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2:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Microsoft reportedly working on its own virtual reality technology

VR -- virtual reality -- is hot at GDC this year. It's not just the Oculus Rift. Strange men and women come up to you here and ask to put things on your face. Then they shove their weird goggles onto your face before you can ...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 03.15.2014

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Max & Ben's virtual Oculus Rift game jam!

The future is here, right now! At least, it will be, once we get the Oculus Rift for realsies, but what kind of games do we want? Ben and I make use of our old virtual reality devices: our imaginations! Also, electrical tape.

Max Scoville

10:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Look like an insane person with this Oculus Rift gun peripheral

As if we aren't going to look crazy enough playing games with Oculus Rift, this gun peripheral is going to up the ante a bit. But, that's the tradeoff for some technology that's pretty damn cool. This particular gun was desi...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Sony expected to reveal its virtual-reality headset next week

Sources familiar with Sony's virtual-reality headset believe the company will showcase the device next week during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, reports Edge. A prototype is reportedly in the hands of some ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Valve's VR lead Atman Binstock leaves to head Oculus Rift

Oculus VR announced its new chief architect, Atman Binstock. Binstock had spent the last couple years at Valve as one of the engineering leads on Valve's VR project. Valve's VR project dazzled at Steam Dev Days, but Valve is ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 03.08.2014

Project Life is kind of like a virtual reality Geometry Wars

Imagine playing a game like Geometry Wars from a first-person perspective through the magic of Oculus Rift. All the colors, all the frantic action, everything that makes it such a cathartic experience, but from a more immersi...

Brett Makedonski





11:45 AM on 02.24.2014

Oculus Rift halting production due to lack of components

Production on Oculus Rift development kits is going to come to a temporary standstill in the very near future. According to a post on reddit by Oculus VR, certain components that are used in the Oculus Rift are no longer bein...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 02.22.2014

The Legend of Zelda on Oculus Rift is pretty damn neat

Through the magic of virtual reality and the Oculus Rift, we're going to start getting a first-person glimpse at the hell that some of our favorite protagonists have to endure. I wasn't too fond of Tektites from the comfort ...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 02.21.2014

Sony unveiling its Oculus Rift competitor at GDC 2014

The Oculus Rift had a good showing last GDC and has captured imaginations in the year since as its development progressed. Its inventor has said that consoles are "too weak" for the Rift, dashing any hopes of playing Gran Tur...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 02.11.2014

28 talks from Steam Dev Days are now online

Valve held a conference for developers last month called Steam Dev Days and, as promised, a number of sessions have since been uploaded to YouTube. In some cases, presentation slides are also available. While there's certain...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Carmack couldn't work on VR at id Software, so he left

As much as I want John Carmack to do good work at Oculus VR, it was sad to see him depart from id Software. In an interview with USA Today, he elaborated on why he chose to leave instead of working at multiple companies simul...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Oculus Rift used for gender swap experience (NSFW)

The Oculus Rift is impressive technology, and it has sparked interest in virtual reality at levels not seen since the 1990s. Still, despite the improved latency in head tracking and the improved field of view, one thing that ...

Darren Nakamura

7:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Valve isn't planning to release its VR hardware

Virtual reality had a big presence at the Steam Dev Days event in Seattle this week -- both from Oculus Rift, as expected, but also from Valve. The company demonstrated its own prototype VR hardware that, in the words of Trip...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Valve releases SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift users

Valve has released a beta version of the SteamVR for the Oculus Rift. Valve programmer Joe Ludwig details how users will install and use the new beta over the on Steam forums for those of you interested. So what can you do wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 01.14.2014

Oculus Rift has some competition: meet GameFace

Back in 2012 we first heard about the vision of Oculus Rift: to make virtual reality a relevant conversation again by bringing the technology up to today's standards, with low-latency head tracking for optimal immersion. Sinc...

Darren Nakamura

7:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Oculus Rift games could be more expensive, says CEO

Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has suggested games supporting virtual-reality devices like the Oculus Rift may be more expensive for consumers. "It's going to be up to the developers," he sa...

Jordan Devore