This has been a very busy year for Steel Media. We've gained people, lost people, (hired this fabulous and totally modest lady right here), promoted hard workers, and spoken to hordes of marvellous game lovers – professionals and enthusiasts alike – and now we've expanded. Ladies and gents, introducing our brand new VR business division: The Virtual Report.

As VR kicks off higher and higher, it's truly exciting to finally announce our newest string and get you guys as excited about VR as we are. Not only do we have a brilliant, and very blue, TheVirtualReport.biz website, we've also got another London-based event to add to the list – VR Connects.

We're very excited to welcome video game veteran, Steve Takle, as editor for TheVirtualReport.biz as the B2B site serves up doses of virtual reality-related news, features, opinion pieces, interviews, events information, research, and more.

Mr Takle says "I'm delighted to be appointed Editor of this new venture, working with great people in such an exciting sector. After nearly 20 years in the game industry I'm still excited by the content, technology, and potential that I see every day – and never more so than with VR, AR, and MR. You can almost taste the future. Virtual Reality is such a nascent technology and the innovation is incredible; it will revolutionise the entertainment sector, starting right now with games. And The Virtual Report is right there, serving the global VR industry with the best B2B news, interviews, analysis, and more. I'm proud to help launch this new site at such an important moment in the evolution of VR."

To kick it off we're holding our very first VR Connects on the 16th and 17th January at The Brewery, London EC1Y 4SD. It'll feature four dedicated tracks of speakers and panels, an expo area, side events, bespoke networking tools, and more. Find out more information on the official site here.