‘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 …

News Bits: Latest iRacing Update Adds DK2 Positional Tracking

iRacing's recent Season 4 update finally brought with it Oculus Rift DK2 support, but it was missing something fairly crucial - positional tracking. In the latest update available now, the world's most popular online sim racer has now addressed that omission. Positional tracking is of course vital to battling one of VR's biggest enemies to a pleasant experience, motion sickness. Despite iRacing's gameplay being decidedly fixed in terms of seating position, making it ideal for VR, it's … Read the full article …

Proto Award Winning ‘Synthesis Universe’ Teases Breathtaking Visuals – Hands-On

Synthesis Universe is a rare thing, a virtual reality game which has been in development for over 3 years. Paul James goes hands-on with the neon infused, futuristic teaser experience for the Oculus Rift DK2 and comes away wanting more. Much more. … Read the full article …

Mozilla Research VR Launches Experimental Website Compatible with Oculus Rift

Earlier this year Mozilla began exploring virtual reality capabilities for the web. Now, they have released MozVR.com, which they call “a VR website about VR websites,” in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Firefox. It uses a virtual reality enabled version of Firefox that can navigate seamlessly through VR worlds built and hosted on the web. … Read the full article …

News Bits: ‘Blade Runner 9732′ Drops You Into Deckard’s Apartment

A project that started life as an exercise in 3DS Max height mapping, had now grown into a full-fledged virtual reality recreation. Step into Deckard's apartment, as featured in the 1982 Sci-fi classic Blade Runner. … Read the full article …

VR Dev Storms Comic-con with Z0NE and an Oculus Rift, Here’s His Video Diary

There's absolutely one constant with virtual reality, it's a medium that provides an experience that cannot be adequately described. You have you be shown to understand what good VR feels like. It's a sentiment developer of VR shooter Z0NE took to heart when he headed to Comic-con armed with an Oculus Rift DK2 and a healthy dose of front. … Read the full article …

Former Call of Duty Developers Working on Mutiplayer VR Shooter

Developer Reload Studios, made up of former Infinity Ward employees, creators of the mighty Call of Duty franchise, has shared details of its plans to produce a VR focussed first person shooter targeting VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …