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Sen. Al Franken raises concerns over Oculus Rift privacy policy

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota issued an open letter to Oculus yesterday, questioning the company on how and why it collects data from users of its Rift headset.This refers to the privacy policy included on the Oculus website, which details the various types of data collected by Rift users and the channels that have access to this information — such as third party sources. read more

Hardware Review: Oculus Rift

Below, find quotes from professional reviews of the Oculus Rift hardware itself.Many of the best experiences I’ve had in the Oculus ecosystem either aren’t in the Oculus Store yet, or won’t be available until the company’s Oculus Touch handheld controllers arrive later this year. read more

Oculus Rift delays just got (two months) worse

Like the fact that many, many customers who pre-ordered their own headset have yet to lay hands on it, and probably won’t for a few months.Citing growing production issues, Oculus has started issuing lengthy delays to customers, and people aren’t happy. read more

Oculus Berift: Day 1 pre-orders slip to early June, current orders shipping in August

The Oculus Rift is facing serious shipping issues: Day one preorder customers have been told their hardware may not ship until late May or the end of June.That’s the news reported by multiple individuals following a shipping update from Oculus on April 12. read more

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive Launches Handicapped by Shipping Delays

Likewise, the HTC Vive was scheduled for a blanket "April" release window, but it doesn't look like systems are heading out to consumers anytime soon.Just over a week ago, Oculus VR updated consumers with the status of their shipments, blaming the delay on a "component shortage". read more

Oculus "exclusive" titles are already running on the Vive

The Oculus Rift might not be having the most steady launch, but when you do eventually get yours you’re in for a VR treat.The Rift is a beautifully built headset with some impressive, exclusive launch titles. read more

Facebook Shows Off How They Might Use Virtual Reality

Back in 2014, Facebook raised some eyebrows when they bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion.This week at Facebook’s F8 developers conference, we got a look at some of their ideas for VR. read more

Software hack makes Oculus Rift titles playable on HTC Vive

A new software utility on GitHub, dubbed Revive, aims to change that by offering a proof-of-concept compatibility layer between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.Unfortunately Oculus has implemented a Code Signing check on the Runtime DLLs, therefore the Revive DLLs cannot be used unless the application is patched. read more

Oculus Rift VR games can be 'hacked' to run on HTC Vive ()

HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are facing off as the two main players in the PC gaming space, but just weeks after the release of both, a third-party program threatens exclusivity between platforms.In simple terms, it means that certain games meant to be exclusive to Oculus Rift can be run on the Vive. read more

Rift exclusives hacked to work on Vive; and Oculus isn't pleased

A crafty reddit user has figured out how to make two games exclusive to the Oculus platform playable on the HTC Vive.Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck are available for free on the Oculus store, and by downloading some files and following some fairly simple installation instructions, both games can be played using the Vive VR headset. read more

Oculus Rift Games Come to HTC Vive With Plug-In

Though Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are separate platforms with separate software libraries, it seems one intrepid enthusiast has created a patch that brings Oculus games over to the latter platform.ArsTechnica tried it out with Lucky's Tale, the exclusive pack-in game that comes with every Oculus Rift, and can confirm the plug-in works. read more

Oculus Rift pre-order customers given free shipping to apologise for delay -

An "unexpected component shortage" has led to delays in the original shipping estimates for some early Oculus Rift customers, Oculus VR has said.com by Tuesday, April 12. read more

Oculus Rift launch lineup includes 30 VR games -

Oculus Rift will launch on March 28 supported by 30 virtual reality games, Oculus has announced.This incredible lineup represents years of work from a global community of developers who are pioneering the future of VR," reads the Oculus blog. read more

Insomniac Reveals They Have Two More Oculus Rift-Exclusive Games In Development

Developer Insomniac Games is definitely taking the Oculus Rift seriously, as they have just revealed that they are working on two more games that will be exclusive to the virtual reality platform.They are called The Unspoken and Feral Rites, with both of the games set to release by the end of this year. read more

Six big reasons to hold off on virtual reality

Following the smartphone comparison, virtual reality is like the first iPhone, and it could be awhile before it feels as polished, inclusive, and comparably affordable as say, the iPhone 5C.Here are six reasons to consider holding off on virtual reality — for now: The resolution of Oculus Rift’s earliest prototypes was so low, that its view of virtual reality appeared to be obstructed by a screen door. read more

Facebook: Oculus Rift Sales Are Small At The Moment But Has Potential To Grow

Key members of Facebook have admitted that sales and shipments for the Oculus Rift device are really small at the moment.They feel that the device still has a lot of potential to grow in the future though. read more

HTC Vive has Overtaken Oculus Rift According to Steam

The Oculus Rift has seemed to be synonymous with VR ever since the beginning of the current gaming revolution.5% have an Oculus Rift CV1, and another 13. read more

Why Even Own an Xbox? - AOTF Podcast #39

Slightly late this week, Will and I sat down for the AOTF Podcast #39.We now have a console that will be almost totally devoid of exclusives, with the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative becoming the law of the land. read more

Minecraft VR Support Coming in the Next Few Weeks

With Minecraft’s sale to Microsoft though it seemed like those barriers had been torn down, and today we got our first real look at what’s to come for Minecraft VR.In an announcement touting the one year anniversary of the release of Minecraft on Windows 10, Mojang states that Oculus Rift VR support would be coming very soon. read more

Minecraft VR Finally Coming To Oculus Rift Next Week

It’s been something that gamers have been waiting ages to try out, but we now know that the VR version of Minecraft will be launching on Oculus Rift next week.The news was revealed by Tommaso Checchi, who is the lead designer for Minecraft’s Windows 10 and smartphone versions. read more

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