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Shackcast Episode 009: We're Mad at Nintender and VR is Not Dead

By Asif Khan, Oct 21, 2017 9:45am PDT

The conversation gets a bit heated when Asif explains why Shacknews still doesn't have a review copy of Mario Odyssey. Please understand.

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"I just picked up a Rift + Controller set since its only 500 dollars now. Pretty good time ..."

- Nighteyes see all 8 comments

Windlands 2 OC4 Reveal VR Gameplay Interview

By Asif Khan, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews caught up with Psytec Games at Oculus Connect 4 to talk about their newly announced VR game for Oculus Rift.

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Modojo Rewind: Strapping New Technology

By Kevin Tucker, Oct 13, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in mobile and portable gaming, courtesy of Modojo.

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Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR Prototype Hands-on Impressions: A Technological Marvel

By Asif Khan, Oct 12, 2017 2:07pm PDT

The team at Oculus has something special on their hands with the latest VR HMD prototype, Project Santa Cruz.

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"Oculus is researching display improvements but I imagine you'll see the big leap there when they ..."

- Conan see all 15 comments

Watch John Carmack's Oculus Keynote Here

By Charles Singletary, Oct 12, 2017 9:08am PDT

Tune in for day two!

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"I was just poking fun. I loved the fact that you audibly called out how tiny his mic was. ..."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 46 comments

Oculus' Untethered VR Prototype Santa Cruz Enters Next Phase

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 11:25am PDT

The untethered PC VR project takes its next step with fully tracked controllers.

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"I'm guessing they won't. Microsoft head sets will have the same problem though."

- cptincognito see all 7 comments

Oculus Announces Rift for Business Bundle

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 11, 2017 11:10am PDT

The company is focused on putting VR to work for businesses.

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" text in vr still kind of blows and will continue to be the limiting factor for those kinds of ..."

- cptincognito see all 5 comments

Rift Core 2.0 Adds Oculus Dash and Home Update in December

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 10:58am PDT

Rift Core 2.0 is adding some new features for Oculus Rift users.

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"My little desktop already looks like imax in Steam desktop mode. Yours must be like cinerama ..."

- gaplant see all 8 comments

Oculus Drops Price Of Rift And Touch Bundle to $399

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 10:39am PDT

On the heels of their Oculus Go announcement, Oculus is dropping the price of the Oculus Rift plus Touch.

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"I got it at this price on sale a few months back, seems like a price that’s worth it. I might ..."

- Freon see all 3 comments

Zuckerberg Introduces Oculus Go, Standalone $199 VR Headset

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 10:18am PDT

The new standalone headset attempts to marry affordability with power.

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"Not everyone has a recent flagship phone like the Galaxy S8 or can afford one which is required ..."

- mastermike569 see all 21 comments

Facebook And Instagram Down Minutes Before Zuckerberg's Oculus Keynote

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 9:25am PDT

An outage with no origin as of yet is keeping users from checking their social media streams.

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"I'm finally able to log in again but several things aren't loading, like photos. "

- danws6 see all 4 comments

Facebook Files Patent For Oculus AR Glasses

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 10:45am PDT

The patent details a two-dimensional scanning tech called "waveguide" to superimpose text and images onto our vision.

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"You know whats cool about ar glasses? If you put a opaque plastic thing over the front they're ..."

- gaplant see all 2 comments

Killing Floor Incursion Makes VR Absolutely Horrifying

By John Keefer, Aug 17, 2017 11:20am PDT

The Zed hordes should make for even more nightmares in this version of the series.

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Lucid VR Adds Oculus Co-Founder to Head AR/VR Camera Team

By John Keefer, Aug 02, 2017 4:35pm PDT

Jack McCauley will be working on the new VR180 3D camera for iOS and Android devices.

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"It'll be interesting to see if the camera is capture only or if it offers the ability to stream ..."

- RomSteady see all 2 comments

Pioneers of Social VR, AltspaceVR, is Shutting Down

By Asif Khan, Jul 27, 2017 11:10pm PDT

One of the first online VR communities will cease to exist next week.

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"Sorry to hear it... But it was also one of those i tried for a few mins and then never again ..."

- gaplant see all 5 comments