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Oculus’s No Good Year Continues With Hundreds of Demo Stations Shutting Down

It’s been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It’s been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in court. Now, US retailer Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors. Read More >>

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Sixa Rivvr Wants to Make Your Vive and Oculus Rift Headsets Completely Wireless

VR is an interesting experience with its ups and downs, with one of the biggest universal problems is that pesky wire getting in the way all the time. Thankfully there's a better way, thanks to Sixa Rivvr. Regardless of whether you have an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, it wants to keep your VR experiences tether-free. Read More >>

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HTC Vive Selling Twice As Many Headsets As Oculus Rift, Says Unreal Engine Creator

The VR war between frontrunning systems HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is skewing heavily towards the former, reckons Unreal Engine creator and founder of Epic Games Tim Sweeney. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PS VR: Which VR Headset Should You Buy?

The three big names in VR are currently out in the world, taking up space in warehouses and on shop shelves. All of them hoping to be purchased for a happy life of gaming, because gadgets definitely have feelings. While premium VR gaming doesn't have quite as much choice as, say, premium PC gaming, you still have to decide which headset is right for you. Read More >>

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Guy Faceplants While Rock Climbing in Virtual Reality

Admit it. Deep down inside there’s a part of you that will always love watching people fall down, and it’s overjoyed that virtual reality is making a comeback. Even if the Oculus Rift and other VR devices don’t change the world as promised, at least we’ll have videos of people falling on their faces while trying to virtually rock climb. Read More >>

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Yup, the Oculus Touch Controllers Cost $200

First Amazon UK leaked the price and ship date of the new Oculus Touch controller in the UK, Now we know the price and ship date in the US. Read More >>

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Oculus Wants Us to Pay How Much For its Overdue Touch Controllers?

Amazon UK, and other UK retailers, just leaked the possible price of the long delayed Oculus Touch controllers, and perhaps unsurprisingly, they’re expensive. The leak suggests that the Touch controllers will ship in the UK on November 23 and they’ll retail for £190. Read More >>

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Palmer Luckey Says He’s Sorry, Sort Of

Surrounded by a swirl of controversy after published reports connected him to an alt-right political organisation, the 24-year-old Oculus exec has issued a statement saying he’s sorry his actions “are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and his partners.” Read More >>

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Palmer Luckey is Perfectly OK With You Becoming a Meatbag Drone Addicted to VR

The founder of Oculus and therefore the pioneer of today's attempt to make VR a popular thing with normal people is, unsurprisingly, completely happy about the possibility of the kids getting so addicted to VR worlds they never come out and learn how to talk to people or hold a spoon. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift Finally Comes to UK Shops Next Month

Well, September’s going to be busy month. The excellent Oculus Rift, at last, comes to UK stores on September 20th. Read More >>

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These are the Average Gaming PC Hardware Specs (and VR Barely Registers)

PC gaming is usually defined by its ability to chase the most intense hardware capabilities, from multi-monitor super high-resolution gaming through to the most immersive of virtual reality experiences. So it may come as something of a surprise to see that a survey of Steam users – the premier PC gaming platform – reveals the average specs of most PC gamers to be so, well, average. Read More >>

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Subbuteo VR and Five Other Boardgames That Deserve a Virtual Reality Makeover

Missing pieces. Long-forgotten rules. A 12-sided dice short of a dungeon raid. For every good memory of table top boardgames, there's at least one frustrating one to go with them, from the cat scattering the Scrabble board to Dad slyly pocketing a £100 note as the Monopoly banker. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Have Finally Shipped

Although launching the Oculus Rift headset almost four months ago, Oculus confirmed today that it has finally shipped its last pre-order headsets. The company also announced that new orders have dropped down to about two to four days from the moment you click “Order Now.” Read More >>

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8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games

Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than the rest, the upcoming years will only bring more innovation to the industry. Read More >>

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Oculus Backtracks on DRM and Allows the HTC Vive to Play Rift Games Again 

Games exclusivity is common place for consoles. Master Chief is on Xbox and Nathan Drake is on PS4. That’s the way it is. But for VR, many fans and developers want things to be more open, so gamers can able games on any headset they want. Today, Oculus’ latest update removes a perviously controversial DRM rule, making that idea much more possible. Read More >>