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 »

Oculus price drop proves competition is key to VR success

Gaming in VR has a bit of a barrier to entry. Nestled between the phone-based headsets and the high-end experiences is the PlayStation VR, but that’s still $ 399 plus the PlayStation itself. For Oculus or HTC you’re looking at $ 800-plus and a high-end gaming rig that should set you back at least a […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Oculus Rift made me realize I only want to play games in virtual reality

I’m too disorganized for real-time strategy. I’ve had my fill of fast-paced flight games. I’d don’t want to play another minigame collection ever again. But I’ve found that I love all of these games in virtual reality, and it’s not just about novelty. On Monday, Oculus VR held an event as part of the Game Developers […] 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 »

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 »

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 »