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.
Tonight at QuakeCon a panel of VR experts will take the stage to talk about the future of VR and the Oculus Rift. Speaking of which, the Oculus Rift Kickstarter has passed $1 million in less than 36 hours...
We knew that the Oculus Rift was going to be big... but this big?! After only 3 hours or so Kickstarter contributors had backed about $130,000, about 56% of the $250,000 goal. At the time of writing (8:28pm EST), the Oculus...
The Oculus Rift Kickstarter is officially live. Here's the link! Read on for pricing and other details. Here's the Kickstarter launch video for the Oculus Rift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxptk8P15TI   There wasn't a straightforward commitment from Valve about Source integration as I had hoped, but...
If you needed any convincing that Valve is serious about the Oculus Rift, check this photo for some evidence. Pictured left to right is Michael Abrash, Valve's VR/AR researcher, Palmer Luckey, the brains behind the forthcoming Oculus Rift HMD,...
The Oculus Rift Kickstarter is due to start any day soon and the VR community couldn't be more excited. The man behind the promising wide field-of-view head mounted display / VR headset, Palmer Luckey (AKA PalmerTech), has shared this...
A team of 25 members is working at the University of Southern California to create a full-motion virtual reality gaming environment, they're calling it Project Holodeck. By 'full-motion' I mean that the playspace allows the user to actually walk...
Need proof the Palmer Luckey (AKA PalmerTech) wasn't teasing when he said he was working on the Oculus Rift HMD with some big names in the game industry? Here's Cliff Bleszinski (AKA CliffyB), checking out a prototype of the Oculus...
Hi and welcome to the new Road to VR. If you've been a regular reader, you'll notice that things look at bit different. Fear not, looks are indeed the only thing that have changed. This refresh of the site...
Much has happened since the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display / VR headset started picking up steam in May. Palmer Luckey has been teasing that he was in discussion with some big names in gaming, and today he's ready...
Finally an update on the Oculus Rift Kickstarter. The head mounted display that's been... er... turning heads... has been teasing us with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The original plan was for it to go live in the middle of...
Yesterday I showed you Google's incredible live Glass demo where they took Project Glass on a skydiving adventure. Today I want to compile all of the Project Glass info that came out of Google I/O 2012 in one place....
Since Google's announcement of Project Glass, the company has remained quite silent on their augmented reality glasses project. We saw Project Glass in an interview with Charlie Rose back in April, but that was nothing compared to Google's latest...
The VR community seems to be holding its collective breath to see what impact the Oculus Rift head mounted display will have on the future of virtual reality gaming. Patiently folks are waiting for the Kickstarter funding round to start...
Condition One aims to achieve a standardized way of capturing and displaying immersive 180 degree video. The company is a startup founded by noted photographer Danfung Dennis. Currently the product takes the form of an iPad app in which the...
One of the reasons why I'm so excited about the Oculus Rift is that John Carmack, founder and technical director of Id Software, is demoing the unit to people within the gaming industry and is building full support for it...
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