Oculus VR News


Oculus to put Rift demos in 48 Best Buy stores starting May 7

By John Keefer, May 02, 2016 9:55am PDT

Limited quantities will be on sale at the stores and online from Amazon and Microsoft beginning May 6.


":D Far be it from me to argue against going all the way with it, room scale is amazing and I ..."

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Oculus meets Minecraft in Gear VR Edition

By John Keefer, Apr 27, 2016 11:55am PDT

It is available today on the Oculus store for $6.99.


Stuff That Sucks: Oculus and HTC VR Launch

By Shack Staff, Apr 21, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Stuff That Sucks returns after some delays due to component shortages.


"https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92324/Shacknews-images/IMG_0203.JPG (shrug) "

- pixelat3d see all 11 comments

The Unspoken Preview: Urban Magic Fight Club

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Insomiac's upcoming VR game The Unspoken pits you against other urban spellcasters in a unique PvP experience. 


HTC Vive: AltspaceVR Town Hall - Asif talks to Cymatic Bruce

By Asif Khan, Apr 07, 2016 1:40pm PDT

Asif and Cymatic Bruce had a chance to chat during the AltspaceVR Town Hall yesterday.


"One of the main problems to be overcome is body language and cues that you get from looking at ..."

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Oculus Rift will launch with 30 games on March 28

By Daniel Perez, Mar 16, 2016 7:41am PDT

This is quite the lineup of games as there should be something for everyone.


"Tested video confirmd that, it depends on the tracking setup and how many trackers you have ..."

- hanged_man see all 12 comments

Ubisoft announces social VR party game, Werewolves Within

By Daniel Perez, Mar 15, 2016 9:41am PDT

Why bother going over to someone's house for game night when you can do hold one in VR?


"God forbid we sit around a table and play it with friends in person. Says the person who also ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 6 comments

Oculus' Palmer Luckey will consider Mac support if Apple 'ever releases a good computer'

By Daniel Perez, Mar 02, 2016 7:47am PST

The ball is in your court now, Apple.


"What a doucheknob. So I guess a computer is only "good" if it can work with your product."

- poopfuckyou see all 81 comments

Oculus' Palmer Luckey discusses Oculus Rift price criticism, front-facing camera, Apple, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2016 12:30pm PST

As part of the recent Xbox press event, Shacknews' Greg Burke had the opportunity to speak with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey about Oculus Rift, the company's focus going forward, possible Mac support, and the reception to the Rift's $600 price tag.


"Open CL is going to die if they dont embrace high performance computing at the level that nvidia ..."

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Opinion: The Price of the Oculus Rift is Too Low (HTC Vive Might Be Just Right)

By Asif Khan, Feb 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

There's been a lot of debate over whether the first round of virtual reality headsets is priced too high for consumers, but Shacknews CEO Asif Khan is taking today to make the case for why the HTC Vive might be in just the right place, while Oculus Rift is slightly off.


"I'm not even concerned about exclusives; early versions of the rift have been out so long, that ..."

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Facebook outlines advancements in 360 video for Gear VR

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2016 3:55pm PST

Facebook and Oculus are continue aiming for a greater social experience in virtual reality, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussing some of the advancements that are set to hit Samsung's Gear VR soon.


"You would need some omni-directional camera kind of like what the google vans use but in ..."

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Google VR may not require a smartphone, PC, or console to run it

By Daniel Perez, Feb 12, 2016 8:52am PST

A self-contained VR headset sure would raise a lot of eyebrows.


"Whatever it was, people kept hating on it and trying to ban it"

- RikiTiki2 see all 6 comments

Unity and Unreal will support development within virtual reality

By Daniel Perez, Feb 10, 2016 11:46am PST

Now creators can be inside of their virtual world while it's being created.


The Climb dev diary talks inspiration behind creating a rock-climbing Oculus Rift game

By Daniel Perez, Feb 05, 2016 9:33am PST

Let's find out why it'll be fun to be completely scared out of your mind in The Climb.


"Yup, ok, I'm fully in. I want to do that with my Rift. Looks like fun."

- Gwyndion see all 2 comments

Oculus Kickstarter backers must claim free Rift by January 31

By Josh Hawkins, Jan 30, 2016 12:00pm PST

You better claim it... or get ready to shell out a little more cash in the name of virtual reality.


"No mind, me answer own question goodish ugh uggh ook: Reminder to submit your survey response ..."

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