Virtual Actuality Gaming! Oculus Rift & Cinemizer OLED


At E3 2013 I acquired a fingers on of two VR headsets, Oculus Rift and the Carl Zeiss … resource. Videos 2013 austin evans cinemizer duncan33303 e3 gaming Oculus Rift OLED Review Virtual Reality vr zeissIs digital truth the future of movie games?

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Here’s Where Facebook “Guaranteed” Users Would Never Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Headsets

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Let’s set the stage with a quick refresher on Oculus’ history. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus for a whopping $2 billion. At the time, Facebook was the last company anyone would have expected to buy Oculus. Facebook News Oculus Opinion facebook oculus

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Here’s a search at the world’s biggest digital fact video games for hardware this sort of as Oculus Rift, Venture Morpheus, Virtuix Omni and … source.

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John Carmack Stepping Down As Oculus CTO To Develop ‘Strong AI’


Facebook has its company flag flying at half-mast this week after it was announced that video game legend John Carmack would be stepping down from his position as Oculus CTO and migrating to a “Consulting CTO role” beginning this week. . Carmack joined Oculus in 2013 and worked alongside Palmer Luckey to develop the original Oculus Rift models. So, on behalf of everyone who bought an Oculus Quest because you were on board — thank you, John Carmack.

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Oculus Buys Low Power LED Display Company, InfiniLED

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Oculus may have just acquired another piece of the puzzle in making VR headsets cheaper to manufacture and cheaper to buy. First reported by local media, Oculus confirmed the acquisition to Upload and said the team joined Oculus Research in a new office dedicated to research in Cork. Currently, the Oculus Rift uses a 2160 x 1200 OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. oculus VR Industry News InfiniLED oculus rift

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GTA V Free On PC For A Limited Time With VR Mod Support


So, interested in hitting the virtual streets of Los Santos in your SteamVR or Oculus headset? News GTA GTA V GTA V VR HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro Oculus Oculus Link Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Rockstar Games Steam steamvr Valve Index Windows Mixed Reality

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Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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As one of the first game genres to embrace VR, sim racing has been successfully transitioning from the ‘very early adopter’ stage (using Oculus development kits) to the ‘early adopter’ stage (the first-generation consumer headsets). The HTC Vive launched on April 5th 2016, a week after the consumer Oculus Rift. Assetto Corsa , for example, was functional on the Rift DK1 in 2013 and had solid consumer Rift support in May 2016, but only received Vive support in March 2017.

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Oculus to Support WebVR Through New VR Browser Codenamed ‘Carmel’

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Oculus announced at Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, that they’ll be officially supporting WebVR through their new VR web browser codenamed Carmel. Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell took the stage and presented the new VR browser, stating the WebVR initiative “is going to lead to an exponential growth in VR content out there. The post Oculus to Support WebVR Through New VR Browser Codenamed ‘Carmel’ appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus CTO John Carmack On The Stand: ‘I Am Not A Mac User Unless Under Duress’

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We’ve had a writer in a Dallas courtroom following the ZeniMax vs. Oculus court case this week and taking notes. That said, our writer on the ground reports Oculus CTO John Carmack was on the stand much of the week as ZeniMax seemed to push for evidence in questioning that he violated his agreements with the company and shared information he shouldn’t have with Oculus. John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) November 22, 2013.

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Oculus on Half Dome Prototype: ‘don’t expect to see everything in a product anytime soon’

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At Facebook’s F8 developer conference Oculus revealed a glimpse at an intriguing new headset prototype dubbed ‘Half Dome’ Including a 140 degree field of view, varifocal displays, and what appears to be eye-tracking, the prototype is a tantalizing peek at the company’s research and what may lay ahead of us—just don’t expect it everything we saw “anytime soon,” says Oculus co-founder and Head of Rift Nate Mitchell.

ZeniMax Wanted 15 Percent Of Oculus

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Following Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance earlier this week, Oculus founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe answered questions in the company’s ongoing legal battle with ZeniMax Media over the alleged theft of VR technology. Luckey got into the nitty-gritty details about the origins of the Oculus Rift and more on Wednesday. ” “Is that how Oculus runs its business?”

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You Can Now Play The Entirety of GTA 5 In VR, Cutscenes And All


Despite having originally released all the way back in 2013, Rockstar’s fifth entry in their beloved Grand Theft Auto video game series is more popular than ever. The mod natively supports Oculus and SteamVR headsets,” states the mods creator, LukeRoss00 on the official Github page.

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$4 Billion ZeniMax v. Oculus Verdict Could Come as Early as Today, Here’s What You Need to Know

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This week the eyes of the virtual reality industry are on a federal court in Dallas, Texas where ZeniMax (and child company id Software) and Facebook (and child company Oculus) have been engaged in legal battle over a dispute which could cost Facebook $4 billion. ZeniMax alleges that a former employee used VR code that it owned after being hired by Oculus, and further that Facebook should have known that the code was ZeniMax property. Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus.

