A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

With price being a key consideration for many users, the VIVE Pro is currently available for $1,200, the Oculus Rift S for $400, and the Reverb G2 set to hit the shelves at $600.The Reverb lands between these headsets in some ways.

‘Trover Saves the Universe’ Now Available on Oculus Quest: Interview with Justin Roiland

‘Trover Saves the Universe’ Now Available on Oculus Quest: Interview with Justin Roiland

Justin Roiland: When I first started thinking about Trover Saves the Universe, I wanted to combine an idea I had previously had about a villain who kidnapped a character’s dogs and stuffed them into his eye holes with a fun, humorous, and immersive action-packed platformer that put players front and center of the game while having to work together with the main character to progress.

Tech Products That Make It Easier to Stay Home

Tech Products That Make It Easier to Stay Home

The Atmoph Windows 2 looks like a picture on your wall, but inside the frame is a connected 27-inch 4K display that is tied to remote cameras providing real-time video feeds of remote locations.

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

SwissCovid uses the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP3T) protocol to minimize the collection and sharing of information.The UK has taken a centralized approach, while SwissCovid is decentralized, storing personal data it collects only on users' phones.

The Mighty Eighth

The Mighty Eighth

The Mighty Eighth will be a VR-first project (but also playable with no VR enabled) in which you will be able to play with 9 other friends (or AI crew) as you work together to survive the war and accomplish your missions.

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

Quest can run AAA games — like the groundbreaking Half Life: Alyx from Valve — while plugged into a computer, but not in wireless mode for the simple reason that the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside the headset is far less powerful than modern computer GPUs. Jason Rubin, Facebook's vice president for special gaming initiatives, said that standalone VR headsets are fundamentally constrained — but new technologies like game-streaming could allow PC-quality graphics without wires in the future.

Why Facebook thinks game-streaming is the future of Oculus VR

Why Facebook thinks game-streaming is the future of Oculus VR

So if what is meant by AAA is the graphic fidelity of Asgard's Wrath, that's not happening on a local headset, for the same reason that people can't get those games to run on phones and anything else that's battery powered and needs to dissipate heat.

Review: ‘Lies Beneath’ virtual reality horror game from Drifter feels both new and nostalgic

Review: ‘Lies Beneath’ virtual reality horror game from Drifter feels both new and nostalgic

Like the old horror comics it’s based off of, it’s a lot more interested in scaring you than in anything else, to the point where I’m actually not sure how much sense its plot makes in the end.

Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment

Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment

The concept is akin to writing a story about how smartphones aren’t quite there yet and then noting that you weren’t able to try out this new Apple thing called the iPhone.

Our interview with WebXR Developer Fabien Bénétou

Our interview with WebXR Developer Fabien Bénétou

That’s very different from Apple with ARKit or Google with ARCore, where they can add a new feature and developers just get started with it.But if you’re thinking longer-term and you want to eventually ship on many devices and platforms, you should be taking WebXR seriously and getting started with it today.’.

Not enough VR headsets to meet demand. Thanks / no thanks, COVID-19.

Not enough VR headsets to meet demand. Thanks / no thanks, COVID-19.

Robertson: I think this is weird in the same way that a lot of coronavirus recovery stories are weird, in that it’s possible that these headsets supplies recover and that, at some point, everybody can play [Half-Life: Alyx] and a bunch of people swarm on it and it gets a boost and what it lost at launch it gains in word of mouth, and everybody finally gets this thing and it’s great.

Pimax Interview – An Indie Company’s Effort to Push VR Forward

Pimax Interview – An Indie Company’s Effort to Push VR Forward

And we've been experimenting with faster, you know, with the new version of BrainWarp, we hope to achieve stable refresh rates that are fast and once we do, we'll release them for free updates, just like we have on the older headsets.

Schell Games CEO: ‘Standalone VR Headsets Are Definitely the Future’

Schell Games CEO: ‘Standalone VR Headsets Are Definitely the Future’

You know, we are giving a lot of attention to it as we really think it's the most important platform and so the game I Expect You to Die was a launch title on the Quest.

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

With VR, your mind doesn't have to work very hard to step into a new reality; it's presented with one the moment you put on the headset.Wearing the Cosmos Elite just feels like work.

