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Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive head-to-head: Prices drop, but our favorite stays the same

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big names in the virtual-reality arena, but most people can only afford one. Our comparison tells you which is best when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive.
Gaming

Still confused about how the Oculus Quest works? Here's the scoop

Oculus' Quest looks to offer PC-quality VR without the need for a PC. From revamped Oculus Touch controls to its sleek design, here's everything we know about the next-gen headset.
Computing

The Oculus Quest is the new kid on the block, but can it beat the Rift?

The Oculus Rift has been available for two year, and the Oculus Quest will be available near the start of the next, but which one is best for you? That depends on the power of your gaming PC.
Virtual Reality

The Oculus Quest’s competitor isn’t Rift or Vive. It’s the Nintendo Switch

While Oculus is optimistic that its standalone Quest VR headset will deliver a quality experience, the headset was designed on a mobile chipset. That means its less of a Rift replacement and more like the VR equivalent of Nintendo’s…
Gaming

Dive head first into the best experiences available now on the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift brought back virtual reality and put a modern twist to it. Grab your Touch Controllers, put on your VR headset, and jump into the fun with some of the best Oculus Rift games available now.
Computing

HTC breaks down VR barriers by bringing Oculus Rift titles to Viveport

HTC's Viveport store and subscription service will be opened to Oculus Rift users in September this year, letting them buy titles directly and take advantage of the monthly game-delivery service.
Emerging Tech

Nintendo Virtual Boy emulator lets you enjoy VR like it’s 1995 again

Compared with today's VR headsets, Nintendo’s ill-fated, head-mounted Virtual Boy display now looks massively dated. However, thanks to modern Oculus Rift headsets, you can now relive it.
Emerging Tech

Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim built on NASA data

During the festive holiday season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week’s vacation time off work exploring Mars. In virtual reality, at least. And thanks to his hard work, now you can too.
Computing

Stand up or sit down? Many don’t take advantage of VR’s room-scale experience

Oculus' VP of Content Jason Rubin claims that a "significant percentage" of Oculus Rift headset owners would rather sit down to enjoy virtual reality rather than take advantage of room-scale motion detection.
Gaming

Insomniac to unveil an open-world Oculus Rift game on June 7

It turns out Insomniac has been working on more than just Spider-Man these past few years. On June 7, the acclaimed independent studio will reveal its next Oculus Rift game, and it sounds like an open-world space adventure.
Computing

First preproduction units of the Pimax ‘8K’ VR headset to ship to testers in May

The Pimax team updated its Kickstarter post, reporting that preproduction models of its 8K VR headset will ship this month to 10 participants in the closed beta. If approved, the headset will go into production and ship to backers in June.
Virtual Reality

Think virtual reality is just for games? These awesome apps will change your mind

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some of the most unique experiences the platform has to offer, with our curated list of the best VR apps.
Virtual Reality

Oculus’ new prototype VR headset has something the HTC Vive Pro doesn’t

At Facebook's F8 developer conference, Oculus showed off a new VR headset prototype called the "Half-Dome." While it's still a prototype, it had one big feature that even the HTC Vive Pro doesn't have: A larger field of view.
Computing

Facebook F8 attendees will reportedly receive the Oculus Go

If an image posted to Facebook proves true, all Facebook F8 attendees will receive an Oculus Go headset. The giveaway suggests Facebook will reveal an imminent release date for the stand-alone headset during F8.
Virtual Reality

The $200 Oculus Go VR headset is back in stock on Amazon

Oculus VR has debuted the Oculus Go headset on Amazon, but it's not quite ready to ship yet. Within hours of making its debut on the online store, the headset had sold out, and it's unclear when more units will appear.
Movies & TV

VR horror series ‘Campfire Creepers’ showcased at Tribeca Film Festival

Stories told around the campfire are a horror movie staple, and veteran director Alexandre Aja has brought the genre into virtual reality with a new anthology series. The first two episodes are free to watch on Oculus and Gear VR.
Virtual Reality

How well does the original Oculus Rift hold up against the new Vive Pro?

With the first generation HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, we settled on HTC's offering as our favorite of the two. The question now arises, when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. Vive Pro, can the Oculus headset still keep up?
Computing

Chrome’s desktop browser now supports web-based VR on the Oculus Rift

The latest stable version of Google Chrome for desktop now supports the Oculus Rift headset via WebVR. Chrome automatically detects the headset, determines its capabilities, and renders web-based VR at a compatible framerate.