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  • 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: Report: Microsoft Invested In Wearable Augmented Reality Computing

    A recent report shows that though Microsoft hasn't shown or demoed any kind of head-mounted technology, like Oculus Rift or Sony's Project Morpheus, it certainly has its eye on it. According to a report form TechCrunch citing unnamed sources, Microsoft has purchased the intellectual property... More
  • Blog Post: Facebook Stock Closes Down 7 Percent Following Oculus Acquisition

    Yesterday, we learned that $2 billion buys you talent and the most promising virtual reality startup in the market. Today, we discovered that Facebook investors aren’t sure what to make of that. Following yesterday’s surprise purchase of Oculus VR for $400 million in cash and approximately... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Sony's Project Morpheus Unveiling From GDC

    Sony announced that it was getting in the VR business during a presentation at last week's GDC. If you missed out on the unveiling , don't worry – the company has posted it in its entirety. You can watch the whole thing in the video below. For our hands-on impressions of the device, be... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus’ Acquisition 'Almost Happened Overnight'

    It was just one week ago that we met with Oculus VR on the eve of the company announcing its second developer kit . Since then, Oculus inked a deal with Facebook worth $2 billion in cash and stock. Most acquisitions, especially when dealing with valuation this high, take months. Oculus’ transition... 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: [Update] Notch Cancels Oculus Rift Version Of Minecraft

    Update: Following his note on Twitter about canceling Minecraft for Oculus, Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson elaborated his position on his personal blog. He recounts his recent trip to Oculus headquarters, which was a backer reward for funding the Oculus Rift Kickstarter at the $10,000... 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: Gameface's Self-Contained VR Unit Is Making A Play For Users On The Go

    One of the big challenges that virtual reality hardware pioneers need to surmount is the convenience conundrum. Making sure that users can easily get their headsets on and into the experience quickly is crucial. One company is looking to take that a step further by completely cutting the cord with a... More
  • Blog Post: Three Demos, One VR Defining Moment With Project Morpheus

    GDC is rapidly drawing to a close, and the Game Informer team is bidding adieu to San Francisco tomorrow. Before we could leave the halls of the Moscone Center though, we had to make sure to stop by Sony's Project Morpheus demo. We had the opportunity to test the device alongside Sony engineer Anton... More
  • Blog Post: I Didn't Die On The Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill (Despite My Best Efforts)

    Ever since its successful $1 million Kickstarter in 2013, I've wanted to step into the concave Virtuix Omni. The octagonal, treadmill-like enclosure is designed to add locomotion to virtual-reality. It took some getting used to, but once I did it provided a unique VR experience that will find a home... More
  • Blog Post: Seebright Is Tackling Virtual Reality With Smoke And Mirrors

    Virtual Reality is one of the predominant themes at this year's GDC. Sony and Oculus are clearly the headliners, but others, like Seebright, are tackling this revived medium in different ways. Unlike Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift, and even Cortex , Seebright is creating immersion without isolation... 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 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: Oculus VR To Co-Publish EVE: Valkyrie

    At Gamescom 2013 and, more recently, CES 2014 we had the opportunity to get our hands on CCP Games’ virtual reality dogfighting game, EVE: Valkyrie. We came away impressed, especially since our demo was complete with the HD version of the Oculus Rift headset. Today, Oculus VR has announced that... More
  • Blog Post: The Witness Adding SteamVR Support

    Jonathan Blow and Number None, Inc.'s upcoming indie puzzler, The Witness, is adding support for Valve's recently unveiled SteamVR system . Blow teased stereoscopic 3D virtual reality functionality in November of last year with some ambiguous screenshots , but it wasn't until yesterday that... More
  • Blog Post: CastAR 3D Augmented Reality Goggles Close In On Kickstarter Goal

    A former developer for Valve and Raven is one of the team that's attempting to bring another competing product into the crowded 3D goggle space. CastAR is a bit different from the Occulus Rift though, as it's more along the lines of an augmented reality experience (which we've seen a primitive... More
  • Blog Post: Virtuix Now Taking Pre-Orders On Its Virtual Reality Omnidirectional Treadmill

    We're moving closer and closer to in-home virtual reality every day. The Oculus Rift is out in the consumer wild, and Virtuix has now opened up reserves for its omnidirectional treadmill. You can head here to see the impressive treadmill in action. You can get the Omni and one pair of the necessary... More
  • Blog Post: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Demos Oculus Rift On January 31

    Oculus Rift, the virtual reality gaming headset the people couldn't stop talking about at CES, is being opted for a test drive on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon January 31. Palmer Lucky, designer of Oculus Rift, stated on the website’s official video that the Rift was created specifically for... More
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