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Oculus employees receive death threats after Facebook aquisition

The heat surrounding the Oculus VR and Facebook deal has not cooled down and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was back on Reddit today responding to to the negative feedback since the acquisition was announced.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2014 | 3

Valve’s Michael Abrash joins newly minted Oculus

Just a couple of short days after the expensive Facebook purchase of virtual reality developers Oculus, Valve’s Michael Abrash has swapped his Valve office for an Oculus one.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Mar 2014 | 1

Minecraft for Oculus VR would have been free. Notch is not “driven by capitalism” as war of words rages with Bleszinski

The exchange of words between Cliff Bleszinski  and Markus “Notch” Persson continued over Persson’s decision to not bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift earlier this week following the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2014 | 1

The Oculus Facebook Deal Risks Alienating its Supporters

There are a lot of unhappy nerds in the world today.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2014 | 13

No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

On the back of this evening’s announcement of an Oculus VR acquisition  by Facebook, the industry has been chipping in with their thoughts on the deal.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion

Here’s some rather large tech news, Facebook is acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion in cash and stock. 

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | 5

Oculus to release Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in July

Oculus have been keeping quiet about the release of the Oculus Rift second development kit but today they have revealed that Dev Kit 2 will release this July.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Oculus to release Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in July

John Carmack explains his resignation from id

Despite what you may have thought, id’s John Carmack would have liked to have stayed on at id and not completely jumped ship to Oculus.

By Paul Younger | 5 Feb 2014 | 1

Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”

During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 6

Valve’s Michael Abrash shares his Steam Dev Days VR slides and talk

Valve’s Michael Abrash has updated his blog and kindly shared his talk and slides covering the VR portion of Steam Dev Days.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Valve’s Michael Abrash shares his Steam Dev Days VR slides and talk

Oculus VR releases “Best Practices” guide for developers

As ever more developers dive into the realistic 3D sensory pool of virtual reality, it might be a good idea if a company were to collate a series of helpful tips for developing on VR hardware.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

Oculus Rift dev kit 2 will be as close to consumer version as possible

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey and VP of Products Nate Mitchell  were keen to share the latest Oculus Rift Crystal Cove developments at CES in an interview with Reddit and there were some pretty interesting nuggets of information.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jan 2014 | 2

Steam VR category added to listings

There won’t be that many gamers with an Oculus Rift or a VR device of any sort but Valve are keen to show which games support VR on Steam with a new category.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Steam VR category added to listings

Oculus VR raises $75 million in funding from Netscape founder

Oculus Rift is really catching the imagination of the tech industry and the company has raised $75 million in another round of funding.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Oculus VR raises $75 million in funding from Netscape founder

Star Wars trench scene recreated in VR with Oculus Rift

It’s an iconic moment in Star Wars, Luke skimming down the Death Star trench and attempting to target a tiny vent.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 1

Oculus Share – Oculus Rift ready games can now be self published and tried

Simpy called Oculus Share, a new site has popped up from the VR headset creators to get the word out on all the Oculus Rift supported games.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

Oculus Rift co-founder Andrew Reisse killed

Oculus Rift co-founder and lead developer Andrew Reisse has been tragically killed in Santa Ana after being hit by a car involved in a police chase on Thursday evening.

By Paul Younger | 1 Jun 2013 | 4

Natural Selection 2 devs Oculus Rift first impressions – It’s nausea time

As more Oculus Rift development kits start arriving at developers and more feedback on the VR kits are surfacing.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2013 | Comments Off on Natural Selection 2 devs Oculus Rift first impressions – It’s nausea time