Earlier this year, Plex jumped into VR with a Google Daydream app that puts you and up to four of your buddies into a virtual movie screening room. Now the media server company is bringing Plex VR to two more platforms: Gear VR and Oculus. Engadget RSS Feed
The Samsung Gear VR is the less discussed virtual reality headset for Android, and because of that, you often don’t hear about the newest Gear VR games hitting the virtual shelves. Well, today I have a big one to announce. Asmodee Digital and Experiment 7 have released Catan VR on the Oculus store and you can grab the Gear VR version right now for $ 9.99.
Catan VR takes everything you love about The Settlers of Catan and stuffs it into a virtual reality experience that almost feels like you are playing the physical board game.
Oculus Go might be the virtual reality industry's best chance at pushing the medium into the mainstream. Tethered VR devices are unwieldy and generally require a beefy PC rig to run properly; mobile headsets offer a taste of what full, immersive VR h… Engadget RSS Feed
Facebook is reportedly planning to launch its Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset at the company’s F8 developer conference this year. Variety reports that the VR headset is likely to make its debut at F8 in May, alongside Facebook’s promise of “the biggest AR / VR news from Facebook to date.”
Oculus first unveiled its new standalone VR headset back in October, which will be priced at $ 199 once it ships. The Go is designed to be a standalone headset that will sit in-between the $ 129 Gear VR and the $ 499, without inside-out tracking or fully tracked motion controllers. The Oculus Go will be built by Xiaomi and has a Snapdragon 821 processor inside. Recent leaks suggest the base $ 199 model will include 32GB of storage, while a…
Facebook is said to be planning on launching the Oculus Go VR Headset at F8 Developer Conference on May 1 according to sources of Variety. Facebook declined to comment just as expected. The company first introduced the Go VR Headset back in October 2017. During the announcement in October, company executives mentioned that the Oculus Go VR headset would be available to consumers in early 2018. Since it powers with the same software as Samsung’s Gear VR headset, it will out of the box have support for thousands of VR games and 360-degree video experiences, and other streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and HBO. The Oculus Go VR Headset comes with an integrated display and all of its computing power directly into the headset, eliminating the need for phone or PC. Furthermore, the headset will come with a 32 GB of onboard storage for the $ 199 variant, and 64GB model will sell at a higher price. Unlike the Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Go doesn’t have any positional tracking technology. If rumors are to be believed, Facebook said to have given a model of Oculus Go VR Headset that is very much like the final retail product some time last year. At CES 2018 in January, the company announced that it was partnering with Xiaomi … Fone Arena
Last year Oculus teased its standalone "Go" VR headset saying it would go on sale for $ 199 early in 2018. Now Variety cites unnamed sources claiming that it will debut at Facebook's F8 conference May 1st. That should provide the kind of stage Zuckerb… Engadget RSS Feed
Today, CNN partnered with interactive entertainment company Magnopus, the company behind the Coco VR experience, to launch a VR app for its virtual reality news stories on the Oculus Rift. It was previously available on iOS and Android to use with Go… Engadget RSS Feed
Thousands of $ 400 VR headsets were temporarily rendered useless earlier this week because, presumably, someone at Oculus forgot to update some paperwork. Worse, they remained inoperable for most of the day. Just as we were ready to unload a torrent of vitriol at the Facebook-owned company for it’s ineptitude, something magical happened: it did right by its customers. Yesterday’s issue was our mistake. Details on the fix are here: https://t.co/W7kXFzzrvQ Everyone affected will get $ 15 store credit. We’re sorry for yesterday and want to help make this right. Thanks again for your patience. — Oculus Rift (@OculusRift) March 8, 2018 Store…
Oculus Rift owners discovered that their headsets had stopped working yesterday, thanks to an expired certificate. It appears Oculus forgot to renew its security certificate, causing part of the Rift app to crash and prevent access to its VR software. While temporary fixes involved setting a computer’s date to earlier in the week, Oculus is now issuing a software update to fix the problem.
The fix is available from the Oculus Rift website, and includes a certificate that hasn’t expired. Oculus thanked owners for their patience in a Twitter message today, and co-founder Nate Mitchell apologized for the embarrassing lapse. Mitchell also promised Rift owners affected by the issues “will be provided with an Oculus store credit.”
If you own an Oculus Rift, good news: It should work as normal again. The Facebook-owned division was caught off guard yesterday when a number of headsets suddenly stopped working. The problem — much to Oculus' embarrassment — was an expired securi… Engadget RSS Feed