Mac Takes a Back Seat as Oculus Rift Courts PC Gamers

With the Oculus Rift now in the pipeline for consumers - the VR headset is supposed to hit stores early next year - news has started to emerge about the device's system requirements. In a recent blog post, Chief Architect and Rift Technical Director, Atman Binstock, wrote about the specs gamers will need on their rig if they want to play with the device, entitled 'Powering The Rift'. Read More >>

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These Virtual Reality Experiences Make You Feel Like a Superhero

We've all fantasised about being a superhero every once in a while, but it requires actual powers, money, or serious amounts of public. Here’s a simpler idea: just strap on a virtual reality headset and feel like a hero without all the blood and sweat! Read More >>

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Oculus Rift Consumer Release Date is Finally Set for Spring 2016

Well, that took a while, right? Oculus, the Facebook-owned company that literally kickstarted the current virtual reality revival, has announced that the consumer version of its Oculus Rift headset will launch in the first quarter of 2016. Read More >>

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Danny Dyer Playing on an Oculus Rift is the Funniest Thing You’ll See All Day

Games criticism is a fine art. Just ask our pals over at Kotaku -- it's not simply enough to just be able to enjoy a game, but to eloquently express why, within the context of a multi-billion pound industry, takes a great deal of expert knowledge and a refined way with words. Read More >>

New VR Gloves Lets You ‘Touch’ Things In-Game Using Air Bladders

One of the big problems with virtual reality is that you can't actually touch any of the objects that are being beamed to your headset, ruining the immersion factor somewhat. Thankfully researchers have developed a prototype that could help to solve that problem. Read More >>

Oculus Rift Support Hacked into PC GTA V Already

A man who knows even more about how PCs work than those people who phone up pretending to be from Microsoft has hacked Oculus Rift support into GTA V, letting users use their actual heads and necks to look around the PC version's beautiful world. Read More >>

Jaunt: There’s Potential for VR Movies But Tech Needs to Stay Hidden

Jaunt -- which has form for making VR movies so may have a slight vested interest -- says it can see Hollywood embracing VR at some point in the future, but there's a lot of work to be done to stop it being a flash-in-the-pan novelty like the once-a-decade attempt to make us like 3D. Read More >>

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How to Get Your Computer Ready for Oculus Rift VR

2015 is the year that virtual reality goes mainstream. Yeah, yeah, we probably said the same thing back in 1992 when The Lawnmower Man came out, but this time we’re serious. With Sony, HTC, Valve, Samsung and others all looking to get in on the immersive headset action, there are major players spending a lot of cash to get these things in your home. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift May Not Even Launch in 2015

It's been a long few years since the Oculus Rift's Kickstarter took $2.4 million in funding, becoming a "real thing" on the first step towards this latest wave of virtual reality enthusiasm. But we've yet to see a consumer release date announced and, according to inventor Palmer Luckey at a SXSW 2015 panel, that's unlikely to come any time soon -- possibly not even before the end of this year. Read More >>

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Virtual Reality is Happening, But Like for Real This Time

Virtual reality is a lot like the flying car: It's always juuuust a few years off. But recently—just this week—the VR hype has reached a fever pitch. And let me tell you this is no Virtual Boy bullshit. When we look back at the past through rose-coloured VR headsets, this is the moment where we'll see that it took off. Read More >>

Virtual Reality Facebook is Coming for You and Beyoncé

It's been an inevitability ever since Mark Zuckerberg's social networking empire bought the virtual reality start-up, and yesterday the company confirmed what we already suspected. Facebook is working on virtual reality versions of its apps. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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It Should be Illegal to Watch Old People React to Virtual Reality Porn

We've seen ordinary people react to immersive pornography viewed on the Samsung VR headset. What would your nan think if she saw it? She would be scandalised right? Well, these videographers went and forced the aged to react to VR pornography. Observe. Read More >>

Oculus Rift Maker Says Samsung Tie-up Rumour is “Total Nonsense”

Oculus Rift wunderyouth Palmer Luckey has spoken, very briefly, on the subject of Samsung being brought in to help manufacture future Oculus/Facebook VR hardware, or work on Facebook's own head mounted systems. He said the rumour is/was "total nonsense," according to Techradar. [Techradar] Read More >>

2015: The Year That Lazy Tech Kills Us All

That gym pass collecting dust? Your "Places to See Before I Die" list as long as it's ever been? The pages of your "How to Code: For Dummies" book resolutely closed? January is nearly over and with it, for many of us, will go any chance of making a dent in our New Year's resolutions. Read More >>