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

By engadget, games, gaming, gear, News, Oculus, Oculus Link, oculus quest, oculus rift, oculuslink, oculusquest, oculusrift, video games, videogames, Virtual Reality, virtualreality, VR

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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Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

By curated, engadget, gear, google, hallofmirrors, htcvive, oculusrift, tour, versailles:thepalaceisyours, virtualreality, wearables

Versailles palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but fighting those crowds in person can be frustrating. Now, Google and the Château de Versailles have teamed up to take VR users on a private tour of Louis XIV’s ro…

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Harmonix’s answer to ‘Beat Saber’ is a VR rhythm shooter

By audica, engadget, games, gaming, harmonix, music, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, rhythmgame, video, videogames, virtualreality, vive, VR, wearables

Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their own response. They’ve unveiled Audica, a VR-only title where you blast the notes instead of…

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The sequel to the Bill Murray movie ‘Groundhog Day’ is a VR game

By av, engadget, games, gaming, groundhogday, groundhogdaylikefatherlikeson, mwmimmersive, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, psvr, sonypicturesvirtualreality, tequilaworks, video, videogames, virtualreality, vive, VR, wearables

After 26 years, the hit Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day has a sequel… but it’s not a movie at all. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, MWM Immersive and Rime developer Tequila Works have unveiled Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, a VR game for PlaySt…

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Oculus stops offering movies on Rift headsets due to low demand

By engadget, entertainment, facebook, gear, movies, Oculus, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, virtualreality, VR, wearables

It’s a lousy time to be a fan of PC-based VR, apparently. Oculus told both customers and Variety that it’s shutting down its movie store for Rift headset owners, leaving you to use third-party services (or watch on a regular screen) if you want to b…

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Oculus’ giant Core 2.0 update is available to everyone

By engadget, facebook, gear, Oculus, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, riftcore2, riftcore2.0, virtualreality, VR, wearables

After spending ages in development, Oculus’ Rift Core 2.0 interface is rolling out to everyone. The new front end turns into more of a social space, including more 3D objects (such as custom models and unlockable rewards) and eight-person get-togeth…

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‘Star Wars’ VR experience ‘Vader Immortal’ will debut on Oculus Quest

By av, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, halfdome, Oculus, oculusconnect5, oculusrift, rift, VR

Oculus Quest owners will have an exclusive Star Wars VR series to look forward to this spring: Vader Immortal. We only got a brief glimpse of it during the Oculus Connect 5 keynote today, but it looks like it’ll place you on Mustafar, the volcanic pl…

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Oculus’ major Core 2.0 update officially arrives in October

By engadget, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Oculus, oculusconnect5, oculusrift, oculustouch, riftcore2, riftcore2.0, virtualreality, VR

Amid a string of announcements at Connect 5, including the standalone Oculus Quest headset, Facebook revealed some updates to the Rift Core 2.0 platform, which it said is moving out of beta in early October. It’s available on the Public Test Channel…

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Firefox brings the thrills of web browsing to VR

By android, AR, augmentedreality, browser, Daydream, engadget, Firefox, firefoxreality, gear, htcvive, mixedreality, Mobile, Mozilla, oculusgo, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, virtualreality, vive, VR, wearables

Mozilla’s headset-focused web browser is finally ready for your cranium: Firefox Reality is available for HTC Vive, Oculus and Daydream devices through their respective stores. The software is designed from the start for AR and VR hardware, with an i…

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Oculus will livestream its next Connect conference in VR

By echoarena, engadget, esports, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, gearvr, oc5, Oculus, oculusconnect, oculusrift, oculusvenues, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, wearables

The VR community’s biggest annual event, Oculus Connect, is just over a week away, and as you’d expect from the tech in question, you won’t have to actually be there in order to enjoy proceedings. The company will livestream key OC5 moments in Oculus…

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‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ is getting the VR treatment

By art, engadget, entertainment, gaming, hellblade, hellbladesenuassacrifice, htcvive, Microsoft, ninjatheory, oculusrift, virtualreality, VR

British developer Ninja Theory is bringing its critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later this month. The new version will be available as a free update for anyone that has already bought the game on Steam…

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Philip K. Dick’s ‘The Great C’ is coming to VR

By av, engadget, entertainment, film, htcvive, oculusrift, philipkdick, playstationvr, Sci-fi, secretlocation, thegreatc, venicefilmfestival, VR

A VR adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Great C” is headed to the Venice Film Festival, Variety reports. First published in 1953, the story centers on a human tribe living in a post-apocalyptic world set in the future. Each year, the tri…

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Alienware may have created the ultimate gamer hotel suite

By alienware, dell, engadget, gaming, gear, hilton, hotel, oculusrift, panama, panamacity, personal computing, personalcomputing, xboxoneelite

In the past, we’ve seen hotel rooms and even entire hotels specifically designed for those who prefer the orange glow of de_dust2 to a sandy beach. But Alienware’s new gaming suite in Hilton’s Panama City location might well be the easiest place yet…

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Facebook’s redesigned VR avatars look more like you

By chat, engadget, facebook, facebookspaces, gear, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, spaces, virtualreality, VR, wearables

The avatars in Facebook’s social VR environment, Spaces, could use some work: they have a flat, cartoonish look, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that really reflects your look. Accordingly, Facebook is giving these avatars a makeover. The ne…

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Facebook’s redesigned VR avatars look more like you

By chat, engadget, facebook, facebookspaces, gear, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, spaces, virtualreality, VR, wearables

