All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oculus Rift’

Facebook Opens Up Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Facebook Opens Up Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Facebooks’ Oculus announced that pre-order day for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device is here. You can now pre-order one for $599 on Oculus.com. This includes the headset with built-in headphones and mic, sensor, and an Xbox One controller and Oculus Remote. A spokesperson for the company says, “Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie are just two of the titles users …

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin Later This Year, VR Device Ships Early 2016

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced that its headset, the Oculus Rift, is almost ready to go. You’ll be able to pre-order an Oculus Rift later this year and the device will ship early next year. The finished consumer edition “builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that …

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GoPro Is Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

GoPro is getting serious about virtual reality. The camera-maker has agreed to acquire French company Kolor, a startup that specializes in immersive 360-degree videos. Kolor takes multiple photos and videos and pieces them together to form an interactive virtual experience. GoPro calls it “spherical video”. From GoPro: Spherical media enables a range of immersive viewing experiences and is an essential …

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360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media on Facebook. Recently, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person had increased 75 percent globally and a …

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Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

For those who feel they aren’t already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality. Well, a virtual reality. According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building virtual reality versions of its apps. He made the announcement at the Code/Media conference, saying that the company is working …

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Ok, Who Gave Grandpa Virtual Reality Porn?

Virtual reality porn is sure to be the next big thing in personal entertainment, and the amount of it out there will only increase as the Oculus Rift (and similar technologies) permeate the market. But while it’s still a novel thing, it’s pretty funny to watch people react to viewing it for the first time. It’s especially funny when the …

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Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

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 an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate.” Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg had …

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Oculus Acquires the Team That Designed the Xbox 360 Controller

The Facebook-owned Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, have just announced the acquisition of Carbon Design, whom they call “one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the country.” Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Oculus says that it should close later this summer. According to Oculus, the Carbon Design team will split …

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Facebook’s Impact on Oculus Rift? Cost, Says CEO

To the people who invested the most in Oculus VR and their nascent virtual reality company – the ones who donated to its Kickstarter campaign and eagerly followed the technology as it matured – Facebook’s surprise acquisition was a walk into a room, record-scratching, head-turning, what the absolute f*ck moment. The big question was what the hell is Facebook going …

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Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval

The Federal Trade Commission has given the thumbs up to the $2 billion deal which sees social media giant Facebook acquiring nascent virtual reality company Oculus VR. The U.S. regulatory agency granted the transaction, clearing it of any possible antitrust concerns. Facebook announced their intentions to purchase Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, late last month. …

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Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift, Says Facebook ‘Creeps’ Him Out

The reaction from the Internet over Facebook buying Oculus VR has been all over the place. Some are saying it’s great for the Oculus VR guys as it now gives them the resources to build the platform they’ve always wanted. Others aren’t so happy and claim they’ve lost their indie cred by selling out to Facebook. Despite these varying reactions, …

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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 of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset – for $2 billion. The company has been working on the Oculus Rift …

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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 own virtual reality headset. At the Game Developers Conference, Sony announced its next big hardware project – Project Morpheus. In …

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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 hardware. EDGE reports that Sony will be showcasing its new virtual reality tech at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Its …

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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 best Zelda game was brought to the Rift. YouTuber Chadtronic recently used the Dolphin emulator and some other software to …

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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 Legend of Zelda to the Rift, and now somebody has done the same with Pokemon. Pokemon 3D is a first-person …

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The Original Legend Of Zelda Goes First Person In Virtual Reality Remake

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 the Rift. That all changes now. A developer by the name of Ubiquitron has created a game called ZeldaVR. As …

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These Oculus Rift Demos Just 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 that are borderline ridiculous. SkyDIEving is an Oculus Rift game all about falling to your death. Playing it while sitting …

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Oculus Rift Integrated Into ThriXXX’s Sex-Simulation Software

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 stance of making quality virtual sex games, something their (very NSFW) website indicates quite well. With games like 3D SexVilla, …

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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 joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer. The id Software co-founder said that he joined the company because he …

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This May Be The Future Of First-Person Shooters

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 deal. If you need more proof though, check out what happens when you combine virtual reality with motion controls. In …

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Virtual Reality Porn Arrives On The Oculus Rift

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 porn for it to display.” Such is the case with the Oculus Rift, a promising headset designed to give gamers …

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Routine Is That Spooky Moon Base Simulator You’ve 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 us, Routine is a “first person horror exploration game set on an abandoned moon base.” The player is charged with …

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Watch This Irish Woman Freak Out While “Riding” A Virtual Roller Coaster

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 an “Irish mammy” with a roller coaster simulator. It’s apparent once again that virtual reality has finally reached the point …

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Virtual Reality Brings Your Public Execution To The Living Room

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 more menacing, and the results are hilarious. Three developers in the span of a few days created a mini-game called …

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Watch This Adorable Grandmother Try Out Virtual Reality For The First Time

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 recently got his hands on an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset dev kit, had his 90-year-old grandmother give it a …

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Virtual Reality Gaming Could Finally Be Good With the Oculus Rift

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 has finally caught up enough to make “virtual reality” an achievable goal. As Sony has demonstrated, however, even their high-end …

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