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Microsoft on causing Oculus Rift delays: ‘This is false’

If you preordered the Oculus Rift headset, you might still be waiting for it — but that’s not because of the Xbox One controller. Microsoft has debunked allegations that it is responsible for the delays customers are experiencing with their Oculus Rift headset orders. Yesterday, a post on Reddit from someone claiming to have “insider” status at Oculus […]

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Zuckerberg: Future VR and AR gadgets will look like ordinary glasses

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that virtual reality and augmented reality of the future will be accessible by a powerful gadget that looks like an ordinary pair of glasses. Zuckerberg made the announcement at its F8 conference in San Francisco today. He said that virtual reality and augmented reality are a big part of […]

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Gaming legend John Carmack: A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality

John Carmack is a legend in video game programming, and he received a high award from the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) on Friday. He gave a short acceptance speech and did an interview that should inspire the whole game industry to do greater things. We’ve posted the video below, and pulled a […]

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Oculus Rift’s privacy policy draws concern from U.S. Senator Al Franken

It’s not just savvy PC gamers who have worries about virtual reality privacy. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Oculus chief executive officer Brendan Iribe on Thursday expressing his concern over the privacy policy for the company’s Rift virtual reality headset, via Fortune. His worries come from the kind of information the Rift gathers, […]

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Oculus VR donates virtual reality headsets to Major League Hacking group

Oculus VR, the virtual reality division of Facebook, is donating a number of Oculus Rift headsets to tech education group Major League Hacking. The idea is to power the next generation of learning about VR starting at the high school and college levels via hackathons. Major League Hacking runs the official student hackathon league sponsored […]

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Here’s how PlayStation’s gaming boss deals with light leaking into his Oculus Rift headset

The Oculus Rift is one hell of a piece of hardware, but it does have one weird shortcoming: some light leaks in around the nose area. Thankfully, one of the brightest minds in the industry has stepped in with a … well, he’s calling it “a solution.” Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida jumped on […]

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HTC Vive is experiencing shipping problems, and the company is finally talking about it

Virtual reality tech finally works and consumers are buying into it, but the biggest hurdle now is figuring out shipping logistics. The HTC Vive VR headset is the latest device to suffer delays, and the Taiwanese manufacturing company has taken to its blog to answer some questions that its frustrated customers are asking. In the update, […]

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The DeanBeat: How long will we have to wait before VR delivers our technology Renaissance?

My former boss, Jerry Ceppos, once said he worried that the San Jose Mercury News was covering the tech industry without enough scope or context, as if we would have covered the Italian Renaissance by measuring how many cans of paint were sold. At the time he said this, Silicon Valley was going through its […]

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iFixit dissects Oculus Rift to reveal custom display and new lenses

If you just spent $599 on an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, you probably don’t want start ripping into it with a screwdriver. Thankfully, we can all let other people handle that. The Oculus Rift is moderately easy to repair, according to the crowdsourced repair-guide site iFixit. The company posted its teardown of the head-mounted […]

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Scalpers benefit from Oculus Rift hype — eBay auctions over $1,000

You can’t time travel to a future when Oculus has already delivered your headset, but you have some other options available — if your bank account is healthy. The consumer version of the Rift that started arriving yesterday to people who backed the original crowdfunding campaign is going for more than $1,100 in multiple eBay […]

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Oculus Rift vs. Nintendo’s Virtual Boy: A super-serious comparison

It’s time for the virtual reality showdown you’ve all been waiting for: the Oculus Rift vs. the Virtual Boy. Sure, 20 years of technological advancements separate the two — and many consider the Virtual Boy to be one of worst products that Nintendo has ever made  — but GamesBeat still thinks it’s important to see […]

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How to bypass the Oculus Store and play SteamVR games on Rift

Oculus VR has its own store for the Rift virtual reality headset, but you don’t have to use it. The first wave of Rifts are heading out today to people who preordered and backed the crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, and the device has launched with 30 games that you can buy through the Oculus Store […]

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25 years of covering games: My views of then and now

This is one of those posts where you get to hear a lot of what I think about gaming, from my own perspective. As a journalist, I often interview people about their perspectives on the game industry, and I keep my own views in the background. As a blogger, I’ve been able to blend my […]

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Watch Oculus founder Palmer Luckey deliver the first Rift preorder himself

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey can now add “courier” to his résumé alongside “virtual reality superstar.” The first wave of Oculus Rift VR headsets are shipping now, but Ross Martin — the first person to preorder the device — didn’t have to wait for FedEx because Luckey dropped it off in person. The VR executive went to […]

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VR Sports, Ninja Trainer reveal VR’s potential for destruction

I hit a man last week. Actually, I hit him three times. Now, these were not deliberate acts of violence. No — they were accidental moments of virtual reality havoc. If you remember the early days of Nintendo’s Wii motion-controller console, you can probably recall people breaking their televisions because they were flailing their arms […]

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I went hands-on with PornHub’s new free ‘VR’ category

The promise of virtual reality is that it can make you feel like you’re anywhere, so — naturally — most people want to feel like they’re under an attractive naked person. And I think the Internet might start carrying that kind of content. Pornhub is positioning itself as a go-to source for the future of […]

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