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Oculus VR Preview – Project CARS

Oculus VR Preview – Project CARS

Not every game shown off at the Oculus preview event was a new title. A number of them were games that are currently available, with VR support. One such game was Project Cars. Project CARS has been available since May of last year, but in VR it provides a very new experience.

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Oculus VR Preview – Eagle Flight

Oculus VR Preview – Eagle Flight

If there's anything I've learned about virtual reality, it's that you have to go into it with an open mind. Sometimes you'll see a game, and think that there's no way that it will be anything more than slightly amusing. That's how I felt about Eagle Flight, until I strapped in and started playing it.

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Oculus VR Preview – Dead and Buried

Oculus VR Preview – Dead and Buried

While I was at Oculus's preview event, there was one game that stood out among the rest. Namely because everyone kept telling me that I needed to try it. Plus, every time I walked by the area where it was being demoed, the people playing looked like they were having a blast. The game was Dead and Buried.

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Minecraft is really coming to the Gear VR, date still unknown

Minecraft is really coming to the Gear VR, date still unknown

Whispers about this has already been circulating for a few months or so, but now Microsoft is finally confirming the rumors, at least according to a spokesperson. At GDC 2016, the new owner of Minecraft will be announcing that Minecraft is indeed coming to the Samsung Gear VR in addition to the Oculus Rift. Considering both VR headsets have Oculus' mark on them, it isn't that much of a surprise but still a very welcome confirmation. Details are still slim nonetheless, leaving just enough room for speculation and wishes.

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BigScreen puts your PC inside VR to share with others

BigScreen puts your PC inside VR to share with others

Even to today, virtual reality is primarily perceived as an entertainment technology. Interestingly, it isn't even seen as a social one, considering the limitations of what users are able to do socially when wearing those headsets. One company, however, is striving to turn that misconception around. BigScreen, which has a VR product of the same name, will soon be launching what can easily be described as a revolutionary computing experience that transports your computer into the VR world for you, and anyone else you may invite, to use and see.

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Oculus Mac OS X support update “if they ever release a good computer”

Oculus Mac OS X support update “if they ever release a good computer”

An interview with Oculus founder Luckey Palmer this week made clear the company's position on Mac support: it's "up to Apple." Whether or not "they ever release a good computer," said Palmer, "[Oculus] will do it." Palmer went on to suggest that Apple just needed to return to an earlier age of different prioritization: "If they prioritize higher-end GPUs like they used to for awhile back in the day I think we'd love to support Mac."

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Dragon Front is the Oculus Rift’s take on a Yu-Gi-Oh VR game

Dragon Front is the Oculus Rift’s take on a Yu-Gi-Oh VR game

Collectible Card Games or CCG's aren't exactly new, both in the physical realm, like Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh, as well as in the digital world, like Hearthstone. But, unless you do actually play Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh in complete LARP gear, these don't exactly give the full feeling of really commanding your troops in a fantasy setting. Thanks to virtual reality, that will be a thing of the past. And thanks to Oculus, that's going to happen real soon. The makers of the Oculus Rift headset and its platform have finally revealed Dragon Front, probably the first, if not the biggest, virtual reality CCG to hit the market.

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Oculus teases an “even better” Yu-Gi-Oh Virtual World experience

Oculus teases an “even better” Yu-Gi-Oh Virtual World experience

Given the popularity of card games, both digital and physical, and the growing virtual reality fever, you'd expect someone would come up with this eventually. And how better than the very people who instigated the VR renaissance, Oculus. Company founder Palmer Luckey took to Twitter to tease what gamers would probably be talking for the next few days. A virtual reality experience that would rival, nay even trump, what was portrayed in the anime adoptation of Yu-Gi-Oh, one of the most popular, and best selling, card battle games in the world.

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Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

As the release of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive draw ever closer, people will no doubt start to wonder about the features of each. More specifically, those that have already pre-ordered the Rift are wondering what they're going to miss out on, by not going with the Vive. As it turns out, one feature developed by Valve will be available on both devices.

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Of course you look dumb in VR: That’s how you know it’s working

Of course you look dumb in VR: That’s how you know it’s working

Gear VR is everywhere at Mobile World Congress, but the picture you've probably seen - and maybe laughed at - is the sea of Samsung-visor'd journalists blissfully unaware Mark Zuckerberg is strolling past. After all, it's easy to scorn those deep in the virtual reality experience, or point out that wearing a head-mounted display can leave you looking silly.

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Oculus cancels a “small number” of Rift pre-orders

Oculus cancels a “small number” of Rift pre-orders

With the virtual reality scene expected to explode in the next few month or so, many are eager, perhaps too much, to jump onboard before the ship gets too crowded. But while most, if not all, of those have the best intentions, they might not actually be qualified to be an early VIP passenger. At least as far as the companies are concerned. That, it seems, is the reason why a number of Oculus Rift pre-orders have suddenly been canceled, less than a month before the VR headsets actually start shipping to their eagerly awaiting owners.

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Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month

Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month

If you've ever seen the anime Sword Art Online, then you've probably wondered when we will get a game like the one in the show. Personally, the show made me pretty sad, because that's the exact sort of game that I'd like to play, but there is nothing even close to it that currently exists, even if you take away all of the cool VR parts.

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