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Facebook officially completes Oculus acquisition

Facebook officially completes Oculus acquisition

Facebook has officially completed its $2bn acquisition of Oculus.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Oculus buys Xbox 360 controller designers Carbon

Oculus buys Xbox 360 controller designers Carbon

Oculus VR has swooped up Carbon Design Group in its latest talent grab, purchasing the Xbox 360 controller creators for an unknown amount and under undisclosed terms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 25th 2014 at 7:32AM in News
Oculus picks up Supergiant senior programmer Chris Jurney

Oculus picks up Supergiant senior programmer Chris Jurney

Oculus VR has scooped up another industry veteran, as Supergiant's senior programmer Chris Jurney has announced his hiring at the Facebook-owned VR company.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 17th 2014 at 8:09AM in News
Facebook to sell Oculus Rift for "the lowest cost possible"

Facebook to sell Oculus Rift for "the lowest cost possible"

CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want consumers to fork out too much on an Oculus Rift.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jun 12th 2014 at 10:30AM in News

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Former THQ president Jason Rubin joins Oculus

Former THQ president Jason Rubin joins Oculus

Former THQ president and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin has joined Oculus VR as head of worldwide studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 10th 2014 at 9:26PM in News
Marvel Avengers Alliance: Tactics mobilises on Facebook

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Tactics mobilises on Facebook

Disney has released a new Marvel Avengers Alliance game, although it’s only available on Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 4:04PM in News
Zenimax takes Oculus to court over trade secrets, copyright infringement

Zenimax takes Oculus to court over trade secrets, copyright infringement

Zenimax is taking its grievances with Oculus VR to the courts, reaffirming its previous claim that it wasn't compensated for trade secrets handed to Oculus following the departure of John ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 22nd 2014 at 2:33AM in News
Chuck E. Cheese locations testing Oculus Rift VR experience

Chuck E. Cheese locations testing Oculus Rift VR experience

Family entertainment chain Chuck E. Cheese has brought in the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for a six week test run at locations across three US markets.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2014 at 7:18AM in News

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nDreams teases virtual reality game E3 reveal

nDreams teases virtual reality game E3 reveal

UK studio nDreams will unveil a new virtual reality game at E3 2014, the developer has teased.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 20th 2014 at 5:17AM in News
Oculus envisions VR MMO with 1bn people

Oculus envisions VR MMO with 1bn people

Oculus VR's future plans include the possibility of an MMO that would simultaneously support 1bn players, CEO Brendan Iribe revealed during technology conference TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 7th 2014 at 12:00AM in News
ZeniMax accuses Carmack of stealing tech for Oculus - report

ZeniMax accuses Carmack of stealing tech for Oculus - report

John Carmack's former employer ZeniMax Media has reportedly accused the industry veteran of improperly providing the firm's technology to Oculus VR.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2014 at 10:25PM in News
Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has lofty expectations for the budding VR space, stating that he believes the technology will end up being bigger than the smartphone phenomenon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 8:09AM in News

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Chris Roberts vows that Star Citizen won't be sold

Chris Roberts vows that Star Citizen won't be sold

Star Citizen will not be sold, the many backers of the space simulator have been assured.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Oculus Rift creator receives death threats over Facebook acquisition

Oculus Rift creator receives death threats over Facebook acquisition

Oculus staff and their families have received death threats over Facebook's recent acquisition of the company, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2014 at 7:53AM in News
Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

John Carmack has spoken positively of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus and believes the firm gets "the big picture" for virtual reality's potential.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Famed developer Cliff Bleszinski has criticised Markus Persson for his decision to pull the plug on the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 4:08PM in News

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Facebook share price continues to fall

Facebook share price continues to fall

Having seen $10bn wiped off its value yesterday, Facebook has again got off to a troubled start on the markets today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Iribe: We never intended to sell Oculus; Facebook buyout completed in just three days

Iribe: We never intended to sell Oculus; Facebook buyout completed in just three days

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has said that it was never the plan to sell the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
Oculus Rift backers react in anger to Facebook buyout

Oculus Rift backers react in anger to Facebook buyout

A number of those who supported Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter campaign have lashed out at its sale to Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 11:50AM in News
Oculus on long-term benefits of Facebook acquisition, promises lower launch price

Oculus on long-term benefits of Facebook acquisition, promises lower launch price

Palmer Luckey has taken to Reddit to address some of the concerns being raised in the wake of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Oculus: 'Facebook partnership accelerates our vision'

Oculus: 'Facebook partnership accelerates our vision'

The founder of Oculus has said that tonight's acquisition at the hands of Facebook has propelled virtual reality into a new dimension.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:23PM in News
Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Who saw this coming? Social media giant Facebook has made a massive move into gaming with the acquisition of VR specialist Oculus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 9:58PM in News
Game of Thrones: Ascent heading to mobile platforms

Game of Thrones: Ascent heading to mobile platforms

Game of Thrones: Ascent has been pegged for release on iOS and Android platforms, following its stint as a browser-based offering.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 13th 2014 at 2:35AM in News
New How to Train Your Dragon iOS game features £69.99 IAP

New How to Train Your Dragon iOS game features £69.99 IAP

With a second movie on the way later this year, How To Train Your Dragon is the star of a new iOS and Facebook game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 11:03AM in News
Disney Hidden Worlds lands on Facebook, mobile platforms

Disney Hidden Worlds lands on Facebook, mobile platforms

Disney has released Disney Hidden Worlds, a new hidden object game available to download now on iOS, Android, and Facebook.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 19th 2013 at 6:11PM in News