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Soapbox: If Nintendo Took On Virtual Reality, Would It Be A Disaster Or Gaming's Holy Grail?

If Nintendo Took On Virtual Reality, Would It Be A Disaster Or Gaming's Holy Grail?

Virtual insanity?

Virtual reality - or, as the cool kids these days like to call it, VR - famously died a long, slow death many years ago only to resurrected in recent years thanks to devices such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It's perhaps a little too early to brand it a full-scale comeback; the support of the mainstream player will be...

News: Nintendo Is "Looking At" Virtual Reality, But Don't Expect Details Any Time Soon

Nintendo Is "Looking At" Virtual Reality, But Don't Expect Details Any Time Soon

Virtual Boy 2, anyone?

Nintendo has been famously dismissive of Virtual Reality lately, with NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aimé even going as far as to say that the tech "just isn't fun" right now. However, with Sony pushing its own VR option and Oculus Rift winning over developers, the VR sector could become a massive part of the games industry. Some are...

Editorial: Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Tom Whitehead suggests we talk again in a few years

Virtual Reality. VR. Oculus and so on. It's one of the biggest topics in the tech world and, particularly, in the dedicated gaming scene. Or perhaps that should be the enthusiast scene. I've read headlines saying 2016 is the year of Virtual Reality, make or break time. Is it really its final...

News: Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platform, Claims Analyst Firm Digi-Capital

Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platform, Claims Analyst Firm Digi-Capital

Virtual insanity?

It's no secret that the Virtual Boy - which recently had it's 20 year anniversary - wasn't the greatest success for Nintendo. Launched in 1995 to almost complete consumer apathy in North America, it bypassed Europe entirely and was discontinued the following year. Could this negative experience in launching a VR product have put...

News: The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

"It's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech"

Nintendo prides itself on discovering new ways to play. This is the company that gave us touchscreen handhelds, motion controls and - lest we forget - the Virtual Boy. However, the company is noticeably absent in the arena of Virtual Reality. While its rivals Sony and Microsoft are both making...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Virtual Reality

Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Virtual Reality

"It is very enjoyable"

As you may or may not be aware, Masahiro Sakurai - the director of the Super Smash Bros. series - writes a regular column in the popular video game magazine, Famitsu. Over the past few months, Sakurai-san's articles have been all about Smash in the wake of the highly acclaimed game's launch. In the most recent issue, however,...

Weirdness: Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Gotta catch that one!

A fan of the Pokémon franchise has been working hard to create something that many of us dreamed of when we were children; a virtual reality Pokémon game. It's only a prototype thus far, but it give a flavour of what could potentially be, although likely won't be for the foreseeable future. In the video below you can see the...

News: Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Also proposes enhanced experiences through smell, temperature and light

Nintendo may have submitted some rather peculiar patent applications in the past, but the most recent may have some foundation in reality, indicating a potential move into Virtual Reality for the company. It proposes a wearable device — potentially glasses — that is detected...

Exclusive: Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR Platform to Rival Sony's Morpheus and Oculus Rift

Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR Platform to Rival Sony's Morpheus and Oculus Rift

A sight of the future

Update: As the vast majority of you have figured out within seconds, this is our own little contribution to the April Fools' madness this year. We've summarised some others in this round-up feature. If you want to see the original hi-tech specs which we 'borrowed' for this article, meanwhile, head on over to...

News: Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Plans For Virtual Reality At SXSW

Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Plans For Virtual Reality At SXSW

Virtual reality is becoming a solid reality

The trend of virtual reality gaming has been picking up speed ever since the Oculus Rift was demoed at E3 back in 2012. Although VR has been done in the past, it left gamers wanting a better experience. Though the Oculus Rift is not on the market yet, we've seen some pretty interesting demos of games like...