Today HTC announced a cool new completely standalone VR headset for China, and then promptly dashed hopes in America by confirming the cancellation of the standalone headset intended for US audiences. If you’re US-based and want the next wave of VR headsets, then it seems you’re going to need to look elsewhere.
Facebook wants one billion people to experience virtual reality—about one-seventh of the entire human population. That’s an audacious goal even without a timeframe, which Mark Zuckerberg did not provide. But to lure that many people into the void, users don’t just need their minds blown. They also need to feel safe.
When it comes to VR, you really only have two choices today: a big, expensive headset that needs to be connected to a PC, or a less immersive setup that relies on your smartphone. However, Facebook is looking to give us a third option with the $200 Oculus Go.
Virtual Reality is tech’s biggest question mark. Could it become a mainstream medium, like movies or video games, or something completely different? A lot of people have tried and failed to answer that question, and while Intel’s VR Happy Hour at the New Museum on Tuesday is no exception, roleplaying as a tree and…
Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a $1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing.
Facebook was back in federal court today to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defense against the original suit look any stronger.
Remember Palmer Luckey? You know, the disgraced Oculus founder and cosplay enthusiast who left Facebook in the midst of a $2 billion lawsuit? Well, it looks like Luckey is ready to wreak more havoc upon the world, this time in the form of a virtual border wall that he might sell to the Trump administration. You’ll…
There are better Star Trek video games out there, but none that come close to delivering the immersive cooperative experience offered by Ubisoft’s virtual reality-powered Star Trek: Bridge Crew. It’s the closest you can get to being on the bridge of a Federation starship.
Rock Band was great, but Rock Band was also awkward and cumbersome. Now here comes Rock Band VR, a few years after most of us got rid of our last plastic instrument. It’s also cumbersome, and it’s also great. In fact, it’s the most fun I’ve had with Rock Band in years.
Earlier this month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus and its parent company Facebook. The court ruled that the VR headset manufacturer had indeed violated the company’s copyrights and a non-disclosure agreement. That half a billion looks like it wasn’t enough because ZeniMax wants blood. It has now …
Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these images of him visiting a Facebook data center, petting a calf, and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we’ve seen…
DALLAS — After being basically in hiding for 117 days, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to “make fun” of the fact Luckey had no college degrees.
Our watch has ended.
DALLAS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fired off some sick burns and engaged in a heated exchange with a lawyer while giving testimony in a blockbuster $2 billion lawsuit trial here in a northern district Federal courtroom on Tuesday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to escape the Silicon Valley bubble and travel to different parts of America as part of his 2017 New Year’s resolution. It looks like the first stop on his journey will be a Northern District of Texas Federal courtroom.
Dov Katz, a senior Oculus employee who was arrested in December after allegedly trying to solicit sex from an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old girl, pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in the King County Superior Court. Katz is formally charged with “attempted commercial sexual abuse…
It’s a new year folks, and we still have no idea what boy genius multi-millionaire Palmer Luckey is up to.
Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was arrested near Seattle on December 21 for allegedly soliciting sex from an underage girl. According to charging records, Katz allegedly attempted to pay $350 to have unprotected sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
Welcome to Day 76 of Palmer Watch. This week, Palmer Luckey was still nowhere to be seen as Oculus VR, the company he founded, reached a significant milestone: the release of the Oculus Touch controllers.