‘Sairento VR’ Launches on PSVR in Europe, Arriving in North America Next Week

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Singapore-based studio Mixed Realms today released their high-flying ninja combat game Sairento VR (2018) in Europe on PSVR; the North American release is slated to arrive next week.

Vive Focus Standalone Launches In North America And Europe

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HTC’s Vive Focus standalone is launching in North America and Europe starting today with a pitch toward enterprise. The focus on business uses for the headset outside China is an interesting one as the company is facing stiff competition for consumers in the United States from the Google-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo , as well as the $200 Oculus Go headset from Facebook which features a similar pointer-like hand controller.

Exclusive: Inside Europe’s Amazing New Volumetric Capture Studio, Dimension

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Then, like stepping through a portal into another world, I stumbled into Europe’s amazing new volumetric capture studio, Dimension. The company sees this as a hub for Europe in general that customers will travel for, and it’s easy to see why.

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK.

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Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

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The team behind the Oculus Rift is gearing up to significantly expand its reach, announcing today that the VR headset will be available in Canada and Europe starting on September 20. Archive Canada europe gaming oculus rift virtual reality vr

Oculus Rift to Hit Stores in Europe and Canada from September 20th

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Soon you’ll be able to walk into a regular store in Europe and Canada and pick up an Oculus Rift headset, according to a tweet from the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe. Rift hits retail in Europe and Canada Sept 20, in-store Touch demos begin in October.

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Samsung Announces New Gear VR Bundle Promo in Europe

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Samsung has sold over 300,000 Gear VR headsets in Europe this year. Continuing on the record pre-order sales in Europe for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung has announced an exclusive Gear VR content package for new Galaxy S7 customers.

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TPCast’s Wireless Multi-User VR Kit Launches In Europe

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TPCast’s latest wireless VR offering is now available in Europe. There is a consumer edition for the Oculus Rift available right now, so it’s possible multi-user support extends to that headset too. The company this week announced that the TPCast Business Edition Wireless VR Adapter for the HTC Vive is now available to buy directly from the company in the region. The Business Edition, which hit the US last month, can take up to four Vive headsets wireless.

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The Best Windows VR Headset Isn’t Coming To Europe

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The company today confirmed to UploadVR that Odyssey will not be releasing in Europe. Whereas the other headsets used dual-panel LCD displays with 1440 x 1440 resolution, Samsung features an AMOLED screen with a slightly higher 1440 x 1600 per eye resolution, which beats out the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive’s 1080 x 1200 displays by a good margin.

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Fruit Ninja VR Now Available For PlayStation VR In Europe

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The game seems to be very similar to the editions that hit the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift earlier this year: you use position-tracked controllers (in this case, the PlayStation Move) to wield two swords which you must use to slash delicious chunks of fruit into pieces.

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HTC Appoints Ex-Disney, Spotify Exec As Vive Europe GM

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Today, HTC is appointing a new General Manager for Vive in Europe in former Disney executive Paul Brown. While HTC makes new appointments, several high-profile staff have left Facebook’s Oculus, including Palmer Luckey, and just yesterday VR evangelist Chet Faliszek announced he had left Valve. It’s appears to have been a period of big change for all major VR companies.

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GDC Survey Suggests Rift is the Most Popular Headset for EU VR Devs, But Vive Has More Interest

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Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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The Vive Focus was most probably the best VR standalone on the market when Oculus last week announced what will be the first consumer 6DOF VR standalone headset. And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin. Half a point for Oculus.

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Oculus Quest & Rift S Arrive Next Month, Pre-Orders Now Live

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Naturally, Zuck took his time throughout the presentation, waiting until the very last minute to reveal the long-awaited release date of both the Oculus Quest standalone headset and the upgraded Oculus Rift S PC headset.

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ESL & Oculus Go Big For VR League Season 3

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For season three, ESL & Oculus are giving their budding VR competitive series a fresh coat of paint. 2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” states Christopher K. McKelvy, head of esports at Oculus.

Hands On: ESI’s Incredibly Accurate VR CAD Simulation Lets You Take Cars Apart

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In the VR Village, ESI Group were showcasing their upcoming Version 11 of IC.IDO , which enables HMD support (it was running on the HTC Vive, but will support the Oculus Rift too).

ESL & Oculus Announce Esport’s VR League Season 3, Biggest Prize Pool Yet

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ESL, the world’s largest esports organizer, and Oculus announced that season three of the VR League will kickoff on March 24th. 2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” said Christopher K.

