Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018


The project, outlined in the 2012 video below, offered simple instructions to build a cardboard holder for your phone that would produce a simple VR experience — an idea that would become integral to Google’s VR efforts a few years later.

Awesome VR Optics for 1? Class Displays At Less Than Ten Dollars!


Professional wide field of view Virtual Reality optics for less than the price of a couple of double lattes! A while back I demonstrated a design for Leep On The Cheap , a proof of concept for wide field of view optics on 3″ to 4″ display panels.

Dump Those Silly Colored 3D Glasses


They say you’re not a true 3D enthusiast until you’ve got a shelf full of red/cyan and green/magenta anaglyph 3D glasses. I’m ready to dump mine in the waste bin, but there’s this little problem; two more shelves of anaglyph DVD, BluRay and VHS movies collected over the years.

The Cart Before The Horse, Once Again – Project Glass


Google has been tearing through the bandwidth over at the Patent Office in defense of Project Glass , April’s much touted announcement of Google’s entry into the world of augmented reality and head mounted displays.

Sega VR – Mighty Barfin’ Power Rangers (we are the 40 percent)


” It’s now 2012, he’s closing in on 40, and still waiting. Sega (all hail Sonic!):

Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

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2012, about two years before the company would unveil the device to the public in Jan. All those early prototype images Magic Leap is so fond of showing off are great, but they rank a far second when compared to a new set of images just revealed by Microsoft in relation to the HoloLens.

New Fire Pro Wrestling game on the horizon, possible GDC reveal.

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So it appears that the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling franchise will be getting its first installment since 2012. Spike Chunsoft has launched a teaser site and video titled "Pro Wrestling. They also added 3/2(GDC?) to the Japanese twitter page.

Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

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Founded in 2010, Leap Motion released its initial product (today called the ‘ Leap Motion Controller ‘) in 2012, a desktop-focused peripheral which offered markerless hand-tracking.

Zero Latency To Feature Dark Slope’s ‘Scarygirl Mission Maybee’ VR Experience


A video game based on the property was also released back in 2012 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Toronto-based Dark Slope is bringing its surreal VR experience, Scarygirl Mission Maybee, to Zero Latency locations across the globe.

Meta Shuts Down Amidst Patent Infringement Lawsuit & Asset Liquidation

Road to VR

Founded in 2012, the company ran a successful Kickstarter in 2013 for an early AR development headset.

‘Beat Saber’ Tops the Charts Again as PSVR’s Most Downloaded Game in March

Road to VR

The VR port of the extremely popular shooter Borderlands 2 (2012) launched in December of 2018, and is only available as a digital download from the PlayStation Store.

‘WipEout: Omega Collection’ to Get PSVR Support and Exclusive Ships in Free Update – Trailer

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Via a free update to PS4’s WipEout: Omega Collection (which includes WipEout HD {2008}, WipEout HD Fury {2009} and WipEout 2048 {2012}) , PSVR owners will finally be able to step into the cockpit for a level of immersion that only VR can provide.

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Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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Mojave will launch publicly in the Fall as a free update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, as well as 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards.

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‘Beat Saber’ Sells 50K Units in First Week for $1 Million in Revenue

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Consider Fez (2012 )—one of the best received indie games of the last decade—which took a little more than a month and a half to hit 100,000 unit sales.

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ZeniMax Seeks Injunction to Halt Oculus’ Use Rift & Gear VR SDK and More

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The filing also appears to indicate that ZeniMax wants the original campaign video for the 2012 Oculus Kickstarter to be barred from use, which includes footage of John Carmack, a key figure in the lawsuit, demonstrating a very early Rift prototype at E3 2012.

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‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ TNG Expansion Lands on PSVR Today, ’90s Retro Launch Trailer Here

Road to VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017) just got its first big content expansion, now including the late ’80s, early ’90s-era U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D—the very same captained by Jean-Luc Picard in the iconic TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994).

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ZeniMax Wanted 15 Percent Of Oculus


The 24-year-old went in-depth on his account of the origins of the Rift, building early prototypes in 2012, and his collaboration with John Carmack, who was then working at ZeniMax subsidary id Software. Following this, a 2012 email chain between Luckey and Iribe was called into question.

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Diving Into VR Without a Headset

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Front Pictures has been developing auto-calibration technology since 2012 which analyses patterns to seamlessly blend projectors together into a unified coordinated space. Is this the closest we have to the Holodeck? It very well might be.

$4 Billion ZeniMax v. Oculus Verdict Could Come as Early as Today, Here’s What You Need to Know

Road to VR

In April 2012, while employed as Id Software’s Technical Director, Carmack discovered through an Internet forum that Palmer Luckey (defendant)—who would go on to become the founder of Oculus—had developed a prototype virtual reality headset called the “Rift.”

