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 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 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 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 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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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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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.

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 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 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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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 Research Becomes ‘Facebook Reality Labs’, Creating “further and faster” Leaps in AR/VR

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Oculus today announced it’s rebranding Oculus Research, the company’s R&D lab, to the newly created Facebook Reality Labs (FRL). The company announced the change via a Facebook post by Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash. Image courtesy Oculus.

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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 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 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 Go, Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus Standalone Headsets Compared

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In this article we compare three standalone VR devices which will be available worldwide this year: the Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and HTC Vive Focus. Oculus Go – Value Oriented. Image courtesy Oculus. Check out Everything We Know About Oculus Go (so far).

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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: ‘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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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.

Oculus Go Has Arrived and It’s a Big Deal

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The $200 Oculus Go is the most accessible VR headset today. But now the Oculus Go is finally here and it’s a big deal, especially for the millions of iPhone users out there who up until today have had limited options to get into VR. The Oculus Go has solid optics (538ppi; 5.5”

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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 Hiring Spree Suggests Facebook is Accelerating VR/AR Plans

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Starting toward the end of 2017, the number of listed job openings at Oculus has nearly tripled, with the current number of openings floating around an all time high. In early 2017, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly toured the Oculus Research facility and shared an inside look.

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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 Go Review: Standalone VR Priced for the Masses

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Nearly seven months after its announcement back in October 2017, Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone VR headset, is finally here. Oculus Go Review Summary. Launching today in 23 countries, Oculus Go is the company’s new take on mobile VR.

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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 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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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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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 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 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 ‘Handheld Controller’ Passes FCC Testing, Possible Oculus GO 3DoF Controller

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A mysterious handheld device showed up in an FCC test report recently that may just be the 3DoF controller coming alongside Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming $200 standalone VR headset. V DC current at 190 mA—the exact same power requirements as Oculus Touch.