‘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. The post ‘Return To Castle Wolfenstein’ VR Port Heading To Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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


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


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

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Jason Rubin joined Oculus in 2014 and has been a key figure in guiding the company’s content investments and strategy. Following the recent Oculus shakeup and deeper absorption into Facebook, Rubin is now overseeing AR and VR content & partnerships at Facebook. ” SEE ALSO On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Oculus' Head of Content, Jason Rubin. Rubin brought significant games industry experience to Oculus when he joined in 2014.

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NewImages, Cannes, Tribeca Join Forces In Unprecedented Collab


The Museum of Other Realities is a VR-only platform, accessible on SteamVR-compatible headsets such as the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. NewImages Festival, Cannes XR, and Tribeca present XR3, a VR platform bringing together nearly 50 incredible works.

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

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Oculus’ Jason Rubin weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Oculus. Rubin is the head of content, the team at Oculus responsible for collaborating with developers to build games and experiences for Rift and Gear VR. I am sure the same is true of Halo (2001) , or Grand Theft Auto III (2003) , or whatever. SEE ALSO Oculus Head of Content Teases 'Months of High Profile VR content' On the Way.

Five Classic Video Games That Deserve A VR Remake


Earlier this month, Resident Evil 4 VR launched on the Oculus Quest 2 and so far players are absolutely loving this expertly-crafted VR remake of the original 2005 horror-action video game. You can’t talk about the best horror games without mentioning 2001’s Silent Hill 2.

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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. 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.

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

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Oculus’ head of content, Jason Rubin. 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. For his part, Rubin took the opportunity to speak to the future of Oculus content. Rubin was most recently responsible for orchestrating the 50+ title launch library for the Rift’s new controller platform: Oculus Touch.

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. News HTC Vive Movies Oculus Rift Ready Player One Ready Player One Aech's Garage Sansar Studios Steven Spielberg

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. Deal Deals HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games PSVR Games VR Games rez infinite ThumperIf 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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‘Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE’ Launches on Steam Today

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Croteam, the minds behind the Serious Sam franchise, has released its fourth Serious Sam -themed VR game: Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE (2017) for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 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). Supporting both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, you can bet you’ll want a room-scale tracking setup to get the most out of the 360 carnage.

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. HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games VR Art VR Games art blortasia kevin mack shape space shape space vr vfx vr art

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). It’s important to note that BISim was the first to integrate the Oculus headset into military training.

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

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You can check out a number of CyArks scans in VR through the MasterWorks app for Oculus Rift and Gear VR. 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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Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC

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However, despite the clever approximations of avatar mouth movement and hand gestures captured with Oculus Touch motion controllers, the dead eyes of the participants digital doppelgangers left something to be desired. 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.

FORM Is An Abstract VR Puzzle Game With An Actual Story

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“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. I look skyward and close my eyes inside the Oculus Rift I’m wearing, reaching up instinctively with my hands, now holding Oculus Touch controllers, to shield my eyes. FORM is currently slated to release for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR).

Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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2001). series, was first revealed at the Oculus Connect 3 developer conference earlier this month. There isn’t a studio that can claim to be ‘The Pixar of VR’ just yet, but many heavy hitters in traditional media and tech are taking notice of the growth potential of animated films in VR, and specifically in Baobab Studios , the VR film studio known for animated shorts INVASION! and sequel ASTEROIDS!

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

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Debuting on Oculus Rift + Touch, Atlas will be an episodic release set in an ever-expanding seamless world. 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.

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

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Available On: Steam (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PC), PSN (Summer 2018 on PSVR/PS4). Reviewed On: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift. 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).

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. Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a mysterious and atmospheric zero gravity thriller set in the lost and forgotten Horus Station for PC, PS4™ with optional PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Touch and Windows Mixed Reality support Spring 2018.

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Free Wheelchair Mission Launches Fundraising Event with VR Experience


To this end, they created a VR experience for Oculus documenting the delivery of three wheelchairs in Guatemala. Note: this video was designed for viewing on Oculus VR glasses. Since 2001, FWM has delivered wheelchairs in 93 countries. Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) is a charity that helps disadvantaged disable people move independently in a wheelchair. The charity participates in the entire process, from the design phase and down to delivery to the recipients.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Rubin, who co-founded the game development studio Naughty Dog in 1994 before it was acquired by Sony in 2001, has been at Facebook since he joined Oculus months after its 2014 acquisition was announced. Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming.

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

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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. Using the Oculus Touch controllers you move your character through the world by tilting the analog stick on the left Touch controller to traverse the environment one square at a time. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade.

‘Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter’ Is Fast, Frenetic, and Fun FPS Action With Full Locomotion

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Earlier this year, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope released on Steam Early Access , as well as on Oculus Home, to deliver one of the most intense, high-quality, wave shooters we’ve seen in VR yet. The original Serious Sam game, known as Serious Sam: The First Encounter , released back in 2001. Using the Oculus Touch controllers felt more natural, as the control stick was a much more intuitive movement device than the Vive’s inaccurate touchpad.

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


3) ZeniMax Acquires Oculus Dev Escalation Studios Escalation Studios, the developer behind the VR port of Please, Don’t Touch Anything! Review: 8/10 ] and the Oculus-published Herobound: Gladiators, has been picked up by the publishing company, which owns game publisher Bethesda Softworks. 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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‘Loading Human: Chapter 1’ Review: Forgettable Memories

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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. Support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is coming soon. 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. So when I find myself playing a game in virtual reality that takes place in virtual reality I expect some clever or amusing moments.

A reminder that you can unplug from VR at any time

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Here’s an example of a Russian guy trying out the roller-coaster experience on an Oculus Rift. 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).

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality’s Dan Lejerskar

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But what was it like kind of going through these growing pains of going from a million dollar simulator — millions of dollars simulator — to now we can buy an Oculus Quest for 500 bucks? Then we had a hard landing 2001. So this was before Oculus.

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. In addition to the Bagan tour, CyArk recently released MasterWorks VR, a free app for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Before and after view of a Bamiyan buddha. A software developer who’d just sold his industrial mapping company, Kacyra wanted to do something good with his technology skills.

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality's Dan Lejerskar

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But what was it like kind of going through these growing pains of going from a million dollar simulator -- millions of dollars simulator -- to now we can buy an Oculus Quest for 500 bucks? Then we had a hard landing 2001. So this was before Oculus. Expense is a problem, because if you want to roll this out to 8,000, you've got to buy Oculus for everybody, and even that's too expensive. We've been self-funded since 2001 as a company. So this was before Oculus.

A Brief History of VR


In 2001, SAS Cube created the first PC based cubic room that then led to the development of Virtools VR pack, a library pack add-on. It was also in 2010 that 18-year-old Palmer Luckey created the first prototype of Oculus Rift, the famous VR headset. It was the first time a 90-degree field of vision was used, and the new oculus rift headset relied on processing power of a computer to render its visuals. In 2016, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR were all released.

PokerStars VR is Something New

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Initially offering the No-Limit Hold’em version of poker, the multiplayer game currently runs on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Steam. Initially offering the No-Limit Hold’em version of poker, PokerStars VR currently runs on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Steam Click To Tweet. 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.

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