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Oculus VR to buy design team behind the Xbox 360 gamepad and Kinect, Carbon Design

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

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)

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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Playing the mind-bending new Oculus Rift games at E3 2014

The latest games show how far VR has come — and how far it has left to go…

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Oculus VR’s Future (video)

Brendan Iribe speaks with Bloomberg West about the future of Oculus…

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Oculus VR Has Hired Jason Rubin, A Naughty Dog Co-Founder, To Lead First-Party Game Development

Oculus VR today confirmed that it has hired Jason Rubin to lead first-party game development… Best known for his work as co-founder at Naughty Dog, Rubin served as director on every title in both the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter trilogies, the definitive adventure games of the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, respectively…

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Former Steam boss Jason Holtman joins Oculus VR as “Head of Platform”

You probably couldn’t pick Jason Holtman out of crowd, but he’s been a significant player in the PC gaming milieu over the past decade. From mid-2005 until early 2013 he was the director of business development at Valve, and following that he had a brief tenure heading up Microsoft’s PC gaming and entertainment strategy. He left that post in January, and now he’s landed where everybody seems to be going these days: Oculus VR…

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The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality

“I’ve seen five or six demos that made me think the world was about to change: Apple II, Netscape, Google, iPhone … then Oculus.” – Chris Dixon

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Google Glass’ Lead Electrical Engineer Adrian Wong Defects To Oculus

Adrian Wong still lists himself as a “professional daydreamer” on LinkedIn, but he’s just left Google[x] where he was a lead electrical engineer on Glass to start “Building the Metaverse” at Oculus VR…

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Ford, Where Virtual Reality Is Already Manufacturing Reality

When Facebook announced its $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR in March, founder Mark Zuckerberg talked of applying virtual reality in different industries. A heated debated was sparked as to whether businesses could really use the technology to good effect.

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