Ethereon Launches Kickstarter – A VR Adventure Game Inspired by the Classics

Ethereon Launches Kickstarter – A VR Adventure Game Inspired by the Classics

An ominous, desolate world awaits, and you, the silent explorer, must traverse the remains of a once great civilization and unlock its secrets to escape the clutches of puzzle-induced insanity. Did you see someone over your shoulder? It couldn't be. You're alone, right? If this sounds familiar, then you're in luck, because there's something special on the rise for fans of the 1997 PC gaming hit Riven (1997)—it's a new virtual reality game called Ethereon. … Read the full article …

Dreamporte Needs Your Immersive Videos for Unique VR Education Program

Dreamporte Needs Your Immersive Videos for Unique VR Education Program

Dreamporte is a non-profit organisation set up to help bring the wonders of the world to underprivileged children. But they need help to achieve their goal: your 360 degree or 3D videos. We asked co-founder of the project, Kelly Zhang, to tell us what Dreamporte is and why it matters. … Read the full article …

Get Alien Isolation 50%-off While Contributing to a Good Cause (deal ends soon!)

Get Alien Isolation 50%-off While Contributing to a Good Cause (deal ends soon!)

The Humble Bundle Store's daily deal will net you 50% off of Alien Isolation, a survival-horror game which can be modified with relative ease to enable hidden Oculus Rift support. In addition to getting a great deal, 10% of your money goes to charitable organizations. … Read the full article …

Radial-G Available Dec 11th On Steam Early Access – New Launch Trailer

Radial-G Available Dec 11th On Steam Early Access – New Launch Trailer

Radial-G from Tammeka Games may have struck out on their recent Kickstarter campaign, but the futuristic 'pipe' racer is back by popular demand via Steam Early Access with new tracks, ships and all important Oculus Rift menu integration. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift ‘Crescent Bay’ Prototype Heading to SVVR Holiday Party on December 11th

Oculus Rift ‘Crescent Bay’ Prototype Heading to SVVR Holiday Party on December 11th

The SVVR Meetup in Mountain View, CA is getting an early gift this year: Oculus is bringing their latest 'Crescent Bay' Rift prototype to the organization's Holiday Party on December 11th, one of the first opportunities for the public to try the unit. The Holiday Party event also features a lineup of presentations, including the delivery of the first production-ready STEM system which will be given by Sixense to SVVR. … Read the full article …

Pinć VR Wants to Hide a VR Headset in Your iPhone 6 Case, Indiegogo Now Live

Pinć VR Wants to Hide a VR Headset in Your iPhone 6 Case, Indiegogo Now Live

Move over Google Cardboard and Durovis Dive, because Pinć wants a seat at the mobile VR table, and with their new iPhone 6 case—which hides a small form factor VR headset—they'll be needing a little elbow room. … Read the full article …

Looking for a Job in Virtual Reality? Apple’s Hiring

Looking for a Job in Virtual Reality? Apple’s Hiring

If you thought a company like Apple was too big and too busy to concern itself with virtual reality, think again. A new job listing from the company seeks a software engineering who can create "high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems." … Read the full article …

Update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Prepares Phone for Gear VR Launch (screenshots)

Update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Prepares Phone for Gear VR Launch (screenshots)

At Samsung's 2014 Developer Conference, it was finally announced that the Gear VR 'Innovator Edition' headset, powered by Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone, would be released in early December. The Note 4's latest software update (v4.4.4) indicates Samsung is on track to deliver and reveals what might be in store for early adopters. … Read the full article …

Preview Two Promising VR Entries in Leap Motion’s ’3D Jam’: Soundscape VR and Weightless (videos)

Preview Two Promising VR Entries in Leap Motion’s ’3D Jam’: Soundscape VR and Weightless (videos)

Leap Motion's '3D Jam' is a developer competition sponsored by IndieCade, and centers around the popular 3D motion controller, Leap Motion. With contestants vying for $75,000 in prizes, you can imagine that the competition to produce interactive environments that play well with the Oculus Rift-mountable sensor is pretty stiff. Previews are out and the finish line is near, with the competition is set to close on December 1st. Among them, we take a look at two crazy-awesome submissions in … Read the full article …

Vireio Perception 2.1 RC1 Released with Memory Location Scanner to Improve Compatibility

Vireio Perception 2.1 RC1 Released with Memory Location Scanner to Improve Compatibility

Vireio Perception is a free, open source VR injection driver that can 'graft' VR support to non-VR games titles. The Vireio Perception team have just released RC1 of the driver which includes an innovative memory location scanner which promises to improve compatibility. … Read the full article …

CastAR Ship First Sets of ‘Early’ Glasses to Backers (Video)

CastAR Ship First Sets of ‘Early’ Glasses to Backers (Video)

castAR, the augmented reality gaming system, have provided an update for Kickstarter backers eagerly awaiting news. The first 'early' design glasses have shipped! What's more they filmed the journey of the very first set from packing to Post Office. … Read the full article …

What Happens When You Live in VR for a Month Straight? One Man Aims to Find out

What Happens When You Live in VR for a Month Straight? One Man Aims to Find out

Mark Farid, a British artist based in London, wants to strap into a head-mounted display for 28 days straight—and we're not talking about a month of Minecrift. Farid's new Kickstarter campaign, called Seeing I, is supposed to straddle a fine line between performance art and social experiment, and is devised to explore the personal and cultural repercussions of living life through the eyes of another person. … Read the full article …

Magic Leap to Surface Next Year as Part of Potentially Groundbreaking Public Event

Magic Leap to Surface Next Year as Part of Potentially Groundbreaking Public Event

Magic Leap is fast becoming legendary in the field of augmented reality for technology very few people have seen or know anything about. That may all change soon however as it's been announced that the technology will be used in a unique collaboration with SFX house Framestore as part of a UK festival. … Read the full article …

DreamWorks Reveals Glimpse of 360 Degree ‘Super Cinema’ Rendering for VR Films (video)

DreamWorks Reveals Glimpse of 360 Degree ‘Super Cinema’ Rendering for VR Films (video)

On stage at Samsung's 2014 developer conference last week, Warren Mayoss, Head of Technology Product Development at DreamWorks Animation, spoke about the company's initial work with virtual reality on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Though they've produced several real-time VR experiences, the studio's bread and butter is high-fidelity pre-rendered CGI. But how to bring that level of quality to virtual reality? One approach may be pre-rendered 360 degree 3D CGI footage which the company calls … Read the full article …