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

It's early days for VR, which means there aren't many games to get excited about. EVE: Valkryie, however, in one of the few "real" games coming. I've always loved my time with the game, and the newest trailer shows how the atmosphere is coming together. It looks gorgeous. » 3/19/15 11:15am 3/19/15 11:15am

The Neuroscience of Why Virtual Reality Still Sucks

The faceputer ads say virtual reality is coming and it's gonna work this time. But here's some real talk: There are still many ways virtual reality cannot fool the human brain. And it has little to do with the tech itself. Instead, it's about neuroscience and our brain's perceptual limits. » 3/18/15 3:05pm 3/18/15 3:05pm

Valve VR Demo Is Like A Hyper Detailed Myst

Fantasy games have become known for their vast, usually green expanses, ripe for exploration. Valve's virtual reality setup, however, only lets you walk around areas the size of a small room. The solution? A very interesting take on fantasy influenced by Myst, among others. » 3/12/15 10:05pm 3/12/15 10:05pm

We Debate Whether Virtual Reality Really Is Gaming's Next Big Thing

Why is one of these guys not wearing a black shirt and jeans? Who knows! But if you watch that latest episode of GameTrailers' Bonus Round (embedded below), you'll at least find out what Kinda Funny Games' Greg Miller, GameSpot's Danny O'Dwyer, Bonus Round host Geoff Keighley and I think about what virtual reality… » 3/10/15 2:05pm 3/10/15 2:05pm

I Tried VR Porn, And It Was Weird

"Have you ever tried VR porn?" Vander Caballero asked me. The video game developer was trying to convince me of VR's potential to revolutionize intimacy. "Do you want to try it right now?" » 3/06/15 9:00pm 3/06/15 9:00pm

Valve's VR Is Seriously Impressive. It's Also Got Some Issues

In the past, I've expressed a healthy amount of skepticism about VR. In 20 minutes, Valve's VR demo sold me on the concept. Mostly. » 3/06/15 3:40pm 3/06/15 3:40pm

Anyone Up For Virtual Reality Lightsabers?

Drawing crowds at this year's Game Developers Conference, this is motion control company Sixense's forthcoming STEM System for virtual reality motion control. It's working here with an Oculus Rift. » 3/06/15 12:00pm 3/06/15 12:00pm

Yep, Valve Is Experimenting With Half-Life In VR

Valve's virtual reality demo at the Game Developers Conference melted my brain. Afterward, my mind swam with possibilities. So of course, I ignored most of them and asked the age-old question: "Half-Life?" Surprisingly, Valve actually had an answer for me. » 3/05/15 6:30pm 3/05/15 6:30pm

A Closer Look At Valve's First VR Unit

Just like its Steam Machine idea, Valve is teaming up with multiple hardware companies to release virtual reality systems. One of the first is this one, the Vive from HTC. » 3/04/15 9:01pm 3/04/15 9:01pm

Microsoft HoloLens Designer Killed In Hit-And-Run

Mike Ey, a 30-year-old software engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens, was killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend, according to the local Seattle station Kiro TV. » 3/04/15 3:20pm 3/04/15 3:20pm

How Sony's Impressive First-Person Shooter Virtual Reality Demo Works

They're calling it a demo, not a game, and it's not quite perfect. You can't even walk in it, after all. But there's something really cool about the London Heist, a snippet of a first-person shooter made to be played using Sony's PlayStation 4 Morpheus virtual reality headset. » 3/04/15 11:00am 3/04/15 11:00am

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 10:35am 3/01/15 10:35am

Someone Beat Dark Souls II...In First-Person...Wearing Oculus Rift

Anyone should be proud for finishing Dark Souls II. From Software's sadistic action games are punishing by any standard. The community around the games, however, keeps upping the ante. What's one way to make Dark Souls II harder? Beating it in first-person with an Oculus Rift. » 2/26/15 12:15pm 2/26/15 12:15pm

VR Demo Brings Shark Nightmare To life

I'm tremendously excited about virtual reality's potential. We'll be able to visit far-off worlds and have experiences that haven't even been dreamed up yet! If I was making a top ten list of things I wanted to better understand through VR, however, a shark attack wouldn't be on it. » 2/25/15 4:19pm 2/25/15 4:19pm

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 10:50am 2/16/15 10:50am

Worth Reading: When Games Make Us Feel Sad, Disgusted, And Empty

We tend to hyperbolize whatever game comes along and eeks a feeling out of us besides adrenaline because the experiences are few and far between. Journey, The Walking Dead, To The Moon. It's early days for games exploring the emotional spectrum, and I've got two pieces digging deep into this idea from totally… » 2/06/15 2:00pm 2/06/15 2:00pm

Microsoft HoloLens Hands-On: Incredible, Amazing, Prototype-y as Hell

I just put Microsoft's new holographic glasses on my face. It's one of the most amazing and tantalizing experiences I've ever had with a piece of technology. » 1/21/15 5:45pm 1/21/15 5:45pm

This "Oculus Killer" Looks Like a Gigantic Tron Nightmare Shoebox

There's a hot new virtual reality headset in town. At least that's what the booth decorations would have you believe. It's got head tracking! It's fully immersive! It's an Oculus Killer! » 1/07/15 6:15pm 1/07/15 6:15pm