Entries in 'oculus' (30)

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
Find out how Oculus plans to rule the world in this week's MCV

Find out how Oculus plans to rule the world in this week's MCV

The latest MCV is now available online – this week we talk to virtual reality firm Oculus about its plans for global domination. 

on Jul 17th 2014 at 4:01PM in News
Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Chinese developers are being blocked from buying Oculus Rift dev kits due to the number of units being sold on by buyers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:32PM in News
Former Valve exec Jason Holtman joins Oculus

Former Valve exec Jason Holtman joins Oculus

Valve's former director of business is the latest industry veteran to join the virtual reality revolution at Oculus.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 5th 2014 at 10:17AM in News

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Oculus and Samsung working VR headset for mobiles, report claims

Oculus and Samsung working VR headset for mobiles, report claims

Samsung and Oculus are working together on a new headset, rumours have claimed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 11:56AM in News
Oculus hits back at Zenimax's VR legal threat

Oculus hits back at Zenimax's VR legal threat

Oculus has comprehensively refuted Zenimax's accusation that the firm stole technology from the Elder Scrolls publisher.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 5th 2014 at 8:54PM in News
Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Virtual reality may not just mean the end of TVs – it might actually mean the end of ever interacting with actual flesh and blood people altogether.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 1:19PM in News
25,000 second-gen Oculus dev kits sold

25,000 second-gen Oculus dev kits sold

Oculus has sold 25,000 second-generation development kits in less than a month of pre-orders going live.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:52AM in News

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VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

Is VR the next 3D TV or the future of entertainment? Unsurprisingly the founder of Oculus falls into the latter camp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
Wargaming will target virtual reality once Oculus Rift hits 5m units

Wargaming will target virtual reality once Oculus Rift hits 5m units

New platforms such as Oculus Rift, Xbox One or PS4 will need to hit unit sales of between five and ten million units before Wargaming will target them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2014 at 3:47PM in News
Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

A rare voice of dissent has risen from the crowds to question the notion that virtual reality is the future of computing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 3:03PM in News
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

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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
Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve's Michael Abrash has joined Oculus after three and a half years with the company.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:00PM 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
Zuckerberg: Oculus will be a platform for many other experiences

Zuckerberg: Oculus will be a platform for many other experiences

Once there were PCs. Then there were mobiles. Next there will be virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Persson cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift following Facebook swoop

Persson cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift following Facebook swoop

A virtual reality version of Minecraft in the planning stages for Oculus Rift has been cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:40PM 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
Sony to reveal VR headset at GDC - report

Sony to reveal VR headset at GDC - report

Sony will reveals its rumoured VR gaming headset at GDC next week and prototypes have already been sent out to developers, a new report claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 13th 2014 at 1:30AM in News