Zero Point Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Demo

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

By on February 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

Danfung Dennis no longer concerns himself with whether or not virtual reality is going catch to on — he knows that at this point, it’s just a matter of time. Dennis is the director of Zero Point, a short film that provides a fully 3D 360-degree viewing experience, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the locations and get a taste of how virtual reality will change the entertainment landscape in the very near future. More →

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Oculus Rift Zombie Fort Game

Video: New game to deliver virtual reality zombie battles to your living room

By on February 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Video: New game to deliver virtual reality zombie battles to your living room

We’ve seen plenty of ridiculously cool games on the Oculus Rift already in its short life span, but the latest project from the Zero Latency development team might be the most immersive (and terrifying) yet. Zombie Fort: Smackdown is a VR game on the Oculus Rift that fills your environment with zombies and challenges you to make it out alive. As Project Grey notes, most Oculus Rift games confine you to a computer and an office chair, but in Zombie Fort, players are equipped with a backpack which wirelessly connects the Oculus Rift to a computer while the cameras all around the room track your weapon in real-time. Check out a demo of the game in action below. More →

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Game Development

The team behind the Oculus Rift is developing its own games

By on January 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The team behind the Oculus Rift is developing its own games

Much like the 4K television, the key to success for the Oculus Rift is content. Without a stable of virtual reality games available at launch, the Rift is nothing more than a clever and superfluous toy, but the team that built the headset is doing everything in its power to make sure that doesn’t happen. Just last month it was reported that Oculus VR had set up a publishing arm to bring third-party developers into the fold, and now the team is taking content creation one step further — Oculus VR is planning to develop its own games. More →

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Oculus Rift Game Publishing

Virtual reality games now one step closer to actual reality

By on December 21, 2013 at 12:30 AM.

Virtual reality games now one step closer to actual reality

Considering how new the idea of competent virtual reality gaming is, it’s no surprise that developers aren’t lined up out the door to implement the technology quite yet. There are plenty of excited developers and gamers who want to take advantage of the Oculus Rift, but until the device proves itself on the market, it will be a niche product. Unless, of course, the team at Oculus VR starts bringing on developers itself to make games for the Rift. More →

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Oculus Rift Headset Android Support

Oculus Rift virtual reality mobile headset coming to Android devices

By on October 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM.

Oculus Rift virtual reality mobile headset coming to Android devices

One of the most exciting upcoming video game accessories is the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift has been hailed as the next evolution of gaming, and at the GamesBeat conference on Tuesday the company announced that it is working to create a mobile version of the Rift for Android devices as well. Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe said that the device will only work with Android devices for now, presumably because of the open source nature of Google’s mobile platform. Oculus VR hopes to release the mobile version of the hardware at around the same time as the PC headset, although an official retail release has still not been announced for either yet.

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Video: The future of gaming is already here

The future of gaming is already here [video]

By on April 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM.

The future of gaming is already here [video]

What do you get when you combine a 3D virtual reality headset with a passive omnidirectional treadmill? The future of gaming, today. Virtual reality accessory startup Virtuix on Thursday posted a demo video of its upcoming Omni — a “natural motion interface for virtual reality applications” — being used in conjunction with the Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headgear. The video showcases the killer combination being used to play a first-person shooter and the result is mind-blowing.

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Oculus Rift Dev Kits

Oculus Rift 3D, the game-changing virtual reality headset, faces delays

By on November 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM.

Oculus Rift 3D, the game-changing virtual reality headset, faces delays

With 3D gaming a complete failure, the next frontier for gaming innovation looks like it will be virtual reality. The good news is that the John Carmack and Cliff Blezinkski-supported Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset that managed to rack up almost $2.5 million on Kickstarter is coming along very nicely, with the latest prototype ready for mass production. The bad news is that the $300 developer kits previously slated for January 2013 won’t arrive until mid-March due to difficulties securing sufficient high-definition displays. More →

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Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset pre-orders start at $300 [video]

By on September 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM.

Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset pre-orders start at $300 [video]

Oculus Rift Preorder

Virtual reality gaming is coming back! And this time around, it’s not going to be held back by the limited technology of the ’80s. The Oculus Rift is the most ambitious VR headset yet, with immersive 3D and advanced head-tracking technology that actually has a chance at mass market appeal. After collecting over $2.4 million in Kickstarter funding and catching the attention of tons of big-name game developers such as id Software’s John Carmack, Valve‘s Gabe Newell, Epic’s Cliff Blezinksi as well as executives from Gaikai and Unity, the Oculus Rift Developer Kit is finally up for preorder.

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