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The moment you've all been waiting for that has been months in the making, Newstoid is finally officially here! We have all the hot scoops, hot hosts, and side-splitting laughter you could ask for. Not to mention the hot bea... read feature
Oculus is inviting selected press to a special event in San Francisco on June 11.
The plain invites merely bear the words "Step into the Rift" and an image of an Oculus Rift headset.
What exactly the event will cover remains ... read
While I still haven't gotten my own anime mascot, one more surefire thing happened: the Oculus Rift bore a lot of porn experiments. There were fake boobs to grab, real-life sex toys to hump in calibration to the anime girls g... read
What kind of supercomputer is needed to transport a human from their realm of existence to some sort of virtual reality? Probably a ridiculously expensive one, right? Well, not quite. It isn't exactly cheap, but it's doable.
Open-world survival simulators are nothing new in the world of videogames, but so many of them tackle the same subject material. New developer Studio Wildcard has just announced a title that takes that well-tread fear of per... read
Have you been waiting patiently for an Oculus Rift? You'll get your chance to snag one early next year, it seems, as Oculus VR has just announced that the final consumer product will be ready in the first quarter of 2016. It ... read
It's a busy time for virtual reality at the moment: the HTC Vive gearing up for an end-of-year release, and Project Morpheus should be ready to go at the start of 2016. Surely this means the ancient Titan that is the Oculus R... read
Deep deep down Last year during Game Connection Europe, Steven had some special hands-on time with developer Honor Code, Inc's upcoming underwater survival horror title Narcosis. As a psychological-horror survival game, players find themsel... read feature
[Update: Looks like the video was removed from YouTube as well as being removed from the front page of the Oculus VR Share site, but you can still see Air Accident Experience's page here.]
In what has to be the worst ti... read
CCP's VR Labs It’s no secret that virtual reality is quickly making its mark on the videogame industry. If that weren't evident before, GDC 2015 kicked the door wide open. That's why, with numerous developers turning their attention ... read feature
Great use of the Oculus Rift In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a game originally developed at a game jam, one player wears the Oculus Rift and sees a bomb that needs to be defused but doesn't know how to defuse it. Their partner only has a binder... read feature
Late last year, Jake "virt" Kaufman left WayForward to strike out on his own. Since then, he has hinted about a big project he envisions. It looks like Nuren: The New Renaissance is that project. A collaborative project betw... read
Virtual reality is particularly useful in letting players get a truer first-person experience than ever before. But, the technology isn't limited to simulating the existence of other mere mortals. No, it opens the door to of... read
I’ve been in contact with Osamu Sato, the creator of the illustrious LSD: Dream Emulator for a tell-all about his games and legacy for a feature at VICE Motherboard for a few months now.
This means I’ve been inves... read
The Crescent Bay model of the Oculus Rift is pretty neat. Going immediately after to try out the Samsung Gear VR, which lacks the positional tracking and cool set of demos, at Games Connection Europe was weird.
There wa... read
Maybe far away from videogame applications, but cool for putting you in a virtual space I've had some fun with the first and second iterations of the Oculus Rift, but it's mostly a novelty I don't want to spend extended time in, especially if it's not a genre suited to the Rift. Anything in a cockpit works well,... read feature
Monument Valley was a chill little game and now the team is working on a new project for the Samsung Gear VR headset. Now that Samsung's involved (and Sony still toiling away with Morpheus), how long before VR is a... read
I talked yesterday about how horror games are difficult to demo at a convention; you need to block out so much noise and activity around you to be really immersed in what you're playing. Team Junkfish had no such problems as... read
What do AAA videogame developers do in their off time? If you're Dawn Rivers of Harmonix, you make more videogames. Specifically, you make a videogame for the Oculus Rift where you kiss a multi-mouthed alien until it either ... read
This weekend at the Oculus Connect virtual reality conference in Los Angeles, CA, Oculus VR announced Crescent Bay, the next prototype on the path to the consumer version of the Rift.
The Crescent Bay is described as a massiv... read
Still enjoyable, though As the virtual reality races wages on, different prototypes keep coming out for Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift. I had yet another chance to play two new titles on Project Morpheus at Tokyo Game Show. While they were certain... read feature
Creator Robin Arnott talks about this VR trek through vibrant sights and sounds It's no secret that gaming conventions are fertile ground for developers to try out their new creations. Back in April, Jonathan Holmes got the chance to check out SoundSelf with Robin Arnott, the creator of the unorthodox ho... read feature
Stick a phone on your face for instant VR!
We've heard that Samsung and Oculus were working together, and today we finally get to see what they've been working on. It's a virtual reality headset that uses the Galaxy Note 4, c... read
A few months ago, I got the chance to check out Vertigo Games' World of Diving. Set in a procedurally generated world, players can explore the depths of the ocean while interacting with aquatic life, uncovering lost treasure... read
During a teardown of the new Oculus Rift DK 2 unit, iFixit.com has found that the Oculus Rift uses a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 screen as its display unit.
Speculation is that with Oculus trying to ship 45,000 units as well as ha... read
"Mystery is part of the plot," Mindfield Games says about its newly announced Pollen. Dumped onto a space station on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, the player's sure to encounter many questions that need to be answered. The f... read
Legendary Pictures and Reel FX brought a Pacific Rim virtual-reality experience to San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and gee, doesn't that seems like a worthwhile idea for a full game?
Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot puts players i... read
It's been months since Facebook announced the proposed acquisition of Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion, but that deal was just finalized today. In a joint statement released to the media, the two sides simply said ... read
The second version of the Oculus Rift is shipping, albeit not quick enough to meet demand. Over 45,000 have been pre-ordered. Only 10,000 of those are expected to ship this month. Meanwhile, enterprising capitalists who got a... read
One of my favorite experiences at E3 was playing Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift. The extra layer of immersion that virtual reality could provide did wonders for an already terrifying game. Unfortunately, it seems as if... read
In a blog post this morning, modern virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR announced a new developer conference with a focus on its hardware. Oculus Connect is intended to "bring together engineers, designers, and creatives from a... read
Everybody wants to get their hands on the headset that's on the cutting edge of virtual reality. One of the basics of economics is that when demand is high but supply is low, price gets driven up. Oculus VR won't necessarily ... read