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Oculus Touch is getting a Rift-like virtual boundary system

Oculus has plans to introduce its own take on the SteamVR Chaperone system with the next update to its pioneering Rift virtual reality holiday. Chaperone enables devs to let players know when their HTC Vive wands are approaching the edge of the device’s sensor range, thus limiting their ability to …

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Oculus’ Rubin on the Rift’s first year and its High Street launch

2016 has witnessed VR become a reality. Already this year, the consumer versions of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR have been priced, with the former pair made available to consumers directly via their websites. Now the Oculus Rift is finally coming to UK retail on September 20th following …

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VR headset sales have stalled

Sales of virtual reality hardware has almost ground to a halt, according to a new survey. The study, spotted byVentureBeat, shows the number of Steam users that acquired a HTC Vive only grew 0.3 per cent in July and was flat in August. Similarly, growth from Oculus Rift’s Steam userbase …

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‘We want indie retailers,’ says Oculus

Oculus has vowed to support indie retailers with the upcoming launch of its VR headset. Speaking to MCV, the firm’s head of content Jason Rubin said Oculus is committed to supporting all retailers – not just the big ones such as GAME, Tesco and Amazon. However, he concedes, the bigger …

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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. Game Informer reports that the company now alleges that id Software co-founder and Oculus’ current chief technology Carmack copied thousands of documents from a computer at ZeniMax to a USB storage device” that were …

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‘Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers’

VR giant Oculus says in-store demos for its Rift headset will cause consumers to flock to the High Street. Oculus head of content Jason Rubin said that retailers are happy to make the trade-off between floor space and demo space due to the fact that it will attract a large …

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