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Oculus Releases Oculus Live App for GDC, PAX East

Oculus VR has becoming an increasingly larger presence at videogame and technology industry events over the past year. For some of its most recent shows, the virtual reality (VR) specialist has released dedicated apps that allow users to register a time slot to see its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and Gear VR HMD. Today sees the company launch the next iteration of those apps. Instead of focusing on just this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), however, it appears that app will be used for all future events going forward.


Oculus Live, as the app is called, is available now for free on both the iOS and Android operating systems (OS). Once downloaded, users will be prompted to download a specific plan for an event. Currently available is last January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Las Vegas, Nevada as well as this week’s GDC in San Francisco, California, covering 4th – 6th March. Finally, there’s also the upcoming PAX East, a videogame expo in Boston, Massachusetts, which runs from 6th – 8th March 2015.

The GDC 2015 app allows users to register for Oculus VR Demos, assumedly for the company’s Crescent Bay HMD. A handy list of conference sessions that involved Oculus VR staff is also provided so that attendees can catch all updates from the company throughout the week. The PAX East guide also allows users to schedule sessions to try out both the Crescent Bay and Gear VR. Oculus VR will be located at booth #5068 throughout the event.

In terms of Gear VR, Oculus VR has this week launched its commerce store for the device in the US. This preview version of the store features a handful of premium videogames for users to purchase, including the likes of Climax Studios’ Bandit Six and E McNeill’s Darknet. VRFocus is at GDC 2015 to deliver all of the latest updates on the technology.

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