Play Team Shooter ‘Contractors’ for Free This Weekend on Steam

Play Team Shooter ‘Contractors’ for Free This Weekend on Steam

Contractors (2018), the team-based competitive multiplayer shooter, is running a free weekend on Steam starting today.Contractors will be free-to-play until Monday, July 20th.The free weekend ought to give you a good idea of how the game should play since servers will no doubt be bustling.

Phantom: Covert Ops is the next big VR game, and it's out now

Phantom: Covert Ops is the next big VR game, and it's out now

Hardcore VR players have already likely flocked to Covert Ops: it's the next big thing from Oculus Studios, of course they're looking for an excuse to get some use out of their headset.

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

I work full-time on Open Source projects (like GStreamer) through my job at Centricular, and in my spare time I've been reverse engineering Oculus Rift VR headsets and building drivers for OpenHMD that support full positional tracking.

Continue selling Rift (CV1) cables

Continue selling Rift (CV1) cables

Rift CV1 owners are concerned at the recent decision to stop selling the Rift CV1 accessories only 6 months after the sale of the last headset.A survey of 250 Oculus users seems to suggest that most Rift owners expect to get approximately 4-5 years from their headset.

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Now, in a new update, Oculus allows the use of the USB 2.0 Type C cable that it comes with for Oculus Link, but how well does it work?Is it really such a big deal to just buy a USB 3.0 cable for use with Oculus Quest?

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Sold More Than 2 Million Copies

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Sold More Than 2 Million Copies

“Across all sales platforms, we’ve managed to achieve something that not many developers manage to do in any medium, and that’s pretty meaningful to us so we thought we’d send a press release about it,” said Callum Underwood, Director of Special Projects at SUPERHOT Team.

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

Quest can run AAA games — like the groundbreaking Half Life: Alyx from Valve — while plugged into a computer, but not in wireless mode for the simple reason that the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside the headset is far less powerful than modern computer GPUs. Jason Rubin, Facebook's vice president for special gaming initiatives, said that standalone VR headsets are fundamentally constrained — but new technologies like game-streaming could allow PC-quality graphics without wires in the future.

David Hayter Takes Us Behind the Scenes of ‘Phantom: Covert Ops’

David Hayter Takes Us Behind the Scenes of ‘Phantom: Covert Ops’

Today, the renowned voice actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the iconic Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series takes us behind the scenes of Phantom: Covert Ops—the award-winning VR stealth game coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform on June 25.

Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality

Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality

For a fully immersive virtual reality experience from anywhere in the world, using your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, download Dreams of Dalí from these leading VR platforms: .Visit the Museum in Person to Experience Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality.

VR Cover for Oculus™ Rift

VR Cover for Oculus™ Rift

Prevent moisture from damaging your Oculus Rift by adding our cover to the interface.Designed to fit perfectly around the headset facial interface, the cover will make the long hours using Oculus Rift that much more comfortable and cleaner.

Buy Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality System

Buy Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality System

Rift S brings high-performance VR gaming to a wider range of PCs. It delivers stunning graphics and heart-pounding gameplay to desktops and laptops with a quicker, easier setup.Take control with the advanced features of the Rift platform.

3D Printable Oculus Rift S Flip Mount Adapter by Mark Schramm

3D Printable Oculus Rift S Flip Mount Adapter by Mark Schramm

Light leakage is less of a concern when quickly testing things Installation Steps (v1.0): Clean all parts of left overs from support material, they might otherwise scratch the headset Detach face gasket and unhook the top strap Slide headphone cable through the top strap connector piece Insert rubber band into the groove that slides around the Rift S Slide Rift S connector into headset.

Analysis: ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users to Steam in Record Gain

Analysis: ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users to Steam in Record Gain

The launch of Half-Life: Alyx saw nearly 1 million additional monthly-connected headsets over the prior month, a leap that nearly tripled the previous largest monthly gain.The launch of Half-Life: Alyx brought the single largest leap ever in monthly-connected headsets on Steam.

Oculus sales spiked in the lead-up to Half-Life: Alyx

Oculus sales spiked in the lead-up to Half-Life: Alyx

Non-ad revenue grew 80 percent compared to the start of 2019 Facebook’s Oculus Quest was one of the first VR devices that was both full-featured and fairly easy to use, and Facebook aspired to make it the first mass-market headset.

