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Creating the Future - Mark Zuckerberg Buys Oculus Rift for US$2 Billion Dollars!

Creating the Future - Mark Zuckerberg Buys Oculus Rift for US$2 Billion Dollars!

27 Mar, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg, creator and CEO of Facebook, announced yesterday on his (you guessed it) Facebook page that the social media giant was buying Oculus Rift, the virtual reality development company that created the Oculus VR headset, for a reported US$2 billion dollars.
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Former Sega CEO Mike Hayes Joins nDreams Board of Directors

Former Sega CEO Mike Hayes Joins nDreams Board of Directors

9 Apr, 2014
Former Sega CEO Mike Hayes joins the UK based, virtual reality game developer nDreams on it's Board of Directors after a $250,000GBP investment from Mercia Fund Management.
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Indie Virtual Reality Development RiftCycles Project to Show at Sapo CODEBITS

Indie Virtual Reality Development RiftCycles Project to Show at Sapo CODEBITS

9 Apr, 2014
Indie developer Luis Sobral - otherwise known as The Arcade Man - has created a hugely exciting virtual reality development called The RiftCycles Project which will show at Sapo CODEBITS. The project is an industrious and innovative combination of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headeset and a Light Cycle Simulator.
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The Dawn of Virtual Reality - Short Documentary

The Dawn of Virtual Reality - Short Documentary

22 Apr, 2014
The Dawn of Virtual Reality’ is a short documentary, designed to introduce people to the virtual reality (VR) industry, the future potential it has, and show how it may apply to the average person in an unbiased manner.
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First for VR - the Virtual Reality Awards 2014 to Stream Friday 28th November!

First for VR - the Virtual Reality Awards 2014 to Stream Friday 28th November!

18 Aug, 2014
In VR news, there will be the first annual Virtual Reality Awards 2014 which will be streaming live from Riftmax Theater on Friday 28th November. The event is solely dedicated to virtual reality and aims to recognise the efforts of developers working with VR technology.
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VRcade and EMP's Nightmare Machine to Showcase in Seattle, October 2014!

VRcade and EMP's Nightmare Machine to Showcase in Seattle, October 2014!

18 Aug, 2014
This Halloween, VRcade and EMP are teaming up to release the world’s first virtual reality haunted house this October, 2014, and will showcase in Seattle. The virtual reality scare game is titled The Nightmare Machine and tickets for this event are available via Kickstarter.
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ImmersiON-VRelia New Commercial Virtual Reality Entertainment Division with PRO Blue Sky

ImmersiON-VRelia New Commercial Virtual Reality Entertainment Division with PRO Blue Sky

18 Aug, 2014
ImmersiON-VRelia announced last Friday, 15th August, the launch of the immersive industry's first-ever commercial virtual reality entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms, and will begin with the development of the "PRO Blue Sky" technology.
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German University Students Create Oculus Rift/Rollercoaster Experience

German University Students Create Oculus Rift/Rollercoaster Experience

1 Sep, 2014
Thomas Wagner apporached Mack Rides about the possibility of a virtual reality rollercoaster experiment in February of this year and, together with his students from the Kaiserslautern University in Germany, they took an Oculus Rift headset onto a real rollercoaster to create an intense virtual experience.
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Virtual Reality Awards 2014 Winners

Virtual Reality Awards 2014 Winners

1 Dec, 2014
The Virtual Reality Awards were held over the last weekend of November, live streamed across the world and, in a world first, was presented completely in virtual reality (VR).
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The VOID First Virtual Reality Theme Park Opening in 2016

The VOID First Virtual Reality Theme Park Opening in 2016

8 May, 2015
The VOID will be the first of its kind - a dedicated virtual reality theme park and it will be opening in Salt Lake City, USA, in 2016.
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