The Essential VR Music Videos of 2016

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2016 has been a landmark year for VR and 360° video. 2016 was a year for refinement and experimentation; with a few new lessons under their belts, immersive artists and musicians worked to produce projects that pushed the “music video” genre into something altogether new—ranging from 360° videos to interactive experiences—embracing each corner of the unique possibilities of immersive media. What VR music projects rocked your world in 2016?

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UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year Winners

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Last week we announced a comprehensive list of nominees for our 2016 Game of the Year Awards. Tagged with: 2016 , arizona sunshine , Daydream , game of the year , gaming , gear , onward , PS VR , rift , RIGS , superhot , unspoken , uploadvr , Vive , VR games. Editorials featured gaming 2016 arizona sunshine Daydream game of the year gear onward PS VR rift RIGS superhot unspoken uploadvr Vive VR games

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CES 2016 Day 2

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Las Vegas goes into the second day of CES 2016. CES 2016 Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Rift CV1 Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VRThe crowds, the traffic, the people and lines all heading towards the gadgets. It all makes CES crazy and yet so fun. Oculus Oculus continued to have long lines for their demos of the Rift and the Oculus Touch controllers. Showcased in their Media section of the booth they showed engineering samples of the final product in its nifty shipping box.

The 2016 Virtual Reality Headset Shopping Guide

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Buying a virtual reality headset in 2016 is difficult, especially if you haven’t gotten hands-on time with the various systems. It can be even more difficult when you realize there are incredibly simple, and low-quality, VR headsets available at most retailers.

CES 2016 Day 1 - Look at VR

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Wednesday Jan 6th is the first full day of CES 2016. At CES Oculus are providing demos of their soon to be released consumer rift and their Touch controllers available in the second half of 2016. Samsung Booth Samsung always has a massive booth at CES and CES 2016 is no different. I reviewed their ANT VR product during CES 2015 and in CES 2016 they are demonstrating walking around in VR. CES brings all the latest technology available or will be available in one place.

Forecast: PlayStation VR Sales Downgraded for 2016

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According to the retail analyst, PlayStation VR will sell roughly 745k PlayStation VR units in 2016 (their previous estimate was 2.6 The post Forecast: PlayStation VR Sales Downgraded for 2016 appeared first on VRScout. SuperData slashes PSVR sales estimate to 750k worldwide. Black Friday online shopping saw another record-breaking sales day.

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IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016

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IMAX screens are big, very big. But Virtual Reality can be better, period. That is why the folks at IMAX are teaming up with Starbreeze to bring their 210-degree field of view (FOV) headsets to select IMAX locations starting in Los Angeles, followed by London, New York and Shanghai. 210-Degree Field Of View You Say? Yeah, you heard that right. The Starbreeze VR headset, built by ACER, expands on the 100-110 degree FOV from the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to a full 210-degree field of view.

Winning VR Experiences from the 2016 Proto Awards

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Last night, the VR community gathered in LA for the 2016 Proto Awards. This list of winners from the 2016 Protos is a great start. 2016 Proto Award Winners. The post Winning VR Experiences from the 2016 Proto Awards appeared first on VRScout.

PlayStation VR Is Launching On October 13, 2016

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We knew that Sony’s PlayStation VR would be releasing in October 2016, but now we also know the final date. The post PlayStation VR Is Launching On October 13, 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. PSVR VR Industry News E3 2016 PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR sonyThe device hits on October 13th.

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Field in View: My VR Highlights Of 2016

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Tagged with: 2016 , highlights , PS VR , rift , Vive , VR. Editorials 2016 highlights PS VR rift Vive VRWhat a year, huh? Last December the VR community was left guessing as to when the Oculs Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR would really release, and 12 lightning-fast months later we have them all and a new headset from Google to boot. This industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and we can’t wait to see how it keeps up in 2017.

VR at PAX West 2016

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PAX West 2016 in Seatle is complete for another year. As usual, all the big players were showing off their tech, games and the visitors competed in costumes. Yup, fun times. Here as some of the pics from the annual tech event. Hardware Oculus Oculus Rift

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Oculus Touch Delayed Till Second Half of 2016

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Oculus announced their Touch devices will not be available till the second half of 2016. Perhaps more importantly Oculus did confirm the Oculus Rift continued to be on track for a Q1 2016 launch and that pre-orders are coming soon. CES 2016 Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Touch Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR NewsOn the last day of 2015 Oculus didn't bring any New Year cheer. However I do appreciate their honesty in providing an update.

