Oculus Touch motion controllers ship December 6 for $199

1 Oculus Touch After making us wait more than 16 months, Oculus finally clued us into some more details on their Touch motion controllers for the Rift virtual reality headset. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced onstage at the company’s third annual Oculus Connect developer conference that Touch will be arriving December 6  for $199 with pre-orders going live October 10. The Touch controllers will… Read More

Review: PlayStation VR

0191 Virtual reality soothsayers have approached the technology as though they are treading on sacred ground and ushering in not only a new era of spatial computing but a new level of consciousness. Conversations that start with talking about dumb little mini-games lead to rabbit-hole ethical discussions. But what if instead of being a harbinger of a future utopia or dystopia, VR was just a hell… Read More

Virtual reality looks to its adolescence

virtualreality-kids-1 After more than two years of heavy public hyping since Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion, virtual reality is reaching an important turning point. VR has been promoted up and down the street and consumers seem to have grown oversaturated with all the media coverage of expensive tech that’s inaccessible to them, but the platform is preparing for a… Read More

A look inside how Here Be Dragons is pioneering VR storytelling

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-6-12-13-pm Here Be Dragons is a term for describing dangerous or unexplored areas. It’s also the name of Chris Milk’s new VR creative studio that’s looking to explore the dangerous world of spherical video. The VR production studio is aiming to continue rediscovering storytelling techniques for the immersive medium. With filmmaker Chris Milk taking the role of Creative Director at… Read More

Samsung waiting to see where VR hype cycle lands before moving on standalone headsets, next-gen 10K displays

samsung-AP-sm At a company event today in San Francisco, Samsung President & Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn detailed that the company is actively pursuing both smartphone-focused VR headsets and standalone solutions. The decision to market and ship a dedicated all-in-one device would rely largely on where the VR market goes in the upcoming months and years, he says, and whether the clunky headsets… Read More

Occipital launches $500 dev kit to turn your iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headset

vr-dev-kit-knockout For iOS or Mac users interested in VR, there isn’t a lot you can do right now without migrating to the dark sides of Android or Windows. Occipital is aiming to get people on the iOS platform access to some more cool VR opportunities. Today, the company opened up a $500 development kit today that brings room-scale motion tracking to iOS (as well as Android) smartphones, Upload reports.… Read More

The Oculus Touch motion controllers will cost many moneys

touchcontrollers1 Oculus is just months away from releasing the Touch controllers and we now have a better idea of just how much they’ll hurt your wallet. A GAME store display revealed that the launch price of the controllers will be £190 in the U.K. That’s about $212 in the U.S., which is a bit more than many Rift owners hoped for, though the U.S. price is more than likely to sit pretty at… Read More

Pre-orders for the Fove 0 eye-tracking VR headset go live November 2

FOVE The first consumer VR headset to integrate eye-tracking is about ready for primetime. Fove will begin taking pre-orders for the eye-tracking headset, now officially called the Fove 0, at 8am PST on November 2. There is still no word on an official launch date or a final price. There were a number of production issues that pushed back the rollout of the Kickstarter-backed headset until fall from… Read More

Mobalytics is a coach for competitive gamers

mobalytics2 If there’s one industry that’s consistently blowing past expectations, it’s competitive gaming. The e-sports market is expected to reach nearly a half-billion dollars this year, and gamers who take part in it are constantly trying to heighten their skills. Mobalytics is aiming to bring visual analytics to competitive gamers so they can discover their weaknesses and make… Read More

Karma looks to mount a comeback with the Revero, its $130k hybrid electric sports car

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-9-09-02-pm There are just about 1,000 Fisker Karma luxury cars on the road today. The vehicle was a hit amongst design-obsessed luxury car owners when it was introduced in 2012, but the average person’s main interactions with the brand (okay, possibly just my own) may have been related to Justin Bieber’s misadventures jetting about in his custom chrome version back in 2013. Much like Mr. Read More