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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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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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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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.

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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.

‘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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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.

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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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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‘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).

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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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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Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Weekly Funding & People VR/AR Roundup1) EntryPoint Raises.


In 1999, Tal became IGN’s editor-in-chief before becoming its editorial director in 2001 and its VP and Publisher in 2006.

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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.

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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.

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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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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A reminder that you can unplug from VR at any time

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Some examples where VR experiences were harmful to the user: Virtual Reality in the Movies : Welcome to Blood City (1977), Tron (1982), The Matrix (1999) , eXistenZ (1999), Soldiers of Fortune (2012), Avalon (2001), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).

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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Flatline VR Brings Near-Death Experience To Life


The creator, director and producer of Flatline VR has been fascinated by real-life accounts of near-death experiences since first meeting a friend in 2001 who lived to tell the story of leaving his body, only to return to Earth.

#4DisTheNew3D… ‘Asian Fusion’ 4D Immersive Street Art Installation by Anthony Cappetto w/ ARt for After Hours 4D Team


Anthony Cappetto is an internationally recognized anamorphic street artist since 2001 and 4D early adopter of emerging technologies since 2007 from virtual spaces to AR, VR and hybrid environments. Hello Everyone at Infinity Leap!

The Value of Virtual Tragedy

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Such is the case when it comes to "[08:46]", a new VR piece that recreates the events of September 11, 2001 from the point of view of an office worker in the World Trade Center's North Tower.

Skyrim VR, From Other Suns And Black Friday: The Five Biggest Stories In VR This Week


Bethesda’s legendary 2001 RPG came to PlayStation VR (PSVR) in full and, even though we’ve already had extensive time with it, we had no idea how the final product would turn out. Missed out on all the week’s biggest VR news? Where have you been, Mars? Oh, actually I guess that’s quite possible. Well, either way, we’ve got you covered with our round up of the biggest stories in VR over the past five days.

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Why VR Could (And Should) Restore Halo To Its Former Glory


Before Halo launched Microsoft’s Xbox all the way back in 2001, there were very few first-person shooters (FPS) that really proved the genre could work on a gamepad and console. People called Lucky’s Tale the Super Mario 64 of VR, but it wasn’t really. It was a great platformer, sure, but it was more like a taster of things to come, not a revelatory milestone that laid the foundation for the next two decades of mainstream gaming.

‘Loading Human: Chapter 1’ Review: Forgettable Memories


Yes, the AI Lucy was fun at times, but an artificial voice cracking jokes and referencing the classic film 2001 does not make a game. Since the post-modern literary movement, there is a fondness in art to go meta, to comment on a genre or a medium within that very thing.

FORM Is An Abstract VR Puzzle Game With An Actual Story


“FORM has similar themes to Obduction, but I like to call it 2001: A Space Odyssey meets The Room in VR,” writes a representative from the company in an email to UploadVR. Puzzle games are a strange genre in video games.

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The Mage’s Tale Review: A VR Dungeon Crawl RPG 30 Years In The Making


That adoration moved on to other series as time went on, but one game in particular that stood out to me in my youth was Wizardry 8 , released in 2001 when I was just 11 years old. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade.

Review: ‘Downward Spiral: Horus Station’ is a Visual Feast, But Skimps on Story & Gunplay

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Downward Spiral is an atmospheric adventure built around the very Kubrick-esque Horus Space Station, a staggeringly large multi-sectioned craft replete with flickering CRTs and an environment clearly inspired by 2001 Space Odyssey (1968).

The Best 360º Cameras: VR Professionals Weigh-In


Movies like “Baraka” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” were not conceived or finalized because they were easy or cheap to make. 11 filmmakers give us the 360° camera low down.