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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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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches

Posted on 06/09 17:15 in Shows | 0

Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality.The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).

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The Truth Of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Perfect Skewering Of The VR Unicorn

Posted on 06/12 13:17 in Deals | 0

Throughout season four, one industry, in particular, has seen consistent skewering: virtual reality and its fallacy.That’s not to say virtual reality isn't fantastic, but that, in its current state, it hasn't had the reach that all the hype would suggest.

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Oculus Rift & Touch bundle receives another price drop to £399, for a limited time

Posted on 07/10 13:36 in More | 0

As part of its Summer of Rift, a celebration of the VR community, Oculus has dropped the price of the Oculus Rift & the Touch controller even further to £399 (for a limited time).Announcing the price drop on its Blog, Oculus is also offering huge discounts on some Oculus games as well.

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The Order 1886 devs team up with Oculus for VR space adventure Lone Echo

Posted on 07/12 16:51 in More | 0

Ready At Dawn and Oculus Studios have released the debut trailer for VR space adventure Lone Echo.As Jack, a cybernetic AI stationed on a mining facility on the outer rings of Saturn, you become aware of an unknown anomaly whose very existence threatens the space station and the livelihood of your human companion.

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Sales of VR girlfriend experience have doubled following Oculus Rift price drop

Posted on 07/13 15:28 in More | 0

Writing on his Twitter account, Naoyuki Otsuru, the self professed Hentai VR Evangelist, has attributed the sales increase of VR Kanojo to the Oculus Rift’s hardware being more reasonably priced.For those of you unsure exactly what a VR girlfriend experience is, it’s probably best you remain that way.

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Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

Posted on 07/14 17:22 in Shows | 0

As the graph above shows, HTC’s overall market share remained flat from February to June, still locked in at 0.76x more market share than Oculus Rift enjoys, but the Rift is slowly creeping up while HTC looks like it’s nearly stopped.

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There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

Posted on 07/24 16:57 in Shows | 0

In the wake of Oculus’ decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $400, there’s been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent.” While Nate Mitchell (co-founder of Oculus) and Rubin gave neither Rift sales figures nor a launch date for a future Oculus Rift 2.

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