Tag Archive: VR

HTC set to square off against Facebook with virtual headset

In the looming battle of virtual reality technology, HTC and Valve Software are preparing to square off against Facebook’s Oculus Rift. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, both companies announced the Vive,… Continue reading

Porn gets back to its high-tech basics

The adult entertainment industry has a reputation as a technology bellwether, but these days that’s largely thanks to its past accomplishments. While porn was certainly responsible for VHS tapes besting beta and can… Continue reading

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

Oculus fights back against ZeniMax lawsuit

Back in May, virtual reality pioneer Oculus was served with a scathing lawsuit over accusations that it stole technology from ZeniMax Media, the parent company of gaming powerhouse, Bethesda. Now, Oculus is firing back. Read… 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 accused of stealing tech that powers its VR headset

One of the video game industry’s highest profile publishers is accusing Oculus of stealing its intellectual property to create the Rift virtual reality headset. ZeniMax Media filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court… 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

Could virtual reality flop again?

Facebook’s $2 billion deal to acquire Oculus last month marked the biggest bet yet on the resurgence of virtual reality. While any price tag that hefty for an unfinished, unproven technology is bound… Continue reading

Facebook to buy virtual reality maestro Oculus for $2 billion

Oculus, the leader in the new wave of virtual reality headsets, has been purchased by social media giant Facebook. The $2 billion deal, which is broken into $400 million in cash and $1.6… Continue reading

Sony unveils its own virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

Virtual reality just got a lot more real. After months of whispers, Sony confirmed Tuesday evening that it’s working on a virtual reality headset for the PS4. And while it didn’t give any… Continue reading