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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.

Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming

Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming The big news from this patch will be welcome for anyone who likes using a PS4 controller on the PC — it’s now fully supported in Steam’s Big Picture mode.According to Valve, you can configure the PS4 controller the same way you’d configure a native Steam controller, with native API support and robust button mapping.

Remember Valve’s Steam Machines?

Remember Valve’s Steam Machines? Remember Steam Machines?You can read my reviews of the Steam Machine console and the Steam Controller (as well as Will’s review of the Steam Link) for more details, but the reality of Steam Machines unfortunately didn’t match the dream.

Burgers Will Save Your Life In Zombie Game Dead Hungry

Burgers Will Save Your Life In Zombie Game Dead Hungry The PixelJunk people at Q-Games give it a try in their first virtual reality game, Dead Hungry, and it works like a charm.An undead horde approaches, and it’s up to you to cook burgers and other fast food fare to sate their ravenous hunger.

HTC Vive bundle comes with two extra free games until the end of March

HTC Vive bundle comes with two extra free games until the end of March If purchased before then, the bundle will come with two additional games, Richie’s Plank Experience and Everest VR, making for a total of four for new owners.The new additions offer two similarly vertigo-inducing experiences, but are rather different in execution.

HTC hands out prizes to winners of the first annual Viveport Developer Awards

HTC hands out prizes to winners of the first annual Viveport Developer Awards Why it matters to you Here are the best apps for the HTC Vive VR system, and if you act fast you can save a bundle on the four best selections.The company also kicked off another effort to spur developers to make apps for the HTC Vive, specifically the Viveport Developer Awards (VDA), which honor — and financially reward — the best apps.

Sony’s PlayStation VR outselling Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Valve’s HTC Vive

Sony’s PlayStation VR outselling Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Valve’s HTC Vive More: With support for 360-degree YouTube videos, PlayStation VR lets you see more As of Feb.19 PSVR has sold a stellar 915,000 units after being on the market for just four months.

HTC talks release dates, pricing for Vive peripherals, offers headset payment plan

HTC talks release dates, pricing for Vive peripherals, offers headset payment plan “Building an object that can be tracked alongside the Vive can be complex,” said Valve programmer Joe Ludwig.“But the Vive Tracker makes tracking objects in VR so simple that anyone can do it.

HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan

HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan Those gamers hesitating over the $799 price tag of the HTC Vive will now have some other options rather than a one-off payment for the virtual reality headset.“For $66 a month and no-interest financing for 12 months, users can purchase a Vive on Vive.

Newegg is giving away RX 480s with HTC Vive purchases

Newegg is giving away RX 480s with HTC Vive purchases Spending $800 on an HTC Vive virtual reality headset might seem like a lot, but deals like the one on offer at Newegg certainly help.The retailer is giving away a brand new Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card with the headset, making it a better deal and upgrading your PC to a VR-ready level in the process.

A VR sensor is being developed to make sure you don’t step on your roaming pets

A VR sensor is being developed to make sure you don’t step on your roaming pets Anyone who has used a virtual reality headset in an environment with pets knows that it can be challenging to avoid accidentally kicking them or whacking them with motion controllers.One VR developer, Triangular Pixels, is trying to solve that problem by strapping HTC Vive sensors to cats.