virtual reality News


GameStop stores to offer hands-on VR demos

By David Craddock, May 26, 2016 4:25pm PDT

Ten GameStops already have HTC Vive kiosks, and the company plans to bump that number up to 100 soon.


Microsoft Research adds touch component to VR

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 8:50am PDT

Imagine building a castle in Minecraft with your hands ...


"They do more than warping. For instance turning 90 degrees in a side street while effectively ..."

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Gary the Gull and Xing: The Land Beyond Are Coming to PlayStation VR

By Brittany Vincent, Mar 16, 2016 1:35pm PDT

I really wish they would call VR 'stereovision.'


Guest Opinion: VR Shouldn't Leave Disabled Gamers Behind

By Morgan Rehnberg, Jan 26, 2016 11:00am PST

Guest writer Morgan Rehnberg explains why virtual reality may be out of reach for millions of people, and what the industry can do about it.


"I have another problem with all the new VR hardware - the strap around your head. I have a ..."

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Pebbles interfaces joins the ever-growing Oculus team

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 16, 2015 7:30am PDT

The Oculus corner grows even larger as Pebbles Interfaces joins the team to help further tracking, and human to computer interactions.


"(yes I know where this reference comes from.) Now just imagine playing it in VR..... Oh man."

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10 VR Games to Prepare You for Owning a Headset

By Steven Wong, Jun 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

The HTC Vive VR headset is due to release this fall, and the Oculus Rift will come out in 2016, but what is there to play on them? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 10 games that have VR support, and are available right now. So, start building up your library and ...


"I wouldn't be surprised if they brought back PS Home with Project Morpheus support."

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E3 2015: Project Morpheus will allow for multiplayer on PS4

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 7:06pm PDT

Sony has announced that Project Morpheus will feature multiplayer games on PlayStation 4.


Opinion: How Google Cardboard Could Usher In the VR Era

By Steven Wong, May 29, 2015 1:15pm PDT

When you hear virtual reality, big headsets like the Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus probably come straight to mind. But even though these devices represent the pinnacle of technology, the true pioneer of the VR Era might actually be an unassuming cardboard box with a smar...


Oculus will talk about VR Controllers during E3

By Josh Hawkins, May 27, 2015 4:30pm PDT

Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus, took the stage during today’s Code Conference to tease input devices, and other controllers for VR, and the possibility of answering the questions surrounding these devices at E3 this June.


Oculus announces PC requirements for retail Oculus Rift

By Josh Hawkins, May 15, 2015 1:45pm PDT

Oculus has taken to their blog to release the newest details surrounding the Oculus Rift. The Retail version will require quite a beefy computer to run, and gaming laptops just don't make the cut.


"I think it is safe to say you can use the recommended specs of any game and go 3x more powerful ..."

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Google joins the realm of Virtual Reality with VR Android OS

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 09, 2015 10:05am PDT

Reports are coming in that Google has joined the ranks of the VR masterminds with plans for a Virtual Reality version of their popular Android operating system.


GDC 2015: The Valve Round-Up From Vive to the rise of the Steam Machine

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 05, 2015 5:00pm PST

We take a look at all that Valve has revealed at the 2015 Game Developer Conference


"How you going to control the game if you're streaming with the steam link? I don't get it."

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AMD Steps Into the World of VR

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 03, 2015 12:20pm PST

AMD joins the Virtual Reality ranks with a new software SDK to help deliver smoother and greater VR experiences.


"^^^ I just checked launched date, and it's been almost half a year (sept 18 last year) and the ..."

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Shacknews Spotlight - VR vs AR: The Future of Gaming and Entertainment

By Shack Staff, Feb 02, 2015 1:00pm PST

Staffers Steve Watts, Steven Wong, Ozzie Mejia, and Josh Hawkins take once more to the Shacknews Roundtable. This time they're joined by CEO Asif Khan, as they talk about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and the future this "new" technology has in gaming and entertainment...


"I think Elite is one of my all time most looked forward to games to play with the Rift. I mean ..."

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Exploring Virtual Reality in Doom 3 BFG

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 7:30am PDT

John Carmack has been talking about virtual reality a lot lately. He demoed a VR prototype at E3, and showed it again at QuakeCon after such a positive response. I got to strap on the goggles and talk to Carmack about the future of VR in games.


"Also hooking up with Epic and Valve sure gets easier with JC behind your project."

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