Tag Archives: Oculus

Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Oculus was started as a PC-focused virtual reality platform before Facebook acquired the company, but it has since ventured into mobile VR with the Samsung Gear VR partnership. Now, Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to ...

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There’s No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

In the wake of Oculus’ decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $ 400, there’s been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent. It’s not a crazy idea — plenty of companies, from car dealerships to CPU and sometimes even GPU manufacturers will cut prices to clear inventory and ...

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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has left Facebook

After six months of radio silence on the issue, Facebook has announced that Palmer Luckey is leaving the company. Luckey, who has made no social media posts since September 23, ran into trouble after being financially linked to Nimble America, a non-profit that described itself as a “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life.” Since then, he’s ...

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Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores

Last year, Facebook announced it would push Oculus Rift demo kits in 500 Best Buy stores around the nation. The move was widely seen as key to establishing virtual reality in the consumer market. One of the biggest problems with VR is that it’s impossible to convey in text, images, or video what it’s like to actually wear a headset. ...

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Oculus unveils AMD-powered VR-capable $500 PCs, debuts ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ tech

At its Oculus Connect event today, Oculus announced a new set of $ 500 systems designed for fast, smooth VR at a much lower price point. When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970. Today, the company described a new technology it’s invented, asynchronous spacewarp, that allowed it to ...

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR who sold the company to Facebook in 2014 for $ 2 billion, has been confirmed as the major financial backer behind a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America. Nimble America, in its own words, is a “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life.” The DailyBeast broke the story and confirmed with ...

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Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Virtual reality has the potential to reshape the entire gaming industry, but its early days for the technology. A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium. The first surprise was that game developers prefer the ...

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