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You Can Now Chat With Friends In VR Using Facebook Messenger
Virtual reality is a fun piece of technology. It immerses people into virtual worlds which is great for gaming. We’ve also seen how it can be therapeutic, and now if you happen to own an Oculus VR headset, it seems that Facebook has finally integrated its Messenger service into the platform.

Oculus Users Will Now Require You To Login With Facebook
With Oculus being owned by Facebook, it has actually been kind of surprising that there no requirements for Oculus users to log into the service and their accounts using Facebook. However, it turns out that it wasn’t really a matter of if, but more of a matter of when, because those are the changes that Facebook has recently announced.

Oculus Quest VR Headset Now Supports Hand Tracking
Facebook’s Oculus Quest is a quite impressive VR headset already. Now, to spice it up, Facebook announced the support for ‘Hand Tracking’ feature at OC6.This was part of a research project on Facebook Reality Labs which was finally announced at OC6.The new feature lets you interact with the world you see in the VR headset. It sounds so easy but fascinating to see how it works.In addition to this, Facebook […]

Facebook Reportedly Signs Exclusive Deal For Splinter Cell And Assassin's Creed VR Games
Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed may be coming to Oculus virtual reality headsets. A new report claims that Facebook has inked an exclusive deal for this purpose. Not a lot of details are available at this point in time about this deal but it appears to be part of a larger push by Facebook to bring some exclusive games to the Oculus VR platform.

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Some Oculus Touch Controllers Were Shipped With Hidden Messages
Facebook-owned Oculus has confirmed that “tens of thousands” of its Touch controllers were shipped with hidden messages inscribed on internal components. These messages were only supposed to be easter eggs on internal prototypes but they ended up making their way on non-prototype editions that were shipped to customers.

Facebook Apparently Thought About Buying Unity
Facebook acquired Oculus to make sure that the company became a major player in the rapidly growing virtual reality scene. A new book reveals that not long after that acquisition, the company also thought about making another multi-billion dollar acquisition of Unity to further its VR ambitions. Unity, as some of you will be aware, is a popular game engine that’s used in almost half of all gaming titles.

Oculus Rift S Headset Hinted At In Software Code
It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.

Oculus Co-Founder Leaves Facebook As Rift 2 Headset Is Canceled
Not too long after Instagram co-founders announced their departure from Facebook, Brendan Iribe has now confirmed that he’s leaving Facebook. He’s the former CEO and co-founder of Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook acquired a few years back. Iribe’s departure comes after some changes in the VR company which resulted in the cancelation of its Rift 2 headset.

Oculus Video On Demand Offerings Have Been Shut Down
Watching movies in virtual reality (VR) is one of the uses of the technology, so it was no surprise that devices like the Oculus Rift had options to allow users to rent titles to watch using the headset. However according to a report from Variety, it appears that the feature has since been shut down.

Standalone, Wireless Oculus Quest Headset Confirmed For Spring 2019
One of the problems of early iterations of virtual reality (VR) headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is that they required to be connected to a power PC and tethered with a wire. This severely limited its usefulness as it meant that mobility was not very possible, unless you had a huge room and very long cables.

Walmart Uses Oculus Go To Train Its Staff
Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies like Uber and Lyft for deliveries, or adopting the use of machines in place of cashiers.

Upcoming Oculus Connect Conference Will Be Streamed In Virtual Reality
Oculus Connect is one of the biggest annual events of the virtual reality community conducted by the Facebook-owned company. The next one takes place in just about a week. Given that virtual reality is all about making you feel part of the experience without being there physically, it’s only fitting that the next Oculus Connect conference be streamed in virtual reality.

Oculus Go Standalone Headset Now Available For $199
The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it’s now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the Oculus Go headset is the “easiest way to get into VR.”

Plex VR Lands On Gear VR And Oculus
Plex launched its Plex VR app in January this year. However, it was only made available for Google’s Daydream platform, which some of you might be aware isn’t the dominant VR platform. There are others such Facebook’s Oculus (which is the Gear VR’s software platform) and those who are on this platform will now be happy to hear that the Plex VR app has been released for Gear VR and […]

Standalone Oculus Go Headset Could Be Launched In May
When headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were first launched, one of the criticisms that they received was that the headsets required them to be tethered to a computer. This meant that mobility was kind of out the window, although companies like HTC have since done something about it.

Oculus Rift Headsets Finally Unbricked With Software Update
Every single Oculus Rift virtual reality headset stopped working yesterday. It was immediately unclear why all headsets had essentially been bricked but it was soon discovered that Oculus apparently forget to renew its security certificate. The expired certificate caused part of the Rift app to crash and rendered it incapable of accessing VR software. Oculus said yesterday that it was looking into the matter and has now confirmed that all […]

Oculus Rift Headsets Stopped Working Today For An Odd Reason
If you tried using your Oculus Rift headset today and found it to be bricked for no good reason, well now there’s clarity on the matter. Every single Oculus Rift headset stopped working today because of an issue that appears to have been caused by an expired certificate in the Oculus Runtime Service.

Leaked Oculus Go Box Reveals Availability Of 1,000 VR Apps
Oculus confirmed last year that it’s going to launch a standalone virtual reality headset called Oculus Go. The headset wouldn’t require a PC or smartphone to function as all of the components required to power virtual reality experiences will be housed within the headset itself. A leaked Oculus Go retail box appears to have surfaced online which suggests that the headset might be launched with more than 1,000 VR apps, […]

Oculus Partners With Xiaomi To Make The Oculus Go Headset
[CES 2018] Last year Oculus announced their plans for a standalone VR headset called the Oculus Go. One of the highlights of the headset is that it did not require a PC or a smartphone, and could be powered by itself. Now at CES 2018, Oculus has announced that they have partnered up with Xiaomi who will be helping them make the first Oculus Go headset.

Oculus Rift Price Permanently Cut To $399
Oculus is making its flagship VR headset a bit more affordable. The company was offering a temporary price cut for this headset over the summer, discounting it from $499 to $399 for a limited time. The company has now decided to make this price cut permanent. The new Oculus Rift price will prove customers who have been on the fence about this headset an incentive to spend their money on […]