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Making a Living in Virtual Reality
Local developers brave the uncharted world of the VR marketplace
"...The evolution of virtual reality has been one of the hottest stories in..."

May 31, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in East Austin
It's like a karaoke room for immersive play
"...Austin has been a hotspot in the burgeoning virtual reality industry ever since early prototype headsets made their..."

June 1, 2017 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Is Virtual Reality Heading to Its Next Great Leap Forward?
From Virtual Boy to Oculus Rift, VR tech is always improving
"...Virtual reality's ride to ubiquity has been rough. A stint..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Tucker Whatley

The Realities of Virtual Reality
Locals look into virtual reality and see more than video games
"...humdrum experience into something much more. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset takes environments off the screen and puts..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Virtual Reality Offers a World Without Rules for Filmmakers
The first rule of VR storytelling is that there are none
"...The first rule of virtual reality is that there are no rules to virtual..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

Documentary Uses Virtual Reality to Explore East Austin Gentrification
Technology and social justice come together in Latinitas' film
"...Putting on the virtual reality headgear, the documentary immerses viewers directly into the..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Feature by Mae Hamilton

Indoor Skydiving Lets You Train Your Dragon in Virtual Reality
Taking to the skies with iFly's latest immersive VR
"...in Austin, invited the Chronicle to feature its new virtual reality set-up, I couldn’t pass up the chance to..."

March 27, 2019 Screens Post by Nina Hernandez

SXSW: Virtual Reality Porn
Needless to say, there was a line to try it out
"...Down the road, she hopes to work in augmented reality (AR) so it seems like she or other performers..."

March 19, 2016 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

VR Austin Jam Makes Quick and Dirty Virtual Worlds
Local and national developers create VR environments in 24 hours
"...productivity means working around the clock to construct new virtual worlds...."

Nov. 8, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

VR Arena Adds Cardio to Your Virtual Experience
Virtuix's new attraction at Pinballz has players running and gunning without moving
"...forgiven for assuming we'd all be brain deep in virtual reality headsets by now. The barriers to entry, like..."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Virtual Footnotes
"...Reality Hackers was the precursor to the slick cyberculture magazine..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Screens Feature

The Elements of Virtual Cooking
Video games that offer all the cooking and none of the food
"...the phenomenon of food-related video games swept the nation's virtual kitchens in the form of Japanese game-developer Office Create's..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Food Feature by Sofia Resnick

On Virtual Exhibit
"...valid windows into a greater truth than pure photographic reality can provide...."

Nov. 24, 1995 Screens Feature

Lawnmower Man
"...Bringleson, Geoffrey Lewis and Austin O'Brien. The filmmakers tackling Virtual Reality as a subject wisely chose to put all..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Getting in the Game
Oculus Rift prototypes are coming to the SXSW Gaming Expo
"...to get much broader with the development of a virtual reality system that finally lives up to its fictional..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Gamer
Gerard Butler stars in this futuristic thriller set in a multiplayer online gaming universe.
"...multiplayer online role-playing game, unimaginatively dubbed Slayers, control, through virtual reality gaming techniques – imagine Call of Duty for..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Synthetic Pleasures
"...Directed by: Iara Lee. Artificial intelligence. Virtual reality. Smart drinks. Molecular nanotechnology. Cybersex. Welcome to Synthetic..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Panel Recap: Horror in VR
Can terror in the virtual world have IRL success?
"...When it comes to immersive experiences, horror and virtual reality are a match made in heaven, but that..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Matthew Monagle

Virtuosity
"...Forsythe and Louise Fletcher. Director Leonard returns to the virtual reality setting of his previous film, The Lawnmower Man,..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW: Mars Experience VR
You're not going to Mars. But you can have the next best thing.
"...engineers, analysts, and designers working on the Mars 2030 virtual reality experience has some good news and some bad..."

March 16, 2016 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Surrogates
Bruce Willis is a cop in a future society where human beings live in isolation and interact through robots.
"...slogan and thanks to robotic surrogates and fancy tanning-bed/Barcalounger virtual reality units, the characters in this sublimely silly scrap..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Digimon: The Movie
"...baffling tale aboutc (as best I can tell) a virtual-reality war between an evil, computer-generated prawn and an elite..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Strange Days
"...neither smoke nor snort; rather, you live it. It's virtual reality with a twist, a high in which you..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ghost in the Machine
"...In the Machine gamely tries to hop aboard the Virtual Reality bandwagon and only succeeds in crashing the Net...."

Dec. 31, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW VR Cinema: Mars Home Planet
In the Hall of the Martian Things
"...to know what it’s like to experience this new virtual reality creation that started off as a collaboration between..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Simulated Sex
The ins and outs of virtual pornography
"...entertainment, niche software developers are designing cutting-edge smut for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift...."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Russ Espinoza

The Thirteenth Floor
"...and now The Thirteenth Floor, filmgoers' collective sense of reality has been taking a real pummeling of late. That..."

May 28, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Among the Damned
PromiseLand's Virtual Hell haunted house offers salvation to trick-or-treaters.
"...Welcome to Virtual Hell!..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Animation Studio Releases Interactive Storybook
Mighty Coconut unveils augmented reality app 57° North
"...Just as it became clear that virtual reality wasn't going to blow up as quickly as..."

Feb. 5, 2018 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Even Better Than the Real Thing?
Three new video games and three takes on realism
"...after millions of development dollars a game can approximate reality in ways only seen in movies with meticulously finessed..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

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