Oculus Rift

The Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, being developed by Oculus VR. During its period as an independent company, before being purchased by Facebook, Oculus VR had raised US$91 million for the development of the Rift. The consumer version of the product is expected to become available in late 2014 or early 2015.
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  • Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe Steps Down; Will Lead PC VR Group

    … Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will relinquish the top job but stay on to lead the Facebook-owned virtual reality company’s PC VR group. Iribe said in a blog post that recent hire Jon Thomason will lead the mobile VR group at Oculus, and he, Thomason and Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will team up to find…

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  • Oculus Touch to Ship Dec. 6; Other Oculus Connect 3 Announcements

    … Technologies workshops and equipment from Samsung, AMD and Oculus to top universities so they can launch their own content creation programs. We’re also committing $10 million to fund diversity programs, continuing our investment in programs like Launch Pad, VR for Good and Amplified New Voices, as well as new programs like the Diverse Filmmakers Project…

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  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date

    … Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. 20. Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin…

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  • Microsoft Brings Minecraft to Oculus Rift

    … Microsoft and Mojang announced the launch of Oculus Rift support in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. All owners of the game on Windows 10 can now download the Minecraft application from the Oculus Store for free. With this release, Mojang added keyboard and mouse support to the virtual reality experience, as well as “VR control options…

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  • Mobile Game Roundup: One Tap Tennis, Monster Builder and More

    … Entertainment asks players to complete 50 puzzles, and gives users only a few clues related to their solutions. For instance, one puzzle has the title ‘Tik Tok.’ To solve the puzzle, players must tap in a rhythm to resemble the ticking of a clock. Gamers can access one hint per stage if they need help. Hearts of Iron: War Stories (Free to try; $4.99…

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  • Game of Thrones 360-Degree Video Sets Facebook Mark

    … in an email to SocialTimes that HBO teamed up with Elastic, designers of the show’s opening sequence, to create a 360 video and virtual reality version, adding: This new version includes the classic maps of the various kingdoms, the moving models of the Wall and cities—all rendered to be viewed and explored as a 360 video and in immersive VR. The video is exclusively available on the Game of Thrones Facebook page now and is coming to Oculus Video for Gear VR and Rift soon. Readers: What do you think? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • F8 2016 Registration Is Open

    … content for everyone across Facebook’s family of applications and services. Interactive demos: Experience our immersive products for yourself with hands-on demos featuring Oculus Rift and Touch, 360 video and more. Innovation lab: Learn how we plan to improve connectivity, enhance infrastructure and scale artificial intelligence and virtual reality…

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  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Start Wednesday; Touch Delayed

    … Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset from Facebook-owned virtual-reality outfit Oculus VR will begin at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET Wednesday, but gamers waiting for Oculus Touch controllers will have to wait a little longer. Oculus announced in a blog post that every Rift headset will come pre-bundled with Lucky’s Tale from Playful, as previously…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 14 readers -
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