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Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Today is a pretty big day for the folks at Oculus, as the company is launching two new virtual reality headsets. Coming out of the gate today are the Oculus Rift S and Quest, and though the goal of each headset may be bringing VR to the masses, they both do it in very different ways. The headset you go for ultimately depends on what kind of set up you're looking to have.

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Oculus Quest and Rift S release date and order info: Starting now

Oculus Quest and Rift S release date and order info: Starting now

Today Facebook revealed the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S head-mounted-display virtual reality headsets release. They've confirmed the ship dates on both products, and have prices set. Now all they've got to do is convince the world that such products are necessary, or at least enticing for the average young person with four hundred spare dollars lying around.

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Oculus Rift S beefs up tracking and resolution for sleeker VR

Oculus Rift S beefs up tracking and resolution for sleeker VR

Apparently, launching one VR headset this spring isn't enough for the folks at Oculus. In addition to the standalone Oculus Quest, the company announced today that it'll also be launching the Oculus Rift S. The Rift S brings back the tether, meaning you'll need a relatively beefy gaming PC to use it, but in return Oculus promises "access to the most immersive content that VR has to offer."

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Palmer Luckey offers free Oculus Rift repair kit for audio problems

Palmer Luckey offers free Oculus Rift repair kit for audio problems

His last months in the now Facebook-owned company may have been filled with controversy but Palmer Luckey will forever be honored in history as having co-founded Oculus and pushing the virtual reality towards its renaissance. The tech pioneer hasn't been on the spotlight of late but he is by no means done with VR. In fact, he's now hitting the news again thanks to his admittedly generous offer of a repair kit to address loyal Oculus Rift users' audio issues.

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Groundhog Day gets a VR game sequel for Oculus, Vive, & PS VR

Groundhog Day gets a VR game sequel for Oculus, Vive, & PS VR

Almost everyone of a certain age has fond memories of 1993's Groundhog Day — the Bill Murray-staring film where one man lives the same day over and over again until he gets things right. While the movie makes for an odd choice in this Age of the Reboot, there's no denying its premise could make a great video game. Someone at Sony Pictures must have thought the same, as their virtual reality division has announced a Groundhog Day semi-sequel as a none other than a VR game.

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Oculus Rift rolls out public Homes and Facebook livestreaming

Oculus Rift rolls out public Homes and Facebook livestreaming

Oculus Rift's first platform update of the year is rolling into testing today, and it's bringing a couple of interesting new features along with it. The first allows you to open your Home to any and all visitors who might want to drop in. The second is Facebook livestreaming, which - given the fact that Facebook is the parent company of Oculus - is something that we all assumed was coming at one point or another.

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See all 8 new major Oculus games shown at OC5 2018

See all 8 new major Oculus games shown at OC5 2018

Seven major games were shown at OC5 today by Oculus, by in Oculus Studios and in Oculus Publishing, too. In the Oculus Studio Titles category were Stormland by Insomniac Games, Lone Echo II by Ready At Dawn, Echo Combat (also by Ready at Dawn), and Defector by Twisted Pixel. Under the Oculus Publishing Titles umbrella were three titles: VOX Machinae by Space Bullet, Space Junkies by Ubisoft, and Final Assault by Phaser Lock.

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Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

While the Oculus Quest may have been the big-ticket item during today's Oculus Connect 5 keynote, Facebook still took a little time to cover the software side of things. More specifically, the company gave us a launch window for the next version of the Rift's system software. Dubbed Oculus Rift Core 2.0, this new system software is exiting beta today and launching to all Rift owners at some point next month.

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Oculus Quest detailed: Freedom between Go and Rift

Oculus Quest detailed: Freedom between Go and Rift

Oculus Quest is Facebook's big-time next-generation VR headset. This device is wireless, comes with Touch Controllers, and offers 6DoF (6 degrees of freedom.) It has built-in audio (with a system similar to previous all-in-one mobile VR systems) - and it's running its own OS (based on Android). Inside the device is a series of sensors that allows the device to run free from other devices.

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Viveport, the Netflix of VR games, opens on Oculus today

Viveport, the Netflix of VR games, opens on Oculus today

Much like Xerxes the first, the team behind Viveport are generous gods, and do not want to keep the service to themselves alone. As such, the Viveport subscription service just came to Oculus this morning. With the Viveport VR Store on Oculus Rift, users can drop in on the subscription service with 200 compatible titles OR buy games individually.

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Tilt Brush VR painting app adds Beginner Mode for future pros

Tilt Brush VR painting app adds Beginner Mode for future pros

Google has a virtual reality app called Tilt Brush that changes the way humans create art. This painting app enables owners of certain VR headsets to paint in three-dimensional space, a rewarding experience that has resulted in some pretty incredible work. Switching from 2D to 3D painting environments can be tricky, though, so Google has added a new Beginner Mode to help users develop their skills.

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Oculus Go Review: So Simple, So Great

Oculus Go Review: So Simple, So Great

Be cautious when you see the headlines for this device - most people want to say one of two things. One, this is the device that will bring VR mainstream! Two, this device isn't any different than any smartphone VR system, and isn't worth your time. Today we're going to be real about this situation: If you've got $200, you want to own a VR headset, but you don't want to pay $400 for a full-powered PC headset plus full-powered PC (probably a thousand more dollars, or more), then this is your key: Oculus Go.

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