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Joseph Gordon-Levitt ‘inspired’ by VR, Ponders the Role of the Protagonist

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As a brand new medium that iterates on film, videogames and more, virtual reality (VR) is attracting the attention of high-profile names from all kinds of industries. Inception actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest star to get attached to the tech, and was present at last week’s Sundance Film Festival where Oculus VR itself unveiled the latest work from Oculus Story Studio. Addressing the crowd at the show, Gordon-Levitt noted that he was ‘inspired’ by VR as he spoke about the role of the protagonist in this new medium. READ MORE

Luckey Quizzing Fans on Interest for Entire Rift Launch Line-Up Bundle

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Oculus VR is yet to come out and reveal the entire line-up of content that will be available on the first day of shipping for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). There are a handful of confirmed titles such as Three One Zero’s ADR1FT, but many developers are still yet to completely confirm that they will be there on day one. Ahead of a full reveal of any such line-up, Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has been quizzing fans on the interest of Oculus VR offering a bundle with all of the Oculus Rift’s launch videogames. READ MORE

Palmer Luckey Joins Military Gaming Charity Stack-Up

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Since first creating the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) around five years ago now, Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey has risen to become a high profile figure within both the VR and videogame industries. That’s not only thanks to his invention but also his community-facing approach and love for videogames themselves. The 23-year-old has already been awarded several honours and more for his work in reviving the VR industry. This week, however, Luckey is joining a different kind of group. The designer is now on the advisory board of Stack-Up, a military gaming charity. READ MORE

Oculus Hosting Research Study Next Month, Offering $400 Gift Card

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While Oculus VR is releasing major virtual reality (VR) products this year in the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and Oculus Touch controllers, the company is also committed to the long-term future of the technology and the products it will release in the years to come. Back in 2014 the group set up Oculus Research to look into advancing VR and this week it’s been revealed the Oculus VR will soon be hosting a research study for which it is now looking for applicants to take part in. READ MORE

Release Date Given for Oculus Rift’s the Solus Project

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Plenty of tension has been built up for the arrival of Oculus VRs PC-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Oculus Rift, and the same can be said for their top titles announced the past year. Dubbed the ‘most anticipated game for 2016’, The Solus Project, first announced back at the Microsoft games conference in LA last year, is being teased more so with a developer video and the release date for PC and Xbox One being narrowed down to early February 2016.

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Oculus.com Receieved Over 1.9 Million Visits on Pre-Order Launch Day

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Oculus VR had arguably the biggest day in its short history on 6th January 2016 when it finally launched pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at some $599 USD. The kit can currently only be purchased through the company’s official website, with a limited batch of units also set to arrive at select US retailers later down the line. Oculus VR hasn’t revealed how well pre-orders are doing thus far, though has hinted that it’s more than happy with the figures. Now, however, a new report has suggested at a huge number of people at least visited the company’s site on the big day. READ MORE

Facebook COO: VR Does Not Mean the End of In-Person Conversations

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With the introduction of multiplayer demos such as Toybox and user-tracked features like Oculus Touch, virtual reality (VR) is getting closer and closer to bringing people together online as if they were standing next to each other in a real room. There’s still much to work to be done in this area, but with Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus Rift now owned by social networking giant Facebook you can be sure that this will become a huge feature of VR in the future. But does this mean the end of in-person conversations? Not according to Facebook itself. READ MORE

Total Recall’s Oculus VR Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

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Oculus VR may be gearing up for the launch of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in a few months’ time, but the company still has some pressing legal battles to sort through. Arguably the most high-profile of these is its ongoing suit with Zenimax Media, the parent company of the former employer of Oculus VR’s John Carmack in Bethesda Softworks. While that battle has recently hit a few snags, it doesn’t appear Oculus VR is catching much of a break in its other battle with Total Recall Technologies either. READ MORE

VR is 15 Years Away from the Holodeck Says Oculus

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In just a few months’ time the first consumer-ready version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) will finally be available. The kit launches on 28th March 2016 for those that got a pre-order in early, but it’s still far from the perfect VR device. While position tracked controllers like Oculus Touch will allow us to bring our hands into VR, there’s still plenty of areas to improve on until the tech reaches an experience akin to Star Trek’s iconic Holodeck experience. According to Oculus VR itself, those kinds of experiences are 15 years out. READ MORE