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  • Blog Post: Oculus Connects With Devs With New Event, Acquires RakNet

    In its continued effort toward openness with its virtual reality platform, Oculus VR has announced designers and engineers will have the opportunity to workshop their ideas with the Oculus team. On September 19 and 20, the company will host a conference called Oculus Connect , an event where attendees... More
  • Blog Post: Brace Yourself For This VR Journey Through Westeros In Minecraft

    Winter has arrived on the Minecraft Game of Thrones -themed server, WesterosCraft, and one Virtuix employee braved virtual Westeros on-foot on the Omni treadmill. Virtuix Omni has released a demonstration of a developer using the Omni and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to traverse iconic locales... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus-Powered Alien: Isolation Stabbed Me Through The Chest

    If you've been following our coverage of virtual reality innovations emerging throughout the industry, you probably suspected that Oculus VR would be here at E3 in Los Angeles. Despite that crystal ball-like foresight, you might not have anticipated that Creative Assembly's upcoming Alien: Isolation... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus Rift

    Today, Oculus Rift announced that Naughty Dog founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined the company. Rubin will be leading Oculus Rift’s first-party content development for the VR headset. In a post on Oculus’ website, Rubin said, “There have only been a handful of times... More
  • Blog Post: Jimmy Fallon And Channing Tatum Take Project Morpheus For A Spin

    Last night on The Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon and guest Channing Tatum spent some time with Sony's Project Morpheus. We haven't seen much of Project Morpheus publicly yet, though that will likely change next week during E3. In the video Fallon, Tatum, and technology journalist Joshua Topolsky... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Responds To Zenimax And Id Officially Filing Suit

    Update: Oculus has offered a statement regarding the legal action taken against it by Zenimax and Id Software. Here's the official statement from Oculus Rift: The lawsuit filed by ZeniMax has no merit whatsoever. As we have previously said, ZeniMax did not contribute to any Oculus technology. Oculus... More
  • Blog Post: Modders Recreate The Experience Of Playing A Game Boy In A Virtual Living Room With Oculus Rift

    Most Oculus Rift experiences aim to create something that cannot be experienced in real life. Modders have placed players behind the wheels of a Mario Kart and in the world of Ocarina of Time , but Shane O'Brien opted for a different Oculus Rift Nintendo experience. In the video below, you'll... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic The Hedgehog Fan-Mod Modified For Oculus Rift

    Chadtronic on YouTube , a channel which usually specializes in playing Nintendo games on the Oculus Rift, recently decided to give Nintendo's former biggest rival a test run with a Sonic the Hedgehog game. The mod seen in the video below isn't an official Sega Sonic game. Instead it's called... More
  • Blog Post: See Mario Kart Wii Modified For Oculus Rift

    Chadtronic on YouTube , a channel which seems to specialize in playing Nintendo games on the Oculus Rift, recently took Mario Kart Wii for a spin. In the past Chadtronic made a video of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as it translated to virtual reality. You can check out those videos here . In... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Drone Video Cool, Has Scary Implications

    Some enterprising folks have created a mod that allows them to control an AR drone with an Oculus Rift. The mind boggles at the the creepy possibilities. In video posted by YouTube use Diego Araos, you can see a very well-done demonstration of the technology. Using an AR Drone and an Oculus Rift, the... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Zelda: Ocarina Of Time's Kokiri Forest Gets The Oculus Rift Treatment

    Update: The creators of the Oculus Rift Ocarina of Time mod have now recreated the entire game in virtual 3D. Chadtronic has posted a new video to his YouTube channel, which shows off a more complete version of the Ocarina of Time Oculus Rift adaptation – and also demonstrates a first-person mode... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's More Exciting? Virtual Reality Or Augmented Reality?

    With Oculus Rift's latest developments and Sony's Morpheus , the future of virtual reality is on everybody's mind (or face if we're being technical). Recent reports , as well as previously reported on IllumiRoom projection technology point towards Microsoft possibly pursuing something... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Comments On Facebook's Oculus Rift Acquisition

    Ever since the surprise announcement of Facebook's Oculus Rift acquisition , opinions have been divided in regard to whether or not it is a good thing. Oculus Rift's CTO, John Carmack, recently offered a pair of comments on a blog offering his optomistic thoughts on the situation. It's a... More
  • Blog Post: Project Cars Announces Morpheus Support

    Project Cars, the highly realistic racing sim from developer Slightly Mad Studios, has announced Morpheus support for the game's upcoming release on PlayStation 4. The announcement comes from a blog post on the developer's website , where Slightly Mad writes about how virtual reality is a perfect... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Does The Facebook Acquisition Change Your View Of The Oculus Rift?

    Facebook bought Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, for about $2 billion. This leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the future of the company and the device. Are you still excited about virtual reality? Or does this move poison your enthusiasm? On one hand, being a part of a... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Interested In VR As A Consumer?

    A lot of big names, especially recently at GDC, have announced that they’re entering the VR business. There’s the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus , Microsoft’s rumored VR headset , Sulon’s Cortex headset – and even Valve has been working on software for VR development... More
  • Blog Post: Pre-Orders For 1080p, Head Tracking Oculus Dev Kit Open

    Yesterday, we had a chance to go hands-on with Oculus' second developer kit, which is available today for pre-order. The $350 unit incorporates the Crystal Cove motion tracking technology we reported on from CES in January, placing the sensor array behind an LED-permeable piece of plastic. It will... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR CEO: 'We're Not Far Away' From Consumer Model

    Following our demo with Oculus' second development kit (read our impressions ), we sat down with CEO Brendon Iribe and Rift inventor Palmer Luckey to talk about the road to a consumer model. We found out that you might not need to wait much longer for virtual reality in your living room. The new... More
  • Blog Post: Former Valve VR Engineer Moves Over To Oculus Rift

    photo courtesy of Oculus Rift Atman Binstock, a now former lead engineer for Valve's VR project, has moved over to Oculus Rift and is now its new chief architect. Binstock helped to develop Valve's VR Room demo, which was recently shown, and generated a lot of excitement, at Steam Dev Days. Binstock... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift's First 3D, 360 Degree Film Gets An Interactive Trailer

    Zero Point , a film currently in production from Condition One (a new studio dedicated to making Oculus Rift films), has released an interactive trailer for its first project. Condition One was founded by filmmaker and photo journalist Danfung Dennis. Dennis directed the documentary Hell and Back Again... More
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