Oculus Rift

Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date

In an offical Oculus blog post yesterday, head of content Jason Rubin wrote a bit about the state of VR and Oculus specifically, revealing that, …

Virtual Reality

Deadpool Announced For Marvel VR Game

If you've ever wanted to play as Deadpool in first person, you'll soon get a chance. Marvel announced that the comedic antihero is coming to Marvel Powers United VR.<p>Alongside the announcement, Marvel put out a trailer of the character in action. It shows Deadpool doing all sorts of Deadpool-y …

Comics

VR MMORPG 'OrbusVR' Open Alpha Weekend Starts July 28th

<i>OrbusVR,</i> the upcoming VR MMORPG for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is going into a limited-time open alpha starting on July 28th, 2017 at 12 pm CT (your …

MMOGs

4 crazy VR experiences you can try right now, and 1 jawdropper worth waiting for

So you’ve got a VR headset — a $400 Rift, perhaps — and are keen to find the latest, coolest experiences to play on it. You’re not alone — we are …

Virtual Reality

'Lone Echo' and 'Echo Arena' Now Work on HTC Vive with ReVive Hack

Platform exclusivity is a divisive issue in VR; on one hand, big financial backing helps create awesome games like <i>Lone Echo [9/10]—</i>on the other hand, …

John Carmack

'Casino VR Poker' Holds Tournament with Real Prizes, Oculus Rift + Touch Bundles for Top 3 Players

<i>Casino VR Poker (2016),</i> online multiplayer casino hosting live Texas hold’em, is offering real prizes in their ‘High Rollers’ poker tournament taking …

Virtual Reality

A top Facebook exec explains why it must spend $500 million on video games to achieve Zuckerberg's 10-year master plan

Over the next decade, Mark Zuckerberg wants virtual reality to permeate every facet of our lives — replacing the TV, the PC, and maybe even the smartphone as the primary way we interact with the digital world.<p>In the meantime, we have the Oculus Rift, Facebook's flagship virtual reality headset, …

Virtual Reality

Oculus execs: 'Don't hold your breath' for next-gen VR tech

The Facebook-owned VR label thinks slow and steady will win the race -- with a little help from Reddit.<p>Last week, I argued that the first generation of VR headsets might not be worth buying, even at half the original price.<p>This week, two Facebook executives tried to convince me otherwise.<p>In an …

Virtual Reality

Facebook’s Oculus woos game makers as virtual reality faces hurdles

Facebook-owned Oculus wants game makers to buy into the future of virtual reality, but for some developers, creating content for a smaller audience …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Stock Breaks Out From Key Resistance | Investopedia

Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares reached new all-time highs after breaking out from key resistance levels. Over the past 52 weeks, Facebook stock has risen …

Trading

Is innovation stagnating in social media?

We are saturated with social media. According to statistics, 37% of the world is actively using social media.<p>Facebook has 2bn users, Instagram 700m …

Innovation

Oculus may soon offer consumers choice in VR headsets

Following on from a report yesterday that said Oculus may be launching a $200 standalone virtual reality headset late this year, rumors now suggest that several headsets, capable of working with a connected PC or mobile, are currently in development.<p>Oculus is “exploring multiple options in a …

Virtual Reality

'Archangel' Launches on PSVR, Vive and Rift Support Coming in August

Skydance Interactive’s first virtual reality game <i>Archangel</i> has launched with a short timed-exclusivity window on PlayStation VR. The first-person …

Virtual Reality

VR can improve your kid’s eyesight: study

If you've ever worn a virtual reality headset for an extended period, you've no doubt seen the world a little different once you've taken it off. Maybe things seem a little more three-dimensional. Or less. But something's different. You probably didn't think, though, about how using that headset …

Virtual Reality

Marvel Powers United VR: Hands-on with the superhero VR app on the Oculus Rift

Disney showed a glimpse of Marvel’s first virtual reality game over the weekend, showing three of a dozen superheroes who will be available in the game. And now we’ve been able to get our hands on the game, Marvel Powers United VR, on the Oculus Rift.<p>This is the kind of brand and experience that VR …

Virtual Reality

Marvel’s Oculus VR game perfectly captures the feeling of embodying a superhero

One of the more intriguing announcements to come out of Disney’s biennial D23 expo this past weekend was Marvel’s new virtual reality game, made in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus VR. The title, called <i>Marvel Powers United VR</i>, is not due out until 2018 as an exclusive for the Rift headset, …

Virtual Reality

Marvel Powers United VR is a ‘100% full-size game,’ says dev

Marvel Powers United VR wants to capture a very specific fantasy: To enable players to feel like superheroes. And although the limitations of virtual reality's current state as a medium will always hold it back, there's fun to be had in Marvel Powers United.<p>Marvel Powers United VR is a co-op …

Virtual Reality

Marketers Are Ready to Transform Video Advertising With Virtual Reality

From human resources to healthcare to the obvious — gaming — it’s no secret that virtual reality is poised to reshape our world. And one industry — …

Virtual Reality

Obduction Trailer Shows Off Just How Great the Game Looks in PlayStation VR

Obduction is on its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. A new trailer released by indie developer Cyan lets us see how that version has come …

Virtual Reality

8 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality to Recruit | LinkedIn Talent Blog

It’s not Tron, it’s reality—virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) that is. Once confined to cheesy science-fiction movies, VR and AR have …

Virtual Reality

KryptCrawler Creeps Out Of The Dungeon Onto Oculus Store This Week

Load up rations bag, polish up your armour and sharpen your sword because it’s time to enter the darkness and descend into the abyss once again with …

Virtual Reality

MelodyVR's music app will have songs from the biggest labels

When MelodyVR finally launches its virtual reality platform for music, it'll have experiences to offer from all three major record labels. After signing up both Warner and Universal Music within the past few months, it has now forged (PDF) a worldwide multi-year licensing and distribution deal with …

Virtual Reality

In a fragmented VR market, one company wants to unite them all

Virtual reality is a mainstream phenomenon these days, with major headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive now increasingly in consumer hands. There's even a flourishing market in the lower-end, with Samsung's Gear VR and Google's DayDream leading the way. But with so many different …

Virtual Reality

Top new tools for 3D artists this July

It has been a sweltering summer in the UK so far, but these cool new 3D art releases should help any artist get through the heat in July.<p>01. Premiere …

Virtual Reality

Facebook's latest effort to bring VR to the masses

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook is preparing to unveil a new and affordable stand-alone virtual reality (VR) headset in 2018 that will appeal to the masses, according to Business of Apps.<p>The …

Mixed Reality

Rift Sale Eases Buyer's #1 Concern, But All-in Cost Still Hinders Mainstream Traction

The six week Oculus Rift sale has made tangible waves within the VR community with its ‘best-yet’ $400 price point. And while the new price is …

Virtual Reality

Medium update brings VR sculpting to the multiplayer masses

Why it matters to you<p>Collaborative virtual reality can be great fun, especially when it comes to creative experiences like Medium.<p>A new update for …

Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality

Team up and throw down with Marvel Powers United VR next year

Exclusive to the Oculus Rift<p>Marvel and Oculus are working on a new virtual reality game called <i>Marvel Powers United VR</i>, in which teams of players assume the personae of various Marvel characters and mow down bad guys together using their signature powers and weapons.<p>In the announcement trailer, …

Virtual Reality

These 18 incredible products didn't exist 10 years ago

The world was a very different place 10 years ago.<p>A decade ago, you couldn't order an Uber on your phone. You couldn't surf the web on Google Chrome. You couldn't rent a place to stay on demand with Airbnb.<p>Several incredible products and services have been invented in the last 10 years — some, in …

Startups