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Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

By Josh Wolford February 18, 2015

For those who feel they aren’t already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality. Well, a virtual reality. According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building …

Star Trek Holodeck Becomes Reality

German scientists at the Max-Planch-Institute have created a way for us to experience the holodeck from Star Trek by using the wireless Oculus Rift. With this technology, the researchers were able to simulate travelling to different places around the world. …

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …

Battlestar Galactica’s Sackhoff Voices EVE: Valkyrie

Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff is starring in CCP Games’ upcoming multiplayer virtual reality dogfighting shooter, EVE: Valkyrie, playing the role of Rán Kavik. Sackhoff’s Rán isn’t a playable character, but rather a voice that can be heard in the player’s …

Sony’s Project Morpheus Previewed in New Video Sony’s Project Morpheus Previewed in New Video

Yesterday the video game community was thrown into a combination of disbelief and despair following the news that Facebook has agreed to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. The Ocuslus Rift headset was seen by many as the best leap …

Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift

The reaction from the Internet over Facebook buying Oculus VR has been all over the place. Some are saying it’s great for the Oculus VR guys as it now gives them the resources to build the platform they’ve always wanted. …

Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion Facebook Acquires Oculus VR For $2 Billion

When you woke up this morning, did you think Facebook would be acquiring the leader in virtual reality technology? Me neither, but here we are. Mark Zuckerberg announced this afternoon that Facebook would be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers …

Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus

The Oculus Rift was the first piece of hardware to make virtual reality cool. The only problem is that it’s not coming to consoles any time soon. That won’t be a problem for the PS4 as Sony is making its …

Sony's VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report] Sony's VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report]

After years of sloppy execution and terrible movies, the Oculus Rift finally made virtual reality viable in 2013. Going into 2014, Oculus won’t be the only VR player anymore as Sony is expected to enter the arena with its own …

The Best Zelda Game Gets Ported To The Oculus Rift

Last month, a coder made dreams come true when he ported the original Legend of Zelda to the Oculus Rift. It was pretty amazing, but it was also a reminder that it was only a matter of time before the …

Now Pokemon Is Getting The Virtual Reality Treatment

There seems to be a new trend of porting older games to the Oculus Rift to see if traditional gameplay can be adapted to virtual reality. We first saw it last week with one developer’s efforts to port the original …

The Zelda Has Been Ported To The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has proven to be really cool if not the future of gaming. We’ve seen a lot of cool experiments coming from Rift developers, but there’s not been a lot of effort put into converting existing games for …

These Oculus Rift Demos Keep Getting More Elaborate

The Oculus Rift started out as a simple concept – bring virtual reality into the 21st century. After using one myself, I can say that the team has achieved that. Now developers are trying out new ideas with the Rift …

Oculus Rift Integrated Into ThriXXX Chathouse3D

If there’s any company out there committed to making the simulated sex video game market a real and lasting thing, ThriXXX would have to show up somewhere near the top of the list. The Austrian developers are unashamed in their …

John Carmack Gets A New Job At Oculus Rift

John Carmack is what you might classify as a coding genius. His code powered the first-person revolution at id Software, and now he’s bringing his coding prowess to the world of virtual reality. Oculus Rift announced today that Carmack has …

This May Be The Future Of First-Person Shooters
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Virtual reality was all the craze back in the early 90s. Too bad it was terrible, and didn’t go anywhere. Now the guys at Oculus Rift are trying to bring it back, and early reviews all say it’s the real …

Using The Unreal Engine To Train America's Army

Using video game-like simulations to train fighting forces is not a new concept by any means; however, what is normally discussed in science fiction lore is also a very real capability used by the United States military. In this case, …