Watch NVIDIA’s Gamescom GeForce Event Live Here Today @ 9AM PT

Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming expo, is only a few hours away from opening their doors to the masses. To kick things off, NVIDIA is hosting a special GeForce gaming event today in Cologne, Germany that most everyone suspects will feature the launch of the company’s latest flagship GPUs, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. If…

Step Into The Body Of A Transgender Man Using VR

Aptly named, Machine to be Another, is a creative VR experience which allows you to see and feel what it is like to be another person. As the age old saying goes, before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes. The Machine to Be Another aims to bring this particular ideaology to life…

11 Great ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs Worth Playing

If you’ve only played Beat Saber’s default levels, you’re missing out! A community of enthusiasts have created lots of unofficial levels which are easy to install, many featuring recognizable tunes that make the game even more fun. We’ve got a list of 11 great community-made custom songs for Beat Saber that are definitely worth a try….

Oculus Rift on Sale for $350 at Amazon US

After the Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United bundle was briefly on sale for $350 at Best Buy, now the basic Rift package has dropped to $350 at Amazon US, a $50 discount, which is about as good as you can hope to find. It’s not the bundle with Marvel Powers United VR, but the Oculus Rift package…

How VR Can Help Surgeons Hone Their Craft

FundamentalVR’s low-cost simulation education could take the medical field by storm. For the past 150 years, surgeons across the globe have been trained in a seemingly tried and true manner. Today’s leading medical professionals honed their craft through classroom instruction, cadaver based learning, and observation–rather than participation–in the operating room. The use of simulations in…

HTC Is Opening Its Viveport VR App Store to Oculus Rift Users

HTC has announced that the company’s Viveport VR app store will allow developers to sell titles supporting the Oculus Rift beginning on September 4th. HTC has been making moves to promote its Viveport VR app store, an alternative to the de facto content platform for the HTC Vive, SteamVR. Having recently announced a partnership in…

Oculus Rift Marvel Bundle on Sale for $350 at Best Buy

Just over two weeks ago Oculus debuted its first Rift retail bundle, which includes the recently released Marvel Powers United VR alongside a handful of other free titles. Now the bundle is on sale for $350 at Best Buy in the US, a $50 discount over the usual price. The Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United VR bundle launched…

Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine

Photogrammetry and volumetric VR preserve every detail of this historic mining operation in Ruhr, Germany. Available for free via SteamVR, the Realities VR experience takes users on a variety of photorealistic virtual tours through some of the most astonishing locations on Earth. On top of the apps well-curated catalogue, a regular stream of free DLC…

PlayStation VR Passes 3 Million Units Sold

Sony today announced that PlayStation has sold more than three million units, showing consistent sales over the course of the headset’s nearly two years on the market. Announced on the official PlayStation blog today, the three million unit milestone is believed to put PSVR far ahead of other high-end headsets like the Rift and Vive,…

MLB Holds First ‘Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge’

ESPN3 broadcasted New England’s victory against Japan live in Little League International’s first ever virtual home run derby tournament. ESPN3 was the channel to watch yesterday as Major League Baseball debuted its inaugural Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge, a bold new tournament that brought together 16 teams from across the world for a…

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

Samsung appears to be developing a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which launched late last year. A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state. While Samsung has had a strong presence in the mobile VR space for many years…

Oculus Rift Now Compatible With Viveport & Viveport Subscription

Starting today, developers can display their Viveport titles as Rift-compatible, with full consumer support starting September 4th. With nearly 500 VR experiences occupying their well-curated catalogue, Viveport’s game subscription service is a fantastic option for any new headset owner looking to dive head-first into the virtual scene. Now the $8.99 per month service is extending…

Nickelodeon Debuts Mixed Reality Competition Series ‘Slimezone VR Showdown’

Nick Entertainment Lab’s social VR experience gets a competitive twist in this four-episode digital series. Available to the public now at IMAX VR centers across Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, Nickelodeon’s multiplayer VR game Slimezone VR has satisfied a countless number of rambunctious children desperate to drench their friends in green slime. Originally released…

Alibaba Is Using AR To Change The Shopping Experience

Alibaba is launching Taobao Buy, a new shopping experience that uses AR technology to bring 3D versions of products into the real world. E-commerce supergiant, Alibaba Group, recently announced announced Taobao Buy, an AR infused shopping experience that reimagines how you shop online with an interactive experience that looks and feels futuristic, but is also…

Steve-O Stars In VR Miniseries ‘Headset Hotshots’

The modern day daredevil takes his signature brand of stunts to VR in this action-packed YouTube miniseries. When it was first announced that Jackass’s Stephen Gilchrist Glover, better known as Steve-O, would be taking part in an original VR miniseries, we naturally assumed the show would simply consist of a healthy variety of death-defying and…

You Can Now Watch The BBC Proms Music Festival In VR

The world’s largest classical music festival is embraces virtual reality. For the first time this summer, the BBC Proms are holding an event entirely in VR. Produced by BBC VR Hub, Nothing to be Written commemorates the centenary of the First World War and was created by composer Anna Meredith with 59 Productions – the…

StarVR One Revealed with SteamVR Tracking 2.0, Eye-tracking, Upgraded Specs

StarVR today revealed the StarVR One headset at SIGGRAPH 2018, an upgrade to previous StarVR headsets which incorporates SteamVR Tracking 2.0, eye-tracking, and a slew of enhancements. Made for the commercial and enterprise VR markets, the StarVR headset’s defining feature has been its ultra-wide field of view (claimed at 210 degrees horizontal and 130 degrees…

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…

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment. For the last two years, VR content has managed to quietly infiltrate its…

‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Is A VR Puzzler With A Miniature Twist

Vertigo Games’ first attempt at a third-person experience makes its debut at Gamescom 2018 in Germany. Vertigo Games, the talented developer behind zombie-shooter Arizona Sunshine and turn-based strategy game Skyworld, announces its foray into third-person VR with A Fisherman’s Tale, a mind-boggling VR puzzler in which players must break the laws of physics in order…

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…

Beat Saber Tournament Looks To Become World’s Largest VR Arcade Event

Over 120 arcades have signed on to participate in Virtual Athletics League’s upcoming International Beat Saber Tournament. Since its official release back in May of this year, Beat Saber has taken the immersive world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most popular VR games currently in circulation. The addictive VR rhythm game has developed…

Artist’s AR Exhibit Shows Two Sides Of The Same Reality

Adobe’s artist in residence explains how augmented reality proved to be the perfect medium to express herself. Growing up as a Chinese immigrant in Oakland, California, Estella Tse recalls her struggle having to navigate between her strict, traditional heritage – and her more liberal American upbringing, which encouraged individualism and freedom of expression. Art,…

The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget. Also, don’t forget that as an HTC Vive owner,…

Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community

Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? This was a question I asked myself several times last summer before moving. I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group. But visiting the city for work was wildly different from uprooting my life. After…

The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money. But before you crack that wallet too wide open, you may want to take a look at some seriously cool free content out there on the Oculus Store right…