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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... >>

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

Darpa heads-up display uses Oculus Rift style head tracking

By 22 May 2014

Darpa has shown off a new heads-up display for soldiers that uses Oculus Rift-like tracking to fix virtual markers on the real world view. The display prototype, called Ultra-Vis, was shown off by Darpa at its Darpa Demo Days. It was described as a "holographic... >>

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

What will F1 look like in 2030? Oculus Rift, breathable cars and AR slip streams, says Human Ignition

By 12 May 2014

Burn energy drink and Lotus F1 Team have combined to create a documentary movie that looks at the future of Formula One motor-racing and attempts to predict how the sport will change by 2030. Human Ignition investigates the shift in technology over the... >>

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

By 12 May 2014

Parrot has announced two additions to its drone line-up - the smaller, more manoeuvrable Bepbop Drone and a controller accessory for iPad that adds the ability to control the drone from distances of up to 2km away. In addition, both have support for... >>