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  • Blog Post: Duck Hunt Remade In VR As Light Gun Games Get A Second Chance

    It took a 21-year-old New Jersey Institute of Technology student to put a fine point on one of virtual reality’s potential uses. Joseph Delgado has adapted the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Duck Hunt. The endeavor required a Razer Hydra motion controller and a 3D-printed mount for its sensor... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of Sony VR Studio Steps Down

    Dr. Dave Ranyard is leaving Sony's London Studio – the developer of various PlayStation VR demos (including London Heist, shown) – in order to "independently" work on other VR projects. Ranyard was at the studio for 17 years, and worked on projects like The Getaway, Singstar... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Pushing VR Development Forward With Unreal Engine VR Editor

    Epic has some big plans for GDC next month in San Francisco. The developer behind one of the most widely-used game engines, Unreal Engine, is showing off its early work designed to make virtual reality creation more intuitive. In a new video, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and shows off how Unreal Engine’s... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Studios To Build A Virtual Reality Arcade In Los Angeles

    Starbreeze Studios, the developer behind The Darkness and Syndicate, has revealed plans to establish a virtual reality arcade, with the development name for the project being "StarCade." The developer laid out the reasoning behind the initiative yesterday during its presentation at the VRLA... More
  • Blog Post: More Hints At Apple Joining Virtual Reality Race: Company Hires VR Researcher

    Technology giant Apple already has already made some virtual reality related moves, like filing patents and acquiring technology. The company’s latest hire also points in the direction of developing VR that might compete with the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus. According to Financial Times... More
  • Blog Post: Penn Jillette Is Remaking Desert Bus For Virtual Reality With Randy Pitchford

    Desert Bus is one of the most ridiculous games ever made, as it simulated a ride from L.A. to Vegas in real time. But the game's tedium hasn’t stopped gamers from marathoning the driving simulator for charity . Soon, this bus trip will be getting a VR update thanks to magician Penn Jillette... More
  • Blog Post: Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One May Have Its Villain With Ben Mendelsohn

    Ben Mendelsohn, known for appearances in movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Killing Them Softly , is in negotiations to play the villain role in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One . According to The Hollywoord Reporter, Mendelsohn is currently in negotiations to play Nolan Sorrento... More
  • Blog Post: SuperData: Virtual Reality Poised To Reach $5.1 Billion Revenue In 2016

    With Oculus pre-orders open and the price no longer a mystery, the gaming community is abuzz with speculation about the format’s viability. While some are certain the Rift’s $600 price point is a death knell for virtual reality, others are taking a longer view. SuperData Research released... 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: 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: 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 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: 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 Touch Delayed

    Oculus has published an update today letting readers know that the Oculus Touch, handheld motion controllers to be used with the Rift, has been delayed until the second half of 2016. According to the post, the reason for the delay is to implement changes to make the Touch "even more comfortable... More
  • Blog Post: Made-For-VR Platformer Lucky's Tale To Be Included With Every Oculus Rift

    Lucky's Tale, a colorful platformer made for VR starring a plucky fox, will be packaged with every copy of the Oculus Rift at no extra charge. According to developer Playful , the game will have players "racing through lush worlds, dodging swamp pits, battling menacing bosses, [and] mastering... 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: 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: HTC Pins Vive VR Headset Release To April 2016

    When the Vive, HTC’s virtual reality partnership with Valve , was announced earlier this year, the company shared ambitious launch plans. The Vive was originally supposed to be on the market already. Clearly that didn’t happen. Posting on the company’s blog, HTC definitively states... More
  • Blog Post: January Cover Revealed - The Virtual Reality Issue

    2016 is the year of virtual reality, as Oculus, Sony, and HTC ready the first home-use displays for sale. With so many questions still looming, we’ve dedicated an entire issue to the technology and software behind what could be one of the most transformative pieces of hardware humanity has seen... More
  • 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
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