‘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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AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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Vuzix had previously won the award for innovation at CES in 2005 and 2018 (the company was founded in 1997) and repeated the feat at this year’s event, being recognizing for its “outstanding design and engineering”. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?

Microsoft Acquires ‘The Mage’s Tale’ Studio inXile Entertainment

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Microsoft also acquired Obsidian Entertainment , the studio behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (2005) , Fallout New Vegas (2010), South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) and the Pillars of Eternity series.

‘Sin City’ Director Robert Rodriquez to Debut VR Action Series ‘The Limit’ This Summer

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Robert Rodriguez, the director of films such as Sin City (2005) , Planet Terror (2007), and the Spy Kids franchise, just wrapped production on a newly announced VR action series with The Fast and the Furious franchise actress Michelle Rodriguez.

New VR ‘Star Wars’ Series Slated to Launch on Oculus Quest Next Year, Trailer Here

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The story is said to take place between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).

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Rebellion’s Brutal ‘Sniper Elite’ Series is Getting Its First Made-for-VR Game

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The Sniper Elite franchise kicked off in 2005 and now spans eight titles, with the latest, Sniper Elite 4 , released in 2017. Sniper Elite is coming to VR.

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‘RaceRoom’ Racing Sim Gets Initial Rift and Vive Support Through SteamVR

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It has a colourful history, having been originally developed by the SimBin, famous for classic racing sims such as GT Legends (2005) and GTR (2005). RaceRoom Racing Experience has received a major update that introduces Vive and Rift support through SteamVR.

AR Glasses You’d Be Happy To Be Caught Dead In

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Vuzix had previously won the award for innovation at CES in 2005 and 2018 (the company was founded in 1997) and repeated the feat at this year’s event, being recognizing for its “outstanding design and engineering”. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?

Inmates Use VR To Prepare For Life On The Outside

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Since 2005, the United States Supreme Court has battled tirelessly to reduce the brutal mandatory sentences of minors by courts and as a result the sentencing of life without parole for juveniles was made unconstitutional in 2012.

‘Audica’ is an Inventive “VR Rhythm Shooter” From the Studio Behind ‘Rock Band’

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Harmonix, the studio behind many rhythm game hits like Guitar Hero (2005) and Rock Band (2007) , today announced what they’re calling a “VR rhythm shooter” that looks—to be frank—pretty freaking awesome.

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DigiLens is Developing a Waveguide Display for 150 Degree XR Headsets

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DigiLens , a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, says it’s working toward a waveguide display which could bring a 150 degree field of view to AR and VR (or XR) headsets. The company expects the display will be available in 2019.

Nintendo Enters VR With ‘Mario Kart GP VR’

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An official VR remake of the 2005 arcade classic, Mario Kart GP, the experience has players sit in a metal rig similar to a go-kart wearing not only an HTC Vive headset, but two Vive trackers strapped to each wrist.

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Former Microsoft Senior Researcher, Now At Facebook, Recounts Haptics Innovations

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Dr Benko had worked at Microsoft since 2005, but moved to Facebook Reality Labs ( formerly Oculus Research) in late 2017.

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‘Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin’ Launches on PSVR February 21st, New 360 Trailer

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Double Fine , the studio behind cult classic Psychonauts (2005) , last year announced a PSVR exclusive, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin , a direct continuation of the original story.

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The Future of Education and VR

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Mychilo Cline, 2005. Virtual Reality offers an exhilarating way of rediscovering the familiar world through an unfamiliar lens.

How To Watch The Gorillaz 360° Music Video On Any VR Headset

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They have a rich catalog of award-winning animated music videos, performed live with Madonna via hologram at the 2005 MTV Europe Awards to promote their record Demon Days, and even had augmented reality album art accompany their 2010 release Plastic Beach.

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MMO-like Dungeon Combat Game ‘Age of Heroes’ Launches From Vive X Portfolio Company Omnigames

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The graphics too are reminiscent of World of Warcraft and similar MMOs, which means they’d fit right in if it were 2005.

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‘Heavy Rain’ Developer Quantic Dream Is Experimenting With VR

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It first tested the concept with 2005’s Fahrenheit (know as Indigo Prophecy in Europe), and then popularized it with PlayStation 3 exclusive, Heavy Rain. VR presents tremendous storytelling potential for the videogame industry.

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

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Moore is no stranger to using technology in his performances: In 2005 created the iconic Kryoman robots – which have since gone on three world tours to complete over 1000 shows in 52 countries, performing with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Nikki Minaj, Akon, Ludacris, Pitbull, Kelly Roland and Usher.

PSVR’s Psychonauts Launches February 21st, PS4 Pro Support Confirmed

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This isn’t the long-awaited sequel to the 2005 game (though that is on the way), but instead a VR-exclusive story set right after those events.

New PSVR Releases For The Week Of 02/19/17

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Rhombus of Ruin picks up straight from where the 2005 original left off, and wastes no time reintroducing us to Raz and his psychic powers. Welcome to your weekly round-up of all things PlayStation VR (PSVR)!

