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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has left Facebook

After six months of radio silence on the issue, Facebook has announced that Palmer Luckey is leaving the company. Luckey, who has made no social media posts since September 23, ran into trouble after being financially linked to Nimble America, ...

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CyberPowerPC intros VR-ready PC for $499, or $1,100 with Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC has introduced a new entry-level virtual reality-ready pre-built PC with AMD’s Radeon RX 470 on board for $ 499 at Best Buy and Amazon. That’s a new low for an off-the-shelf VR-capable configuration, and it’s also available as a ...

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Snapchat Spectacles, Oculus Touch and Product Hunt: Listen to TCBC 10 with Fitz Tepper

[embedded content] Spectacles are all the rage, but me and this week’s guest Fitz Tepper have already stopped using ours pretty much. Maybe we’re just not cool. Still, the hardware from Snapchat parent Snap, Inc. is the most interesting gadget ...

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Oculus unveils AMD-powered VR-capable $500 PCs, debuts ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ tech

At its Oculus Connect event today, Oculus announced a new set of $ 500 systems designed for fast, smooth VR at a much lower price point. When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 ...

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Oculus debuts new touch controllers at $199, initial reviews are positive

Ever since the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debuted, the Vive has had one significant feature that the Rift lacked: handheld controls. While not technically necessary for VR gaming, as many games default to an Xbox controller, the Vive’s support ...

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New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy

Ever since Facebook bought Oculus several years ago, there’s been fears that the social media company would begin requiring mandatory Facebook integration or would otherwise hijack the VR headset in some way. Oculus’ new 1.8 software update doesn’t make that ...

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Oculus clears its backlog, all Rifts to ship within 2-4 days

Earlier this year, Oculus announced that it would have to delay shipping out its next-generation VR headset due to an unspecified component shortage. This delay, combined with the fact that it shipped limited numbers of headsets to retail while pre-order ...

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Oculus under fire for efforts to secure exclusive rights to VR titles

Oculus’ policies and practices have been under fire almost since the Rift launch. The company’s decision to launch into retail stores without first filling preorders sat poorly with many of its most ardent fans, while its decision to break the ...

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New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

The first consumer VR headsets are just starting to ship, but choosing between the two options is an important call for early adopters. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift cost $ 600 and there’s already some exclusive software. Oculus ...

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Oculus shipping hardware to retail stores while pre-orders are delayed for months

One of the most difficult aspects of VR is how hard it is to actually convey the experience of using the device. It’s not the first time we’ve had this problem — both 3-D and multi-monitor configurations don’t translate well ...

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