oculus

  1. VanGoghComplex

    Rift CV1 3rd Sensor Issues

    Hey guys. I was on the road pretty much all of 2019 for work and had little to no to time to play with my Rift CV1. In the flurry of software updates (and one hardware update) that I managed to do in my time home, something about my 3-sensor setup broke. Once every three to seven seconds, my...
  2. ibex333

    Is VR even worth it?

    My B-Day is coming up and I want to make myself a present. Whatever in $500-700 range should be ok, IF it's actually worth it. I did a quick Google search, and it doesn't look like theres very many "good" VR games out there.. i'm talking truly AAA titles like Fallout 4 or Resident Evil 7. I...
  3. D

    Replacement controller for original Rift?

    A friend has the original rift and one of the Motion controllers broke so he ordered a new one. He didn't know the Rift-S uses new controllers and that is all they have now on the Oculus site. The new Touch controller will not sync\detect with the original. Seems strange they just completely...
  4. B

    Oculus Quest - Chromecast

    Having an issue where my oculus quest can only see my chromecast ultra if its on my 2.4ghz channel of my router, and not if i set everything up on my 5ghz channel... Anyone else experience this? I am able to see the chromecast ultra and cast youtube from my phone on the 5ghz channel though...
  5. B

    Oculus will now require Facebook login for social features and ad targeting

    https://gizmodo.com/oculus-will-now-require-facebook-login-to-use-social-fe-1840376657 Apparently it can be opted out of but I think we all know that that won't last:
  6. Armenius

    John Carmack sits down with The Joe Rogan Experience

    I just started listening to it. Interview is over 2.5 hours.
  7. Z

    Extensions cords for Oculus Rift to use in other room?

    I can't be the only one who has thought of this, but my room is not that far from the living room and I want to know if there was a way I could extend the HDMI and the USBs that I need for the sensor hmd into the living room without there being any problems. Is there a length limit that I could...
  8. T

    Rift S available for Preorder

    Captured from my Galaxy Note 9 which I love!!!
  9. cageymaru

    Oculus Rift S Dumps IPD Adjustment in Favor of Marketing

    Palmer Luckey has released a new blog post entitled "I can’t use Rift S, and neither can you." where he discusses Facebook's decision to save money in the design of the Oculus Rift S by getting rid of the interpupillary adjustment feature. IPD (interpupillary distance, the distance between your...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    At GDC, Facebook unveiled their next PC virtual reality headset. Among other things, the Oculus Rift S features a "higher pixel density" and "improved optics," but doesn't divulge many technical details. According to UploadVR, the new headset now uses a single 2560x1440 LCD instead of dual...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Quest Features an Active Cooling Fan

    In a forum AMA that UploadVR spotted over the weekend, Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett said that the upcoming Oculus Quest will be "significantly faster" that Facebook's last mainstream standalone headset, the Oculus Go. This should seem fairly obvious, as the Quest will use a Qualcomm...
  12. F

    Is all 110 degree FOV the same?

    All the first gen (+) HMD's claim 110 degrees FOV. In the video bellow a Oculus Rift is compared to a Samsung Odyssey+ at the 5:00 mark. The difference is quite dramatic I would say being 25%+ larger for the Samsung Odyssey. The Vive Pro and the Odyssey use the same Samsung displays (with the...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Free Repair Kit can Fix Busted Oculus Rift CV1 Audio

    Oculus founder Palmer Lucky many not work for Facebook's VR division anymore, but apparently, he's still supporting some of his company's earliest adopters. In a blog post, he acknowledges that long term use of Oculus Rift CV1 kits can lead to the failure of one, or both, of the headset's...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook is Allegedly Focusing On a Small AR Headset

    Citing a paywalled report from Business Insider, UploadVR says that Facebook is working on an AR prototype resembling "traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap." The report also mentions that the company moved "hundreds"...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    TPCast Air Reportedly Works with Occulus Go and Quest

