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Oculus CEO: 'We invited' Sony to see Oculus prototypes

Oculus VR isn't threatened by Sony's rival virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, and Oculus even invited Sony to check out its own internal prototypes, CEO Brendan Iribe told Joystiq at E3. Sony then returned the favor and invited the Oculus team to see Project Morpheus. See? We all can...

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nDreams invites Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus to attend The Assembly

PlayStation Home content developer nDreams will be opening the door to a world of scientific discovery, experimentation and what can only be described as a seriously hostile work environment with its newly-announced game, The Assembly. Built for Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, the game...

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Oculus Rift-compatible Control VR gloves put the whole (virtual) world in your hands

How would you like to do your computer work on a futuristic, hologram-style interface while sitting on the Iron Throne, which also happens to be on Mars? Well, you could luck out and use a genie's three wishes, or you could use Control VR, which features just such an image in its promotional...

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Jimmy Fallon punches a dragon with Project Morpheus

Jimmy Fallon and Channing Tatum strapped into Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset and came away with a strong consensus: "This is insane." Fallon and Tatum demoed Project Morpheus on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, wherein they played a round of medieval knight-punching and...

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Oculus-only platformer coming from Words with Friends co-creator

Words With Friends co-creator Paul Bettner's new development company Playful Corp will show off its introductory game at E3, Lucky's Tale. The game is a third-person platformer with an intriguing twist: It is exclusive to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Along with his brother David,...

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Oculus picks up Jason Holtman, a 'driving force' behind Steam

The Valve employees go marching one-by-one, hurrah, hurrah. Oculus has tapped another ex-Valve employee to help develop their virtual reality technology; this time, it's Jason Holtman, who previously served as Valve's chief of business development. Oculus credits Holtman as a "driving force" behind...

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Oculus Rift joins the Chuck E. Cheese cast

Ah, Chuck E. Cheese. Where a kid can be a kid and a giant rat runs around your table while you eat. A giant singing rat. And now it has Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, too. Chuck E. Cheese is adding Oculus Rift to its restaurants with the Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster...

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Birdly VR rig invites users to soar like an eagle, look like a lazy mole

Mankind has long dreamed of soaring through the clouds like the majestic albatross. That feat remains firmly in the realm of comic books and sci-fi novels, but thanks to students at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Oculus Rift VR headset, we can now fake it pretty well. Dubbed...

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What lag looks like in reality with Oculus Rift

This experiment is a huge relief. It turns out that we're not "clumsy" – we have real-life lag. Four people strapped on an Oculus Rift headset that displayed the immediate outside world at a delay, imitating the effects of shoddy internet speeds (if the real world ran on an ethernet...

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Sonic The Hedgehog's gotta go fast on Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift and other virtual reality devices might be gaming's future, but who says we can't use them to enjoy a bit of our past, huh? The Sonic GDK for the Rift gives players a chance to see the world from the Blue Blur's point of view, and it looks ... pretty cool, actually. But then,...

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