‘Oculus Home’ Update Adds Virtual Screens, Custom Object Importing

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Oculus Home , the hub space that users see when putting on their Oculus Rift, has been updated with virtual screens for embedded Dash content and the ability to import custom objects. Announced in a post this week on the Oculus Blog , Oculus Home version 1.26

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Oculus Revamps ‘Rooms’ for Go, New Apps ‘Oculus Venues’ & ‘Oculus TV’ Coming Soon

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Following today’s Oculus Go launch announcement at Facebook’s annual F8 dev conference, the company also revealed that Rooms , the social VR space first launched on Gear VR, is getting revamped to inaugurate Go. Oculus Gallery (Available at Launch). Oculus TV (coming soon).

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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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First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers into VR. Oculus Venues. Oculus TV.

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‘Oculus TV’ Brings Live & On-demand Video to Oculus Go, Now Available

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Announced back at Facebook’s F8 developer conference earlier this year, Oculus TV is the company’s latest first-party app that pulls a number of flatscreen video options together under one roof. The app is now available for free on Oculus Go.

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Oculus Go Includes Glasses Spacer and Brackets for Prescription Lenses

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Oculus Go, the company’s $200 standalone headset, is finally here. While the headset retains much of the basic functionality of Samsung Gear VR, including access to the communal Oculus app store, there’s a few neat ergonomic updates to the headset that aim to set itself apart.

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Oculus Mobile Store Now Lets Devs Offer DLC, Coming to Rift Store Soon

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Oculus developers will now be able to add discrete DLC to their games on Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR. Oculus Rift support isn’t far behind. ” The post Oculus Mobile Store Now Lets Devs Offer DLC, Coming to Rift Store Soon appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Now Sells Single Replacement Touch Controllers

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It used to be that you’d have to buy a brand new pair of controllers at full price to get back into the game, but now Oculus is selling single controllers so you can replace whichever one you smashed last. Inside the box: a replacement Oculus Touch controller and 1x AA battery.

Everything We Know About Oculus Go (so far)

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Oculus Go is an upcoming standalone VR headset and controller that offers the same content library and a similar experience to Gear VR, but in a dedicated unit rather than a ‘headset shell’ accessory for a smartphone. What is Oculus Go? What Are the Oculus Go Specs?

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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Everything We Know About Oculus Santa Cruz (so far)

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Oculus Santa Cruz is a VR prototype that brings many high-end features of the Oculus Rift and Touch, most notably positional (6DoF) tracking on both headset and controllers, into a self-contained, standalone design. What is Oculus Santa Cruz? Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Venues Arrives for Oculus Go and Gear VR

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A month after the launch of Oculus’ $200 standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, the long teased Oculus Venues app is finally available for download. Available on both Oculus Go and Gear VR, Oculus Venues attempts to bring the stadium fan experience to VR.

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Oculus Reveals 140 Degree VR Headset Prototype with Varifocal Displays

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Oculus today at F8 overviewed some of the latest VR technology that they’d been working on internally. In the last year, Oculus has detailed a range of research projects relating to varifocal technology. While Oculus is owned by Facebook, Guajardo is actually part of Oculus.

Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400

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Oculus is giving the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet for a six week-long sale. At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. SEE ALSO Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Oculus Rift Review.

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Facebook Spent Over $88M This Year on Oculus’ Seattle Area Satellite HQ

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Oculus has been on quite the hiring spree as of late, with over a hundred positions currently advertised on the company’s career website aimed at bringing hardware and software engineers into the Seattle area.

NextVR Partners With Oculus to Bring Live Events to ‘Oculus Venues’

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NextVR , the live event VR broadcasting company, today announced a partnership with Oculus to bring live VR events to Oculus Venues , the company’s upcoming social viewing app that will allow mass viewing of events such as sports, concerts and comedy.

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Oculus Go Pre-order Page Hits Amazon, Best Buy Stocks Shelves

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Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming standalone VR headset, may already be waiting in the wings at Amazon distribution centers—they’re certainly already on Best Buy shelves, as both retailers are gearing up for what appears to be an imminent launch.

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The Easiest Way to Set Up Oculus Rift Room-scale Tracking (without drilling any holes)

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While it’s true that the Oculus Rift didn’t initially support room-scale tracking, Oculus has embraced large-scale tracking, allowing for 360 degree tracking and room-scale gameplay at similar sizes as the HTC Vive. Setting Up the Oculus Rift for Room-scale Tracking.

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Oculus Announces Asymmetric Co-op Heist Game ‘Covert’ for Oculus Go & Gear VR

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Los Angeles-based White Elk Studios , a team founded by former members of the God of War team, and Oculus Studios today announced a new co-op game called Covert. Image courtesy White Elk Studios, Oculus. Image courtesy White Elk Studios, Oculus.

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Oculus 1.17 Update Will Let You Launch SteamVR Apps From Oculus Home

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Until recently, Oculus Rift owners have had to maintain two separate repositories for games; Steam and Oculus Home. Revealed in a forum post , Oculus will be pushing a general update soon that will allow you to launch SteamVR apps (provided they have Rift support) directly from Home.

