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.
German media company Axel Springer today announced that it has taken part in a new round of financing of Magic Leap. The company hasn't disclosed the amount of the investment, or mentioned whether other companies have also taken part in the new...
The Humble Store is having a big VR sale currently, putting some of the best-rated games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on deep discount. There's not much chaff in the list below, so we hope you still have...
The 2018 Winter Olympics is about to kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea today, and this year you'll be able to watch a total of 30 events in VR, shared across live and on-demand 360/180 recordings. NBC has partnered with...
Viacom Next, the company's technology group tasked with producing immersive experiences, is no longer. David Liu, former Creative Director at Next, announced the news via twitter. As reported by Variety, around 100 employees have been laid off across multiple Viacom divisions in...
Sprint Vector (2018) is a VR racing game of a different stripe. Dubbed an "adrenaline platformer" by production studio Survios, the developers behind Raw Data (2017), it actually sticks to some pretty well-established arcade racing tropes pioneered by the Mario Kart franchise. Still, it's...
ARK Park, the VR multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017), was originally slated for a December release on PlayStation VR, but then production studio Snail Games delayed the game as it was "still in development." Now,...
Vreal, a VR livestreaming and social broadcast platform, today announced the closure of a $11.7 million Series A funding round led by Axioma Ventures, along with new investors Intel Capital and AET Fund. Existing participating investors include Upfront Ventures, Vulcan Capital and...
Dreamscape Immersive, the location based VR startup, today announced the public debut of a limited engagement VR experience called Alien Zoo. Now taking reservations at Westfield Century City, LA, California, the multiplayer experience will be open to the public for a single month. Alien...
Downward Spiral: Horus Station is an upcoming sci-fi adventure game from 3rd Eye Studios, a Finish studio featuring industry veterans from games such as Alan Wake, and Halo 5, and movies including Wall-E, Gravity, and Prometheus. While Horus Station is technically the second installment in the series following last year's Downward Spiral:...
Squanch Games (formerly Squanchtendo) and partner studio Crows Crows Crows have just added a new level to their PSVR game Accounting+ (2017). Called 'The Waterpark Update', the level is a free update that also includes a free theme. Update (02/07/18): Squanch Games...
Google recently launched an augmented reality mode for the Android version of its video capture app Motion Stills, which brings the ability to insert AR objects into the world so you can record GIFs and video. Much like Google's AR...
Opaque Space, a studio working in collaboration with NASA to build space-themed VR experiences, have started experimenting with PSVR. Update (02/06/18): In a previous version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that studio's latest experience 'Earthlight: Spacewalk' would be coming to...
Sairento VR (2018), a VR ninja action game from indie developer Mixed Realms, ended its year-long stint in Steam Early Access today. The game, which features both single player and multiplayer modes, also launched on Oculus Home today. Sairento VR launches out...
For Fun Labs, the developers behind Eleven: Table Tennis VR (2016), are hosting a free weekend for Rift players this week on Oculus Home. Eleven: Table Tennis VR offers online multiplayer or practice with AI, and features cross-play between both the Steam (Vive & Rift) and Oculus...
Wal-Mart, the big-box retail giant, unveiled its Store No. 8 tech startup incubator last year with the aim of researching and investing in emergent tech like AR and VR. Now, Store No. 8 has acquired Spatialand, a startup that has created...
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