Gabe Newell on Brain-computer Interfaces: ‘We’re way closer to The Matrix than people realize’

Gabe Newell on Brain-computer Interfaces: ‘We’re way closer to The Matrix than people realize’

Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, sat down with IGN for a chat about the company, the promise of VR, and Newell’s most bleeding edge project as of late, brain-computer interfaces (BCI).

Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

Even mechanics in Half-Life: Alyx that are directly lifted from traditional first-person shooters and that don't require a fundamental rethink, like aiming and firing a pistol, end up having a very unique feeling in VR.

How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

The study, led by Professor Marcia Spetch in the Department of Psychology, shows that people prefer to play on virtual slot machines that provide casino-related cues, such as the sound of coins dropping or symbols of dollar signs.

Lenovo ideapad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Gradient Blue, 81LK00HHUS

Lenovo ideapad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Gradient Blue, 81LK00HHUS

I am super stressed out about how this laptop will effect my senior year and trying to keep it from not dying in the middle of lectures and programming assignments.A few hours before submitting the review the laptop has spontaneously shut down.

Pico Comes Out of Sleeper Mode to Launch New VR Headset

Pico Comes Out of Sleeper Mode to Launch New VR Headset

The VR headset is called the Pico Neo 2.So, other than eye-tracking, what kind of features make the Neo 2 so impressive?As far as other industry-minded VR headsets, the Neo 2 does have a wider field of view than Varjo’s VR-2.

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

Though we will also be looking at one VIVE headset, Oculus rules the road when it comes to standalone VR headsets.VIVE Pro is the only entirely wireless PC-based headset.When it comes to VR headsets, it’s easy to see things as Oculus Vs. HTC.

CES 2020: Prepare to Be Amazed

CES 2020: Prepare to Be Amazed

I'll share my thoughts about CES, and close with one of the more interesting products coming out next year -- a device that promises to help improve management of your energy level and sleep without drugs.

This massive 8K VR headset was built for NASA

This massive 8K VR headset was built for NASA

A VRgineer spokesperson told me that I was trying out a very basic version of a VR simulation designed for NASA astronauts.The gesture controls in particular are thanks to the two Leap Motion sensors embedded underneath the headset.

Voxel Works Quest

Voxel Works Quest

A prototype for Jog-In-Place locomotion on Oculus Quest using the Godot game engine to explore an infinite procedurally generated voxel world.Jog-In-Place to move forwardMine voxels: hit them with a swingGrab objects: usethe grab button (or a fist)Inventory: open by rotating your palm upwards, switch slot with buttons/pinchCrafting: you can craft on top of tree trunks.

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

The Information writes CEO Rony Abovitz had told investors he hoped the company would sell "at least" 1 million units of the Magic Leap One in its first year of availability.Understandably, poor sales have strained Magic Leap, with The Information reporting that the company recently laid off "dozens" of employees across multiple departments.

[POP1] Great progress and new updates!

[POP1] Great progress and new updates!

Here’s a look at our progress on Quest: I know a lot of you are wondering when you’ll be able to play POPULATION: ONE.

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve.

Gabe Newell on Half-Life Alyx: 'Valve excited to return Half-Life, VR has energized the studio'

Gabe Newell on Half-Life Alyx: 'Valve excited to return Half-Life, VR has energized the studio'

Half-Life: Alyx has finally been revealed with Valve promising a “full-length” Half-Life game “designed from the ground up for virtual reality.” On the reveal, Valve founder Gabe Newell says that VR has energized the studio.

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

But Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic and pain by distracting critically ill pediatric patients from what’s actually happening around them.

Should We Be Concerned About the Security and Privacy Risks of VR and AR?

Should We Be Concerned About the Security and Privacy Risks of VR and AR?

The revolutionary systems of virtual and augmented reality have left many consumers worried about their private information being accessed in the digital world.Years have passed by since the development of augmented and virtual reality headsets and devices but potential security issues haven’t been completely brought up.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners will make you feel like John Wick in the world of The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners will make you feel like John Wick in the world of The Walking Dead

"We're really big fans of what they've [Skybound] done on the narrative side, so it was kind of a match made in heaven," Guy Costantini, VP of global interactive marketing at Skydance tells me as I wipe the sweat from my forehead after my hands-on session with The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners.