‘Virtual reality is cool but it’s a fad and a gimmick.’ This was the general consensus as the abrupt resurgence of VR began with the appearance of the Oculus Rift just 18 months ago now. If this is a fad, it’s trying its hardest to pretend not to be. All of which points towards 2014 teetering on the edge of delivering the promises it failed to back in the 90s.