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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.

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"He's talking about what he defines as "full AR". He goes on to explain what AR would be. If it ..."

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 3: Augmented Reality

By Asif Khan, Mar 15, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has expressed an intense interest in augmented reality, but Jason Rubin and Oculus remain focused on bringing VR to the masses. Find out why in part 3 of our interview.

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Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 2: Challenges of Untethered VR

By Asif Khan, Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm PDT

The Santa Cruz HMD prototype may just be a proof of concept for now as Oculus remains focused on improving the quality of tethered virtual reality.

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Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 1: The Unpublisher

By Asif Khan, Mar 13, 2017 3:20pm PDT

We sat down with Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus, to talk about the company's relationship with third party developers and how he sees the VR software market going forward. 

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"Thanks. Yeah, it is interesting how he barely mentioned Valve or Steam during the interview."

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GDC 2017: Exclusive Interview Brian Fargo Talks Mage's Tale VR

By Greg Burke, Mar 06, 2017 5:35pm PST

Simply titled The Mage’s Tale. The game is an immersive, first-person dungeon crawler RPG that takes place in the same universe as The Bard’s Tale. Check out this Interview from GDC 2017!

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Oculus Drops Price of Rift and Touch

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2017 11:00am PST

With a hefty drop on two pieces of Oculus hardware, the company is significantly undercutting the HTC Vive.

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ZeniMax Files Injunction to Completely Stop Sales of Oculus Rift

By Donovan Erskine, Feb 26, 2017 11:00am PST

Apparently the $500 million judgement in their favor wasn't enough.

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"Most corporate lawsuits aren't about benefiting the plaintiff, they're more about damaging the ..."

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Oculus Closing 200 Best Buy Rift Demo Stations

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 8:10am PST

Contractor says 'store performance,' Oculus says 'seasonal changes.'

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"The Microsoft store manages the Vive demos really well. They scrub down the unit after each ..."

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Windlands is 40% Off in the Oculus Store For a Limited Time

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 07, 2017 1:00pm PST

This Oculus Rift game has you grappling through the ruins of an ancient civilization.

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"It's awesome news. I've just bought a cheap fight at https://uk.lowcost.club/ to St. Lucia and ..."

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