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Sony designed the PS4 console, controller for VR from the start

The PlayStation 4 video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment was developed with virtual reality (VR) helmets from the start. Apparently, the light bar of the DualShock 4 controller was integrated into the device with a sole purpose: to include a tracking technology for VR video games. The up-to-date prototype …

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Government gives thumbs up to Oculus, Facebook deal

It’s amazing to think that the VR company which started life as a Kickstarter dream, was bought up for $2 billion just two years later. Whether you’re still smarting over that or not though, you can’t just buy up companies for that much without someone giving it the once over …

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Altergaze offers Rift like 3D for your smartphone

Even though Oculus VR is committed to making its Rift headset as affordable as possible, at the end of the day you’re still paying for an impressively compact screen, with a fancy converter board, on top of the lenses that perform a lot of the VR emulation and this is …

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Survios could take Oculus Rift to next level

Remember Project Holodeck? Maybe not, as we haven’t heard much about it since it first whet our appetites for more VR early last year. However now the company behind the tech is evolving, into something the modern day VR scene desperately needs – a good body and hand tracking tool. …

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Oculus releases new Rift 0.3.1 SDK

Fans of the Rift might still be reeling somewhat from the recent Facebook acquisition news, but that doesn’t mean the VR enthusiasts at Oculus have been sitting on the laurels. Today they announced the release of a new version of the software development kit, 0.3.1. This update, though good to …

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Xbox’s Ed Fries thinks VR will be a bust, like 3D

There’s a lot of talk of Virtual Reality at the moment, with the announcement of Facebook’s Oculus acquisition, Sony’s debut of the Morpheus prototype and the news that there’s a new kid on the block, the next year is looking quite exciting for VR enthusiasts. However, not everyone thinks the …

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Sony posts hands-on video of project Morpheus VR helmet

Sony Corp. has posted the first video covering hands-on experience with its code-named project Morpheus virtual reality helmet. The device seems to work perfectly with the PlayStation 4 video game console. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlS3Yx_aJH8′] The current iteration of the project Morpheus features a 5” panel with 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye) resolution …

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Oculus debuts Rift Devkit 2, opens pre-orders

As if in a counter attack to Sony’s announcement of it’s own Virtual Reality headset, Oculus has today debuted the Oculus Rift Devkit 2, the second developer version of its VR technology. It’s upgraded, refreshed and tweaked to offer an all round superior experience to the original and brings us …

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Sony shows off Morpheus Rift competitor

Yesterday Sony made the big splash everyone was waiting for and unveiled its long-in-development, virtual reality headset. Called Project Morpheus, the headset combines headphones and an HD visual display, along with head tracking and compatibility with the PlayStation move controller. Overall, Morpheus is very similar to the Oculus Rift Crystal …

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Console makers catching on to VR trend

Though you could argue that Nintendo has been well ahead of the curve with the creation of the 3Ds (technically a secondary, 3D display), Sony has always shown the most interest in the future of virtual reality technology – second of course to Oculus itself. In-fact at GDC this week, …

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Somebody made an Oculus Rift Flappy Bird

With the recent news ‘sensation’ surrounding the developer of hugely popular casual gaming app, Flappy Bird and how he took it down from the app stores because of multiple claimed reasons, it’s no wonder people have been making tribute games. In-fact, as part of “Flappy Jam,” a game jam that …

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Oculus Rift to be wireless at launch?

The Oculus Rift is already available in devkit form for those that want to drop a couple of hundred pounds on something that’s still very unfinished, with only a few full gameplay experiences available. But later this year the consumer version looks likely to hit the shelves, bringing with it …

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