Tag: Oculus

Oculus forces Virtual Desktop to stop streaming SteamVR apps to Quest

Less than a month after releasing the standalone VR headset Quest, Oculus is already hobbling one of its most appealing abilities, developer Guy Godin told users on Reddit: low-latency wireless streaming of SteamVR content from a PC to the headset. The feature was included in Godin’s app Virtual Desktop, but Oculus apparently told him to remove […]

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Beat Saber gets 10 Imagine Dragons song pack and a new 360-degree VR level

Oculus announced that Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons will team up with Beat Games to create a 10-track Imagine Dragons Music Pack for the popular Beat Saber music virtual reality game. Beat Saber has sold more than a million copies, making it one of the first real hits on VR headsets. But the challenge is to […]

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What Oculus Quest nails and misses: Hardware, software, and pricing

Several days after purchasing an Oculus Quest, I shared my early experiences here, noting that I was on the fine edge of returning the standalone VR headset due to high hardware and software prices. After an additional week of testing, including more exploration of the launch library, I’ve reached a conclusion. While I’m excited about Quest as […]

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Why Oculus Quest’s high prices might make me return my headset

If you’ve been following the new Oculus Quest VR platform, you probably already know that it officially hit stores last week, and that it’s legitimately impressive. I was skeptical that it could match the pre-release “Nintendo Switch of VR” hype, but that’s as close to an accurate, pithy description as I can get — across […]

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The DeanBeat: With Oculus Quest, it’s the convenience, stupid

I have already established that it’s a hoot to play Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest wireless virtual reality headset, which debuted on Tuesday for $400. It works almost as well as the Oculus Rift, though the graphics aren’t quite as good as the PC-connected VR headset. But the freedom you get from having no […]

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Oculus Quest brings your real-world motion into VR. Here’s what that’s like.

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg had an Oprah moment at the Facebook developers’ conference—he gave everyone an Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset that starts at $199. Fast forward a year later, and a new virtual reality device is now up for presale. It’s the Oculus Quest, and the marquee feature that differentiates it from the […]

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