Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than others,the upcoming…
Your head controls the camera floating just behind 1920s adventurer Victor Howard, star of the new virtual reality Antarctic action game Edge of Nowhere. The white wilderness is all around you.
The Oculus Rift is starting to ship, and we’re pretty happy with it. While it’s cool, like any interesting gadget, it’s worth looking through the Terms of Service, because there are some worrisome things included.
Virtual reality has never really convinced me it’s worth the hassle. The roughly developed attempts so far never seem to justify the awkward hardware or the stomach queasiness. Even after strapping on one of Oculus’ early development headsets and seeing something really cool, I was out of there within twenty minutes…
The wait is over: Starting 11am EST Wednesday morning, you can preorder an Oculus Rift of your own. The company just made the announcement on its blog. No word yet on pricing or expected delivery date.
I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I’m in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month’s tragic…
AltspaceVR is a small virtual reality company that wants you to communicate with friends and family as a virtual avatar, kind of like a 3D version of Skype. But around this time last year, the company decided to take that idea a step further—it wanted to bring Dungeons & Dragons to virtual reality.
The current VR boom in technology has given us some pretty spectacular moments. Headsets like the Oculus Rift or HTC’s Vive even have entertainment giants planning content using them to create immersive experiences. That’s cool, sure. But none of that lets you wander around the Enterprise-D in awe, does it?
Director Rob McLellan, who is turning his robot serial killer short ABE into a feature film with MGM, has also been working on something else: a Star Wars VR game.
Now that the Oculus Rift has made virtual reality not suck, countless companies are lining up to produce ground-breaking interactive content. But the most exciting could come from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects company behind Star Wars, Jurassic World, and countless other blockbusters.
Is the Oculus Rift headset poised to become a game-changer in the courtroom, offering juries a way to evaluate evidence in greater detail than ever before? According to new research, "forensic holodecks" (yep, that's a Star Trek reference) that reconstruct crime scenes could soon become valuable courtroom tools.
Ever since I first played Goldeneye 64, I've been fascinated by exploring 3D cyber-versions of my favorite fictional places. The Oculus Rift makes that pursuit cooler than it's ever been. It's one thing to see static shots of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the same never-changing angles. It's another to be in…
Last night, South Park used Oculus Rift and The Matrix to fall into a virtual reality hole where nothing was what it seemed. And everyone was being told that their reality "wasn't real"—over and over, until we ended up just as lost as the kids. And then there was a twist.
It seems like everyone's turning to Virtual Reality lately as a marketing promo, the likes of Pacific Rim and Interstellar are the latest to use the tech to plug themselves. Not to be left out, Warner Bros. is joining in by letting people poke around the Batcave - but not just any Batcave. Batman: TAS' Batcave!
Can't wait to see more of of Chris Nolan's Interstellar? You're in luck, Oculus Rift has set up a public Interstellar experience where you can float in virtual zero gravity through the very ship that Nolan built for the film, the Endurance. Plus, WORMHOLE TRAVEL.
"Don't be That VR Guy," I keep thinking. I've spent the last couple of weeks playing Elite: Dangerous, a PC space-sim that works with the newest Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. It's been pretty amazing, and I'm having a hard time not being That VR Guy.
Everybody has dreams. One of my dreams involves me dodging bullets in slow-mo like a badass. Yesterday at E3, the Oculus Rift and a game called Superhot allowed me to live that dream.
Yesterday, Facebook bought a virtual reality company called Oculus VR. Shortly afterward, the internet exploded.