    TPCast was one of the first companies to enter the wireless VR market. The original TPCast untethered VR users from their PCs, while the TPCast Plus reportedly worked out some of the kinks. HTC recently launched their own wireless streaming solution, and we reviewed MSI's more unorthodox...
  16. cageymaru

    Facebook Reality Labs Unveils Its DeepFocus AI Rendering System

    Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) has announced DeepFocus; an AI rendering system that works in conjunction with its upcoming eye tracking hardware called Half Dome. Half Dome has a varifocal design that that will recognize when users focus on objects in the VR world. DeepFocus AI will recognize this...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    AMD Pulls Oculus Support From Relive VR Streaming

    As part of their big 2018 driver update, AMD added support for streaming SteamVR titles to a wide range of VR headsets, including the "HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream." However, AMD just sent a statement to PCGamesN claiming that SteamVR support violates the terms...
  18. VanGoghComplex

    Oculus third sensor setup

    I've been using the 2-sensor 360° setup since I got my Rift, and while it's usually pretty good there are occasional hiccups. A third sensor is on the way. The graphics I've seen explaining a 2-sensor setup show the maximum distance between of your sensors as 10', looking diagonally at a 5'x5'...
  19. B

    Samsung Odyssey+

    So I picked up an Odyssey+ to go along with my Rift and HP WMR headset and have played around with it for about a week. tldr: Amazing display and serviceable controllers with easier setup. The main point of comparison is to the Rift as the HP headset was a cheap backup that I let my kids play...
  20. cageymaru

    Walmart Teams with Oculus and STRIVR to Provide Interactive Training for Employees

    Walmart has teamed with STRIVR and Oculus to provide over 45 interactive VR training modules for employees. Employees are put through 'What If' situations in virtual reality that are hard to replicate elsewhere. 70% of the Oculus Rift trained employees scored higher than employees trained with...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Rift Update Could be More Modest Than Previously Planned

    Last week, Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe left the company, and Techcrunch seemed to think that it wasn't on the best of terms. An "inside source" claimed that Facebook canceled the "Rift 2", and now a "a source familiar with the matter" is going into more detail. The Oculus Rift's successor...
  22. S

    Looking for recent feedback on Vorpx for my Oculus

    Hello guys! So just wondering how you like Vorpx and how does it compare to the real native games. It would be nice to be able to use other games that are not available in VR for sure. Thanks!
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Co-Founder Leaves Facebook Amid Rift 2 Cancellation Reports

    In a Facebook post, Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe announced that he's leaving Facebook. On the surface of things, the departure seems to be relatively amicable, as most high profile departures are. However, Techcrunch seems to think that his departure is related to the cancellation of the...
  24. cageymaru

    Oculus Seeks to Invest into Location-Based Virtual Reality

    Facebook's Oculus subsidiary is testing the waters for investments into location-based VR centers such as movie theaters and arcades in malls. They seek to strike deals with the producers of VR content and the owners of the establishments to use and promote Oculus products. They also seek to...
  25. cageymaru

    USTV on YouTube Strikes Oculus with Copyright Infringement Claims

    USTV on YouTube has hit Facebook's Oculus division with copyright infringement claims for video Oculus uploaded to YouTube from the Oculus Connect 5 event. The USTV channel has clips from the Oculus Quest reveal integrated into their news show. It is unknown if an algorithm at YouTube or USTV...
  26. cageymaru

    Lone Echo II 360 Experience VR Trailer

    Here is the Lone Echo II 360 Experience VR Trailer. The regular trailer can be found here and more information about the title can be found on the game's website. Jack and Liv are back! Launch into Lone Echo II with this 360 experience from Ready At Dawn and Oculus Studios. Learn more about...
  27. cageymaru

    Oculus Announces the Standalone Oculus Quest VR System

    Oculus has announced the Spring 2019 availability of the $399 Oculus Quest standalone VR system. The wireless system doesn't need a PC or smartphone to experience VR content. It features six degrees of freedom touch controllers, state of the art optics and built in audio. Sensors in the...
  28. cageymaru

    VR Shipments Decreased 33% Due to a Lack of Bundling and Discounts in 2018

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) conducted a study into 2018's decline in the number of VR headsets sold. First they found that many of the screenless viewers that were bundled with phones have been discontinued and they accounted for a large portion of the market. Tethered headsets...
  29. M

    Oculus and Lenovo Explorer on the same PC?

