A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR


The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. If you’re a fan of first-person-shooters, than odds are you’re familiar with Metroid Prime.

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‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship

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Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR. With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here.

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Space Channel 5 VR Is Really A Thing And This Trailer Proves It


That’s pretty exciting news for the cult classic series; there hasn’t been any genuinely new Space Channel 5 content since 2002’s Part 2. If you hadn’t heard, Space Channel 5 VR is coming. Yes, really. Don’t believe us? This new trailer proves it.

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Dev Behind ‘Mario AR’ Brings ‘Street Fighter II’ to Life with ARKit

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1985) that went viral back in June 2017 , or maybe his more recent AR recreation of the iconic scene from The Ring (2002) where the horrifying ghost girl emerges from the TV screen. You might know developer Abhishek Singh from his HoloLens version of Super Mario Bros.

ARKit Recreation of ‘The Ring’ Iconic TV Scene Foretells AR’s Inevitable Weirdness

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In the meantime, we can get a little sneak peek into that weirdness yet to come with Abhishek Singh’s latest ARKit project that recreated the iconic scene from The Ring (2002).

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The Ring In AR Makes The Horror A Little Too Real


The Ring was an excellent 1998 Japanese horror film (which got a not-so-excellent English remake in 2002). Here’s one use of AR that’s utterly ingenious and yet we wish it never existed. Someone’s brought The Ring to life in terrifying form. Oh good.

Schell Games’ New Title ‘Until You Fall’ Aims to Raise the Bar on VR Sword Combat

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Those are some seriously ambitious claims, but they’re backed by the studio’s game development experience dating back to 2002, including well received VR games like I Expect You to Die and Water Bears VR.

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Modder Brings Spy Thriller No One Lives Forever 2 To VR


Okay, so it wasn’t exactly at the top of our lists for VR ports, but modder LukeRoss (who, obviously, is a big fan of the original) seems to have done a rock solid job porting the 2002 game over to the Oculus Rift. Your best chance to feel like a sleek secret agent in VR is here: a VR modder has converted classic Monolith Productions shooter No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In Harm’s Way to VR.

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Modders Bring Half-Life To Oculus Go Via Quake’s Engine


The open source project QuakeGVR adds the Oculus SDK to a 2002 modification of the original engine. Thanks to the efforts of open source developers and modders, you can now play the original Half-Life on your Oculus Go. Well, sort of.

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ESPN’s Long-Running Game Show ‘Around The Horn’ Gets An AR Makeover


“ Around the Horn launched in November 2002 with cutting-edge technology as part of its DNA. ESPN’s sports talk/game show , Around the Horn will be celebrating its 16 th year with a major facelift that will debut on November 5 th.

Ragnarok VR is an Immersive Remake of the Biggest MMO You’ve Never Heard Of

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One of the first and most popular early examples of an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) title, Ragnarok Online (or RO) was played obsessively by legions of Koreans following its release in 2002.

‘MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ Is Designed To Support VR


The last solo entry in the franchise was 2002’s MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries , an expansion to the original game released two years prior. These days, you likely associate the MechWarriror franchise with its most recent entry, the free-to-play, MechWarrior Online.

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AR Brings Iconic Scene From ‘The Ring’ To Your Living Room


Remember that famous scene from Gore Verbinski’s bone-chilling 2002 horror film The Ring ? Why would someone bring this terrifying moment to life?

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Gungrave VR Review: Better Left Buried


In the 14 year gap between releases developer Iggymob hasn’t made a single change to the way you control protagonist Grave, who uses all of the same animations from the 2002 original let alone the 2004 sequel. Gungrave was a poorly received shooter in 2002.

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Balancing Player Control & Authorial Control with “Virtual Virtual Reality”

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Danny Cannizzaro. Virtual Virtual Reality by studio Tender Claws is a Daydream-exclusive interactive story that won the best VR experience at the 2017 Google Play Awards VR , and it’s one of my personal favorite interactive narratives within VR.

‘Oculus Venues’ Live Event App Now Available on Go and Gear VR, Event Schedule Here

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Other events hitting Venues later this summer include films screenings from Lionsgate Films, featuring Reservoir Dogs (1992) , Sinister (2012) , Apocalypse Now (1979) , and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002).

This is Gamecube Classic ‘Super Mario Sunshine’ Running in VR

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Another Nintendo classic title from the past makes it into virtual reality courtesy of Gamecube emulator Dolphin VR. This time it’s the turn of Super Mario Sunshine , returning here complete with high resolution texture hacks and running at 60 FPS.

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MARE is a Beautiful VR Adventure from Ex ‘The Last Guardian’ Artist

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Anyone who has experienced the bewitching, desolate charms of Ico, a 2002 platform-puzzler for PlayStation 2 following a boy’s quest to escape captivity alongside his female companion, you’ll likely draw some similarities with a new title being developed for Oculus platforms called MARE.

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VR the champions: Queen legend Brian May has made a rival to.


