Oculus

  • Oculus shows off the 50+ launch titles for its Touch motion controllers

    Oculus shows off the 50+ launch titles for its Touch motion controllers

    Oculus is gearing up for a major hardware launch next week with its $199 Touch motion controllers. That’s nice and all but as we’ve learned, VR hardware is really only as good as the software that exists to shows off its strengths. Oculus seems to be getting this and it’s ensuring that a swath of titles exist that make good use of the new input type. Today, Oculus… Read More

  • Oculus is giving away its mesmerizing VR painting tool, Quill

    Oculus is giving away its mesmerizing VR painting tool, Quill

    VR has quite a bit to offer creative types in terms of building worlds and images that would be impossible otherwise. Oculus Story Studio is looking to redefine the concept of a digital art with their latest effort, Quill. Oculus announced today that it will be releasing a beta of the application for free on December 6 in time for the launch of the Touch motion controllers. The input… Read More

  • As the Note 7 dies, Oculus loses face(s)

    As the Note 7 dies, Oculus loses face(s)

    The Note 7 debacle hasn’t been good for anyone — not for Samsung, not for Android, not for consumers, not for airlines, not for fire departments, not for stylus-lovers and certainly not for Oculus. The Facebook-owned virtual reality powerhouse currently has its entire mobile VR future pinned on the successes of Samsung’s handsets and the discontinuation of Note 7 production… Read More

  • Pre-orders go live for $199 Oculus Touch motion controllers

    Pre-orders go live for $199 Oculus Touch motion controllers

    Oculus is now taking pre-orders for their Touch motion controllers that bring your hands and body into VR on their Rift headset. The company announced details regarding the controllers, including the $199 price and December 6 ship date, at their Oculus Connect developers conference last week. Oculus Touch pre-orders are now live! Ships December 6. https://t.co/JuWpkTXc11 — Brendan… Read More

  • Digital comics startup Madefire launches its first virtual reality app

    Digital comics startup Madefire launches its first virtual reality app

    When digital comics startup Madefire announced its latest funding round a few days ago, co-founder and CEO Ben Wolstenholme said the company was getting ready to move into virtual and augmented reality. He lived up to that promise in very short order, launching a preview app for Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR platform and demonstrating it at New York Comic Con. Wolstenholme has told… Read More

  • Hands-on, camera-off with the Oculus ‘Santa Cruz’ standalone VR prototype

    Hands-on, camera-off with the Oculus ‘Santa Cruz’ standalone VR prototype

    Upon being guided into the inner-sanctum at the Oculus Connect developer conference, I was told to leave my phone and backpack behind. The powers that be told me I would not be allowed to take any photos or video of my demo with Oculus’s new inside-out-positional-tracking-standalone-virtual-reality-headset-prototype (more simply code-named “Santa Cruz”) once I was… Read More

  • Palmer Luckey absent from Oculus conference keynote after troll scandal

    Palmer Luckey absent from Oculus conference keynote after troll scandal

    Oculus co-founder and Trump troll financier Palmer Luckey was conspicuously missing from the keynote stage at today’s Oculus Connect 3 conference in San Jose, CA. That likely related to the backlash against news that Luckey donated $10,000 to Nimble America, a pro-Trump non-profit dedicated to bashing Hillary Clinton with offensive memes. Luckey typically dispenses high-level thoughts… Read More

  • Facebook and Oculus commit $250M+ for VR content, diversity, education

    Facebook and Oculus commit $250M+ for VR content, diversity, education

    Oculus wants to make sure the next computing platform isn’t dominated by white males like the last ones. The company has announced it will put $10 million toward supporting VR app and video creators of diverse backgrounds, including women and people of color. This comes alongside Facebook and Oculus committing to invest another $250 million to help developers accelerate the proliferation… Read More

  • Oculus shows off Facebook Messenger video calls in virtual reality

    Oculus shows off Facebook Messenger video calls in virtual reality

    Onstage at the Oculus Connect 3 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a Facebook Messenger video call from his wife while in the new social VR environment. It appears that Facebook is finally confident enough with its VR arm that it’s willing to promote cross-network compatibility. The Messenger video call which came from his wife Priscilla Chan while she was at work, popped… Read More

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