Oculus VR » News http://www.oculus.com Oculus VR, a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:49:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent Bay http://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-announces-new-vr-headset-prototype-crescent-bay/ http://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-announces-new-vr-headset-prototype-crescent-bay/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:47:00 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6164 Oculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset.

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Samsung’s Gear VR is a portable Oculus Rift for the Galaxy Note 4 http://www.oculus.com/news/samsungs-gear-vr-is-a-portable-oculus-rift-for-the-galaxy-note-4/ http://www.oculus.com/news/samsungs-gear-vr-is-a-portable-oculus-rift-for-the-galaxy-note-4/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:22:45 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6117 The Gear VR experience is just as immersive and fun as Oculus Rift…

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How Samsung’s VR headset convinced John Carmack to join Oculus http://www.oculus.com/news/how-samsungs-vr-headset-convinced-john-carmack-to-join-oculus/ http://www.oculus.com/news/how-samsungs-vr-headset-convinced-john-carmack-to-join-oculus/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:34:16 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6113 John Carmack’s name isn’t synonymous with virtual reality just yet. He’s still “the guy who led programming on Doom and Wolfenstein” to most folks; the co-founder of acclaimed development studio id Software. And that’s exactly why it was such a big deal when he suddenly left id Software last year to join Oculus as Chief Technical Officer.

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PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies 2 producer leaves for the siren song of Oculus VR http://www.oculus.com/news/popcaps-plants-vs-zombies-2-producer-leaves-for-the-siren-song-of-oculus-vr/ http://www.oculus.com/news/popcaps-plants-vs-zombies-2-producer-leaves-for-the-siren-song-of-oculus-vr/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:04:15 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5955 “If I can contribute in a little way to make something new, that’s fantastic.” – Bernard Yee

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Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2014 http://www.oculus.com/news/game-critics-awards-best-of-e3-2014/ http://www.oculus.com/news/game-critics-awards-best-of-e3-2014/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:19:03 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5939 Best Hardware/Peripheral: Oculus Rift

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Develop 100: The top 100 tech in games revealed http://www.oculus.com/news/develop-100-the-top-100-tech-in-games-revealed/ http://www.oculus.com/news/develop-100-the-top-100-tech-in-games-revealed/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:25:29 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5942 #4: Oculus Rift Development Kit 2

Having already set the gaming world alight with its first iteration of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift DK2 brings a whole set of new features improving upon the initial experience…

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Still a novelty act: Virtual reality shows promise, but not enough for 2014 http://www.oculus.com/news/still-a-novelty-act-virtual-reality-shows-promise-but-not-enough-for-2014/ http://www.oculus.com/news/still-a-novelty-act-virtual-reality-shows-promise-but-not-enough-for-2014/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:12:57 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5961 There’s one talking point that didn’t get nearly as much attention at E3 2014 as some might have expected: virtual reality. The nascent technology, currently being spearheaded by Oculus VR, Sony, and a handful of other software and tech developers, has generated a lot of interest among gamers. There’s even a small-yet-active development community currently releasing piles of publicly available content for the Oculus Rift dev kit. Civilians are excited enough to buy the unfinished tech, but the fact remains: it’s still unfinished…

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Oculus VR to buy design team behind the Xbox 360 gamepad and Kinect, Carbon Design http://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-vr-to-buy-design-team-behind-the-xbox-360-gamepad-and-kinect-carbon-design/ http://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-vr-to-buy-design-team-behind-the-xbox-360-gamepad-and-kinect-carbon-design/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:32:08 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5968 Just six months ago, we were talking about the money Oculus VR was raising from investors to get its virtual reality headset to consumers. Now, after being purchased by Facebook earlier this year, Oculus VR is making full-on acquisitions of its own: The company behind the design of the Xbox 360 gamepad and the original Kinect, Carbon Design, is joining Oculus VR…

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How Oculus wants to be both the Google and Apple of virtual reality http://www.oculus.com/news/how-oculus-wants-to-be-both-the-google-and-apple-of-virtual-reality/ http://www.oculus.com/news/how-oculus-wants-to-be-both-the-google-and-apple-of-virtual-reality/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:07:34 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5957 Is Oculus, the virtual reality company being acquired by Facebook, going to make its own headsets? Or is it going to rely on some of the world’s biggest consumer technology companies to develop products using its software, turning it into the Android of VR?

Yes to both…

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How Oculus VR is starting to change the direction of gaming (interview) http://www.oculus.com/news/how-oculus-vr-is-starting-to-change-the-direction-of-gaming-interview/ http://www.oculus.com/news/how-oculus-vr-is-starting-to-change-the-direction-of-gaming-interview/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:10:06 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=5959 Virtual reality gaming startup Oculus VR returned to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show this week in Los Angeles as a real, competitive platform in the emerging VR game business… Here’s an edited transcript of our interview.

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