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Oculus Rift goes on sale on Best Buy site, immediately sells out

Oculus Rift goes on sale on Best Buy site, immediately sells out On Wednesday, electronics store Best Buy quietly launched the online purchase page for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, just a few weeks after the retailer made the device available in limited quantities at its brick and mortar locations.The device is listed at the normal price of $599.

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.

E3 2016: Microsoft’s Project Scorpio promises 4K gaming and VR support

Dubbed “Project Scorpio,” this new console aims at delivering enough horsepower to support 4K gaming and virtual reality while maintaining compatibility for the entire catalog of Xbox One releases.It’s currently scheduled for a Q4 2017 release, but what will that mean for existing Xbox One users?

Can we finally admit that Kinect is dead?

The one thing it won’t have: A Kinect port.99 normally, but MS will send you a free adapter if you already own both an Xbox One and a Kinect.

Oculus under fire for efforts to secure exclusive rights to VR titles

Now the company is in the hot seat again over its attempts to secure paid exclusives for the Rift.Another Croteam employee later chimed in with additional information and clarification on the relationship between Oculus and the Serious Sam VR team.

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.

Hacker takes over Twitter account of Oculus CEO, has a good laugh

Hacker takes over Twitter account of Oculus CEO, has a good laugh This time it's the account of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, whose Twitter account is apparently still under the control of an unknown hacker, who used it to send a string of pranks, including the "announcement" of a new Oculus CEO.The hacker, who appears to be this Twitter user,  changed Iribe's cover photo and his bio (which says "im not testing ya security im just havin a laugh" — a reference to a recent string of celebrity Twitter hacks).

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.

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it? Its developer, Niantic, has just vaulted from its position as a young company with a modestly successful mobile AR game (Ingress) to a behemoth of online gaming.However, Niantic’s independence was probably critical to landing a contract with Nintendo in the first place, according to Business Insider.

How VR is bringing the platform exclusive back from the dead

How VR is bringing the platform exclusive back from the dead ” Unity is perhaps the most vocal evangelist for multi-platform development, having set out with an intention to ‘democratise game development’.The balance between the volume of content ans the requirement for lots and lots of ‘hero’ exclusive games - like Halo or Uncharted - has shifted as a natural part of that.

In routing around paralysis, researchers may have found an amazing way to treat it

In routing around paralysis, researchers may have found an amazing way to treat it Second, their regimen of step-wise training, including a virtual reality component, seems to be crucial to inducing the neural sprouting effect.After the VR component, patients graduate to a partial exoskeleton on a treadmill.

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.

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 founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR who sold the company to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, has been confirmed as the major financial backer behind a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America.” The DailyBeast broke the story and confirmed with Luckey that he was the near-billionaire NimbleRichMan associated with Nimble America.

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.

The rise of dedicated portable headsets

The rise of dedicated portable headsets In a busy week for VR headset announcements, just 48 hours after Google unveiled Daydream View, Oculus demoed a prototype of its dedicated portable VR headset at its annual developer forum.Unlike the conservative (but cheap) Google device, this new headset does have full movement sensing, and it bridges the gap between smartphone-based VR headsets and dedicated home VR headsets (such as Rift).

Oculus disables Gear VR on the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung kills the phone permanently

Oculus disables Gear VR on the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung kills the phone permanently It’s not clear how many Note 7 devices actually have a safety problem, but Samsung’s various partners are treating the situation extremely seriously.As of now, the devices listed as compatible with the Samsung Gear VR are the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5.

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.

Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide

Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide What a year it’s been for virtual reality!Three major platforms launched, dozens of new games were released, and this is just the beginning.