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Oculus VR Launches Hardware Survey for Developers

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Some virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts and developers will have been lucky enough to be in possession of an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) second development kit (DK2) for at least a month now, and will likely be well-versed in the tech’s positional tracking, 1080p OLED display and more. But whether you own a DK1 or DK2, Oculus VR would now like to hear from you in the form of a very brief hardware survey. READ MORE

Pixar Technical Director Heads to Oculus

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Oculus VR’s high-profile hiring spree seems to have slowed somewhat over the past few months. While the company continues to advertise positions in the wake of its $2 billion USD acquisition by Facebook, the constant stream of updates on new appointments has undoubtedly been quieter since the arrival of Jason Rubin, Oculus VR’s new head of worldwide studios, which was announced at E3 2014 in June. This week however sees the company take on a former Pixar technical director. READ MORE

Latest Oculus SDK Update Released

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The arrival of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2) at the end of July 2014 also saw the release of the latest version of the software development kit (SDK). It brought support for the latest version of the headset, allowing developers to implement DK2′s unique features such as positional tracking. Now that SDK has been updated once more, adding new features and fixes. READ MORE

Oculus Will Be ‘almost completely focused on gaming in the beginning’ Says CEO

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It’s no secret that there have been more than a few concerns from the virtual reality (VR) community about the direction that Oculus VR will take its Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) following Facebook’s acquisition of the company earlier this year. That said, many of the these worries have since been addressed by the company itself, reassuring fans that immeadiate plans have not changed despite the deal. This week sees CEO Brendan Iribe reconfirm the company’s commitment to videogames. READ MORE

Oculus Says DK2 Has Already Surpassed DK1 Kickstarter Shipments

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Despite the first shipments of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2) arriving last week, there are many VR developers and enthusiasts still eagerly anticipating their own units. Shipping started a little later in July 2014 than Oculus VR had originally anticipated, but now appears to be well underway. In fact, the company has revealed that shipments of DK2 have already surpassed those that were made for the DK1 from the original Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign. READ MORE

Oculus VR Hosting GDC Europe Session

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This August sees Gamescom take place once more in Cologne, Germany with Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR set to show off its device at the show. Hopefully the company will have some new announcements to share, but it will also be appearing at the other event taking place in the area on 11th – 13th August, the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Europe. Oculus VR is set to host its own VR-focused session as the event, much like Sony Computer Entertainment will. READ MORE

Oculus VR Amends Rift DK2 Manual Terms & Conditions

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This week has seen the first shipments of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2) finally go out. With that release the company has issued a range of other relevant updates, including a new version of its software development kit (SDK) which launched earlier today. Also updated is the the Oculus Rift’s manual, which includes a slight error that the company has today amended. READ MORE

New Oculus Rift SDK Released, Adds DK2 Support

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While many virtual reality (VR) fans and enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the second development kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), which started shipping this week, maker Oculus VR has launched software that is arguably as important as the device itself today. The company has released the next iteration of its software development kit (SDK), allowing developers to add support for DK2′s new features to their videogames and experiences. READ MORE

Facebook ‘to continue investing heavily’ in Oculus says Zuckerberg

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Earlier this week social giant Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR came full circle as it was finally completed. The buyout took a huge investment from the former, spending over $2 billion USD. Since the deal was announced Oculus VR itself has made some high-profile acquisitions and hires, suggesting Facebook was ready and willing to invest further. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it won’t be stopping there. READ MORE