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Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey Win at GamesIndustry Innovation Awards

The first ever GamesIndustry International Innovation Awards were held tonight in Newcastle, England, with Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset makers Oculus VR scooping up two wins. The first was for Innovation in Technology which was awarded to the device itself, whilst the other was for Star of the Future, awarded to headset creator and company founder Palmer Luckey.

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The company managed to beat out the likes of the Unity engine, Nvidia’s G-Sync displaying smoothing technology and the AMD Mantle in the technology category. Meanwhile, Luckey won out from stiff competition from the likes of Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear and Gunpoint developer Tom Francis.

Oculus VR Developer Relations Manager for Europe Callum Underwood was on hand to collect both awards. Underwood posts a picture of both the trophies that the company had secured, which can be seen below. It was also up for another award in the form of Champion of Innovation, for which Chief Technology Officer John Carmack had been nominated, though the category ended up going to Valve’s Gabe Newell. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all developments surrounding Oculus VR and report back with all the latest.

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