Oculus VR News


Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Sees the Future on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 19, 2018 3:20pm PDT

More Psychonauts? More Psychonauts!


Reality Bytes: In Death VR

By Charles Singletary, Apr 19, 2018 2:55pm PDT

Shack is back with a brand new Twitch show dedicated to virtual reality.


"Its making me think of the publisher Reality Bytes, from like late 1990s"

- gaplant see all 4 comments

PAX East 2018: Pixel Ripped 1989 VR Gameplay and Interview

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 07, 2018 6:20am PDT

This charming burst of nostalgia is a love letter to growing up as a gamer with awesome VR capabilities. 


"Man, her name is Ana Ribeiro. Every article butchers her name in different ways lol"

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 2 comments

Oculus Rift's 2-Year Anniversary is a $28,000 Gold Rush With a Shot at 100 Free VR Games

By Charles Singletary, Mar 28, 2018 10:30am PDT

In addition to a large collection of updates in celebration of two strong years in VR, Oculus is giving out $28,000 in prizes.


GDC 2018: Long Awaited VR Stealth Game Budget Cuts Gets Official Release Date

By Charles Singletary, Mar 19, 2018 11:25pm PDT

Neat Corp has set a date for one of the most highly anticipated VR games thus far.


Oculus Go Standalone VR HMD Rumored to Launch at Facebook's F8 Conference in May

By Charles Singletary, Mar 19, 2018 2:35pm PDT

Unnamed sources seem to think May 1 will be the official launch date of the affordable standalone VR HMD.


"This is my attitude. I understand the importance of market adoption but personally only ..."

- atom519 see all 6 comments

Oculus Offers Store Credit After Rift VR Downtime

By Charles Singletary, Mar 08, 2018 7:05am PST

Along with a software update to fix the runtime error, some store credit will be provided sometime soon.


"Credit is only for those who have used their Rift at least once on or after February 1, 2018."

- RomSteady see all 3 comments

Rift VR 'Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service' Error

By Charles Singletary, Mar 07, 2018 10:40am PST

An expired ticket is causing frustration for those attempting to use their Oculus Rifts.


"Well if you're on Oculus, yes. But not so much with a Vive or other headset with steam VR support."

- Conan see all 18 comments

Sprint Vector Review: VR Victory Lap

By Charles Singletary, Feb 08, 2018 8:00am PST

Survios' second virtual experience is upon us. It's not only a fun addition to the VR ecosystem, it's one that may serve as the bar for many others.


"This game is FUN. Played through the advanced tutorial this time and did a solo races. Steep ..."

- atom519 see all 9 comments

Oculus VR Selections From Sundance Film Festival 2018

By Charles Singletary, Jan 30, 2018 10:35am PST

The annual film festival has closed, but you can still check out what VR selections from Oculus were submitted.


"I really, really recommend Dispatch. It’s quite awesome and a co-worker was lead dev on this."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 3 comments

CES 2018: Facebook Teams With Xiaomi To Expand Oculus Brand To China

By Charles Singletary, Jan 09, 2018 11:10am PST

HTC runs the VR scene in China, but Oculus is finally going to be joining the virtual party.


Palmer Luckey Aims to Make America Safe Again with Anduril AR/VR Defense Company

By Asif Khan, Oct 23, 2017 9:50am PDT

The co-founder of Oculus is now back in Orange County with an 'Advanced Defense' company. This isn't how supervillains are born, nope.


"Nope, just former military who gets a kick out of all the misconceptions about the military."

- athmpsn see all 77 comments

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.


"Im in Japan so it was slightly more expensive than the states. It did arrive in 4 days though!"

- Nighteyes see all 16 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.


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.