Oculus VR News


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.


Oculus Studios Unveils Marvel Powers United VR at D23 Expo

By Asif Khan, Jul 15, 2017 2:00pm PDT

The Oculus Rift exclusive title will be playable at SDCC 2017.


"Correction: Not Insomniac Games. Oculus Studios, Marvel, and Sanzaru Games. Please understand."

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Oculus Rift and Touch Bundle Drops to $400 For Summer Sale

By John Keefer, Jul 10, 2017 8:15am PDT

Facebook tries to prop up sales with a 33% savings.


"Oh man, I forgot about Arizona Sunshine. That was a fun freaking trailer."

- ]aratex[ see all 57 comments

Oculus Connect 4 Confirmed For Mid-October

By -Shack Staff, Jun 22, 2017 10:20am PDT

Despite the growing emphasis of VR at Facebook's F8 developer conference this year, Oculus will still have their own shindig.


"I expect a wireless Vive 2.0 with knuckle controller announcement at CES followed by Oculus' new ..."

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ZeniMax Wants Another $500 Million From Oculus, Or 20% Of Rift Sales for 10 Years

By John Keefer, Jun 22, 2017 9:00am PDT

The two combatants are back in court over another facet of the case involving John Carmack's move to Oculus.


"He wanted the best of both worlds and there's no way this was just a mistake. All the money ..."

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ZeniMax Files Suit Against Samsung Over Oculus Collaboration

By John Keefer, May 15, 2017 3:50pm PDT

The suit says Samsung has code in its Gear VR that it gained from Oculus, but it was actually ZeniMax property.


"Zenimax , most evil gaming corporation, yet has so many good games. "

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Award-Winning Oculus Story Studio Unexpectedly Shut Down by Facebook

By Asif Khan, May 04, 2017 7:30pm PDT

The VR storytelling studio behind Lost, Henry, and Dear Angelica is being shut down.


"Henry sold my mom on the idea of VR more than probably anything else. It had real value."

- Conan see all 35 comments

Exclusive Star Trek Bridge Crew VR Gameplay and Interview

By Greg Burke, Apr 25, 2017 4:20pm PDT

Greg Burke was beamed aboard the Enterprise for hands-on with Star Trek Bridge Crew VR. Check out the interview!


"it really was. I wish they let us post the RAW gameplay. Captain is the best"

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Full AR Won't Be Realized For Another 5-10 Years, Oculus Says

By John Keefer, Apr 21, 2017 4:30pm PDT

The current crop of AR devices have a long way to go to fulfill Michael Abrash's vision of the future.


"No shit?! Been saying this since this VR/AR nonsense was announced. Even that estimate seems ..."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Facebook to License 360 Cameras That Capture in Six Degrees of Freedom

By David Craddock, Apr 19, 2017 2:32pm PDT

They look a little like Portal 2's Wheatley, only with more eyes. I'm on board.


Facebook Launches Beta of VR Social Platform

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2017 11:25am PDT

You and your fellow tech enthusiasts can try hanging out in a virtual space.


"I am fascinated. I mean you can already do lots of what this initially offers in other apps ..."

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Oculus Won't Stay Down, Seeks New Trial in $500 Million Zenimax Case

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2017 2:05pm PDT

Warning: Legal terms like 'spoliation testimony' and 'adverse inference instruction' are used.


One Year of VR, and it isn't Dead Yet!

By Asif Khan, Apr 05, 2017 7:20pm PDT

Shacknews CEO and Chief VR Evangelist, Asif Khan, takes a look at the virtual reality landscape one year after the Vive and Rift shipped.


"I thought about moving my VR space to my den which would be a very similar effective completely ..."

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Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

By David Craddock, Mar 30, 2017 1:38pm PDT

Friday, March 31, will be Luckey's last day at the company.


"When John Logie Baird had that divorce, that was when I knew TV was doomed."

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Facebook Taps Apple Vet to Head Oculus' VR Hardware Development

By David Craddock, Mar 27, 2017 12:50pm PDT

Michael Hillman amassed 15 years of experience at Apple working on projects such as the iMac.