Category: Virtual Reality

Facebook wants to use your Oculus data for ads because of course it does

Oculus this week revealed it’s rolling out a batch of new social features tied to Facebook. While the features themselves seem innocuous enough, they come with the caveat that you have to allow Facebook access to your Oculus data. Oculus‘s new features include chats with friends, Events and Groups that let you arrange multiplayer sessions with your friends, links you can share with your friends that let them join you exactly where you are in any given VR app — basically there’s lots of stuff involving friends. You can also livestream your gameplay directly to Facebook, or share photos or…

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Viveport Infinity now supports Oculus Quest

HTC today announced its Viveport Infinity VR gaming subscription service will now officially support the Oculus Quest headset through the Oculus Link beta. Viveport Infinity is a system-agnostic VR subscription service offering hundreds of games and apps for a $12.99 monthly fee. Now that it’s added the Quest, it supports every major headset including Rift, Rift S, Index, and Windows Mixed Media devices. Infinity is the best bargain in VR gaming thanks to its diverse lineup. At launch my biggest complaint was that the VR field only had a handful of hit AAA titles and the majority of them weren’t…

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How this VR video game is transforming indoor cycle training

Welcome to Riding Nerdy, TNW’s fortnightly dive into bicycle-based tech, where we go into too much detail and geek out on all things related to pedal-powered gadgets. I need to make a confession. When it comes to cycling, I err on the side of old-school. Lots of cyclists these days pride themselves on having the latest tech, gadgets, equipment, and using the most progressive training regimes. Like much of the tech industry, manufacturers make money and stay in business by selling new iterations of equipment and gadgets which have marginal improvements over last year’s models. I, on the other hand,…

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Valve’s VR extravaganza, Half-Life: Alyx, arrives March 2020

The day has finally arrived, friends. Valve today officially revealed the first images of Half-Life: Alyx, its new “flagship VR” game in the Half-Life universe. It’s a prequel to Half-Life 2, and will be released next March. According to Valve, the game takes place between Half-Lives 1 & 2, and stars, as the name suggests, future Freeman ally Alyx Vance. The official description of the story reads: In the shadow of a rising Combine fortress known as the Citadel, residents of City 17 learn to live under the rule of their invaders. But among this scattered population are two of Earth’s most resourceful scientists: Dr. Eli Vance…

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