Oculus VR News


CES 2018: Facebook Teams With Xiaomi To Expand Oculus Brand To China

By Charles Singletary, Jan 09, 2018 11:10am PST

HTC runs the VR scene in China, but Oculus is finally going to be joining the virtual party.


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.


"Nope, just former military who gets a kick out of all the misconceptions about the military."

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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

Windlands 2 OC4 Reveal VR Gameplay Interview

By Asif Khan, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews caught up with Psytec Games at Oculus Connect 4 to talk about their newly announced VR game for Oculus Rift.


Modojo Rewind: Strapping New Technology

By Kevin Tucker, Oct 13, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in mobile and portable gaming, courtesy of Modojo.


Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR Prototype Hands-on Impressions: A Technological Marvel

By Asif Khan, Oct 12, 2017 2:07pm PDT

The team at Oculus has something special on their hands with the latest VR HMD prototype, Project Santa Cruz.


"Oculus is researching display improvements but I imagine you'll see the big leap there when they ..."

- Conan see all 15 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

Oculus Announces Rift for Business Bundle

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 11, 2017 11:10am PDT

The company is focused on putting VR to work for businesses.


" text in vr still kind of blows and will continue to be the limiting factor for those kinds of ..."

- cptincognito see all 5 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.


"My little desktop already looks like imax in Steam desktop mode. Yours must be like cinerama ..."

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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.


"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.


"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.


"I'm finally able to log in again but several things aren't loading, like photos. "

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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.


"You know whats cool about ar glasses? If you put a opaque plastic thing over the front they're ..."

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Killing Floor Incursion Makes VR Absolutely Horrifying

By John Keefer, Aug 17, 2017 11:20am PDT

The Zed hordes should make for even more nightmares in this version of the series.