Voice Of Planet Earth Making A Nature Documentary For The Oculus Rift

David Attenborough, the journalist behind many beloved nature documentaries including the Planet Earth series, is going fully next-gen for one of his upcoming projects. It's a movie called Conquest of the Skies, and unlike any of Attenborough's previous work, it's being made for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, … » 4/14/14 11:31am 4/14/14 11:31am

Using The Oculus Rift While Drunk Does Not Look Like A Good Time

The Oculus Rift is a wonderful thing, but it takes a lot out of you, physically. You need to be at your best while using it, because there's a lot of stuff going on between your eyes and your brain. This guy is not at his best, and it has cost him dearly. » 4/13/14 10:32pm 4/13/14 10:32pm

Thank Goodness Someone Is Making A New First-Person Swimming Game

One of the more odd delights on Nintendo's Wii console was a two-game series called Endless Ocean. The peaceful games let players virtually scuba dive and take pictures of the wildlife below the surface of the sea. Enter World of Diving, a new game about pretty much the same thing, except it's first-person, you can… » 4/08/14 5:30pm 4/08/14 5:30pm

John Carmack Voices Support For Facebook's Oculus Acquisition

Last year legendary game developer John Carmack left his position at id Software to pursue his passion for virtual reality as chief technology officer of Oculus VR. While Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus came as a surprise to Carmack, he believes the company has what it takes to make his vision of the "Big… » 3/30/14 1:30pm 3/30/14 1:30pm

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