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Making VR mainstream: SMI’s eye-tracking magic hands-on

Eye-tracking tech could finally go mainstream with head-mounted displays like Oculus Rift and Sony Project Morpheus, with pupil spotting specialist …

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If Anything Will Sell Me On The Oculus Rift, It's Virtual Totoro

Fresh from recreating the boiler room scene from <i>Spirited Away</i> for the Oculus Rift, game designer Nick Pittom tackles an even more magical scene from …

Take-Two CEO Worries About 'Anti-Social' Oculus Rift

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick recently spoke to Bloomberg about a number of gaming-related topics, the upcoming Oculus Rift among them. Usually you hear nothing but gushing praise for the VR headset, but Zelnick is a little wary of its potential effect on gaming..<p>“I think for a core gamer, it could …

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've got <i>far more</i> details. First things first, Samsung's headset is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus …

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News Bits: Samsung Partners with Oculus on New 'Media Focussed' VR Headset?

Rumours surrounding a new VR Headset from the electronics giant Samsung circulated recently, originally reported by Engadget. At the time, the angle …

Nick Pittom’s Final VR Adaption Based on Cowboy Bebop

Indie developer Nick Pittom has confirmed that his final virtual reality (VR) adaption before moving into a full videogame will be based on popular …

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The Minecraft Halo Mash-Up Pack Visits Familiar Places

The upcoming <i>Halo</i> Mash-Up pack for <i>Minecraft</i> isn't just about 40 character skins, a texture pack and music from Microsoft's popular first-person …

Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey being sued by CTO's former employer (update)

Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey are being sued by Zenimax Media and id Software, the former employer of Oculus VR Chief Technical Officer John Carmack. The suit claims that Luckey and Oculus VR, which worked with Carmack while he was still employed by id Software (owned by Zenimax Media), …

Samsung is making a VR headset for its phones and tablets

Samsung is known for its ubiquitous Galaxy smartphones and tablets, popular smart televisions and, most recently, smartwatches. The Korean consumer electronics giant is about to enter <i>another</i> major new category: virtual reality headsets. We're told by sources close to Samsung that a virtual reality …

Oculus Rift is the latest weapon in the Defense Department's fight against cyberattacks

The military’s army of hackers may soon use Oculus Rift to fight the cyberwar.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), basically the Q to the U.S. Department of Defense’s James Bond, is experimenting with using the Oculus Rift headset (as Wired first reported). It wants its crew of …

How Darpa's Using the Oculus Rift to Make a Cyberwarfare Battlefield

<i>Wired</i> just published a in-depth piece on how Darpa is "weaponizing" the Oculus Rift for cyberwar. But does this mean that soldiers are about to start …

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Samsung Will Launch A Virtual Reality Gaming Headset Similar To Oculus Rift Later This Year

Engadget was the first to report the news. Business Insider independently confirmed the headset with a source familiar with Samsung's plans. The source said the VR headset is a small side project for Samsung to test innovative display technologies.<p>Samsung's VR headset will connect to the company's …

ZeniMax sues Oculus over virtual reality Rift tech

ZeniMax is taking the VR company and its 21-year-old founder to court for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets.<p>ZeniMax Media, the owner of game developer Id Software and the previous employer of Oculus CTO and Id co-founder John Carmack, is suing Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey.<p>The …

The Oculus Rift Is Coming To Chuck E. Cheese

We can all agree Chuck E. Cheese is a great place to get shoddy pizza and various diseases. But! Are you willing to risk contracting the flu or meningitis to try the Oculus Rift? The children’s play place is rolling out the Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience at 29 locations including Dallas, San …

The virtual reality cameras are coming: 360Cam passes Kickstarter goal in a day

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Giroptic<p>The 360Cam, which hit its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter today, isn’t the first 360 degree camera to pop up on a …

It's A Virtual Game Boy For The Oculus Rift

One of the key problesm with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is that it completely obscures the wearer's vision, making it impossible to play …

Virtual reality's biggest enemy is bad virtual reality, says Oculus founder

Palmer Luckey can hardly take a step without being stopped for pictures, questions or just friendly handshakes. I'm not surprised; we're at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo, and Luckey just closed a speculative panel on the future of VR. Here, he's a celebrity, and with good reason -- the …

Oculus Rift is coming to Chuck E. Cheese

Virtual ball pits can't be far behind<p>Chuck E. Cheese is moving into virtual reality. The restaurant chain has just announced a new test program, which will see it use the Oculus Rift headset to simulate a ticket blaster — a large tube where prize tickets whizz around your head — at birthday …

When you die in VR, you could get sick in real life: The challenges of Eve: Valkyrie

People react like kittens being carried by their mothers when you place a virtual reality headset over their eyes. Their muscles tend to stiffen, and they stare straight ahead, frozen in place. It takes time and encouragement to get them to loosen up and look around.<p>"People have been taught for …

Former Halo 4 Art Director Joins Oculus

Kenneth Scott was consulting with 343 Industries previously.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Former Halo 4 senior art director Kenneth Scott has joined Oculus, the …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Oculus VR gets a virtual reality headset design patent

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, received approval for a patent application on March 18, 2014, according to the document on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.<p>Patent D701,206 covers the "ornamental design of a virtual reality headset," which …

Oculus CEO: Next Rift prototype 'coming soon'

Brendan Iribe, chief of the virtual reality company, reiterates that Facebook's $2 billion takeover will preserve Oculus' independence and help it get bigger, faster.<p>NEW YORK -- Oculus Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said the new prototype of the virtual reality company's Rift headset is "coming …

Virtual Legality 2: Oculus VR Responds Comprehensively To Zenimax Legal Letters

Having had a weekend to consider and consult, Oculus VR has shared a fuller response to the revelation that Zenimax has sent letters asserting a legal claim to IP used in the creation of the Oculus Rift headset, and alleging that Oculus CTO and Master of Doom John Carmack was the transmission …

Microsoft partnering with Showtime on live-action Halo TV show

The world is still getting an original live-action television series based on the Halo video games, but it looks like Xbox Live subscribers won’t be the first to watch it.<p>Microsoft, who is producing the series through its Xbox Entertainment Studios arm, is close to making a deal with premium cable …