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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.

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"also disgusting for alt righters to try to steal the adjective 'based' "

- JINKY see all 66 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.

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

- Nighteyes see all 16 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

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

Oculus Starts Refunding For Bad VR Content

By Charles Singletary, Sep 28, 2017 10:55am PDT

A similar plan to Steam allows for refunds within two weeks of purchase.

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Sony Wants More Real Competition in VR

By Charles Singletary, Sep 26, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Andrew House isn't comfortable with the lead Sony has created in VR thus far.

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Oculus Is Slowly Closing The Rift In VR Market Share

By Charles Singletary, Sep 06, 2017 9:15am PDT

If you take a look at the Steam numbers, the VR market share is starting to get quite interesting.

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"The rift is a usb torture test between saturating the controllers bandwidth to not being able to ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 9 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

Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2017 8:45am PDT

It is playable in desktop mode or with a VR headset, and its available now on Steam and Oculus Home.

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"Honestly though, I'm probably not going to return it, because at least it has the new Area X, ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 37 comments

Co-op Brawlers And VR Collide In Bloody Zombie This September

By Charles Singletary, Aug 04, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Up to 4-players can team up, VR or non-VR, in this brutal brawler.

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HTC Vive Announces Standalone VR HMD

By Jason Venter, Jul 27, 2017 3:45pm PDT

The problems that prevent VR from being accessible to wide audiences could soon be on their way out.

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"Oculus is working on the same thing. Between these devices and a slew of inside-out tracking ..."

- spazzium see all 5 comments