John Callaham

John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.

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US continued to lead VR headset market in Q1 2017, with PlayStation VR on top

The US was the biggest market again for sales of VR headsets in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report, with PlayStation VR sales on top.
by John Callaham18 hours ago

You can play as a zombie in the upcoming Resident Evil Vendetta PSVR experience

Capcom plans to release an experience for PlayStation VR to promote the upcoming CGI movie Resident Evil Vendetta where you play as a zombie.
by John Callaham3 days ago

Google Daydream VR will add Chrome support and more in upcoming updates

Google announced some big updates that are coming later this year for its Daydream VR platform, including support for using the Chrome web browser.
by John Callaham5 days ago

ZeniMax sues Samsung over its Oculus-based Gear VR mobile headset

ZemiMax, which was awarded $500 million in its lawsuit against Oculus earlier in 2017, is now suing Samsung over its Oculus-based Gear VR mobile headset.
by John Callaham7 days ago

Steam VR adds support for watching 360 degree videos in beta

Valve has added the Steam 360 Video Player to Steam VR, allowing headsets that support the platform to view 360 degree videos.
by John Callaham1 week ago

Windows Mixed Reality controllers revealed as part of Acer’s headset bundle

Microsoft announced that the upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets would support a new set of motion controllers when they are released this fall.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Star Trek: Bridge Crew to add computer voice commands via IBM’s Watson

A post-release update to the upcoming VR exclusive game Star Trek: Bridge Crew will add support for players to make voice commands to AI-based crew members.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Payday 2 to get free VR mode that will let you play the entire game

Overkill Software has announced it will add a free VR mode to its popular first-person shooter Payday 2 sometime later in 2017.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Google acquires VR developer behind Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs, the developer behind VR games like Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Epic Games co-founder thinks full-body VR is coming by 2020

Tim Sweeney, the co-founder of Epic Games, stated in a recent interview that support for full-body VR gaming could be in place by 2020.
by John Callaham3 weeks ago
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