Oculus and Samsung are Working on Mobile VR

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Oculus and Samsung are Working on Mobile VR
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From the announcement:

We're excited to announce the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, a new mobile virtual reality headset using the Galaxy Note 4, created by Samsung and powered by Oculus.

Over the last 12 months, we've been collaborating with Samsung on the future of mobile virtual reality. The project actually began as an experiment to see if great VR was possible on next-generation mobile hardware. Oculus CTO John Carmack and the mobile team at Oculus were able to blow everyone away in an extremely short amount of time, quickly proving that we were on to something special.

The culmination of that work is Gear VR Innovator Edition, an add-on to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, using the phone's GPU/CPU to power the device and the Quad HD low-persistence 5.7 inch 1440p AMOLED screen as the display. One of the best aspects of mobile VR is the completely untethered, easy-to-use experience: you connect the Note 4 to the headset, you put it on, and you're in. That level of accessibility, combined with Oculus software to easily launch and transition between VR applications without taking the headset off, really makes the experience magical.

The device is expected to have a first run some time this year.

Check Out The Assembly for Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

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The Assembly takes place in an underground lab committed to putting science before morality. The game was designed to utilize VR, and puts you into the shoes of two different characters utilizing puzzle-solving and exploration.

Dying to Try the Oculus Rift? Head to Chuck E. Cheese!

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Dying to Try the Oculus Rift? Head to Chuck E. Cheese!
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Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience will utilize the Rift to let players grab as many tickets as they can in 360 degrees. Perhaps not the most exciting use of the technology, but if you live in Dallas, San Diego, or Orlando, you can give it a shot next month.


"OculusDrone" Seems Like a Pervy Dream Come True

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As cool as this Rift-based head motion controller is, it's hard to imagine anyone using it for anything that isn't totally inappropriate. Check out the OculusDrone in action above.

Palmer Luckey Wants You to Know This Facebook/Oculus Thing Isn't so Bad

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Palmer Luckey Wants You to Know This Facebook/Oculus Thing Isn't so Bad
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is answering angry questions on Reddit, and claims that all these changes are for the better. He says Facebook is on board with more open development, and that his team has "even more freedom than we had under our investment partners because Facebook is making a long term play on the success of VR, not short-term returns." Most importantly, he guarantees that you'll never have to log in to Facebook to use Oculus.

Thanks to Facebook, There Will be No Minecraft for Oculus Rift

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