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Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

By Elyse Betters

If you've been waiting to buy the Oculus Rift, now is the time to get it, as Amazon has just slashed the system's price.Amazon (US) knocked $50 off the Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle, bringing the price down to $349. The bundle was already reduced... Read more

Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle now £349, save £50 in Black Friday deal

Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle now £349, save £50 in Black Friday deal

By Max Langridge

It's not just games consoles that can benefit from Black Friday, as Amazon has knocked £50 off the Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle, bringing the price down to £349. The bundle was already reduced to £399 earlier in the year and at that price,... Read more

Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers

Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers

By Elyse Betters

While at its Connect conference in San Jose, California, Oculus VR revealed a new Santa Cruz prototype headset design.The headset was first unveiled last year at Connect, and was described as a way to experience VR without having to be tethered to a PC... Read more

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

By Mike Lowe

When Facebook purchased Oculus VR - the company that makes Rift, a virtual reality (VR) headset - there were questions looming over how the social media/network company would leverage its newly acquired VR technology.Facebook Spaces is one of its answers:... Read more

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now

By Rik Henderson

Earlier this week, Oculus announced a massive discount on its Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers for a limited period. In the UK, it dropped the price to £399 and the same combination costs just $399 in the US.Now it has announced that the Rift... Read more

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

By Elyse Betters

Oculus made a wireless virtual reality headset.According to Bloomberg, Oculus is working with China’s Xiaomi to manufacture a new headset for global distribution. It is described as a "cheaper, wireless device". Apparently, Facebook-owned Oculus thinks... Read more

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

By Elyse Betters

You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... Read more

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

By Elyse Betters

Virtual reality isn't limited to gaming.Ever since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted a few years ago, most of the talk surrounding the latest VR craze has centered around gaming. Most of the demos we've seen for the Rift, for instance, are some type... Read more

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to reveal Oculus is making a standalone VR headset... Read more

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is accepting pre-orders for its handheld controllers.The virtual reality company revealed at its third-annual Oculus Connect conference last week that it would launch Oculus Touch on 6 December, but now it's letting consumers... Read more

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has introduced a new audio product for Rift.It's called Oculus Earphones.As you've probably guessed, Earphones are in-ear headphones, which Oculus has described as "next-level audio integration" and a "new sound solution to satisfy... Read more

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a keynote address, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a VR headset that works without cables.When it comes to virtual reality headsets, there are two categories: mobile VR headsets, such as the Samsung... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

By Cat Thomas

The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year.Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... Read more

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

By Luke Edwards

Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones introduction sequence has been rendered in 360-degrees for a virtual reality experience.Fans of... Read more

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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?

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

What is the difference between VR and AR?

What is the difference between VR and AR?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has just announced that its handheld motion controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset have been delayed until the second half of 2016.The controllers, dubbed Oculus Touch, were first unveiled last summer and expected... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Oculus Connect 2: Here's everything announced at this year's VR conference

Oculus Connect 2: Here's everything announced at this year's VR conference

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is now hosting its second-annual developer conference, where engineers, designers, and industry experts all come together to help shape the Oculus platform and the future of virtual reality.The conference will feature keynotes... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

By Luke Edwards

The race for virtual reality gaming headsets claiming a space on your face is well and truly on and StarVR is a promising new contender.StarVR is the product of game creator Starbreeze buying hardware startup InfinitEye. Starbreeze you may know as the... Read more

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?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more