The Oculus Rift promises to bring gamers a number of new experiences and one of the first is a creepy demonstration of what it might have felt like to go under the guillotine in old world France.
An indie developer has successfully married gesture control and a fully realized avatar with the VR world of Oculus Rift. The results speak for themselves.
With Leoar3do, you'll be able to sculpt 3D models and send them to a 3D printer in seconds, even if you don't have crazy CAD skills.
The developers of the Virtuix Omni omnidirectional treadmill have finally gotten their hands on the Oculus Rift VR helmet, and the result is magic.
Don't want to wait a while for a developer kit, or even longer for Oculus Rift's commercial release? Just build your own!
Who wants to use analog sticks to make your video game characters move when you can use your body instead?
It takes a lot of sophistication to fool your brain into thinking that it's inside a virtual world, but somehow, the Oculus Rift has managed to make it work.
The FlyVIZ headset may not make you stronger than a speeding bullet, or faster than a tall building, or able to leap locomotives in a single bound, but it will give you the superpower of being able to see all around you at once. What does this mean? You can dodge balls thrown at you from behind! Take that, evil Throwing-Balls-At-People-From-Behind Man!
Microsoft has filed a patent application hinting to their plans for the future of gaming. It uses a sensor like the Xbox Kinect combined with a projection system that projects gameplay beyond your television to the surrounding room.
Virtual reality was never able to rise above a gimmick. While the technology is used in some pretty impressive ways, one area where it's always appeared a perfect fit but never found any real purchase is powering video game worlds that are immersive like nothing else before them. Why? Well, that's hard to say. Maybe for as immersive as the environments were supposed to be, the graphics weren't there yet. Maybe the engines powering the games of yesteryear didn't have gameplay that was right for an on-your-face display. Or just maybe, you know, people don't really want to wear big bulky headsets while they play a game. Well, all those hurdles look like they can be cleared with today's technology, and several companies are working on VR for gaming in a major way. Here we present our 10 picks for video games perfectly suited for this emerging, quirky tech.