VR Makes Headway at Sundance Film Festival, Highlights New Cinematic Experiences

Every year the movie industry descends upon the small town of Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, a nearly two-week long independent film showcase of everything from documentaries to art-house. This year however, some of the bigger hits didn't take place in any one of the little town's 15 theaters, but rather in the side rooms where critics and other industry types hooked into an Oculus Rift to experience VR at its finest. … Read the full article …

Adventures in Multiplayer VR with Radial-G and an Oculus Rift LAN Party

Take a room full of geeks, a collection of networked gaming PCs, a trio of Oculus Rift DK2s and the latest virtual reality racers and what do you have? A somewhat unconventional christmas party. … Read the full article …

AMD to Share Low-Latency VR GPU Rendering Tricks at GDC 2015

GDC 2015 is just around the corner and the event's conference schedule has revealed that semiconductor giant AMD will be sharing tips and tricks designed to help developers targeting virtual reality to get the best performance for virtual reality from the company's GPUs. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift ‘Crescent Bay’ is Designed for Audiophiles – Here’s Why that’s Important for VR

Oculus' latest feature prototype VR Headset, code-named Crescent Bay, was out in force at this year's CES, blowing minds left, right and centre. But whilst debate rages over precisely what optics and display it contains, Crescent Bay's audio has been somewhat sidelined. Here's why Oculus' work on building a dedicated audio pipeline with high-end hardware matters. … Read the full article …

CES 2015: AltspaceVR CEO Eric Romo Talks Social VR at Intel’s Booth

We had a chance to talk shop with the minds behind AltspaceVR, a yet unreleased social platform for virtual reality, located at the Intel booth at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Executive Editor and intrepid reporter Ben Lang spoke with Eric Romo, CEO of AltspaceVR about the social aspects of in-game interaction and the importance of non-verbal communication in virtual spaces. … Read the full article …

CES 2015: Virtuix CEO Talks Production-ready Omni, Shipping Expected in March (video)

We caught up with Virtuix who were exhibiting their final, production design for their omnidirectional treadmill, the Omni, at CES 2015. Ben Lang speaks to Virtuix CEO, Jan Goetgeluk to about shipping dates and on how this unit differs from earlier prototypes. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Reserve Your Demo with Oculus Rift Crescent Bay at CES 2015, Android and iOS Apps

Reserve your spot at Oculus VR's demo of their Crescent Bay prototype at this year's Consumer Electronics Show with a new Android/iOS app. … Read the full article …

Oculus-Rex is a Web Based VR Experience Where you Race a T-Rex

A new VR experience from developers Aerys uses the classic movie Jurassic Park as inspiration and has you racing for your life away from a Tyrannosaurus Rex, all in virtual reality, all in a web browser. … Read the full article …

NailCanvasVR Lets You ‘Virtually’ Experiment With Nail Polish Designs

Have a hard time getting past the character selection screen of video games because you're too busy picking out the perfect clothes and styling your hair just right? If so, there's some fashion-oriented VR applications popping up that might be right down your alley, namely Voxcell Design's NailCanvasVR, a tech demo that uses the Leap Motion hand-tracking controller, letting you virtually change the color and design of your nails without all of that nasty acetone (that you keep smelling up the … Read the full article …

CES 2015: Fox to Debut ‘Wild’ VR 360 Movie Experience Starring Reese Witherspoon

20th Century Fox are to debut a new VR movie proof of concept featuring Reese Witherspoon to promote the upcoming feature film Wild. The 3 minute experience is to be on show at CES in Las Vegas next week and top Fox executives seem to believe VR movies have a real future. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep.89): Reverend Kyle’s Last Thoughts on VR in 2014

No guest in this episode, just me standing on my pulpit. I had considered doing a recap of 2014, but instead decided to simply share some of my final thoughts on VR as 2014 closes, and a look forward to the potential that 2015 brings. … Read the full article …

The 10 ‘Must-Have’ Oculus Rift Apps and Games of 2014

Any way you slice it, 2014 has been an incredible year for VR. So, as we rapidly approach the close of the best year consumer VR has ever known, we attempt the impossible and pick our 10 games or applications that we think every enthusiast should possess. … Read the full article …

How to Play Wii and Gamecube Classics on Your Oculus Rift with DolphinVR

Ever wanted to play old gaming classics in virtual reality? Well, DolphinVR is an emulator with enhanced support for the Oculus Rift headset that lets you do just that. Here's how to get it working. … Read the full article …

News Bits: VRClay Beta is Now Available For Download

VRClay, the digital sculpting software built for virtual reality and motion sensing peripherals, has just launched the first public beta. … Read the full article …