    I have a CV1 Rift that I've been using for years, and primarily play iRacing with some touch controller games thrown in. I really want to give the Lenovo Explorer a try, due to the higher resolution, just for iRacing and Project Cars 2 (since it's on sale for $99 at B&H). Will I have a problem...
  30. cageymaru

    Pixel Ripped 1989 Is an Indie VR Game with a Retrogaming Vibe

    Pixel Ripped 1989 is an Indie VR game where you fight the bad guys in the virtual "real world" of your classroom and again in the 2D sprite world comprised of pixel art, retrogaming inspired levels. I have a soft spot for retrogaming and the title looks like it would be a ton of fun; especially...
  31. H

    thoughts on oculus go?

    Hey guys, curious about this thing as i havent really heard much buzz around it. I got a rift for home use (racing sims is my fav).. but i travel for work every week, so im only home on weekends.. but thinking that I fly alot and stay in hotels alot, would the oculus go be pretty good in that...
  32. R

    Facebook Payout in ZeniMax Suit Cut in Half

    In the latest, and likely final development in the ongoing battle between ZeniMax and Facebook in which ZeniMax claimed that Oculus software contained stolen code. The $500 million payout that was awarded to ZeniMax in February 2017 has been cut in half according to an article on Bloomberg...
  33. R

    Watch Streaming TV On Oculus Go, With Oculus TV

    AndroidCenteral is reporting that available today on the Oculus Store is a new app called Oculus TV. Available for free after downloading the app will transport you to a virtual living room, with a 180" equivalent screen, where you can watch content from Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Pluto TV and...
  34. C

    Oculus; Xbox Controller or OR Controllers?

    Thinking of picking up a OR secondhand to tinker with but the ones I see for under $300 on sale near me include the xbox controller. I was wondering how well the experience is using the controller vs the two motion controllers or whatever?
  35. S

    Oculus headband rear infrared array

    Anyone experience a problem with that rigid, infrared array, on the back of the head strap coming unglued or unstuck? I've always grabbed that back part of the head strap to stretch it over my head and this evening the thing just popped, almost like a snap. I didn't get a picture of how far...
  36. D

    Oculus Half Dome prototype - 140° FOV and varifocal display

    Short but sweet: EDIT: Supercharged_Z06 did a write up in the Vive 2 thread that I'd missed.
  37. R

    Oculus Go Release Date Confirmed

    In more news from the annual F8 Conference, the long awaited Oculus Go standalone VR headset finally had its release date announced. Surprise, it's today! VR Focus is reporting that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 powered Oculus Go is launching with 1000 apps available sold through Oculus' website...
  38. I

    Crowdfunded controller grips, carbon fiber rifle stock, and magnetic mounts

    I caved and backed a crowdfunded VR accessory, Mamut Touch Grips, after watching a review of the prototypes. Attaching them elongates the Oculus Touch controllers, which will hopefully make them fit my hands a even better. But I'm more excited about their rifle stock. The rifle stock parts are...
  39. R

    VR Finally Gets a Quality RTS With "Brass Tactics"

    Brass Tactics has come out for the Oculus Rift and UploadVR is giving it a glowing review. Fans of the genre will be happy with the classic RTS style gameplay set in a steampunk setting. The game's campaign has 4-6 hours of content, and the whole game features 20 different maps, multiple armies...
  40. R

    Tobii Showing Off VR With Eye Tracking

    At CES, The Tech Report got a private demo of a prototype Vive headset with Tobii eye tracking baked in. The demo starts with an accurate setting of interpupillary distance, which with today's headsets is a bit of guesswork. After that came several demos, including robots that could tell when...
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