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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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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Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

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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.

‘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.

British Army Spends £1 Million To Trial VR Soldier Training

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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).

Zone of the Enders 2 Is Getting A PSVR Remake

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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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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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‘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.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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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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‘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.”

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

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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.

Classic Game Moon Patrol Reimagined As An AR Experience

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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Paper Beast Review: A Living, Breathing Miracle Of A VR Adventure

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At other times it offers more direct reference to films like 2001 and quotes from Elon Musk. Eric Chahi is playing god again. Only this time he and his team at Pixel Reef have reached a higher form, not just creating another world or casting you as master over one.

EON Reality Founder Dan Lejerskar Recaps the 20-Year Journey with Alan Smithson

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5 How EON Reality survived the multiple industry crashes in 2001, 2007 and 2017 to become the longest running self-funded company in the history of the industry. #6

Tribeca Film Fest To Release VR Films On Oculus Quest & Go After Coronavirus Cancellation

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“We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. 15 VR short films scheduled to debut at Tribeca Immersive will be available later this month on standalone Oculus headsets.

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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Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality

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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

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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.

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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EON Reality Founder Dan Lejerskar Recaps the 20-Year Journey with Alan Smithson

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5 How EON Reality survived the multiple industry crashes in 2001, 2007 and 2017 to become the longest running self-funded company in the history of the industry. #6

‘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).

Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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4 Classic PS2 Games You Can Relive In PSVR & PC VR (And 2 With Quest)

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Now, it might be cheating a little but PS2 did get a port of Half-Life all the way back in 2001, so it counts in our book. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the PS2, one of the world’s best and most popular games consoles.

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

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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

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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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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.

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.

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

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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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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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