Hands On with ‘Radial G’ Steam Early Access Demo (60 FPS Gameplay Video)

Hands On with ‘Radial G’ Steam Early Access Demo (60 FPS Gameplay Video)

Tammeka games, the UK based creators of "high-octane multi-player sci-fi racer" Radial-G, have made it to Steam via the Greenlight program. To celebrate, the team have released an 'early access' demo which includes new tracks and ships. We take it for a spin in VR. … Read the full article …

Sony Morpheus Development – ‘Vanguard V’ Dev Shares Perspective

Sony Morpheus Development – ‘Vanguard V’ Dev Shares Perspective

With the Gear VR and Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype currently in the spotlight, it shouldn't be forgotten that Sony's PS4 VR headset, Project Morpheus, is still brewing in the background. Development kits are out in the wild and work has already begun on bringing VR to Sony's console. One developer wielding the white and glowing headset is Justin Moravetz of Zero Transform. Known for the VR titles Proton Pulse and Vanguard V, Moravetz shares his perspective on developing for Project … Read the full article …

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused primarily on military applications. The event was called I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) and was touted as the “world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference”. … Read the full article …

First Public Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Demo Provokes Extreme Reactions at SVVR (Video)

First Public Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Demo Provokes Extreme Reactions at SVVR (Video)

Attendees to one of the longest running VR meetups around, the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality event, had an extra special treat in store for them this thanksgiving as Oculus dropped by with their latest feature prototype, the Crescent Bay. This video captures some of the demo recipient's reactions. … Read the full article …

3 Insights for New Gear VR Developers from the Creator of ‘Darknet’

3 Insights for New Gear VR Developers from the Creator of ‘Darknet’

With Samsung's Gear VR now out in the wild, yet more developers will be inspired to get started with mobile VR development. While there are many parallels to regular mobile development, there's also unfamiliar challenges to tackle. To help new developers get a head start, we asked E McNeil, developer of the Gear VR launch title, Darknet, to share what he's learned. … Read the full article …

NewRetroArcade Version 2 is Out, Now With Support for SNES, NES, and MAME

NewRetroArcade Version 2 is Out, Now With Support for SNES, NES, and MAME

Version 2 of the '80s inspired NewRetroArcade is out, now offering an even wider selection of '80s and '90s emulated titles. The developers, DigitalCyberCherries, haven't just swapped a few cabinets in the reminiscently dingy virtual arcade though, but have actually added support for yet more emulators including SNES, NES, and MAME to their already impressive list of vintage video games. See Also: Review: ‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Must-play Homage to Video Game Culture Old and New Every … Read the full article …

4 New 3D 360 Videos from Jaunt, Including ‘Jack White: Third-D’ and ‘The Hobbit’

4 New 3D 360 Videos from Jaunt, Including ‘Jack White: Third-D’ and ‘The Hobbit’

Jaunt VR are seemingly working overtime to make up for their months running in stealth mode. A veritable flood of content is ushering forth from the company that's specialising in producing and distributing stereoscopic 3D, 360 videos for VR. They've just released a further 4 mini-experiences, available for download now. … Read the full article …

Reigniting the Passion: Putting Veterans Back in the Pilot’s Seat With VR

Reigniting the Passion: Putting Veterans Back in the Pilot’s Seat With VR

There's something magical about flying, an almost legendary energy that taps into the fundamental will of all humans to be free -- to control our own destiny in the face of certain peril. That's how I imagine it to be anyway, because like most of us, I've been an airline coach-jockey my entire life, where courage is in dealing with the mundanities of confronting a space neither sufficient for my own legs, nor my Palmer Luckey-esque fits of hand flailing that subsequently result from having to … Read the full article …

News Bits: More Amazing Procedural Sea Life from ‘Ocean Rift’, Coming Soon to Gear VR

More life-like sea creatures are emerging from the depths of Dr. Llyrd ap Cenydd's Ocean Rift, the underwater VR experience that's soon to appear on Samsung's Gear VR headset. … Read the full article …

Oculus Acquires Nimble VR and Two Others for Computer Vision Expertise

Oculus Acquires Nimble VR and Two Others for Computer Vision Expertise

Yesterday Oculus announced that they're acquiring Nimble VR, which launched a Kickstarter in October to fund creation of their motion input camera designed for VR headsets. Along with Nimble VR, 13th Lab and Chris Bregler also join the Oculus family. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Detailed Review: Part 2 – Experience, Gameplay Videos, and More

Samsung Gear VR Detailed Review: Part 2 – Experience, Gameplay Videos, and More

It's been just a few days and I've already been able to wow more people with VR through Gear VR than in the last month with the Oculus Rift DK2. Mobility is one of Gear VR's biggest assets; at times, it feels like a DK2 in your pocket. I've showed Gear VR to family, taken it to friend's houses, used it in the car, and even while eating sushi. But mobility isn't the only place where Gear VR shines; the device undoubtedly represents the most complete and polished VR user experience to date. … Read the full article …

Last Chance to Back ‘Crystal Rift’ Kickstarter, New Version of Alpha Released

Last Chance to Back ‘Crystal Rift’ Kickstarter, New Version of Alpha Released

Crystal Rift, a grid-based dungeon crawler game designed especially for VR, has reached their funding goal with only a few hours to spare until the official end of its crowdfunding campaign. In an effort to drum up more support, the lads have released their 8th update to their alpha version, with the final version hitting Steam sometime in July 2015. Crystal Rift Kickstarter The UK based developers Jon Hibbins (Squigs(1993) for Amiga) and  Nick Pittom (aka "RedOfPaw", the mind behind … Read the full article …

News Bits: Note 4 and Gear VR Compatibility Update Rolling out to Verizon and Sprint

Samsung has reached out to let us know that Note 4 users on Verizon and Sprint can expect an update soon which will enable compatibility with Gear VR. … Read the full article …

With 500,000+ Units Shipped, Google Just Got Serious About Cardboard

With 500,000+ Units Shipped, Google Just Got Serious About Cardboard

Today Google is getting serious about Cardboard. The simple VR smartphone adapter debuted at the company's annual I/O 2014 conference earlier this year. What started out as a '20% project', essentially a hobby, is turning into something significant. … Read the full article …

Virtuix Closes $2.7M Investment, Finalised Omni Design to be Revealed at CES 2015

Virtuix Closes $2.7M Investment, Finalised Omni Design to be Revealed at CES 2015

Virtuix has just announced that it has secured $2.7M of investment as the commercial launch of its omni-directional treadmill, the Omni approaches. … Read the full article …