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Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

Is there no limit to Oculus Rift? Now you can tour South Park

By 4 July 2014

Digital production company Tool has created an unlicensed but no less impressive tech demo for Oculus Rift based on the ever funny South Park cartoon series. It allows you to walk around the town of South Park and meet some of the townsfolk as a proof... >>

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.

By 3 July 2014

Intrepid makers folk in Poland have created an Oculus Rift mod that will shift your perspective, literally. As an entry for the Intel Make It competition the clever creators mounted two GoPros on a tall antenna carried in a backpack connected to Oculus... >>

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping

By 2 July 2014

The next level of Oculus Rift is finally arriving with full 1080p video quality and new levels of positional tracking. The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 units are starting to ship this month. The Oculus Rift DK2, which was pre-ordered by 12,500 people in... >>

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

By 1 July 2014

When we played through a decent chunk of the forthcoming new Alien-licensed game from Sega, we already proclaimed it one of the scariest experiences we've had in gaming. But playing Alien: Isolation on an Xbox One in a darkened (overheated) room is like... >>

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

Step aside, Oculus Rift: Cardboard is Google's DIY VR headset for Android devices

By 25 June 2014

When you think of virtual reality today, you probably think of the Oculus Rift or some mammoth setup that involves heavy machinery for your head, lots of wires, and a person fumbling around in another realm. But Google had something else in mind: cardboard.... >>

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

Oculus Rift is about to get a lot prettier, and here’s why

By 25 June 2014

Oculus VR is in the middle of a Facebook acquisition, though that hasn't stopped the start-up from gobbling up other companies in an attempt to make the Oculus Rift prototype look a lot prettier in the long run. The Irvine-based company has announced... >>

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

By 20 June 2014

The BBC has filmed a news bulletin in 360-degrees that can be viewed on Oculus Rift. The experiment is part of the BBC's tests of potential new ways of broadcasting. It's already working on 4K broadcasting, after abandoning 3D last year. A Fiona Bruce... >>

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

Oculus Rift VR films are coming, and the Pantopticam is going to shoot them

By 5 June 2014

Imagine watching a film where you can look anywhere in a full 360-degree sphere of vision. Theatre is as close as we get to that as we're expected to follow the action as it moves about the stage and sometimes the building. How that will work for a film is... >>

Samsung working with Oculus on own-brand virtual reality headset

Samsung working with Oculus on own-brand virtual reality headset

By 30 May 2014

A week ago it was revealed that Samsung is working on its own virtual reality headset to rival products such as Sony's Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift. New information provides confirmation and throws an interesting surprise into the mix. Samsung's... >>

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

How Oculus Rift could look when Facebook's consumer version is ready

By 23 May 2014

We've seen plenty of prototypes of the Oculus Rift, each of which looking large and cumbersome, albeit a little more rounded with each generation. However, there's still not a sniff of a consumer version and when it does arrive, will the Facebook-owned... >>