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Oculus Sets New Weekly Content Update Schedule

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With the US release of the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Oculus VR is slowly expanding into the realms of content management along with hardware development. With its Oculus Home app currently serving as the only way to download VR videogames and experiences for the device, consumers are going to be depending on regular content updates from the company from here on out. Fortunately, Oculus VR has this week confirmed a new weekly schedule for when fans can expect new releases. READ MORE

VR vs. Gear VR in 2014

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Despite having only been revealed in September, Gear VR, Samsung’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has quickly become one of the most important and exciting products in the industry. Not only is this one of the first HMDs to come from a major electronics manufacturer, but it also marks the release of Oculus Rift HMD creator Oculus VR’s first commercial product, having been developed in partnership with Samsung. That said, you might not want to refer to it as a consumer release when in earshot of the VR specialists. READ MORE

13th Lab, Chris Breglar Join Oculus

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It’s been a big week for Oculus VR acquisitions. The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator has announced that hand-tracking team Nimble VR is joining its operating, dropping huge hints about the future of VR input. It doesn’t stop there; Oculus VR has also announced that Sweden-based 3D model company 13th Lab and motion capture expert Chris Breglar are also coming on board to work on VR technology. READ MORE

Oculus Acquires Hand-Tracking Company Nimble VR

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As 2014 draws to a close, consumer virtual reality (VR) is closer than ever, although the topic of input remains an issue. VR specialists are yet to find a definitive standard for controlling VR experiences, despite numerous Kickstarter crowd-funding campaigns for new controllers and concepts. Even Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR has been looking into input and has this week announced a huge step forward in its research with the acquisition of hand-tracking technology company, Nimble VR. READ MORE

Gear VR Coming to Other Countries ‘shortly after’ US Launch

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This week saw the US release of one of the first major virtual reality (VR) consumer head-mounted displays (HMD) in the form of Samsung’s Gear VR. The kit has been available to order as of Monday, 8th December 2014 and will be arriving with VR fans throughout the week. Of course, now that the device has launched in one country the big question is when it will arrive in others. No specific date has been announced just yet, although Gear VR co-creator Oculus VR has assured that it will be arriving ‘shortly after’ this launch. READ MORE

First Screenshot of Oculus VR’s First Videogame HeroBound: First Steps Released

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It’s an exciting day to be a virtual reality (VR) fan in the USA as Samsung and Oculus VR have finally launched the Innovator Edition of Gear VR, the smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) that runs using the Galaxy Note 4 handset. The kit is available to order online now, starting at $199.99 USD. Plenty of VR videogames are expected to make their way over to the device in the coming months, including Oculus VR’s first internally developed videogame, the fittingly-named HeroBound: First Steps. Now the first screenshot of this experience has arrived. READ MORE

Oculus Rift to Feature as Part of Hanukkah Celebration at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

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It seems as if the world is finding new uses for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) by the day. In November alone the technology has been used to aid poetry, place users on-stage and provide an in-depth look at the production of a car. Next month yet another new application of the Oculus Rift HMD will be found at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts as part of a celebration of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. READ MORE

Samsung Releases Official Gear VR & Oculus Account Instruction Manual

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The launch of Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is finally nearing in the US. The anticipated device, which runs with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, is due for release in the country in early December 2014, starting at $199 USD. It’s currently possible to pre-register interest to pre-order the device, although there’s no word on a specific launch date. Now Samsung has launched an FAQ for Gear VR that will help owners get set up with the kit on launch day. READ MORE

Oculus VR to ‘work closely with Samsung to develop more products’

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Next month sees the launch of the anticipated Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the US. The device is the result of a collaboration between both electronics giant Samsung and VR specialists Oculus VR and marks one of the first full consumer VR releases for the industry. Its launch will prove to be significant milestone in the history of consumer VR and, according to Oculus VR, it could be just the beginning. READ MORE

VR vs. Gear VR Launch

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It appears that things are finally falling in place for the launch of Samsung’s Gear VR, a new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that runs with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. The kit is due to arrive in the USA in a matter of weeks, launching in early December 2014. Even with the delay of just under two months, that’s a remarkably quick turnaround from the reveal of the device back in early September 2014. That said, Gear VR isn’t set to have the most straightforward launch. There are a number of factors that make it something of an unknown quantity at the moment. Just how are things shaping up ahead of release? READ MORE