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Oculus Goes Social

Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company, is upping its social game (opens in new tab) by allowing users to create profiles and interact with others on the VR platform.

That capability, offered initially on the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR (shipments of the new Oculus Rift start late this month), includes some made-for-VR games in the Concepts section of the Oculus Store, including Social Trivia, a title that pits up to four competitors, and Herobound: Gladiators, a multiplayer adventure game.

The company has also added a function called “Oculus Social” that lets users create their own rooms to watch Twitch or Vimeo streams with others.

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