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Software hack makes Oculus Rift titles playable on HTC Vive

Software hack makes Oculus Rift titles playable on HTC Vive A new software utility on GitHub, dubbed Revive, aims to change that by offering a proof-of-concept compatibility layer between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.Unfortunately Oculus has implemented a Code Signing check on the Runtime DLLs, therefore the Revive DLLs cannot be used unless the application is patched.

Minecraft In Virtual Reality Is The Real Deal

Minecraft In Virtual Reality Is The Real Deal This is easily one of the best things I’ve done in VR.To play it, you’ll need a Vive and a copy of the game itself.

The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed review - ChristCenteredGamer.com -

The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed review - ChristCenteredGamer.com - The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed is one of the first premium experiences for the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) platform.It was originally kickstarted in April 2013, and was developed from the ground up as VR only.

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

Oculus shipping hardware to retail stores while pre-orders are delayed for months What’s not good news is the way Oculus has shafted its pre-order customers in order to get hardware into retail channels.A few months ago, I wrote a piece called “Why you shouldn’t pre-order an Oculus Rift.

HTC sales crater year-over-year as company revenue plunges 64 percent

HTC sales crater year-over-year as company revenue plunges 64 percent Unfortunately for HTC, both Apple and Samsung rose to that particular challenge, and the company’s revenues have been declining for years.They took a particular beating in Q1 2016, sliding a massive 64% compared with Q1 2015 results.

New Oculus Store update breaks HTC Vive compatibility project

New Oculus Store update breaks HTC Vive compatibility project Roughly a month ago, we covered the Revive project, which aimed to allow the HTC Vive to run titles reserved to the Oculus Store.Only games published on the Oculus Store that use the Oculus Platform SDK are affected.

New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost The method of bypassing the new DRM doesn’t just circumvent the integrity check, it skips the ownership check altogether.The way VR works means they have to function in more consistent ways — after all, both headsets are using the power of your computer to render images.

Virtual Reality Arachnophobia Therapy Is A Definite Nope

Virtual reality experience Arachnophobia is an application aimed at helping people overcome “irrational fears” of extremely venomous and aggressive spiders.Can a virtual reality application help me overcome my fear of spiders?

HTC surges past Oculus, promises to ship all Vive orders within 72 hours

When HTC and Oculus launched their VR headsets, both companies ran into fulfillment problems that caused significant delays.As of today, HTC claims to be shipping out all orders within 72 hours, while simultaneously expanding its retail availability and demo locations.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Puts Four Players In Charge Of A VR Starship

While we see Jeri Ryan, Levar Burton and Karl Urban waving their hands about and giggling, they’re seeing themselves as the captain and crew of the starship Aegis.In the game, due out this fall for PlayStation VR, Rift and Vive, four players take on the role of captain, tactical officer, engineer or helm officer.

Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Store

Last month, Oculus rolled out a DRM solution as part of the Oculus Store’s software.The purpose of the patch was to make it impossible to play Oculus Store games on headsets like HTC’s Vive, even if the games in question were legally purchased.

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

Oculus clears its backlog, all Rifts to ship within 2-4 days All Rift pre-orders have now shipped, and new Rift orders from Oculus.In addition, our demo space will expand at Best Buy to more than 500 US stores now through the fall.

Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset

Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset At IDF, Intel demonstrated its own solution to a mixed reality device — a combination AR/VR headset that’s completely self-contained with its own CPU, battery, and processor, with integrated cameras and a ‘merged’ reality mode.Merged reality appears to be synonymous with Microsoft’s mixed reality mode and the two companies are collaborating on hardware and software.

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium.

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality While you can see all these virtual objects, you can’t feel them.A Chinese company called Dexta Robotics wants to change that with claw-like exoskeleton gloves called Dexmo.

New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy

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.Once you sign in via Facebook, all of your friends who own a Rift are automatically populated into your Oculus friends list.

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology

Oculus unveils AMD-powered $500 VR-capable PCs, debuts new asynchronous spacewarp technology When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970.Earlier this year, Oculus introduced a feature supported by both AMD and Nvidia known as asynchronous timewarp.

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

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.The Touch controllers can sense how hard you push a button, not just whether you push it, and can tailor what happens in-game accordingly.

Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt

Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt 8%, Oculus Rift 30.22%, Oculus Rift DK2 9.

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

With Arcade Saga, HTC's Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong.Now, HTC has put them all together in a compelling new title called Arcade Saga, the first from the company’s newly formed Vive Studios unit.