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.
As Ben Lang says in his interview introduction, Will Provancher is one of the OG's of virtual reality. Tactical Haptic's 'Reactive Grip' controller was one of the few peripherals shown back at GDC 2013 that aimed to enhance...
Representatives from Sony confirmed at their GDC 2015 media event that owners of company's VR headset dev kit, Project Morpheus, will be receiving an upgrade to the new and improved 2015 prototype, a device that has made a big...
OSVR announced today that 12 new partners have signed up to work with the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headset, a so called "hacker dev kit" that is intended to be entirely hardware agnostic. Ubisoft, the video game studio best known for popular...
MindMaze announced today that it has recently closed an $8.5 million funding round for its "thought-powered VR game system" called MindLeap, a VR/AR headset that uses both electroencephalogram technology (EEG), and integrated 3D motion capture cameras for hand-tracking as a basis for...
Playful Corp, the company in partnership with Oculus and makers of Lucky's Tale, gave us a hands-on with the new updated demo, which featured two complete levels and fit and finish that speaks to the near-maturity of the VR games scene. I...
With the news still hot off the presses about Unreal Engine 4 releasing their game engine for free to its users, Unity 5 has come out... and it's free too. See Also: DirectX 12 Coming to Unity 5, Can Increase CPU-bound...
Untold Games has released a new video showing a gameplay demo for Loading Human, a sci-fi adventure game created ground-up for VR headsets and motion control devices like Sixense STEM. Foreign worlds, mysteries to be solved, sardonic computers leading the...
Attention Gear VR owners: the fabled time has come to take out your credit cards, and hand them over to the likes of the newly monetized Gear VR store, where you can kiss your money goodbye in increments of...
Yesterday, Valve and HTC revealed the 'Vive' VR headset, and there's some pretty big names already working on content for the headset. According to the Vive website, Google, HBO, and Lionsgate are already working to create content for the new headset...
NextVR is incorporating light field capture technology into their VR platform which will allow users to alter their perspective inside the VR space, adding a degree of positional tracking to the live action videos and making for a more immersive...
Is the future going to be filled with paper thin displays and touch interfaces abound? Microsoft thinks so, because they've been fleshing out their "productivity future vision" concept videos ever since 2009, underlining just that. But what could these omnipresent displays...
Tactical Haptics is coming back to this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco to give a fresh demo of their haptic controller, Reactive Grip. The device aims to give popular motion tracking devices a more immersive feel for in-game...
We knew NextVR was showing off its panoramic video at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit last week, but now the company says the NHL will be getting the same 360 degree treatment, transmitted live and in 'broadcast quality'. See Also: NBA Games...
Epic Games is offering developers a "no strings attached" piece of their recently established development fund, a financial grant pool that tops out at $5,000,000 worth of cash. The funds are earmarked for projects with working prototypes, that are...
The developers of The New Renaissance have released a demo of their feature-length virtual reality music experience, showing a segment that reminds me of just why I got into this VR business in the first place: dancing robot girls...
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