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Vive announces new VR headset

Virtual reality is potentially taking a huge leap forward with the announcement of HTC Vive’s latest product. The as-of-yet unnamed VR headset, announced yesterday at Google’s I/O developer conference, is one of the first standalone headsets for the Daydream platform. The unique hook? No smartphone or PC required for entry.  …

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Oculus shutters VR film Studio

After two years of making award-winning virtual reality short films, Jason Rubin, Oculus’ VP of content announced that the company is shutting down its film division Oculus Story Studio. In a blog post entitled ‘The Next Chapter of Creative Development in VR’, Rubin said that the company has "decided to shift [its] …

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Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey to leave Facebook

Facebook has announced that it is parting ways with Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey after three years with the company.  According to Oculus, today (Friday) will be Luckey’s last official day with Facebook and issued an official statement that succinctly read: Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond …

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The market realities of VR

Virtual reality has been out in the wild for well over a year at this point but how is the market shaping up? Has it been the runaway success that some predicted, or is there more that needs to be done in order to break the tech into the mainstream? …

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HTC to add smartphone to Vive family?

There were only a couple of virtual reality (VR) announcements that came out of CES last week, but a new video has emerged that hints at a HTC Vive smartphone.  Well, it doesn’t hint at it as much as it emblazon it on the screen of a new commercial that …

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Oculus introduces virtual reality to cheaper PCs

Virtual reality (VR) on PCs has, to this point, relied on high-end PC rigs, but Oculus aims to solve this issue by introducing what it calls ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ for its Rift headset. This might sound like a meaningless buzzword, but it lets users run the Rift VR headset on much …

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The future of VR

High-end virtual reality is about to hit retailers with the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. Jonathan Easton asks the channel how the technology will fare commercially and what’s next for this cutting-edge user experience. At the time of going to print, the Oculus Rift is on the verge of a …

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Here are all of the developers who have dropped Oculus support because of Palmer Luckey’s politics

Last week saw Oculus land in its biggest PR nightmare since it was contentiously bought by Facebook in 2014 when it emerged that company co-founder Palmer Luckey had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton "non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life". The group, called Nimble America, is dedicated to proving that …

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Oculus confirms it’s only partnering with ‘select distributors and retailers’ in the UK for now

Yesterday, Oculus announced a UK launch date and price for its much-hyped Rift virtual reality headset. The device will hit shelves on September 20th with a suggested retail price of £549. The first named retail partners are Amazon, John Lewis, Currys/PC World, Harrods and GAME in the UK. However, it …

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Oculus Rift finally gets UK release date, retail partners and price

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will finally be winging its way to UK retailers on September 20th. Oculus confirmed the release date – and a suggested £549 price tag – in a blog post. The Rift will be sold by the likes of Amazon, John Lewis, Currys/PC World, Harrods …

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