Developer nDreams has announced its latest VR game, Shooty Fruity.
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Oculus owner Facebook was ordered to pay id Software owner Zenimax $500m in a virtual reality court case ruling, Polygon reports.
UPDATE 24/9/16 9.45am: A day after a bombshell report on Palmer Luckey's political leanings, the Oculus boss has now responded to the allegations.
It looks like the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers will cost £190 in the UK, which means, after all that price posturing, the full Oculus Rift virtual reality experience will be expensive as HTC Vive's.
Oculus Rift comes out in UK shops on 20th September, priced £549.
Oculus Rift's latest security update was designed to make piracy harder, but its overall effect has been to make it easier than ever.
UPDATE 15th April 2016: Oculus has issued a statement in response to the news that you can play a couple of its Rift-exclusive games on rival virtual reality headset the HTC Vive - and it's not best pleased.
Oculus warned Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck won't work on Vive for much longer.
This is a hack, and we don't condone it. Users should expect that hacked games won't work indefinitely, as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software.
There continue to be hold-ups fulfilling pre-orders of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.
There have been hiccups processing some orders for virtual reality headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Hello! Let's talk about puking, shall we? Did you know the oldest word in the English language for throwing up is actually not the medical term vomit, but actually spew? It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word spēowan. Gosh I'm glad I did all those medieval units at university, they've come in so handy.
Legendary and maybe part-machine programmer John Carmack will receive this year's BAFTA Fellowship award, joining the likes of Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and many others. He'll receive the award at the BAFTA Games Awards 7th April in London - an event happening alongside EGX Rezzed.
Hot on the heels of Sony's announcement of the price and release month of PlayStation VR, Oculus has confirmed the 30 games that will be available to buy for the Rift headset when it launches on 28th March.
The list, below, includes a couple of surprises: there are Oculus Rift versions of The Astronauts' thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and Slightly Mad Studios' racing game Project Cars.
Also of note: Oculus includes a "comfort" level for each game, which should act as a useful guide for those concerned about motion sickness.
Sony has added a new health and safety notice to the PlayStation 4, and in the process updated its guidance for virtual reality headset use by children.
Oculus Rift pre-orders open today at 4pm GMT and you won't be charged for reserving one of the virtual reality headsets until they ship. Think of it as getting in line.
Did you pledge to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter? If you gave the project enough money ($300) to secure a development kit, you get a free Rift.
Fresh from taking out a 10-year-old boy in a rugby game, bumbling London boss Boris Johnson has tried a virtual reality headset for what looks like the first time. His verdict?
Minecraft will, finally, get official virtual reality support.
Brace yourselves for the virtual reality assault on your wallets early next year. Q1 2016, which probably means March, is the target for both the consumer version of Oculus Rift and the wider availability of HTC Vive (limited availability begins later this year). PlayStation VR - who knows? But we're tantalisingly close.
We all look like Palmer Luckey on the cover of Time magazine when playing Virtual Reality.
Well, well, well, a second podcast, what on earth is going on. I tell you what's going on: Gamescom! Day two is over, Bertie, Chris and Ian are knackered, and Martin's gone home. However, we're not too tired to have good chit-chat about what we saw today (Thursday 6th) and we saw quite a lot: the brilliant Oculus Touch, the brilliant XCOM 2 and the brilliant but maybe a little simple Star Wars: Battlefront spaceship fights. We also saw Ninja Theory's curious new game Hellblade, which Bertie was a bit underwhelmed by. And how about that man who sent his game in a briefcase to Gabe Newell? Join us as we debrief - hope you enjoy it.
Virtual reality outfit Oculus has bought Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company behind some impressive new 3D hand-sensing technology.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has unveiled Oculus Touch, its future virtual reality controller.
Each Oculus Rift headset comes with a wireless Xbox One controller, Oculus has announced.
It's a wrap! New controller, new form and (kind of) a release date.
Oculus is holding a pre-E3 press event in San Francisco. The Facebook-owned VR company has sent invites to the tech press with a date of 11th June and a moody image of what is presumably the final consumer model of the Oculus Rift headset.
Oculus Rift won't block porn from being available on its virtual reality headset.
Oculus has announced its recommended specifications for the consumer version of its virtual reality headset.
Here's what you need for "the full Rift experience", Oculus said:
Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
Oculus has revealed the launch design of its virtual reality Rift headset, which will finally go on full sale to consumers during the first quarter of 2016.
Pre-orders will open "later this year".
In a statement posted last night to the Oculus VR site, the company revealed the headset's consumer launch form factor.
Part gaming chair, part theme park ride, the MMOne is a three-axis rotating seat that claims to be the world's first fully-interactive virtual reality attraction.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes that after "a few cycles" of hardware, virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will be owned by as many as 100 million people.
It will need to reach that "before it will really be a very meaningful thing as a computing platform", he said during a financial call last night.
"It's hard to predict exactly," he said, "but I don't think it's going to get to 50 million or 100 million units in the next few years. That will take a few cycles of the device to get there and that's kind of what I'm talking about.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are teaming up to bring a virtual version of the Batcave to Oculus Rift and other VR devices.
The newly unveiled Oculus Rift prototype, Crescent Bay, tracks you when you stand up and turn around. This is 360-degree head tracking, and it's the headline feature. The other noticeable addition is (apparently optional) built-in headphones that provide 3D audio.
A year ago I told Palmer Luckey's story, about how he'd invented what would become Oculus Rift in his parent's garage. He was the boy wonder swept up in a rollercoaster of success after John Carmack demoed his VR headset at E3 2012. Zoom went the Kickstarter campaign; zoom went the flood of excited, experimental game support; zoom went the increasingly massive piles of money raised by investors. A year later he was a millionaire, and now, two years later, he's a multi-multi-millionaire, his company acquired by one of the biggest around, Facebook, and for a staggering $2bn.
A German professor has created an on-rails Oculus Rift demo to be experienced while riding a real-life roller coaster.
Oculus has already taken steps to halt re-selling of the latest version of the Rift virtual reality headset in China. Now it's turning its attention closer to home.
Samsung's entry into the VR headset space has been shown off in a leaked image, a new report suggests.
Oculus has suspended sales of its Rift virtual reality headset in China because people are reselling it.
Oculus recently began shipping the latest version of the development kit (DK2) to developers, including those in China.
DK2 is an in-development version of the headset, and not intended for consumers. It's designed for developers to mess about with and create content for.
Oculus VR has filed its defence for the upcoming lawsuit with ZeniMax over the Rift virtual reality headset.
Oculus has bought the company that designed the Xbox 360 controller, it has announced.
The co-founder of Naughty Dog - Jason Rubin - has upped sticks and joined the burgeoning ranks of Oculus VR, the company making Oculus Rift. He was more recently at sunken publisher THQ.
Valve's former business chief Jason Holtman has joined virtual reality headset maker Oculus as its new head of platform.
When Palmer Luckey and his colleagues set up their famous Kickstarter campaign back in 2012, they introduced Oculus Rift as "a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that will change the way you think about gaming forever". Their convincing pitch raised $2.4m to build the first development kits, despite only asking for $250,000.
UK phone network O2 will let you try Oculus Rift in select high street stores from June, as part of its sponsorship of England Rugby.
The developer of Oculus Rift has run out of components to make more headsets, and production has ceased as a result.
O2 and the England rugby team have announced Wear the Rose, a "360-degree virtual reality sports experience" for Oculus Rift that places you within a training session for the national team.