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Surgeon Simulator 2013 adding support for Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 18, 2013 9:30am PDT

Surgeon Simulator 2013 is already perhaps the most realistic simulation of the yahoos and cowboys who pass for surgeons nowadays, I type with my thresher-savaged right arm reattached upside-down and back-to-front, and soon it'll undoubtedly be so. Developer Bossa Studios has...

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"Man, I'm all but desensitised to gore in videogames (and I had been drinking at the time) but ..."

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Weekend Confirmed 169 - Post-E3 Mega Show

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT

It's a packed house for the post-E3 edition of Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in an esteemed panel of guests...

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"This must be the best podcast out there - ever! I drive a three hour commute - and I actually ..."

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City Quest Oculus Rift mode drags 2D adventure game into delightful 3D

By Alice O'Connor, May 30, 2013 2:05pm PDT

As time of yore known only as 'retro' trundles towards the early Nineties, developer Stone Monkey Studios has combined two cool but sort-of-incompatible things from 20-odd years ago: 2D adventure games and virtual reality. In a charming bit of creativity (not to mention crea...

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Guillotine simulator heads to Oculus Rift

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2013 10:00am PDT

A group of indie developers at the Exile Game Jam decided to put the Oculus Rift to good use, creating a guillotine simulator and terrifying those who tried it out.

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"Probably will bring back fond memories of her childhood during the french revolution."

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EVE dogfighting game made for Oculus Rift

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 1:20pm PDT

Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space? CCP, developer of EVE Online, has created a prototype for Oculus Rift that realizes that vision.

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"6v6 combat isn't what EVE is about? Who cares about trying to integrate it into the EVE ..."

- LoneBoco see all 17 comments

Oculus VR co-founder explains the challenges of virtual reality gaming

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2013 12:00pm PDT

With its promise of virtual reality gaming, Oculus Rift has our attention. But, there are things to keep in mind when making a VR game.

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Oculus Rift development kits shipping

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 9:00am PDT

Oculus Rift development kits were sent out during GDC week, though tracking numbers largely haven't been sent to backers yet.

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"at first i was skeptical about this thing. but it really seems different from all the older ..."

- -=kodiak=- see all 6 comments

Hawken dev details the challenges of virtual reality

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 7:00am PDT

After it was revealed that Doom 3: BFG would not be shipping with the Oculus Rift, another game had to step forward to be the pack in for the VR goggles once they shipped to retail. Adhesive Games' Hawken accepted the challenge.

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"I just played some more Hawken today, and my prediction is this thing is going to be ..."

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Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2013 12:55pm PDT

Valve has been experimenting with VR, and plans on launching an official "VR Mode" for its popular free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2.

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"Valve is great about these implementations, it's like with the Novint Falcon :)"

- Vogerl see all 2 comments

Oculus Rift no longer plans Doom 3 BFG pack-in

By Steve Watts, Mar 18, 2013 8:15am PDT

Oculus Rift is no longer planning to ship with Doom 3 BFG, saying the game won't support the device before launch.

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"I doubt that. Here is my speculation carmack made Doom 3 BFG compatible with the Rift prototype ..."

- Turd Ferguson see all 11 comments

DICE eyes up Oculus Rift for Frostbite engine

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2013 12:15pm PST

Virtual reality and 3D goggles have been seen as something of a joke for positively yonks, but the Oculus Rift seems to be changing opinions. Industry figures including John Carmack, Valve's Michael Abrash, and Cliff Bleszinski have all endorsed it, and now DICE is giving it...

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"Well, sorta. The GPU outputs a single image at 60fps (each eye's image, side by side) that the ..."

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Crysis gets Oculus Rift mod

By Steve Watts, Feb 27, 2013 12:45pm PST

An Oculus Rift mod provides head-tracking support for Crysis, Crysis Wars, and CryEngine 3.

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"Thanks to the Oculus Rift I can no longer differentiate between the real world and fantasy. Am I ..."

- Chipwarrior see all 13 comments

Half-Life 2 VR mod awaits Oculus Rift

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 04, 2013 12:45pm PST

With the Oculus Rift getting people all hot and bothered about virtual reality once again, one canny modder has prepared for its launch by whipping up a Half-Life 2 VR mod. Able to track the player's head and any plastic weaponry they may be holding, the mod looks jolly impr...

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"This is what I've been waiting for since my obsession with VR began in the early 90's. ..."

- deadhorse see all 7 comments

Open source project retrofits Oculus Rift for older games

By Steve Watts, Jan 11, 2013 1:15pm PST

An open source project is adding Oculus Rift functionality to older games like Mirror's Edge, Portal 2, and Skyrim.

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"Guys, playing Mirror's Edge on a TV made me throw up... I'm not playing it with VR goggles."

- CampKusoge see all 11 comments

Oculus Rift dev kits delayed until March

By Steve Watts, Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST

The target launch for Oculus Rift developer kits has been pushed back until March, with the company citing the lengthy time required to set up production.

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"And if you were really curious, not that you will be judging on your post, humans have almost a ..."

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