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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.


"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!


"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.


"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.


"Yeah. I wonder if the Windows MR headsets that are 1440x1440 will be any better with the screen ..."

- boarder2 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.


"This is starting to get into the price range where I'll consider picking one up. Particularly ..."

- Arcanum 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.


"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.


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.


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.


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.


"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.


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.


"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.


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.


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

- spazzium see all 5 comments

Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit VR Playable at SDCC

By John Keefer, Jul 19, 2017 11:59am PDT

The futuristic videogame tie-in for the movie will be released this week on July 21.