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.
Phil Tippett, the visual effects genius behind classic stop-motion animation sequences from films such as the holochess scene from the Star Wars franchise, Jurassic Park (1993), and RoboCop 2 (1990), brings his latest stop-mo project MAD GOD to virtual reality. Based on Tippett's eponymous short film MAD...
NextVR, the leader in live VR sports broadcasting, today released their full schedule for their live NBA coverage, including 25 games featuring 30 teams throughout the 2016-2017 season. Make sure to have your phone battery charged, your Gear VR lenses...
Virtual reality is a fitting medium for adventure games. When the atmosphere is right and the scene is set, you start to think about the world in a way that taps deep into your reptilian brain, the same one...
HTC opened their third officially branded 'Vive VR Cafe' last week, this time in Shenzhen, China, the country's Silicon Valley of hardware. In an interview with Haptical, HTC China's President of Vive Alvin Wang Graylin confirms the company will be rolling...
The number of big-name manufacturers getting into VR is going to increase substantially with the entry of Microsoft VR hardware partners, revealed on stage today at Microsoft's hardware-focused event. Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive VP of Windows and Devices took the stage...
Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Ubisoft's upcoming collaborative space adventure, sadly won't be here for the November 29th launch date as promised, so if you wanted to give that special someone a Trek-themed Christmas present, you may need to rethink your...
Obduction, the highly rated first-person adventure game from Cyan, the makers of Riven (1997) and Myst (1993), has been available on traditional monitors for quite some time now, but what virtual reality enthusiasts have been salivating over is the pre-release VR...
Xiaomi today unveiled a low-cost VR headset alongside their Mi Note 2 smartphone at the company's Mi Product Launch Event in Beijing. Much like Samsung Gear VR, Mi VR features a built-in dedicated motion sensor for low latency head-tracking and...
Just what Google has brewing in their skunkworks, we can't say for sure, but with their most recent acquisition of Eyefluence, a company that builds eye-tracking technology for VR headsets, it seems Google is getting ever deeper into what's largely...
Hammerhead VR, the creators of the splendidly creepy ABE VR, a short VR film that puts you at the mercy of a robot gone awry, today revealed a first-person horror game called Syren. Hammerhead is a VR production studio that’s worked with VR game development,...
Getting into a live show with your favorite celebrity isn't that tough if you live in the entertainment epicenters of L.A. or New York, but this week AltspaceVR, the social VR platform, is bringing the entertainers to you. Like all AltspaceVR performances...
There isn't a studio that can claim to be 'The Pixar of VR' just yet, but many heavy hitters in traditional media and tech are taking notice of the growth potential of animated films in VR, and specifically in Baobab Studios,...
Loading Human is a first-person sci-fi adventure that, much like the pulp fiction space operas of years gone past, puts you in the shoes of a charming 22nd century astronaut straight out of space academy. Instead of launching into the far...
Ricoh, the Japanese imaging and electronics company, today announced a new model of the Theta, the company's pocketable 360 camera. It's called Theta SC. The new Theta SC is a lighter, more colorful version of the Theta that has almost everything...
Steam Dev Days, Valve's annual developer conference, just started and from the tweets we've seen (no press allowed!) VR is getting the star treatment this year already. According to press release sent out yesterday, visitors to Steam Dev Days "will...
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