The New Oculus Rift Is Very Cool, And You Can Get One This Year

Ask anyone in video games what new piece of tech has them most excited about the future, and there's a good chance they'll bring up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Good news: Later this year, developers (and the rest of us) will be able to own the latest, greatest version. And it really is pretty great. » 3/19/14 1:42pm 3/19/14 1:42pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 2:48pm 3/13/14 2:48pm

People Really Want That Other Scary-Cool Virtual Reality Headset, Huh?

Small screens inches away from your eyes. Light beamed directly at your retinas. At this rate, the next war for cutting-edge display supremacy will be happening on your face. Sometime in the near future, the headgear showdown is going to be the Oculus Rift vs. the just-funded-twice-over Avengant Glyph. Ophthalmologists … » 1/24/14 10:21am 1/24/14 10:21am

Beautiful Sci-Fi Game That You Can't Wait For Will Support Oculus Rift

What do you do when the future turns out shitty? You go back to the past. This time, it's the developers of gorgeous first-person puzzle game Reset who are jaunting back through the timestream. Don't worry, there isn't any Terminator-style nakedness. » 12/17/13 6:06pm 12/17/13 6:06pm

John Carmack Has New 'Full-Time' VR Job, But Is Not Quite Gone From id

Legendary game programmer and Doom co-creator John Carmack is getting a new "full-time" job. He's going to be working as the head of technology at Oculus VR, the company behind the upstart Rift virtual reality goggles. » 8/08/13 3:42pm 8/08/13 3:42pm

This guillotine simulator is the most twisted use of Oculus Rift yet

Ever wonder what it would be like to have your head chopped off? Well, you may soon get the chance to find out. A group of independent developers has created a guillotine simulator using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. » 5/07/13 8:20am 5/07/13 8:20am

Watch a gamer combine a VR headset with an omnidirectional treadmill

As if we didn't already have enough reasons to be excited about the Oculus Rift VR headset, a company called Virtuix has shown what gamers can do when you add an omnidirectional treadmill to the mix. » 4/22/13 3:04pm 4/22/13 3:04pm

90-Year-Old Woman Tries Out Oculus Rift VR Headset, Is Adorable

The more we hear about Oculus Rift, the more excited we get about it. The virtual reality headset probably won't hit shelves til 2014, but developer's kits started shipping earlier this month. Here, YouTube user Paul Rivot lets his 90-year-old grandma take the setup out for a spin. First stop: Tuscany. » 4/15/13 8:20am 4/15/13 8:20am