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Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator


Now the team that has been showcasing independent VR projects and hosting events around the world is kicking off a new program to support creators in collaboration with Oculus. On October 31, Oculus and Kaleidoscope will kick off DevLab , a new initiative to support independent VR creators by bringing together 28 VR artists from around the world to incubate new work, explore new ideas, and create the next wave of great virtual reality experiences.

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Here’s What We Know About ZeniMax v. Oculus VR

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Over the past two weeks, ZeniMax Media and Oculus have been duking it out in the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse in Dallas, TX, and we’ve been observing and taking notes. ZeniMax alleges the Oculus Rift headset was built using their technology, and that it was allegedly stolen by John Carmack when he left subsidiary id Software in 2013. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Oculus founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe took the stand in-person from Jan.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Brings ‘The Mandalorian’ and More to Oculus Quest April 29


Star Wars Pinball has been delighting Star Wars fans and pinball wizards since it originally launched on console, mobile, and PC in 2013. Now, developer

‘Obduction’ Adds Motion Control, Coming to Vive and Oculus Touch This Month

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Cyan’s spiritual successor to Myst is launching with all-new motion control support on March 22nd for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch. The original VR support for Oculus Rift began as a stretch goal during the game’s 2013 Kickstarter campaign , and arrived in October 2016, a couple of months after the standard game launched on Steam. The game received a free update and launched on the Oculus Store at the same time, and was praised for its visuals and puzzle diversity.

Oculus Share Shuts Down, Ending An EraGoodbye, Oculus.


Oculus Share Shuts Down, Ending An Era Goodbye, Oculus Share. August 2013 was a different time for VR. The low resolution Oculus DK1 was really the only thing on the market for enthusiastic developers, and the tracking was so limited you couldn’t even lean around in it. That’s when Oculus launched Oculus Share as a place to post experimental projects for others to try. oculus vr virtual reality oculus share

Pimax “8K” Surpasses Oculus Rift as Top VR Headset Kickstarter Project, $2.45M Raised So Far

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million to their name, the company has reached arguably a more important milestone: they’ve surpassed the original Oculus Rift Kickstarter, becoming the top funded VR headset campaign in existence. Pimax’s recent passing of Oculus’ Kickstarter , which tallied a total of $2,437,429 with 9522 backers at the time of its September 2012 conclusion, could mean many great things for the China-based company.

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The ZeniMax Media v. Oculus VR Trial Begins Today in Dallas

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Oculus VR is one of the first major legal disputes to happen in our young new industry. You might remember that, quite famously, John Carmack joined the Oculus team as CTO in 2013. His relationship with the VR company (namely Palmer Luckey) and the creation of the Oculus Rift is at the heart of the allegations. ” The actual lawsuit itself was first filed by ZeniMax in 2014, shortly after Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion. Oculus VR Inc.,

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‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Seemingly Back From The Dead


Originally released in 2013 on the original Oculus Rift DK1, the HL2VR mod allowed early adopters to play through the entirety of Half-Life 2’s single-player campaign in VR with support for the Razer Hydra motion controllers. News Oculus Rift steamvr VR Mods

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Oculus Calls Zenimax Lawsuit ‘Wasteful’ They Did Not Have ‘Vision, Expertise, Or Patience’ To Build The Rift

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Oculus VR trial had officially begun in Dallas, TX. For those unaware, the court case is regarding the fact that ZeniMax claims that the Rift was created with the use of stolen technology from ZeniMax employees, such as John Carmack, as well as calling into question the assistance he provided to Palmer Luckey and the Oculus team while he was still employed by ZeniMax. After leaving ZeniMax and id Software, the game development studio he co-founded, he joined Oculus as CTO in 2013.

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The Best VR Headsets You Can Buy Right Now


VR has come a long way since the launch of the Oculus DK1 in 2013. The standalone VR headset, developed by Meta (formerly Facebook), was one of, if not the hottest item of the holiday season, with the Oculus companion app becoming the #1 download on the Apple App Store.

Attack On Titan Is Even More Terrifying In VR


Originally aired in 2013, the story follows a close group of childhood friends as they struggle to survive a nightmarish world inhabited by man-eating giants referred to as “Titans.” News Meta Quest Meta Quest 2 Oculus Quest Oculus Quest 2 PC VR SideQuest VR Games

Oculus Announces ‘Wilson’s Heart’, a Twilight Zone-style Psychological Thriller for Touch

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Oculus today announced a new exclusive, Wilson’s Heart , a first-person psychological thriller slated to arrive on Oculus Home in 2017. The game uses Oculus Touch controller so you can examine clues and manipulate in-game objects naturally. It’s a day before E3 officially starts, but the announcements are already rolling out with Oculus next Touch exclusive, a project developed by Twisted Pixel and published by Oculus Studios.

