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  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by capoti
    +20 +1

    Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?

    For decades, virtual reality has failed to deliver on its great promise. But on March 28th, Oculus Rift, a breakthrough VR system, debuted – finally heralding the arrival of a technology seemingly pulled from a sci-fi future. On a recent spring morning, in a soundproof studio on the San Mateo, California, campus of Facebook – just days before the $600 Rift's release – I'm testing out the Oculus headset in a mountain-climbing simulation created by Crytek, a team of artists and coders that has spent...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by picklefingers
    +16 +1

    Should you buy an HTC Vive right now?

    The HTC Vive is now officially the first high-end virtual reality headset that you can buy like a normal tech product, instead of preordering and then waiting a month or two. HTC is promising that...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zobo
    +8 +1

    The first 'Star Trek' VR game arrives this fall

    If you're a Star Trek fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you're about to get your wish: Ubisoft has teased Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the sci-fi series' first-ever virtual reality game. The title is set in JJ Abrams' Star Trek universe, and has you taking on the captain, engineer, helm or tactical stations of the remarkably Enterprise-like starship Aegis as it resettles what's left of the Vulcan population. Think of it as a very sophisticated VR version of Spaceteam...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by mariogi
    +33 +1

    The 5 best game trailers from Microsoft’s E3 2016 press event

    Microsoft had so much to cover at this year's keynote that it had announced a whole new console within the first five minutes. By the end, we'd learned of a second, "VR-ready" Xbox coming in fall...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by tukka
    +7 +1

    PS VR Aim Controller promises 1:1 precision for virtual shooters

    The PlayStation VR headset might not be the only new PS4 accessory you're grabbing this fall, as Sony unveiled this add-on for use with the game Farpoint. The PS VR Aim Controller picks up where the PlayStation Move shooting attachment and Sharp Shooter left off a few years ago, promising direct 1:1 tracking -- wherever you point the controller, your in-game gun points the same way. Farpoint is a PS VR exclusive and developer Impulse Gear is already claiming it enables "things in Farpoint that just are not possible in a standard FPS game."

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by canuck
    +9 +1

    Oculus Touch will control over 30 games this year

    Were you worried that Oculus' Touch controller would arrive without any games that used it? If you ask Oculus, there's no reason to worry. It's promising that over 30 Oculus Rift games will use the VR peripheral in 2016. Some of them are titles you'll know, like Rock Band VR and Serious Sam VR, while others are Touch-ready versions of existing VR experiences like Job Simulator and The Climb. Oculus itself will bundle a sculpting title, Oculus Medium.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by hedman
    +20 +1

    E3: Could VR bring back the games arcade?

    Games arcades were at their peak of popularity in the 1970s and 80s - a period which launched infamous titles like Space Invaders and Asteroids. Many of these games soon moved into the home as consoles became cheaper and could easily be linked up to a TV set. The arrival of the home computer further cemented this trend. But could Virtual Reality get gamers back out of their houses and into new-style arcades?

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    Japan's First VR Porn Festival Canceled Prematurely Because of Overcrowding

    While it seems like the porn industry takes over many industries, virtual reality may take the cake. While we are still in the early stages of the VR industry, the adult side of things has already begun to infiltrate the space. In fact, VR porn searches have increased a staggering 10,000% over the last 20 months alone, and the trend does not seem to be letting up any time soon.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by manix
    +5 +1

    Virtual reality will not replay the 3D debacle

    In the mid-2000s, everyone was talking about 3D, the “next big thing” in video that would transform the way we consumed TV and movies, even how we communicated. It required people to buy expensive new gadgets and wear goofy eyewear, but we were told that consumers would flock to this new three-dimensional world. Unless you’re James Cameron, the Hollywood director whose movies have made billions of dollars thanks to that technology, you likely missed the entire 3D revolution.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +17 +1

    This VR gun uses haptic feedback to simulate real gunfire

    Two years ago, Striker VR demoed an early version of its haptic recoil system designed to make fake guns feel like they're being fired while in virtual reality, a project that was initially designed for military training. Now the company is back with the Infinity v1, a working prototype of a haptic VR gun that can simulate a number of different weapons being fired. Striker VR gave Road to VR a demo of its new Infinity v1 prototype...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by robmonk
    +31 +1

    New Exoskeleton Allows You to Feel Inside VR

    As the virtual reality industry continues to grow, there is a growing product market for technologies enhancing users’ experience. Seeing in a virtual reality world is no longer enough, but feeling like you are in the VR world is what consumers now want. A new exoskeleton created by Dexta Robotics solves this problem by interfacing with VR games to enact feeling to users in accordance to what they see through the game.

