Oculus VR » News http://www.oculusvr.com Oculus VR, a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:02:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies 2 producer leaves for the siren song of Oculus VR http://www.oculusvr.com/news/popcaps-plants-vs-zombies-2-producer-leaves-for-the-siren-song-of-oculus-vr/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/popcaps-plants-vs-zombies-2-producer-leaves-for-the-siren-song-of-oculus-vr/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:04:15 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5955 “If I can contribute in a little way to make something new, that’s fantastic.” – Bernard Yee

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Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2014 http://www.oculusvr.com/news/game-critics-awards-best-of-e3-2014/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/game-critics-awards-best-of-e3-2014/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:19:03 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5939 Best Hardware/Peripheral: Oculus Rift

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Develop 100: The top 100 tech in games revealed http://www.oculusvr.com/news/develop-100-the-top-100-tech-in-games-revealed/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/develop-100-the-top-100-tech-in-games-revealed/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:25:29 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5942 #4: Oculus Rift Development Kit 2

Having already set the gaming world alight with its first iteration of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift DK2 brings a whole set of new features improving upon the initial experience…

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Still a novelty act: Virtual reality shows promise, but not enough for 2014 http://www.oculusvr.com/news/still-a-novelty-act-virtual-reality-shows-promise-but-not-enough-for-2014/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/still-a-novelty-act-virtual-reality-shows-promise-but-not-enough-for-2014/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:12:57 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5961 There’s one talking point that didn’t get nearly as much attention at E3 2014 as some might have expected: virtual reality. The nascent technology, currently being spearheaded by Oculus VR, Sony, and a handful of other software and tech developers, has generated a lot of interest among gamers. There’s even a small-yet-active development community currently releasing piles of publicly available content for the Oculus Rift dev kit. Civilians are excited enough to buy the unfinished tech, but the fact remains: it’s still unfinished…

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Oculus VR to buy design team behind the Xbox 360 gamepad and Kinect, Carbon Design http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vr-to-buy-design-team-behind-the-xbox-360-gamepad-and-kinect-carbon-design/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vr-to-buy-design-team-behind-the-xbox-360-gamepad-and-kinect-carbon-design/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:32:08 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5968 Just six months ago, we were talking about the money Oculus VR was raising from investors to get its virtual reality headset to consumers. Now, after being purchased by Facebook earlier this year, Oculus VR is making full-on acquisitions of its own: The company behind the design of the Xbox 360 gamepad and the original Kinect, Carbon Design, is joining Oculus VR…

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How Oculus wants to be both the Google and Apple of virtual reality http://www.oculusvr.com/news/how-oculus-wants-to-be-both-the-google-and-apple-of-virtual-reality/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/how-oculus-wants-to-be-both-the-google-and-apple-of-virtual-reality/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:07:34 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5957 Is Oculus, the virtual reality company being acquired by Facebook, going to make its own headsets? Or is it going to rely on some of the world’s biggest consumer technology companies to develop products using its software, turning it into the Android of VR?

Yes to both…

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How Oculus VR is starting to change the direction of gaming (interview) http://www.oculusvr.com/news/how-oculus-vr-is-starting-to-change-the-direction-of-gaming-interview/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/how-oculus-vr-is-starting-to-change-the-direction-of-gaming-interview/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:10:06 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5959 Virtual reality gaming startup Oculus VR returned to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show this week in Los Angeles as a real, competitive platform in the emerging VR game business… Here’s an edited transcript of our interview.

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Playing the mind-bending new Oculus Rift games at E3 2014 http://www.oculusvr.com/news/playing-the-mind-bending-new-oculus-rift-games-at-e3-2014/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/playing-the-mind-bending-new-oculus-rift-games-at-e3-2014/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:36:46 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5971 The latest games show how far VR has come — and how far it has left to go…

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Oculus VR’s Future (video) http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vrs-future-video/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vrs-future-video/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:20:20 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5963 Brendan Iribe speaks with Bloomberg West about the future of Oculus…

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Oculus VR Has Hired Jason Rubin, A Naughty Dog Co-Founder, To Lead First-Party Game Development http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vr-has-hired-jason-rubin-a-naughty-dog-co-founder-to-lead-first-party-game-development/ http://www.oculusvr.com/news/oculus-vr-has-hired-jason-rubin-a-naughty-dog-co-founder-to-lead-first-party-game-development/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:02:32 +0000 http://www.oculusvr.com/?post_type=news&p=5953 Oculus VR today confirmed that it has hired Jason Rubin to lead first-party game development… Best known for his work as co-founder at Naughty Dog, Rubin served as director on every title in both the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter trilogies, the definitive adventure games of the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, respectively…

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