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Microsoft recently announced in conjunction with Oculus that the Rift will be compatible with the Xbox One through Windows 10 and that every unit will come with an Xbox One controller. The news has created quite a bit of buzz leading up to the Oculus Rift launch in 2016.
Oculus is starting to roll out more details about the Rift, the virtual reality headset. What sort of details did they make public? The system requirements and why the system requirements are as high as they are and what's required to process high-resolution and smooth frame-rate in high-end games.
It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like we’re finally getting closer to pinning down an actual release date for the Oculus Rift. According to the developers, we should expect to step into a bold new world of virtual gaming in Q1 2016.
Full modding is still a ways off for GTA V on PC due to Rockstar encrypting the files, requiring modders to have to make some workarounds. But PC gamers (and developers) have still found ways to get non-approved third-party hardware to work with the game and they're already posting videos up online about it.
Valve and HTC are feeling awfully generous with their upcoming virtual reality headset, the Vive. They'll be handing out free development kits to a handful of qualified studios.
A New York-based developer is working on a piece of hardware that allows you to "feel" the Oculus Rift's virtual reality worlds.
Hardware developers are famous for churning out useless accessories. But every so often, a clever company stumbles into something truly brilliant. Most of the time, the peripheral didn't seem important right away but in time it manages to change the direction of the industry.
The next game in the Dark Souls series could be very different thanks to some cutting-edge gaming equipment.
A new first-person detective game is prepping to head to Kickstarter called Private Eye. The game goes knee-deep into noir territory, sporting the look, sound and atmosphere of a thriller that seems like it comes right out of the 1950s.
The Oculus Rift is getting upgraded to support more engines, more ways to interact within the virtual reality paradigm and more support for better compatibility. The latest prototype of the Rift is called Crescent Bay, and it's an upgrade over the last development kit.
New info has emerged regarding the public availability of the Oculus Rift. Apparently a limited public beta is being planned for the virtual reality headset, scheduled to go live in select markets for becoming widely available for the general public. Unfortunately there's no specific date for the launch.
Virtual reality gaming has been something sought after and pursued by the gaming industry for ages. We've had some good times (the Oculus Rift) and some bad times (Nintendo's Virtual Boy), but one developer believes that the worst of times is still ahead of us.
I stared around the cockpit of my elite space fighter, listening to the hum of the engine in anticipation of being fired into the vast blackness of an astral battlefield. “Look behind you,” a disembodied voice told me, urging me to crane my neck around and check out the empty seat at the back of my ship.
Well that didn't take long. New reports have already emerged that the Oculus Rift will get a complete re-branding from Facebook with a brand new interface and logo representation, in order to further tie the virtual reality device into the social media culture.
Oculus VR, the company behind the Kickstarted virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, has been purchased by Facebook for $2 billion.