virtual reality News


Acer and HP VR Headset Dev Kit Pre-Orders Kick off Today

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 2:59pm PDT

The Windows 10 compatible units are available for $300.


Half-Life-2: VR Mod Re-emerges on Steam Greenlight

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 2:35pm PDT

If you want it on Steam, vote. Do it so you can wield that crowbar with malice.


Microsoft Unveils VR Motion Controllers

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 9:50am PDT

Get an Acer headset and the new controllers for $400 later this year.


"Yes, I wonder how large the field of view on the cameras is. If you tilt your head up, for ..."

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Full AR Won't Be Realized For Another 5-10 Years, Oculus Says

By John Keefer, Apr 21, 2017 4:30pm PDT

The current crop of AR devices have a long way to go to fulfill Michael Abrash's vision of the future.


"No shit?! Been saying this since this VR/AR nonsense was announced. Even that estimate seems ..."

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Funding for VR and AR Drops Precipitously in First Quarter of 2017

By David Craddock, Apr 21, 2017 1:45pm PDT

VR funding has fallen by 80 percent compared to Q1 2016.


"Why would it? Looking at a monitor is way more comfortable and healthier, because you don't have ..."

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AMD Buys Wireless VR Firm Nitero

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2017 5:22pm PDT

The processor and graphics card maker now wants to get in on the virtual reality scene.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR Dev Kit to Support Leap Motion Hand Tracking

By John Keefer, Mar 14, 2017 10:35am PDT

The ability to see your hands in VR is essential to immersive gameplay, and its something that has been lacking for mobile platforms.


The Persistence Will Let Friends Mess With your PlayStation VR Experience

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2017 8:45am PDT

A mobile app to be released in conjunction with the game will let others help you, or hurt you. 


"The Trailer looks decent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKvC10Xr1M Looks like ZombiU ..."

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Superhot VR Forever Update is Out Now

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 5:20pm PST

New modes and challenges add about 20 extra hours of gameplay for the Oculus Rift title.


Microsoft to Ship Consumer VR Headsets This Holiday Season

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 10:35am PST

Dev kits are already being sent out to developers wanting to build games for the devices coming from partner manufacturers.


"That is possible I guess. Can't imagine that controllers with the tech necessary to do that will ..."

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Valve to Show New HTC Vive With Eye-Tracking Tech

By John Keefer, Feb 28, 2017 12:05pm PST

The company adds SensoMotoric Instruments to the firms it is collaborating with for its OpenVR platform.


"Can't wait to see this. I'm amazed Valve can implement foveated rendering so quickly within ..."

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CCP Games Announces Full-Body VR Sport Game Sparc

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 27, 2017 11:35am PST

Sparc is meant as a full-body VR experience that has players competing online with others. 


Everest VR Review: Because It's There

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 14, 2017 1:45pm PST

Find out what we thought of Sólfar Studios' Everest VR on the Oculus Rift.


Star Trek: Bridge Crew Will Take VR to the Original USS Enterprise

By John Keefer, Feb 10, 2017 9:55am PST

The final frontier also has a new release date of May 30.


"Right. I mentioned that very concept in my mention of Bridge Commander. However there aren't any ..."

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Gabe Newell Opens Up (a Little) on Valve's VR Plans

By John Keefer, Feb 10, 2017 8:30am PST

He also talked about the future of virtual reality and what the company is doing to push it forward.


"Wracking my brain, but I don't believe Valve has done that on too many things on the hardware ..."

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