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 …

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)

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 …

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 …

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 …

First ADR1FT Trailer Shows Dazzling Visuals, Tense Gameplay

Developer Three One Zero has released the first trailer for its 'astronaut in peril' title ADR1FT, which also promises ground-up Oculus Rift support. Debuting at the Video Game Awards this year, it looks pretty special too. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift Allows Great-grandfather to Share Thanksgiving Dinner With Family Remotely

With the help of 360 degree video and the Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset, a great-grandfather in an assisted-living community got a chance to virtually celebrate with his family this past Thanksgiving. … Read the full article …

‘VR Chat’ Used to Deliver One of the First University Lectures in Virtual Reality

VR Chat, the virtual reality social application, has been used to deliver one of the first university lectures through virtual reality. We talk to developer Jesse Joudrey about the project. … Read the full article …

Radial-G Available Dec 11th On Steam Early Access – New Launch Trailer

Radial-G from Tammeka Games may have struck out on their recent Kickstarter campaign, but the futuristic 'pipe' racer is back by popular demand via Steam Early Access with new tracks, ships and all important Oculus Rift menu integration. … Read the full article …

South Park Takes on the Oculus Rift

South Park's episode last week, Grounded Vindaloop, has zeroed in on the beloved Oculus Rift, along with some longstanding fears surrounding virtual reality. The episode, which dives into a meta virtual reality, also pokes fun at outsourced customer service. If you missed the episode, it's available in full right here. … Read the full article …

News Bits: GTA V Publisher on VR Support “.. we’ll be first in line to give it to [customers]“

Take Two Interactive, publishers of the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise have gone on record stating that if there is customer demand for virtual reality support in their games, it's ready to provide it. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Palmer Luckey Wins at the 2014 World Technology Awards

Oculus has caused a stir in the technology world, a statement riddled with understatement perhaps. The company and it's founder Palmer Luckey have walked away with countless industry awards since the appearance of it's Oculus Rift DK1 in late 2012. Now, the company can add one more to it's trophy cabinet, the World Technology Awards for Entertainment. … Read the full article …

Play ‘The Worst VR Game Ever’ and Support a Great Charitable Cause

It's not the moniker most developers would relish being attached to their work, but in the case of  the developers at Shiny Shoe, creators of Desert Bus VR, it's entirely appropriate. … Read the full article …

SDC 2014: The Human Perceptual System in Virtual Reality – LiveBlog @1pm PDT

"This talk will focus on the human component of VR: your perceptual system. Virtual reality systems like the Oculus Rift and Gear VR replace the visual input to your brain in a way technology never has before; for better or worse, this raises unprecedented opportunities and challenges. I will give a brief, high-level overview of some key perceptual system functions, some interesting phenomena that occur in VR, and the importance of understanding them all for building comfortable … Read the full article …

VR Dungeon Crawler ‘Crystal Rift’ Launches Kickstarter Campaign

It's interesting to see genres and themes returning in an entirely new and yet familiar form. Grid-based dungeon crawler Crystal Rift is built from the ground up for virtual reality, yet draws on some very traditional game mechanics. The two-man development team behind the game have now launched a Kickstarter campaign. … Read the full article …