virtual reality

Valve's Index VR Hardware on Backorder in the U.S. "Due to Recent High Demand"

You can get it in time for Half-Life: Alyx, but there'll be a wait.

Facebook Expands Its VR Ambitions With Acquisition of the Studio Behind Beat Saber

Beat Saber will keep being updated on other platforms.

Five Lingering Questions Half-Life: Alyx Needs to Answer

From the Half-Life story to the future of Valve and VR, there's a lot to cover.

Valve Confirms Rhys Darby is One of the New Voice Actors in Half-Life: Alyx [Update]

Plus, a rundown of the confirmed cast so far.

Half-Life: Alyx is VR Exclusive, But You Don't Need Valve's Headset to Play It

Valve's return to Half-Life won't be Index exclusive.

There's Now a Way to Play Oculus Rift Games on Your Oculus Quest

Oculus Link is in beta now.

"If You See Someone Running Around and Screaming, You're Going to Run Around and Scream"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | VR news, lawsuits, and a big splash on mobile from Nintendo mark a busy week for games in America (and for America, generally).

The Oculus Quest is Getting Hand Tracking and Rift Support

Where we're going, we won't need weird-looking VR controllers.

Ubisoft's Hiring Up For a VR Project Attached to One of Their Big IPs

Is it for Splinter Cell? Assassin's Creed? The Rabbids?

No Man’s Sky: Beyond Launches in Two Weeks, but Hello Games Is Keeping a Huge Part of It a Secret

A third part of the Beyond update has yet to be revealed.

Epic Exclusive Tetris Effect VR Uses SteamVR, But Doesn't Necessarily Require It

It seems only Vive will need SteamVR to run through the Epic Store.

Oculus Quest Review

Oculus finds what feels like the sweet spot in terms of consumer-grade virtual reality.

Lone Echo 2 Continues Its Android-Human Companionship VR Adventure in Early 2020

Announced last year for 2019, Lone Echo 2 now has a new release window, and new details too.

Valve's Index VR Headset is Sleek, Powerful, and Expensive

A full Valve Index set is a cool $1000.

The Labo VR Experience: My Journey to Look Up a Cardboard Bird's Butt

Up, up, and away with Nintendo's attempt at virtual reality.

Nintendo Labo VR Kits Fail to Break Into the Top 40 U.K. Sales Chart

The original Labo Kits debuted at number three in the U.K. chart.

Why Concrete Genie Is Getting Two VR Modes Instead of Just One

We got hands-on time with one of Concrete Genie's newly announced VR modes.

Iron Man VR Is Shaping Up to Be More Than Just An Arcadey PSVR Shooter

We played Iron Man VR, and talked to developers Camouflaj about bringing the Marvel superhero to PlayStation VR.

Blood and Truth Shows How Far VR Has Come, But Maybe Not in the Way You Might Think

The follow-up to London Heist is putting you directly into an action movie.

In No Man's Sky VR, No One Can Hear You Puke From Spinning Your Ship Out on Accident

We get hands-on time with No Man's Sky's upcoming VR update.

Valve Index Steam Page Leaks Specs, Release Date, and More

Valve's new VR headset is almost here.

Valve Teases Its Own VR Headset, The Valve Index

Coming in May 2019.

Nintendo Jumps Into Virtual Reality With Nintendo Labo VR Kits

The Nintendo Switch is VR compatible now.

GTA Online Guide: How to Play, Easy Money Tips, Build Rep Fast

Want to try GTA Online, but aren't quite sure what you should be doing? Here's a wealth of information and tips on how to get started, how to earn good money - and how to avoid getting killed by idiots! Now updated for PS4 and Xbox One!

PlayStation VR Is Getting a Revamped Headset

It seems that HDR passthrough is finally a reality, for new owners of the PlayStation VR.

Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift Not the Xbox VR Support We Expected

Soon Windows 10 PCs can show Xbox One games on a virtual screen. Yup.

Microsoft Exploring VR Headsets With Partners, Starting at $299

Not only is Microsoft expanding HoloLens into mixed reality, it's also tackling VR with some partners.

The Hype Dissected: What VR Really Means For Gaming

COVER STORY: What drives the hype behind VR? We talked to people at every level of the industry to find out.

PlayStation VR Worlds PlayStation 4 Review: Proof of Concept

Sony's collection of VR tech demos would have made for a great pack-in, but doesn't quite hold up as a full retail release.

Oculus Rift Catches Vive With Touch and Room-Scale VR This December

The Oculus Touch Controllers have an official price and release date.

Google Makes Mainstream VR Play With Daydream View

The Daydream platform has its first retail headset.

"I Consider Myself Crucial to the Success of that Company": Jack McCauley Recalls the Early Days of Oculus and Looks to the Future

COVER STORY: One of VR's pioneers talks about the early days of Oculus, the platform's prospects for the future, and what he's doing to make VR better.

My Most Compelling VR Experiences So Far

COVER STORY: These VR experiences have (almost) made Kat a believer.

Will Virtual Reality Kill Us All?

A sensible and non-reactionary take on how we as a species just might be too stupid for VR.

Coke, McDonald's Get Kids into Virtual Reality With Cheap VR Headsets

Recyclable headsets for kids help ensure VR will have a future in the games industry.

HTC Vive's $800 Price Tag Throws Gauntlet at Oculus Rift

The Vive is expensive, but within spitting distance of the Rift's already high price tag.

Opinion: Why I Remain a VR Skeptic

Sony and Oculus want us to believe that virtual reality's potential is limitless, but Kat wonders if that potential hasn't already been reached.