At the beginning of the month Oculus customers received emails informing them there would be a delay in shipping the VR device due to an "unexpected component shortage." There weren't any timelines given and customers critisied Oculus for a lack of communication. A new statement has now been released by a spokesperson for Oculus: “The…
Customers pre-ordering the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have complained about orders suddenly being canceled or delayed. Yesterday Oculus Rift customers received an email apologizing for an "unexpected component shortage." The email did not include any timescales for those who have ordered, just saying that there will be "an update on their order status" by April…
The HTC Vive's price was announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The VR headset, powered by Valves SteamVR, will ship in 'early April' with a controller for each hand and a pair of "Lighthouse" base stations to track movement in the room. It was also announced the…
GameStop is to start selling Sony’s PlayStation VR headset this autumn, as revealed by the retailer’s CEO Paul Raines yesterday during an interview on Mornings with Maria. Appearing on the Fox Business channel show, Raines discussed GameStop’s business and their plans to work with Sony on PlayStation VR along with…
VR is looming on the horizon, and like an unavoidable dental appointment it’ll either be a painfully long process or a surprisingly easy time. For the longest time, the Oculus Rift has been the golden child of the VR movement. Ever since its ludicrously successful Kickstarter campaign, the Rift has…
With the recent news of Oculus Rift being bought out by Facebook, it has sparked fear and loathing in many. As many developers continue their projects with the VR platform, Mojangs founder and creator, Markus 'Notch' Persson, decided to pull out of making a Rift supported version of  Minecraft, claiming…
Facebook have announced today that they are buying Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, for the huge sum of $2 Billion. Here's the word from Mark Zuckerburg: Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile…
Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, today announced a new member of their team, Valve virtual reality veteran Atman Binstock to become Chief Architect. Binsock was key in Vavle’s secret VR project, and helped create the company’s ‘VR Room’ demo that Steam Dev Days attendees had the…
For many, horror games are to be played only in the dark with no excuses for stopping. For others we like to keep the lights on, keep our friends close, and to take a break every time something makes you jump. I would say that the latter might want to…
The current leaders in the pursuit of commercial virtual reality have just trademarked the name "Riftcon" named aptly after their companys leading product, the Oculus Rift. The trademark was filed on the 14th of February by Oculus VR and under the description, the phrase "organizing exhibitions in the fields of interactive…
The recent success of the Oculus Rift has excited many gamers, both on the player and developer sides of the spectrum. With technology that many could have only dreamed of a few years ago, it is an exciting prospect to think that in the not too distant future, we are…
Project Nimbus, a mecha suit, flying, shoot em up, has not only reached its goal of £6,000, but has actually surpassed it by 295%. The total takings after the Kickstarter had ended was £17,689. Project Nimbus takes themes from anime shows such as Gundam or Evangelion and features robot fighting…
id Software is saying farewell to one of its founding fathers today, as lead programmer and co-creator of games such as Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Quake is resigning from the company. John Carmack recently joined Oculus VR, makers of the highly anticipated VR headset the Oculus Rift, as CTO back…
 It was revealed yesterday that independent game studio Greenwood Games will not be able to create their Oculus Rift exclusive horror title Alone due to financial restraints. Via crowdfunding, the company hoped to reach a $25.000 goal, but this was not achieved. The support for the project was ultimately not…
Gaming companies are always trying to bring us the next big thing in gaming. Nintendo brought motion control to the masses with the Wii, Microsoft gave us the Kinect and Sony the PlayStation Move and Sixaxis. All of these features and devices are designed to improve the gamer’s immersion into…
Gaijin Entertainment wins the award after showcasing their Playstation 4 version premier becoming the first CSI-located company to win at the Gamescom awards. “We are blown away to be awarded “Best Simulation” for War Thunder at Gamescom 2013. The show has been one of the most important events in Gaijin…
Industry legend and 3D graphics pioneer John Carmack has joined Oculus as its Chief Technology Officer. The veteran programmer, who created the Quake and Rage engines, tweeted that his time is now divided between three companies: Oculus, Id, and Armadillo Aerospace, which Carmack founded in 2000.   My time division…
Developers of the MMORPG Vendetta Online, Guild Software, are pleased to announce their support of the Oculus Rift for the title. "We're thrilled to help bring our users the next level of immersion in a virtual world," said John Bergman, founder and creative director of Guild Software. This announcement marks…
Kalypso Media is excited to announce that their upcoming vampire stealth-action game, DARK, will feature support for both 3D via supported televisions, and through conventional Anaglyph (red/blue glasses) 3D. Even more exciting is that DARK will support the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual-reality head-mounted display on Windows PC.  For those gamers…
Andrew Scott Reisse, one of the co-founders of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR, was killed in a car chase between fleeing gang members and police on Thursday 30th May. According to ABC news, authorities say the incident began when officers saw two vehicles full of people involved in some…
Son Of Nor developers stillalive studios have today released a brand new video detailing how final gameplay will look and function. Chris Polus (Producer of Son Of Nor), takes us through the finer points of spell casting, exploring, puzzle solving and lots lots more in this exciting glimpse of what…