Facebook’s Tech Chief on the New Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is continuing its push to make virtual reality mainstream. During the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference this week, the social networking giant unveiled its new $ 200 Oculus Go VR headset that, unlike many rivals, doesn’t require a personal computer or smartphone to operate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched the new headset as […] Read more »

Minecraft comes to Oculus Rift

Yes, you can place blocks in virtual reality. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is going to support Oculus Rift, we learned today at Oculus Connect in Los Angeles. Founder Palmer Luckey of Oculus VR announced that Microsoft will bring its block-building phenomenon will support the head-mounted display when it launches in Q1 of 2016. This is a […] Read more »

Here’s the one VR concept that the smartest people at Oculus admit they’re nowhere near figuring out

We finally have a workable virtual-reality platform, but plenty of obstacles are between us and a Star Trek-style holodeck. If you reach out to touch a table, you’ll feel the molecules of that piece of furniture push against your hand. Do the same thing in virtual reality, and you’ll feel nothing. This is a problem — and […] Read more »

Epic Games reveals Oculus Rift shooter Bullet Train

First-person shooting is about to get a lot more realistic. Developer Epic Games revealed Bullet Train today, an FPS for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device, during the Oculus Connect 2 conference in Los Angeles. Made with Unreal Engine 4, this game supports the Oculus Touch controllers, which can map the movements of your hands […] Read more »

Oculus unveils $99 Gear VR with Netflix, Facebook and Twitch Support

In what is perhaps a long time coming for VR enthusiasts who have expressed faith in Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey’s vision for mainstream consumer hardware, the Facebook-acquired brand is finally putting it all together. Today at the keynote for Oculus Connect 2 in Hollywood, Samsung VP of Mobile Peter Koo announced a $ 99 Gear VR headset that […] Read more »

Everything Oculus announced today: $99 Gear VR, Touch release date, Minecraft, and more

It’s Oculus Connect keynote day, and the company had a lot of stuff to announce despite a claim that consumers shouldn’t get too excited about the event in Los Angeles. Here are all the big announcements: Samsung’s $ 99 Gear VR While Oculus is planning to release the amazing new Rift headset in Q1 2016, one […] Read more »

VR is coming, and Oculus has partnered up with PC makers like ASUS, Dell, and Alienware to make an O

VR is coming, and Oculus has partnered up with PC makers like ASUS, Dell, and Alienware to make an Oculus-ready lineup of gaming desktops for under 1K that meet the needed specifications to run an Oculus smoothly and worry-free. These PCs will also come with Oculus bundle options. Get ready, people. It’s happening. Read more… […] Read more »

Oculus Touch will not ship alongside the Rift

Oculus has an amazing virtual-reality controller solution, but it won’t ship with the consumer version. Oculus’s Touch controllers won’t ship until the second quarter of 2016, according to the company’s presentation at Oculus Connect today. That is an entire quarter after the Rift goes on sale in Q1 2016. The company spent a long time talking […] Read more »