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Oculus files for Riftcon trademark, conference focused on VR gaming

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Oculus VR, the company behind the game-changing Oculus Rift VR headset, has filed with the USPTO for Riftcon, a conference focused on virtual reality in gaming.

The filing, listed as being applied for on February 14th, goes on to list some of the things that Riftcon aims to deliver;

"Organizing exhibitions for cultural, educational, or entertainment purposes; organizing exhibitions in the fields of interactive entertainment, virtual reality, consumer electronics and video game entertainment industries for cultural or educational purposes; entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of competitions to encourage use and development of interactive entertainment, virtual reality, consumer electronics, and video game entertainment software and hardware"

Oculus has made some big moves in the past year, adding a few industry veterans to their executive stable, as well as revealing their own publishing wing, and plans for an exclusive EVE Online title, Valkyrie.

Riftcon presents an exciting outlet for a burgeoning niche within the gaming community, as VR becomes more and more prevelant on community platforms like Twitch.tv and Youtube. As the company continues to grow and expand, more and more speculation presents itself around what some consider to be an eventuality of the big guns like Microsoft and Sony presenting their own VR offerings. While nothing is concrete, more rumors recently point to Sony revealing a headset at GDC 2014, in March.

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