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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Steam Virtual Reality Interface Beta

How you can get a sneak peek at Valve’s virtual reality interface

By on January 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

How you can get a sneak peek at Valve’s virtual reality interface

The first annual Steam Dev Days event doesn’t begin until Wednesday of this week, but Valve has already released SteamVR to the public, its experimental virtual reality mode for owners of the Oculus Rift who want a sneak peek at Valve’s progress on a VR interface. SteamVR allows Steam users to explore the digital platform  We reported last week that Valve would be introducing a software development kit for developers who want to work with virtual reality. SteamVR is likely just a proof of concept as Valve prepares even more substantial reveals for later this week. More →

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Sony Virtual Reality Headgear

Sony has virtual reality headset plans of its own

By on January 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Sony has virtual reality headset plans of its own

Sony at CES 2014 demoed two different virtual reality headset devices that show potential for the future, PCWorld reports. Of them, only one device is ready to ship (an earlier Head Mounted Display version was priced starting at $999.99) and can immerse users in 3D games and videos just like the Oculus Rift headgear does, assuming there is enough content to actually use with the device. To demo the rig, Sony filmed ground-level video of a motorcycle racing through a road course, and then allowed testers that tried out the virtual reality glasses to explore the video as if they were riding. More →

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Valve Interface Virtual Reality Games

Valve proposes standard interface for all virtual reality gadgets

By on January 9, 2014 at 5:30 AM.

Valve proposes standard interface for all virtual reality gadgets

Valve has confirmed that it will release a software developer kit that will allow developers to work on a standard interface for virtual reality games in order for players to enjoy a seamless experience across devices and games, BBC has learned. The kit will be released at Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference that will take place in mid-January in Seattle. At CES 2014, the company and its partners have unveiled no less than 13 Steam Machine console prototypes, although neither one comes with virtual reality features. 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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Valve Steam Virtual Reality

Valve readies killer Steam feature to help beat Xbox, PlayStation

By on November 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM.

Valve readies killer Steam feature to help beat Xbox, PlayStation

Valve plans to show off its virtual reality prototype and explain what it will mean for Steam at its Steam Dev Days event that takes place in Seattle in mid-January. The schedule for the developer sessions includes a couple of virtual reality-related events aptly titled “What VR Could, Should and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years,” and “Virtual Reality and Steam.” Apparently, in addition to Steam Machines and Steam Controllers, Valve is interested in building more gaming hardware. More →

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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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