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Oculus VR News | February 22, 2017

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Next Gear VR Headset Will Come with Dedicated Controller

February 20, 2017 |

Samsung’s next iteration of the Gear VR, powered by Oculus is expected to come with a dedicated controller, according to a tweet by industry insider Roland Quandt and the latest FCC filings.

As of now, the Gear VR utilizes a … Read More

Hulu VR Now Adds Oculus Rooms, Avatars and Touch Support

February 9, 2017 |

Hulu has announced a major update to its official virtual reality app for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR that will make your video streaming experience much more social in VR.

The new Hulu VR update now adds support … Read More

Samsung Confirms More than 5 Million Gear VR Headsets Sold Worldwide

January 4, 2017 |

Today at CES 2017, Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter announced during the company’s press event that they have sold more than 5 million Gear VR headsets, which are powered by Oculus to consumers around the world, reports VentureBeat.

The figure … Read More

Oculus in Talks with MSI to Offer VR PC-based Backpack for the Rift

September 27, 2016 |

Earlier this month, during the Tokyo Game Show gaming convention, MSI unveiled its VR One backpack that is specifically optimized for the HTC Vive headset. However, new reports seem to suggest Oculus is now in talks with MSI to develop … Read More

Gear VR Adds Xbox Wireless Controller Support, starting with Minecraft

September 23, 2016 |

Today, Microsoft announced that Xbox One controller support will make its way to the Gear VR, powered by Oculus with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition being the first game confirmed to be compatible.

Thanks to the new Xbox One Controller with … Read More

Gear VR Users: Make Sure to Exchange Your Recalled Galaxy Note 7

September 2, 2016 |

Are you enjoying your Gear VR headset with Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7? Well, if so, you may want to hold off and take some precaution due to a safety concern.

Today, Samsung has issued a worldwide … Read More

New Gear VR Pre-Orders Now Available

August 12, 2016 |

The latest iteration of the consumer Gear VR, which was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month, is now available to pre-order on Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from the Samsung priced at $99.

The … Read More

Is the HTC Vive Really Outselling the Oculus Rift 2-to-1?

July 5, 2016 |

Last week, a new survey published by Valve revealed some interesting data indicating HTC Vive’s popularity over the Oculus Rift. As a result, some reports are stating the HTC Vive as the current top-leader in the VR industry…or is it?

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Falcon Northwest Announces Oculus-Ready PCs featuring Nvidia 1080 GTX

June 30, 2016 |

Back in April, Oculus announced it’s partnership with custom PC manufacturer, Falcon Northwest, as part of its ever-growing Oculus Ready PC program—joining alongside the ranks of top manufacturers Asus, Dell, Alienware, and Lenovo.

Now, Falcon Northwest has revealed its Tiki and … Read More

Facebook Brings Reaction Emojis to 360-degree VR Videos

June 23, 2016 |

On Wednesday, Oculus announced the launch of 360-degree video reactions for the Samsung Gear VR headset.

This latest social feature allows users to be able to react to the 360-degree videos they’re watching by simply choosing between one of Faceook’s … Read More