Motion Picture Academy grants special Oscar to Alejandro Iñárritu's VR project

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences rarely hands out the Special Achievement Academy Award, possibly because doing so is an acknowledgement that the medium can change and grow in new and weird ways. It’s exclusively for important or exciting achievements in films that doesn’t specifically relate to an…

Breaking Bad virtual reality experience coming for those too scared to sell meth

Sony’s PlayStation is working with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to create a non-game virtual reality experience based on the series, Polygon reports, offering an immersive recreation of the show’s world to fans who are too scared to sell meth. There’s no word on when it might be available, other than the fact…

Virtual reality is boring compared to Beyoncé’s actual reality

Even when she’s not posing as a fertility goddess in front of half the flowers in Manhattan, being Beyoncé is probably pretty fun. She works hard, for sure, but she’s also obscenely rich and world famous. So we probably shouldn’t be too surprised that Queen Bey was less than impressed by the Magic Leap, the VR headset…

Peer into The Simpsons’ virtual reality with James L. Brooks

This Sunday The Simpsons will reach another milestone, airing its 600th episode—“Treehouse Of Horror XXVII,” debuting this Sunday, October 16—complete with a virtual-reality couch gag made in collaboration with Google. Though news of the VR twist broke last week, The A.V. Club first learned about it at this year’s…

The Simpsons is doing a VR couch gag for the next Treehouse Of Horror

The Simpsons is rapidly approaching its 600th episode of couch gags, blackboard sayings, and arguments about when the show stopped being good. To commemorate the anniversary (and/or throw fire onto said cantankerous discussions), Fox has announced that it’s planning a virtual reality-enhanced couch gag for the show’s…

Hulu picks up a VR comedy show from SNL’s Mike O’Brien

The future is no longer now. The future was yesterday, and now we’re in the future of the future. Skeptical? You won’t be when you learn that Hulu is picking up two television programs that you’ll only be able to watch with one of those virtual reality devices strapped to your face. Variety reports that both shows…

Obvious Child and You’re Next: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

For God so virtually loved the world, he sent Virtual Reality Jesus

It has been two millennia since we first began waiting for Christ’s big comeback, a period of reclusive, semi-retirement in which the only way we’ve been able to experience Jesus is through reissues of his earlier works, cover versions, and—some say—in your heart. But as we’ve already seen with Tupac and Liberace,…

From Chambongs to Saved By The Bell, here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Oculus now offering the thrilling experience of buying the Rift in person

Oculus is touting the Rift as a VR experience that’s “unlike anything else you’ve experienced,” which is odd since virtual reality essentially recreates you know, reality, just with a focus on its cooler parts, like hanging out on the Enterprise-D. (But on not the holodeck, that’d be too meta). But the Facebook-owned…

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