NVIDIA’s New High-end Quadro RTX First to Include VirtualLink VR Port

Today at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced ‘Turing’, their next-generation GPU architecture aimed at real-time ray tracing, and the first high-end GPUs built atop it, the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000. The cards are the first to include the recently revealed VirtualLink port, a new connection standard specially designed for next-generation VR headsets. Ray tracing—a computer…

Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ Reportedly Uncovered by Modders

While Nintendo has lent its Mario Kart IP to a arcade VR experience, the company has so far steered clear of VR on its consoles. It seems it hasn’t been completely off the their radar though, as a Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ has reportedly been uncovered in the system’s software by modders. As reported…

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One, several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which…

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch, the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available for purchase and early adopters are expected to soon begin receiving their devices. Some of the first apps they’ll get…

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch, the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available for purchase and early adopters are expected to soon begin receiving their devices. Some of the first apps they’ll get…

Magic Leap Launches Creator Edition Headset Priced at $2,300

Magic Leap today launched their long-teased AR headset, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a developer-focused device priced at $2,300. Magic Leap has been in development of an AR headset, which has garnered significant anticipation thanks to the company’s massive trove of venture funding (totaling more than $2 billion) and years of concept videos, celebrity…

Major Magic Leap Tease Suggests Launch Could Come as Early as Today

Magic Leap’s teasing could finally come to an end today as the company prepares to launch its first AR headset dubbed the Magic Leap One. The official Magic Leap website has been entirely overtaken with a rocketship that’s ready to blast off, as the company’s CEO drops further hints on Twitter. Magic Leap has been…

Oculus Removes Handful of Fake Game Reviews, Says They’re Uncommon

After a handful of seemingly fake reviews were spotted on a game in the Oculus Store, the company says the offending reviews were removed, and further claims that fake reviews on the platform are few and far between. Redditors ‘thekthepthe3‘ and ‘matt90410‘ recently pointed out some suspicious looking reviews of a Rift game on the…

‘Electronauts’ Review – Unlock Your Inner Groove

Electronauts sits at an interesting intersection somewhere between game, experience, and tool. Your experience with Electronauts then may vary depending upon what you hope to achieve with it. If you’re anything like me—someone who can fall deep into music, but isn’t musically trained—you’ll find a totally unique and approachable platform for expressing your inner groove. Electronauts…

How VR’s Next Generation Shows Key Signs of a Maturing Market

VR feels like it’s simultaneously moving fast and slow. It’s been two years and four months since the leading PC VR headsets, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, hit shelves. The leading high-end headset overall, PSVR, has only been around for one year and nine months. That’s a significant amount of time for individual products,…

Latest Steam VR Headset Marketshare Data Stable Among Vive, Rift, & WVR

Valve’s latest monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey is available. While the last few months have seen ups and downs, July turned out to be a surprisingly stable month for all the headsets on the map. Each month, Valve runs a survey among Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware…

VR DJ Experience ‘Electronauts’ Coming to Rift, Vive, and PSVR Next Week

Survios’ next VR title, Electronauts now set to launch on August 7th. The game will be available on SteamVR (Vive and Rift) and Oculus Home (Rift) priced at $20, and on PlayStation VR priced at $18. Electronauts is the latest title to come from Survios, the studio behind Raw Data and Sprint Vector. Electronauts isn’t a game as…

Microsoft is Adding Pass-through Video to Windows VR Headsets

A beta version of Windows 10 now includes support for a pass-through video mode for Windows VR headsets, allowing users to look out at the world around them through the headset’s on-board cameras. This week Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 to users who are part of the Windows Insider Program. The update includes…

‘Rec Room’ Update Adds Teams to Battle Royale Mode

Rec Room, the social virtual world filled with mini-games and activities, recently introduced a battle royale mode called ‘Rec Royale’. A new update now allows players to group up in squads of three for team-based strategic action. ‘Rec Royale’ in Rec Room tosses a big group of players out of a plane onto a large island…

‘Marvel Powers United VR’ Review – Wave Shooting Meets Cosplay

Developed over the course of two years, Marvel Powers United VR is the first VR superhero game of its scale. A large roster of playable heroes lets you step into the boots, masks, and leotards of 18 Marvel superheroes. But rather than embodying your character, along with their powers, conflicts, and triumphs, you’ll end up feeling like…

‘Marvel Powers United VR’ Review – Wave Shooting Meets Cosplay

Developed over the course of two years, Marvel Powers United VR is the first VR superhero game of its scale. A large roster of playable heroes lets you step into the boots, masks, and leotards of 18 Marvel superheroes. But rather than embodying your character, along with their powers, conflicts, and triumphs, you’ll end up feeling like…

Disney Animation Studios to Debut Its First VR Short Film Next Month

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the group behind animated classics like The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), and newer blockbusters like Moana (2016), is set to debut its first VR short film next month at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver. The VR short film, titled Cycles, will be centered around a singular family home…

This is What it Looks like to Be a VR DJ in ‘Electronauts’

Electronauts, the upcoming co-op music making game from Survios, is confirmed to be launching with support for mixed reality video through LIV, a tool for compositing yourself into VR for video streaming and capture. Liv, a tool that helps streamers and content creators set up mixed reality video in VR games, is gaining ground with…

This is What it Looks like to Be a VR DJ in ‘Electronauts’

Electronauts, the upcoming co-op music making game from Survios, is confirmed to be launching with support for mixed reality video through LIV, a tool for compositing yourself into VR for video streaming and capture. Liv, a tool that helps streamers and content creators set up mixed reality video in VR games, is gaining ground with…

How to Install (and fix) ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs

If you’re a serious Beat Saber player, you probably installed the unofficial mod allowing for custom songs, and also probably realized that the v0.11.0 update this week made your custom songs disappear. If you didn’t already custom songs installed, you’ll definitely want to! This guide will show you how to install the unofficial Beat Saber custom songs…

An Estimated 53.6 Million Steam Users Now Have VR Ready GPUs

High PC hardware requirements are one reason why VR’s initial buy-in cost is often cited around $1,200, but as GPUs get more powerful and cheaper over time, more people are ending up with ‘VR Ready’ hardware, perhaps without even meaning to. Today an estimated 53.6 million Steam users already have one of the most expensive…

Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers. Taking a cue from the console world where it’s fairly common to see retail bundles that are coupled with major game releases, Oculus has announced its…

Deal: Refurbished Acer VR Headset & Controllers for $150

While you can find steep deals on brand new Windows VR headsets, if you’re not afraid to buy refurbished you can get a rather phenomenal deal in the form of a factory recertified Acer VR headset and controllers for just $150. Spotted by Reddit user ‘nosfusion’, the deal can be found on Acer’s official US…

VR’s Biggest Players Back New ‘VirtualLink’ Connector for Next-gen Headsets

A consortium representing many of VR’s most prominent players—NVIDIA, AMD, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft—have backed a new connector standard called VirtualLink which the companies say was “developed to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation virtual reality (VR) headsets.” Today the newly christened consortium revealed VirtualLink, an “open industry standard” which is an “Alternate…