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Oculus Rift Will Come with Four-Month Free Access to Unity Pro

February 10, 2016 |

Today, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey announced that the company would be giving everyone who orders an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset access to a four-month free trial to Unity Pro software.

Luckey made the announcement on stage at the Vision Summit … Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘Happy’ with Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

January 30, 2016 |

During Facebook’s latest earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors and analysts that he is “happy” with the direction Oculus Rift pre-orders are going, however the company does not expect the upcoming launch of the Rift to have … Read More

Oculus Rift Will Be in Retail Stores Starting April 2016, says Iribe

January 22, 2016 |

The Oculus Rift became available for pre-order early this month, and demand has been extremely high that backorders for the consumer Rift are pushed all the way back to July 2016. While early adopters and VR enthusiasts have been the driving … Read More

Oculus Touch Bundled with Rift Would ‘Significantly Raise the Cost’, says Luckey

January 20, 2016 |

Early pre-orders of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is set begin shipping on March 28th, 2016, and will come bundled with a number of additional goodies in box—including, a free copy of Lucky’s Tale, EVE: Valkyrie and an Xbox … Read More

Oculus Rift Pre-Order Shipments Now Backordered to July 2016

January 17, 2016 |

Earlier this month, Oculus Rift pre-orders opened to consumers, and although the $599 price tag had some early buyers stunned by the initial cost, the reaction wasn’t enough to prevent the headset from selling out of its March inventory faster than the … Read More

Oculus ‘Strongly Discouraging’ Devs from Using Jump Scares in VR

January 11, 2016 |

When it comes to horror games in virtual reality, one would expect the experience to be intense, terrifying, and in some ways traumatizing for those not ready to immerse themselves into their own virtual fears—especially, when facing down the classic … Read More

Get $200 off an Oculus Rift with Dell’s Oculus Ready PC Bundles

January 9, 2016 |

Earlier this week, Oculus announced that it would be offering special bundles of its Oculus Rift headset, along with an ‘Oculus Ready’ PC in February, starting at $1499. Now Dell has revealed its own plans to offer discount savings to … Read More

Oculus Rift Pre-Order Shipping Date is Now June for New Orders

January 8, 2016 |

It’s clear that despite the initial sticker shock reaction by the higher-than-expected $599 price tag, the demand for the consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been overwhelming. The first batch of units sold out within minutes, which pushed the estimated shipping … Read More

‘Oculus Ready’ PC Rift Bundle Pre-Orders in Feb From $1499

January 7, 2016 |

The pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are finally open to consumers with a price tag of $599, and will require a fairly high-end gaming rig to get the best optimal performance of what the Rift has to offer.

Now, to make … Read More

Luckey Discusses Plans to Make VR More Affordable in Future

January 7, 2016 |

When the official price tag of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was finally revealed yesterday, many VR fans were rather surprised by the higher-than-expected price point, at $599. However, while Oculus justifies the final price as a bargain for what … Read More