No-one but May will ever know what it was like to perform on the roof of ‘er majesty’s gaff for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.

Here’s Each Of The 180+ Cars You Can Race In VR In Project Cars 2


2002 Turbo. 2002 Stancework Edition. Project Cars 2 is gearing up for its September 22nd release date, promising to be one of the most fully featured racing simulations for VR headsets yet. Developer Slightly Mad Studios has sparred no detail in bringing a realistic driving experience to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and that includes an exhaustive list of drivable cars, revealed today.

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Pornhub Awards Show is in VR this week

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The company was formed in 2002 with the goal of supplementing the flat web with. Oasis. Image courtesy Utherverse Digital.). Pornhub Awards Show to bring Virtual Reality to the Masses.

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


Underkoffler has been trying to make the vision of the 2002 film Minority Report , where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gestures to control a transparent computer, into a reality. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Grab Games is Coming Out Swinging with Knockout League


Grab’s core team has been together since 2002. Los Angeles game developer Grab Games is coming out of stealth mode. Grab’s new VR game, Knockout League, is coming to Steam, Oculus, and Viveport in January.

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AltspaceVR Shutting Down


Possibly related to this, another piece of news surfaced today : AltspaceVR was named defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Virtual Immersion Technologies, LLC, regarding this 2002 patent. AltspaceVR , the popular virtual reality social platform, and the eponymous company behind it, will be closing their respective doors on August 3rd.

‘John Wick Chronicles’ Review

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It’s fun blasting away and crouching for cover, recalling moments of my youth playing Time Crisis 3 (2002) in the arcade. Neo-noir action-thriller John Wick (2014) has come to the Vive in its new VR wave-based arcade shooter John Wick Chronicles.

‘Detached’ Review

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The startup procedure has been initiated… There’s no time for retreat… Primed with TV series like Firefly (2002), Cowboy Bebop (1998), and films like Event Horizon (1997) and the Aliens franchise, going on a real life space salvaging mission sounds like serious fun.

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‘Edge of Nowhere’ Review

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It is like a combination of The Thing (2002) and Dead Space (2008) , and if this sounds like it would be fantastic you would be correct.

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


The Second Encounter followed it in 2002, with Serious Sam 2 releasing in 2005. Every time a new VR shooter is announced or shown off, people want to know if it supports full locomotion options. “Enough with the nausea hysteria!” ” comment sections cry out.

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VR medical visualization with 3D Visualizer


For the curious, 3D Visualizer’s architecture is described in detail in this old paper from 2002 (it’s quite amazing how the description of VR methods and interaction techniques from back then matches what’s commercially available today).

Field of View: Is VR The Evolution That ‘Resident Evil’ Needs?


From 1996 through to 2002 we saw no less than five games in the series that utilized the classic fixed camera view point and tank control scheme. It’s 1996 and I am frozen solid. I can see Chris Redfield still standing, against all odds, clutching his side in pain. What I can’t see is the hunter shuffling around in the background, but I can sure as hell hear it.

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The Curious Relationship Between DVDs and VR

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In 2002 alone, 17.6 By 2002, the PS2 made up a total of 32% of all DVD players in America. By the start of 2002, 73% of American households expressed a strong desire to purchase a DVD player, and 43% stated a desire to purchase one within the next year. INTRO: A little over a hundred years ago, the light switch was invented in the sleepy suburb of Lynbrook, New York.

?How VR is training the perfect soldier


The enormously popular America's Army , a freely available PC game made available in 2002, doubles as both a recruitment and training tool. By the time you arrive at the scene, the soldier's blood pressure has dropped perilously low. His pulse is an arrhythmic beat, barely registering on the tips of your fingers. His foot, meanwhile, is long gone.

Prologue Immersive Introduces Spatialand VR Interface


Released in 2002, the technology at the heart of this “wow” moment is on the cusp of being fully realized. In one of the most famous moments of speculative tech ever captured on screen, Minority Report’s Officer John Anderton (Tom Cruise) moves graphics, text, photos and video clips across a large pane of glass using only his two gloved hands to guide him.

A History of Haptics: Electric Eels to an Ultimate Display


When I started my doctoral work at NYU in 2002, I was trying to understand the contemporary, real-world applications of haptics technology. At HaptX, we periodically speak to leading experts in haptic technology, its history, and its applications. Greg Bilsland, Sr.

Top 6 Virtual Reality Immersive Artistic Experiences, Straight from Art Exhibitions to Your Bedroom


There are now two gallery spaces in London: a West End premises on Cork Street opened in 2000 and in 2002 the gallery moved from Hackney to Shoreditch, East London.

How Hollywood Has Predicted VR in Movies


Minority Report (2002). From zero gravity chambers to organic gaming consoles, Hollywood has been dreaming up some of the biggest and best ways to implement virtual reality for decades.

Spherical Cinematography 102: Texture


Welcome to another edition of “What the heck is Spherical Cinematography!” This time we are looking at what texture is, how to use it, and why.

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