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Star Conflict adds Oculus Rift support

To celebrate two years of service, Star Conflict  is receiving more updates including Oculus Rift support immersing players in their cockpits for the first time.

By Paul Younger | 4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

FPS Get Even on Steam Greenlight, gets VR support and “making of” video

The ambitious chaps at Farm 51 are working away on their new title Get Even, a game which they hope will break the FPS mould.

By Paul Younger | 3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Totem VR interview with True Player Gear’s CEO Bertrand Nepveu

True Player Gear‘s CEO Bertrand Nepveu was encouraged by the Oculus/Facebook acquisition and decided to fully reveal their contender for the VR hardware crown.

By Paul Younger | 3 Apr 2014 | 4

Loading Human gets a new gameplay video that should excite VR fans

The video shows Loading Human creator and producer Flavio Parenti exploring a beta test environment but don’t expect blazing gunfire.

By Paul Younger | 2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts is fully behind the Facebook Oculus VR acquisition

The big industry surprise last week was the acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook and reception of the news was mixed.

By Paul Younger | 1 Apr 2014 | 4

Totem to take on the Oculus Rift as True Player Gear reveals VR hardware

If there was a perfect  time to reveal what you’ve been working on for the past nine years it would probably when your major competitors is taking some flack. 

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2014 | 5

Oculus employees receive death threats after Facebook aquisition

The heat surrounding the Oculus VR and Facebook deal has not cooled down and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was back on Reddit today responding to to the negative feedback since the acquisition was announced.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2014 | 3

Valve’s Michael Abrash joins newly minted Oculus

Just a couple of short days after the expensive Facebook purchase of virtual reality developers Oculus, Valve’s Michael Abrash has swapped his Valve office for an Oculus one.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Mar 2014 | 1

The Oculus Facebook Deal Risks Alienating its Supporters

There are a lot of unhappy nerds in the world today.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2014 | 13

No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

On the back of this evening’s announcement of an Oculus VR acquisition  by Facebook, the industry has been chipping in with their thoughts on the deal.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Infinity Runner is a spooky-looking Oculus Rift runner

Wales Interactive – the developers of Master Reboot – have revealed Infinity Runner, a first-person runner with Oculus Rift support.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Oculus to release Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in July

Oculus have been keeping quiet about the release of the Oculus Rift second development kit but today they have revealed that Dev Kit 2 will release this July.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”

During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 6

Steam Dev Days made VR enticing, now it needs to be convincing

Thanks to the information that’s been flowing out of Steam Dev Days since last week, we have a much clearer idea how two big names will be approaching virtual reality on PC.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jan 2014 | 2

Oculus VR releases “Best Practices” guide for developers

As ever more developers dive into the realistic 3D sensory pool of virtual reality, it might be a good idea if a company were to collate a series of helpful tips for developing on VR hardware.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

Valve VR gets more positive developer impressions

Last night, Tripwire’s David Hensley was comparing Valve’s VR prototype to Star Trek’s holodeck, and today there have been further developer impressions released prior to the Steam Dev Days’s VR conference talks.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

Tripwire’s David Hensley says Valve’s VR felt “like a holo deck”

The full presentation of Valve’s VR prototype (which Steamdb thinks could going by the name ‘Vortex‘) will take place later today at Steam Dev Days, but Tripwire’s David Hensley has already had a go with it and has tweeted a series of extremely positive impressions.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Oculus Rift dev kit 2 will be as close to consumer version as possible

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey and VP of Products Nate Mitchell  were keen to share the latest Oculus Rift Crystal Cove developments at CES in an interview with Reddit and there were some pretty interesting nuggets of information.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jan 2014 | 2