Oculus Rift

How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

“Fall in Love VR,” for the Oculus Rift, shows how integrating natural-language processing in virtual reality can create a sense of real intimacy.<p>In 2015, <i>The New York Times</i> caused quite a stir by publishing “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love,” based on work by the psychologist Arthur Aron. The main …

Virtual Reality

The Sony PSVR for PlayStation 4 gets a price cut in India, it's now available for Rs 37,990

The Sony PSVR headset for PlayStation has received a price cut in India. The headset recently received a global price cut of $50, and it’s nice to …

Virtual Reality

DF Retro: we play every single Doom console conversion

One of the most popular and influential titles of all-time, id software's Doom played a key part in gaming's challenging 90s transition from two to …

Gaming Consoles

Review: 'The Gallery: Call of the Starseed' - A Short But Sweet Cinematic Adventure That Still Holds Up

<i>The Gallery: Call of the Starseed (2016)</i> is a first-person adventure from Cloudhead Games that’s unashamedly a ‘first’ in many categories. As a Vive …

Virtual Reality

Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool 'MasterpieceVR' Now Available on Vive & Rift

<i>MasterpieceVR</i> is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so …

Virtual Reality

This Year’s Awesome Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories From Around the Web (Through Sept 16)

Each week we scour the web for great articles and fascinating advances across our core topics, from robots to biotech and AI. We pay special …

Augmented Reality

Street View comes to Google Earth VR

Last year Google introduced an update to Google Earth that allowed users to explore the mapping software in virtual reality. Now it is bringing …

Google Earth

Carmack's 2004 GDC talk about game dev on the bleeding edge

13 years ago, veteran game dev John Carmack took the stage at the 2004 Game Developers Conference to talk about where the industry was at, and what …

Game Design

Windows-based Dell Visor headset kicks off US and UK pre-orders at $350 and up

Microsoft made quite a splash about a year ago with the announcement of affordable Windows 10-powered VR headsets, despite leaving out many key …

Technology

Forget HoloLens: How Microsoft’s ‘Mixed Reality’ gamble changes everything

Leaping over the hurdles of virtual reality.<p>Welcome to Mixed Reality<p>Today Microsoft believes its partners can do a better job, fixing the two big …

Virtual Reality

Dell’s mixed reality ‘Visor’ is available for pre-order starting today

Why it matters to you<p>Dell's Visor isn't just another VR headset, it packs some brand-new features like inside-out tracking that make it a compelling …

Virtual Reality

For the first time in 15 years, Doom is coming to a Nintendo console

During a Nintendo Direct presentation today the company announced a slew of games for its 3DS and Switch consoles -- including Switch versions of id …

Game Design

Is Social The Killer App For VR?

VR could be the future of communication, or an overhyped technology that will never become truly mainstream. There are a lot of contrasting opinions …

Virtual Reality

Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design …

Virtual Reality

Google's Massive Street View Library Now Available in 'Google Earth VR'

Today Google has launched an update to <i>Google Earth VR</i> which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets …

Google

Minecraft for the Nintendo 3DS is available today

From the Nintendo eShop<p>Nintendo today announced a surprise launch of <i>Minecraft</i> for the 3DS handheld. The game is available starting today on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, as soon as the company’s Nintendo Direct stream ends at around 7PM ET. Developer Mojang’s seminal pixel-art sandbox game has made its …

Minecraft

VOYA VR Headset Stand Supports Rift, Vive, PSVR And Gear (video)

Storing your virtual reality headset when not in use from dust and damage can sometimes be a problem. If you are looking for a custom-made VR headset …

Virtual Reality

The most monocle-dropping tech acquisitions of the past five years

1/14<p>April 2012: Facebook agrees to buy Instagram for $1 billion<p>Facebook had been working on a standalone photo app, so its acquisition of Instagram wasn’t shocking—but the $1 billion price tag was widely derided because Instagram made no revenue at the time. But the deal has paid off. In its last …

Didi Chuxing

'Arktika.1' shooter arrives on Oculus Rift October 10th

Oculus Rift's next big exclusive -- <i>Arktika.1 --</i> from the team behind the <i>Metro</i> shooters will be released October 10th. That's right, over a full year after its debut at Oculus Connect 3, folks at home will finally be able to give the motion-controlled shooter from 4A Games a spin. Pre-orders are up …

Gaming

What It Will Take for Mobile VR to be Pervasive | Times Square Chronicles

What It Will Take for Mobile VR to be Pervasive<p>Read any technology publication or forecasted trends for the coming months and years, and you’ll get …

Virtual Reality

It’s game on as Dublin VR firm WarDucks raises $1.3m in seed round

WarDucks is already making a big name for itself for high-quality virtual reality games.<p>Suir Valley Ventures has led a €1.3m seed investment round in …

Virtual Reality

How the loss of John Carmack was the making of Doom

The Mancubus staggers. Its hefty frame ripples with blue and white light - a signal it’s ready for the glory kill. Doomguy steps forward and plunges …

John Carmack

How to optimize VR content for search

<b>Virtual reality (VR) has been the talk of the town for a little while now and its marketing potential is getting difficult to ignore.</b>Whether using it …

Virtual Reality

Pimax 8K & 5K VR Headsets Coming to Kickstarter Later This Month

Pimax, the China-based VR headset manufacturer, just released a preview of their Kickstarter page for its new 8K and 5K VR headsets. The company …

Virtual Reality

Review: 'ProjectM: Daydream' - Offering a (very short) Peek into the Future of VR Dating Sims

<i>ProjectM: Daydream</i> is a VR dating experience from Korean studio EVR Studio. While it’s fairly short and only offers subtitles in a number of major …

Virtual Reality

Is Google About to Acquire HTC?

Reports are popping up that Google Inc. is in the late stages of talks to acquire HTC in some form. The Taiwanese company helps manufacture the very …

Virtual Reality

CPU Performance In VR: 11 Games Benchmarked

When HTC’s Vive launched at $800 and Oculus’ original incarnation of the Rift surfaced for $600, friends and family made it a point to stop by my …

AMD Ryzen

The Settlers of Catan VR Announced (video)

Experiment 7, Asmodee Digital and Catan Studio Have this week introduced and announced the development of a virtual reality version of the iconic …

Virtual Reality

Dell's Visor is a gorgeous VR headset, but Windows Mixed Reality still needs polish

For nearly three years now, virtual reality on the PC has been a two-company game. Oculus and HTC, the Rift and the Vive. Sure, we’ve had others come and go—Razer’s OSVR headset, for instance. But in general, it’s been a two-headset market.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please …

Virtual Reality

The Easiest Way to Set Up Oculus Rift Room-scale Tracking (without drilling any holes)

While it’s true that the Oculus Rift didn’t initially support room-scale tracking, Oculus has embraced large-scale tracking, allowing for 360 degree …

Virtual Reality