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How Paul McCartney and Jaunt Are Using VR to Bring Storytelling Back to Music


They are the sort of photographs you might see on the cover of a late-’60s issue of Rolling Stone ; in fact, two of them can be found on the John Lennon and Paul McCartney special collector’s editions of the magazine from 2012 and ’13, respectively.

Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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Kipman has been awarded the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2009), Microsoft Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2012), and IPO Education Foundation’s Inventor of the Year Award (2012).

Colin Farrell Narrates VR Series ‘Gloomy Eyes’, Debuting at Sundance 2019

Road to VR

Farrell is narrating all three episodes of the VR series, which was co-directed by 3dar’s Jorge Tereso and Fernando Maldonado, the creators behind animated short Shave It (2012).

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Oculus On ZeniMax Lawsuit: ‘We’re Pleased To Put This Behind Us And Continue Building The Future Of VR’


Back when it was on Kickstarter in 2012, Oculus was going to bring a version of Id’s Doom to its VR headsets. The parent company of Bethesda, Id and other well known gaming brands agreed to settle its VR-related lawsuit with Facebook on undisclosed terms. The ZeniMax lawsuit centered on the hiring of John Carmack away from Id and the expertise in VR he took to Oculus and later Facebook.

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Six Years After Adding VR, Lunar Flight Gets Oculus Touch Support


The game released as a regular PC game on Steam in January 2012. Moon flight simulator Lunar Flight is getting support for Touch controllers, and launching on the Oculus Store. VR Pioneer. Lunar Flight was one of the first full games to add VR support.

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‘Sword Art Online’ Producer Takes Lead in New VR Manga Game ‘TOKYO CHRONOS’, Kickstarter Launches Today

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Lead by Kazuma Miki, a producer behind VR-centric anime series Sword Art Online (2012), TOKYO CHRONOS is said to offer users a VR visual novel mystery adventure that blends visual animation with a comic book-style UI.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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In this post series from 2012 , NVIDIA already talked about BVH and its implementations). When NVIDIA announced the RTX 2080 graphics cards , I was there. I watched Jensen Huang announcing the new graphics cards with amazing features like real-time raytracing and variable rate shading.

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


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. Below is every car you can expect to get behind the wheel of when the game launches on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in two months’ time.

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Technicolor printed its last frame of film in 2012” Tim Sernoff (Deputy SVP of Technicolor) remarked in a press briefing. A significant milestone for a company that has been pioneering film technology for the past one hundred years.

Gorillaz’ Music Video Breaks Record as Most Successful 360 Music Video Debut

Road to VR

Their last music video, DoYaThing , was commissioned by Converse in 2012, and employed a mix of 2D and CGI characters combined with live action.

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Google’s Next VR Spotlight Story Looks Absolutely Gorgeous


Directed by John Kahrs, who’s best known for his Oscar-winning 2012 animated short, Paperman, the piece tells the story of an old sailor that saves a girl in the middle of the North Atlantic.

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Blame NextVR and Drake for Kevin Durant going to the Warriors.

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It switched over to VR in 2012. NextVR is virtual reality capture and delivery technology company based in Laguna Beach, California. The company started as Next3D, a 3D TV broadcast technology company.

Experiencing Art With Augmented Reality

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Artists and galleries are embracing immersive technology to create an emotional connection to their audiences.

Positional tracking comparison: Lenovo Mirage Solo vs Vive Focus

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It is a project from 2012) and has also been able to develop an AR framework working with only the RGB camera of your phone ( ARCore ), while HTC has just started working on that.

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Apple takes a step towards its own version of Google Glass


Founded in 2012, the startup focused on holographic data storage before shifting to smart glass technologies. There's long been murmurs about Apple making its own augmented reality glasses, like Google Glass, and its latest acquisition is another step towards that.

Patent Pending: Progressive Reality Eyewear for Mixed Reality.

RealVision VR

I’d first thought of the concept in 2012 while researching for the hard sci-fi novel “Memories with Maya” and inspired by the stylish Vuzix eyewear’s form factor promised back then. ProgressiveReality™.

Hololens Co-inventor & AR/VR Pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev Has Left Apple

Road to VR

According to his LinkenIn bio , Bar-Zeev worked on Hololens (first dubbed ‘Screen Zero’, then ‘Fortaleza’) up until 2012 when he left Microsoft to found his own company Syntertainment.

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Palmer Luckey Will Fix Your Oculus Rift’s Audio Cutout Issue For Free


Luckey founded Oculus back in early 2012, but was fired by Facebook in 2017. Palmer Luckey is launching a repair kit for an Oculus Rift audio cutout issue. Image from Palmer Luckey. Luckey claims the issue is caused by “eventual failure of the complex electromechanical assembly” He describes this as a design flaw, rather than an intentional tradeoff. He is not the first to notice the flaw. Many Oculus forums users have documented the issue for years now.

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