Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share

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Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share
According to the latest figures from Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has picked up an additional 3.1% of the market share of VR headsets on Steam. On the trail end of a major summer sale, the headset has set its new record high for the third month in a row. The HTC Vive […]
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Oculus Rolls Out Worldwide Refund Policy for Rift & Gear VR Digital Content

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Oculus Rolls Out Worldwide Refund Policy for Rift & Gear VR Digital Content
Oculus announced its digital marketplace will now include automated refunds for games purchased on both Oculus Rift and Gear VR platforms—effective immediately and across the entire world. Oculus says they will refund many Rift content purchases made on their store “for any reason if the request is made within fourteen days of the purchase date and you […]
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Oculus Rolls Out Time-Restricted Refund Policy For Gear And Rift

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Oculus Rolls Out Time-Restricted Refund Policy For Gear And Rift
After a test period in the UK, Facebook’s Oculus is rolling out a refund policy that allows people to get their money back on “most apps” sold by Oculus as long as the player hasn’t spent too much time visiting an individual virtual world. On Gear VR you can request a refund within three days […]
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Oculus Details New Functionality in Audio SDK – Near-field 3D Audio and Volumetric Sound Sources

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Oculus Details New Functionality in Audio SDK – Near-field 3D Audio and Volumetric Sound Sources
In a new series of articles on the official Oculus Developer Blog, the company is offering an overview of additions to the Oculus Audio SDK, specifically new techniques for near-field 3D audio and volumetric sound source rendering. These articles serve as a primer for Oculus Connect 4, taking place October 11th and 12th, which will […]
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Crytek Adds HTC Vive & Oculus Touch Support to ‘Robinson: The Journey’

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Crytek Adds HTC Vive & Oculus Touch Support to ‘Robinson: The Journey’
Originally launched in November last year as a PSVR exclusive, Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey (2016) made its way early this year to Oculus Rift via Oculus Home and also eventually Steam too. Critically missing however was official support for HTC Vive and any support for motion controllers. Now, Crytek has finally launched an update on Steam which includes official support for HTC Vive, […]
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The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/10/17

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The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/10/17
Rift owners will find plenty of great new content waiting for them this week, while there’s a big new release for Gear VR too. There’s real diversity in this week’s releases, so get stuck in. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR […]
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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: […]
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The Easiest Way to Set Up Oculus Rift Room-scale Tracking (without drilling any holes)

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The Easiest Way to Set Up Oculus Rift Room-scale Tracking (without drilling any holes)
While it’s true that the Oculus Rift didn’t initially support room-scale tracking, Oculus has embraced large-scale tracking, allowing for 360 degree tracking and room-scale gameplay at similar sizes as the HTC Vive. This guide will show you the easiest way to get up and running with rooms-scale tracking starting with just two Sensors (cameras) and […]
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Oculus Medium 1.2.2 Adds Video Playback And Reference Mesh Editing

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Oculus Medium 1.2.2 Adds Video Playback And Reference Mesh Editing
Seeking the inspiration for your next virtual sculpture? Perhaps Oculus Medium’s 1.2.2 update will do the trick. The latest update to Oculus’ 3D content creation app hit yesterday and brings with it a host of new features. Users can now convert reference meshes into sculptable clay, for example, meaning they can import OBJ and FBX […]
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Facebook Marketing VP Rebecca Van Dyck Joins Oculus as Chief Marketing Officer

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Facebook Marketing VP Rebecca Van Dyck Joins Oculus as Chief Marketing Officer
Facebook’s VP of Marketing, Rebecca Van Dyck, has been chosen to take over the role of CMO at Oculus. TechCrunch confirmed the story late last week, which initially broke via an unnamed Facebook spokesperson. It’s only now that Oculus has officially released word, with CEO Hugo Barra announcing the news on twitter. Barra joined the company from his position […]
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You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon

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You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon
The big Oculus Rift Summer Sale may be officially over, which saw the Rift + Touch bundle temporarily slashed from $600 to $400 for a limited time, but for some reason the US Amazon site hasn’t reverted yet to the new $500 price tag, making now the very last time you’ll be able to get […]
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‘Duck Season’ Releasing on Steam and Oculus Store September 14th, New Gameplay Trailer Here

