Entries in 'oculus' (55)

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

The debate about Oculus exclusivity and its backing of developers continues with Oculus arguing that its actions are of benefit to the entire VR sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

The VP of global VR for HTC has slammed VR rival Oculus for its walled garden approach to VR content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

200 Oculus Rift demo stations are to be closed at Best Buy stores in the US, according to the Business Insider. The website reports that Facebook ordered the closure of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 9th 2017 at 11:45AM in News

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ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

The ZeniMax vs Oculus trial is coming to an end as the jury awarded ZeniMax $500m (around £394m) after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ZeniMax initially asked ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:50AM in News
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Mark Zuckerberg denies accusations in Oculus vs ZeniMax trial

Mark Zuckerberg has provided new information in the $2bn lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus, denying accusations that Oculus stole VR technology from ZeniMax.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
ZeniMax claims Oculus destroyed evidence in Rift's creation

ZeniMax claims Oculus destroyed evidence in Rift's creation

The lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus VR is heating up.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:52AM in retail
Iribe vacates role as Oculus CEO

Iribe vacates role as Oculus CEO

Oculus has divided itself into separate PC and mobile divisions, with CEO Brendan Iribe stepping down as part of the changes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 9:27AM in News

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MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Oculus

Oculus is staffing up with more than 100 open positions

VR firm Oculus is staffing up, with more than 100 positions currently open across many of its global offices.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 31st 2016 at 1:14PM in News
Gear VR

The Gear VR app has been disabled on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Oculus has dropped support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with its Gear VR platform.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 11th 2016 at 10:36AM in News
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Oculus reveals completely wireless VR headset prototype

Arguably the biggest news to come out of Oculus Connect 3 was the reveal of a new wireless VR headset prototype.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 12:12PM in News

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Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch controllers cost $199, will launch on December 6th

The Oculus Touch controllers will add a significant amount to the overall cost of Facebook’s VR system.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey conspicuously absent from Oculus Connect 3 keynote

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was not seen on stage at the Oculus Connect 3 keynote, probably due to his support of pro Trump memes.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift system requirements lowered thanks to new tech

The system requirements for the Oculus Rift have been lowered, making VR a little cheaper as a result.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 10:15AM in News

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ZeniMax accuses Carmack of tech theft in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax accuses Carmack of tech theft in Oculus lawsuit

Bethesda owner ZeniMax has amended its lawsuit with Oculus to include accusations of theft and deception.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 9:30AM in News
Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Oculus has updated the number of motion-tracking sensors supported by the Rift virtual reality headset, ahead of the launch of its Touch motion controllers later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 26th 2016 at 3:17PM in News
All Oculus pre-orders shipped, four months after launch

All Oculus pre-orders shipped, four months after launch

Its Rift headset was released in March of this year, and Oculus has revealed that all pre-orders have finally been sent out to customers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Platform exclusivity is good for VR, Palmer Luckey argues

Platform exclusivity is good for VR, Palmer Luckey argues

Oculus boss Palmer Luckey has argued back against those who believe that platform exclusive VR games are damaging.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Steel Media hires new operations manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Steel Media hires new operations manager

Dave Bradley joins from Future, Creative Assembly names new COO and Hans Hartmann joins Oculus.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 19th 2016 at 12:01PM in News
Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Over one million people have used Samsung’s Gear VR headset in the last month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 11:57AM in News
Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Oculus has a new chief operating officer in the form of former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2016 at 4:14PM in News
Oculus will offer room-scale VR in the future

Oculus will offer room-scale VR in the future

Both of HTC Vive’s VR competitors have now said they will also offer room-scale virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News
Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

The founder of Oculus Rift looks likely to end up in court over allegations that he used knowledge and technologies learned from a previous role in setting up his virtual ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:28PM in News