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Oculus slashes price of VR gear : Rift goggle, Touch controller combo drops to $598 from $799

Facebook-owned Oculus announced Wednesday that it was slashing prices on its virtual reality Rift goggle and Touch controller.

The Rift and Touch combination will drop to $598 from $799, or roughly $100 off each piece of high-end hardware. The discount applies even if the devices are purchased separately.

Brendan Iribe, who heads up the Oculus PC/VR group, refutes the notion that the price slash is in response to slow sales.

"VR is a whole new platform and medium. It's the firs

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