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  • Blog Post: First Details Emerge For Insomniac's Feral Rites

    Insomniac Games has revealed a new virtual reality experience called Feral Rites. The adventure brawler is another third-person VR action game from the studio. Feral Rites takes place on an island that was once peaceful. The leader was murdered, sending the island into a tailspin. The brief gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Apologizes For Rift Shipment Delay, Taking Steps To Speed Delivery

    Update: Oculus has issued a statement regarding the extensive shipping delays, apologizing to customers who are now waiting an additional six to eight weeks. The company says it has increased production to catch up. The company also says it hopes to beat the estimates it issued last night to pre-order... More
  • Blog Post: Where's Our Review Of The Oculus Rift?

    Today marks the official release of the Rift, the consumer virtual reality headset from Oculus VR. We've been playing around with the unit and its games for the last week, but we still need more time before we can render a final verdict on the new hardware. Despite today being the official launch... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Games Can Be Sold On Steam, Too

    Oculus has launched its own software store alongside this week’s slow rollout of the Rift. The company isn’t chaining developers to its storefront, though. In a blog post today, the company laid out some new details for developers that want to sell their software directly or via Steam. There... More
  • Blog Post: Did You Pre-Order A VR Headset?

    Yesterday, Sony kicked off its first wave of PlayStation VR pre-orders. You might have opted for a bundle, or perhaps you are waiting for the standalone unit. Maybe you opted for a Rift or Vive instead. Or, you might simply not be sold on VR yet. We’re curious about whether PlayStation VR’s... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Brings Classic Party Game Werewolf To VR With Spectacular Results

    I have long believed that virtual reality could revolutionize and bolster the tabletop market by bringing distant friends together. Tabletop gaming is the intersection of mechanics and social atmosphere, and few games blend those two concepts better than the classic Werewolf. Red Storm, a studio known... More
  • Blog Post: Elite Dangerous Coming To Rift Alongside VR Headset Launch

    Elite Dangerous has been confirmed for the HTC Vive for a while now. But those opting for the Oculus Rift won’t miss out on the space simulator in VR. Oculus and Frontier Developments announced today that Elite Dangerous is launching on the Rift on March 28. This coincides with the official launch... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Bundle Pre-Orders Open February 16, Start At $1,549

    Oculus has announced that seven different Rift-ready PCs will be available to pre-order beginning next week. The bundle prices start at $949, without the accompanying VR display. Dell, Alienware, and Asus will each be offering at least one model. The least expensive is the Asus G11CD, with an i5-6400... More
  • Blog Post: Adr1ft Launching With Oculus, PS4 And Xbox One Versions To Follow Shortly

    We've known Adr1ft would launch alongside Oculus for some time , but now it has an exact date and we have a better idea of when it will appear on other platforms. According to a tweet from director Adam Orth, Adr1ft will be available March 28 in Oculus and non-VR Steam forms, and the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: We Want Your Reactions To The Oculus Rift Price

    Earlier today, Oculus opened pre-orders for the first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Along with that, we finally learned what it will cost to bring VR into your house. For many, the $600 price point was surprising, but reactions differed. Some people are calling it a signal of the technology's... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Pre-Order Update: Oculus Won’t ‘Sell Out,’ Pre-Order Locks In Priority For Touch Controllers

    This week is already brimming with virtual reality news , but Oculus founder Palmer Luckey just dropped another detail. Pre-ordering a Rift gets you EVE Valkyrie. We knew that much. But it also gets you something else. Those that get in on the first wave of pre-orders will also be locking up their spot... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin January 6 At 8 A.M. Pacific

    If you’re looking to get in on virtual reality’s ground floor, get ready. Oculus has announced that Rift pre-orders open in just two days. Before you ask, no. The company still has not revealed how much you can expect to spend on the display. We do know that the Rift includes a tracking camera... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Lands Direct Hit, Includes Eve Valkyrie With All Rift Pre-Orders

    Oculus has struck a huge blow announcing a packed-in game with every pre-order of its upcoming Rift virtual reality headset. CCP’s Eve Valkyrie, a space dogfighting spin-off of its popular space sim, will be free for anyone that gets in at the ground floor. EVE Valkyrie ( starring Battlestar Galactica’s... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix And Oculus Announce Rock Band VR

    Virtual reality is only beginning to spread its wings, as developers explore ways to bring traditional genres to the new medium. The latest transitional game comes from Harmonix and Oculus. Rock Band is coming to VR. The game was announced at this year's Game Awards ceremony tonight in Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Polish Developer The Farm 51 Working On VR Chernobyl Documentary

    Virtual reality has the capacity to transport us to distant planets and fantasy worlds born of imagination. The technology also holds the power of education and discovery when turned inward. Polish studio The Farm 51 is working on a project based on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that will meld documentary... 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 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: Here's How To Unlock Oculus Rift Support For Alien: Isolation

    Hackers have figured out way for Alien: Isolation to support Oculus Rift, and it's fairly straightforward and doesn't require extensive coding or modding. Reports on Reddit and NeoGAF have offered the following easy tutorial on how to get Oculus going in Alien: Isolation on PC: Go to the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Expansion Adds Nightmare Rifts, Underwater Fun

    Rift’s upcoming free expansion Nightmare Tide will add five new levels to the game, some underwater zones, new areas to explore, and Nightmare Rifts. Instead of catering only to high level players, Nightmare Rifts can spawn anywhere in the world. We took a look at some of the new zones and content... More
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