A Very Strange Way To Stop People Getting Sick Using VR

If you haven't used one of the newer virtual reality headsets before, and you're tired of reading everyone's glowing reports on them, here's something else to consider: they also make some folks sick. » 3/25/15 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

HTC Vive: This Is Valve's Virtual Reality Headset

Just the other day we heard that Valve is getting ready to put out its SteamVR headset. HTC is making it, it's called the HTC Vive and it'll be out—for real—by the end of the year. Game on, Oculus. » 3/01/15 11:49am 3/01/15 11:49am

Get Ready for Oculus Rift to Deliver a "Christian Experience"

While some companies try to cash in with virtual reality porn, others are thinking about saving your soul. Most churches haven't set up outposts in virtual worlds, but some future-focused Christian leaders are already imagining how tech like the Oculus Rift could change what it means to be part of a congregation. » 2/16/15 12:31pm 2/16/15 12:31pm

Virtual Reality Exercise Bike Is Almost Like Going Outside

With 3D movement and Oculus Rift support, Norwegian Activetainment's fitness bike, the "Ebove B\01" (via Prostetic Knowledge), can help put some fun into the rigorous monotony of training. Install some mechanical fans and it's almost like going for a real ride. » 1/08/15 9:00am 1/08/15 9:00am

Razer Has Its Own $200 Virtual Reality Headset

Razer wants a piece of virtual reality. Here at CES, the company has its very own VR headset to help stake that claim. Why yes, it does look just like an Oculus Rift developer kit! » 1/06/15 9:20am 1/06/15 9:20am

Refugee Revisits Her Homeland Via The Oculus Rift

Julien Yuri Rodriguez's grandmother fled Cuba in 1958. She hasn't been back in the real world, but thanks to a virtual reality experience built by her grandson, she can now get close. » 1/01/15 8:57pm 1/01/15 8:57pm

Samsung Gear VR Review: Hell Yes I Will Strap This Phone to My Face

The Oculus Rift is an awesome virtual reality headset. Google Cardboard is an awesome one too. But what if you could have the best of both? Simple and high-tech all at once. That's Samsung's Gear VR. You can probably do the math for how cool that is. (It's awesome.) » 12/12/14 3:00pm 12/12/14 3:00pm

7 Famous Fictional Places You Can Explore With the Oculus Rift

Ever since I first played Goldeneye 64, I've been fascinated by exploring 3D cyber-versions of my favorite fictional places. The Oculus Rift makes that pursuit cooler than it's ever been. It's one thing to see static shots of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the same never-changing angles. It's another to be in… » 12/05/14 10:55am 12/05/14 10:55am

Capture Pokémon In A Totally New Way On The Oculus Rift

Forget about pressing buttons. In this fan-made Pokémon demo, you get to actually pick up the Pokeball with your hand, and throw it at the Pokemon you want to capture. Whoa. » 12/03/14 6:30pm 12/03/14 6:30pm

A Bunch of People Wearing Oculus Rifts and Falling on Their Butts

Yep, There's Gonna Be A Virtual Reality Version Of Batman's Bat Cave

The bat cave. No one can know about it. It's Batman's lair of perfect solitude, of secrecy crucial to his every plan and action. His survival. So of course we'll all soon be able to track our muddy virtual shoes through it. Hurrah! » 10/07/14 9:00pm 10/07/14 9:00pm

Someone Made A VR Game Out Of A Night At The Roxbury

Ah the Roxbury Guys sketch! It's one of the most memorable sketches (and lesser movies) to come out of SNL in the mid-90s. Now you can experience it in stunning virtual reality! » 10/01/14 4:45pm 10/01/14 4:45pm

This Week In The Business: The Dorky-Looking Goggles People

QUOTE | "We're going to be remembered as the dorky looking goggles that people were putting on in the beginning." - Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, talking about what he sees as a vast future for Virtual Reality. » 9/27/14 10:00am 9/27/14 10:00am

VR Painting Program Lets You Make Art In Three Dimensions

Virtual reality has so many applications beyond just games and boob grabbing simulators — you can also use it to make wonderful 3D art. » 9/23/14 4:00pm 9/23/14 4:00pm

Oculus Rift Was A Little Too Real For This Security Guard

The Nine Best Oculus Rift Games (So Far)

So the latest version of the Oculus Rift was just released, and I've got one. It's called the DK2, and it's the next big step on the road to VR headsets becoming something people actually have in their living rooms. There's no set date for the retail version yet, but Mark Zuckerberg's controversial $2 billion… » 9/22/14 9:40am 9/22/14 9:40am

Oculus CEO On Microsoft's Minecraft Acquisition: "How Ironic"

When Oculus was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion earlier this year, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson famously cut ties with the VR company. Now that Notch has sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has a little something to say. » 9/20/14 2:01pm 9/20/14 2:01pm

This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

No, you still can't buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it's getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company's Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it's a GIANT leap forward. » 9/20/14 1:33pm 9/20/14 1:33pm

Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Lets You Ride the Internet

Folks are using the Oculus Rift for all sorts of interesting things. You name it, and there's probably a Rift demo for it. But this has to be the first Rift-enabled rollercoaster simulator for the internet that I've ever seen. » 9/12/14 7:50am 9/12/14 7:50am

A VR Game About Grabbing Anime Breasts

Virtual reality is an exciting technology that is now finally coming into its own. There are limitless possibilities, (like understanding the prose of James Joyce). But to heck with that — people are just gonna use it to perv out. » 9/11/14 6:30pm 9/11/14 6:30pm