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Oculus Just Rolled Out Updated Anti-Harassment Tools

Facebook is rolling out new anti-harassment tools for its virtual reality platform as it continues to push for more users to plug in. Read More >>

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Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR

Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and former CEO Brendan Iribe casts doubts on the future of Facebook’s VR efforts. Read More >>

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The Big Thing Facebook Didn’t Say About Oculus Quest

“This is it,” Mark Zuckerberg said to a crowd of developers and press at Facebook’s annual VR developers conference, Oculus Connect. “This is the all-in-one VR experience that we have been waiting for. It’s wireless, its got hand presence, 6 degrees of freedom, and it runs Rift-quality experiences.” Read More >>

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The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises £303 Standalone VR This Spring

VR is in a tricky spot. Devices like the Rift and the Vive have proven that immersive virtual worlds are within our reach, and yet, no one cares. The problem is that current VR headsets still have a lot of rough edges. They aren’t quite precise enough and the good ones are too expensive for most folks. But with the new Oculus Quest, Facebook thinks it has something to solve some of VR’s big issues. Read More >>

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Court Rules Facebook Can Continue Selling Oculus Rifts, Cuts Zenimax Damages in Half

Last year Zenimax successfully sued Oculus and parent company Facebook over copyright infringement, after alleging that the Oculus Rift was based on stolen intellectual property. Despite the win, and being awarded $500 million in damages, Zenimax still tried to have the Oculus Rift pulled from sale. That decision kind of just blew up in their face. Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Has A ‘Patriotic’ Plan to Disrupt The Military-Industrial Complex With VR

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey’s new tech startup isn’t just trying to ramp up US border security—it seems the company also wants to game-ify war and modernise battlefields with virtual and augmented reality. Read More >>

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Oculus Is Trying To Get Ahead of Harassment In Virtual Reality

Facebook wants one billion people to experience virtual reality—about one-seventh of the entire human population. That’s an audacious goal even without a time frame, which Mark Zuckerberg did not provide. But to lure that many people into the void, users don’t just need their minds blown. They also need to feel safe. Read More >>

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Oculus Go: The Affordable Standalone Headset VR Needs

When it comes VR, there’s really only two choices you have right now: a big, expensive headset that needs to be connected to a PC, or a less immersive setup that relies on your smartphone. However, Facebook is is looking to give us a third option with the $199 (£151) Oculus Go (UK pricing TBA). Read More >>

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Can Facebook Fix VR’s Most Frustrating Problems in One Fell Swoop?

Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a £1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing. Read More >>

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Facebook Struggles in Legal Fight to Keep the Oculus Rift on Shelves

Facebook was back in federal court yesterday to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defence against the original suit look any stronger. Read More >>

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ZeniMax is Going After Samsung Now

ZeniMax, a company that Mark Zuckerberg had never heard of before 2014, is clearly on some sort of victory high after successfully suing Oculus for $500 million. The game publisher has now decided it's going to sue Samsung this time, for pretty much the same reason. Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Out at Facebook: Report

Where in the world is Palmer Luckey? Well, he’s not at Facebook. Read More >>

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ZeniMax Asks Court to Halt Oculus Sales Completely

Earlier this month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus and its parent company Facebook. The court ruled that the VR headset manufacturer had indeed violated the company’s copyrights and a non-disclosure agreement. That half a billion looks like it wasn’t enough because ZeniMax wants blood. It has now filed an injunction demanding all products using the infringing code be removed from sale. Read More >>

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ZeniMax Awarded £400 Million in Lawsuit Against Facebook

ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million (around £400 million) by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon. Read More >>

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Google Daydream vs Samsung Gear VR: Which Mobile VR Platform is Best?

Getting a premium VR headset is a pricey endeavour, and even the relatively cheap PSVR requires a minimum of £550 to get the most basic experience. But there are other systems capable of using your smartphone, that thing you use every single day, to offer a VR experience. It's nowhere near as impressive as the uber-expensive stuff, but it's also a darn sight cheaper. The only question is, which platform is best? Read More >>