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Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

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You can now buy Oculus Touch and use them with a giant selection of games.Oculus VR previously announced that Oculus Touch will launch with 54 supported titles, including games like The Climb, Job Simulator, The Unspoken, and Kingspray. You can go here... >>

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

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Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On... >>

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

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During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the virtual-reality headset and revealed its codename, Santa Cruz. Here's everything... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas.Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the Touch... >>

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

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Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available to buy from several UK stores today, 20 September.John Lewis, Curry's PC World, Game and Harrods... >>

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

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Oculus announced this morning that its high-end VR headset, the Oculus Rift, is going to be available to buy from UK retailers starting on 20 September.Customers will be able to purchase the Oculus Rift from Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game... >>

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

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The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause.The sharp drop in value of the British pound has seen prices rise for other tech devices, with OnePlus... >>

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

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It has been thought for a while that, as well as refresh its Gear VR headset with a new USB-C model, Samsung is working on a standalone device to rival Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.Now more details on it have emerged, including a name: Samsung... >>

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

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Google reportedly had plans to take on Oculus, HTC and PlayStation with its own high-end virtual reality headset. However, it was scrapped with the company said to prefer to continue down the mobile VR route instead.Recode claims that Google is streamlining... >>

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift was a long time coming, but it's actually a real-life consumer headset these days. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, is now available.Of all the virtual reality (VR) systems, Oculus Rift is the one that probably commands... >>

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

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Almost four months after its consumer launch, the Oculus Rift is now available to buy without having to wait for ages.Oculus has finally fulfilled the last pre-orders and newly ordered headsets will be packed up and shipped to customers within two to... >>

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

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VR specialist Oculus has reversed its position on blocking titles from being ported to work on one of its biggest competitor's headsets. In the lead up to a new, available update, Oculus had blocked software that allowed HTC Vive owners to play Oculus... >>

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

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There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage of components, leading to some delays.Oculus was first to announce a date for the Rift, opening pre-orders... >>

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

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The retail version of Oculus Rift just began shipping to consumers, and to celebrate the launch, Mark Zuckerberg is live-streaming himself unboxing the virtual-reality headset while giving a brief breakdown of what to expect.Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook,... >>

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

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OMG. If you were among the lucky few to pre-order the Oculus Rift in January, you'll be beyond happy to know that it should finally arrive on your doorstep by the end of the month. We're not kidding.Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has tweeted a photo... >>

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

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With Oculus Rift landing on 28 March, the company has provided some of the missing pieces of the puzzle. While a lot of the talk has been about the hardware and some of the early demos, attention now turns to what you'll actually be able to play when... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple.He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.Attending the... >>

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

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One of the major new products to be shown at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco was Minecraft. Not regular Minecraft mind, but a virtual reality version that we got to play using an Oculus Rift headset set-up at the event.Microsoft had previously... >>

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option.The HTC Vive... >>

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

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The Rift is almost here.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order official bundles that not only include the headset but also the certified PC required to run... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives.This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

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The Rift is coming.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has already confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now we have word about official bundles that'll be up for pre-order in one week. The bundles include not only the headset... >>

What is the difference between VR and AR?

What is the difference between VR and AR?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality. VR and AR.Oye. What does it all mean?There is absolutely no denying that virtual reality is one of the main hot trends in Silicon Valley right now, but those of you who are interested in the latest developments in... >>

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

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British boxer David Haye has revealed that his upcoming comeback fight against Australian Mark De Mori will be filmed in virtual reality. 360-degree cameras will take in the action and the fight will be presented in app form for VR headsets.The match... >>

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

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During a chat with Max Cohen, vice president of mobile at Oculus, at CES in Las Vegas last week he told us something that made us finally realise why we think that virtual reality will be a huge success.To date, we've played many games and experienced... >>

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

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Oculus will continue to develop affordable VR headsets like the Gear VR going forward as it believes that there are two different types of consumer interested in the future of the technology.The final release model of the Samsung Gear VR went on sale... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

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Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming.Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

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Some spectators had suggested that CES 2016 was going to be all about VR. Well, Oculus Rift might have just stolen the show, teasing that the pre-order date is much sooner than you might think.In a simple blog post, Oculus has confirmed that pre-orders... >>

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

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We've experienced plenty of games and demos on Oculus and other virtual reality headsets over the last couple of years, but few have left us in a puddle of sweat quite so capably as Crytek's new game. And we mean that in a good way.The Climb is an Oculus... >>

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

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Omgomgomg.Oculus VR and Harmonix have announced that a virtual reality version of Rock Band is coming to the Oculus Rift, meaning you'll soon be able to slip on a pair of VR goggles in order to step out onto a virtual stage and fully experience what it... >>

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

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With the world poised for the first major wave of consumer virtual reality headsets, plenty of video services are displaying their intentions to provide content. Now photo website Flickr is getting in on the act, announcing that it will be encouraging... >>

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head at Gamescom

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head at Gamescom

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During E3 we had the chance to test both the latest virtual reality headset from Oculus and its direct gaming rival, Sony's Project Morpheus, but there was one forthcoming device we didn't get to check out at the show.That's why when we were offered the... >>

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

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When Time magazine put a cut out of Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey on the cover, it was only going to end badly. And now the internet has its meme-focused hands on the image.The original cover looked like a joke, featuring a cutout of Palmer Luckey... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo.But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

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The adult entertainment industry has been pioneering in many ways, especially when it comes to delivery of content through the adoption of emerging technologies. Private browsing, secure online payments, streaming, home movie formats, adoption of 4K,... >>

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

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Although E3 2015 played host to some amazing games this year two things stole the show in our eyes, and both were virtual reality headsets that will be available to the public some time in the first half of 2016.Oculus finally revealed its consumer headset... >>

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

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So, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is coming.We know that because Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift, unveiled the new headset while at an event in San Francisco on 12 June. But during the show, it introduced something else that's new: Oculus... >>

It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016

It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016

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Oculus VR is now on stage at its small press event in San Francisco, where the Facebook-owned company is for the first time unveiling a version of the Oculus Rift that consumers will be able to easily buy and use.The virtual reality headset has been limited... >>

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

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Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it... >>

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

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Oculus first burst onto the scene on 1 August 2012 when it started a Kickstarter funding round for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and it could not have imagined what would happen in the following years.It raised a mind-boggling $2.437 million... >>

Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event

Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event

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Oculus VR accidentally orchestrated its own leak this morning.Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a press event on Thursday ahead of E3, but to get you pumped and ready for the show, it's updated the Oculus website with a countdown clock and, apparently,... >>

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

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You officially have less than one year to save up for the - what we now know will be - the extremely pricey Oculus Rift.That's not because the headset itself will be particularly expensive, but that you will need to essentially invest in an entire PC... >>

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

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The Oculus Rift consumer model will be released early 2016 and although other renowned virtual reality headsets might beat it to market, it will be the technology that most are interested in seeing in action.However, it seems that unless you have a beefy... >>

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

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Online and high street betting firm William Hill has seen a decline in the number of bets on horse racing it receives in recent times, with punters focusing on football and tennis instead. That's why it has decided to promote the benefits of a day at... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

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Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year.There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

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If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the big screen didn't feel immersive enough there's hope. Weta Digital, the special effects team behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, has created a VR experience for Oculus Rift.The... >>