A first-person magic dueling game. A third-person, Altered Beast-style brawler. An Antarctic horror adventure. The developers at Insomniac Games, one of the most reliable console studios of the past decade, plan to release a trio of virtual reality games this year, all published by Oculus Rift and exclusive to the PC…
Three weeks ago, the future arrived. A week later, the future arrived again. Two hotly anticipated virtual reality headsets came out in the space of seven days. That’s a lot of future!
Any game you play on the HTC Vive will work with the Oculus Rift. But the Rift has some games that are supposed to only run on Facebook’s VR headset. Or, should I say, had.
Oculus has finally updated the shipping estimates for lots of Rift pre-orders, and it’s not good news: lots of people have been delayed by a month or more. Personally, my “April” order suddenly jumped to “mid-June.” Bummer.
The Oculus Rift is starting to ship, and we’re pretty happy with it. While it’s cool, like any interesting gadget, it’s worth looking through the Terms of Service, because there are some worrisome things included.
These are my eyes. Normally they are surrounded by thick frames with thicker glass. But now that virtual reality is a thing, I needed room on my face for other things. After nearly three decades I’m switching from eyeglasses to contacts.
In an email sent to customers, Oculus has cited “an unexpected component shortage” as the cause of the widespread launch-week shipping delays for their Rift VR headset. To make it up to people, they’re covering shipping costs for all orders made before yesterday. They say everyone’s order status page should be updated…
I’ve played a lot of VR games this week, but the best thing I’ve done in virtual reality wasn’t a game at all. It was just my computer desktop, blown up into immersive 3D.
The Oculus Rift’s big launch week has been dampened a bit by the fact there apparently just aren’t that many headsets to go around. A lot of people who preordered have no real idea when their headset might ship, and Oculus has been mostly silent on what’s going on.
Have you ever wanted to visit an alien planet and make friends with some cute alien creatures? Farlands might be your jam. It’s a neat Oculus Rift exclusive that takes a little Pokémon Snap and a little Animal Crossing and puts it all in virtual reality.
Now that the Oculus Rift is out—at least for some—it’s time to put down the games, take off the headset and tear the thing to pieces.
After years of anticipation and hype, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset launched on Monday. It’s pretty damn cool! The only problem is that three days later, very few people appear to actually have one. You can’t find them in stores, and Oculus hasn’t done a great job of telling people who preordered when theirs…
When I was 13, I picked up the first issue of a new Australian games magazine called Hyper. Inside was a story—predicting the ways we’d all “soon” be having virtual sex—that has lived with me to this day.
I sit down when I play VR games, so I like it when the character I’m playing is also sitting. Turns out I also like it when the character I’m playing has telekinesis. In the stylish puzzle game Esper 2, you play as a telekinetic spy who sits. Best of both worlds!
There’s no official VR version of Dark Souls (yet), which leaves the door open for Chronos, a very cool Oculus Rift launch game that manages to be both a VR showcase and a good game on its own.
If you dropped $600 on an Oculus Rift, you’ll get a copy of Lucky’s Tale along with the headset. It’s basically Oculus’s shot at making their own Super Mario 64, and while it doesn’t quite hit those rarified heights, it is pretty cute.
The Oculus Rift VR headset is officially out this week, and there are a bunch of games to play on it. One of the most well-known is the outer-space dogfighting game EVE: Valkyrie, which is about as impressive a technical showpiece for virtual reality as I’ve seen.
For the past week, I’ve been strapping a headset to my face and embracing the sensory overload of modern virtual reality. I’ve watched VR short films and played around 30 VR games, all from the comfort of my own home. I’ve fought off space raiders, monsters, and VR-induced nausea. Let me tell you all about it.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey traveled to Anchorage, Alaska today to personally deliver a signed package the first preorder customer and freeze his ass off.Watch his warm breath crystallize in the frigid air in the video below.