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Oculus drops Rift and Touch prices, selling a $399 bundle for the ‘Summer of Rift’

When Oculus announced the Rift would launch at $599—or $799 with the motion-tracked Touch controllers—the Internet-at-large rioted. Years of Palmer Luckey’s promises to hit a $350-400 price sticker with the first consumer model were undercut in an instant. But it’s put up or shut up time for the holdouts now. Oculus announced the “Summer of Rift” this morning, slashing $200 ... Read More »

This is how the bloated TV bundle collapses

Allow me to relay a few recent events in the TV world that might not seem too significant on their own, but together portend disaster for the bloated TV bundle: On Tuesday, Disney announced a 3-percent decline in pay-TV profits last quarter, driven by ESPN’s higher programming costs and reduced subscriber base. ESPN has lost 12 million subscribers since since ... Read More »

DirecTV Now review: An extremely rough draft of a great streaming bundle

Don’t rush into DirecTV Now, even if AT&T really wants you to sign up immediately. DirecTV Now is a streaming video service that offers a big bundle of traditional cable channels, similar to Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. And for now, the price is unbeatable, with a promotional rate of $35 per month for 100 channels that ... Read More »