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Losing My VRGinity to: Wireless Headsets

"That is the future," said Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey. “The future is going to be embedded chipsets embedded into the headset that don’t require a link to any kind of external hardware. And it’s going to become possible, I don’t know…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Call of Duty/Battlefield

Explosions. Lots and lots of explosions. They force you to duck and dodge as they roar out across the battlefield, tanks suddenly leaping into the air as RPGs violently collide into them, helicopters losing control and smashing into nearby…

VR vs. Glasses

We’ve been told time and time again that virtual reality (VR) is for absolutely everyone. We’re assured that anyone can slip on a headset such as the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus and enjoy a wide variety of experiences. But many times we…

Mod of the Week: Defenders of Ardania

There has been a lot of talk about bringing strategy videogames to virtual reality (VR) lately, and whether the genre could really work with head-mounted displays (HMDs) like the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus. Of course, building an…

Losing My VRginity to: View Master, Virtuality + VR-1

Tim Aidley has a rich history in the videogame industry. For over a decade now he's worked at great studios such as Burnout developers Criterion Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Relentless Software. Now the developer has made a…

Working with Virtual Worlds: nDreams Dev Diary #4

We’re now into week 4 of our nDreams developer diary. That means the developer’s E3 reveal of its first title for both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headsets draws ever closer. The team is currently busy shining…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Iron Man

“I am Iron Man”. It’s as simple as that, really. You have a helmet over your head, a computer system pointing our targets and the power to fire an alarming array of missiles and lasers as you fly at incredible speeds across cities, deserts…

VR vs. Peripherals

Remember the music genre? Though it may feel it, it wasn’t too long ago that everyone was excited to fill their bedrooms with plastic instruments to accommodate for the annual releases that eventually all but murdered the movement. Now many…

Mod of the Week: Alien Rage – Unlimited

As the current tide of virtual reality (VR) washes against the shore, many already involved in the community see a wide range of experiences in development and already available for Oculus Rift. However, those looking in from the outside…

Losing My VRginity to: EVE Valkyrie

As the editor of VRFocus I'm privy to a lot of virtual reality (VR) experiences that may never become anything more than a tech demo of experiment. Many people involved in the VR community know that I've been impressed by the simple…