Virtual reality gaming has been something sought after and pursued by the gaming industry for ages. We've had some good times (the Oculus Rift) and some bad times (Nintendo's Virtual Boy), but one developer believes that the worst of times is still ahead of us.
I stared around the cockpit of my elite space fighter, listening to the hum of the engine in anticipation of being fired into the vast blackness of an astral battlefield. “Look behind you,” a disembodied voice told me, urging me to crane my neck around and check out the empty seat at the back of my ship.
Well that didn't take long. New reports have already emerged that the Oculus Rift will get a complete re-branding from Facebook with a brand new interface and logo representation, in order to further tie the virtual reality device into the social media culture.
Oculus VR, the company behind the Kickstarted virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, has been purchased by Facebook for $2 billion.
Virtual reality gaming has become a pretty big thing as of late. One of the main culprits of pushing VR to the forefront of most gamers' unadulterated excitement is the Oculus Rift. Well, what if I told you there was a website that only dealt in VR-related games and VR-related content?
One of the most highly anticipated consumer electronic devices set for release in 2014 is the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset with head-tracking and motion capabilities. It's finally doing 3D virtual reality right and games have finally come up to par to make it worthwhile. However, it may or may not be worthwhile given that it's estimated to cost $500.
The original tech demo for the Unity 3D game engine featuring a collaboration of assets and resources from Infinite Realities and other middleware toolsets got the gaming community talking and talking a lot about the possibilities of gaming, photorealism and the next step in the future of gaming. Well, the next step has arrived with Oculus Rift support and implementation of Razer's Hydra.
Team Fortress 2 managed to infiltrate yet another Steam game this weekend. A new update for Surgeon Simulator 2013 allows players to take on the role of the Medic in a new operation.
Originally the Oculus Rift was Kickstarted to get some dev kits out and about for developers to add support to recent and upcoming games. The device has garnered a ton of attention for the simple fact that it's a head-tracking VR headset with some neat functionality. Today, Oculus VR Inc has confirmed that they received $16 million in funding to bring the Rift to commercial retail release.
One of the co-founders of the Kickstarted 3D peripheral device, the Oculus Rift, was killed during an outburst of gang violence between police and suspects. Rift's Andrew Scott Reisse ended up becoming a collateral victim of the altercation during a high-speed police chase.
Talk about a mega combination of potential awesome. A new video Hyperkin's product developer, Chris Gallizi, has appeared on YouTube showcasing the combination of the VR headset the Oculus Rift with Microsoft's Kinect, all taking place in the grand fantastic world of Skyrim.
The Oculus Rift has slowly been gaining traction over the past couple of months in the world of game design and technology. The Rift is a 3D headset that brings 1:1 virtual reality head-tracking to the game and design space and after receiving quite a bit of positive press and some buzz, it has been announced that the Oculus Rift is now supported by Unity Technology.
Have you been desperately awaiting the Oculus Rift, that very snazzy looking Kickstarter project for a full 3D-scopic headset? Well, there's some slightly bad news: the Oculus Rift has been delayed and not by a little bit but all the way into March, 2013m which is now the new estimated date for when the development kits are expected to ship.
If you're a developer and you have a snazzy new game in the works, perhaps first-person and kind of immersive, you'll probably want to check into the new Oculus Rift dev kit, which has recently become available for pre-order from the official website.