Oculus VR News


Beyond Gamepads: 8 Alternative Control Options for VR

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 27, 2016 5:02pm PDT

Why use buttons when you can adopt a more realistic control method?


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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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!


E3 2016: Oculus announces 30 games to launch with Touch

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 10:24am PDT

20 of those titles will be all new.


E3 2016: Eagle Flight Soared Onstage At Ubisoft's E3 Conference

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 13, 2016 1:46pm PDT

The game was shown off live via PvP battle with Palmer Luckey of Oculus Rift. 


Industry veteran David De Martini passes away at 56

By David Craddock, Jun 02, 2016 3:20pm PDT

The former EA exec worked on The Godfather, Origin, and more.


"Oh that sucks. I was at EA when he was on the Godfather game and then when he moved to head up ..."

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Superhot VR will be an Oculus Rift exclusive

By Daniel Perez, Jun 01, 2016 10:45am PDT

We guess this will only be the most innovative shooter Oculus Rift owners will play.


"An excuse to cap framerates and not support antialiasing in my experience."

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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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Oculus meets Minecraft in Gear VR Edition

By John Keefer, Apr 27, 2016 11:55am PDT

It is available today on the Oculus store for $6.99.


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) "

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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. 


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 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 ..."

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