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‘Arktika.1’ shooter arrives on Oculus Rift October 10th

Oculus Rift's next big exclusive — Arktika.1 — from the team behind the Metro shooters will be released October 10th. That's right, over a full year after its debut at Oculus Connect 3, folks at home will finally be able to give the motion-controll…
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Palmer Luckey donates to software that brings Oculus games to Vive

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donations to a pro-Trump group, Luckey is stepping back…
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Oculus shuts down its VR film studio

Oculus Story Studio won't be making any more award-winning VR shorts. Jason Rubin, the company's VP of content, has announced in a blog post that it's shutting down the film division. It's only been a bit over a year since the studio was launched, bu…
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Explore this planet of ours with Google Earth VR, now on Oculus Rift

Google Earth got a massive revamp today, but the search giant also brought its Google Earth VR app to the Oculus store. The experience has been available for the HTC Vive since the end of 2016.

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Facebook and Oculus exec leaving to work on wearable MRI

Facebook and Oculus head engineer Mary Lou Jepsen will be leaving for start-up Open Water to develop a wearable MRI. The aim is to reduce size and price to make MRIs more accessible to help people. Next step is work brain images paired with thoughts.

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Oculus Social launches on Gear VR, Facebook tie-in coming soon

Following the lead of nearly everything else on the internet, Oculus has announced it's adding social features to the company's VR platform. Starting tomorrow, Gear VR owners will be able to create a profile of their own, and then search for others b…
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The Oculus Rift can use some of Valve’s Chaperone features

It often feels like there's a fundamental break in how Oculus and Valve see the future of VR: While Oculus' Rift focuses mostly on seated experiences, Valve wants you to stand up and walk around an area. However, the gap between the two won't be as l…
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The Oculus Touch controller isn’t coming out until the second half of 2016

Oculus Touch, the motion-based controller designed to accompany the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, will not ship until “the second half of 2016,” the manufacturer announced Thursday.

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Rock Band VR will let fans play to virtual crowds on Oculus Rift in 2016

Harmonix and Oculus announce they’ve teamed up to create, Rock Band VR a virtual reality adaptation of the Rock Band music game series.

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By showcasing Samsung’s Gear VR, Oculus reminds us VR is bigger than the Rift

Oculus Connect 2 may not have Samsung in its name, but the company’s biggest announcements were related to Gear VR, a mobile headset for Galaxy and Note smartphones. That represents Oculus’ move to position itself as virtual reality’s shepherd.

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Minecraft Windows 10 Edition gets Oculus Rift support

Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey announced at today’s Oculus Connect 2 event in Los Angeles that Mojang’s hit sandbox construction title Minecraft will receive VR support in a forthcoming update.

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