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Zenimax Files to Stop Oculus Rift Sales

Zenimax Files to Stop Oculus Rift Sales In a move that will likely surprise no one, ZeniMax Media has made good on its stated intention of persuading a Texas court to halt sales of the Oculus Rift.Initially, the suit that ZeniMax filed against Oculus was for $6 billion and included damages for not just copyright infringement, but also outright theft as well as breaches of non-disclosure agreements by executives who had left the media company to develop the Oculus Rift.

Samsung and Oculus announce the wand-like Gear VR Controller

Samsung and Oculus announce the wand-like Gear VR Controller But at Mobile World Congress on February 26, Samsung unveiled a solution: The Gear VR Controller.The Gear VR controller, which was developed by Facebook’s Oculus division, looks a little like a shrunken Nintendo Wii controller.

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.

March (price-cutting) madness: Facebook slashes $200 off its Oculus Rift bundle

March (price-cutting) madness: Facebook slashes $200 off its Oculus Rift bundle Now HTC is facing a very immediate threat: A drastic price reduction of the Oculus Rift.On their own, the Oculus Rift headset now costs $499, the Touch controller pair costs $99, and the Oculus Sensor sells for $59.

Oculus Rift and Touch Bundle Gets Price Cut

Oculus Rift and Touch Bundle Gets Price Cut The virtual reality company, which is owned by Facebook, announced that its Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now $598, down from the previous price of $798.For those who already own an Oculus Rift, the Touch controllers are now $99 (down from $199), while an additional Oculus Sensor now costs $59 (down from $79.

The Oculus Rift on MacOS isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not on the roadmap either

The Oculus Rift on MacOS isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not on the roadmap either Support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on MacOS isn’t dead but it’s not arriving anytime in the near future, either.It’s not something that’s currently on the roadmap for — I can even say — the next six months,” Mitchell said.

Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag There’s been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus.Sony has moved 915,000 VR units to date, even though we haven’t seen many new VR games launch for the platform (though Resident Evil 7 is a notable exception).

Oculus Rift's 'Robo Recall' is the game VR has been waiting for

Oculus Rift's 'Robo Recall' is the game VR has been waiting for Oculus-friendly titles like The Unspoken and Arizona Sunshine deliver amazing gameplay and immersive environments, but Robo Recall is a significant step up.So far, the only complaint I've heard from users has to do with the game's teleportation mechanic.

New Facebook 360 app lets Samsung Gear VR users share immersive photos and videos

New Facebook 360 app lets Samsung Gear VR users share immersive photos and videos On Wednesday, the company made good on those hints by releasing Facebook 360, a standalone app for the Samsung Gear VR.Available via the Oculus mobile app, Facebook 360 offers roughly 1 million 360-degree videos and 25 million 360-degree photos on Facebook, both from personal creators and professional producers like CNN VR, GoPro, VR network Blend Media and others.

Visit the International Space Station with your Oculus Rift in ‘Mission: ISS’

Visit the International Space Station with your Oculus Rift in ‘Mission: ISS’ Recreating the International Space Station in “painstaking detail,” Mission: ISS offers a mixture of educational content and interactive experiences inspired by the work of real-world astronauts.More: ‘Job Simulator’ turns ‘Overwatch’ into an all-out office supply war Oculus additionally revealed plans to provide high school students in the United States with access to Mission: ISS.

John Carmack Fires Back At Zenimax, Sues For $22 Million

John Carmack Fires Back At Zenimax, Sues For $22 Million John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and one of the key designers involved in the Oculus Rift, is taking his former employer Zenimax to court for “more than $22.will soon be obligated to pay Plaintiff John Carmack more than $45 million in cash under the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement and a Convertible Promissory Note by which ZeniMax bought the assets of id Software, Inc.

Oculus exec John Carmack launches $22.5M lawsuit against ZeniMax Media

Oculus exec John Carmack launches $22.5M lawsuit against ZeniMax Media The next chapter of the dispute between Oculus and ZeniMax Media is brewing in Dallas, Texas.On Tuesday, Oculus’ chief technology officer, John Carmack, sued ZeniMax, alleging that the publisher still owes him $22.

This is probably the only way you'll ever get to visit the Space Station, but it's pretty damn good

This is probably the only way you'll ever get to visit the Space Station, but it's pretty damn good We never tire of seeing amazing new footage from the International Space Station (ISS), but it would be even better if most of us could get a VIP ticket to visit.Produced by Los Angeles-based studio Magnopus, the experience was developed in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

Socialize from the comfort of your couch with Rooms 1.2 on Gear VR

Socialize from the comfort of your couch with Rooms 1.2 on Gear VR Last year, in an effort to introduce even more people to social VR experiences, Oculus began to roll out support for its highly anticipated Rooms and Parties features to the Gear VR.Using a Gear VR setup, you could share spaces with friends, interact, hang out, and even stream live from VR.

Oculus publishes Touch CAD files to help developers create custom peripherals

Oculus publishes Touch CAD files to help developers create custom peripherals The guidelines include 3D CAD files for the controller itself, its battery compartment, and the Rock Band VR connector.The Rock Band VR connector is slated to be included with the Oculus Touch, and allows players to use their existing Rock Band controllers with their Oculus Rift headset.

Testing shows Nvdia’s GeForce GTX 1060 outperforming AMD’s Radeon RX 480

Testing shows Nvdia’s GeForce GTX 1060 outperforming AMD’s Radeon RX 480 Now that Oculus VR and Facebook have reduced the price of the Oculus Rift, customers have a more affordable option of diving into virtual reality.Two affordable options include Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of on-board memory ($300) and AMD’s Radeon RX 480 card with 8GB of onboard memory ($250).

'Beauty and the Beast' in VR delivers Disney magic you can touch

'Beauty and the Beast' in VR delivers Disney magic you can touch The latest version of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, hit movie theaters on Friday, and the film's already number one at the box office.But if you can't get enough of the living furniture featured in the film, you can relive the experience in virtual reality using the Oculus Rift.

Oculus put March Madness in VR but not on Rift

Oculus put March Madness in VR but not on Rift But like so many other sports apps being offered for Samsung Gear VR users via Oculus app, for some reason, they decided to skip offering a version of the app for the people who dropped hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars more to set up higher end Oculus Rift systems.So, once again, the most passionate VR users (who, arguably, invested in Oculus' Rift) are being asked to either scale down to a Gear VR (assuming they also have a Samsung smartphone) or simply skip the NCAA VR experience altogether.

Weather forecasts meet virtual reality with launch of AccuWeather app

Weather forecasts meet virtual reality with launch of AccuWeather app "AccuWeather is excited to partner with Samsung on the launch of the AccuWeather - Weather for Life app for Gear VR, bringing users the most accurate, most innovative weather forecasts and information available worldwide,” he says."The app is interactive and easy for users to access immersive 360-degree video content and weather forecasts, all with the Superior Accuracy from AccuWeather they rely on, experiencing weather in revolutionary new ways.

Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR

Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR Racing simulator Arsetto Corsa can now be played on the HTC Vive and OSVR headsets.Utilizing the open-source OpenVR platform, it now offers native support for those two consumer-grade headsets, alongside the existing support for the Oculus Rift.