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Oculus VR Schedules GDC 2014 Presentation

Oculus VR, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, has scheduled its presentation for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014. The talk is named Working with the Latest Oculus Rift Hardware and Software, and will be…

Valve Posts Steam Dev Days VR Talks Online

Videogame developer and Steam creator Valve has posted its entire catalogue of Steam Dev Days presentations online. The event, which took place in January 2014 in Seattle, hosted a number of talks on virtual reality (VR) development using…

The VR Roundup 15/02/14

It's time for the weekly VR roundup. Granted VRFocus has only been up and running for three days, but there’s already a tonne of virtual reality (VR)  news stories, features, reviews and previews to read up on. It’s been a week of Space…

Losing My VR Virginity to Half-Life 2

“It doesn’t really work until about three minutes in,” is what I’m told as I slip on an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset for the first time. I can understand my guide’s desperation to reassure me; too many times in the past few…

Make it a (virtual) Reality: Tomb Raider

You’ve just come a little too face-to-face with a rabid dog, jamming your hand between its jaws as it drools all over you. Moments later you’ve desperately fumbled with your makeshift bow to fend off a pack of crazed cultists, escaping by…

What is VR?

There are two ways we can define Virtual Reality (VR) right now. One is the realistic, scientific description of the various means and methods that power the technology. But this tech is all about slipping into new worlds; do we really want…