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.
Yesterday Oculus announced that they're acquiring Nimble VR, which launched a Kickstarter in October to fund creation of their motion input camera designed for VR headsets. Along with Nimble VR, 13th Lab and Chris Bregler also join the Oculus...
Crystal Rift, a grid-based dungeon crawler game designed especially for VR, has reached their funding goal with only a few hours to spare until the official end of its crowdfunding campaign. In an effort to drum up more support, the...
Nimble Sense, the hand tracking controller designed to work with head mounted displays, has surpassed its first stretch goal of $120,000, nearly doubling its base funding goal of $62,500. With only a few days left until the crowdfunding campaign closes, the...
Apple is investing in additional VR savvy, with more job postings trickling out of the multinational tech giant's own internal job site. Although Apple hasn't left us with many clues as to what they might be working on at their Santa...
A new PC peripheral company based in France is launching a feet-controlled 3D navigation and motion control device that wants to get the lower half of your body in the game, freeing up your hands for the more important things in virtual...
Competitors are lining up to introduce the world to the very first 360 degree video-sharing service, a concept that could soon become an industry standard for both the newly emerging mobile VR scene and PC-driven VR headsets alike. VCEMO (pronounced...
With the help of 360 degree video and the Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset, a great-grandfather in an assisted-living community got a chance to virtually celebrate with his family this past Thanksgiving. Martin (reddit alias jwsimmons) has been using virtual reality technology to put...
An ominous, desolate world awaits, and you, the silent explorer, must traverse the remains of a once great civilization and unlock its secrets to escape the clutches of puzzle-induced insanity. Did you see someone over your shoulder? It couldn't be....
Move over Google Cardboard and Durovis Dive, because Pinć wants a seat at the mobile VR table, and with their new iPhone 6 case—which hides a small form factor VR headset—they'll be needing a little elbow room. Cordon Media, a Toronto-based...
Leap Motion's '3D Jam' is a developer competition sponsored by IndieCade, and centers around the popular 3D motion controller, Leap Motion. With contestants vying for $75,000 in prizes, you can imagine that the competition to produce interactive environments that...
Mark Farid, a British artist based in London, wants to strap into a head-mounted display for 28 days straight—and we're not talking about a month of Minecrift. Farid's new Kickstarter campaign, called Seeing I, is supposed to straddle a...
South Park's episode last week, Grounded Vindaloop, has zeroed in on the beloved Oculus Rift, along with some longstanding fears surrounding virtual reality. The episode, which dives into a meta virtual reality, also pokes fun at outsourced customer service. If...
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