Oculus introduces their first standalone headset, Oculus Go

Oculus made a few announcements at their developer conference, Oculus Connect including their first standalone headset, Oculus Go, updates to their Santa Cruz prototype and more.

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Oculus owes $500 million to ZeniMax

A jury has awarded a combined total of $500 million in damages to ZeniMax Media.

While the jury for the case said that Oculus did not misappropriate trade secrets from ZeniMax, they did say that Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey was in violation of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that he signed with the company back in 2012.

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Oculus Rift, Now available for Pre-order

The infamous Oculus Rift is now available for pre-order directly from Oculus’ site for the not-so low price of $599 USD.

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Here’s what you get in the box

Even though the high price tag wasn’t revealed earlier, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey did say a few weeks ago that the Oculus Rift would come at a premium but he did also say that VR will eventually become something that is affordable for everyone.

Here’s to hoping he’s right.

Don’t forget to make sure you have a capable PC before you pre-order the Rift.

Here are the recommended specs:

  • graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

The Oculus Rift will start shipping to 20 countries on March 28th 2016 and the Rift will be available in limited locations at select retailers in April.

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Microsoft E3 2015 Briefing: Everything you need to know

Microsoft made a lot of announcements at their E3 2015 press conference. It was filled with new games, live demos and much more.

Halo 5: Guardians

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The press conference first started off with a live demo of Halo 5: Guardians. The demo was showing off the co-op in Halo 5.

They also showed one of the new maps in the multiplayer with a new trailer.

Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One on October 27th 2015.

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