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Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill ships in July for early adopters

Virtuix's Omni treadmill, a virtual reality platform that allows users to run and walk in any direction in games using their real-life legs, will begin shipping in July for those that already pre-ordered one. The $500 package includes the treadmill unit, a pair of shoes, a support harness,...

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Chris Roberts reacts to Facebook Oculus acquisition, says Star Citizen won't be bought

The fear of a crowdfunded project being bought up by a larger company - whose motives may not necessarily be in line with those of backers - has become something of a trending topic ever since Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR. Chris Roberts, creator of the super-mega-crowdfunded Star Citizen,...

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John Carmack on Facebook buy of Oculus: 'they get the Big Picture'

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and current CTO of Oculus, has weighed in on the Internet's ... shall we say "mixed" reaction to the news of Facebook purchasing the virtual reality-oriented company. Carmack responded to a post titled "Wrong and Right Reasons To Be Upset About Oculus" on...

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Report: Microsoft pays up to $150M for augmented reality hardware IP

The rumors swirling around Microsoft's me-too attitude regarding virtual reality may be more than idle gossip, according to TechCrunch. Citing unnamed sources, the site reports that Microsoft has purchased augmented reality-related intellectual property of wearable tech company Osterhout Design...

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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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Project Cars will launch as one of the PS4's first Morpheus games

Slightly Mad Studios' crowdfunded racing game, codenamed Project Cars, will launch as one of the first PlayStation 4 games to support Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality hardware, the developer announced this week. "Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world...

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Pre-orders for second development kit of Oculus Rift now live

Oculus Rift, get your Oculus Rift, here! Well, not here, but those ready to take the plunge into virtual reality can now pre-order the second version of the headset's developer kit via the Oculus company site. Nabbing one will cost you $350, and shipments are expected in July of this year. ...

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Joystiq Check-In: Sony's Project Morpheus

After all the rumors and speculation, Sony revealed its virtual reality-oriented headset, Project Morpheus. We'll have hands-on time with the hardware in the evening, but Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell and Senior Reporter Jess Conditt sat down to give us their thoughts following...

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PlayStation VR announced, codenamed 'Project Morpheus'

Prepare to trip the rift with PlayStation. Sony has officially announced PlayStation virtual reality in the form of "Project Morpheus," the long-rumored headset that's part of the trend sweeping Steam and also rumored to be in development at Microsoft. "The next innovation from PlayStation that...

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Rumor: Microsoft also developing 3D virtual reality devices

Microsoft may unveil its own 3D virtual reality device in the future, providing that sources close to The Wall Street Journal are accurate. "People familiar with the project" reportedly confirmed that the hardware manufacturer developed virtual reality devices and has already filed one patent for...

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