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  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Partners With Elijah Wood's Studio For VR Project

    Prepare for synchronization - Ubisoft is partnering with SpectreVision, the production company of The Lord of the Rings ' film star Elijah Wood, to make virtual reality games. The Ubisoft team involved in the partnership includes Dean Evans, creator of the radical Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The division... More
  • Blog Post: EVE Valkyrie Enters Alpha For Oculus Rift DK2 Owners This Month

    Sure, the Oculus Rift won’t be available until March (or April… or May depending on when you ordered). But if you happen to be in possession of a Developer Kit 2 (DK2), there’s something fun on the horizon. CCP has announced that its space dogfighting simulator, EVE Valkyrie, enters... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Priced at $600, Launching In March

    As promised, Oculus has opened pre-orders for its first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Now that you can actually lock your order in, we finally know one of the most important details: just how much it will cost. In order to bring home the Rift, you’ll need to budget $600. When we spoke... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Kickstarter Backers Get Consumer Version Free

    When Facebook purchased Oculus in 2013, a number of Kickstarter backers felt like their faith in the startup was betrayed . Today, on the eve of Rift pre-orders launching, the company is extending a show of gratitude to its earliest patrons. While those backers did receive everything they were promised... More
  • Blog Post: VR Stationary Bike VirZoom Pre-Order Information Detailed

    Pre-order information for VirZoom, a stationary bike that utilizes the power of virtual reality to incentivize you to work out, has been detailed. In addition to announcing the retail price of the bike, the company has also detailed an early access special, which will be applied to the first adopters... More
  • Blog Post: The Virtual Reality Digital Issue Is Now Live

    If you subscribe to the computer or tablet edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now read why 2016 is poised to be the year of virtual reality. Following today's cover announcement , our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad , Android , and Google Play throughout... More
  • Blog Post: Adr1ft Has Been Hand-Selected As An Oculus Rift Launch Title, Releasing 2016

    We've been eagerly awaiting the release of the Oculus Rift for several years now, but when the system finally releases early next year, one of the first game's you'll be able to play on this VR rig is Three One Zero's space survival adventure, Adrift. For more on Adr1ft, check out the... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus’ Luckey: VR Is A ‘Pretty Expensive, Relatively Primitive Proof Of Concept’

    Even though in-home virtual reality soon to be a consumer reality, gamers still have a lot of questions. How much is it really going to cost? What kind of room setup do I need? Which company should I be jumping on board with? Oculus founder and virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey has just added a new... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus CEO More Fully Explains Pricing, Talks Rift Life Cycle

    At E3, we had a chance to catch up with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe to discuss what it’s going to take to bring the first consumer Rift home. Iribe had previously been quoted as saying that consumers can expect to spend about $1,500 for a PC and the Rift kit. We asked him some more specifics about... More
  • Blog Post: ILM Experience Lab Bringing Star Wars Into Virtual Reality

    A new video has released announcing the existence and showcasing the work of the ILM Experience Lab (shortened to ILMxLAB). The newly formed division of ILM and parent company Lucasfilm is exploring experiential interactive entertainment opportunities for Star Wars and other properties like Jurassic... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Unveils Final Version Of Oculus Rift Headset

    Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus Rift, welcomed those in attendance at Oculus' E3 2015 press conference by revealing the final version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset has been adjusted numerous times over the course of the past three years, and Iribe feels confident that this is the version... More
  • Blog Post: Gunfire Games Shows Off Chronos For Oculus

    David Adams of Gunfire Games took the stage during today's Oculus E3 press conference to show off its new VR experience. Chronos is a fantasy game that takes place over the course of the main character's life. Chronos is an atmospheric RPG that sees the player character exploring the depths of... 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: 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
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