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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Developer Kits Hit Production Hitch

    Even though you've probably heard of the Oculus Rift, there isn't actually a consumer version yet. Oculus VR has only produced developer versions, and thanks to a component shortage, even those may not be available much longer. According to a Reddit post from Oculus VR community manager Andres... More
  • Blog Post: See The Legend Of Zelda In First-Person

    What happens when you take one of the most iconic top-down games and adapt it for the Oculus Rift? You can see for yourself. This version of the game is similar to the one you know and love, except you're exploring Hyrule (and attacking monsters) in first-person. Though currently available in beta... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Goes Virtual With SteamVR

    Everyone has been focused on what VR games will look like once systems like the Oculus Rift finally release to the public, but how will we be loading up those games in the first place? Valve has an answer with SteamVR. SteamVR basically functions like Steam’s Big Picture mode on a virtual curved... More
  • Blog Post: D.I.C.E. Conference Adds Keiji Inafune, Oculus Heads To Speaker List

    The annual industry convention D.I.C.E. usually features a who's who of video game designers giving presentations on a number of topics. Today, some new speakers, including Mega Man and creator Keiji Inafune, were added to the list of presentations. The new announced speakers announced today are... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Valve Set To Release Virtual Reality Development Kit

    In a new BBC report, a Valve designer says that the company is close to releasing new VR software development tools. According to the BBC: "Valve designer Brian Coomer says the company is "days away" from releasing a VR software development kit that will give game makers a standard way... More
  • Blog Post: PrioVR Expands Virtual Reality With Body Tracking Suits

    YEI's gaming exoskeleton, the PrioVR, communicates with an Oculus Rift in order to bring your bodies motions into the simulation. During my CES demo I got to try the unit and found that the body tracking system works well, but the suit is a little tricky to put on. I also imagine that flailing my... More
  • Blog Post: Obduction Kickstarter Ends Fundraising With Over $1.3 Million

    The Kickstarter campaign for Obduction, Cyan Inc.’s upcoming game, ended this weekend, amassing just over $1.3 million in donations during its fundraising period. Besides reaching its base funding goal, the campaign has also raised enough money to meet its first stretch goal of Oculus Rift support... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR Is Working On A New Devkit, Retail Likely To Run On Android

    During Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August, we had the chance to sit down with Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell. During that interview , we spoke about Luckey's interest in pairing the Rift virtual reality headset with mobile devices. That sentiment... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Co-Hosting November Oculus Educational Event In Boston

    Microsoft and Academic Research Consulting are teaming up to bring Oculus VR's Laird Malamed and other company staff to Boston for an event titled The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift. Oculus team members will be joined by independent developers and researchers from a number of local... More
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