‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Splinter Cell’ are coming to Oculus

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Facebook has snagged two made-for-VR Ubisoft titles. Virtual reality versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are coming to Oculus. Facebook made the announcement during its Connect event today.Ubisoft will develop the VR versions of bot…

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Oculus Link for Quest headsets is moving out of beta this fall

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A year after Facebook announced a way for people to play Oculus Rift games on the standalone Quest headset, it’s preparing to bring Oculus Link out of beta. The feature will be available more broadly sometime this fall.If you connect your Quest to a…

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Facebook will add fitness-tracking features to Oculus

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Facebook has announced Oculus Move, a fitness tracker that works at the system level on its virtual reality headsets. You’ll soon be able to check how many calories you’ve burned while slicing through blocks in Beat Saber (which has a song that’s spe…

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‘Beat Saber’ now has an official song designed to keep you fit

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Beat Saber is widely considered a good option for exercise in VR between the frantic arm waving, crouches and dodges, and Beat Games wants to capitalize on that. The studio’s former CEO and now game musician Jaroslav Beck recently released “Fi…

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Tribeca Film Festival is bringing its VR films to Oculus headsets

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Just like pretty much every other event for the foreseeable future, the Tribeca Film Festival isn't taking place as it normally would after organizers postponed it from April. However, the festival is joining SXSW in making some of its…

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Facebook reveals launch dates for latest Oculus games

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Facebook’s Game Developer Showcase is now in full swing, and we’ve been given a little more info on exactly what we can expect from games arriving on the Oculus Quest and Rift platform. Following yesterday’s announcement that rapper Timbaland has cre…

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Looxid adapts its VR brain monitor for Oculus Rift S

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Two years ago, Looxid Labs walked Engadget through a VR museum. A virtual display was pinned to the corner of the user’s field of vision and contained real-time stats on his brain activity. At the time, the product seemed a little out-there, but it h…

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Oculus is rolling out its expanded social VR features

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Along with Quest hand tracking, one of Facebook’s big announcements at Oculus Connect 6 in September was a batch of social VR features. You’ll get to try them over the coming days, as Oculus is starting to roll them out.

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Oculus Go drops to $150 on Amazon in Black Friday sale

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You’re looking at one of the most affordable ways to immerse yourself in stand-alone VR. Amazon is selling the 32GB Oculus Go headset for $150, down from the usual $199, as part of its Black Friday sales. There have been substantial discounts before…

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How ILMxLAB’s ‘Vader Immortal’ is bringing ‘Star Wars’ into VR

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The first episode of ILMxLAB’s Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest and Rift got everything right: the scale of volcanic Mustafar, the imposing presence of Darth Vader himself, and the joy of swinging a light saber. Where could they go next? How about…

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Sling adds social TV and movie viewing to its Oculus Go app

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If you can’t be with your buddies to yell at the screen at the same time during a game or watch a movie together, Sling has a new social watching option in store for you. The co-watching feature is rolling out in beta on Oculus Go — Sling arrived on…

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