The avatars in Facebook’s social VR environment, Spaces, could use some work: they have a flat, cartoonish look, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that really reflects your look. Accordingly, Facebook is giving these avatars a makeover. The ne…

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VR runner ‘Sprint Vector’ launches on February 13th

By av, engadget, games, gaming, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, psvr, sprintvector, survios, video, videogames, virtualreality, vive, VR, wearables, windows

Ever wanted to run in virtual reality without smacking into a real wall? You’ll have a chance shortly. Survios has revealed that its VR foot racing game Sprint Vector launches February 13th for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The sci-fi run…

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The auto industry is head over heels for VR

By augmentedreality, autoshow, chevy, detroit, detroitautoshow, engadget, ford, gear, gm, hololens, honda, hondalens, HTC, htcvive, mercedesbenz, Microsoft, naias2018, oculusrift, Transportation, virtualreality, Volkswagen, VR

Virtual reality and augmented reality are all over the North American International Auto Show floor. Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are all using the tech to show off their latest cars and concepts. During the industry pr…

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Darren Aronofsky-backed VR series ‘Spheres’ lands a 7-figure deal

By av, citylights, darrenaronofsky, elizamcnitt, engadget, entertainment, facebook, intel, jessicachastain, Oculus, oculusrift, protozoapictures, spheres, sundance, sundance2018, video, virtualreality, VR, wearables

If you want evidence that VR is maturing as an entertainment medium, you just got it. CityLights just bought the rights to Spheres, the three-part VR black hole series written by Eliza McNitt and produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, for…

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The best VR headsets and games to give as gifts

By av, bethesda, capcom, daydreamview, engadget, enhancegames, facebook, fallout4vr, gaming, gear, gearvr2017, google, greenmangaming, hgg2017, HTC, htcvive, Oculus, oculusrift, oculustouch, playstationvr, psvr, psvraimcontroller, residentevil7, residentevil7biohazard, rezinfinite, Samsung, Sony, superhotvr, video, vivedeluxeaudiostrap

Virtual reality headsets were once so expensive that they would have only made suitable gifts for early adopters and serious gamers. By now, though, prices have dropped across the board, and there are enough compatible games that we’re willing to rec…

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Oculus’ reworked VR interfaces will be ready to test in December

By beta, engadget, facebook, gear, Oculus, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, riftcore2, riftcore2.0, virtualreality, VR, wearable, wearables

If you happen to have an Oculus Rift headset and want to try its big interface makeovers, you won’t have to wait long. As promised, Oculus has confirmed that both its Rift Core 2.0 VR interface and the companion desktop app redesign will be availabl…

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‘Your Hands Are Feet’ puts you inside a psychedelic egg yolk

By alternaterealities, alysiareiner, ameliawingerbearskin, art, av, christinahendricks, egg, egg vr, engadget, engadgetexperience, entertainment, gaming, gear, nivbavarsky, Oculus, oculusrift, sarahrothberg, theengadgetexperience, tomorrow, uk-feature, video, virtualreality, VR, yourhandsarefeet

Sarah Rothberg is obsessed with the bright-red silicone sponge she bought at Sur La Table. As a sponge, it’s worthless — it’s too flimsy to be abrasive, and you can forget about it absorbing liquid — but when you rub its tiny bristles together the…

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Oculus’ VR avatars are coming to Daydream and Steam in 2018

By avatar, engadget, facebook, gear, gearvr, Internet, Oculus, oculusconnect4, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, virtualreality, VR, wearable, wearables

Oculus’ virtual reality avatars are clever stand-ins, but they have a few glaring problems: most notably, you can’t see them outside of Oculus’ own platform. Thankfully, they’re being set free. Oculus has revealed that the avatars will have cross-pla…

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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a permanent price cut to $399

By engadget, facebook, gear, Oculus, oculusconnect4, oculusrift, oculustouch, personal computing, personalcomputing, video, virtualreality, VR, wearable, wearables

That summer sale on the Oculus Rift and Touch combo must have paid dividends. Oculus has announced that the price of a Rift and Touch combo has permanently dropped to $399 in the US. That still isn’t trivial, but it’s inexpensive enough that you can…

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Facebook is working on VR ‘Venues’ for live concerts

By 360degreevideo, av, concert, engadget, facebook, gaming, gear, livenation, oculusconnect4, oculusrift, oculusvenues, socialvr, venues, virtualreality, vrvenues

Mark Zuckerberg wants virtual reality to be less isolating, so Facebook is working on “Venues.” Think of them like VR social spaces where you can meet up with friends to watch concerts like the ones Live Nation is pumping out. Venues make a lot of se…

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Watch the Oculus Connect keynote right here at 1PM ET!

By av, engadget, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, gearvr, keynote, livestream, Mobile, Oculus, oculusconnect4, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, socialvr, update, virtualreality, VR

Guess what today is? If you said “Oculus Connect 4 keynote day” you were right. You also probably knew what day it was before reading this post. But I digress. Assuming you aren’t in San Jose for the event, you’ll need a place to watch it come 1 PM E…

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GameChanger brings virtual worlds to the kids who need it most

By Amazon, AR, av, cancer, charity, childsplay, engadget, gaming, medicine, Microsoft, nintendo, oculusrift, playstation4, services, Sony, Twitch, unity, valve, VR, xboxone, youtube

I was standing in a makeshift room at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital with a couple dozen people. Some of them were young children battling cancer, others were family and friends there to spend time with them. There was a hand…

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