C'mon Guys, the Oculus Touch is Not for Naughty Stuff

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Kotaku reporter Nathan Grayson asked the question on everybody's mind (and other places): will the Oculus Rift feature pr0n?  

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says no: "Our store is not gonna have VR pr0n on it.  It’s gonna be a curated environment where you can go and get great games. Parents can trust that their 13 and above year-olds can go in and get games. That’s what we’re focused on."

While you'll surely be able to find adult entertainment for your Oculus Rift, don't expect it in the official store.  Play some games, grossos.  

Oculus Shows Off Exciting New Rift Experiences, Announces Touch Controller

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The Oculus Rift is finally coming to consumers early next year, and included with it comes an Xbox One controller.  If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you may want to get your hands on their newly announced "Oculus Touch," a set of motion tracking controllers designed for 360-degrees of motion tracking equipped with a thumbstick, two buttons, a hand trigger, and an analog trigger.



The Oculus Touch can detect input from all of your fingers, and features shaking haptic technology to let you "feel" the objects you're touching.  If you thought you looked like a huge nerd using the Oculus Rift before, just wait until you see yourself using these things too.



Attendees of E3 next week will get to try these controllers out in person, while the rest of us will have to wait to get our mitts on them until Q1 of next year.

Get Ready to Poop Your Pants Courtesy of ADR1FT

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Strap on your Oculus Rift and say a prayer, because ADR1FT sets you, well, adrift in space.  NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.



Fear aside, this first person astronaut in space simulator looks gorgeous.  Your task is to find out what happened aboard the now destroyed space station and repair an EEV to get home, finding and using supplies amongst the floating debris.  

In addition to the wholly immersive Oculus experience, the game will also be released in 2D on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Oculus Rift Won't Block Access to Your Precious, Precious Pr0n

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Oculus Inventor Palmer Luckey has put to rest any fears that may reside about access to adult entertainment on the upcoming consumer version of the Oculus Rift.

Variety has the story about the Facebook-owned technology:

Asked about plans to block any X-rated content or apps during a panel at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Luckey responded: "The rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it," adding: "And that's a big deal."

Luckey's remarks stood out as most of his fellow panelists tried to dodge controversial questions around topics like adult entertainment as well as motion sickness and other side effects of using virtual reality headsets.



So fear not, folks. You'll still be able to get plenty of weird with your future headgear. The Rift doesn't yet have a release date, but Oculus said it will come out in the first quarter of 2016.

Oculus Rift is Finally Coming to Consumers in the First Quarter of 2016

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We've been waiting for this moment for years, y'all: Oculus Rift is to become commercially available for the first time early next year.  

Shut up and take my money!


Boldly Become a Bird With This Oculus Rift Flight Simulator

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Ever wondered what it's like to be a bird?  Now you can find out!  Birdly is a full body flight simulator that combines an Oculus Rift with sonic feedback and a fan for wind.  Nevermind that you look like a dork while using it, you can fly!

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.