Joseph Delgado is my new hero. The 21-year-old computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, took his Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and morphed the 8-bit NES classic into a virtual reality adventure. It looks super fun.
The Unreal Engine will soon get VR content creation tools, and while it might sound an impractical feature at first, the live demo Epic Games shared looks quite interesting.
Palmer Luckey is currently slapping together a new gaming rig he thinks people might find “interesting.” He is not wrong.
The future of looking at fake things is upon us, and it costs $600. Many people are upset over the official price tag for the Oculus Rift, but as the image manipulators in our community will no doubt prove, it could be worse.
Let’s say you’re interested in Oculus Rift. Maybe you’re like me, and you pre-ordered one to be safe. (You can cancel before it ships!) Thing is, Oculus Rift requires a beefy PC to work, but there’s a tool to let you know if you’re set.
Is this truly the Year of Virtual Reality? Or just the Year That A Lot Of VR Devices Come Out? Find out on today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen.
The first consumer model of the Oculus Rift will run you $599, the VR company announced today while opening up preorders for their fancy new headset.
Oculus announced today that Kickstarter backers of the original Oculus Rift will receive the final hardware—for free! It’s a nice gesture towards virtual reality’s biggest evangelists the day before pre-orders officially begin for the Oculus Rift. The biggest problem? We still don’t know how much it’ll cost.
Oculus has announced that its Touch controllers won’t ship until the “second half” of 2016. The Oculus Rift itself, however, is apparently still on track for early next year. The delay is disappointing; the Touch devices were the highlight of my last VR demo.
When the Oculus Rift finally ships next year, it’ll come with a free copy of the impressive VR platformer, Lucky’s Tale. It remains one of the better VR demos I’ve played—the ability to look around the world with the headset while controlling the character was neat—but it remains to be seen how great of a platformer…
Polish game studio The Farm 51—who are in possession of some very exciting graphics tech—are working on a virtual reality experience that will let users explore the ruined nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, along with the abandoned, nearby town of Pripyat.
You’ve (probably) never climbed Mt Everest. Icelandic studio Sólfar Studios want to help change that, without the hassle of having to risk death by extreme cold. Which is a very real risk, since nearly 300 climbers have been killed since 1922 trying to reach the summit.
AltspaceVR is a small virtual reality company that wants you to communicate with friends and family as a virtual avatar, kind of like a 3D version of Skype. But around this time last year, the company decided to take that idea a step further—it wanted to bring Dungeons & Dragons to virtual reality.
YouTuber BruceKnowsHow found a way to make minecart rides in Minecraft 100% more interesting. After modding in some graphical shaders he was able to transform the game into a dreamy journey.
Adrift, a quiet video game about a space station in the wake of a catastrophic disaster, has been delayed to next year. It’ll now launch alongside the Oculus Rift.
At Oculus Connect today, the company announced video apps, including Netflix and Twitch, and confirmed Minecraft is getting proper VR support in 2016. An updated Gear VR, compatible with all 2015 Samsung phones, hits in November for $99, but no word on a price or release date for the Rift...yet.
The days of unique Star Trek simulators, based on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine or Voyager are long over, but a superb model of the USS Enterprise from TNG, made by Jason B in Unreal Engine 4, shows how a Star Trek game like that would look today.