Downward Spiral: Horus Station Review: The 2001 To Lone Echo’s Gravity


Horus Station clearly fancies itself as the 2001: A Space Odyssey to Lone Echo’s Gravity, and it comes admirably close to pulling it off. Tagged with: 2001 , Downward Spiral , Downward Spiral: Horus Station , Gravity , lone echo , Space Odyssey Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Experiences Gaming Rift Vive 2001 Downward Spiral Downward Spiral: Horus Station Gravity lone echo Space Odyssey

The iconic spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey is up for auction

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News 2001 A Space Odyssey auctionAt an asking price in the six figures, the prop is sure to command sky-high bids.


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Unexplained Monolith Discovered in Rural Utah's Red Rock Country

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The monolith has drawn comparisons to the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey , and the helicopter crew… Read more. aliens utah utah department of public safety bureau of land management 2001 a space odyssey 2001

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Utah's Mystery Monolith Appeared Around 2016 Near Site of Old Movie and TV Locations

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The Gorillaz Go to the Moon

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gorillaz moon music videos the cure 2001 a space odyssey a trip to the moon spaceballsThe Gorillaz obviously have a penchant for pop culture. The fact that the band’s members primarily like to be seen as animated characters should have tipped that off.

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AR Time Capsule Explores The Hidden History Of The September 11th Attacks


On the morning of September 11th, 2001, a series of terrorist attacks were conducted against the United States, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths, 25,000 injuries, and numerous long-term health consequences. ReplayAR shines a spotlight on Ground Zero in honor of 9/11.

What Your Favorite iPod Says About You

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23, 2001, let’s look back on some notable iPod models and what they say about you as an early tech consumer. In honor of the launch of the original scroll wheel iPod on Oct. Every iPod tells a story, and some of the stories they told were pretty darn rough. Read more. apple ipod

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The Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television

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Ellen DeGeneres was supposed to host the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2001. But in the wake of September 11, the awards show was canceled twice, until finally, on November 4, DeGeneres hosted a more casual ceremony , to a seemingly reluctant crowd.


A Pandemic-Induced Bankruptcy Killed the HAL-9000 Smart Speaker

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If you need another reminder that it’s an especially risky time to back crowdfunded products on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, Master Replicas Group, who introduced a smart speaker version of the HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey , is shutting down, and unless a minor miracle occurs (space babies?)… Read more.

The Original Segway Is Officially Being Retired on July 15

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When first revealed to the world back in December of 2001 Dean Kamen’s Segway promised to revolutionize urban mobility. But sticker shock, and cities quickly banning the self-balancing standing scooter, meant the Segway never came to close to realizing that dream. Nineteen years later, on July 15, the original Segway… Read more. segway ninebot vehicles rip


‘Return To Castle Wolfenstein’ VR Port Heading To Oculus Quest


ID Software’s 2001 first-person shooter Return to Castle Wolfenstein is heading to the Oculus Quest with full 6DoF support thanks to the efforts of popular modder DrBeef. 6DoF grenade throwing and motion triggered knife stabbing included. Powered by the id Tech 3 game engine, the upcoming VR port will feature HD textures, supersampling, and advanced surface reflections while maintaining an impressive 72hz.

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Doom 3 VR Mod Coming To Oculus Quest

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Last month Simon Brown, aka DrBeef, successfully got 2001’s well-loved first-person shooter Return To Castle Wolfenstein running in standalone VR. The developer behind a series of mods bringing classic PC games to standalone VR on Oculus Quest is taking on the task of porting Doom 3.

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The Xbox Series X Review: Ushering In The Next Generation of Game Consoles

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Launching on November 10, 2020, the new Xboxes bring some serious performance upgrades, new designs, and backwards compatibility for not only the Xbox One, but also a large swath of Xbox 360 games and even a good lineup of games from the original 2001 Xbox. What makes a console generation?

‘Tetris Effect’ Landing on PS4 & PSVR Next Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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The game, which includes 30+ stages and 10+ modes, was created by Monstars and Enhance , the minds behind Rez Infinite (2001) and its more recent VR adaptations. Tetris Effect is a single-player adaptation of Tetris for the modern era, boasting support for both PS4 Pro and PSVR. Sony now says the game is heading to the PlayStation store on November 9th, 2018. Tetris Effect pre-orders are also now available , retailing at a 10% discount off the full MSRP of $40.

