Oculus VR » News http://www.oculus.com Oculus VR, a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:40:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Samsung launching Gear VR ‘Innovator Edition’ in early December for $199 http://www.oculus.com/news/samsung-launching-gear-vr-innovator-edition-in-early-december-for-199/ http://www.oculus.com/news/samsung-launching-gear-vr-innovator-edition-in-early-december-for-199/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:40:28 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6331 You’ll be able to get your hands on Samsung’s Gear VR in early December. Today the company announced that it will launch the Gear VR Innovator Edition — essentially what amounts to developer preview hardware (that’s available to everyone) — next month.

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The Future of VR Solidifies at Oculus Connect http://www.oculus.com/news/the-future-of-vr-solidifies-at-oculus-connect/ http://www.oculus.com/news/the-future-of-vr-solidifies-at-oculus-connect/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:57:15 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6181 With the power of Facebook behind them, Oculus embraces iteration, newfound resources, developers, and the future.

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New Oculus Rift prototype brings out the best in Virtual Reality http://www.oculus.com/news/new-oculus-rift-prototype-brings-out-the-best-in-virtual-reality/ http://www.oculus.com/news/new-oculus-rift-prototype-brings-out-the-best-in-virtual-reality/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:08 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6179 Presence. It’s the ability of VR headsets to fool your mind and body into thinking that you are actually in a virtual world, and that experience is what Oculus seeks to deliver with its latest prototype.

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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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