News Bits: Warner Bros. Promotes ‘Into the Storm’ With Oculus Rift DK2 Mixed Reality Experience at Comic Con (video)

A number of Oculus Rift experiences have popped up at this week's annual Comic Con event in San Diego. At least one, a promotional demo for Warner Bros. new film Into the Storm,  is confirmed to use the just-released Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset for a promotional mixed reality experience. … Read the full article …

Oculus VR Updates ‘Best Practices Guide’ for VR Development With Positional Tracking Section as Rift DK2 Begins Shipping

Oculus VR's 'Best Practices Guide' collects the latest research on comfortable VR game design into one place to give developers a head start. As the first Oculus Rift DK2 units are shipping out, the company has updated the guide with a new section focusing on positional tracking. … Read the full article …

First Oculus Rift DK2 Shipment Delayed to Polish New SDK

Oculus VR today has made an official announcement about the shipping status of the first batch of Rift DK2s. The shipment, which the company previously said would be leaving distribution facilities on the 14th of July, has been held to provide Oculus with more time to polish and test the latest version of the Oculus SDK. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Oculus Now Accepting Registration for Connect Developer Conference

Early last week, Oculus VR announced its first official developer conference, Oculus Connect. Registration for the conference was expected to open on the 10th, but was delayed indefinitely. Today, Oculus has opened registration for the Connect VR developer conference. … Read the full article …

Review: Infinity Runner—The Game Nobody Thought Would Work with the Oculus Rift (for good reason)

Today Wales Interactive launches Infinity Runner, which is exactly what it sounds like—an infinite running game like many found on mobile platforms. The team appears to have successfully ported the genre from mobile to PC, but does it work as a virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift? … Read the full article …

News Bits: Xing: The Land Beyond – ‘Rainforest’ Demo Released

We've been waiting for a playable slice of White Lotus Interactive's Oculus Rift enabled title 'Xing: The Land Beyond' since the team teased it might be on its way shortly after this year's E3 expo. The game, which successfully completed its Kickstarter campaign last year, is a first person, puzzle / adventure title, very much influenced by the classic Myst series on PC. The 3 person team have wowed visitors at recent expos, and stands as one of the most promising title in development for … Read the full article …

Aerometrex Combines Impressive 3D Mapping with VR for Intense Flyovers

Flying in virtual reality, a commonly held wish by enthusiasts since the dawn of the technology. The prospect of swooping over virtual landscapes, your mind convinced your body has taken flight is an extremely enticing one. Now that virtual reality technology is becoming a more and more accessible with the advent of the Oculus Rift, attention turns on how best to achieve this experience. There's one thing you'll certainly need for that realistic touch, convincing virtual terrain. Australian … Read the full article …

News Bits: ‘Aliens, Trolls and Dragons’, 12 Minutes of Oculus Rift Enabled Action Adventuring (Video)

Virtual Reality is still and emerging (perhaps re-emerging) technology and gaming platform. As such, new surprises and interesting uses of the technology are never far away right now. 'Aliens, Trolls and Dragons' is an Action Adventure game with native Oculus Rift support that offers VR enthusiasts an over-the-shoulder 3rd person view on the the gameworld. Lucky's Tale blew some minds at E3, not necessarily because it looked particularly world shattering in terms of either gameplay or … Read the full article …

News Bits: Oculus Connect Conference Registration Delayed

Earlier this week, Oculus VR announced Oculus Connect, a VR developer conference to be hosted at the end of September in Los Angeles, California. Registration was slated to open this morning at midnight, but Oculus says they need more time before registration will be ready. … Read the full article …

Exclusive: Early Oculus Rift DK2 Unboxing, “The color, contrast, and motion is leaps and bounds over the DK1″

It's DK2 month, with swaths of developers and enthusiasts eagerly awaiting a knock on the door from their local delivery man. An anonymous source has revealed an unboxing of the highly anticipated Oculus Rift DK2. … Read the full article …

New Free Unreal Engine 4 Bootcamp E-Book Offers Superb Intro for Wannabe VR Devs

Unreal Engine 4 launched to developers around the world back in March and immediately impressed. Epic's successor to its near ubiquitous UE3, which dominated much of the last generation of game development, was designed from the ground up to offer a powerful, portable and above all accessible way for developers to create the games they want within the minimum of fuss and frustration. What's more, it's extremely affordable and it ships with ground-up support for the VR Headsets like the Oculus … Read the full article …

News Bits: Get DOSBox in Virtual Reality with DOSCulus

So to continue the retro / nostalgia theme that started with the release of MemoRift, we bring you news of somewhat more hardcore retro and emulation option for those wanting to try and bring their enjoyment of retro PC games and software into the virtual realm on their Oculus Rift VR Headset. DOSCulus is a port of the popular DOSBox PC and DOS emulator ('Disk Operating System', Microsoft's first operating system prior to Windows) . Many older PC games that were written for older IBM … Read the full article …

Radial-G Gives F-Zero and Wipeout Fans the VR Ride They’ve Been Waiting For, Kickstarter Now Live

If I were to say I liked the original Playstation game Wipeout, it would be disingenuous. I adored it! Back when 'next gen' consoles really delivered genuinely groundbreaking home gaming experiences, Wipeout lead the charge of 3D gaming that managed to make gaming cool. Its cutting edge visuals, thumping soundtrack and seriously challenging gameplay delivered a zero g racing rush that for me was only bettered with the advent of it's PS3 offspring Wipeout HD. 'Radial-G: Racing Revolved' fuses … Read the full article …

Oculus VR Showing Sword Art Online Demo for the Oculus Rift at Anime Expo—Breaking

Today marks the start of Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, where Oculus VR is representing with a booth at the show. The company is showing a never-before-seen Sword Art Online demo for the Oculus Rift, a popular action anime show which focuses on virtual reality and MMORPG themes. … Read the full article …