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Final Oculus Rift specs revealed for 2016 consumer model

Final Oculus Rift specs revealed for 2016 consumer model

Oculus reveals the final hardware and software specifications for their long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. This machine works with a three-part system, starting with the headset itself, fully capable of the highest-end virtual reality experience on the market at the time it's being revealed. This machine requires that the user have a computer with Windows 7 SP1 or newer with 8GB RAM or more, Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater, and either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater. They'll also need HDMI 1.3 video output to connect to the headset, and 2x USB 3.0 ports for peripherals.

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Gleaning information from the Oculus Rift CV1 “leak”

Gleaning information from the Oculus Rift CV1 “leak”

This morning a set of images of the final version of the Oculus Rift consumer version (CV1) were leaked. While at first it appeared that these images were finalized photos of the headset set to be released next year and revealed in full tomorrow, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit to confirm the "placeholder" nature of the images. In short - they look radical, they look great, but they're not what you're going to be buying in 2016. They're close, but no cigar.

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Leaked Oculus Rift pics are real, but ancient

Leaked Oculus Rift pics are real, but ancient

It has just been hours since Oculus launched its countdown to a rebranding effort that will be announced at E3 this week, yet it seems that the virtual reality company is already having trouble keeping a lid on things. Dug from deep within the website, photos of what appears to be the long overdue consumer version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, along with some accessories, have been leaked on the Internet. But don't get too hyped over them, says Oculus, as they are very old placeholder images in reality.

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Oculus rebrand in effect with 48-hour countdown

Oculus rebrand in effect with 48-hour countdown

Oculus releases a bit of a rebrand in their company as they begin a 48-hour countdown to their first consumer-aimed special event. This event will take place on June 11th, providing information about the release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The rebranding of the company includes a strong logo type with the word oculus in all lower-cased letters as well as a "stadium" mark - a bit of a flattened-top and bottom oval representing the vision of the company. Observe the future of VR, brand-wise.

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A full Oculus Rift rig will cost you less than $1,500

A full Oculus Rift rig will cost you less than $1,500

A complete Oculus Rift rig will set you back less that $1,500, including the gaming PC required to drive it, co-founder Brendan Iribe has revealed. The figure - something which has been the topic of much argument both before and after Facebook acquired the virtual reality startup - may surprise some, after ominous predictions that the headset could be in fact too demanding for most gamers. Those fears had been alleviated somewhat earlier this month, however.

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Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision, opens door to AR

Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision, opens door to AR

Virtual Reality company Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, a company that focuses on real-time 3D scene reconstruction for Augmented Reality. This acquisition puts Oculus in a good position to take on companies that've risen up to create their own VR and AR headsets in the time since Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift VR headset was first revealed. With the software Surreal Vision has been working with, Oculus will be able to take on groups like Microsoft's HoloLens and Google's Project Tango.

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Oculus VR’s founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

Oculus VR’s founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

The founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, has been hit with a lawsuit from his former employer Total Recall Technologies. According to the lawsuit, Luckey used confidential information he acquired during his job at Total Recall to later launch his own Oculus Rift headset. As a result, Total Recall is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Oculus has likewise been swept up into the lawsuit, but there are no statements from the company, which was acquired by Facebook, at this time.

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Oculus Rift hardware event set, VR Jam finalists named

Oculus Rift hardware event set, VR Jam finalists named

Oculus VR sends invites to the press for a consumer-related event that promises to reveal market-ready hardware. What you're going to see isn't all that revealing, but the differences between the newest developer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the first consumer hardware are few and far between. What you're going to see at this special event for the headset isn't as important as who will be there - who will be presenting the first apps and games for the Oculus Rift as it's set for release in early 2016.

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Oculus Rift consumer model “spec” spilled

Oculus Rift consumer model “spec” spilled

Oculus VR recommends spec for their first consumer model PC-based Oculus Rift headset. These are the bits and pieces of PC power you'll need to run the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset - or what's recommended to run the machine, at least. If you've got a PC with less processing power than what you're about to see here, turn back now. Or forever hold your pixels. The image you see here is also the newest render (or very, VERY clean photo) of the consumer-model Rift.

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‘The Void’ virtual reality theme park will have ‘holodeck’ rooms

‘The Void’ virtual reality theme park will have ‘holodeck’ rooms

Virtual reality headsets are about to go mainstream as Oculus is becoming available to buy next year. In the wake of new VR developments, a brand new type of theme park is emerging. It's time to enter The Void. VR gamers will be able to immerse themselves in experiences not unlike Star Trek's holodeck or The Matrix, as physical surroundings will mirror whatever VR environment they are in. The Void plans to be the first Virtual Entertainment Center or VEC of its kind. It's set to open its first location in Pleasant Grove, Utah and plans to open other locations around the world.

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