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oculusVRnews | April 28, 2016

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Oculus Rift Will Be in Retail Stores Starting April 2016, says Iribe

January 22, 2016 |

The Oculus Rift became available for pre-order early this month, and demand has been extremely high that backorders for the consumer Rift are pushed all the way back to July 2016. While early adopters and VR enthusiasts have been the driving … Read More

Oculus Touch Bundled with Rift Would ‘Significantly Raise the Cost’, says Luckey

January 20, 2016 |

Early pre-orders of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is set begin shipping on March 28th, 2016, and will come bundled with a number of additional goodies in box—including, a free copy of Lucky’s Tale, EVE: Valkyrie and an Xbox … Read More

Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Must Face Breach of Contract Lawsuit, says Judge

January 20, 2016 |

On Saturday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Fransico ruled that the part of a lawsuit against Oculus founder Palmer Luckey for allegedly breaching a contract with his former employer, Total Recall Technologies, will be allowed to proceed, Reuters reports.

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Oculus VR Opens New Research Facility in Pittsburgh

January 19, 2016 |

Ever since being acquired by Facebook back in 2014, Oculus VR has quickly grown to position itself as the industry leader in virtual reality technology. Now the company is set to expand even further by opening a new office dedicated … Read More

Oculus Rift Pre-Order Shipments Now Backordered to July 2016

January 17, 2016 |

Earlier this month, Oculus Rift pre-orders opened to consumers, and although the $599 price tag had some early buyers stunned by the initial cost, the reaction wasn’t enough to prevent the headset from selling out of its March inventory faster than the … Read More

Holodeck VR Experiences in About 15 Years, says Oculus

January 16, 2016 |

When you think of the Holodeck, the first thing that comes to mind is Star Trek’s iconic virtual reality room on board the Starship Enterprise. A technology so advanced that it can simulate an ultra-realistic, holographic environment that changes to offer … Read More

Instagram’s Director of Product Peter Deng Joins Oculus

January 12, 2016 |

Oculus VR is welcoming a new addition to its team of experienced talent, this time coming from its parent company, Facebook, and its popular photo-sharing platform, Instagram. Peter X. Deng, who has served as the Director of Product of Instagram … Read More

Oculus ‘Strongly Discouraging’ Devs from Using Jump Scares in VR

January 11, 2016 |

When it comes to horror games in virtual reality, one would expect the experience to be intense, terrifying, and in some ways traumatizing for those not ready to immerse themselves into their own virtual fears—especially, when facing down the classic … Read More