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Next batch of Oculus Rift development kits shipping

The next prototype development kits for Oculus Rift are now shipping, the virtual reality headset manufacturer announced this week. Sales of the $350 second kit have reached 45,000, an increase of 20,000 headsets since April. Pre-orders for the second kit started in March, just before Oculus VR was...

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Report: Facebook head sought Project Morpheus demo before buying Oculus VR

Prior to spending $2 billion on a recent surprise purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook's boy king Mark Zuckerberg took Sony's Project Morpheus headset for a spin, according to PlayStation executive Guy Longworth. "I wish he bought ours," Longworth said during a presentation at the ongoing Games...

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Oculus Rift total sales around 85,000, dev kit 2.0 at 25,000

Oculus Rift told TechCrunch that sales of its second-iteration dev kit are at about 25,000, taking the VR unit's total sales to around 85,000. For the dev kit 2.0, that figure accounts for around a month's worth of sales since pre-orders went live on March 19. The $350 second-generation unit...

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Valve R&D head Michael Abrash joins Oculus as chief scientist

Michael Abrash, the leader of Valve's Research and Development team, joined Oculus VR as chief scientist today. The news follows Oculus' recent acquisition by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion, which Abrash addressed, in a blog post on Oculus VR's site, as a promise that virtual reality "is going...

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Skydieving creator nDreams has PS4, Oculus Rift plans for 2014

Developer nDreams made its name creating items for PlayStation Home, grew to cult fame with the debut of "Oculus Rift experimental-game-demo-falling simulator-game thing" Skydieving, and now hopes to jump into the mainstream spotlight with full-fledged PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift projects in the...

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EA Partners veteran David DeMartini now head of Oculus VR publishing arm

Former EA Senior Vice President David DeMartini has joined Oculus VR as head of worldwide publishing, the newly-formed branch of the Oculus Rift manufacturer that aims to help developers create games that are compatible with the company's headset. In a statement to Gamasutra, DeMartini described...

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Oculus Rift gets $75 million in funding from Netscape founder's firm

Oculus VR received $75 million in funding from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, led by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. Oculus VR previously secured $16 million in its first round of funding in June. The company's Oculus Rift augmented reality hardware also earned $2.4 million on...

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Carmack joins Oculus VR as Chief Technology Officer [Update]

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software, has joined Oculus VR as Chief Technology Officer. Carmack will begin work on the Oculus Rift augmented reality headset on a full-time basis out of Dallas, Texas. Carmack has experience in working with the headset in the past, showing it in conjunction...

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Ouya-exclusive Polarity reaches Steam Greenlight, offers Oculus Rift support

BlueButton Games' first-person puzzler Polarity will add a chamber to its labrynth-like vault for the PC with Oculus Rift support if it's voted onto Steam Greenlight, Eurogamer reports. Craig Littler, founder of the one-man studio, claims he "wasn't asking for much" when he tried to negotiate...

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Valve updates Source SDK to include Oculus Rift support

Valve updated its free software dev tool Source SDK to support Mac OSX, Linux, and the Oculus Rift. Clients can be built and run in Windows, OSX, and Linux in Source SDK 2013, and dedicated servers can be run on Windows and Linux. As for the Oculus Rift, Source SDK 2013 can provide VR support via a...

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