Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $199.

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

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Hands On With Augmented Reality From ODG and Meta

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2016 was a coming-out year for consumer-priced VR headsets from Oculus and HTC. 2017 is slated to be the year for AR wearables, with launches from ODG and Meta. We go hands on with both.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/250533-hands-odg-meta-augmented-reality?source=Computing

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

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Oculus sales are lagging behind both the HTC Vive and the Sony VR. Facebook’s solution? A whopping 25% price cut.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245262-facebook-slashes-oculus-rift-prices-user-growth-sags?source=Computing

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

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Oculus founder Luckey Palmer has admitted to funding a group dedicated to spreading pro-Trump, alt-right memes and self-described “shitposts.” This is not the kind of publicity Facebook is likely to want for its Oculus Rift VR platform.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236198-oculus-founder-palmer-luckey-confirmed-as-anonymous-backer-behind-pro-trump-memes

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Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be?

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Microsoft will reportedly announce a new console at E3, along with VR titles and Oculus Rift support, but how will they upgrade and improve the Xbox One’s core architecture?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229298-developer-confirms-xbox-one-vr-is-coming-but-how-powerful-is-the-console-likely-to-be

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Oculus Riles Users Over Piracy Block That Fails Anyway


It took a hacker just a day to come up with a workaround for the platform update Oculus released last week, which blocked users from running the company’s games on rival virtual reality systems. Version 1.4 of the Oculus App blocked a hack from LibreVR called “Revive” that allowed users to play Oculus games on rival systems, including the HTC Vive and Valve. A day later, the Revive developer found a way to work around the digital rights management included in the Oculus patch. “I still do not support piracy,” said the developer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83544.html?rss=1

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Oculus Rift pre-orders get free shipping, but its Terms of Service raises eyebrows

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Oculus will offer free shipping to all preorders as a way to apologize for recent delays in getting hardware out the door, but the company’s Terms of Service are going to be a concern for at least some users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225954-oculus-will-offer-free-shipping-to-compensate-for-rift-delays-companys-terms-of-service-raise-eyebrows

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Oculus Rift review roundup: Virtual Reality still trying to get real

Oculus is shipping the long-awaited Rift but it comes with flaws typical of first-gen products, according to initial reviews from major tech sites.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/30/oculus-rift-review-roundup-virtual-reality-still-trying-to-get-real.html

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Oculus founder says no Mac support coming until Apple builds 'good' system with better graphics

Article Image Oculus is waiting on Apple to release a “good” Mac with a faster video card before it considers supporting the Rift VR headset on OS X, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

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AMD unveils its own CPU recommendations for Oculus VR

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AMD has released its own list of CPUs and APUs it expects to be compatible with the Oculus Rift platform. You’ll need to own the company’s upper-end products if you want to play, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222896-amd-unveils-its-own-cpu-recommendations-for-oculus-vr

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Oculus announces first Rift bundles, certified PCs

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Oculus has unveiled its first certified PCs as promised, though there’s been some confusion regarding price points and bundles. We’ll help you sort it out.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222774-oculus-announces-first-rift-bundles-certified-pcs

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As gamers await Oculus Rift's March launch, Mac users shouldn't hold their breath for support

Article Image Last year, Oculus suspended Mac development for its Rift virtual reality headset. Comments from the Oculus CEO suggest work on Mac support is unlikely to resume anytime soon, leaving the device’s forthcoming launch a Windows-only affair for the foreseeable future.

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Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

Article Image Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.

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If you bought an Oculus dev kit on Kickstarter, you’re getting the retail version free

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Oculus announced today that all of the buyers who backed the company’s original Kickstarter will receive a retail version of the device free of charge, along with both of its bundled games.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/220441-if-you-bought-an-oculus-dev-kit-on-kickstarter-youre-getting-the-retail-version-free

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