Scott Hayden

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An American expat based in Italy, Scott learned at a young age to revere the power of science fiction, becoming a figurative stained glass window through which he viewed the world. Throughout his childhood he was force fed countless reruns of Star Trek TNG, Quantum Leap, Sliders, (among many others) and lived by The Evil Dead triology and Saturday mornings watching MST3K with the rest of his sci-fi-freak family. Like every card-carrying dweeb who grew up in the ’90s, Scott spent uncountable hours in front of a TV and various consoles, but even longer wishing inside his head that the fantasies played out in games and movies would someday become a reality. After following VR casually since its entrance into the public psyche, he decided to investigate further by the only way he knew how: by writing about it. He believes that VR will start a revolution of the mind, helping to give ineffable ideas form and increasing humanity’s ability to relate to one another through free expression.
At a special GDC Oculus media event this week we got a chance to go hands-on with Sanzaru Games' upcoming Norse-themed action adventure game Asgard's Wrath, presented on Oculus' newly unveiled 'Rift S' headset. It's beautiful, difficult, and will definitely require...
Unfortunately we didn't learn more about Oculus Quest's launch date at GDC 2019 this week, although Oculus did reveal a few more titles coming to the standalone 6DOF headset at launch this Spring. We were really hoping for the company...
Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset's fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR...
Scope AR, the enterprise-focused AR studio, today announced it has successfully closed a $9.7 million Series A funding round to further develop it cross-platform AR work training and on-site instruction tools. The company's Series A was led by Romulus Capital,...
Pimax today announced their Brainwarp software will be coming out of beta soon with the official launch of Brainwarp version 1.0. Like Oculus' Asynchronous Spacewarp, Brainwarp was designed to reduce the massive hardware requirements needed to run the headset's high resolution...
HTC's Rikard Steiber today announced at GDC 2019 that Viveport, the company's digital distribution platform for VR games, is going to support Windows VR headsets later this year. The company first opened up Viveport to Oculus Rift in September 2018,...
Beat Games is getting ready to take their massively successful block-slashing rhythm game to new heights, as Oculus today announced that Beat Saber (2018) is coming to Oculus Quest at launch. According to an Oculus blog post, the Quest version of the game will...
Today Pimax announced it's introducing a new business-focused ruggedized line of its "8K" series virtual reality headsets, set to release sometime this year. According to an MRTV video interview with Pimax's head of US operations Kevin Henderson, Pimax says it will produce...
Beat Games, the Czech Republic-based indie developers behind Beat Saber (2018), announced they've sold over one million copies of their popular block-slashing rhythm game—a figure calculated across all supported VR platforms. Beat Games CEO Jaroslav Beck announced the news in...
Beat Games today released Beat Saber's long-awaited first DLC music pack, an effort created in partnership with electronic dance music record label Monstercat. A new update on PC also brings it up to speed with the PSVR version, now featuring...
Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, the group tasked not only with pushing forward virtual reality as a storytelling medium, but creating a number of highly polished and thoughtful VR pieces in the process. A copy of an email written...
HTC today announced that Viveport Infinity, the upcoming Netflix-style VR game & app subscription service, will be available for $13 a month, or $99 annually starting on April 2nd. If you subscribe now though, it could be a lot...
Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) chief scientist Michael Abrash believes AR and VR will be the primary way people work, play, and connect in the future. Abrash regularly speaks about when he expects these fundamental milestones in technology to occur,...
Vertigo Games, the developers behind Arizona Sunshine (2016), today announced their PC VR strategy game Skyworld (2017) is finally making its way to PlayStation VR this month. Update (March 13th, 2019): Vertigo Games today announced that Skyworld will launch for PlayStation VR...
Nearly a year ago a debilitating software error occurred that rendered every Rift on Earth basically inoperable for about a day. As recompense, Oculus handed out $15 in Store credit (or regional equivalent) to pretty much anyone that used Rift in...
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