Half-Life 2 and Steam Get Oculus Rift DK2 Support, Here’s How to Make it Work

Half-Life 2 and Steam Get Oculus Rift DK2 Support, Here’s How to Make it Work

Today Valve has released an update for SteamVR, the virtual reality mode for the popular game distribution service. The update enables Oculus Rift DK2 support for Half-Life 2 and the Steam Big Picture mode. Here's a detailed guide to get it working. … Read the full article …

Q.U.B.E 2 Heading to PS4 with Support for Project Morpheus

Q.U.B.E 2 Heading to PS4 with Support for Project Morpheus

Toxic Games, the makers of Q.U.B.E, a first-person puzzle game for the PC with Oculus Rift support, have announced today that a sequel for their game is in the works for the PS4. Q.U.B.E 2 will also support Project Morpheus, Sony's VR headset. … Read the full article …

Three New STEM VR Controller Videos Show Incredible Lightsaber and Gun Interactions

Three New STEM VR Controller Videos Show Incredible Lightsaber and Gun Interactions

I am incredibly excited about the near-future of VR after seeing these three new videos from Sixense, makers of the forthcoming STEM VR controller. The new videos demonstrate the exciting user experiences that become possible when players move from abstracted controllers to natural motion input. … Read the full article …

9 Oculus Rift DK2 Demos Added to ‘DK2 Compatible’ Section of Oculus Share

9 Oculus Rift DK2 Demos Added to ‘DK2 Compatible’ Section of Oculus Share

New users are eager to test out the Oculus Rift DK2 have been bugging Oculus to add a DK2 compatible section to the official Oculus Share database since the headset was released at the end of July. The section has been added and starts with 9 demos with support for the Oculus Rift DK2. … Read the full article …

Gamescom 2014: Sony Shows War Thunder Running with Project Morpheus and HOTAS Support

Gamescom 2014: Sony Shows War Thunder Running with Project Morpheus and HOTAS Support

At a Sony press event today during Gamescom 2014, the company showed the flight combat game War Thunder running on Sony's VR headset, Project Morpheus, and with a 'HOTAS' joystick accessory. … Read the full article …

Nvidia Sponsored ‘Proto Awards’ to Honor VR Luminaries in Venue of First Academy Awards

Nvidia Sponsored ‘Proto Awards’ to Honor VR Luminaries in Venue of First Academy Awards

Today the Virtual Reality Foundation has announced the The Proto Awards, a virtual reality award show that will be hosted at the Blossom Ballroom, the site of the first Academy Award ceremony in 1929. … Read the full article …

Photo Surfaces of Samsung’s VR Smartphone Adapter, Codenamed ‘Project Moonlight’

Photo Surfaces of Samsung’s VR Smartphone Adapter, Codenamed ‘Project Moonlight’

Samsung's long rumored VR smartphone adapter just left the rumor mill and entered into (virtual) reality. The Verge has published a photo of the device allegedly codenamed 'Project Moonlight'. … Read the full article …

DODOcase Expects to Sell 1 Million Google Cardboard VR Kits By Year’s End

DODOcase Expects to Sell 1 Million Google Cardboard VR Kits By Year’s End

Within hours of Google's announcement of Google Cardboard, a radically simple VR smartphone adapter, DODOcase started taking offers for a pre-made version of the kit. DODOcase says they've sold 15,000 of the kits so far and expect to reach 1 million by the end of 2014. … Read the full article …

How to Update Oculus Rift DK2 Firmware

How to Update Oculus Rift DK2 Firmware

For those that recently received their Oculus Rift DK2, the unit needs a firmware update out of the box; we put together a quick guide showing you how to update the Oculus Rift DK2 firmware. … Read the full article …

Oculus SDK 0.4.1 Beta Released: Mac OSX Support, SSE Fix, UE4 and More

Oculus SDK 0.4.1 Beta Released: Mac OSX Support, SSE Fix, UE4 and More

Oculus VR today released the Oculus SDK 0.4.1 beta which brings important fixes for developers and enthusiasts alike. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Microsoft Research Demonstrates Incredible First-person ‘Hyperlapse’ Video Technique

With SIGGRAPH 2014 in full swing, incredible computer graphics papers and demonstrations are a'flowing this week. Microsoft Research has published a paper showing an impressive timelapse processing technique which turns jumpy first-person frames into beautifully smooth watchable 'hyperlapse' footage, perfect for wide angle head-mounted recordings from devices like GoPro and Google Glass. The technique may even have applications for VR content. … Read the full article …

Nintendo’s ‘Virtual Boy’ HMD Could Get a New Game 19 Years After Discontinuation

Nintendo’s ‘Virtual Boy’ HMD Could Get a New Game 19 Years After Discontinuation

The Vanguard V Kickstarter is raising funds to bring the sleek virtual reality arcade shooter to a bevy of VR platforms, with the potential to support one platform that hasn't been available for nearly two decades. Developer ZeroTransform has an audacious $1 million dollar stretch goal that's not a joke; the team says they're ready, willing, and able to make a version of Vanguard V for Nintendo's 19 year-old 'VR headset' , the Virtual Boy. … Read the full article …

See Sony Morpheus, Oculus Rift DK2, Unity 5, and More at VRLA #3 This Weekend in LA

See Sony Morpheus, Oculus Rift DK2, Unity 5, and More at VRLA #3 This Weekend in LA

The third VRLA community VR meetup happens this weekend on Saturday, August 16th. Among some 28 exhibitors, Oculus VR will be on hand to demonstrate the recently released Oculus Rift DK2, alongside Sony who will be present with the Project Morpheus VR headset. Presentations include talks on using Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4 for virtual reality development. Tickets to the event are still available. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 75):  VRcade and The Nightmare Machine Kickstarter

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 75): VRcade and The Nightmare Machine Kickstarter

Jamie, Dave, Mark, and Ivan from VRcade join me in this episode of the Rev VR Podcast to discuss their role in the VR industry, their recent Kickstarter, and the future of VR Out-of-Home entertainment. … Read the full article …