Entries in 'VR' (207)

Setting up your room for SteamVR Vive is no easy task

Setting up your room for SteamVR Vive is no easy task

And you thought making room for Kinect was tough?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Nintendo says it is 'looking' at virtual reality

Nintendo says it is 'looking' at virtual reality

Having previously dismissed the technology, Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo has seemingly softened its stance toward VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Apple hires virtual reality researcher

Apple hires virtual reality researcher

iPhone manufacturer Apple has to date remained conspicuous from the VR race, but that might be about to change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 4:42PM in News
VR Lens Lab wants to improve virtual reality experience for glasses wearers

VR Lens Lab wants to improve virtual reality experience for glasses wearers

Glasses wearers often face a choice – enjoy clear VR is discomfort or be comfortable at the expense of blurry visuals. A new Kickstarter wants to fix that.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 3:21PM in News

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Elite: Dangerous shifts focus from Oculus to SteamVR

Elite: Dangerous shifts focus from Oculus to SteamVR

One of the Oculus Rift’s earliest and brightest talismans has turned heel and backed a rival device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 12:27PM in News
Ubisoft teams with Elijah Wood's SpectreVision for VR

Ubisoft teams with Elijah Wood's SpectreVision for VR

A production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller is working with Ubisoft to produce virtual reality content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

The latest Game Developers Conference State of the Industry Survey has revealed a spike in interest in virtual reality within the games development community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

The founder of Oculus Rift looks likely to end up in court over allegations that he used knowledge and technologies learned from a previous role in setting up his virtual ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:28PM in News

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nDreams targets virtual reality publishing sector

nDreams targets virtual reality publishing sector

Virtual reality studio nDreams wants to release other developers’ VR games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Alton Towers announces VR ride Galactica

Alton Towers announces VR ride Galactica

UK theme park Alton Towers has announced a new roller coaster that has its passengers wearing a virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

The boss of virtual reality specialist Oculus has said that Nintendo’s failed Virtual Boy platform was harmful to the whole virtual reality movement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

One of the big three virtual reality companies has said consumers will be able to pre-order its headset next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:06PM in News

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PlayStation VR 'not as high-end' as Oculus Rift

PlayStation VR 'not as high-end' as Oculus Rift

Oculus boss Palmer Luckey has said that gamers shouldn’t expect as much gaming clout from PlayStation VR as they will get from Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Amazon Canada pulls listing for $800 PlayStation VR

Amazon Canada pulls listing for $800 PlayStation VR

Could Sony’s PlayStation VR actually retail for MORE than Oculus Rift?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 12:36PM in News
'About 100 or more' titles are being made for PlayStation VR

'About 100 or more' titles are being made for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR is out in the first half of 2016, and according to Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, there should be a large selection of games to play on the tech.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 8th 2016 at 11:27AM in News
Oculus Rift price silence 'will turn negative consumer energy into cash'

Oculus Rift price silence 'will turn negative consumer energy into cash'

An American marketing specialist has said Facebook got it spot on about keeping quiet about the true heft of the Oculus Rift’s price tag.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 10:55AM in News

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Luckey: 'Oculus Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is'

Luckey: 'Oculus Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is'

While the internet continues to debate the hefty £500/$600 price tag handed to Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey has argued that it represents extremely good value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 9:47AM in News
More than 100 games coming to Oculus Rift this year, says Luckey

More than 100 games coming to Oculus Rift this year, says Luckey

Over 100 titles will be coming to the Oculus Rift headset this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Just hours after it was revealed that the Oculus Rift would be setting back consumers £499 (or $599), the company’s founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit for a Q&A.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

The Oculus Rift VR headset is now available to pre-order and its price has been revealed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 4:16PM in News
Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (£3.5bn) by the end of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

The earliest and keenest supporters of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have just had some very good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

The price of the headset is just the beginning of what looks to be the very expensive virtual reality revolution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Facebook’s much-touted virtual reality headset Oculus Rift won’t ship alongside its controller at launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

One of the big three players in virtual reality claims to have made a big tech discovery worthy of delaying the product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 3:03PM in News