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.
AntVR, an early VR startup which struggled with several XR headset projects that ultimately didn't find traction, has reemerged with novel optics which can instantly transition between AR and VR modes. Founded in 2014, AntVR is the China-based VR startup...
At CES 2023 Pimax was showing off its latest high-resolution headset, the Pimax Crystal, which uses new lenses and new displays for what the company says is its clearest looking image yet. And while it's definitely an improvement in...
While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s...
The end of 2022 marks more than a decade since the Oculus Kickstarter sparked the modern era of VR. While the space has undoubtedly grown tremendously since then, 2022 felt largely like a plateau year, with Meta standing unchallenged...
At CES 2023 HTC revealed its new Vive XR Elite headset which is positioned as a Quest Pro competitor. In terms of features and hardware, the headset is largely a refinement of formfactor over anything else; and while it's...
Sony has announced that the latest title in its longstanding racing franchise, Gran Turismo 7, will support PSVR 2 at launch. This week during Sony's CES 2023 conference, the company announced that Gran Turismo 7 will support PSVR 2 at the...
Earlier this month Valve changed the longstanding format for displaying which VR headsets are supported on a game's Steam Store page. The company says the change was made to 'keep up with the growing VR market'. Earlier this month some...
Meta has announced that an upcoming Quest 2 update will unlock additional performance that developers can tap into to make their games look better. Some apps will benefit from the increased performance automatically. Meta announced this week that the latest...
While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s...
Adobe's VR modeling tool, Substance 3D Modeler, is now available on Steam, bringing with it support for Valve's Index headset and possibly others. Adobe released 3D Modeler as part of its 'Substance' suite of applications last year. The application supports VR...
Indie VR hit Gorilla Tag has been staggeringly popular despite only being available thus far on Quest's App Lab. Now the primate-centric romp is on the main Quest Store, officially making it the most-rated game on the entire store in...
In an effort to harden the security of its hardware products, Meta today announced new guidelines for its Bug Bounty program, specifying the inclusion of both the Quest Pro headset and Touch Pro controllers, and what the company will...
Popular VR-optional tabletop dungeon board game Demeo lets four players dungeon dive together. But, come 2023, players will be able to duke it out amongst one another when the Demeo PVP mode arrives. Demeo developer Resolution Games announced today that the game's PVP...
Popular VR-optional dungeon board game Demeo has released its fifth & final chapter as a free update. Called 'Reign of Madness', the new chapter brings new levels, enemies, a playable character, & more. With several meaty free updates under the game's...
Megan Thee Stallion's music might not be my personal cup of tea, but I know good tech when I see it—and I was floored when I hopped into the recently released Megan Thee Stallion VR Concert experience to find one...
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