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.
After years of teasing, Magic Leap late last year finally offered a glimpse of the AR headset it's been developing, the Magic Leap One. Details on what the headset can actually do are still light, but come next week, four...
Hot on the tail of Survios' latest release, Sprint Vector (2018), the studio today announced their next VR project, Creed: Rise to Glory, a VR boxing game being developed in partnership with MGM as a complement to the upcoming Creed II movie. While there's...
Bigscreen is a unique social VR application which lets users bring their desktop screens and all the capabilities of their PC into VR with them. That means friends can come together virtually for LAN parties, streaming sessions, and much...
Between HTC's Vive X accelerator and the VRVCA investor consortium that it heads, the company is already very active in the VR investment space. But today the company announced a brand new investment fund of some $160 million in...
Google has released a free app for PC VR headsets called Welcome to Light Fields. The company says the app serves as a showcase of "the emerging technology Google is using to power its next generation of VR content." When it...
Formerly a PSVR exclusive, Skyrim VR is coming to PC via SteamVR, with officially listed support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets. When it launched back in November on PSVR, Bethesda's Skyrim VR was one the first...
Oculus Research's director of computational imaging, Douglas Lanman, is scheduled to give a keynote presentation at SID DisplayWeek in May which will explore the concept of "reactive displays" and their role in unlocking "next-generation" visuals in AR and VR...
Offering an update to backers of the successful Pimax "8K" Kickstarter, which aims to deliver a high resolution VR headset with an ultrawide field of view, Pimax says 'M1' pre-production units should be complete by April, with initial backer...
The American Dream is set to launch on March 14th, and the moment, most unfortunately, couldn't be more timely. The game's gun-fueled gameplay takes US gun culture to the extreme, examining a world where babies are born packing heat...
Quill, Oculus' VR painting and drawing tool, recently saw a major update which added animation tools to the software, allowing users to create animated sequences directly in VR. A resident artist at Oculus has taken to the tool to...
GDC, hosted later this month in San Francisco, has long been an important event for Oculus. This year the company says they're bringing brand new VR demos to the show and will host a session exploring the company's plans...
Atari has confirmed that the forthcoming Rollercoaster Tycoon Joyride, its first VR title, will make its debut at GDC 2018 later this month. The game is slated to launch in the first half of 2018 on PS4 with support for...
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) has shipped 4.1 million units. This new figure, when combined with official in-game player stats, suggests that the game could have some 475,000 PSVR players, putting it among the highest known...
Widespread reports of an error preventing users from launching the Oculus software that powers the headset began appearing earlier yesterday. The company has today released a repair tool that patches the error in lieu of an automatic update. Update (03/08/18):...
This Spring, Microsoft is planning to roll out an update to Windows which will bring a number of improvements to Windows VR headsets, including better performance when used to play SteamVR content and during typical use, and a new...
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