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Meet Facebook’s new virtual reality competitor

The competition is getting more intense for Facebook’s Oculus Rift. Valve Software, the videogame developer and creator/operator of the industry’s largest PC game digital distribution platform, will unveil its own virtual reality hardware… Continue reading

VR at E3: The best of Oculus and Morpheus

While it’s still anyone’s guess as to when the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus will be commercially available, this year’s E3 made one thing clear: there’s nothing virtual about the fun these… Continue reading

Oculus Rift lets dying woman take a final walk ‘outside’

As cancer began taking its toll on Roberta Firstenberg, it started stealing things she had long loved and taken for granted. Chief among those was the ability to take a simple walk around… Continue reading

Report: Sony to unveil its VR gaming headset next month

Rumors have been swirling since last September that Sony plans to introduce a virtual-reality headset for the PlayStation 4. Now it appears the company is preparing to open up about it. TechRadar, citing… Continue reading

VR Gaming Through the Years

It might feel like Virtual Reality has been a part of our vocabulary forever, but the term didn’t really emerge until 1987. That’s when writer and computer scientist Jaron Lanier popularized the phrase,… Continue reading

Oculus games may command a premium price

CEO Brendan Iribe would not be surprised to see Oculus games cost more than $60 – he also says “the age of 2D monitors has run its course” The Oculus Rift could open… Continue reading

Is 3D gaming dead?

Just two years ago, 3D was being touted as the Next Big Thing in gaming Sony released an affordable 3D monitor for the PlayStation 3 to showcase the system’s potential. Nintendo proudly trotted… Continue reading

Game legend John Carmack signs on as CTO of Oculus VR

John Carmack, widely credited as the creator of the first-person shooter genre, has taken a new job. The co-founder of id Software — and one of the most highly-regarded developers in the industry… Continue reading

Gaming legend joins hot virtual reality startup

John Carmack, whose “Doom” and “Quake” helped revolutionize the video game industry, is looking to lead a new upheaval with a technology once dismissed as a pipe dream. Carmack, the co-founder of id… Continue reading

VR roller coaster proves just as scary as the real thing

Roller coasters can be scary. The high climbs, the steep drops, and the feel of your body being rattled back and forth is too much for some people. It turns out, though, that… Continue reading