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  • Blog Post: Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Shipping This Summer

    If you were following our virtual reality coverage from GDC, you might recall a piece about the Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill . We got to try it out and, despite our best efforts, did not kill ourselves in the process. You, too, will be able to avoid face planting (thanks to an extremely sturdy support harness... 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: 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: Valve’s Michael Abrash Joins Oculus VR Team

    Michael Abrash, who has been working for Valve since 2011 on its virtual reality project, has joined Oculus VR. The move comes just days after Facebook’s $2 billion buyout of the virtual reality company. Abrash joins former colleague Atman Binstock , Id co-founder John Carmack, and a growing roster... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Razer CEO Offers To Help Mojang With Virtual Reality Minecraft

    Update: We spoke with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about his offer to assist Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson with a Minecraft VR. While Razer isn't willing to discuss upcoming projects, we did speak briefly about VR and how Razer's work intersects the growing trend. Tan says that Razer... 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: 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: 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: 'Virtual Reality Is The Next Innovation From PlayStation,' Says Shuhei Yoshida

    After much speculation, Sony has confirmed its own virtual reality project. Sony's entry into the market is currently being announced at a GDC panel in San Francisco. Shuhei Yoshida announced the initiative, proclaiming that Sony will "push the boundaries of play." The device is called... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Working On VR Devices

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal , Microsoft is working on VR devices for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The paper says through multiple sources that the company is working on a VR headset, and Microsoft has already filed patents mentioning virtual reality tech. Sony is expected to unveil its... 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: 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: 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: Sony Challenges Oculus With Gaming VR Set

    While we were fairly impressed with Oculus' newest VR headset, it wasn't the only company showing off a head-mounted display this year at CES. As Sony's newest update to its head-mounted display line, the HMZ-T3Q positions a 720p OLED display in front of each eye – which is approximately... More
  • Blog Post: VR Is Better Than Ever With Oculus' New Crystal Cove Prototype

    We gave Oculus' newest VR headset a spin during a demo at CES and left impressed with the number of fixes the new prototype brought to the table. Oculus' Rift development kits have been out in designer's hands for some time, and while that unit shows a lot of the potential of VR, it isn't... More
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