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by vrhuman
    +1 +1

    Tilt Brush - Genji Overwatch Lore - VR Painting

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +40 +1

    Legally Blind Man Sees Clearly For The First Time Ever, Thanks to Virtual Reality

    Jamie Soar suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that has rendered him legally blind and which affects some 100,000 people in the U.S. alone. Because of the dual-screen projection method used in virtual reality, Soar was able to see normally for the first time in his life.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +26 +1

    Google to Unveil First Daydream Virtual Reality Headset Tuesday, Likely Priced $79

    Google will not only use its Oct. 4 hardware event to unveil two new flagship phones, but the company is also going to introduce its first-ever Daydream virtual reality headset, Variety has learned from multiple sources. The device, which is meant to be used in conjunction with either of the two new phones, could be sold for as little as $79, according to a source with knowledge of the announcement. A Google spokesperson declined to comment.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +9 +1

    Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299

    Microsoft’s partners will ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. At today’s event, Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer are all listed as partners.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +6 +1

    HTC Vive Goes Wireless With $220 Add-On You Can Pre-Order Friday

    Oculus may be closing out 2016 with a bang with the launch of its Touch controllers, but HTC is going to kick off 2017 with something special: a peripheral that makes its Vive headset wireless. HTC today announced a tether-less VR upgrade kit for its SteamVR device, made by TPCAST, one of the first of 33 companies to join the Vive X Accelerator. A preview version of the kit was shown off today at Alibaba’s “11/11” global shopping festival in Shenzhen, China. This is not the wireless prototype device in the works at Quark VR.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +25 +1

    IMAX raised $50 million to fund creation of VR experiences

    The traditionally film-focused company IMAX has partnered with businesses like Acer and the Creative Artists Agency to establish a $50 million fund with the goal of financing at least 25 interactive VR experiences in the next 3 years. IMAX’s push for high quality VR experiences could be good news for virtual reality content creators on both the film and video game side of the industry. According to IMAX’s CEO, investing in premium VR experiences has the potential to ultimately attract more people to the platform and increase interest in virtual reality as a whole.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hxxp
    +5 +1

    Google Daydream Running On Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge With Android 7.0 Nougat, Videos Show

    Videos of a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge running Google Daydream have surfaced, and they show a glimpse of what could be in store for non-Pixel users. Of course, the Galaxy S7 edge isn't technically a Daydream-ready smartphone. Thanks to this development, it more or less confirms that other devices, aside from the Pixel, can run the platform by way of unofficial means — that is, if the handset has capable hardware components to support VR and if Google doesn't put a cork in it.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +30 +1

    The Man Who Invented VR Goggles 50 Years Too Soon

    Science fiction as we know it would not exist without Hugo Gernsback. He coined the term “science fiction” as the editor and publisher of Amazing Stories, the first magazine devoted to the burgeoning genre, which he launched in 1926. The Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy are named after him.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +31 +1

    We can’t expect virtual reality to make us better people online

    Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd. In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people watching movies. Using a computer to regenerate the images of a film just by scanning the brain of a person watching one is, in a sense, mind reading. Similarly, in 2015, Gallant’s team of scientists predicted which famous paintings people were picturing in their minds by observing the activity of their brains.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +17 +1

    This is Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR headset

    Lenovo just showed us its first VR headset, a prototype device that works with Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform. Next to other tethered PC headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, it’s noticeably smaller and lighter — Lenovo says it’s targeting around 350g for the final product’s weight versus the Vive’s 555g. The design is also pretty comfortable, taking heavy inspiration from PlayStation VR’s approach and suspending the lenses in front of the user’s eyes rather than securing them in place with a strap.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zyery
    +17 +1

    Facebook is closing hundreds of its Oculus VR pop-ups in Best Buys after some stores went days without a single demo

    Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US, Business Insider has learned. The scaling back of Facebook's first big retail push for VR comes after workers from multiple Best Buy pop-ups told BI that it was common for them to go days without giving a single demonstration. An internal memo seen by BI and sent to affected employees by a third-party contractor said the closings were because of "store performance."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +9 +2

    Personalized virtual reality displays match eyesight

    Some new technologies can be tuned to our personal characteristics, like the voice recognition on smartphones trained to recognize how we speak. But that isn’t possible with today’s virtual reality headsets. They can’t account for differences in vision, which can make watching VR less enjoyable or even cause headaches or nausea. Now researchers at Stanford’s Computational Imaging Lab, working with a Dartmouth College scientist, are developing VR headsets that can adapt how they display images to account for factors like eyesight and age that affect how we actually see.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +15 +1

    How much it will cost to create virtual reality estate tour?

