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.
TPCAST, the Beijing-based makers of 60GHz wireless VR transmitters, launched their previously announced Business Edition (BE) Wireless VR Adapter in North America today. The setup is said to include support for up to four simultaneous users occupying a single space. The...
HTC showed off eight Ready Player One-inspired experiences at the film's debut event at SXSW. Now, the company has released three of these experiences on Viveport in a single download called Ready Player One: OASIS Beta. Here's the full list of mini-games...
HTC Vive users will have a chance to walk into a VR version of HBO's Silicon Valley house soon. The Palo Alto home, which is owned by the series' eccentric startup guru Erlich Bachman (T.J. Miller), was lovingly recreated in...
At GDC this year, I had a chance to step into Beat Saber, an upcoming rhythm game from Czech Republic-based indie studio Hyperbolic Magnetism that tasks you with slicing flying cubes with lightsabers to electronic dance music. If that sounds cool to...
Kat VR, a China-based company known for their crowdfunded Kat Walk VR treadmill, are hitting Kickstarter again soon with a new design that promises to accommodate smaller spaces. The company says their new Kat Walk Mini has "a much smaller...
Squanch Games, the studio behind Accounting+ (2018) and brainchild of Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, is coming out with a new Daydream exclusive that follows the exploits of the titular Dr. Splorchy, plopping you aboard a spaceship with dangerous bugs that you have to...
Survios, the studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Sprint Vector (2018), are gearing up to release a new VR game this year, an arcade boxing title that puts you in the shoes of Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed and protegé...
At GDC 2018 this year, Oculus released word during their 'Inside Oculus 2018' developer talk that Home, the customizable user space for Rift, is gaining the ability to host multiple players as well as user-generated content. The new Home space...
Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind the hit VR parody game Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017), debuted their upcoming game here at GDC 2018, an aptly named sequel to Job Simulator that delves into the...
Qualcomm today announced their Snapdragon 845 Virtual Reality Development Kit (VRDK) reference headset will have support for Vive Wave, HTC's open API which allows a large range of third-party headsets and peripherals access to a common platform. The move to integrate Vive Wave...
Now that Magic Leap has officially launched its Lumin SDK, a dev toolkit which allows developers to build AR experiences for Lumin OS, the operating system that powers the Magic Leap One headset, we expect to hear more specific...
ARCore, Google's augmented reality software development kit for Android devices, was recently made available on 13 flagship smartphones - giving over 100 million devices, the company says, the ability to run AR apps. At GDC today, Google highlighted two upcoming...
It's been over two years since Stockholm-based Neat Corporation released the initial prototype for Budget Cuts, an upcoming stealth-action game that throws you into a robot-filled office space and arms you with various throwing weapons and a novel portal-based teleporting device,...
Oculus Go, the company's upcoming $200 standalone VR headset, doesn't have an official release date yet, but a recent report from Variety contends Oculus will be launching Go at Facebook's f8 developer conference this May. Variety cites "multiple sources familiar with...
Magic Leap One, the upcoming AR headset from one of the most well-funded startups in history, is said to arrive sometime this year. While no real specs are known about the headset outside of a few choice bits revealed...
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