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Check Out This Awesome Oculus Rift DK2 Racing Setup

I’m still eagerly awaiting delivery of my Oculus Rift DK2, and while I can’t wait to test the limits of the hardware, there are some gamers and developers out there with a bigger bank balance than…

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Nvidia Researcher Discovers a Way to Quadruple Future VR Headset Resolution

A researcher from NVIDIA has apparently discovered a new manufacturing technique which could quadruple the perceived resolution of virtual reality gear in the future. The technique in question is called ‘display cascading’ and uses cascade displays…

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Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales Pass 100,000 Devices

Oculus VR are going from strength to strength recently, not only have they sold 60,000 of their DK1 (Dev Kit 1) hardware, but they’ve also sold 40,000 pre-orders for their DK2 which is due for release…

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Mozilla Offers Up Firefox Support For Virtual Reality

The rising interest in virtual reality has led developers over at Mozilla, makers of the Firefox Web browser, to begin testing VR interfaces for Firefox. It’s a strong move by Firefox to prepare for what is…

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Epic Games Preps ‘Cool Surprises’ for Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 received a lot of appreciation when it was first released, having its presence grow as it entered the VR community recently. The company has added support for Oculus Rift a few…

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Nintendo Virtual Boy Failure Makes Game Company Hesitant of Virtual Reality

Shortly after Nintendo confirmed virtual reality “isn’t quite there yet” for the Japanese company to be onboard, Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said Nintendo’s past VR flops make the company hesitant. The Virtual Boy was released…

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“It’s Official, We’re Building A Platform” Says Oculus VR

Oculus VR are still working hard on their consumer model of their upcoming Oculus VR headset, but as the hardware developers, so far progression through DK1 and the current progress with DK2, the company has also…

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Nintendo’s Views on Virtual Reality – “Isn’t Quite There Yet”

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda was at E3 last week. During his visit he tried out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and was hopefully impressed! On the other hand though, president…

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Virtual Reality Going Mainstream, With Gaming Pushing the Boundaries

Virtual reality is gearing up to take the gaming industry by storm, as hardware makers, software developers and game studios prepare to appease gamers. Realistically, virtual reality is still in its infancy and the market will…

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Sony Announces Specs for Project Morpheus VR Headset

With all the buzz regarding Virtual Reality gear, Oculus Rift seems to take the prime stag, having released a lot of information, plans and what consumers would expect from it once it will be released as…

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Information Regarding Samsung’s VR Headset Revealed

While Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are virtual reality projects everybody knows and anxiously await, Samsung has its own plans. The difference is, Samsung is apparently keeping it on the low with information about what the…

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New Virtual Reality Gear Surfaces in Europe

For the virtual reality fans out there Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are the most well-known VR projects considered and eagerly awaited, but there are a couple of flaws to be considered when looking into this. First…

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Flap Your Arms And Fly Free With Birdly & Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift is no stranger to innovation, having inspired many crazy gaming mods and developments over the last two years, but the latest work to come from a team of students at Zurich University of the…

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Norweigan Army Testing Oculus Rift VR Tech Inside Tanks

A new prototype navigation system is being trialed by the Norwegian army, allowing their soldiers a new way to drive their tanks, and it uses Oculus Rift. The new system uses special cameras mounted on the…

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Comsumer Grade Oculus Rift Confirmed For 2015

The Oculus Rift is a very cool piece of technology, Oculus VR have had great success with their DK1 (Development Kit 1) headset. Despite the DK1’s less than ideal resolution and performance, it managed to make…

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Watch This Very Cool Oculus Rift Stop-Motion Teardown

While many have fallen out of favour with Oculus Rift due to the recent acquisition of the company by Facebook, anyone who has tried out the device knows that it is one seriously awesome piece of kit.…

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Sony Release More Details & Specifications For Project Morpheus

Sony recently announced their entry to the world of virtual reality gaming and much like the current fan favourite, the Oculus Rift, the Sony Project Morpheus looks set to change how we game. The virtual reality…

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Legend of Zelda Gets The Oculus Rift Treatment

Developers never cease to blow my mind with their Oculus Rift creations and th latest effort which sees the gaming masterpiece that is The Legend of Zelda for the original NES brought into the real of…

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Sony-branded VR Headset Confirmed In Reddit AMA Session

In a Reddit AMA session, it looks like president of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley, has confirmed that a Sony VR headset really does exists. He was asked during the session if support for the Oculus…

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Oculus Rift To Aid Ford In Designing New Generation Of Cars

Ford automobile maker apparently is using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to aid in development of new cars, including vehicle color, materials, design, and possible modifications. Ford reportedly is using three systems in Detroit, and…

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U.S. Navy Testing Oculus Rift & Other 3D Tech

New research from the Office of Navel Research is looking for what ship controls might look like in the not too distant future. Project BlueShark is currently testing out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset which…

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The Machine To Be Another Uses Oculus Rift For Gender Swap Experiment [NSFW]

An interesting experiment has been held by the design team at BeAnotherLab, using the popular virtual reality headset Oculus Rift they’ve set up a thought experiment; what would it be like to see through the eyes…

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Valve Points To A 2015 VR Headset Release, Teases With SteamVM Platform

Virtual reality and VR headsets are not mainly focused on gaming, but more on the experience it gives the user. Those who have tried it do know what it’s about and what potential it offers. And…

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Brain Controlled Interface Could Have A Big Impact Over The Next 12 Years

Rumors are that Intel and various tech related companies are showing interest in experimenting with and entering the brain-computer-interface market, according to Mind Solutions. The BCI is said to be a dedicated communication pathway between the…

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Investors Spend $75 million to build consumer version Oculus VR

The people behind the highly anticipated virtual reality headset known as the Oculus Rift secured a $75 million Series B round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, the same investment firm that was instrumental in recently…

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Valve Developer Event To Focus On Virtual Reality

The event list from Steam’s Developer Event which is due in January reveals some interesting tidbits about the company’s plans for virtual realityValve is holding a developer event in January and . Michael Abrash is holding…

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Motion Sickness To Be Eliminated In New Oculus Rift Prototypes

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has a problem with his much-discussed product, virtual reality headset Rift. Apparently, it makes him sick. He admitted at the Gaming Insiders conference in San Francisco that he can’t play games on Oculus…