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.
OTOY, the studio behind the made-for-VR rendering software OctaneVR, has announced a contest sponsored by Oculus that aims to get the community involved in generating immersive 360-degree panoramas using their software suite. Oculus CTO John Carmack is also signing on to...
Jaunt, the cinematic VR company known for its host of high-profile 360 video content, has officially entered Apple Territory with its first iOS app—Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" 360 concert. Originally released back in November 2014 on Google Cardboard and Oculus DK1/DK2, Apple fans can...
International Gear VR owners rejoice! Oculus has officially allowed selected paid content to be purchased outside of the United States, albeit in US dollars at the moment. A number of apps, games, and experiences have been cleared for international sale on the...
Kenzan, a Geneva based 3D visual effects company, has recently released a video showing a curious motion capture installation that could have you discovering a pharaoh's tomb in a setting that blends the physical world with the virtual. The...
AltspaceVR is hosting another Beta Access Weekend on April 24-26, and this time the social VR space has added a few more features to watch out for, features that when you say them out loud, could alienate you from casual acquaintances and...
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and News Corp, had a chance to try on Samsung's Gear VR recently. NextVR introduced Murdoch to their 360 degree NASCAR recordings. Business mogul Rupert Murdoch sat down with NextVR recently to review some of...
Wearality Sky has surpassed half of its crowdfunding goal of $100,000 for their VR smartphone adapter, a device that offers a 150 degree field of view (FOV) for 5–6 inch phones. With former Google Chief Technology Advocate Michael Jones signing...
The untouched beauty of the Grand Canyon has inspired poets, novelists, film makers, and more than 4 million recreational visitors per year to make their way to the dramatic cliffs that border the Colorado River basin. 360 Labs aims to...
What do you get when you piece together a Virtuix Omni VR treadmill, a DK2, and (with help from vorpX) a AAA title like GTA V? Madness. Pure madness. Stealing a car is wrong. Shooting innocent bystanders in the face, now that's downright...
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded a number of questions from the community in an hour-long online Q&A session recently, touching on everything from net neutrality to his personal tips on how best to learn Mandarin. The longest answer however came from a solitary...
Starting today, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are available from all major wireless carriers, both of which will be compatible with the forthcoming second iteration of Samsung Gear VR. Although the new Samsung Gear VR still doesn't have a price or launch date...
The Proto Awards, virtual reality's very own annual awards show, has now announced that July 1st, 2015 will be the starting date for submissions. If you're looking to garner a little notoriety for your VR project, now is the time to...
Unello Design, the indie studio behind Eden River HD, has just released two new apps for Cardboard, Zen Zone and Nebuland. Taking a few 'me time minutes' in the middle of a hectic day was never so easy. Pop on a...
Standing-up interactions are coming to VR sooner than we can pronounce 'HTC Vive' correctly (like 'revive' minus the 're'), and although flat virtual surfaces are a breeze to get around, what about stairs? ledges? curbs? You know, all of...
Virtual reality was without a doubt this year's hot topic at GDC 2015 in San Francisco, with talks presented by major hardware producers and indie game devs alike covering a wide array of VR-centric challenges and opportunities. Now GDC has...
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