Every ‘Oculus Connect 2014′ Video and Presentation is Now Online

Connect was Oculus VR's inaugural event dedicated solely to virtual reality. It was a huge success in terms of bringing like minded developers together in one space but was also home to some fascinating keynotes and presentations on virtual reality. Luckily, especially as attendance capacity was limited, Oculus filmed them all and as promised has now released all of them online so that those who couldn't make it can view for themselves. … Read the full article …

Nimble Sense Kickstarter Aims to Bring Time-of-Flight Depth-sensing Tech to VR on the Cheap

Today Nimble VR launches a Kickstarter campaign for Nimble Sense, a natural input controller that the company says was designed for virtual reality input. And while Nimble Sense doesn't at first appear to be much different than Leap Motion, the company says they're using 'time-of-flight' depth sensing technology, like what's used in the Kinect 2, which they say has unique benefits. … Read the full article …

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better

At a school in the Czech Republic on October 20th, a groundbreaking experiment took place. Instead of pens and paper, students sat down with specially adapted VR headsets (Oculus Rift DK2s) that dropped them into a fascinating, immersive, educational experience that allowed them to interact naturally using natural hand gestures. This is the World of Comenius. … Read the full article …

‘Zero Point’ Is the First 3D 360 Degree Documentary for the Oculus Rift, Available now

Zero Point is the first 3D 360 degree documentary film to be released for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The film is not only shot for virtual reality, it's also about virtual reality. Academy Award nominated director Danfung Dennis talks with virtual reality pioneers about the medium as he uses VR itself to bring viewers closer than ever to the subjects. … Read the full article …

Oculus Hosting ‘Getting Started with the Oculus Mobile SDK’ Among VR Sessions at SDC 2014

Next month, Samsung Developer Conference 2014 will include a virtual reality track for the first time. The track will see eight, 50 minute sessions dedicated to VR. Among them, two sessions hosted by Oculus, including 'Getting Started with the Oculus Mobile SDK' which will be of particular interest to developers hoping to work with Samsung's new Gear VR headset. … Read the full article …

After More than Doubling Funding Goal, About Face Kickstarter Has 37 Hours Left for Ergonomic Oculus Rift Accessory

About Face, an ergonomic liner for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2, was enthusiastically received when it launched on Kickstarter at the end of September. The campaign passed its funding goal of $12,000 in less than 24 hours. Now, having more than doubled its goal, the crowdfunding campaign has 37 hours remaining. About Face founder Eric Greenbaum talks post-Kickstarter plans and the future of About Face as a company. … Read the full article …

Road to VR’s Ben Lang and Cymatic Bruce to Moderate VR Panels at Samsung Developer Conference 2014

At next month's annual Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, California, Road to VR's Ben Lang and Cymatic Bruce will moderate the conference's two panels on virtual reality. 2014 will be the first year that Samsung, who announced their Gear VR headset back in September, will have a track focused specifically on virtual reality at SDC. … Read the full article …

Producer of Final Destination Crowdfunding ‘Hell Mountain’, an Oculus Rift Horror Franchise

From the producer of Final Destination, the writer of Pumpkinhead, and the costume creator of Jeeper Creepers comes the first horror franchise shot specifically for the Oculus Rift headset. The campaign for the series has been released on Indiegogo and looks to raise $100,000 for the production of the films. … Read the full article …

‘Dexmo’ The VR Exoskeleton Glove with Force Feedback Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Dexta Robotics today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their VR input device known as Dexmo, a mechanical exoskeleton glove designed for VR input and which offers users force feedback. … Read the full article …

You Can Finally Ride the Light Cycle from ‘Tron: Legacy’ in Virtual Reality

Tron, a franchise whose style influenced the look and feel of many early VR depictions, is also the birthplace of the famous Light Cycle. Now an Oculus Rift developer has created a demo to put users on the awesome futuristic bikes. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 82): VR Desktop, Windows Versions, and Confusing Elevator Rides with Developer Guy Godin

In this episode of the Rev VR Podcast, Guy Godin, developer of the Virtual Desktop, joins me in a fun discussion about his amazing app. After doing a bit of personal tech support, Guy was able to help me get it up and running on my system, and I have to say it is a great way to view your Windows environment in VR. Browsing the web and watching movies, and even coding in my Oculus Rift DK2 is wonderful experience. … Read the full article …

iRacing Season 4 Update Brings Oculus Rift DK2 and SDK 0.4.2 Support

These last few weeks have been the best ever for VR racing fans, with updates to Assetto Corsa and Grid: Autosport both bringing Oculus Rift DK2 support. Now, iRacing, the biggest sim racer out there, has gone live with their latest season update - now also with support for Oculus's second generation VR headset. … Read the full article …

Magic Leap Closes $542m Series B Investment, Now Soliciting Developers for Its “Digital Lightfield” Wearable

According to a press release revealed today, Magic Leap has closed a $524 million Series B funding round led by Google; the deal had been rumored as of last week. Magic Leap, which has been in stealth since its inception, is being a bit more wordy now that the deal has closed (but hardly less vague). The company is now soliciting developers on its website and says that "under the appropriate non-disclosures, we’d love to talk possibilities." … Read the full article …

Riftmax Theater Heads to Kickstarter to Improve the Social VR Theater Experience

Riftmax Theater is one of the most interesting projects currently underway for virtual reality. The software acts as a theater for both videos and live performances, where users can come together from across the world to watch a film or be part of a live production, all with the immersive power of VR. The developers have been supporting the community with their software since the early days of the Oculus Rift and are now headed to Kickstarter to take it to the next level. … Read the full article …

‘Guided Meditation’ Proves That ‘VR Relaxation’ Will Almost Certainly Become Its Own Genre

Guided Meditation is a free Oculus Rift DK2 app which transports players to beautiful environments while gentle narration instructs meditative techniques. If we didn't already have enough evidence from serene titles like Eden River HD, Guided Meditation is all the proof we need to see that 'VR Relaxation' will become its own genre. … Read the full article …