Explore New Modes and Maps in ‘Dead and Buried II: Reloaded’

Explore New Modes and Maps in ‘Dead and Buried II: Reloaded’

The sequel to the beloved Rift and Oculus Go game was released on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2019, and today it’s launching a major update, including new game modes, maps, characters, and weapons.

Roto Recommendations #2

Roto Recommendations #2

Playing this game is so much fun.As mentioned before, if you’ve played any different games on the chair, or have recommendations of games to try, then please feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear them.

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR"

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR"

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR" Last year brought the next generation of VR hardware, says Ndreams' Patrick O'Luanaigh, and 2020 will see the same revolution in VR software.

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

With VR, your mind doesn't have to work very hard to step into a new reality; it's presented with one the moment you put on the headset.Wearing the Cosmos Elite just feels like work.

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

And some now-removed documentation refers to a “Jedi Controller” designed for Del Mar. The information has since been removed, but we retrieved it from a Google cache of developer portal pages.

Oculus Rift S Review: High-End VR That's Within Reach

Oculus Rift S Review: High-End VR That's Within Reach

The original Oculus Rift had two 1,080 x 1,200 pixel displays inside it with a refresh rate of 90 Hz—one for each eye.The refresh rate on the Rift S is admittedly lower than the original Oculus Rift, but side-by-side I cannot spot a difference, even in high-res experiences.

OpenXR Coming to Quest & Rift Developers Soon in Prototype Release

OpenXR Coming to Quest & Rift Developers Soon in Prototype Release

Bringing Quest into the fold via prototype support for OpenXR potentially opens up that platform to a greater number of games, apps, and experiences, provided they can not only squeeze onto the standalone headset’s modest Snapdraon 835 chipset and make it past Oculus’ strict content selection process.

The Best Upcoming VR Games in 2020

The Best Upcoming VR Games in 2020

With stunning visuals and an exciting story, full of surprises, Half-Life: Alyx will certainly become a top favorite among fans of VR games in 2020.Until the official launch, take a look at the announcement trailer of Half-Life: Alyx:.

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

Called Bizarre Barber, the hair-styling game is set to release on Steam and Viveport on February 26th, 2020, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

How Much Room Do I Need for VR Fitness Gaming?

How Much Room Do I Need for VR Fitness Gaming?

Technically, the HTC Vive/Pro, Valve Index, and the SteamVR base stations that support them use a version of inside-out tracking where they shoot some arbitrary number of lasers around the room, which cameras inside the headset and controllers pick up as you move around.

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

Back in September of 2019, we saw a current all-time high percentage of 1.09% Steam users having a VR headset.Over a tenth of a percentage is the highest month-to-month growth any VR headset has ever seen on the Steam Store in the era of hardware reports.

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

Though we will also be looking at one VIVE headset, Oculus rules the road when it comes to standalone VR headsets.VIVE Pro is the only entirely wireless PC-based headset.When it comes to VR headsets, it’s easy to see things as Oculus Vs. HTC.

Dark Dread by Andy Grutter

Dark Dread by Andy Grutter

"I really enjoyed playing this game especially the fact that there was barely any use of jumpscares in this game, Liked how the only way you could hide was by using the dark, I got really anxious whenever I heard his heavy breathing around me and the story was pretty good.

The Oculus Holiday Winter Sale Starts Today!

The Oculus Holiday Winter Sale Starts Today!

Now through December 29 at 9 pm PT*, you can explore a festive lineup of new game packs for Quest and the Rift Platform, each offered at holiday pricing.

Optimizing Oculus Insight Controller Tracking to Work in Challenging Conditions (Like Near Holiday Lights)

Optimizing Oculus Insight Controller Tracking to Work in Challenging Conditions (Like Near Holiday Lights)

Today we’re excited to share more information about a recently shipped update to improve controller tracking performance, especially in environments that are challenging for the tracking system, like those that include Christmas trees or holiday lights.

‘The Under Presents’ Adds New Features and Launches on the Rift Platform

‘The Under Presents’ Adds New Features and Launches on the Rift Platform

Called “a novel exploration of VR and live immersive theatre” by Forbes, The Under Presents submerges players in an absurdist fever dream complete with ritual magic, crab-like creatures, and the unruly nature of time itself.Step inside the magical world of The Under Presents on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform today.