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.

‘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.

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‘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.

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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‘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.

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.

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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.

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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.

PokerStars VR is Something New

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Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security Click To Tweet. Played poker before? Not like this, you haven’t!

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Oculus’ Jason Rubin Now Overseeing AR/VR Content & Partnerships at Facebook

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A co-founder of game studio Naughty Dog and director of noted titles like Crash Bandicoot (1996) and Jak and Daxter (2001) , Rubin joined Oculus as the President of Oculus Studios following a brief stint as President of THQ.

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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.

‘Rez Infinite’ is Coming to Google Daydream Later This Year

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” Enhance games had a surprise launch of Rez Infinite on PC this week , bringing the remake of the famed 2001 Rez to the platform following the game’s initial 2016 launch on PS4.

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Check out footage from the upcoming atmospheric VR sci-fi thriller, Downward Spiral: Horus Station ft music from Ville Valo

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A sci-fi adventure in the mold of classics 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris , Downward Spiral: Horus Station is the mysterious and atmospheric sci-fi thriller 3rd Eye Studios teased in last year’s Downward Spiral: Prologue.

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‘Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE’ Launches on Steam Today

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Now available on Steam , Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is a fast-paced shooter serving as a prequel to the original Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001).

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.

A Year in Tech: 2018 Recap

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New research by Public Health England (PHE) has found a 70% rise in the number of deaths of epilepsy patients between 2001 and 2014. A look back at some of the most exciting moments & innovations Tech Trends covered in 2018! Cryptocurrency.

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Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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Prolific VFX Artist Kevin Mack Brings Surrealist Sculpture to Life in ‘Blortasia’

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Kevin Mack is a digital fine artist and prolific visual effects designer known for his work across films such as Fight Club (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001) , The Fifth Element (1997), and What Dreams May Come (1998) for which he won an Oscar.

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Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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Kipman started his professional career at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, right after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001. The Brazilian-born inventor gets recognition for his groundbreaking work with the Microsoft Hololens.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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As we wrote then, 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.

Atlas Is A Fast-Moving VR Sci-Fi Adventure From The Soap Collective


Along the way you’ll uncover these monolithic puzzles that look like something straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Several months back, we introduced you to three young artists with a passion for maximizing what can be achieved through virtual reality artistry.

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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Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone


In 2001, the iPod stored more songs than other MP3 players despite being the size of a deck of cards. An extensive patent application filed by Apple could provide insight into their plans for AR glasses. The patent describes interactions in augmented reality. The glasses in the text are described as being powered, and controlled, by a smartphone. Notorious Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported today that the glasses would be an iPhone accessory.

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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.

Former President Of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Dev Has A New VR Company


Benzies oversaw production of practically every GTA game since 2001’s iconic Grand Theft Auto III , including DLC content and spin-off games. It’s great to hear that any developer is getting into VR, but when the former President of Grand Theft Auto creator Rockstar North gets involved with the tech, we really pay attention. Leslie Benzies, producer on the influential gaming series, started up several new companies, and at least one of them is jumping into the VR game.

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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations


Hollywood gave us Hal (the talking computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey ), and we got the TRS-80 (the ancient text-based computer system),” Hanke said. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Sos Sosowski’s ‘Mosh Pit Simulator’ is Disturbing, Funny, and Unapologetically Terrible

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Like a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) , I tossed Fred arse over elbow through a house. So that’s not at all like 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I was humming Johann Strauss ‘ Blue Danube (1866) just the same.

Google Launches Earth VR on HTC Vive, A Breathtaking New Way to Know Our Planet

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I remember, back in 2001, how amazed I was to see Google Earth for the first time. Today Google launches Earth VR for the HTC Vive for free, giving us a whole new perspective on the world. I remember huddling around the computer monitor with friends shouting “go to New York City!”

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Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality


A lot of the groundwork had already been laid in previous versions of Google Earth, which originally went live in 2001. Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive. If you have access to a Vive, try Google Earth VR for yourself before reading any further. It’s free.

Sony’s London Studio Doubles Down With VR as Its Top Priority

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Sony’s London Studio is behind PlayStation VR Worlds (2016) , a collection of VR vignettes for PSVR—including the lauded ‘London Heist’—which was included in some of the headset’s launch bundles.

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Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?


Routledge, 2001 (first edition: 1964). One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self. The self, a protean entity, is often perceived as a bundle of contradictions, seemingly constant and yet so fragile, familiar and yet elusive. However, as we push ourselves to the frontiers of reality, one must ask, how have technologies such as VR changed our perception of the self?

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin

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I am sure the same is true of Halo (2001) , or Grand Theft Auto III (2003) , or whatever. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality.

Jason Rubin: ‘The Next 12 to 24 Months Are Where the Real Creativity is Going to Happen’ for VR Content


Price remains as Insomiac’s head but Rubin is currently serving as the head of content for Oculus after selling Naughty Dog to Sony in 2001. Every once in a while you get to see not one but two legends occupy a single stage. It happened for music lovers when Billy Joel went on tour with Elton John. It happened for sports fans when LeBron James joined Dwayne Wade in Miami (he came back so I can talk about it again without retching).

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Temple Run: CyArk Taps GPUs to Capture Visual Records of World Heritage Sites

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When the Taliban blew up two 1,700-year-old statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2001, preservationists around the world were shocked, perhaps none more so than Ben Kacyra.