This week we are finally seeing the long-awaited release of the Oculus touch controllers and the collection of games following in its wake. As a result, we also seem to get another NVIDIA driver as well. This is a minor update with a small handful of bug fixes, but still continuing driver release 375. 

Fixes this week are that NVIDIA has resolved an issue where No Mans Sky showed severe texture corruption under Foundation Update 1.10 with SLI enabled. We also have fixes in for Notebook G-SYNC for a flickering issue and an issue with the G-SYNC pendulum demo.

Driving home this update we are given game ready support for Oculus Touch launch titles. This list Includes but is not limited to NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse, SuperHOT VR and Ripcoil. To celebrate the release of Oculus Touch, NVIDIA is also hosting two separate giveaways. For giveaway #1, starting Tuesday December 6th and running until Friday December 9th,  NVIDIA will be giving away one GeForce GTX 1080 every day along with game codes for Oculus Touch titles. On top of this they will be giving away one custom PC, complete with an Oculus Rift and Touch controllers on Friday December 9th to one grand prize winner. Entering in this giveaway requires leaving a comment on the NVIDIA GeForce Facebook or Twitter channels from December 6th to December 9th with the hashtag #VRReady and tagging @NVIDIAGeForce and @Oculus in your comment, with winners chosen at random.

For the second giveaway, NVIDIA is giving away 10 Oculus Rift bundles, which include the Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Touch controllers and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. Entering for this giveaway simply requires contestants to download and login to the latest GeForce Experience by December 30th to be automatically entered to win, with winners chosen at random.

Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the 376.19 release notes

Source: NVIDIA

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  • yannigr2 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    Oh, you have to advertise Nvidia on Facebook and Twitter for the giveaways?

    Uninstalling GeForce Experience in progress...
  • close - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    At least this one's not "US only" as AnandTech's giveaways.
  • BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    Nvidia started adding the framework for creepy data mining into the GeForce Experience a few driver revisions ago. Since it doesn't do anything aside from pick a few display settings for you anyway, the data mining seems like too high of a price to pay for the service anyway.

    It's almost enough to make someone want to suffer with an AMD card and their anemic Linux support when they go video card shopping.
  • willis936 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    The real thing experience unlocks is shadowplay. As far as I'm aware there isn't a third party tool that does what shadowplay does. Sad.
  • BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    I had to feed shadowplay to a search engine to figure out what it does, but yes I do see how getting access to that capability is a necessity for someone who wants to share what they're doing in their games. It's too bad that's wrapped up in the GeForce Experience.
  • Morawka - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - link

    Citation needed. i'd love to see some proof of this
  • oranos - Friday, December 9, 2016 - link

    smart choice. most likely just mining data anyway. i found no real day to day use for it.
  • BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    No Mans Sky fixes? Are people still playing it? Steam's reviews made it look like one of this year's most epic mega-flops and they even posted the refund policy on the game's store page for a while.
  • CMDMC12 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    There was a massive update to the game last week (the Foundation Update referred to in the notes), and it's brought a lot of players back.

    I tried it myself, but I still think it's only a $20 game ($0 due to how HG handled everything).
  • BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    I haven't played around with it. The almost universally negative reviews made me shy away from messing with it. If the latest patch addresses a lot of player concerns, maybe it was just a matter of releasing the game before it was fully baked. Then again, it sounded like the developer over-hyped a lot of features and didn't have a good idea what the player community was interested in getting back. That may only have been something they could have learned after releasing the game.

    I may take a peek at it when its in the Steam sale discount pile.

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