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oculusVRnews | October 24, 2014

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Oculus VR Unveils New ‘Crescent Bay’ Rift Prototype

September 20, 2014 |

During the first-ever Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California, Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe revealed a new Oculus Rift prototype codenamed ‘Crescent Bay’.

The Crescent Bay prototype brings us one step closer to the consumer version of the Rift … Read More

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Gives $31M to University of Maryland for a VR Lab

September 12, 2014 |

What do you do after your company gets acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, and your sitting on tons of cash? Well, if your like some of the executives at Oculus you can give some of it away.

According to … Read More

Oculus Rift Consumer ‘Public Beta’ to Launch by Summer 2015

September 11, 2014 |

Multiple sources closely linked to Oculus VR have revealed the highly-anticipated consumer version of the Oculus Rift could be released sometime next Summer, according to reports from both TechRadar and VRFocus.

Apparently, the company plans to roll out a “strictly … Read More

Samsung, Oculus Reveal Samsung Gear VR Headset for Galaxy Note 4

September 4, 2014 |

In a move anticipated by Oculus VR followers, both Samsung and Oculus VR have now officially confirmed the long-rumored collaboration between the two companies during a recent press conference in Berlin. The result of this partnership? A new mobile virtual … Read More

Facebook offering Cash Bounty to Find Bugs in the Oculus Rift

August 21, 2014 |

In what is likely a feature of the average gamers’ fantasy, Facebook has recently announced a bounty program as part of the vetting process for its recent acquisition of Oculus VR. Facebook is offering a minimum payout of $500 dollars for … Read More

Minecraft Creator ‘Notch’ No Longer Upset About Facebook Buying Oculus

August 17, 2014 |

Earlier this year when Facebook announced it was acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion, some early supporters reacted with a sense of shock, and dismay. Most notably creator of Minecraft Markus ‘Notch’ Persson when he announced he will cancel plans on … Read More

Oculus Rift DK2 Screen is a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

August 1, 2014 |

While recent reports of Oculus working closely with Samsung on creating a VR headset for smartphones has been rumored, it turns out the Oculus Rift DK2 is already showing signs of the mutual relationship between the two companies.

iFixit, the … Read More

Facebook Acquisition of Oculus VR is Now Officially Complete

July 21, 2014 |

In March of this year, Facebook announced plans to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. After being approved by the FTC in late April, and recently passing the California Department of Corporations fairness hearing, the Facebook acquisition of Oculus is now officially complete.

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