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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Getting Traditional Filmmakers to Think ‘Outside the Frame’ for Cinematic VR

As more cinematic VR content emerges from early pioneers, traditional filmmakers are starting to catch on to the massive potential that virtual reality holds for immersive storytelling. However, the 'flat screen' is a very mature medium, one which has conventions that have been honed over more than a decade. Filming cinematic VR content, on the other hand, requires filmmakers to play by a new rulebook. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Detailed Review: Part One – Design Comparison to Oculus Rift DK2

We've been fortunate to get our hands on the highly anticipated Samsung Gear VR headset and we've got a full breakdown of the unit's in's and out's. This is one you don't want to miss. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Unboxing, Handy Carry Case Included (video)

Today is the day that essentially the first consumer VR headset launched in the last decade becomes available. That headset is Samsung's Gear VR, created in collaboration with Oculus. Join us for an unboxing of this impressive device. … Read the full article …

Jaunt Releases 3 New Cinematic VR Trailers for Oculus Rift and Android

Jaunt has just released three trailers for its forthcoming cinematic VR content. The trailers, available for Oculus Rift on PC and Mac, and on Android, showing clips from The Mission, Kaiju Fury, and Black Mass. … Read the full article …

Sixense STEM + Striker VR Brings Real Recoil to Virtual Weaponry (video)

Sixense, creators of the STEM motion input controller, are showing off an experiment which combines their 'STEM Pack' with Striker VR's weapon recoil system. The result is a weapon that feels real in both form and function, and carries beautifully into the virtual world. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Previously Unseen Jaunt VR Camera Prototype Appears Unexpectedly

The Jaunt VR camera has a habit of popping up in curious places. This time we've spotted a previously unseen prototype in Wired's 'Futuristic Gifts for the Super-Early Adopter' list. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Preview: Ritchie Watches a 2 Hour Movie in Oculus Cinema

A couple of weeks ago I sat down on my couch and watched a movie. Now, under normal circumstances, this rather inane activity would have not even merited a slow news day on any of my social networks, but on this day, I was doing something something rather peculiar – I was watching a movie on my Galaxy Note 4, and it was sitting literally inches from my face. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Price Drops to $199 on All Major U.S. Carriers

Those hoping to snag Samsung's soon-to-be-released mobile Gear VR headset this holiday season will also need to get their hands on the phone that powers it—the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. If you haven't yet pulled the trigger, the Note 4 can now be purchased from all major U.S. carriers for $199. … Read the full article …

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 …

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 …

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 …