Google had an Oculus competitor in the works — but it nixed the project 

Google recently shut down an internal project to create a high-end standalone virtual reality headset akin to devices from Facebook’s Oculus and HTC, according to sources familiar with the plans.The decision likely stems from Google’s effort to streamline its more ambitious projects, an ongoing slog at the company. In this instance, Google is shifting more[…]

Oculus shows developers how it’s making the app store for VR 

The Oculus Rift headset goes on sale in one week, and the virtual reality company is working to ensure it’ll have plenty of content ready to go when people plug in their Rifts for the first time.To help developers distribute games, Oculus VR operates the Oculus Share store, and the Facebook subsidiary held a panel at the Game[…]