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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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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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This Is Why You Didn’t See a Photo of Mark Zuckerberg at Court This Week

Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these ones of him visiting a Facebook data centre, petting a calf, and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we’ve seen yet was Facebook’s effort during this weeks’s trial in a Dallas federal courtroom, where Zuck testified in a $2 billion intellectual property lawsuit against the company. Read More >>

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Palmer Luckey’s First Day Back in the Spotlight Was Not Fun

After being basically in hiding for 117 days,Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to “make fun” of the fact Luckey had no college degrees. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Gets Testy in Oculus Lawsuit Grilling 

DALLAS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fired off some sick burns and engaged in a heated exchange with a lawyer while giving testimony in a blockbuster £1.6 billion lawsuit trial in a northern district Federal courtroom on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Catch Up on the Explosive $2 Billion Lawsuit Against Facebook Before Zuck Takes the Stand

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants escape the Silicon Valley bubble and travel to different parts of America as part of his 2017 New Year’s resolution. It looks like the first stop on his journey will be a Northern District of Texas Federal courtroom. Read More >>

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Palmer Watch: Day 27 

It’s been 27 days since Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and former Facebook golden child, has been seen or heard from publicly. Read More >>

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Is Facebook Making Palmer Luckey Disappear?

Last week in San Jose, California, thousands of mostly youngish white guys attended Oculus VR’s third annual developer’s conference. Over three days in the San Jose Convention Center, attendees milled from one talk to another and hit up parties with open bars and plenty of food. VR demos were on offer in the hallways, and Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech where he talked about the future of virtual reality and demoed Facebook’s social VR app. It was all about what you’d expect, save for one notable absence: Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift headset. He was nowhere to be found. Read More >>

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Where is Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey?

Just weeks after it was revealed by The Daily Beast that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was the Vice President and funder of Nimble America, a pro-Trump, anti-Clinton “shitposting” group, Luckey is nowhere to be found at Oculus’s third official developer conference in San Jose, California. 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, Millionaire Founder of Oculus Rift, Loves Donald Trump and Dates a Gamergater

It’s been an open secret for some time that Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of VR company Oculus Rift and heir apparent to the future of gaming, is a strange guy — the type who argues with his customers on Reddit and casually cosplays as My Little Pony characters. Turns out, he also appears to be an active supporter of Donald Trump and the alt-right, and in a long-term relationship with an avid Gamergater. Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Rubbishes Owner Facebook’s VR Prospects

Mark Zuckerberg was all about virtual reality at MWC last week, famously appearing as a surprise guest at Samsung’s Galaxy S7 launch to essentially try to flog the Gear VR. He’s clearly excited about the technology, and is plotting a future in which we all walk around with the Facebook logo strapped across our faces. Read More >>

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Palmer Luckey Apologises for Oculus Rift Price, But Also Calls it “Obscenely Cheap”

It was always going to be this way, but we’re still upset about how expensive Oculus Rift is. We have the right to be too. Back in September, Palmer Luckey told us it would be in the "ballpark" of $350 (£240) -- a far cry from the £499 it will actually set you back. To add insult to injury, UK consumers are being made to shell out almost £100 more than US customers, who’ll be charged $599 (£410) instead. Read More >>

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Oculus Founders Explain Why You’ll Likely Stay Seated In Virtual Reality

Oculus has an incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch, you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive, will let you walk around in VR too—and it’ll ship this year, before Oculus can make its move. Read More >>