- rpgfanatic25 see all 17 comments

EVE: Valkyrie coming for Oculus Rift

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2013 8:56am PDT

EVE Online developer CCP showed off a prototype multiplayer space-dogfighting game for Oculus Rift in April, but at the time shrugged, "God knows what we'll do with this." Thankfully the answer is the one we'd all hoped for: it's becoming a full standalone game, as EVE: Valk...

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"I really hope they will have planetary flight in here as well as in space combat. Urge to buy ..."

- melkore see all 26 comments