Welcome to the Era of Virtual Reality Workout Programs

What's better than doing your workout routine in your crappy, dank apartment? Oh, I dunno, how about doing your workout routine in a villa on the beach? Or on top of a beautiful hillside? Or what the hell why not, in the middle of a black hole? Well, that day is coming, and Runastic of Oculus VR is a sneak peek. » 12/15/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am

The Next Version of the Oculus Rift Might Let You See Your Hands

It happens every time I strap on the Oculus Rift. Whether the amazing head-tracking wonder that is the DK2 unit or even the earlier model, I'm completely sucked into a new virtual world. Then I look down and my hands and...nothing. Oculus VR seems to understand the frustration and is taking steps toward developing… » 12/11/14 6:19pm 12/11/14 6:19pm

7 Famous Fictional Places You Can Explore With the Oculus Rift

Ever since I first played Goldeneye 64, I've been fascinated by exploring 3D cyber-versions of my favorite fictional places. The Oculus Rift makes that pursuit cooler than it's ever been. It's one thing to see static shots of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the same never-changing angles. It's another to be in there,… » 12/05/14 9:00am 12/05/14 9:00am

This Dude Wants To Wear Oculus for a Month and Live As Someone Else

Virtual reality is used to transport us to other worlds, but usually just for a short burst here and there. One British artist is prepared to do it for much, much longer. Mark Farid wants to live in a gallery wearing a VR headset and noise-canceling headphones for 28 days, streaming another person's daily experiences. » 11/18/14 3:14pm 11/18/14 3:14pm

So Far the Future of Virtual Reality Is Just Lame Ads

Since the 1980s, we've been dreaming about the resplendent future of virtual reality; one day, headgear like the Oculus Rift will be used to pour immersive entertainment into our brains. No part of this dream includes corporate sponsors shellacking our vision with brand messages. But now that the technology is on the… » 10/24/14 1:06pm 10/24/14 1:06pm

This Gross Oculus Rift Game Lets Players Spy Up a Virtual Teen's Skirt

The Oculus Rift is an amazing virtual reality device and we can use it to pretend to be anywhere. We can simulate soaring through the clouds! The Rift can help you live inside your wildest dreams... and apparently that includes staring at a schoolgirl like a lecherous creep while her skirt lifts up in the wind. » 10/05/14 9:00am 10/05/14 9:00am

I Tried The New Oculus Rift, And It Blew Me Away All Over Again

I've tried practically every version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, from some of the original duct-taped prototypes through to the latest DK2 developer kit and the Samsung Gear VR. Nothing I've seen prepared me for the new Crescent Bay demo. I just tried one of the best games I've never played. I want more. » 9/20/14 4:10pm 9/20/14 4:10pm

I Traveled to Hawaii and London in This Weird VR Holodeck


Virtuality is still stuck in an awkward liminal stage. Sony introduced Morpheus, Samsung's $200 Gear VR is just around the corner, and the Oculus Rift continues to showcase the best the platform has to offer. But it's a technology not easily accessible. Instead, it's still relegated to strange demos and experimental… » 9/19/14 3:05pm 9/19/14 3:05pm

The Microsoft Deal Could Finally Put Minecraft on Oculus Rift

Microsoft's $2.5 billion deal to buy Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, is still just a few minutes old. Lots of debris to sort through! But there's one glimmer of hope for anxious Minecraft fans. The deal could finally pave the way to putting Minecraft where it truly belongs: On the Oculus Rift. » 9/15/14 9:43am 9/15/14 9:43am