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Oculus Rift Wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ at 2014 Golden Joystick Awards

October 24, 2014 |

This 2014 Golden Joystick Awards took place this week at the London’s O2 Arena with more than nine million votes cast from the gaming public to crown the best-of-the-best in the gaming industry for 18 categories ranging from Best Gaming Moment, Innovation … Read More

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Gives $31M to University of Maryland for a VR Lab

September 12, 2014 |

What do you do after your company gets acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, and your sitting on tons of cash? Well, if your like some of the executives at Oculus you can give some of it away.

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Samsung, Oculus Reveal Samsung Gear VR Headset for Galaxy Note 4

September 4, 2014 |

In a move anticipated by Oculus VR followers, both Samsung and Oculus VR have now officially confirmed the long-rumored collaboration between the two companies during a recent press conference in Berlin. The result of this partnership? A new mobile virtual … Read More

Facebook Acquisition of Oculus VR is Now Officially Complete

July 21, 2014 |

In March of this year, Facebook announced plans to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. After being approved by the FTC in late April, and recently passing the California Department of Corporations fairness hearing, the Facebook acquisition of Oculus is now officially complete.

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Oculus Reportedly Working on its own VR Motion Controllers

July 18, 2014 |

Oculus VR is reportedly developing its own first-party motion controllers for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to give users a much more immersive experience for gaming and simulations, according to CNET.

While it seems like a great idea for … Read More

‘Too much cool stuff going on,’ Palmer Vows to Start Tweeting More

July 16, 2014 |

After a long hiatus of not actively participating within the Twitterverse, the one and only Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus VR made a surprise “announcement” on Monday via his official Twitter account revealing that he is going to start tweeting more often, and … Read More

Oculus VR Cancelling Pre-Order Shipments of eBay Resellers

July 15, 2014 |

If you’re thinking of reselling the Oculus Rift DK2 you’ve pre-ordered for a quick profit, then think again. Oculus VR is taking swift measures to cancel orders of anyone suspected of reselling the highly anticipated DK2 headset.

Following its recent … Read More

Samsung to Launch ‘Gear VR’ Headset at IFA 2014

July 9, 2014 |

Back in June, rumors surfaced about Oculus VR and Samsung collaborating to develop a virtual reality headset for high-end smartphones. Now a new image of what appears to be a rendered concept design of Samsung’s VR headset gives us a glimpses of what … Read More

Oculus VR Acquires Game-Networking Engine RakNet

July 7, 2014 |

Oculus VR has announced today that it is acquiring RakNet, a cross-platform, C++ game networking engine. RakNet is recognized as one of the leading networking middleware systems in the gaming industry.

According to an official Oculus VR blog post, the … Read More

Oculus VR Announces ‘Oculus Connect’ Developer Conference

July 7, 2014 |

Oculus VR has announced today that it will hold its first-ever developer conference, known as Oculus Connect. The conference will be open to the public and take place in Los Angeles, California this September 19-20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

According … Read More