    How much it will cost to create virtual reality estate tour? AirBnB with simple step by step guide with cost calculation to increate sales? In this article, we are going to talk about VR tours which are fairly useful to businesses to present themselves. It will be very useful for hotels, real estate agencies, museums and so on. Let us guide you through 5 simple steps to build your own Virtual Reality tour. You will see that it is much easier than you might have ever imagined.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    Oculus Co-Founder and Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Departs Facebook

    Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, the man behind the Rift concept and its first prototypes, is leaving the company three years after selling to Facebook. According to Oculus, this will be Palmer’s last week with Friday marking his official last day as an employee of Facebook. In an official statement, the company said that: “Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best.”

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by Splitfish
    +21 +1

    Facebook Launches Social VR App 'Facebook Spaces' in Beta for Rift

    On stage at Facebook’s F8 conference this morning, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the company will today launch their first social VR application. Back in October, Facebook Social VR Product Manager Mike Booth said that the company intended to launch their social VR application “as soon as possible” and it seems he wasn’t joking.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +2 +1

    The CaptoGlove Motion Controller Gets A KickStarter

    The CaptoGlove is an input device (er, garment?) meant for a variety of platforms--its creator seems to be aiming for “platform agnostic”--including the PC, mobile devices, and for XR. It’s designed to allow you to ditch standard input devices such as gamepads, keyboards, and mice, and the company making it, also called CaptoGlove, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by Appaloosa
    +1 +1

    This Alien: Covenant VR Experience Lets You Claw Your Way Out of Your Human Host

    Oh my...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    Valve confirm they've hired the Kerbal Space Program team

    The Kerbal Space Program community has been abuzz today with the news that a portion of the KSP team at Squad have been hired by Valve. It all began when an ex valve artist spoke about the hires during a recent podcast.  Further reading: The best VR games. 

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 8mm
    +19 +1

    Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield

    At last week's Pentagon Lab Day in Washington, DC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and Army Research Lab demonstrated a prototype of technology straight out of first-person shooter games—an "augmented reality" heads-up display that could help soldiers tap into sensors and other data.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +3 +1

    Rockstar's Parent Company Talks Microtransactions, VR Doubts, Nintendo Switch Optimism

    During a speaking appearance today, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick discussed a number of interesting topics, including microtransactions, virtual reality, and the Nintendo Switch. Starting with microtransactions, Zelnick said Take-Two is not trying to nickel-and-dime players, though he did acknowledge that the company has received some amount of criticism on the subject. Microtransactions are part of what Take-Two calls "recurrent consumer spending" and this is big business for the company, and highly lucrative given the margins on digital content.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +13 +1

    How To Make Consumers Understand VR/AR

    In today’s world of hyper-connectivity we increasingly stare at the rectangles in our hands, on our desks, and mounted on our walls, allowing them to take us from A to B within their confined environments. But immersion ends when we stop looking at our rectangles. If today’s computing platforms get you from A to B faster than ever before, tomorrow’s will power the first implementation of imagination. The technology of tomorrow is Immersive and therefore the medium should be called Immersive.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Petrox
    +9 +1

    Time Only Moves When You Move in SUPERHOT, Coming to PS4 & PS VR

    Alright everyone! We’ve been keeping this under wraps for quite a while now. I pretty much assumed Szymon (our community manhandler) will just up and burst with anticipation at some point. We have been looking at a literally constant stream of messages, tweets and emails from you guys. And they were all basically asking the same single question – PS4 WHEN?

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +7 +1

    Skyrim for PlayStation VR is a Frighteningly Empowering Experience

    Announced during the PlayStation Media Showcase at E3 2017, Bethesda’s sprawling milestone RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PlayStation VR. This isn’t an add-on experience or a demo intended to showcase the potential of the hardware — this is the full Skyrim experience in its entirety, including all of its well-received post-release content. I played Skyrim VR with a pair PS Move controllers, but Bethesda is building in DualShock 4 support as well.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +13 +1

    Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

    Intel plans to sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company's latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events. The chipmaker said it will partner with the International Olympic Committee to bring Intel's technology, such as virtual reality, 360-degree video, artificial intelligence and drones, to enhance the Olympic Games.