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Mark Zuckerberg Puts Hugo Barra In Charge Of Facebook VR, Oculus

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Tonight Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra will become the new head of Facebook’s virtual reality efforts, which includes leading its Oculus team. According to a post published on the 32-year-old’s Facebook page: I’m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team. Co-founder Brendan Iribe recently vacated his role as CEO of Oculus to lead a PC-focused VR group.

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Exec. Producer of Indie Hit ‘Journey’ is Developing a Unique Title for Oculus Touch

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Robin Hunicke, executive producer on Journey (2012) and now co-founder of game studio Funomena , is creating a visually rich new Oculus Touch title that wants to be played by anyone and everyone. Journey’s executive producer, Robin Hunicke, and engine programmer, Martin Middleton, met at game studio Thatgamecompany (which developed Journey ) , and afterward came together to found Funomena in 2013 with the underlying idea that “games can have a positive impact on the world.”

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Oculus Store Transitions to IARC to Provide Regionally Accurate Game Ratings

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Announced today on their blog , Oculus is transitioning to ratings provided by the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) which is the same system used in the Google Play Store and Nintendo eShop. The IARC is fairly young, having been formed just in 2013 by the ESRB and other international rating organizations. Existing titles will need to complete the IARC rating process no later than March 1, 2017 to avoid removal from the Oculus Store.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.21): Oculus has sold more than 10M units and wants PSVR games, SparkAR shows its marketing potential and much more!

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Original image from Oculus). Oculus Rift and Gear VR have sold 10M units. At the beginning of the week, Jack McCauley, one of the founders of the Oculus startup, had claimed in an interview with CNBC that Facebook VR will never succeed. Of course, he was not only talking about Oculus but about VR in general. According to him, summing the sales of Oculus Rift and Gear VR, we obtain more than 10 million units sold. Oculus wants to trade exclusive games with Sony.

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Searches for “HTC Vive” Have Caught up with “Oculus Rift” and May Be Accelerating

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When it comes to Google searches, “HTC Vive” has recently matched “Oculus Rift” and may be continuing to rise. Google searches for “Oculus Rift” have enjoyed steady popularity since 2013 with major spikes hitting after the company’s announcement that it had been acquired by Facebook in 2014, and as the headset finally opened for pre-orders earlier this year.

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‘The Gallery: Call of the Starseed’ Comes Full Circle and Releases For Oculus Touch On Dec. 6th

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There are a lot of upcoming Oculus Rift games with Touch support. And in 2012, The Gallery was one of the first commercially announced Oculus Rift titles and that was one of the targeted platforms when the game completed its $80,000+ Kickstarter campaign back in 2013. So this launch feels monumental; we have come full circle and are excited to be releasing The Gallery on Oculus now with the launch of the Touch controllers.”

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‘Star Wars Pinball’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets Next Month, Trailer Here

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Star Wars Pinball (2013) has been available on console, mobile, and PC for a while now. You’ll also be able to “build the ultimate fan cave,” the studio says in an Oculus blogpost.

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Turn On, Tune In, And Breathe Out In Psychedelic Inspired VR Journey SoundSelf


The psychedelic-inspired experience was originally an installation at Burning Man in 2013 and has transformed into a more accessible immersion with play-through lasting between 15 – 60 minutes for most users; stay in for at least 10 to experience a captivating pseudo-trip.

TinyTAN | Beat Saber: BTS Music Pack Launches November 12, Track List Reveal


BTS has been spreading positivity since their debut in 2013. Beat Saber’s new music pack features the recently launched TinyTAN characters, whose personalities are inspired

The Oculus Launchpad Development Blog: Week 1 Day 1

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First of all I want to thank everyone at Oculus and Facebook for allowing me to be part of an amazing opportunity. So many individuals to thank but I will start with Ebony Peay Ramirez-Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Oculus VR. However my Oculus story goes way back to E3 2013 when I stumbled across CCP's EVE VR demo and got to try DK1. I was a bit down but decided to go to Oculus.

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New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases for the Week of 10/30/16

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Make no mistake: if you have an Oculus Rift, then this is Obduction week. VRMark is a more rigorous test than the text-based option from Oculus and, even in its free version, can show you how many frames are dropped during tests. Project Syria is a project that was developed back in 2013 and is now being released on consumer VR. Experiences gaming oculus gear vr new releases rift steam

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Palmer’s Post-Oculus Interview, Part 2: Virtual Relationships, Sleeping Under a Bridge, & His Next Project

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Having founded Oculus in 2012 and been an important face for the company throughout its growth from fledgling startup to $2 billion acquisition by Facebook and beyond, it was a shock to see Palmer Luckey leave the company just two months ago. Palmer Luckey throws swag to the crowd at Oculus Connect 2 | Photo courtesy Oculus. Palmer wears a Rift DK1, circa 2013 | Photo courtesy Oculus. Palmer Luckey: A few years have passed since I founded Oculus.

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