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.
Hello dear readers, and welcome to the latest version of our site. For those of you wondering why we’ve been slow on the reporting lately -- now you know! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes creating a brand...
In a newly published video, Neal Stephenson, project leader on Clang, extols the benefits of the Sixense STEM system, and how it will enable Stephenson's goal of realistic sword fighting in videogames. Clang is a project by Subutai Coroporation, which...
The VR Jam held by Oculus VR Inc and IndieCade has come to an end. Two winners, announced today, take home $10,000 each, along with a trip to attend and exhibit their game at IndieCade 2013, and an invitation to...
The Sixense STEM system for VR motion control blew through its $250,000 goal one day one. The campaign is now at $476,000 and appears well on the way to $1 million. Sixense have announce a 'stretch goal' at $550,000...
Today Sixense launched a Kickstarter for the highly anticipated STEM VR motion controller. STEM is essentially a sequel to the Razer Hydra. It cuts the cords to go fully wireless, supports up to five independent sensors for full-body...
In a move that's sure to make PrioVR backers and would-be backers alike quite happy, YEI Technology has announced a big price drop for both the PrioVR Lite and PrioVR Pro systems. On top of that, they're shaving four...
Last week Blue Isle Studios teased that they may be bringing Oculus Rift support to Slender: The Arrival. The studio has confirmed to Road to VR that Rift support is indeed on the way. "I am happy to confirm that...
With yesterday's launch of the PrioVR Kickstarter, we had a few questions about the system. We got in touch with Paul Yost, Chief of R&D at YEI Technology, to get answers straight from the source. Read on for our...
YEI Technology has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their PrioVR project. PrioVR is an affordable VR motion capture system that will allow players to put their entire bodies inside a virtual reality environment. The Oculus Rift lets us see...
It seems that Slender: The Arrival, one of the scariest games in recent history, will be getting Oculus Rift support. Tweets from the game's developer indicate that there is a build of the game with Oculus Rift support being...
Guest writer Kevin Williams stopped by the Virgin Media Game Space in London for yesterday's launch party. The space, which functions as a place to play and develop games, features a number of Oculus Rift headsets with games like...
Virtuix and Sixense will be at this weekend's Pax Prime in Seattle to demonstrate what they're calling the "ultimate virtual reality experience," a platform consisting of the Virtuix Omni, Sixense STEM, and the Oculus Rift. Today marks the start of...
Sixense STEM, which is essentially the Razer Hydra 2, is officially headed to Kickstarter on September 12th. Sixense, who makes the magnetic tracking technology in the Razer Hydra, says that the STEM will have better range and better tracking...
After finding out that his 58mm IPD didn't quite jive with the Oculus Rift's default 64mm spacing, Barry Hill decided to do something about it. He's now working on a 3D printed Oculus Rift IPD adapter to change the...
Continuing Google's interesting take on marketing Glass, the company's forthcoming wearable computer, a photo shoot appearing in Vogue's September 2013 issue shows the unit as part of a retro-futuristic landscape. Fashion Director Tonne Goodman and photographer Steven...
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