DIY Guide: Build a Smartphone VR Headset That Plays Oculus Rift Games and More for $20 (iOS or Android)

DIY Guide: Build a Smartphone VR Headset That Plays Oculus Rift Games and More for $20 (iOS or Android)

Not everyone can drop a few hundred dollars on a VR headset, but that doesn't mean they can't experience VR! For those with the time and a bit of handiwork skill, this DIY guide from guest writer Ohaple will show you how to make a smartphone-based VR headset for as little as $20. Along the way, you'll learn the hardware and software basics of a VR headset. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 59): James Andrew Talks PAX East and Rift Wars, Download The Demo Now

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 59): James Andrew Talks PAX East and Rift Wars, Download The Demo Now

Indie developer, James Andrew, joins me on this episode of the Rev VR Podcast. He shares his epic adventures at PAX East and the development process behind his new game, Rift Wars. … Read the full article …

Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

It's the kind of underdog story that the internet loves. James Andrew, developer behind Oculus Rift title Rift Wars headed to Pax East 2014 in Boston with no credentials and ended up drawing a crowd demoing the title. We speak to James about his experiences and he shares his thoughts on virtual reality at PAX East. … Read the full article …

First VRLA Meetup is a “Big Success,” Watch Keynote Presentations Online

First VRLA Meetup is a “Big Success,” Watch Keynote Presentations Online

The first VRLA Meetup was held last week and drew some 160 virtual reality enthusiasts to Digital Domain's motion capture stage where the event was hosted. Videos of the VRLA keynote presentations are now available online for your viewing pleasure. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 58):  Technolust Kickstarter Discussion with Developer Blair Renaud

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 58): Technolust Kickstarter Discussion with Developer Blair Renaud

All of my 90s cyberpunk dreams come to life in a virtual reality masterpiece called Technolust. The Kickstarter is live, and the developer, Blair Renaud explains his inspiration and goals for the game in this episode of the Rev VR Podcast. … Read the full article …

New Oculus Rift SDK v0.3.1 Preview: John Carmack’s Timewarp, Improved Distortion, and More

New Oculus Rift SDK v0.3.1 Preview: John Carmack’s Timewarp, Improved Distortion, and More

Oculus VR has launched a preview build of their latest Oculus Rift SDK, v.0.3.1. The new SDK adds initial support for the Oculus Rift DK2, improved distortion quality, John Carmack's 'Timewarp' technique to reduce latency, and much more. … Read the full article …

VR Cinema Is Booming, Filmmakers Felix & Paul Talk Pioneering 3D 360 Venture ‘Once’

VR Cinema Is Booming, Filmmakers Felix & Paul Talk Pioneering 3D 360 Venture ‘Once’

'Look Around' Video Content Set To Explode Whilst VR is generally a 360 degree experience, traditional filmmakers and production companies are exploring how 360 degree video can revolutionize storytelling and make a viewer feel more emotionally involved. … Read the full article …

Two New Game Engines Support Oculus Rift: TouchDesigner and CopperCube

Two New Game Engines Support Oculus Rift: TouchDesigner and CopperCube

More game engines with Oculus Rift support means more choices for developers! Recently, TouchDesigner and CopperCube have updated their engines to work with the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

Darknet Demo Now Available for Oculus Rift

Darknet Demo Now Available for Oculus Rift

We were lucky enough to get an early glimpse of Darknet last week. Now, developer Ed McNeil has made the demo available to Oculus Rift users everywhere to try. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 57): Discussing the First Los Angeles VR Meetup (VRLA), with Founder Cosmo Scharf

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 57): Discussing the First Los Angeles VR Meetup (VRLA), with Founder Cosmo Scharf

With almost 200 people from the Los Angeles area packing the motion capture stage of FX-house, Digital Domain, the first VRLA Meetup exceeded founder Cosmo Scharf’s vision to bring virtual reality to his city. … Read the full article …

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

Polygon Window Productions are a company specialising in the capture of immersive movies. Their latest project leverages the power of the Oculus Rift to deliver a 360 video in which you can look around at will. We take a look at the teaser trailer. … Read the full article …

GameFace Labs Has the First VR Headset on the Block with a 2.5K Display—And It’s Mobile

GameFace Labs Has the First VR Headset on the Block with a 2.5K Display—And It’s Mobile

GameFace Labs may very well be the furthest along in the quest to create a mobile VR headset. Based on Android, GameFace Labs has been working hard to iterate on their prototypes, their latest is the first VR headset (mobile or tethered) to include a 2.5K display, with 78% more pixels than 1080p based VR headsets like the Oculus Rift DK2. And they've got even more surprises up their sleeve. … Read the full article …