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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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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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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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