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

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 …

Darknet Demo Now Available for Oculus Rift

Darknet Demo Now Available for Oculus Rift

We were lucky enough to get an early glimpse of Darknet last week. Now, developer Ed McNeil has made the demo available to Oculus Rift users everywhere to try. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 57): Discussing the First Los Angeles VR Meetup (VRLA), with Founder Cosmo Scharf

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 57): Discussing the First Los Angeles VR Meetup (VRLA), with Founder Cosmo Scharf

With almost 200 people from the Los Angeles area packing the motion capture stage of FX-house, Digital Domain, the first VRLA Meetup exceeded founder Cosmo Scharf’s vision to bring virtual reality to his city. … Read the full article …

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

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 …

GameFace Labs Has the First VR Headset on the Block with a 2.5K Display—And It’s Mobile

GameFace Labs Has the First VR Headset on the Block with a 2.5K Display—And It’s Mobile

GameFace Labs may very well be the furthest along in the quest to create a mobile VR headset. Based on Android, GameFace Labs has been working hard to iterate on their prototypes, their latest is the first VR headset (mobile or tethered) to include a 2.5K display, with 78% more pixels than 1080p based VR headsets like the Oculus Rift DK2. And they've got even more surprises up their sleeve. … Read the full article …

What’s the Mystery Port on the Oculus Rift DK2? (Update: Mystery Solved, But More Questions Arise)

What’s the Mystery Port on the Oculus Rift DK2? (Update: Mystery Solved, But More Questions Arise)

The Oculus Rift DK2 includes a number of upgrades over the DK1, one of those being a conveniently placed USB port for people who want to experiment with other devices attached to the Rift, like depth cameras. Next to the USB port is another port with an unidentified function. … Read the full article …

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

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 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 …

Inside Look: Jaunt Pulls in $6.8 Million in Venture Funding for Virtual Reality Cinema Toolset

Inside Look: Jaunt Pulls in $6.8 Million in Venture Funding for Virtual Reality Cinema Toolset

After nearly a year, Jaunt comes out of stealth mode today with what they hope will launch of new content medium: cinematic virtual reality. For many months now, they have teased on their their website: "At Jaunt, we are developing a revolutionary new media experience. With our total immersion technology, you no longer just watch content, you live it." Today they reveal their innovations, and announce they have raised $6.8 million in funding towards bringing them to market. … Read the full article …

Microsoft Targets Enterprise Virtual Reality with Business Oriented VR Headset

Microsoft Targets Enterprise Virtual Reality with Business Oriented VR Headset

With the recent acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR by Facebook last week, Microsoft has accelerated the release of their VR offering, targeting the lucrative enterprise market. … Read the full article …

Spectre Kickstarter Reaches Goal with Two Days to Spare, Celebratory Playthrough on Sunday VR (video)

Spectre Kickstarter Reaches Goal with Two Days to Spare, Celebratory Playthrough on Sunday VR (video)

Spectre, the VR Jam Finalist once known as Spectre Seekers, is another step closer to becoming a full fledged Oculus Rift title.  The multiplayer virtual reality horror game from Proscenium has reached its Kickstarter goal of $15,000, powered through its first stretch goal, and has just under two days left to shoot for more. … Read the full article …