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Late last month we spotted Google job postings that heavily pointed toward the company developing its own high-end mobile VR headset. Now a new report from Financial Times indicates the company plans to launch the headset this year. Google's Cardboard...
DCS World is one of the few remaining hardcore PC flight simulators with a major emphasis on attention to detail. I remember when a friend of mine announced excitedly that he had mastered the aircraft start-up procedure for the A10...
We've seen VR live broadcasting company NextVR cover a range of sports and events, but its latest gig livestreaming a Premier Boxing Champions event was one of the best use-cases we've seen yet for the nascent technology. It was a matchup...
Magic Leap today announced the closure of a massive $793.5 million Series C investment led by Alibaba. The company has kept their supposedly revolutionary AR tech under wraps to the public, but seem to have no trouble convincing investors...
As with the HTC Vive in late December, the Oculus Rift VR system has now made its rounds through the FCC, the U.S. regulatory body that certifies devices for electromagnetic spectrum compatibility for consumer usage. Before any company can sell...
Budget Cuts is a stealth-action virtual reality game in development for the HTC Vive. The polished experience has the player avoiding humanoid robots and attacking from the shadows with throwing knives and crossbows. The game's portaling locomotion system is...
Thief in the Shadows, a VR experience based on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), has been nominated for a Visual Effects Society award for 'Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project'. Nominated for the 14th Annual VES Awards alongside triple-A titles Halo...
The ever-famous TED conference kicks off on February 15th in Vancouver, Canada and this year will feature The VOID mixed reality VR experience, including the latest hardware from the company. We've seen The Void in action several times over the course...
During Facebook's Q4 2015 earnings call this week the company reiterated conservative expectations for Oculus Rift sales in 2016. Responding to a question by Macquarie Group analyst Ben Schachter, Facebook CFO Dave Wehner said that revenues relating to the Rift wouldn't be "material"...
Virtual reality has an amazing capacity to make you feel like you are somewhere else, and to step into new worlds. But as far as actually being an accurate stand-in for most real life activities, VR still has a...
While shooters and adventure games are a natural fit for VR, Owlchemy Labs' Job Simulator is one of the most unique VR titles to date. It's a genre-defying mix of puzzle, humor, and, in a way, exploration, in a form that...
When we first learned about Final Approach last year, we thought it looked a lot like a VR version of games like Flight Control (iOS, 2009). And while that wouldn't be a bad thing—as Flight Control is a great little...
Today Valve is hosting a SteamVR developer showcase in Seattle, WA. Featured are titles from 12 VR developers, all of which will ship on the HTC Vive in 2016, says Valve. With the HTC Vive approaching pre-orders at the end...
Backers who supported Oculus' 2012 Kickstarter are getting a free consumer Rift headset courtesy of the company, but only if you submit your details by February 1st. In a surprise announcement earlier this month, Oculus said they'd be giving all...
Today during the Sundance Film Festival, Oculus has announced Story Studio University, and initiative by the company to "inspire and educate the next generation of VR filmmakers." While games are an obvious starting point for virtual reality, perhaps the next...