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Oculus Fighting for OculusRift.com Domain, Report Suggests

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Given that the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) first reveal was around three years ago, one might assume that creator Oculus VR had a handle on all major domain names for its kit. That’s not quite the case, however. One of the most obvious domain names for the company, oculusrift.com, is actually owned by a group of fans. However, it appears that Oculus VR itself is now fighting to get ownership of that name, with the fan site having recently been taken offline. READ MORE

Samsung Gear VR Now Available To Pre-Order in Canada

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Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on a listing for the Samsung Gear VR smartphone –based head-mounted display (HMD) appearing on Best Buy’s Canadian website. Today we have received official word that pre-orders for the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Samsung Galaxy S6 (which is compatiblewith Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets) are now being taken as an exclusive early deal on BestBuy.ca.  READ MORE

VR Market Worth $15.89 Billion by 2020 States Report

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According to the new market research report “Virtual Reality (VR) Market by Technology (Semi & Fully Immersive), Device (Head-mounted display (HMD), Gesture Tracking), Component (Sensor, Display, Software), Application (Gaming, Entertainment, and Industrial), Geography – Trends & Forecasts to 2014-2020″, the Virtual Reality Technology Market is expected to reach $15.89 Billion by 2020. READ MORE

Oculus, Valve, Sony and More are Diamond Sponsors for GDC Europe 2015

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This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California was a historic one for virtual reality (VR) technology. The event played host to some of the first hands-on time with Valve and HTC’s Vive head-mounted display (HMD) as well as the reveal of a new prototype for Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4. But this isn’t the only edition of the show that takes place within the videogame calendar; GDC Europe 2015 is fast approaching and is to be sponsored by many of VR’s major players. READ MORE

Rift Exclusives Only to be Sold Through Oculus Home

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One of the announcements that didn’t quite steal the headlines at Oculus VR’s pre-E3 press conference earlier this month was the reveal of Oculus Home. Nate Mitchell, the company’s VP of Product, took to the stage to reveal a brand new, VR-dedicated user interface (UI) that will serve as a hub for those using the consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The software will also allow players to purchase Oculus Rift compatible content from the company itself. In fact, this will be the only place to buy some of Oculus VR’s exclusive content. READ MORE

Oculus Allows Fans to Visit E3 Booth Using Gear VR

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Oculus VR brought the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California last week. Fans were able to go hands-on with the kit for the first time at the company’s massive show floor booth. If the scores of people lining up outside the stand were anything to go by, the showcase was a big success. Those that weren’t fortunate enough to attend E3 themselves can now pay a virtual visit to that booth. READ MORE

Investment Analyst Suggests ‘Microsoft Rift’ is Coming to Xbox One

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Following the reveal of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display at Oculus VR’s ‘Step into the Rift’ press conference, San Francisco, earlier this month, parent company Facebook’s stock rose Monday as the world’s largest social network received a substantial price target boost from investment bank Piper Jaffray. An analyst from the firm has hinted that this was in part due to the announcement of a partnership with Microsoft, which may in time see the launch of a ‘Microsoft Rift’ device for Xbox One. READ MORE

Luckey on VR: ‘It’s not going to reach hundreds of millions of people in the next three years.’

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Oculus VR co-founder and creator of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, is a well known evangelist of virtual reality (VR). His passion for the new medium is unquestionable, having taken it upon himself to create the first iteration of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) long before the possibility of any financial remuneration was known. However, he remains realistic about the commercial viability of VR, suggesting that it will see long-tail growth. READ MORE