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British Army Spends £1 Million To Trial VR Soldier Training


VBS1 was created back in 2001 by Bohemia Interactive as a fork of the game Operation Flashpoint. The British Army awarded Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BiSim) a £1 million contract to develop VR training software. The scheme is called ‘Virtual Reality in Land Training’ (VRLT).

Watch: Return To Castle Wolfenstein Oculus Quest Mod Releases This Week, New Gameplay Here

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The mod is brought to you by prolific modder Simon Brown (aka DrBeef) working with BaggyG and VR_Bummser to make the transition to VR go as smoothly as possible for the well-loved first-person shooter which originally released in 2001.

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London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

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a piece that pays tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey in typically jarring fashion, showing scenes from the film on different screens. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to force annual events online. London Film Festival is doing the same with its new VR strand.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority


Following the destruction of the Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan back in 2001, Ben Kacyra began digitally capturing historical landmarks for preservation using laser-scanning technology, going on to launch the non-profit company CyArk in 2003. Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

‘Rez Infinite’ Gets Surprise Launch on PC Today With VR Support and 20% Discount

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Happy day for Rez (2001) fans—with no prior announcement, the modern remake, Rez Infinite (2016) , launches today on PC with optional support for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Originally launching as a PS4 exclusive (with optional PSVR support) in 2016, Rez Infinite is a remaster of the 2001 original which fused elements of a rail-shooter and a rhythm game with abstract visuals meant to represent the inside of a computer network.

Rez Infinite Is Coming To Oculus Quest Headsets This October

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The original Rez released in 2001 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2, but was re-released as Rez Infinite (with VR support and some new content) for the PlayStation 4 and PC a few years ago.

The Next VLC Media Player Update Will Include VR Support


A staple among PC users since 2001, the orange traffic cone icon has become a legendary piece of software, serving as a beacon of hope for those struggling to find a player compatible with whatever bizarre file type they ripped off of LimeWire. The internet’s most reliable media player is getting its fourth major update. In terms of quality, there are few consumer media players more flexible than VLC.

Zone of the Enders 2 Is Getting A PSVR Remake


It originally released in 2001 for the PS2. Update: Konami is in fact remaking the second Zone of the Enders game for PSVR, not the first. We’ve got the trailer below. Another beloved gaming series is coming to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR): Zone of the Enders. Anubis: Zone of the Enders Mars was just announced at Sony’s 2017 Tokyo Game Show.

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Return To Castle Wolfenstein Mod On Its Way To Oculus Quest

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The latest mod should allow owners of 2001’s Return To Castle Wolfenstein (just $5 on Steam as of this writing) to play the entire campaign in standalone mode on Oculus Quest with full 6DoF support, including 6DoF weapons and two-handed weapons. Return To Castle Wolfenstein is on its way to Oculus Quest following the impressive, if unofficial, ports of Half-Life and Doom from prolific modder DrBeef and friends.

Sony Announces ‘Tetris Effect’ for PSVR & PS4, Coming Fall 2018

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The game, which is slated to arrive sometime in Fall 2018, is created by Monstars and Enhance , the minds behind Rex Infinite (2001) and its more recent VR adaptations. It looks like the alleged Sony E3 leak , which showed Resident Evil 2 (1998), Spider-Man, and BioShock Resurgence coming to PSVR, hasn’t gotten its moment of vindication yet, as Sony today announced that a new Tetris game is coming to the PS4 console with PSVR support.

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Almost 20 years on, Ivanisevic’s Wimbledon story is just as inspirational

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Every sport has stories of underdogs who have risen to victory, but Ivanisevic’s Wimbledon triumph in 2001 has to be one of the most inspirational. Due to the prestigious tournament being cancelled this year, the AELTC have broken from tradition and made a wealth of Wimbledon content available online to celebrate its storied history and to give back to fans.


Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' documentary reboot wants you to crack the case

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The show was transferred to CBS in 1997, then canceled; picked up by Lifetime in 2001, then canceled; repackaged by Spike in 2008 and then — less than two years later — canceled. Way back in 1988, NBC began airing Unsolved Mysteries , a weekly TV series that examined the strange events behind cold cases and paranormal activity.


