Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

It's the kind of underdog story that the internet loves. James Andrew, developer behind Oculus Rift title Rift Wars headed to Pax East 2014 in Boston with no credentials and ended up drawing a crowd demoing the title. We speak to James about his experiences and he shares his thoughts on virtual reality at PAX East. … Read the full article …

VR Cinema Is Booming, Filmmakers Felix & Paul Talk Pioneering 3D 360 Venture ‘Once’

'Look Around' Video Content Set To Explode Whilst VR is generally a 360 degree experience, traditional filmmakers and production companies are exploring how 360 degree video can revolutionize storytelling and make a viewer feel more emotionally involved. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

Polygon Window Productions are a company specialising in the capture of immersive movies. Their latest project leverages the power of the Oculus Rift to deliver a 360 video in which you can look around at will. We take a look at the teaser trailer. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Will Go Mainstream, But Here’s a Little Perspective

Virtual reality, with Oculus Rift as the industry front-runner, is poised to become the 'next big thing,' but it isn't there just yet... in fact, there's a long way yet to go. … Read the full article …

Tickets Now Available: First Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo, May 19–20

Tickets are now available for the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference and Expo event. To mark the event, Karl Krantz walks us through the short but already history of the social event from which it was born. … Read the full article …

Sightline IndieGogo Campaign Launches at 0:01 GMT 24th March (20:01 EDT 23rd March)

Sightline IndieGogo Is .. Go (Very Soon)! We just got word from developer Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík that his VR Jam 3rd place winner Sightline will have its IndieGogo campaign launch at 0:01 GMT 24th March (20:01 EDT 23rd March). The below link will only work after launch, so please don't click until then. Back the Sightline IndieGogo Campaign Here! And while you wait, the composer of Sightline's music 'Sakabi' (aka Ondřej Pultar) has a special exclusive preview of one of the tracks … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Oculus Rift DK2 ‘Couch Knights’ Gameplay and Impressions (Video)

Ben Lang goes hands-on and shares his impressions of Oculus' new tech demo were using to to showcase their new VR Headset, the Development Kit 2 - Couch Knights. … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Sony Project Morpheus PS4 VR Headset ‘The Castle’ Gameplay Video

Hands on With Sony's 'The Castle' Here's more of the Sony PS4 VR Headset 'Project Morpheus' in action at GDC 2014. The videos had to be manually synced so apologies for any disparity in movement. This time we've got gameplay of 'The Castle' demo, one of several tech demos on show at GDC. … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Oculus VR Booth Walkthrough

While VR enthusiasts scramble to get their orders in for the DK2, Oculus has been hard at work setting up and manning a booth at GDC. It was not a surprise that the booth was larger than last year, nor was it a surprise that it is once again packed with a line the entire day. However, it was surprising to see no less than 16 stations with DK2s ready to go. Every station had a DK2 unit, headphones, and a wireless Xbox 360 controller. An IR camera was positioned on a stand in front of each … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Sony Computer Entertainment ‘Driving the Future of Innovation’ Live Blog @ 5:45pm PDT (0:45am GMT)

Driving the Future of Innovation, Down the Road to PS4 Virtual Reality? Join Ben Lang as he reports live from Sony's GDC 2014 presentation, enticingly named ' Driving the Future of Innovation'. Anticipation is incredibly high for this event. Will Sony use the occasion to announce their widely rumoured PS4 VR Headset? If so, how will it compare with Oculus' hardware? So many questions, most if which we hope will be answered during the event. No need to refresh the page - Ben's posts should … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift News Bits: DK1 Shipping Ends, Oculus VR Hires Valve VR Wizard, Heads to GDC 2014

We welcome a return to our [ir]regular news roundup for all things concerning the Oculus Rift. This edition looks at the end of an era as DK1 shipping begins to wind down, Oculus Hires Valve's VR Guru and we look at their plans for GDC. … Read the full article …

Jerry’s Place Oculus Rift Demo: Hang out in Seinfeld’s Iconic New York Apartment

Hot on the heels of the Spirited Away boiler room comes another nostalgic virtual reality experience. Jerry's Place VR is an Oculus Rift demo that puts you in an impressively detailed virtual version of Seinfeld's iconic New York apartment. … Read the full article …

VR Design: From Splash Screen to Shutdown, a Presentation by Cymatic Bruce

In this presentation, given at the recent LondonVR meet up, Cymatic Bruce distills his experiences from over 400 VR demos and games to share his thoughts on what challenges virtual reality poses to developer and what can be done to resolve them. … Read the full article …