You Can Learn How To DJ In VR

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How learning real-world skills can turn out to be the killer app for VR & AR. “We

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GDC 2017: New Unity Plugin Increases Streaming Capabilites

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Wowza is a company founded in 2005 that focuses on simplifying the streaming process and this connection to GoCoder allows streamers and devs to stream using the first-person camera in Unity. Many companies are making waves across the gaming industry at GDC this week and Unity has certainly contributed to a few headlines. Their 5.6

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Field in View: How ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ Completes A Narrative Cycle 80 Years In The Making

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We looked on in with inevitable dread as Batman relived the horror of his parent’s loss in his mind, and would do so again in Batman Begins 16 years later in 2005 with a decidedly grittier rendition. Note: This article contains small spoilers for the start of Batman: Arkham VR.

HTC Executive Vice President Jason Mackenzie Leaves After 12 Years

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Mackenzie came on board at HTC in 2005, having preciously worked as Vice President of T-Mobile USA. Last week HTC lost its VP of Design to Google. This week, the company’s Global Executive Vice President has also departed.

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Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset

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The system was in continuous use from 1994 to 2005. As illustrated by the intricate inlay and pietra dura work on the walls of the marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate expression of the elegance of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship. Considering the hordes of tourists that it draws, it makes one wish to become a bird, so that they can fly above the masses and study the decorations closely.

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

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I got that same inkling in 2005 as Leon Kennedy. The long-anticipated Resident Evil 4 , released in 2005, was something of a miracle drug. 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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‘Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin’ for PC Review – a Veritable Saturday-morning Cartoon in VR

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Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin takes place between the events of Psychonauts (2005) and the upcoming Psychonauts 2 due out later this year.

The Rahotep Experience: AR as a tool to enhance the museum visitor experience

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Mohammad Nabil has been leading the R&D team at Bibliotheca Alexandrina CULTNAT since 2005 to exploit several technologies to enhance digital heritage experiences, including: panoramic imaging, laser scanning, photogrammetry, immersive multi-display systems and mobile AR.

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A reminder that you can unplug from VR at any time

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Virtual Reality in Television : Star Trek The Next Generation: The Game (1990), Star Trek Voyager: The Thaw (1996), Stargate SG1: The Gamekeeper (1997), Avatar (2004), Stargate Atlantis: Aurora (2005), Stargate Universe: Human (2010), Seizure (2011).

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Creator Fumito Ueda is ‘Interested In Creating Something For VR’

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— it’s his 2005 masterpiece, Shadow of the Colossus , we’d most like to experience with a headset. Even after the belated release of The Last Guardian , Fumito Ueda remains an interesting figure in the Japanese gaming industry, and someone we’d love to see work in VR. Ueda’s games have a distinct feeling to them.

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How VR Saves Lives in the OR

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ImmersiveTouch of Chicago, Illinois founded in 2005, is surgical simulation company that uses Vive and Rift Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), patient-specific anatomy and haptic (tactile) feedback in order to train surgeons and team members, and educate patients themselves.

Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future

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From 1998 to 2005, he served as games technical strategist at Intel. Pretty soon, real life will be stranger than fiction when it comes to bringing the great inventions of science fiction and games into technology. Kim Pallister, the director of Intel’s virtual reality center of excellence, moderated a fireside chat about that topic with science fiction writer Austin Grossman at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.

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United Nations’ Creative Director on VR as the Ultimate Empathy Machine

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Roger Ebert actually cited movies as the “most powerful empathy machine” during his Walk of Fame speech in 2005. Ebert’s words about film as a powerful empathy machine as just as true today as when he said it in 2005.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Ostendo , based in Carlsbad, CA, was founded in 2005 to advance display technology, curved screens, and has been developing VR displays for over a decade for the military.

5 Amazing Things To Do Inside The New Oculus Home

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When the Xbox 360 first released in 2005 it introduced an achievement system that allowed players to add to a pool of points tied to their Xbox account. Oculus has an early Christmas present for all Rift users; the company’s huge 2.0 update arrived in beta this week and it brings some major new features with it.

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‘Edge of Nowhere’ Review

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I have played through FEAR (2005) , FEAR 2 (2009) , Dead Space 1 (2008), 2 (2011) and 3 (2013) , Outlast (2013) , Slender: The Arrival (2013) and many more.

12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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Room 2005, West Hall. E3, Gamescom, TGS, PAX are all great shows for exhibiting VR content.

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

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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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PlayStation’s VP of Marketing: PS VR Is a Step Towards the “Holy Grail Of Gaming” Experiences

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He has been pushing PlayStation hardware since 2005’s release of the PlayStation Portable (PSP,) having worked on six of those eight hardware launches over the years. This Thursday, October 13th, Sony is launching the PlayStation VR worldwide.

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VR in 2016: HTC’s $799 Vive Brings Belief To VR Skeptics

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Sony arguably lost its footing as the console king when it launched the PlayStation 3 at $599 in 2005, and now here was a system that wanted considerably more cash for an experience that would still be foreign to many and a big financial risk for people to support.

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Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Review: A Middling Misfire

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There are things to love in this brief spin-off to the 2005 platformer that developer Double Fine made its name with. I really want to deliver you some good news, here.

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