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Tag: Oculus Rift

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie
Last year, Tested co-founder Will Smith left the successful geek website to test the viability of virtual reality as a media platform. Now we can see his vision come to fruition. Will’s new show The FOO Show is a virtual reality show for the Oculus Rift (and soon for the…

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?
The damned Duck Hunt dog is hounding us into the 21st century, thanks to Computer Science student Joseph Delgado. Joseph spent an entire day making a virtual reality version of the classic NES shooter. Joseph made the game for the recently concluded Global Game Jam 2016. The event’s theme was…
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Stark Tower Virtual Reality Tour: Headsets Assemble!

Stark Tower Virtual Reality Tour: Headsets Assemble!
Nowadays, video games that don’t involve a lot of interaction are derided as non-games or antigames. And we’ve been spoiled by the ones that both meet this imagined quota of input-output seesaw and have wonderful worlds, taking their beauty for granted. But that’s not the case with virtual reality. With…

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality is a lot like that, except it’s geared for multiple users and not just…

Star Wars VR Tech Demo Looks Awesome

Star Wars VR Tech Demo Looks Awesome
You might know director Rob McLellan from his incredible robot serial killer short ABE, which is being turned into a feature film with MGM. Turns out he has also been working on something else. Something that could be even better. A Star Wars VR game. Rob, his VFX guy Craig…

Birdly Uses the Oculus Rift So That You Can Be the Bird

Birdly Uses the Oculus Rift So That You Can Be the Bird
Mankind has always dreamed about experiencing flight like the birds do. We’ve come a long way, but flying planes, even hang gliding, still doesn’t capture what it is like to actually be the bird. Well, Birdly gets us several steps (er, flaps) closer. Birdly is a full-body simulator developed by…

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality
Leap Motion, the company behind the eponymous hand motion sensor, have come up with a clever way to let Oculus Rift users see what’s in front of them without taking off the headset. It’s called Quick Switch, an app that switches the feed from the Oculus Rift to the infrared…

Roam Around & Play in a Virtual Reality 80s Arcade: Coins in the Shell

Roam Around & Play in a Virtual Reality 80s Arcade: Coins in the Shell
You may have heard of The Internet Arcade, a collection of about 900 classic arcade games that you can play right in your web browser. If you’re looking for a more authentic arcade experience, check out Digital Cybercherries’ NewRetroArcade. It’s a virtual reality arcade that does a good job of…

Black Hat Oculus: A Creative, Co-op VR Infilitration Game

Black Hat Oculus: A Creative, Co-op VR Infilitration Game
One of the coolest features of the Nintendo Wii U was the fact that the Gamepad allows for game designers to give information to one player without giving it to the others. The Oculus Rift can do this, but to a much greater extreme. A player can have an entirely…

VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling

VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling
Here’s an app that adds another meaning to Ghost in the machine. Currently in development, VRClay lets you create 3D shapes in virtual reality with the help of the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra controllers. Oh, my love… I think it would be much better if it used a…

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye
James Blaha has amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition wherein the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop. As a side effect, James could see only out of his “good eye,” losing depth perception in the process. Doctors told James that he would never…

Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift

Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift
It gets annoying having to wear 3D glasses for a few hours to watch a feature film; I can only imagine how annoying it would be to wear an Oculus Rift for the full duration. Regardless, we may get just that. Facebook is said to be in talks with all…

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter
Late last year we talked about the Cyberith Virtualizer, an omnidirectional treadmill and motion sensor for use with virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift. After three prototypes, Cyberith is now raising funds on Kickstarter to finalize and produce commercial versions of their promising device. The final version of the…

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift
Growing up, few things on the planet would make me clean the house faster than a promise of Chuck E. Cheese for lunch after I was done with chores. Back in the day, Chuck E. Cheese was one of the biggest arcades around and you could eat pizza and spend…

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support
Parrot has been making automated flying drones for a while. The first of them was the AR.Drone. While at least one person has hacked their AR.Drone to be controlled using an Oculus Rift, Parrot has unveiled that it’s next drone – dubbed the Bebop – will offer optional Oculus Rift…

Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?
You may have seen videos of people being floored by the virtual roller coaster demo for the Oculus Rift. Edmond O’Driscoll and Jonathan Forder recently took the experience to another level by recreating a roller coaster ride for the Rift, and then watching that recreation while riding the actual roller…
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