All The Reasons To Get Excited About Horror Movies In 2014

So far, it's been an exciting year for horror. Afflicted is a "damn fine film," The Babadook is a must see, and Only Lovers Left Alive is one of the most gorgeous horror films ever. 2014 is really shaping out to be a great year for horror, and it's not over yet. Here are several reasons to be thrilled about the future of … » 4/09/14 6:00pm 4/09/14 6:00pm

Valve's Top VR Expert Jumps To Oculus

Valve's Michael Abrash, who was just giving a talk about the wonders of virtual reality at the company's Steam Dev Days in January and has seemingly led the company's VR research, has taken a job as chief scientist at red-hot VR company Oculus. In announcing his move, Abrash also explained why Facebook's controversial » 3/28/14 1:45pm 3/28/14 1:45pm

I Conducted One Of The Final Pre-Facebook Oculus Rift Interviews Ever

They grow up so fast. Last Friday I sat down with Oculus Rift wunderkind Palmer Luckey to discuss the future of VR. He spoke candidly about why he doesn't feel threatened by Sony's Morpheus and, most tellingly, Oculus' responsibility to help make great VR games. The full thing is over at RPS. » 3/26/14 11:04pm 3/26/14 11:04pm

Oculus Kickstarter Backers Are Demanding Refunds

When you give money to a Kickstarter, do its creators owe you anything beyond the rewards that were promised? Is there an implicit understanding that those creators will stay scrappy and independent? Or can artists and designers do whatever they want once they've got your money? » 3/26/14 12:30pm 3/26/14 12:30pm

Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus—the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. » 3/25/14 8:27pm 3/25/14 8:27pm

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren't Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels. » 3/24/14 4:52pm 3/24/14 4:52pm

The New Oculus Rift Is Very Cool, And You Can Get One This Year

Ask anyone in video games what new piece of tech has them most excited about the future, and there's a good chance they'll bring up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Good news: Later this year, developers (and the rest of us) will be able to own the latest, greatest version. And it really is pretty great. » 3/19/14 11:00am 3/19/14 11:00am

​The Prophet of Virtual Reality

Palmer Luckey, the the man behind Oculus virtual reality goggles, is shockingly young. He may be responsible for one of the current hottest things in tech, but he's just 21. And he says the kind of things people that age say when they're bold enough to dream out loud. » 3/18/14 12:00pm 3/18/14 12:00pm

Horrifying, Giant Hatsune Miku On The Oculus Rift Is Just Too Much

This video starts off tame enough. It's just an average imaginary virtual reality with Hatsune Miku backed by fake (but pretty impressive) interactions thanks to the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra motion controller. Then, around the 3:30 mark, an oversized Nendroid Miku appears and all hell breaks loose. » 7/16/13 7:00pm 7/16/13 7:00pm

Half-Life 2 Has An Awesome, New Virtual Reality Head- And Gun-Tracking …

What you see above is Nathan Andrews' full head- and weapon tracking mod for Half-Life 2, which he created in preparation for the release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset. It looks insane. » 2/04/13 10:40am 2/04/13 10:40am