Ben Lang

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Based in Silicon Valley, Ben has held editorial positions across several technology publications for eight years. He founded Road to VR in 2011 to explore the immense possibilities of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Having seen the individual pieces but never the entire puzzle, he set out to map VR’s current state-of-the-art and to understand how far it is from a perfect simulation of reality (a la Matrix). Beginning with tracking the consumer VR space nearly a year before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, Ben has spent the last several years actively documenting and promoting the industry as it experiences an explosive resurgence.
Long time Valve VR programmer Joe Ludwig, working in his own capacity, is building an open-source platform to bring AR-like utilities into virtual reality. The project, called Aardvark, is something of an evolution of an extension of VR dashboards...
If you aren't paying close attention to VR, you'd have no idea that some insanely futuristic stuff is already happening today. Case in point: VRChat is host to a growing community of people strapping on motion-trackers to have live dance...
Wave, the virtual venue & virtual event production company formerly known as TheWaveVR, has moved away from virtual reality over the last two years in favor of distributing its virtual performances to a broader audience through non-immersive media channels....
Throughout 2020, Valve's Index headset has been at times significantly backordered or out of stock entirely. Heading into 2021, Index stock appears to be strongly returning, with all regions presently estimating shipment within two weeks for most kits. Updated –...
2020 was a big year for VR on Steam with the release of new headsets, Valve's flagship VR title Half-Life: Alyx, and the Coronavirus pandemic which drove large increases in gaming. These factors combined pushed monthly-connected VR headsets on Steam...
Easily joining my list of 'things I didn't foresee VR being used for', Fencer is a virtual reality fencing trainer which uses a real fencing sword attached to an Oculus Quest controller to help would-be fencers learn the underlying...
Valve today shared a handful of new stats revealing the growth of VR on Steam over the course of 2020. In an 2020 year-in-review recap of Steam, Valve took note of SteamVR's growth over the last year. The company said that...
Having started production on its first title even before the original Oculus Rift DK1 development kit was sent to developers, Canada-based Cloudhead Games is one of the world's most veteran game studios dedicated to virtual reality. The studio has...
Switzerland-based CREAL, which is developing a light-field display, has revealed its first prototype AR and VR headsets. The milestone marks ongoing progress in shrinking the once-bulky tech into something which can be worn on the head. Compared to the displays...
With a growing number of affordable next-gen PC-compatible headsets like Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2, there's more reason than ever to finally jump into VR. For the gamers out there who are beginning to consider purchasing a headset, one...
Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett announced today that he's leaving Google after nearly six years with the company. His next project will be a VR collaboration with I-Illusions, the studio behind the VR classic Space Pirate Trainer. Tilt Brush co-creators Patrick Hackett &...
Researchers from Facebook Reality Labs and the University of Arizona published new work exploring the use of high-speed mechanical display shifting to reduce the so-called screen-door-effect (SDE) of immersive displays. SDE is caused by unlit spaces between pixels leading...
Oculus Link is a feature which allows you plug Quest or Quest 2 into a PC to play PC VR games. If you're wondering whether or not your PC has the specs to handle it here's a breakdown of...
In the weeks following the launch of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Respawn has pushed three updates to the game to address some common gripes. Update (January 5th, 2021): Added info on the latest patches (now three total) to Medal of...
As we cruise into the New Year, Quest 2 stock remains hard to find at many retailers where both the 64GB and 256GB model are often backordered. Stock is more readily available directly from Oculus in many regions, though...
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