Is Palmer Luckey a fraud?
Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey is the poster boy of virtual reality. But this week, his expertise and experience have been called into question, due to an ongoing lawsuit from ZeniMax regarding the creation of the Oculus Rift.Read More
Despite all the press over the past few years after the Oculus Rift made virtual reality seem like an attainable goal, the technology is still in its infancy with its place in consumer electronics largely unknown. That makes the competition rather stiff and led to Oculus locking down games for its hardware so they couldn't be played on anyone else's headset. Now, they've seemingly decided that decision caused more harm than good.Read More
Sure, we Star Trek fans totally used to pretend to be on our own starships when we were kids (right?), but we never thought we'd have that experience again as adults. Now, Ubisoft is totally filling that Trek-shaped void in our hearts with its upcoming virtual reality game, Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Vetting it for us in the above video are some veterans of the Star Trek universe.Read More
Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be available starting this fall.
Think of it as your very own Starfleet simulator–if you’ve ever wanted to be the captain, work in communications or down in the engine room, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will help you get one step closer to fulfilling your dreams. Ubisoft is gearing up to unveil its new Star Trek virtual reality game at E3 […]Read More
Oculus Rift pre-orders have been stacked up with delays for a while now, but the virtual reality headset will nonetheless enter into retail distribution as of this week. Specifically, 48 Best Buy stores across the United States plan to stock the device starting on May 7th.Read More
The future of VR is
now in a few months or so.
The future will have to wait a little longer to arrive, because Oculus Rift pre-orders have suffered months-long delays. Even early adopters who placed orders for the virtual reality headset as soon as possible may have to practice the art of patience.Read More
Today marks a big step forward for virtual reality that probably will actually, finally be a real thing that we all use in the relatively near future. The Oculus Rift, the headset that basically sparked the current virtual reality trend with its early attention, is finally here, but it's got competition on the way from HTC and PlayStation, the latter of which might be entering the PC arena for a more direct face-off.Read More
If you've ever wanted to cruise through a Salvador Dalí painting (while sober, mind you), then the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida wants to give you that chance.Read More
Sometimes you have to let it all go. Free your mind.
Virtual reality has become huge ever since the Oculus Rift came out. Movies, scenery, games. There's a whole other universe inside the headset. It's no surprise, then, that people have begun making virtual reality games to deal with physical and mental illness. Deep does just that.Read More
28 days later...
Seeing-I is a technologically-driven piece of performance art in which Mark Farid will be confined to a gallery to watch someone else's life flash before his eyes for 28 days.Read More
There’s An Oculus Rift Project At Sundance Where You Experience Sexual Assault From Two Different POVs
Despite what you might think, Sundance Film Festival doesn't just involve a bunch of indie films you'll probably never see and a ton of big-name stars in parkas (though both of those things are quite prevalent in Park City this week). Sundance also features lots of new media innovations, and this year the Oculus Rift is getting lots of play - in some potentially problematic ways.Read More
I'd be suspicious of letting Barclay near one of those things.
Do you have the uncanny ability to imagine exactly how a violent crime might have taken place with very little spatial information to go on? If so, then you might be Will Graham, and we're very sorry about that. For everyone else, being on a jury could one day involve strapping an Oculus Rift to your face and watching a crime reenactment play out in real time.Read More
Techland's (Dead Island, Call of Juarez) Dying Light is an open world zombie game all about freedom in moving around the environment to escape your imminent doom at the bloody hands of the infected. If that kind of huge, open world ready for exploration seems like a perfect fit for the Oculus Rift, that's probably because it is.Read More
Outer space should definitely be first on your list of places you'd like to go with VR.
Interstellar doesn't hit theaters until early November, but IMAX and Oculus Rift have teamed up to bring space to a few movie theaters across the country. We tried it, and if you're near one of the locations they'll visit, it's well worth it both for an Oculus Rift demo and the sensation of actually traveling to outer space.Read More
"They're not ROCKS, Flounder, they're MINERALS!"
This is it, friends. We've finally hit peak Disney Princess. Anyway, who's your favorite? Normally I'm into Sedimentary Beauty, but I really like the design of Stone White, here. Thanks, Kevin Bolk!Read More
Social Justice Warriors, let our powers combine!
According to Rocket News 24, one "resourceful" Internet user has taken it upon himself to MacGyver a boob-grabbing game using an Oculus Rift, a novelty mouse pad, and a lady apparently animated to appear nonconsenting. Sigh. Boobs trump "women are hard to animate," I guess.Read More
In space, no one can hear you screw!
Cartoonist Ed Harrington has a series of IKEA-style instructions for assembling beloved movie monsters.Read More
THIS IS FOR...UH... VIRTUAL, MAKO
God damn it, San Diego Comic-Con. We can handle being away from the collectible toys, the incredible panels, and even Wonder Woman herself. But jaeger pilot simulations? This in untoward, Comic-Con! Do you hear me? This is not toward!Read More
"Oh, you want to virtually go. That's fine then." - Dads of America
In addition to ball pits, pizza parties and millions of parents regretting their decision to procreate, visitors to Chuck E. Cheese will now have access to an eerie virtual reality populated only by the poor man's Mickey Mouse.Read More