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  • Blog Post: Butts: The VR Experience Might Not Be What Oculus Had In Mind (But That’s OK)

    I have experienced quite a number of virtual reality experiences. I’ve soared through space with EVE Valkyrie . I’ve calmed myself with Harmonix’s VR music program . I’ve nearly fallen off a building . I have not yet seen cartoon butts. Butts is a short film created by Tyler Hurd... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will You Be A Day One Virtual Reality Early Adopter?

    When the consumer versions of Oculus Rift, Vive , Morpheus, or any of the other virtual reality headsets launch, will you be first in line? It will be expensive tech, and there won't be a whole lot of software available initially, but those same cons don't stop early adopters from being first... More
  • Blog Post: DARPA Is Using The Oculus Rift As Part Of Its Cybersecurity Work

    On a recent episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Lesley Stahl investigated one of the United States Government’s lesser known agencies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had varying degrees of influence in the creation of the Internet, GPS, and even Apple’s Siri technology... More
  • Blog Post: The Wait For A Consumer Oculus Rift Is Now Being Counted In Months

    Before we get your hopes up too high, Oculus still has not announced a release date for the Oculus Rift. The company isn’t even confirming that it will be released in 2015, though there are certainly customers ready for that. Speaking at Web Summit 2014, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says that the consumer... More
  • Blog Post: Test Drive A New Lexus With The Oculus Rift

    The luxury carmaker is letting prospective owners "test drive" its new RC F car with the Oculus Rift. The company created this demo, a perfect scale representation of the car's interior, for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. By strapping on the Oculus... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Is Tinkering With Oculus Rift And Project Morpheus Virtual Reality Hardware

    Last week, we got to see Battleborn’s competitive and cooperative gameplay in action. During the question-and-answer session, someone inquired about whether the studio had explored the potential of virtual reality, specifically Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. “We have development... More
  • Blog Post: Leap Motion Moves Into VR

    VR is on the horizon, while gesture-based gaming is yesterday's fad. But that doesn't mean that VR and motion-based gaming can't combine forces. Leap Motion – creators of the self-named device that lets you play PC titles with your hands – has launched a mount and a new software... More
  • 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
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