AMD to Share Low-Latency VR GPU Rendering Tricks at GDC 2015

GDC 2015 is just around the corner and the event's conference schedule has revealed that semiconductor giant AMD will be sharing tips and tricks designed to help developers targeting virtual reality to get the best performance for virtual reality from the company's GPUs. … Read the full article …

CES 2015: Oculus Audio SDK Coming to Rift DK2 and Gear VR Before CV1 Launches

At CES 2015, Oculus brought their latest Rift Crescent Bay prototype to show off at the show. And while the unit remains identical to what we saw at the company's 'Connect' developer conference in 2014, there's new stuff hidden in the headphones, specifically the 3D positional audio that the company says is key to virtual reality immersion. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast: CES 2015 Recap – Day 2

It's time for the day two recap as our pals, Ben Lang and Paul James, get their hands on even more VR stuff today as they fight their way to the front of the lines at CES 2015. Let's listen to what fun things they got to experience today. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep.89): Reverend Kyle’s Last Thoughts on VR in 2014

No guest in this episode, just me standing on my pulpit. I had considered doing a recap of 2014, but instead decided to simply share some of my final thoughts on VR as 2014 closes, and a look forward to the potential that 2015 brings. … Read the full article …

Toybox Turbos and BlazeRush: The ‘Tiny Racer’ May Be an Emerging VR Genre

Two little games have been making a big splash with the VR community as of late, with their classic Micro Machines gameplay and solid Rift DK2 integration. Leading this pack of 'tiny racers', BlazeRush and Toybox Turbos showcase a masterful use of third-person point of view in a space once populated almost exclusively by first-person experiences, raising the question: are tiny racers here to stay? … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 87): Gear VR Release with Ritchie D and Ben Lang

Well, it's finally here! After much anticipation, Samsung and Oculus have finally made their Gear VR headset available for purchase. I took the opportunity to sit down with Ben Lang, editor and chief of Road to VR, and Ritchie Djamhur, well-known gadget YouTuber, to talk about the release and the many facets of Gear VR. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Jaunt VR Releases Paul McCartney ‘Live and Let Die’ 360 VR Experience on Windows and Mac for the Oculus Rift

Jaunt VR, having received millions in venture capital funding this year, have their sights on pioneering 360 3D VR video content. Their first publicly available experience, Paul McCartney performing "Live and Let Die" live, launched on the Google Play store for Android last week and is now available for Windows and Mac Oculus Rift users. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift ‘Crescent Bay’ Prototype Heading to SVVR Holiday Party on December 11th

The SVVR Meetup in Mountain View, CA is getting an early gift this year: Oculus is bringing their latest 'Crescent Bay' Rift prototype to the organization's Holiday Party on December 11th, one of the first opportunities for the public to try the unit. The Holiday Party event also features a lineup of presentations, including the delivery of the first production-ready STEM system which will be given by Sixense to SVVR. … Read the full article …

Mozilla Research VR Launches Experimental Website Compatible with Oculus Rift

Earlier this year Mozilla began exploring virtual reality capabilities for the web. Now, they have released MozVR.com, which they call “a VR website about VR websites,” in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Firefox. It uses a virtual reality enabled version of Firefox that can navigate seamlessly through VR worlds built and hosted on the web. … Read the full article …

Longbeach VR Inaugural Meetup Highlights Local VR Talent

The 1st official virtual reality meetup in Long Beach was hosted at California State University Long Beach on November 4th, 2014 which brought together people from all over the West Coast. LBVR’s foundation is one built on the cross-section of nearby virtual reality communities and glimpses into where the local VR revolution is headed. … Read the full article …

Road to VR is Three Years Old, We Take a Look Back

Time flies when you're having fun. It's been 3 years since Ben Lang first set up a website to chart and document the long road to virtual reality. And whilst we're not prone to sentimentality or navel gazing here, to celebrate our third birthday we're going to indulge in a spot of both and take a look back at the last 3 incredible years of the amazingly promising industry of virtual reality. … Read the full article …

Oculus SDK 0.4.3 Beta Release Brings Unity Free and Experimental Linux Support

Oculus just fired an email to developers notifying them of their latest SDK release, 0.4.3 Beta. The latest version seems like a significant release with numerous feature additions and stability / performance improvements. … Read the full article …

Xing Developer Goes Hands-On With Crescent Bay at Oculus HQ

The Kickstarter funded Oculus Rift game Xing: The Land Beyond has continually showed promising progress since it successfully reached it's target way back in April of last year. What's more, the development team have been eager to share their experiences on the road to releasing the game. Their latest dev blog update is one that'll likely inspire jealousy in VR enthusiasts everywhere. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Invades IndieCade 2014

The gaming world is pivoting towards virtual reality as more and more conferences and festivals begin playing with VR. This momentum was extremely prevalent at this year’s IndieCade in Southern California as about a quarter of the booths contained virtual reality headsets. … Read the full article …