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Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

By Chris Crum July 21, 2014

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …

Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion

When you woke up this morning, did you think Facebook would be acquiring the leader in virtual reality technology? Me neither, but here we are. Mark Zuckerberg announced this afternoon that Facebook would be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers …

Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus

The Oculus Rift was the first piece of hardware to make virtual reality cool. The only problem is that it’s not coming to consoles any time soon. That won’t be a problem for the PS4 as Sony is making its …

Sony's VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report] Sony's VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report]

After years of sloppy execution and terrible movies, the Oculus Rift finally made virtual reality viable in 2013. Going into 2014, Oculus won’t be the only VR player anymore as Sony is expected to enter the arena with its own …

The Best Zelda Game Gets Ported To The Oculus Rift The Best Zelda Game Gets Ported To The Oculus Rift

Last month, a coder made dreams come true when he ported the original Legend of Zelda to the Oculus Rift. It was pretty amazing, but it was also a reminder that it was only a matter of time before the …

Now Pokemon Is Getting The Virtual Reality Treatment Now Pokemon Is Getting The Virtual Reality Treatment

There seems to be a new trend of porting older games to the Oculus Rift to see if traditional gameplay can be adapted to virtual reality. We first saw it last week with one developer’s efforts to port the original …

The Zelda Has Been Ported To The Oculus Rift The Zelda Has Been Ported To The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has proven to be really cool if not the future of gaming. We’ve seen a lot of cool experiments coming from Rift developers, but there’s not been a lot of effort put into converting existing games for …

These Oculus Rift Demos Keep Getting More Elaborate These Oculus Rift Demos Keep Getting More Elaborate

The Oculus Rift started out as a simple concept – bring virtual reality into the 21st century. After using one myself, I can say that the team has achieved that. Now developers are trying out new ideas with the Rift …

Oculus Rift Integrated Into ThriXXX Chathouse3D Oculus Rift Integrated Into ThriXXX Chathouse3D

If there’s any company out there committed to making the simulated sex video game market a real and lasting thing, ThriXXX would have to show up somewhere near the top of the list. The Austrian developers are unashamed in their …

John Carmack Gets A New Job At Oculus Rift John Carmack Gets A New Job At Oculus Rift

John Carmack is what you might classify as a coding genius. His code powered the first-person revolution at id Software, and now he’s bringing his coding prowess to the world of virtual reality. Oculus Rift announced today that Carmack has …

This May Be The Future Of First-Person Shooters This May Be The Future Of First-Person Shooters
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Virtual reality was all the craze back in the early 90s. Too bad it was terrible, and didn’t go anywhere. Now the guys at Oculus Rift are trying to bring it back, and early reviews all say it’s the real …

Oculus Rift Gets Its First Porn Program Oculus Rift Gets Its First Porn Program
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While Rule 34 dictates that if it exists, there is pornography of it, perhaps there should be an amendment or a subsection we can add to it; one that reads, “if it is capable of displaying porn, someone will make …

Routine Is That Spooky Space Game You Always Wanted Routine Is That Spooky Space Game You Always Wanted

The horror genre has seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent years thanks to the efforts of indie developers around the world. One of the more interesting games to come out of this renaissance is Routine. For those just joining …

Watch This Woman "Ride" A Virtual Roller Coaster Watch This Woman "Ride" A Virtual Roller Coaster
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We’ve already ascertained that the Oculus Rift is pretty awesome. The virtual reality headset has transported a grandmother to the Tuscan countryside in one demo while another has given people a taste of the French Revolution. Now it’s freaking out …

Virtual Reality Devs Make A Guillotine Simulator Virtual Reality Devs Make A Guillotine Simulator

The Oculus Rift is pretty awesome. Even a charming old lady thinks so as it allowed her to visit the Tuscan countryside without leaving her kitchen. It was only a matter of time, however, before somebody made something a bit …

Watch This Grandmother Use Virtual Reality Watch This Grandmother Use Virtual Reality

The elderly get a bad rap when it comes to technology. It’s entirely unfair to say that the elderly can’t accept new technologies when one grandmother not only uses innovative technologies, but fully endorses it as well. Paul Rivot, who …

Virtual Reality Gaming Could Finally Be Good Virtual Reality Gaming Could Finally Be Good
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Nearly every gamer of age has interacted with and been subsequently disappointed by a “virtual reality” headset display. Versions of these displays appeared in arcades as far back as the 90s, but none of them caught on. More recently, technology …