Posts Tagged ‘Oculus’

Oculus apologizes for shipping delays, will waive shipping fees for all orders to date

Oculus apologizes for shipping delays, will waive shipping fees for all orders to date

Oculus won itself the distinction of launching its virtual reality headset first, but it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Even though Rift headsets officially started shipping on March 28th, many customers who preordered the $ 599 device have yet to receive any shipment updates. Today, Oculus admitted it’s having issues getting Rifts out the...

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The 29 Oculus Rift games you’ll be able to buy at launch

The 29 Oculus Rift games you’ll be able to buy at launch

Two weeks before Oculus launches its Rift virtual reality headset, we’re learning what games people will be able to play on it, and how much they can expect to pay for the experience. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the company released the names and prices of 30 launch titles, one of...

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The Oculus Rift’s sprawling games catalog is saving the best for last

The Oculus Rift’s sprawling games catalog is saving the best for last

My first feeling, upon arriving at Oculus’ all-day virtual reality showcase in San Francisco, was apprehension. Two full floors of a downtown event space were lined with cubicles, each holding an Oculus Rift headset, a selection of vintage virtual reality hardcover books, and a houseplant. Their placards bore the names of some of this...

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Minecraft for the Oculus Rift shows the promise and perils of porting a game to VR

Minecraft for the Oculus Rift shows the promise and perils of porting a game to VR

Of all the virtual reality games to leave me feeling disoriented, Minecraft was the one I least expected. The pixel-art game, which Microsoft announced today would be coming to the Oculus Rift headset when it starts shipping next month, was a surprisingly immersive VR experience when I tried it last week. But as one of...

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Oculus Rift and PC bundles open for preorders February 16th, starting at $1,499

Oculus Rift and PC bundles open for preorders February 16th, starting at $1,499

The Oculus Rift still isn’t coming until the end of March, but Oculus has announced a preorder date for bundles that will include the company’s VR headset and a PC that’s certified to run it. On February 16th at 11AM ET, Amazon, the Microsoft Store, and Best Buy will all start accepting orders for “Oculus Ready” PC bundles...

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LeBron James and Oculus created a 12-minute virtual reality film

LeBron James and Oculus created a 12-minute virtual reality film

LeBron James’ Christmas gift to fans this year is an unorthodox marriage of sports, film, and technology. The basketball juggernaut released a 12-minute virtual reality film in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus VR today that takes viewers through his intense training regimen and offers an inside look into his daily life. Some of the film’s contents...

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Facebook brings 360-degree video to the News Feed with help from Oculus

Facebook brings 360-degree video to the News Feed with help from Oculus

For the first time, Facebook has collaborated with its Oculus division to bring a taste of virtual reality to the core product. Today the company is bringing 360-degree videos to the News Feed, a move that could introduce the format’s immersive short films and animations to their largest audience yet. The videos, which are...

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Oculus Cinema aims to be just like real cinema, will let friends across globe talk during movies

Oculus Cinema aims to be just like real cinema, will let friends across globe talk during movies

The technology of the future is getting a forgotten feature from the past. In 2011, Microsoft removed Party Mode from its Netflix app. The option allowed viewers to watch movies and television shows together over voice chat within Netflix. Today, Oculus has announced a similar feature will be available in an upcoming update to...

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The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR

The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR

Seeing the Oculus Rift at E3 feels like the end of a journey. It’s experienced a more dramatic trajectory than perhaps anything else at the show, from a simple prototype in 2012 to the flagship product of a company that Facebook paid $ 2 billion for. Oculus’ booth is lined with lavish prints of...

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Catch everything from Oculus’ big gaming event in eight minutes

Catch everything from Oculus’ big gaming event in eight minutes

Oculus’ pre-E3 gaming showcase was a bigger deal than any of us expected. Oculus didn’t just show us the final Rift virtual reality headset for the first time. It revealed that it had partnered with Microsoft to ship every Rift with an Xbox One gamepad. And that if you already own an Xbox One,...

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