My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what will be announced by Oculus/Facebook. Oculus Santa Cruz. Oculus Monterey.

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Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

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Yesterday I was reading the comments on Reddit regarding my post with the predictions for Oculus Connect 5 and the kind redditor /u/SilverWhite2 provided me the link to the latest available patent with the design of Santa Cruz. Front view (Image by Oculus). Rear view (Image by Oculus).

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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 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 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 Avatars Are Finally Going Cross-platform

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Oculus had announced almost a year ago now that they planned to take their Oculus Avatars system cross-platform. Oculus says cross-platform support for their Avatars system has been “one of [developers’] biggest requests.”

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Oculus Will Livestream It’s 5th Connect Conference On Oculus Venues

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Learn more about the latest in Oculus technology while wearing the latest in Oculus technology. This year, Oculus intends to kick their live stream game up a few notches. User can view the action live on both the Oculus Go and Gear VR. Image Credit: Facebook / Oculus.

Oculus TV Now Available on Oculus Go

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Oculus TV has finally arrived on Oculus Go. Originally expected to launch last month, Oculus TV is exactly what the name suggests, a TV viewing app for VR. But Oculus TV hopes to go beyond just a giant screen to enjoy television programming in VR. Tune in today.

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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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‘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 Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Image courtesy Xiaomi, Oculus.

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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.

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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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 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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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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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 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 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.

Oculus Confirms Four VR eSports Tournament Finals Coming to Oculus Connect 5

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Oculus has confirmed that a number of VR eSports tournament finals are officially headed to Oculus Connect 5, the company’s annual developer conference. SEE ALSO Update: 'The Unspoken' VR League Final is Back on & Coming to Oculus Connect 5.

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 Rift on Sale for $350 at Amazon US

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After the Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United bundle was briefly on sale for $350 at Best Buy, now the basic Rift package has dropped to $350 at Amazon US, a $50 discount, which is about as good as you can hope to find. SEE ALSO HTC Is Opening Its Viveport VR App Store to Oculus Rift Users.

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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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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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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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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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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 Connect 5: A Glimpse Of Facebook’s Phase Two

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In 2014 I sat in the audience at Oculus Connect and listened to Brendan Iribe talk about open sourcing the first development kit for the Oculus Rift as he laid out two paths forward for Facebook in VR. Ppd = pixels per degree #OC2 @Oculus_Connect pic.twitter.com/Xv2QgrdZAc. —

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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 Connect VR Livestream Coming to Gear VR and Go, But Rifters Get Left Out

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Oculus today announced it will offer an immersive livestream during the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference, including coverage of the opening keynote and several VR esports championships hosted during the event. Owners of the Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets can join the immersive livestream via the Oculus Venues app which is unfortunately not available to the company’s desktop-based users who own the Oculus Rift.

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.

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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Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets

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Walmart is set to expand its fledgling VR training program in a big way soon; the big box store is going to start a country-wide training program promising to bring over 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to its employees by the year’s end. News Oculus Go VR Training oculus go walmart walmart v

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.

Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

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Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers.

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‘Oculus Medium’ Review

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As the launch of Oculus Touch nears, the company is lifting embargos on a number of Touch titles, including the hotly anticipated Oculus Medium. Disclosure: Oculus provided Road to VR with Touch controllers for review.

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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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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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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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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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