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‘Duck Season’ Releasing on Steam and Oculus Store September 14th, New Gameplay Trailer Here
Duck Season is a first-person adventure game created by Stress Level Zero, developers of multiplayer shooter Hover Junkers (2016). While it’s hard to pin down exactly what sort of game it is with its unique, nostalgia-inducing narrative style and horror elements, we’ll be finding out soon enough, because Duck Season is slated to release on Steam and the Oculus Store […]
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Oculus is Capping off Its Summer Rift Sale with Deals on Top Games

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Oculus is Capping off Its Summer Rift Sale with Deals on Top Games
The ‘Summer of Rift’ is coming to a close, with Oculus announcing today that September 4th is the last day to nab the $400 Summer Rift sale price. The cap off the eight week headset sale, Oculus is running an ‘End of Summer Weekend Sale’ featuring two bundle deals and 30 individual titles on sale. […]
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The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 08/27/17

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The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 08/27/17
It’s a pretty quiet — but not dead — week in Oculus land. There are three notable releases on the Rift side and some interesting stuff for Gear VR. Let’s dive in, shall we? If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has […]
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Rebecca Van Dyck Is Oculus’ New Head Of Marketing

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Rebecca Van Dyck Is Oculus’ New Head Of Marketing
Earlier this year Microsoft hired the head of marketing from Oculus, Liz Hamren, to run the company’s efforts as it started building up toward launching a series of VR headsets. We’re starting to see the culmination of those efforts, with a Halo project coming for VR, a $900 all-in entry point for Windows-based VR systems, […]
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Windows VR Headsets Could Get Access to Oculus Exclusive Content via Revive

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Windows VR Headsets Could Get Access to Oculus Exclusive Content via Revive
Yesterday’s announcement that Steam will support the forthcoming Windows VR headsets was big news which means that when owners get their hands on the headsets this holiday, they’ll have a strong library of VR content to draw from while Microsoft builds up its own library of VR games and apps on the Windows store. Some […]
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Oculus and Crytek Explore New & Novel Methods of VR Locomotion

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Oculus and Crytek Explore New & Novel Methods of VR Locomotion
Oculus has teamed up with Crytek to share a series of VR game design learnings. The second and latest post in the series explores eight prototype methods for moving or rotating in virtual reality. Keeping players comfortable in VR is the very first step to creating a compelling experience, but so far there isn’t one […]
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Acclaimed VR Puzzle Game ‘FORM’ Now Available for Oculus Rift

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Acclaimed VR Puzzle Game ‘FORM’ Now Available for Oculus Rift
Release in June, FORM is a VR puzzle game which has received top marks for its imposing, dream-like architecture and geometric puzzles. Now the game is available for Oculus Rift via both SteamVR and the Oculus store with a discount for the next week. Form launched initially on SteamVR in June supporting the HTC Vive. […]
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Facebook Appoints Andrew Bosworth To Unify Consumer Hardware Including Oculus

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Facebook Appoints Andrew Bosworth To Unify Consumer Hardware Including Oculus
Earlier this year Facebook appointed Hugo Barra as its new VP of VR, leading the Oculus team forward. Now the company is looking to unify its VR efforts with its other consumer hardware projects, and it’s doing some shifting around to make that happen. Facebook this week confirmed to UploadVR that it has appointed Andrew “Boz” […]
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HTC Says Vive Price Drop Wasn’t a Reaction to Oculus

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HTC Says Vive Price Drop Wasn’t a Reaction to Oculus
Next to Oculus’ big $400 Summer of Rift sale, the $800 HTC Vive felt as if it was in another price bracket altogether. Now after a price drop to $600, the Vive feels very much back in the game compared to the Rift’s post-sale MSRP of $500. Despite the close timing, HTC says the price […]
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Hyperkin Universal VR Sanitary Mask V2.0 for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Gear VR/ Oculus Rift (White) (100-Pack) – PlayStation 4

