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Oculus Rift gets UK retail release date… and a price increase

VR pioneer Oculus Rift will become available from a range of UK retailers from September 20th. However, while the unit was previously available for 500 directly from the Oculus website, that price has now been increased to 549. We’d presume that Brexit is the villain, here. At launch the Rift’s …

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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. That’s according to a post on the company’s blog, in which the firm also announced that all new Rift orders are shipping within two to four …

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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. You see Sony investing in their content the same way,” Luckey told TechCrunch. They want to make things that take advantage of their features that they have in the best way possible. …

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Newell says VR platform exclusivity is bad news for all

Valve boss Gabe Newell has issued a rallying cry for those upset over Oculus’ perceived attempts to fence off its VR platform. We don’t think exclusives are a good idea for customers or developers,” he told one Reddit user. On any given project, you need to think about how much …

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Superhot VR is an Oculus exclusive for now

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will be an Oculus Rift exclusive, at least for the time being. The game will use the yet-to-be-released Oculus Touch controllers. It has also been confirmed that simply moving will cause time to move forward, so players will be required to stand still …

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Oculus Rift patch opens door to software piracy

An update that at first prevented users from playing Oculus Rift games on the HTC Vive has instead made the process easier, and even led to the possibility of Oculus software piracy. In April a workaround called Revive was released that allowed HTC Vive owners to play Oculus exclusive titles …

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Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

Oculus is hoping to change with world with the power of VR, having launched a new initiative designed to encourage social change through virtual reality experiences. The VR for Good campaign is currently tilted towards filmmakers, with two new programmes – the 360 Filmmakers Challenge for Students and the 360 …

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Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Oculus has a new chief operating officer in the form of former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann. Hartmann replaces founding COO Laird Malamed, who is relocating to Oculus’ Seattle office to serve as VP and GM. Hans joins Oculus at an incredible time as we grow out of our startup roots …

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