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‘Snow Crash’ is a reminder that the metaverse could be chaotic good
Meta’s imagination is stunted by its many scandals. Its sterilized metaverse leaves little room for shock and awe.
'Zenith' is an early access take on VR 'World of Warcraft'
A bog-standard MMO can go down smooth if it’s elevated by the satisfying methods it makes you use to move around its VR world.
Did Kim Kardashian predict the metaverse?
Virtual worlds like 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' and IMVU prepared people to connect with others exclusively online — and pay extra to improve their experience.
How one group is remaking sign language for the VR age
Helping Hands is forging connections between D/deaf and hearing people on the VRChat platform.
VR needs to address the huge motion sick elephant in the room
My severe motion sickness prevents me from playing tons of games, I don’t want to be left out of mainstream VR, too, especially if the metaverse pans out.
Hot job alert: metaverse architect
More and more people, including traditionally trained architects, are creating buildings for the booming virtual real estate market.
The 9 best apps to get started working in VR
Whether you’re ready or not, virtual workspaces are coming to replace our work-from-home world.
Inside the volunteer 'police department' arresting people in VR
Thousands are roleplaying as cops on the VRChat platform, engaging in a mix of right (saving hostages) and wrong (planting drugs on civilians).
There’s no VR internet in our future — at least not one we’d want
HTC’s pitch for the metaverse, called Viverse, is a collection of buzzwords — AI, 5G, NFTs! — a clone of Meta’s promises without the scam-covering sheen.
The 11 best hardcore VR games you should play right now
Full virtual reality titles are still in short supply, but there are plenty of gems available whether you’re a beginner or veteran VR user.
From ‘The Lawnmower Man’ to Meta: VR’s most important moments
Thirty years ago an adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Lawnmower Man’ hyper-fixated on the dangers of “virtual reality." Here’s a short timeline of how VR has become a mainstream buzzword.
PS VR2 isn’t backwards compatible with older VR games
Sony will not let PS VR games play on the PS VR2, despite it seeming more than capable of running them.
Meta's next Connect conference is on October 11
The company is expected to provide updates on its VR plans and unveil the "Meta Quest Pro."
Meta’s next big VR headset is officially coming in October
Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the upcoming release while on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
You may actually be able to find a PS5 by the time Sony’s PS VR2 launches
Sony officially set a launch window for its VR headset as "early 2023," avoiding the intro of Meta’s new headset and landing right in the expected timeframe of Apple’s first mixed-reality product.
Meta just keeps giving us more reasons to scoff at its metaverse
Public reaction to Mark Zuckerberg's Horizon Worlds VR "selfie" tells us all we need to know about the state of Meta's master plan.
Everything we know about the ‘Meta Quest Pro’
Project Cambria or the “Meta Quest Pro” is supposed to be a major upgrade, with support for HD video passthrough, AR features, and new controllers.
FTC takes first major step in blocking Meta's monopoly on the metaverse
The FTC filed a complaint to block Meta's acquisition of Within, the developer of VR fitness app, Supernatural.
Sony's grand vision for PS VR2 looks eerily similar to Meta's Quest
PSVR 2 has room-mapping and passthrough modes that seem very similar to Meta's Quest 2.
Can Pico's new VR headsets compete with Meta's Quest 2?
Pico, owned by TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, looks like it might try to challenge Meta’s Quest 2 and Quest Pro VR headsets in the U.S.
Niantic’s next AR smartphone game is like 'Pokemon Gó' for NBA fans
Is this something that hoop heads will actually enjoy, though?
How Meta is trying to make VR indistinguishable from reality
The prototype VR headsets Mark Zuckerberg demoed could be game-changers, but they’re still many years from release, and ignore the metaverse’s current issues.
Is anybody actually excited for PlayStation VR 2?
Sony's recent State of Play showed off a lot of promising games, but we're still not sure what exactly to expect from PS VR 2.
Apple’s AR headset was hiding in plain sight at WWDC 2022
There were signs of a mixed reality headset future everywhere in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
PlayStation VR 2 will have over 20 launch games, apparently
The PlayStation VR 2 doesn’t even have a release date, but Sony says it will support it with a mixture of first and third-party games on launch.
Apple is reportedly jamming 14 cameras into its mixed reality headset
Apple's headset won't require the use of a separate base station, somehow.
This VR gas mask can actually take your breath away
From blowing out birthday candles to suffocating from smoke inhalation, this VR accessory takes you just a step below the real thing.