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11 Oct: Oculus Touch Demos coming to Best Buy stores

You’ve looked into the future. Now you can Touch it.

Starting this week, Best Buy is one of the first retailers where you can try out the new Oculus Touch controllers with its Rift virtual reality headset.

Oculus revealed details of its new Touch controllers last week. The hand-held devices help bring your real hands into virtual environments by allowing you to make gestures and finger movements. It provides you with a more realistic VR experience.

Hundreds of Best Buy stores have been hosting demos of Oculus Rift since May.

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16 May: Customers Try Oculus Rift for the First Time: ‘It’s Incredible to See’

Last week, Aaron Neuhouser climbed the steep face of a Himalayan mountain for an incredible view — and he did so without ever taking his feet off the ground or leaving the United States.

You see, Aaron wasn’t actually on a mountain. He was virtually on a mountain.

Aaron was at the Best Buy store at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, where he had an opportunity to experience the highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for the first time.

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02 May: Best Buy’s the First U.S. Retailer to Offer Oculus Rift VR Demos

It’s one of this year’s most talked about products, and now you can see for yourself what all the excitement is about. The highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is coming to select Best Buy stores.

Best Buy is the first and only U.S. retailer where customers can try out Rift headsets in stores. Starting Saturday, May 7, we’ll have free in-store demos at The Intel Experience inside 48 Best Buy stores across the nation. Oculus Rift demos will be coming to additional Best Buy stores throughout the year, starting this summer.

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16 Feb: With Oculus Rift Ready Now For Pre-Order, Here’s a VR Primer

The buzz is no longer virtual: Oculus Rift, the highly anticipated virtual reality system, is available for pre-order today on BestBuy.com.

Virtual reality, or VR, is a new technology that allows users to immerse themselves in lifelike locations — like a packed concert or the depths of the ocean — using a headset that’s paired with a PC, smartphone or other device. The technology lets you live in your favorite video game or even virtually “hang out” with friends from the comfort of your own home.

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09 Feb: Pre-Order Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System at Best Buy

Ever wanted to feel like you were in your favorite video game or jump over to a destination on the other side of the world? Well, virtual reality, or VR, is your way in, and you won’t have to wait much longer to make it happen.

On Feb. 16, Best Buy will begin to offer pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset, the latest in virtual reality technology, with a select gaming PC optimized to work with the device. The headset should be available later this spring.