Oculus Store Credit Starts Arriving to Those Affected by Major Software Error

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If you’ve used your Oculus Rift since the beginning of February, you likely already have a small surprise waiting for you in your account. The post Oculus Store Credit Starts Arriving to Those Affected by Major Software Error appeared first on Road to VR.

Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping

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Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Pre-orders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. Review: Oculus Quest could be the Nintendo Switch of VR.

Oculus Deploys New Age Rating System for VR Content

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By March 1st 2017, every title in the Oculus Store will be assigned through the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) rating process. The Oculus Store adds to the list of participating storefronts, which includes Google Play, the Nintendo eShop and the Windows Store.

The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’ll be keeping an eye on Oculus Rift deals throughout Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday. Oculus Rift Baseline. Without an special discount, the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle costs $400/€450/£400. The Best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2017 Deal. Oculus.

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VR film shot from point of view of dead grandfather’s ashes

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Oculus is Expanding its London Team to Work on a ‘Cutting Edge’ VR Experience

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Oculus has always had a presence in the UK and, by extension, Europe, but it looks like it’s about to grow that presence in a big way. The post Oculus is Expanding its London Team to Work on a ‘Cutting Edge’ VR Experience appeared first on UploadVR.

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Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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Amazon’s UK retailer seems to have already jumped the gun on today’s supposed announcement taking place at Oculus Connect opening keynote, where we’ll likely hear official word on price, release date, and everything else surrounding the long awaited Touch controllers.

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Oculus Setting Up London Team to Build “Really Cool Stuff”

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Oculus is coming to the UK in a significant way it seems, as they prepare to open a dedicated base in London with a team that’s apparently gearing up to build some “really cool stuff” for virtual reality. Mike LeBeau, Oculus.

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Oculus Rift US Pricing vs. Rest Of The World

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Now that the price has been announced for the Oculus Rift. How does Oculus Rift pricing compare to those from around the world? In response to those who thought the increased pricing was due to price gouging by Oculus.

BBC Debuts VR Film ‘We Wait’ For Oculus Rift

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BBC has released their first VR short film for the Oculus platform. The animation team brings a sense of style with their artwork that makes this one uniquely powerful experience, highlighting a sense of suspense and anticipation felt by displaced people journeying to Europe.

Community Download: Is Oculus Go A Phone?

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At Facebook’s developer conference next week we are expecting launch details for the Oculus Go standalone VR headset, starting at just $200. But we have one big question: Should Oculus Go be categorized as a phone, or as a personal computer?

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Oculus’ Privacy Architects Discuss Their Open-ended Privacy Policy & Biometric Data

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Oculus will be releasing a new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service tomorrow that will go into effect on May 20th, just five days before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law enforcement deadline of May 25th.

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Is Oculus Touch Priced at USD 199?

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Even though they’re not the only VR headsets on the market, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift attract the most attention and command the mainstream media presence. When announced, Oculus Rift launch price of $599 presented a main advantage over HTC Vive’s $799.

Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And.

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Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And Date German retailer MediaMarkt has listed the anticipated position tracked controllers on its website. That date is in line with the Q4 2016 window that Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe previously provided.

Black Friday: Oculus Makes $350 Rift Official

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We’re getting a little too used to saying this but here it is again; you can now get the Oculus Rift for cheaper than ever. Today, Oculus confirmed that the $50 off is an official promotion available directly from the company and other retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, the Microsoft Store, and Newegg in the US and Canada, plus Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, MediaMarkt, and Overclockers UK in Europe.

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REFUGEE CRISIS IN VIRTUAL REALITY | We Wait VR Animation (Oculus Rift CV1)

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We Wait is a story based VR experience that takes you to the heart of the refugee crisis in Europe. You can watch it on the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Check it out on Oculus Home: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/ri… Did you like this video?

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‘We Wait’ Is The First BBC Production For The Oculus Store, And It Is Free

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As the name hints, the objective here is to recreate the sense of anticipation and suspense those displaced people feel as they attempt to reach Europe. “By We Wait is now available globally and for free on the Oculus store. Tagged with: BBC , free , oculus store , We Wait.

Where to Try Vive, PSVR, Rift, Touch, Gear VR, and Daydream for Free

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HTC hosts a list of stores across the US and Europe where you can try the Vive for free. In the US, stores like Microsoft, Gamestop, and Micro Center host Vive setups offering public demos, while you can find the system in Europe in locations like Currys PC World, GAME, and Scan Computers.