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What To Expect From VR At E3 2016

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The post What To Expect From VR At E3 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. featured Gamecast Podcasts 2016 e3 expect microsoft PlayStation VR Podcast Predictions sony xbox

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VR in 2016: PlayStation VR And The Mainstream Dream

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People see PS VR as a bright hope for the industry in 2016 and 2017. It’s going to take a lot on Sony’s part to convince the masses to adopt VR; did it do enough in 2016? Even based on presentation alone, Sony’s E3 2016 press conference will be fondly remembered as the years go on. VR isn’t the only big risk Sony is taking in 2016. As popular as it is, there’s no denying that the PlayStation 4 is a safe console.

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VR Headset Sales for 2016 - Who wins?

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Sales numbers are in for the first generation of VR headsets as 2016 comes to a close. With sales figures in, who wins most VR headset sales for 2016? Despite PSVR only arriving in October of this year, PSVR is clearly ahead of the other big players the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Sony has sold 745,000 units since its launch in October, followed in a distant second by the HTC Vive with 420,000 units, with the Oculus Rift in third with 355,000 units.

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

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While Oculus and the Rift have been very much focused on the West, perhaps the most interesting aspect of HTC’s business in 2016 has been its focus on Asia. The HTC Vive has had a solid 2016. ” Tagged with: 2016 , htc , htc vive , sales , year in review. Editorials 2016 htc htc vive sales year in reviewThe HTC Vive should not exist.

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The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016

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Worldwide shipments of VR hardware is set to skyrocket in 2016, with some estimates pointing at volumes of 9.6 billion in 2016, according to IDC. The post The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016 appeared first on VRScout. The ridiculous and amazing things we scouted in Shanghai. China Joy kicked off Thursday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center with over 600 firms showing the latest in entertainment and technology.

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PlayStation VR Release Date Leaked Fall 2016

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Oculus Rift starts to ship next month starting on March 28 with pre-orders for the HTC Vive at the end of this month. What about PlayStation VR? During a news interview about taxes with Fox Business News, GameStop CEO Paul Raines gave a rundown of the games industry, then remarks the company will "launch the Sony product this fall." Raines is probably referring the launch date for GameStop and not an actual release date for PlayStation VR.

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Community Download: Who ‘Won’ Virtual Reality In 2016?

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2016 was, in many ways, a mind-destroying procession of events that would each have been an appropriate plot point for a time travel movie: “we have to go back in time and stop [insert any 2016 pop-culture moment here] or the future is doomed!” In 2016, virtual reality officially arrived. Cheerful non-denominational late-December greetings to all of you (see? I know how to be a successful journalist in this day and age).

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. To make things easier for VR-inclined PAX attendees, we’ve compiled a list of where you can experience VR at PAX West 2016. Sony PlayStation VR Games at Pax West 2016. You can access information about PAX West 2016 on the go by gabbing the official mobile apps for IOS , Android and Windows Phone. Pax West 2016 Expo Hall Times.

Sony PlayStation E3 2016 Event – Live Stream @ 6pm PST

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The post Sony PlayStation E3 2016 Event – Live Stream @ 6pm PST appeared first on Road to VR. E3 2016 News PlayStation VR Playstation VR Games pscr psvr at e3 2016 psvr games sony e3 2016 live stream sony playstation vr sony psvr sony vrSony takes centre stage in LA as the pre-E3 press conferences come to a close. We’re hoping for a barrage of new PlayStation VR games, and more information on the now confirmed upgraded PS4 ‘NEO’ console.

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Analyst: Despite Slow 2016, VR Still Forecast To Reach $14B In Software Sales By 2020

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Market researcher SuperData scaled back its virtual reality forecast for 2016, particularly after a disappointing launch of the PlayStation VR headsets. But it still believes that consumer VR software could grow from $407 million in revenue in 2016 to $14 billion by 2020. million PSVR units to 745,000 in 2016, after a disappointing Black Friday. During 2016, she estimated that Daydream VR would sell 261,000 in 2016.

Laforge Aims to Ship Stylish AR Glasses Late 2016

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Among those gaining traction is the eyewear company Laforge Optical who plans to release their alpha version by the end of 2016. The Alpha prototype is projected to arrive late 2016, with the Beta Bold coming sometime in 2017. Unfortunately, Laforge has at least once delayed the shipping before; which was supposed to be in April 2016, according to a newsletter update. The post Laforge Aims to Ship Stylish AR Glasses Late 2016 appeared first on VRScout.

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Meta Publishes Meta 2 Dev Kit Unboxing, But 2016 Delivery Looks Unlikely

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Meta made sizeable waves in the AR space in early 2016 with the announcement, demonstration, and pre-order launch of their Meta 2 development kit. The company has published an unboxing video of the system, but with just over two weeks until 2017, it doesn’t appear the company will hit its 2016 delivery goal. Meta opened pre-orders for the Meta 2 development kit back in Q1 of 2016 for $949, saying that orders would be filled in 2016.

