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  • Blog Post: Ultrasound May Be The Answer To VR’s Tactile Troubles

    The conundrum of providing users physical feedback from virtual reality has seemed like a sci-fi dream for years, but British company Ultrahaptics ’ new technology may change all that. Co-developed by Professor Sriram Subramanian at the University of Bristol, the technology focuses points of ultrasound... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Arrives At Retail This Week For Demo And Purchase

    Samsung has announced that you’ll soon be able to purchase its self-contained head-mounted display at retail. If you’ve been curious about trying out one of the recent virtual reality products for the first time, you’ll likely have your chance. Starting on Friday, March 27, Gear VR... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake Kaufman Is Creating A VR Rock Opera

    Jake Kaufman and Jessie Seely’s Nuren Kickstarter campaign has been funded. Working under the name CSP Industries, Kaufman and Seely have gathered together 3D and 2D artists from inside and outside the game industry to help populate Nuren’s different spaces. When completed, the project will... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Boss Tim Sweeney: VR Destined For A Better Fate Than 3D

    Read a story on the promise of virtual reality on this or another website, and you will inevitably come across a reader comment dismissing the head-mounted tech as another gimmick, just like the failed push to make 3D a destination experience for gaming, film, and television. Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney... 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: Sony's Project Morpheus Arrives In The First Half Of 2016

    Sony has provided some updated details about its virtual reality product, Project Morpheus. According to managing editor Matt Bertz, who is at the briefing, the image you see above is a near-final version of what the head-mounted display will look like when it arrives. As importantly, we finally have... 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: HTC Partners With Valve For SteamVR-powered VR Headset, Vive

    HTC announced today at Mobile World Congress its virtual reality headset, the Vive, which it is building in collaboration with Valve. The Vive will have two 1200 x 1080 displays with 90 FPS refresh rates. It will allow full 360 degree viewing and a “full room-scale” experience, which will... More
  • Blog Post: Anatomy Of A Nauseating VR Experience

    This weekend at Oculus's first Connect event in Los Angeles, I experienced amazing VR experiences on the developer kit 2 (DK2), Samsung Gear VR, and the brand new Crescent Bay feature prototype. I've participated in Oculus demos that have had varying success in creating a sense of presence, but... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Computer Interactivity?

    During today’s Oculus Connect event , the company spoke in grandiose terms about the future of virtual reality and how it will influence the way we interact with technology. What do you think? Oculus certainly made some good points during its keynote about how virtual reality will allow us to interact... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Announces A New Feature Prototype: Crescent Bay

    Oculus has announced a new headmounted display that is "as big a leap forward as DK2 was from DK1." Crescent Bay adds key features and integrates some of the work that Michael Abrash and his team were working at Valve. The new headset harks back a bit to Crystal Cove with its exposed LEDs,... 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: Reader Discussion: Are You Interested In Portable Virtual Reality?

    This morning, Samsung and Oculus announced a new collaborative venture that will use the new Samsung Note 4 as a virtual reality display. The Gear VR isn’t a substitute for the Oculus Rift, it’s another branch of development (and one that was foreshadowed over a year ago when we spoke to... More
  • Blog Post: Trinity VR Launches Kickstarter For Virtual Reality Gun Peripheral

    Trinity VR has kicked off its Kickstarter to fund the final development of its virtual reality controller, the Magnum. The device, which looks similar in part to a PlayStation Move, is designed to be tracked independently of the head-mounted display. In effect, this would allow users to look in one direction... 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: 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: 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
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