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Digital Statues as ‘Stormland’s’ Pre-order Bonus Portend a Curious Future of Virtual Merch

Stormland, the VR open-world adventure from Insomniac Games, is set to launch tomorrow. The studio isn't only offering the chance to unlock virtual collectibles for display...

PC Tethering on Quest is a Huge Upgrade, Making Rift S a Tough Sell

Oculus today announced an upcoming PC tethering feature coming to Quest headsets in November. Oculus Link, as it's called, will let users plug into...

Viveport Has Earned a Second Chance Thanks to Infinity

HTC launched Viveport, their VR game marketplace, back in August 2016 to relatively little fanfare. It didn't boast any compelling exclusives or big draws...

Rift S Isn’t the Headset Fans Want, But Facebook Wagers It’s What Their Ecosystem...

While to some Oculus' announcement of the Rift S represents the newest and best version of a good VR headset, to others it's a...

‘Fortnite’s’ Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR’s Future

Epic Games’ Fortnite is steadily moving from ‘just’ a massively popular battle royale game to a cultural touchstone for hundreds of millions of players....

If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Ernest Cline's best-selling novel Ready Player One is hitting the big screen later this month. As a story based...

NBA Finals Prove That VR Sports Broadcasting is Maturing, But There’s Still Missing Pieces

Sports in VR is squarely in the realm of low-hanging VR that you often hear rattled off on five fingers when broaching the topic...

Oculus’ VR Privacy Policy Serves the Needs of Facebook, Not Users

I had a chance to catch up with Oculus' Nate Mitchell at GDC where I asked him about privacy in VR. Oculus has delegated...

Comparing Oculus Touch & HTC Vive Technology and Ecosystems

The Oculus Touch motion-tracked controllers have launched today after 8 months of the Rift solely supporting gamepad experiences. I wanted to take a moment...

HoloLens Inside-out Tracking Is Game Changing for AR & VR, and No One Is...

Augmented reality, while growing in buzz, has been around in some form or another for more than two decades. But immersive head-mounted AR for consumers...

Facebook CEO: ‘In Five to Ten Years AR Will Be Where VR is Today’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is working seriously on augmented reality R&D, but he believes it will take time for the technology...

‘Pokémon Go’ is Where I Draw the Line on “Augmented Reality”

The announcement video for Pokémon Go, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones, opens by asking us to "imagine Pokémon in the real world." And imagination is exactly what you'll...

Figuring Out Social VR is Key to Mainstream Adoption

Let’s face it, if there is one VR category that has the most potential, the most controversy, and admittedly the most goofiness, it's social...

Including Controllers, Vive and Rift Could be Evenly Matched on Price

Natural motion input is the clear future of VR. And while the Rift would seem to lead in price over the Vive, factoring the...

We Badly Need Episodic Narratives in VR

The more I think about virtual reality, the more I start to address the reasons that I'm attracted to it in the first place. Having...
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