BISim tells us how XR is relevant for the Army

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BISim was founded in 2001 in Australia as part of Czech-based Bohemia Interactive Studio (makers of Arma and Dayz). Military simulations are one of the fields where virtual reality has always been an important technology , even before that VR had its new renaissance in 2012.

‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ Director Ridley Scott Launches VR Film Division

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is known for work on acclaimed films such as Alien (1979) , Blade Runner (1982) , Gladiator (2000) , Black Hawk Down (2001) , and more throughout his career as a director now going on 40 years. Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), the film production company of famed director Ridley Scott, is launching RSA VR, a new division dedicated to the production of high-end immersive films using VR, AR, and mixed reality. Scott and co.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR


Founded by Ben Kacyra in 2013, CyArk was the result of Kacyra’s passionate reaction to the 2001 destruction of several 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Afghanistan by Taliban forces. Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

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CyArk founder Ben Kacyra was inspired to preserve the world’s heritage sites digitally when the Taliban destroyed a number of 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001. Google has partnered with CyArk , the non-profit studio behind VR app MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018), to expand CyArk’s mission to 3D laser-scan the world’s historical sites and provide open access to the data.

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Take a VR Tour of Aech’s ‘Ready Player One’ Garage With Friends


A nerd paradise made famous by the 2011 science fiction novel houses some of pop cultures most memorable figures from the Iron Giant and the pod from 2001: A Space Odyssey , to Eagle 5 from Spaceballs and even the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sansar Studios’ latest venture gives you the chance to explore all the pop culture references featured in Aech’s legendary ‘garage.’.

Get 50% Off ‘Rez Infinite’ and ‘Thumper’ on Steam This Week

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As a VR take on the classic rail shooter Rez (2001), Rez Infinite originally launched on PSVR back in 2016 from Japanese production studios Monstars Inc. If you own either Rez Infinite (2016) or Thumper (2016), it might just be music to your ears this Valentine’s Day. From now until February 20th, you can get either (or both) VR games for 50% off on Steam.

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‘HUMANITY’ Makes Gameplay from Massive Crowd Simulation, Coming to PS4 & PSVR in 2020

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Developer Tha LTD is working with creative studio Enhance —founded by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, known as the mind behind Rez (2001) — which is aiding in both publishing “as well as contribut[ing] to level design and general gameplay consulting.” HUMANITY , a undeniably unique looking title from Tokyo-based design studio Tha LTD uses massive crowd simulation with an apparent focus on on puzzle and RTS-like gameplay.

Explore 40 Years of VR In Film In This 360-Degree Video


Avalon (2001). Though VR is really only just now taking a firm hold in its various markets, virtual reality has been a concept flirted with for many years in our favorite science fiction books, movies, and television series. Rishi Kaneria , a filmmaker and video essayist, has taken to the 360-degree video format to create a visual essay on VR in the film industry.

Modern Day Block-breaker ‘Tetris Effect’ is Now Available on PS4 & PSVR

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Created by Rez Infinite (2001) studio Enhance Experience and Monstars , the game is now available on PS4, PS4 Pro and PSVR. Tetris Effect is a modern day adaptation of the classic block-breaker Tetris that promises a number of new features to go along with a host of immersive 3D environments. Tetris Effect touts over 30 different stages, each of them with their own music, sound effects, graphical style and background that all evolve and change as you play through them.

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Classic Game Moon Patrol Reimagined As An AR Experience


This unique design was centered around a rotating circular pad that allowed for 16 directions of movement by pressing it with the thumb (similar to the iPod that launched back in 2001). Intellivision Amico: remixing retro gaming and AR. Legendary video game hardware manufacturer Intellivision is making a grand return this year with the Intellivision Amico, a brand new console that promises to combine the nostalgia of late-70s gaming with modern technology.

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Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC

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Swedish company Tobii , who has specialised in eye tracking since its inception in 2001, have produced hardware for gaze detection hardware in various guises for some time now, and has recently announced plans to bring its tech to virtual reality, via a $50M funding round. This short but ingenious video snippet from eye-tracking specialists Tobii was built to tease a social VR demo they’ve been working on for GDC next week.