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Oculus Founders Explain Why You'll Likely Stay Seated In Virtual Reality

Oculus has a incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch, you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive, will let you walk around in VR too—and it’ll ship this year, before Oculus can make… » 6/25/15 5:56pm 6/25/15 5:56pm

Virtual Reality's Movement Problem: It Isn't Nausea

Warren Spector says virtual reality will be a fad, “at best a minor part of gaming’s future.” Far be it from me to question the director of Deus Ex on, well, anything. But I’m not sure it matters whether VR is a fad. Motion controls were a fad, yet that fad drove the sales of 100 million Wii consoles. » 6/25/15 10:15am 6/25/15 10:15am

Sony's VR Headset Feels Great. Now It Needs More Games.

I sit down in the dilapidated wooden chair, and put on the headset. It’s the twelfth time this week. I’ve gotten really used to Sony’s Project Morpheus, and I love the way it feels. I pretty much just press a button to pull the display closer to my face, and boom—I’m in another world. I just wish there were more… » 6/22/15 1:17pm 6/22/15 1:17pm

I Used The Final Oculus Rift. Here Are The Games Worth Playing.

I don’t know what the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost. The fact that it won’t come with its amazing motion controller makes me want to wait. But even with just an Xbox One gamepad, there are already mindblowing experiences to be had. Here are all of them. » 6/18/15 11:00pm 6/18/15 11:00pm

I Played Minecraft With Microsoft's HoloLens, And It Was Pretty Awesome

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors—not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real. » 6/16/15 8:45pm 6/16/15 8:45pm

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6: So Close I Can Almost Taste It

The final Oculus Rift is coming next year. But why wait? If you’ve got a shiny new Galaxy S6, you can get a glimpse of the virtual reality future today. I’m talking about the new Gear VR headset, which turns your phone into a far clearer VR viewer than any you could buy to date. » 5/08/15 12:57pm 5/08/15 12:57pm