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Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype adds 360-degree tracking to the mix

By 22 September 2014

Oculus VR has unveiled a latest prototype model of its virtual reality headset and the company claims that it is a "big leap" for the technology. The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay model adds 360-degree tracking, which means the wearer and stand up, spin around... >>

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

By 16 September 2014

A Montreal startup has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to bring its virtual reality headset to the next level and eventually even ready for mass production. Vrvana hopes to raise $350,000 CAD (£195,300). Funds will go toward manufacturing... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function

By 3 September 2014

The Samsung Gear VR is not like other virtual reality headsets. Unlike Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus, the Gear VR doesn't come with any display built-in - instead you'll need to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to pop into the front of the headset for the immersive... >>

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

By 25 August 2014

Shell is one of a handful of companies to publicly display Oculus Rift content that has no connection to its gaming abilities. And it's the first time we've seen the headset itself adorned in branded colours. The Shell V-Power Oculus Rift experience is... >>

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

Oculus Rift makers are reportedly working on gesture controllers

By 18 July 2014

Oculus VR has reportedly been working on gesture controllers to go with its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. At the moment Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, is still a developer tool. By making gesture controllers that experience will become even more... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

By 7 July 2014

Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand. Interest in the... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

By 4 July 2014

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... >>

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

By 4 July 2014

Digital production company Tool has created an unlicensed but no less impressive tech demo for Oculus Rift based on the ever funny South Park cartoon series. It allows you to walk around the town of South Park and meet some of the townsfolk as a proof... >>

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

By 1 July 2014

When we played through a decent chunk of the forthcoming new Alien-licensed game from Sega, we already proclaimed it one of the scariest experiences we've had in gaming. But playing Alien: Isolation on an Xbox One in a darkened (overheated) room is like... >>

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

By 25 June 2014

When you think of virtual reality today, you probably think of the Oculus Rift or some mammoth setup that involves heavy machinery for your head, lots of wires, and a person fumbling around in another realm. But Google had something else in mind: cardboard.... >>