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Opinion: VR isn’t dead yet!

One year ago, Sean Cleaver spent upwards of £450 on Sony’s newest technological toy. Critics and consumers may be a bit cold on the tech now but he still believes that there is much to celebrate

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Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

VR will make a big stride towards the mainstream in 2018 when Oculus releases a $200 standalone VR headset. That’s according to Bloomberg, which says that the new headset is designed to bridge the gap between cheaper entry-level smartphone based VR and high-end headsets that plug into PCs. Not only …

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Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Rocksteady’s popular PlayStation VR launch title Batman: Arkham VR will be arriving on other virtual reality platforms later this month. The game will be released on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on April 25th. The motion controllers for both systems will be supported. Arkham VR differs from Rocksteady’s other …

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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. HTC recently voiced stern criticism of Oculus’ model, which sees developers receiving funding in return for releasing games exclusively on Oculus Rift. Oculus VP of …

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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. Joel Breton told GameSpot that HTC has an internal policy to encourage its development partners to release their titles on as many platforms as possible. Oculus, in contrast, has come …

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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. The legal situation between ZeniMax and Oculus is torrid, to say the last. ZeniMax was awarded $500m in damages last month over a trade-secrets breach, but has since gone on to try and halt …

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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 its VR corners due to store performance,” according to an internal memo. An anonymous Best Buy worker told BI that …

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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 for $4bn ($2bn in compensation and $2bn in damages) but the jury decided against it as Oculus was found not …

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