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.
If you thought you were finally getting your hands on some info about the secretive Google-backed startup, Magic Leap, you'd be wrong—at least for now—because amidst much speculation, Magic Leap executives have cancelled their public talks on the technology. Magic Leap is...
'Project Nautilus VR', a now cancelled Kickstarter campaign featuring an app and VR headset combo, wanted to take underwater VR experiences for Google Cardboard one step further: by actually putting you and your beloved smartphone head-first into a pool. And the thing is,...
VR is returning to this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in a big way, with sessions featuring familiar names from Oculus, and a number of key leadership from game studios and hardware companies currently developing for future VR devices. There's...
After months of hearing about Oculus' latest prototype VR headset, Crescent Bay, and pining after a session with the bleeding edge device for so long, I finally secured a demo with the Crescent Bay prototype at this year's GDC. What I...
The clock is ticking for Immersive VR Education's Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience. With only 3 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, the team is more than 75% of the way to reaching their crowdfunding goal. The educational applications of VR have...
NUREN: The New Renaissance has now obtained more than half of its crowdfunding goal, and with only a few days left until the close of their campaign they've also announced that they'll be tacking on another big name in video game music...
I've got everything I need to kill time at the airport: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Gear VR headset, my last bag of American Cheetos before I leave the homeland for who knows how long. I've even managed to work up the self...
Virtual and augmented reality is hitting this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) multimedia festival in Austin in a big way. With more sessions and meetings involving VR than we can count, there's one event happening during the festival for sure not...
: The New Renaissance is the first VR project to get a slice of Epic Games' development fund, coming to the tune of $18,000 worth of "no strings attached" funds to further the development of the virtual reality experience. Last month, Epic Games announced...
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...
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