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The 2016 Proto Awards: See Who Took Home VR’s Biggest Honors

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Virtual Reality does not have many comprehensive award shows, but the Proto Awards just might be the closest thing the industry currently has to The Oscars many of the VR scene’s most elite designers and personalities gathered toghether at the AVALON theater in Hollywood for one purpose: to name the most impressive experiences of the year. Tonight’s biggest winners include Space Pirate Trainer and Tilt Brush.

UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year Nominations

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The first (almost) full year of full-scale consumer-grade virtual reality is just about in the books. We saw the release of the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, the PlayStation VR, Google’s Daydream platform, the Oculus Touch controllers, and the continued growth of both the OSVR and Samsung Gear VR platforms.

VR/AR Hard to Miss at SIGGRAPH 2016

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SIGGRAPH 2016 is all packed up and out of Dodge (Anaheim), and what was perhaps the most striking note about this year’s show was how much presence immersive technologies had; VR, AR (collectively known as “mixed reality”, or MR) and ancillary related tech were nearly everywhere you turned. You can view our AR/VR video recap of SIGGRAPH 2016 below: The post VR/AR Hard to Miss at SIGGRAPH 2016 appeared first on VRScout.

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Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Bring VR Insights to Industry Execs

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The 2016 Virtual Reality Strategy Conference aims to layout the “new rules” of the VR economy. You can register for the VRS Conference 2016 now , with a one day pass to the main conference priced $595 and $795 for a full, two day pass. Road to VR are proud media sponsors of the 2016 Virtual Reality Strategy Conference. The post Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Bring VR Insights to Industry Execs appeared first on Road to VR.

These 6 Apps Represent 2016’s Best VR Software, According To The Proto Awards

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Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016

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At Unite 2016, Principal Designer Timoni West once again demonstrated live on stage (accompanied by Principal Engineer Amir Ebrahimi) Unity’s progress on EVR, this time using the HTC Vive. The post Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016 appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Development VR Engine evr timoni west unite 2016 unite 2016 conference unity editor vr unity editor vr release date unity vr editor

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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E3 2016 kicks off this week; it’s the first E3 since the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and the last before the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. The Rift CV1 is still their flagship product and is likely to remain that way through holiday 2016 and beyond. Still, the company doesn’t plan to launch Touch until the second half of 2016, which could mean as early as July, though we don’t expect to see it until closer to the holiday season.

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Edge of Nowhere Dropping June 6, 2016

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Just last year at E3 I first tried Edge of Nowhere on the prototype Oculus Rift. Fast forward to present day and Edge of Nowhere will land on consumer VR on June 6, just days from today. Edge of Nowhere is a VR third-person action-adventure from developer Insomniac Games. You play as Victor Howard in search for his fiancé, Ava Thorne, who is part of a lost expedition to Antarctica. His journey leads him across treacherous mountains of Antarctica.

Ubisoft Is Revealing Two New Virtual Reality Games At E3 2016

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Massive video game studio, The post Ubisoft Is Revealing Two New Virtual Reality Games At E3 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences gaming announcement E3 2016 Eagle Flight new games ubisoft werewolves

PlayStation VR E3 2016 Line-up Includes Psychonauts and Rez: Infinite

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Road to VR will of course be bringing you all the news from the E3 2016 show floor. The post PlayStation VR E3 2016 Line-up Includes Psychonauts and Rez: Infinite appeared first on Road to VR. Sony have confirmed 10 PlayStation VR titles to be playable on the show floor at E3 this year including the return of some old favourite franchises, Psychonauts and Rez.

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Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village with Denise Quesnel

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There was a VR Village again this year at the SIGGRAPH 2016 conference where a lot of experimental interactive technologies were on display. The post Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village with Denise Quesnel appeared first on Road to VR. Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts Denise Quesnel haptics siggraph siggraph 2016 VR Village

Oculus Will Support DK2 Thru 2016

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Therefore, you can safely work on the DK2 for the remainder of 2016. In a recent blog post coinciding with the release of the consumer Oculus Rift and the Oculus 1.3 Oculus wrote lots of detail around their latest 1.3 release. Developers programming for the platform should be aware of a tasty snippet towards the end of the post that reads: Every Rift can be used as a development kit.

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Virtual Reality Took Over The E3 2016 After Party Scene

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Most people seem to consider 2016 the “year of VR” and it certainly seems to be living up to that reputation. The post Virtual Reality Took Over The E3 2016 After Party Scene appeared first on UploadVR. Events e3 E3 2016 event nokia ozo party simplygon uploadvr videoSo far this year, two incredibly powerful virtual reality headsets have been released (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) and a third is on the way in October (Playstation VR).