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I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future

Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve been seeing VR narrative experiences for years at this point, and while they’ve been getting more and more impressive, they’ve still been iterative steps forward.

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With Story Studio, Oculus VR embarks on its Hollywood takeover

Around the time Oculus VR began experimenting internally with the creation of tech demos, investor Marc Andreessen, impressed with what he’d seen, urged Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR’s CEO, to show them off to Hollywood.

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Oculus co-founder describes CES demo — and what comes next for virtual reality (interview)

We caught up with Mitchell at the 2015 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week after viewing the Crescent Bay demo, which transported me to another world and let me turn around in 360 degrees to view it.

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Oculus Confirms CES Crescent Bay Units Feature ‘New Audio’

As expected, virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR is at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in full force, showcasing its Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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Oculus Brings 3D Audio To Virtual Reality, And It Sounds Great

You’ve probably already surmised that the Crescent Bay just has a pair of stereo headphones attached, not a fancy surround sound system. What you might not know is that Oculus licensed a technology called RealSpace3D Audio from VisiSonics last year. Here at CES is the first time the company’s showing off the fruits of that deal, and I gave it a go.

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Palmer Luckey: Defying Reality

“One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life.”

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Oculus launches Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for virtual reality developers

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and deliver high-quality virtual reality experiences for mobile users, said Max Cohen, the head of mobile at Oculus, in an interview with GamesBeat. The device is available for $200 (not including the smartphone) and $250 with a game controller.

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Samsung Gear VR Launches Today For $199

Anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can take a dip into virtual reality today with the launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition.

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Samsung launching Gear VR ‘Innovator Edition’ in early December for $199

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

With the power of Facebook behind them, Oculus embraces iteration, newfound resources, developers, and the future.

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