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Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores

Posted on 02/09 13:44 in Shows | 0

Last year, Facebook announced it would push Oculus Rift demo kits in 500 Best Buy stores around the nation.” “We’re making some seasonal changes and prioritizing demos at hundreds of Best Buy locations in larger markets,” Oculus spokesperson Andrea Schubert said.

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Oculus Slashes Prices On Rift Hardware

Posted on 03/01 19:31 in Deals | 0

Virtual reality company Oculus VR announced dramatic price decreases on Wednesday, including a 25% cut in the retail price of its flagship Oculus Rift bundle.A Rift headset alone will retail for $499, down from $599, and the Touch controllers will drop in price from $199 to $99.

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

Posted on 03/02 23:19 in Shows | 0

There’s been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus.Sony has moved 915,000 VR units to date, even though we haven’t seen many new VR games launch for the platform (though Resident Evil 7 is a notable exception).

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cast 04/01/2014

Posted on 03/24 16:04 in More | 0

Illness befalls the Giant Bomb office and Vinny, Drew, and Jeff must soldier on to discuss Facebook's purchase of the Oculus Rift, Diablo III's new adventure mode, Elder Scrolls Online, the budding conflict between Liverpool and Manchester by way of Japan, Leland Yee's rocket launcher business, The Last of Us on PS4, and more!

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Posted on 03/31 12:53 in More | 0

His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry.We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best," reads a statement from Oculus given to Upload VR.

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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has left Facebook

Posted on 03/31 16:27 in Shows | 0

After six months of radio silence on the issue, Facebook has announced that Palmer Luckey is leaving the company.” Since then, he’s kept himself scarce, only appearing in public to testify in Zenimax Media’s lawsuit against Oculus.

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Oculus Closes VR Movie Studio: Story Studio

Posted on 05/05 09:27 in More | 0

Oculus, the creator of popular VR headset the Oculus Rift, has announced the closure of one of its studios today.The studio in question is Story Studio, a division of the company that focuses on VR movies, rather than games.

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