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Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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At F8 this week, Oculus showed work being done on hand-tracking to bring more intuitive control and accurate avatars into VR. Beyond hand-tracking, she also revealed the Oculus ‘Half Dome’ prototype , a headset with a 140 degree field of view and varifocal display.

All 53 Oculus Touch Launch Titles Confirmed

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Oculus has today confirmed all 53 launch titles that will be available on December 6th for the launch of the Touch controllers. Oculus Touch Launch Titles. Oculus Studios. Oculus Story Studio. Oculus Studios. Oculus.

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‘The Unspoken’ VR League eSports Final is Cancelled & Not Coming to Oculus Connect 5 After All

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The Virtual Reality League is an ESL Gaming organization partnered with Oculus that oversees eSports tournaments for online VR multiplayer games including Echo Arena , The Unspoken , and Sprint Vector.

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Palmer Luckey Posts Oculus Go Teardown, Revealing Possible Fix to Lengthen Battery Life

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Oculus Go , the company’s $200 standalone VR headset, launched at Facebook’s F8 developer conference yesterday to much fanfare—likely because everyone in attendance got one free. Oculus Go is rated for a 2 to 2.5

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Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

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With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. OneSignal) when running on Oculus Go. These apps are not supported on Oculus Go.

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Easily Browse Oculus Store Sales and Free Games With ‘Oculus Store Spoofer’

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Doing exactly that, but for the Oculus Store, a third-party website finally lets you filter the store’s content by every Rift game currently on sale and even see every free Rift experience neatly listed from A to Z. Oculus is serving up its Rift Core 2.0

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Oculus: ‘Multiple VR titles have made more than $1M in the Oculus store alone’

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Oculus for its part has attempted to kickstart that ecosystem by investing hefty sums in content developers, and now the company says it’s starting to pay off. With the backing of Facebook, Oculus has publicly committed to investing $500 million into VR content development.

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Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Gets Permanent Price Cut to $400

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Following their highly successful Summer of Rift Sale, Oculus have announced a permanent price cut of the Rift headset and Touch controller package to $399. The new price was revealed by Hugo Barra, Oculus’ Vice President of Virtual Reality at the opening keynote to Oculus Connect 4.

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Oculus Connect 4 Day 1 Roundup: Oculus Go, Rift Price Drop, New ‘Santa Cruz’ Prototype, and More

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The opening keynote at the fourth annual Oculus Connect developer conference delivered several new product announcements from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, VP of Virtual Reality Hugo Barra, and others. Affordable standalone headset ‘Oculus Go’ revealed: Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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Last October Oculus announced its ‘ Oculus Rift for Business ‘ bundle, offering for the first time a package which included a warranty and license officially sanctioned for commercial use. Enterprise VR News Oculus Oculus Rift oculus business bundle oculus rift for busines

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SteamVR Beta Adds Support for Oculus Dash

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Oculus Rift users playing games on SteamVR will soon be able to more fluidly access Oculus Dash, part of the Rift Core 2.0 The latest beta version of SteamVR now properly supports in-game rendering of Oculus Dash for players using Rift headsets, according to release notes.

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Hands-on: Oculus Santa Cruz II Prototype & Controllers

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Today at Oculus Connect 4, the company’s annual developer conference, Oculus revealed the Project Santa Cruz ‘Prototype 2’ standalone VR headset, including 6DOF motion controllers. Image courtesy Oculus. Image courtesy Oculus.

Review: Oculus Touch

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Oculus Rift is late to the motion control party, but its solution is the absolute best so far. The post Review: Oculus Touch appeared first on WIRED. Gaming Gear Reviews Facebook motion controls Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Touch virtual reality

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Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.1 Update Brings Major Improvements

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On April 12th, Oculus Medium received the 1.1 Medium is Oculus’ flagship creative tool for the Touch motion controllers, recognised for its intuitive sculpting and modelling features. The Oculus Medium “Large Update” is here! Publié par Oculus Medium sur mercredi 12 avril 2017.

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‘Oculus Venues’ Live Event App Now Available on Go and Gear VR, Event Schedule Here

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Oculus Venues , the social app that allows ‘thousands of users’ to watch live events en masse in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR starting today. Oculus’ Code of Conduct is also in full force, with community moderators on-hand in Venues.

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Where & When to Watch Oculus Connect Keynote Livestream (including in VR)

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Oculus Connect , the company’s annual developer conference, goes down this week in San Jose, California on the 11th and 12th at the McEnery Convention Center. The Oculus Connect opening keynote will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at 10AM PT ( your timezone here ).

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

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Besides the fact that Oculus is undoubtedly working on a second flagship PC VR headset, nothing is known about it thus far. SEE ALSO Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy. We hope to see more at Oculus Connect 5 which should be sometime in Fall 2018.

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Oculus Home to Get Multiplayer & User-generated Content This Summer

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At GDC 2018 this year, Oculus released word during their ‘Inside Oculus 2018’ developer talk that Home, the customizable user space for Rift, is gaining the ability to host multiple players as well as user-generated content.

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Oculus Announces $199 Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus Go’ doesn’t require a phone or PC. Oculus’ biggest event of the year, Oculus Connect 4 , kicked off Wednesday morning with an opening keynote reveal from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook owned Oculus unveiled on stage their first standalone VR headset.

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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.