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News and Announcements / Echo Arena Has Launched!
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:28:37 pm »
It's free if you pick it up within the next 3 months, so grab it now while you can! Get in on this awesome multiplayer action! Make sure you join our Discord to group up with others!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-13/facebook-said-to-plan-200-wireless-oculus-vr-headset-for-2018

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Facebook Inc. is taking another stab at turning its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset into a mass-market phenomenon. Later this year, the company plans to unveil a cheaper, wireless device that the company is betting will popularize VR the way Apple did the smartphone.

Currently VR hardware comes in two flavors: cheap headsets that turn smartphones into virtual reality players (like Samsung’s $130 Gear VR) and high-end gaming rigs (like Facebook’s $400 Oculus Rift) that hook up to $1,000-plus desktop computers. Facebook’s new headset is designed to bridge the gap -- a device that will sell for as little as $200 and need not be tethered to a PC or phone, according to people familiar with its development. It will ship next year and represent an entirely new category.

It sounds like this will be basically what the Gameboy was to the SNES. The benefit here is that you can take VR anywhere without the hassle of fiddling with your phone. The downside is that, currently, there's no plans for it to have positional tracking - meaning you'll be looking at the GearVR library of apps rather than the PC Rift's more robust offering.

This was teased about the positional tracking, however:

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A future version of the product will have that technology, according to a person familiar with the plans.

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Online qualifiers for "The Unspoken" are beginning while "Echo Arena" will start August 24th. The total prize pool equals $200,000!  You can check out the details here, sign up for our Echo Arena team here, and register for the esports league here!

Echo Arena is currently in open beta and scheduled to launch for free July 20th!

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News and Announcements / Rift & Touch Now $399!
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:35:11 pm »
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Summer of Rift is all about celebrating the VR community and encouraging new people to get in the game. Today, we’re excited to announce that Rift + Touch are now available at $399 for a limited time.

With its comfortable ergonomic design, high-quality lenses with a wide field of view, high-resolution OLED displays, and six degrees of freedom that let you move around and explore, Rift is VR at its finest. Combine that with Touch controllers, and you can see your own hands in virtual reality—grab and throw objects, cast spells, or paint and sculpt like the real thing. Plus, with a suite of experiences that promise action, adventure, mystery, and excitement, you’ll be transported to places you’ve never imagined.

https://www.oculus.com/blog/rift-touch-399-for-a-limited-time-summer-of-rifts-best-deal-yet/

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If you missed the first weekend of the upcoming multiplayer game "Echo Arena", never fear! Oculus has announced a second beta weekend happening next week. This weekend will actually start Thursday, July 6th and extend through Monday, July 10th. The first beta weekend was extremely successful, getting very positive reviews from both journalists and players. Join us next weekend to get in on the action!

More information can be found here.

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News and Announcements / Echo Arena Beta Weekend is Now Live!
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:37:37 pm »
The multiplayer zero-g arena style Ender's Game meets Rocket League game for the Oculus Rift started it's open beta weekend today. I've already played a few matches and I must say, it's incredible. The movement feels great and the game itself is a lot of fun. Even the social lobby is a fun place to float around, customize, and practice! The only thing missing in the beta is the ability to group up with friends, but I assume that'll be ready to go at launch! Definitely check it out this weekend while you have the chance! The game releases FOR FREE next month!

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News and Announcements / Oculus Summer Sale is Live!
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:07:08 pm »
Check out the Rift games discounted for the summer sale! Don't forget to keep checking back for the daily deal!

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VR Gaming / Echo Arena Teams
« on: June 12, 2017, 02:02:48 pm »
Who's up for forming Echo Arena teams? There's going to be a tournament shortly after launch. I believe the the teams are 5 man. I usually work from 5-10 p.m. EST but am available other times to play. Sign up to show your interest!

1. Tbone
2. Lithium
3. Maglorius

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Echo Arena is a hotly anticipated multiplayer game that has been described as a cross between Ender's Game and Rocket League. Today it was announced that the game will be launching for FREE on July 20th! Check out the new trailer:

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There will also be a free beta of Echo Arena happening the weekend of June 23rd, so look out for more information about that, as we will definitely want to participate.

You can also pre-order the single player experience, Lone Echo, at a 10% discount. It will also be launching July 20th.

You can find the full announcement here.

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VR Gaming / uPlay Names for Star Trek Bridge Crew
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:18:09 pm »
It looks like the game uses uPlay for multiplayer, so if you wanna get on the action, post your uPlay name!

Mine is TheTbone

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News and Announcements / Star Trek Bridge Crew Releases Tomorrow!
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:33:24 pm »
Star Trek Bridge Crew, a four player co-op game by Ubisoft, is releasing for the Oculus Rift, Vive, and PSVR tomorrow at noon! Early reviews have been raving about the game. You'll want to play this with three of your friends, so make sure you join us on our Discord server to group up!

Also as a bonus, here's a way to get 20% off the game!

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VR Gaming / Rec Room Quests
« on: May 07, 2017, 05:39:18 pm »
There are two "quests" in Rec Room that require 4 player co-op to beat. I'm looking to get a group of four together to tackle them on occasion! Let me know if you're interested in finding a time!

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Facebook and Oculus released the beta version of "Facebook Social VR" today for the Oculus Rift. You can download it for free from Oculus Home here.

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VR Gaming / Pluto Alpha VR Sign-Ups
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:20:26 pm »
In an ongoing effort to help VR developers test their content and give feedback, we encourage everyone to sign up for the Furious Angels' alpha group for Pluto, a new VR application in development that works similarly to Discord or Teamspeak, but with virtual avatars appearing regardless of the VR application you are in. Here is the FA alpha group sign-up link: http://www.plutovr.com/alpha?r=EBALC

Here is a rundown of the application in development if you are interested in the details! https://uploadvr.com/pluto-social-vr/

I hope to see a lot of you check it out with us!

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VR Gaming / Play Raw Data for Free
« on: April 06, 2017, 12:59:33 pm »
You can play Raw Data for free for the next few days. It's a pretty good co-op wave shooter. It's available on both Oculus Home and Steam, though the Steam version is the one you can try out currently:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/436320

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