What Is Virtual Reality?

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Facebook the go-ahead to acquire Oculus VR, the agency said on Wednesday Facebook announced on March 25 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Oculus, a virtual reality startup, for $2 billion in cash

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Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR for a hefty $2 billion. Before the purchase, Oculus raised more than $91 million in venture funding after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign put them on the radar of techies and gamers alike. With all of this attention and all of this money now being invested, it looks like virtual reality is making a huge comeback. Mashable is the leading independent news site for all things tech, social media, and internet culture. Sources: Need For Speed footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCwC5EOVHg Call of Duty footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM2ZtuXVg-Y Animal Crossing footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsEF8Aa0CXE&list=EL8XsO8Ak-ASA Sudden Clarity Clarence meme: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sudden-clarity-clarence Haptic Feedback footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvB7D17I67o Avatar image: http://wonderfulengineering.com/make-your-3d-glasses-and-see-these-awesome-3d-images/ Soldier VR Training image: http://www.wired.com/2012/01/army-virtual-reality/virtualreality/ Pilot VR Training image: http://www.defense.gov/photos/newsphoto.aspx?newsphotoid=232 Doctor VR Training image: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/11/04/GA2010110403687.html Skyrim Play footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7n5kRRHDpw Oculus Rift footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCwczY1jTM Mashable is the leading independent news site for all things tech, social media, and internet culture. Music: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100751