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Oculus Rift News Bits: On Schedule for March Delivery, Secret Partner Preview, and More

Oculus Rift developer kits will soon be leaving the Chinese factory and making their way into the hands of eager developers. What's happened since...

John Carmack Talks Virtual Reality Latency Mitigation Strategies

John Carmack, the famed developer who helped put the Oculus Rift on the map, has been doing plenty of virtual reality research as of...

Oculus to Give Virtual Reality Talk at GDC Next Month

The Oculus Rift is expected to be delivered to developers next month (and is already in the hands of a select few). This coincides nicely with...

Studying the Consequences of Avatar Embodiment at Stanford’s State-of-the-art Virtual Reality Lab

Stanford uses their virtual reality lab to study the consequences of avatar embodiment. A ten minute presentation by the lab's director, Jeremy Bailenson, reveals some enthralling findings showing...
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Exclusive: Project Holodeck Hands-on Demo and Interview with Director Nathan Burba [video]

Recently I got a chance to meet up with Project Holodeck director Nathan Burba. Not only did we sit down for a detailed interview,...

Sony Ad Campaign Uses CAVEs to Promote the PlayStation Store

A Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) is a virtual reality system that immerses the user in a virtual space using a small room with...

Using Perceptual Illusions to Create Infinite Virtual Spaces [video]

Here's a neat video that the folks from Project Holodeck pointed out on their blog. Cara Santa Maria of the Huffington Post took a...

Project Holodeck Goes to the Game: Next Exhibition in Dublin

Project Holodeck is an effort out of USC to create a multiplayer virtual reality gaming platform that offers full avatar embodiment and immersive first-person gameplay. Some...

Oculus Rift News Bits: Palmer Luckey Talks Oculus Rift and VR at Evolve London...

Last week Palmer Luckey took the stage as a keynote speaker at Evolve 2012 in London. The conference is an "event exploring everything that’s cutting...

A Brief History of Virtual Reality, Starring the Forte VFX1 Head Mounted Display

I just stumbled across this excellent video showing a brief history of virtual reality. The video is from the YouTube channel Silicon Classics. It...

What is Virtual Reality?

This sounds like a simple question, but it is one that I've been meaning to discuss. Without a foundation, everything we talk about on...

Oculus Rift News Bits: GTTV Hands-on With Rift, Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games, Palmer...

It's time for another Oculus Rift News Bits update! On the agenda: We've got a video from GameTrailers TV who got their hands on...

WizDish Could Be the First Virtual Reality Locomotion Device Suitable for Your Living Room

After head mounted displays, one of the obvious next steps for virtual reality immersion is to find a way to physically walk around a...

YEI Creates First Person Virtual Reality Demo With Full Body Tracking in Unreal Engine...

The ultimate goal of virtual reality gaming is to convince players that they are actually the inhabitants of another world. A number of components...
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