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    Hasbro Brings Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly To VR Via Oculus GO

    Hasbro is looking to bring several of its popular brands to Oculus GO, as it was announced during Facebook's F8 Developer Conference. Soon, you'll be able to play classic Hasbro titles like Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly with others using Oculus Go, making any room a virtual game room...
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    Oculus Reveals 'Half-Dome' VR Headset Prototype at F8 Conference

    Hot on the heels of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s public apology tour is the arrival of the F8 conference, an annual developer event for all things Facebook. On the first day of the conference, the company’s VR division, known as Oculus, officially released its new Go headset...
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    Standalone VR HMD Oculus GO Shipping Today, All F8 Attendees Taking One Home

    Today, during the first keynote speech of Facebook's F8 event, Mark Zuckerberg was on hand to chat about various upcoming plans for the social network, including the standalone VR headset Oculus Go as well as when we might be able to expect it. Surprisingly, the units are shipping out today --...
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    Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Sees the Future on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

    Double Fine Productions has graced the gaming populace with another entry in the excellent Psychonauts series. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is now available for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for the very reasonable price of $19.99. Previously, the game was an exclusive release for...
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    Oculus Rift's 2-Year Anniversary is a $28,000 Gold Rush With a Shot at 100 Free VR Games

    Today, Oculus is celebrating its two-year anniversary. There are a collection of individual game updates, including the reveal of the Rift version of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire’s VR Case Files, but the Oculus crew is celebrating its community with $28,000 in prizes in the Rift Gold Rush...
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    L.A. Noire VR Case Files Comes To Oculus Rift This Week

    Rockstar’s L.A. Noire saw a resurgence with a port to Nintendo Switch and version of the original title built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR Case Files was a wonderful addition to the VR ecosystem on the Vive and is now headed for Oculus Rift during the HMDs two-year...
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    Oculus Go Standalone VR HMD Rumored to Launch at Facebook's F8 Conference in May

    The Go was revealed by Zuckerberg himself at Oculus Connect in 2017 as a part of an effort to get VR into the possession of one billion consumers. It was announced at the $199 price point and that isn’t likely to budge before what’s being reported as the official launch at F8 in May...
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    Oculus Offers Store Credit After Rift VR Downtime

    Oculus Rift went down for hours on March 7, 2018, impacting VR developers and gamers with the "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service" error. There was a temporary fix out in the wild that held users over for a bit, but Oculus has finally released an official software update to take care of the...
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    Rift VR 'Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service' Error

    If you've attempted to boot up some VR goodness today on your Oculus Rift, you've probably encountered the "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service" error. There's no official fix right now, but Oculus is aware and working on it right now. As shown in the Oculus forums, it looks like the cause of...
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    Sprint Vector Release Date For HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR Revealed

    Sprint Vector is a high-speed VR game that is optimized by Intel and stands to set a new benchmark for virtual reality experiences. The potential for motion sickness is high with these immersive experiences, so developers are constantly testing the water to see how intense things can get before...
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    Former Apple, Oculus, and Valve Execs Unveil New Caffeine Social Streaming Platform

    Today, Caffeine has announced the unveiling of its new social broadcasting platform and tools for games, entertainment, and other artistic content. The company claims to have completely reimagined the broadcasting platform. Caffeine is social, real-time, more personal while requiring no...
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    Oculus VR Selections From Sundance Film Festival 2018

    Film festivals are a long-standing tradition around the world, but the inclusion of interactive elements is relatively new. Virtual reality experiences have carved out noticeable exhibitions at the many film festivals in the last couple years, and Oculus brought a handful to the recent Sundance...
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    CES 2018: Facebook Teams With Xiaomi To Expand Oculus Brand To China

    The Oculus Go, which was announced at Oculus Connect last year, is the foundation of an ambitious goal to reach 1 billion VR users and part of that goal is the expansion of accessible VR to more territories. At CES 2018, Facebook announced they're partnering with Xiaomi and Qualcomm Technologies...
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    Oculus Drops Rift Bundle Price To $379 For A Limited Time

    Coupled with the reveal of the Oculus Go, the Rift bundle with Oculus Touch saw a significant price drop down to $399. That's already a great price point for some truly immersive gaming but, for a limited time, there are a few more bucks to be saved. From now until December 20 at 11:59 P.M. PT...
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    Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR Prototype Hands-on Impressions: A Technological Marvel

    Oculus announced the latest iteration of their untethered Santa Cruz VR HMD prototype during the Oculus Connect 4 Keynote. The company also introduced brand new Santa Cruz controllers at the event. I was unable to try out last year’s version, but yesterday I experienced the most freeing VR...
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    Watch John Carmack's Oculus Keynote Here

    Oculus Connect 2017 started off with a bang. There have been concerns that Facebook would be stepping away from their VR efforts, but the company doubled down with a goal to bring virtual reality to 1 billion people. In day 2, Oculus CTO John Carmack will be taking the stage to further the...
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    Oculus Announces New VR Shooter From Titanfall Developers

    Big name traditional gaming developers are slowly getting more involved in virtual reality and Oculus shared that Respawn Entertainment, the creators of Titanfall, is working on a VR shooter that will launch in 2019. Developing... More...
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    Zuckerberg Introduces Oculus Go, Standalone $199 VR Headset

    Zuckerberg took the stage during the Oculus Connect keynote and set an ambitious goal of getting 1 billion people into virtual reality. A large part of that, something Zuckerburg came to realize when traveling the world, is increasing the accessibility of quality VR. Mobile is very accessible...
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    Oculus Drops Price Of Rift And Touch Bundle to $399

    Announced during the Oculus Connect keynote, the price for the Rift bundled with the Oculus Touch has been dropped $100 to $399. Developing... More...
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    Rift Core 2.0 Adds Oculus Dash and Home Update in December

    Rift is getting its biggest update so far, with Head of Rift Nate Mitchell coming to the Oculus Connect stage to reveal Rift Core 2.0. With this update, the Oculus home menu is getting a major upgrade for touch systems, leading to the reveal of Oculus Dash. In addition to a whole new menu...
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    Oculus Announces Rift for Business Bundle

    At its Connect presentation this morning, Oculus has announced a new VR bundle aimed at business use. The company is calling it the Oculus Rift Business Bundle and hopes that it will help companies with demos, training, and sales. The bundle includes the Rift, a set of controllers, and extra...
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    Facebook And Instagram Down Minutes Before Zuckerberg's Oculus Keynote

    Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled for an Oculus keynote within the hour but the Facebook team may have their plate full elsewhere. From the testimony of myself and many others online, Facebook and Instagram apps and websites are down. DEVELOPING: Facebook & Instagram are down for thousands of users...
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    Oculus Starts Refunding For Bad VR Content

    These early days of virtual reality have, thus far, resulted in some shoddy experiences in the software ecosystem. There are certainly some impressive games to behold but, a large chunk of VR consumers have likely run into some pretty bad purchases for their virtual reality headsets. Thankfully...
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    Oculus Is Slowly Closing The Rift In VR Market Share

    Are the tables turnings when it comes to VR supremacy? The HTC Vive, which was the first mainstream virtual reality setup offering tracking and motion controllers, has held a comfortable lead in the VR market but Oculus Rift may officially be gaining. While HTC figures out if they want to spin...
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    Facebook Files Patent For Oculus AR Glasses

    Facebook has established a position as the face of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift. It’s come with its share of speedbumps, but the company is shaping plans to establish a foothold in another immersive industry with some recently revealed patents for AR glasses. Virtual reality has a...