Last week, I made my way to the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco for the VR Arcade conference. I moderated a panel on investing in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. It was a far different environment for that kind of conversation than in 2016 or earlier. The event itself represented a pivot. Since consumer VR hasn’t taken […]

Some time in the next few months, Facebook will launch Oculus Quest– a standalone VR headset with room-scale positional tracking and Oculus Touch controllers. Quest is primarily intended for people who don’t already own a gaming PC. But if you do own a PC and a Rift already, you might be wondering if you’ll have […]

‘A panel at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration will detail “breakthroughs” with “lightsaber battle” in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. The panel will be streamed live at 11:30 am Pacific time on April 12. Little is known about the Darth Vader-focused VR series from writer and executive producer David S. Goyer, but the […]

Dave & Busters locations now offer three VR attractions including Star Trek and Jurassic World. The newest attraction — Star Trek: Dark Remnant –puts visitors on a rescue mission with the Enterprise “at the edge of Klingon space.” Jurassic World is an on-rails motion platform experience similar to Star Tours. It is more interactive, though, […]

I’m always puzzled by the suggestion that VR ‘needs’ its version of some gaming genres. 3D visuals aside, what’s really gained by putting a turn-based strategy game into headsets? Or a JRPG? Moreover, does the obscure visual novel genre really need a VR equivalent? Tokyo Chronos argues it does, but it makes its case with […]