Preview: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe Oculus Rift VR Demo (video)

Have you ever played air hockey in a space bar? Have you ever played air hockey in a space bar… while wearing an Oculus Rift? I have, and it’s amazing. Join me for a look at the Oculus Rift demo version of Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Star Wars? Skim the Death Star Trench with New Oculus Rift Demo

Fancy re-living one of the most iconic scenes in Cinema history? Author Boone (of Rift Coaster fame) has released video of new Star Wars inspired demo for the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift Razer Hydra Tuscany Demo Now Available from Sixense

Sixense, developers of the Razer Hydra, have officially released the Razer Hydra enabled 'Tuscany' demo that Ben had an exclusive hands-on with at GDC just a few weeks ago. The demo is a heavily customised version of the 'Tuscany' demo supplied as part of the Oculus SDK (Software Development Kit) which adds Hydra support and provides one of the most compelling VR experiences for the Oculus Rift yet seen. The Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra's Current 'Killer App' Sixense have announced the … Read the full article …

10 Oculus Rift Demo Reactions from GDC 2013

At GDC 2013, people waited upwards of two hours in line to try the Oculus Rift developer kit. Was it worth the wait? Did it live up to the hype? I interviewed 10 people right after they stepped out of the demo. I was expecting to hear people mention the lower than desirable resolution and perhaps the ghosting, but I came away very surprised to find out how much everyone -- many of them non-developers -- said they enjoyed the experience. To be clear, I didn't leave out any interviews or cut any … Read the full article …

Exclusive: Hands-on With the Oculus Rift Tuscany Razer Hydra Demo — The Most Fun I’ve Had in VR Yet

At GDC 2013 I met with the good folks from Sixense, makers of the Razer Hydra controller. They put me into the Oculus Rift and loaded up the Tuscany demo (built in Unity). This particular version of the demo has full Razer Hydra support, thanks to Sixense. Scattered around the space is a myriad of physics-driven objects to interact with -- and damn is it fun! The combination of the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra is potent and incredibly immersive. The Tuscany demo, infused with support for the … Read the full article …

Exclusive: Project Holodeck Hands-on Demo and Interview with Director Nathan Burba [video]

Recently I got a chance to meet up with Project Holodeck director Nathan Burba. Not only did we sit down for a detailed interview, but I was also fortunate enough to get a hands-on demo of the system. Project Holodeck is an immersive virtual reality multiplayer platform. Yes, that's a mouthful, but it means something significant. This is a complete virtual reality platform. The Oculus Rift is great, and I can't wait to get my hands on it, but I'm even more excited for Project Holodeck because it … Read the full article …