Entries in 'vr' (105)

Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Virtual reality firm Oculus says it won’t be blocking porn on its Rift VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 12:24PM in News
Oculus reveals Rift specs

Oculus reveals Rift specs

Oculus VR has announced the computer specifications recommended to run the Oculus Rift headset.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 5:11AM in News
Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft has shown more enthusiasm for virtual reality, teasing that it is currently developing titles for the new technology that will be based on its hit franchises.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 12:07PM in News
Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Rovio has bought mobile sensation Angry Birds to virtual reality for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:52PM in News

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Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Indie developer Studio Wildcard has announced an open-world dinosaur survival game for next-gen consoles and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Could Oculus Rift be compatible with PS4 and Xbox One? Perhaps the possibility shouldn’t be ruled out, if comments from Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Oculus Rift release window confirmed

Oculus Rift release window confirmed

Oculus has finally announced a release date for virtual reality powerhouse Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 1:04PM in News
HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News

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Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Former King man and Candy Crush mastermind Tommy Palm thinks VR is not only nearly upon us, but is destined to become a mass-market proposition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:38PM in News
CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

It will take longer than some people think for VR to hit the big time, the CEO of CCP has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Oculus VR has announced the hiring of former Valve member Anna Sweet.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
2015 arrival looking unlikely for Oculus Rift

2015 arrival looking unlikely for Oculus Rift

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the pioneering virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this side of Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:52PM in News

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Crysis, Saints Row developers form new VR-focused studio

Crysis, Saints Row developers form new VR-focused studio

Industry veterans David Wessman, Jack Mamais and Coray Seifert have come together to form Impeller Studios, a new independent outfit focused on developing VR titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:58PM in News
'Virtual reality is the most compelling platform ever' - AMD talks breaking into VR

'Virtual reality is the most compelling platform ever' - AMD talks breaking into VR

Virtual reality. It’s a phrase that’s often thrown around with both excitement and wariness – some proclaim it as the next big leap in gaming technology, while others question ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 10th 2015 at 9:12AM in News
The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News

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Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Virtual reality app store Wear VR has raised $1.5m as it aims to build a more robust independent marketplace.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

In the last few years, VR has gone from a one horse race to having a number of different players. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

Tech firm HTC is planning a world tour to let consumers try its new VR headset, Vive. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Now that consumer virtual reality headsets are finally on the horizon, are they really going to change the world as firms like Oculus would have us believe? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Microsoft’s investment in ambitious augmented reality headset Hololens does not mean the company won’t make a move into the ‘full’ virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
CryTek predicts big things for CryEngine in VR

CryTek predicts big things for CryEngine in VR

Crytek is currently experimenting with virtual reality and how its CryEngine technology can power such an experience.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
GAME: 'VR is the games industry's next big thing'

GAME: 'VR is the games industry's next big thing'

Virtual reality will have as big an impact on video games as motion controls, says GAME 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Virtual reality gets its own 'smellovision' system

Virtual reality gets its own 'smellovision' system

Virtual reality has been a major headline-grabber for the past week, but one company at GDC is taking it in a rather unexpected direction: right up your nostrils.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
VR will not suffer the same fate as 3D TV, Tim Sweeney says

VR will not suffer the same fate as 3D TV, Tim Sweeney says

Virtual reality will not follow in the footsteps of 3D TV and fall by the wayside.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:10AM in News