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  • Blog Post: Samsung's Gear VR Is Out Now For $99

    The future of VR is here, and you don’t have to wait until next year for releases of Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive to try it out. Commercial VR is available today thanks to Samsung's Gear VR. 2016 may be the year where VR really comes out swinging, but if you want an early taste... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Available For Pre-Order At $99, Ships November 20

    Virtual Reality goes mass market in just 10 days. Oculus and Samsung have announced that the smartphone-driven Gear VR is now available for pre-order with a ship date of November 20. The retail version of the Gear VR improves on the most recent Innovator Edition in a number of ways. It’s 19 percent... More
  • Blog Post: HTC Vive Games Start Showing Up In Steam Library

    We don’t know exactly when the Valve’s first virtual reality headset, HTC’s Vive is arriving at retail. When it was announced in March , Valve and HTC indicated release would happen this year. We do know that games are starting to show up for it in Steam, though. Yesterday, I was looking... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Disney Artist Showcase The Platform's Non-Gaming Application By Drawing In Virtual Reality

    When we think VR, we typically think of the platform's video game applications. Seeing Disney artist Glen Keane draw using VR reminds that there's potential outside of immersive interactive experiences. Glen Keane has been an artist with Disney for years with his name attached to films like The... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Announces John Wick Virtual Reality Game

    The studio behind games like The Darkness, Payday 2, and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay have partnered with Lionsgate and others to create a virtual reality game based on the 2014 movie, John Wick . Starbreeze is serving mostly as publisher of the game and it is being developed by... More
  • Blog Post: Time Magazine's Latest Cover Is Not Doing VR Any Favors

    Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the headset, appears on the cover of this week's issue of Time magazine. It's exciting for Oculus to be featured predominantly on such a widely read hard news publication, but as the image below will attest, it may not be a win for VR or its... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Acquires Pebbles Interfaces To Enhance Hand Tracking

    Oculus has announced that its family is growing with the acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company specializing in hand movement tracking. That team will be working on tracking and human-computer interactions. In the video below, you’ll see a bit of what Pebbles Interfaces has been... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Interactive, 3D Warcraft Trailer Now Available On YouTube 360

    Update: If you don't have Google Cardboard or a phone that can support the Legendary VR app, now there's a way to fly over Azeroth. Legendary has put the Warcraft trailer on YouTube with 360-degree functionality. You need to view this in Google's Chrome browser, but once you have that open... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Virtual Reality Roundup: Oculus, Morpheus, HoloLens, And More

    For the past three years, E3 has become an increasingly large stage for virtual reality leaders and hopefuls. This year, three major players all showcased new technology and experiences, with support from a variety of developers. We also got a chance to check out a couple of third-party peripherals that... More
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft Is Investing In AR And Partnering With VR

    Over the past week, we had a chance to see Microsoft's HoloLens on stage at E3, learn about a partnership with Oculus, and another with Valve. We sat down with Microsoft corporate vice president Kudo Tsunoda to discuss the company's investments in these new mediums. HoloLens, which is being designed... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Unveils Project StarVR With The Walking Dead Demo

    Starbreeze and 505 Games are getting the jump on E3 with an unexpected hardware announcement. We've known since Gamescom that the developer has been working on a cooperative shooter set in The Walking Dead universe . Today we had a chance to see a parallel virtual reality project. Project StarVR... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Some Developers And Games Revealed For The Oculus Rift

    At this morning's Oculus pre-E3 press conference, we learned a bit more about the software that will be coming to the system. A number of games were mentioned by name, with other companies appearing on a partial list of those developing for the hardware. Earlier, we reported on Gunfire Games'... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Rift Ships With Xbox One Controller, Prototype VR Input On Display

    Update: Oculus had "one more thing" to show us at the end. The company has prototyped a pair of made-for-VR controllers, meant to be held in each hand, called Oculus Touch. The Oculus Touch features tracking, like the headset, haptic feedback, a thumbstick, two buttons, and a trigger. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Offering $10 Million To Accelerate Independent Game Development

    While the Oculus Rift hardware coming closer to consumer reality, the company is now turning more of its attention to software. We saw new games from Gunfire Games (Chronos) and Insomniac (Edge of Tomorrow). We also know that High Voltage, Sanzaru, Coatsink, CCP, Playful, and Carbon Games are working... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Announces Edge Of Nowhere Exclusively For The Oculus Rift

    During Oculus' recent press conference, Ratchet & Clank's developer Insomniac announced it was working on a completely new franchise called Edge of Nowhere. President and CEO of Insomniac Games, Inc. Ted Price took the stage to show off Edge of Nowhere. During the short demo we saw a man... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Will Cost Approximately $1,500

    Speaking at Re/code’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe laid out the "all-in price" for the Oculus Rift VR headset. "We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Won’t Require You To Break The Bank On A Compatible PC

    Oculus has shared details regarding required specifications for the first consumer Rift display. The good news is that the list is reasonable, though you may need to upgrade if you haven’t in a while. Oculus chief architect Atman Binstock posted a detailed analysis of what the Rift needs and why... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Will Launch For Consumers In First Quarter Of 2016

    Oculus has announced the long-awaited release window for its consumer virtual reality head-mounted display. Pre-orders are scheduled to start later in 2015, but price has yet to be revealed. Details are still early, as Oculus has yet to reveal specific hardware and software specifications (though the... More
  • 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: 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
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