Coming in July from the Open Source Virtual Reality Consortium, the Hacker Development Kit 2 virtual reality headset matches the stats of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for only $399.
Even though Oculus is woefully behind in shipping Rift pre-orders to customers, the company has courted more controversy by moving forward with its retail plans, which includes letting people buy Rifts at places like Best Buy.
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.
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.
Trion Worlds' PC fantasy MMO Rift is now officially and fully free-to-play. Lovely day for it, what with nothing else going on and all. You can poke at it here.
We're hearing of big layoffs at Trion Worlds, the company behind big online games like Rift and Defiance.
Trion Worlds' fantasy MMO Rift goes free-to-play on June 12, giving new players access to the entire game for free, limited only by character slots and inventory size, while subscribers will get extra goodies. Check it out here.
In whatever he chose to play, Roger Rall was a keystone member of his guild, the consummate teammate. As much as reveled in PvP in Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot or Rift, his voice was unmistakably calm, clear and authoritative above the din of the battle. He went by "Oldroar," and, at 65, he was unquestionably…
Trion Worlds takes its massively-multiplayer online role-playing game expansions seriously. Tripling the size of the game's landmass, adding 10 new levels and four new classes, guild and player-housing; if Storm Legion's massive influx of new content doesn't satisfy you, you probably shouldn't be playing Rift.
Trion World's MMO rift has done well enough for itself, but with Tera underway and The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 looming, they've got to be feeling some heat. Can the newly-revamped three-faction Conquest system keep folks playing?
Love was in the air in the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Rift last week, where players set a Guinness World Record for most in-game marriages in a 24-hour period.
I was going to title this post "The Romance and Enchantment of Rift's In-Game Marriage System Makes Me Throw Up a Little in My Mouth", but that's far too long, and while spoil the cake?
Have you ever wished you could play the first 20 levels of Trion World's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Rift with no time limit at no cost to yourself whatsoever? Damn, that's a very specific wish. Also, you're in luck, as Trion launches Rift Lite, which is exactly what you wanted.
Marriage, ladies and gentlemen. Marriage is a game mechanic, or at least it will be early next month when update 1.7 goes live for Trion Worlds' MMO Rift. They'll be celebrating the new feature on February 14 by attempting to establish the World Record for most in-game marriages in a 24-hour period. Where's that…
Massively multiplayer gamers that haven't taken a break from Trion World's Rift to go play The Old Republic are a special sort of people. Now you can stay in touch with them via Rift Mobile, a free iOS app that allows players to chat with their friends and win fabulous prizes on the go.
Developer Trion Worlds has sent emails out to its subscribers warning them that accounts for its MMO Rift - which some people think is a damn fine game - have been compromised by "unauthorized intruders".
"What is Kotaku's game of the year?" you may be asking yourself. Well, I'm certainly not going to spoil the surprise. But in the meantime, we're sharing the GOTY winners from other sites around the web.
Plenty of massively multiplayer online role-playing games attempt to fulfill the promise of easy-in, easy-out gameplay to appease folks that don't have a great deal of time on their hands and just want a quick fighting fix. Rift might be the first MMORPG to deliver.
With fewer and fewer children donning costumes and hitting the streets every year to celebrate all things sweet and spooky, the Halloween tradition is alive and well in the virtual worlds of today's massively multiplayer online games.