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Oculus backs down and removes DRM that prevents Vive from playing Oculus games

When the Oculus Rift launched on Kickstarter a few years ago, it was promised to be a product that would pioneer Virtual-reality. The startup behind it made it clear early on that it is more focused in making  Virtual-reality more popular rather than making money, and that competition could actually help it achieve that goal. Continue reading Oculus backs down and removes DRM that prevents Vive from playing Oculus games

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The Oculus Rift is not compatible with Macs because they are ‘too weak’

Here's why Oculus Rift won't work with your Mac

If you like Virtual Reality, you may want to check out Rifting Reality: An all new blog pioneering longform VR Journalism. 

When it comes to the PC Ecosystem, Windows still reigns supreme with the lion’s share of the market. This is why most developers prioritize it first and other operating systems later. Continue reading The Oculus Rift is not compatible with Macs because they are ‘too weak’

The consumer edition of the HTC Vive will cost you $799

HTC Vive

This is the year Virtual Reality is supposed to take us by storm, and it starts right here right now. Oculus has already begun pre-orders, and got more than it anticipated, and now, HTC is going to begin pre-orders for the HTC Vive, which is expected to be Oculus’ primary competitor. Continue reading The consumer edition of the HTC Vive will cost you $799

You can now get a Oculus-Ready PC Bundle for $1500

If you like Virtual Reality, you may want to check out Rifting Reality: An all new blog pioneering longform VR Journalism. 

We are finally on the last mile on the journey towards Virtual Reality, and with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive nearing their release dates, Virtual Reality seems closer than ever. Continue reading You can now get a Oculus-Ready PC Bundle for $1500

It’s here: You can now preorder the Oculus Rift for $599

We’ve been waiting for decades for Virtual Reality, and while we forgot about it for a brief while, in recent years the adoption of Virtual Reality actually seems possible. Continue reading It’s here: You can now preorder the Oculus Rift for $599

Oculus delays Oculus Touch’s release to make it as great as possible

It’s 2016, and 2016 is poised to be the year of Virtual Reality, what with many Virtual Reality headsets, platforms, accessories, applications and games poised to release this year. Continue reading Oculus delays Oculus Touch’s release to make it as great as possible

HTC stumbles upon break-through in Virtual Reality so big that it pushes back shipping dates

RumoredHTC Vive Retail headset

Product launches are difficult. Supply chains should be in place and should be functioning correctly, and the manufacturers and assemblers should meet deadlines. Then there are the quality checks and the certification tests, and only then does a product ship to consumers. But that’s not all when it comes to releasing new products. New products mean changes in production, and often these changes can result in flaws in the final product due to the entire process being new to the manufacturing companies. Continue reading HTC stumbles upon break-through in Virtual Reality so big that it pushes back shipping dates

Facebook launches 360-degree videos on iOS

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Facebook and YouTube are not usually thought of as competitors, as one is a social-network and another is a video-sharing platform. However, both are more similar than you think. Both are primarily driven by ad-revenue, and both allow to share videos. In fact, Facebook’s videos have been growing exponentially as a whole, and content creators are starting to experiment with Facebook Videos, thus posing as a threat to YouTube. Continue reading Facebook launches 360-degree videos on iOS

Activision buys Candy Crush Developer for an absurd $5.4 billion

Candy Crush

A few years ago, hearing about a billion-dollar acquisition was extremely tare. Now, it seems literally everything is being valued in billions, and even those that don’t have monetization prospects are given undue interest by investors. Continue reading Activision buys Candy Crush Developer for an absurd $5.4 billion

Oculus reveals the specs of the beefy rig you need to have to experience Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality can be one of the most immersive experiences, and while we may think of Virtual Reality as trivial, it is actually computationally complex, with lots of inputs, outputs and calculations going on in order to dynamically adjust what you are seeing to your movements, in order to provide you a smooth Virtual Reality experience. Continue reading Oculus reveals the specs of the beefy rig you need to have to experience Virtual Reality