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Hyperkin Universal VR Sanitary Mask V2.0 for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Gear VR/ Oculus Rift (White) (100-Pack) – PlayStation 4
Hyperkin has taken germ protection to the virtual world with Disposable defense: Universal virtual reality Sanitary mark for VR head Mounted display. Each individual mask supplies a layer of protection between multiple player uses. Practice Safe virtual reality. Use Disposable defense against Sweat, dirt, and germs. Product Features Mask is disposable Adds protective Layer between […]
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Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

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Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers
Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to […]
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Hyperkin Universal VR Sanitary Mask V2.0 for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Gear VR/ Oculus Rift (Black) (100-Pack) – PlayStation 4

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Hyperkin Universal VR Sanitary Mask V2.0 for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Gear VR/ Oculus Rift (Black) (100-Pack) – PlayStation 4
Hyperkin has taken germ protection to the virtual world with Disposable defense: Universal virtual reality Sanitary mark for VR head Mounted display. Each individual mask supplies a layer of protection between multiple player uses. Practice Safe virtual reality. Use Disposable defense against Sweat, dirt, and germs. Product Features Mask is disposable Adds protective Layer between […]
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EVE: Valkyrie Now Supports Oculus Touch as a Gamepad Alternative

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EVE: Valkyrie Now Supports Oculus Touch as a Gamepad Alternative
CCP Games have rolled out a small ‘2017_R3.1’ update this week, enabling work-in-progress support for Oculus Touch. As described on the EVE: Valkyrie website, this attempts to map the gamepad controls to the buttons, triggers and sticks of the Touch controllers, rather than using motion. As a bundled launch game for the Oculus Rift (which […]
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Lone Echo – Oculus Rift [Online Game Code]

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Lone Echo – Oculus Rift [Online Game Code]
In Lone Echo’s single player story, you’ll be transported to an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn, complete with a detailed space station, expansive outer-space environments, and interactive space equipment. Taking on the role of Jack—an advanced artificial intelligence with a state-of-the-art synthetic body—you’ll help Captain Olivia Rhodes solve an increasingly threatening mystery […]
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Oculus Details ‘Buffered Haptics’ for Advanced Haptics on Touch Controllers

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Oculus Details ‘Buffered Haptics’ for Advanced Haptics on Touch Controllers
Oculus has added new documentation to their developer knowledge base detailing the ‘buffered haptics’ feature of the Oculus SDK, a method for programming more advanced haptic feedback from the company’s Touch controllers. Oculus Touch uses linear actuators to provide feedback, a haptic technology which has been increasingly replacing the simple ‘rumble’ feedback common console gamepads. Linear […]
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Oculus to Talk “Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies” at Connect Conference

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Oculus to Talk “Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies” at Connect Conference
Oculus Connect 4, the company’s fourth annual developer conference, is set for October 11th and 12th in San Jose, California. There, Oculus will share with developers some of its latest research and developments, including what’s coming to the company’s VR Audio SDK. See Also: NVIDIA Shows How Physically-based Audio Can Greatly Enhance VR Immersion Spatial audio is […]
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Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

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Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game
The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. VR is an experience that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been lucky enough to try it themselves. How exactly does one put the incredible sensation of being immersed into a brand new world into mere […]
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Oculus’ New ‘Stereo Shading Reprojection’ Brings Big Performance Gains to Certain VR Scenes

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Oculus’ New ‘Stereo Shading Reprojection’ Brings Big Performance Gains to Certain VR Scenes
Oculus is calling its latest rendering tech ‘Stereo Shading Reprojection’, and says that for scenes which are heavy in pixel shading, the approach can save upwards of 20% on GPU performance. The company says the new VR rendering technique can be easily added to Unity-based projects, and that it “shouldn’t be hard to integrate with Unreal […]
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The Climb – Oculus Rift [Online Game Code]

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The Climb – Oculus Rift [Online Game Code]
NEW! The Climb now supports Oculus Touch and includes North, an expansive environment set in the Arctic Circle, in our FREE update. Scale huge heights and feel the exhilaration of extreme free solo climbing. Explore and enjoy the view or compete for the fastest times on leaderboards with Touch or gamepad controls. Developed by Crytek […]
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