May, 2016

Take a Look Inside RYOT

VRScout

Over the past year or two, the RYOT crew have become the cool kids of VR. Not just because they dress cooler than the rest of us, which they all do, or that they avoid the inevitable drama of an adolescent industry getting too big for its britches, which they also do.

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Physicality & Spectatorship in ‘Project Arena’ Could Blur the Line Between E-sport and Actual Sport

Road to VR

What puts the ‘E’ in E-sports? VR may have something to say about the notion that ‘electronic’ sports can’t be physical, and could even further legitimize the growing field. Anyone remember Sports Champions (2010) ?

The Climb

VR Bites

The Climb is a first-person climbing simulator for the Oculus Rift. Make your way to the top of the mountain in the shortest possible time. The game is developed by Crytek, famous for their high quality visuals and of course their powerful game development platform Cryengine.

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Microsoft Releasing new XBox with Oculus Rift Support?

VRCircle

The rumor mill is busy today. Multiple sources are claiming in 2017 Microsoft will release a new XBox, codenamed "Scorpio" with a more powerful GPU and with a 2TB drive.

‘Sword Art Online’ Producer Discusses Interest in “VR exclusive titles” for Anime Property

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The fantasy of playing a true approximation of the fictional games shown in the Sword Art Online The post ‘Sword Art Online’ Producer Discusses Interest in “VR exclusive titles” for Anime Property appeared first on UploadVR.

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Samsung announces limited edition Batman themed Galaxy S7 and GearVR.

Cats and VR

Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.

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‘VR Human Anatomy’ to Give Medical Students a ‘Hands-On’ Using Oculus Touch

Road to VR

Vedavi, a medical animation studio working closely with the University of Zurich, wants students to drop the heavy books and plastic models and pick up a pair of Oculus Touch controllers later this year with their highly detailed anatomy software, VR Human Anatomy.

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How To Play PC Games On Your Gear VR Or Google Cardboard (Set Up Guide For Trinus + Tridef3D)

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In todays video, ManVsVR is showing you how to play PC games on your Gear VR and/or mobile device ready Head Mount Unit. If you have any questions, Be sure to ask in the commments on his channel.

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Oculus Rift on Amazon Sells Out In 2 Minutes

VRCircle

If you were hoping to snag one of the first retail versions of the Oculus Rift on Amazon.com today. I hope you were quick as Amazon sold out in less than two minutes.

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Why is There Such a Huge Shortage of Developers in the VR Industry?

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For years, the tech industry has had a shortage of “good” engineers. Although there have been multiple articles published decrying the “developer shortage” mythos as a misleading tale, the truth is that capable programmers have no trouble finding jobs.

Google Android Co-Creator Andy Rubin And International Music Powerhouse Timbaland Back SubPac

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SubPac, a transformational technology brand, is pioneering a cultural shift across the music and technology industries by revolutionizing the traditional perception of sound.

How Hollywood Has Predicted VR in Movies

VRScout

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. They’ve envisioned it as the latest method of psychoanalysis, human enhancement, law enforcement training and so much more.

AMD Announces RX 480 GPU at $199 Targeting ‘the next 3-4 years’ of VR

Road to VR

At Computex 2016 today, AMD took to the stage to reveal their latest GPU, the RX 480. Priced at starting at $199, the company says they designed the card to help make the first 100 million PCs ready for VR.

VR Bites: how I started and where I’m now

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Hé Guy’s, Thank you so much for visiting VR Bites. The website grew far above my expectations. I’m so thankful for the all the visitors. I know I didn’t post that much lately. I’m rethinking my strategy a little bit. Let me explain: I started building VR Bites because no one cared about VR.

Purchase Oculus Rift May 7 from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Stores

VRCircle

Today, Oculus announced a limited supply of the Oculus Rift would be available from Best Buy starting May 7. Orders will be available online from Amazon , and Microsoft stores starting May 6th at 9 AM PST.

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Budget VR 101: How To Get PC VR Streaming To A Phone

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As high-end VR headsets amass more and more killer applications, enthusiasts on a budget have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for a more affordable solution. Google Cardboard is cost-effective, but it’s limited by what the phone itself is capable of rendering.

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Root VR, Deep VR and your career in Virtual Reality filmmaking

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Shooting in VR on Digital Sets: For the past 4 days we’ve been shooting the opening scene of ‘Dirrogate:DeepVR’ at Hazelwood Terrace.

Samsung Built a Mini Theme Park With VR Bungee Jumping

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The Galaxy Adventure Park includes virtual sky diving and volcano bungee jumping. Samsung just opened their own version of an immersive theme park for music fans attending Lisbon’s Rock in Rio festival, one of the largest music festivals in the world.

Google’s (Day)dream: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users in a Couple of Years’

Road to VR

At I/O 2016 this week, Google laid out its ambitious goals for Daydream, the company’s new platform for native, high performance virtual reality experiences on Android.

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Elite Dangrous: the Engineers availble for everyone!

VR Bites

The Elite Dangerous Engineers beta was available for a while now, but since yesterday it’s available for everyone. Today a new trailer is released as well, explaining the new features of the update. The Engineers 2.1

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Benchmarks Leaked - 25% Faster than 980ti

VRCircle

The GTX 1080 benchmarks have been leaked and show some nice performance improvements over the current generation for cards from Nvidia and AMD. Show below are performance numbers from 3DMARK 11's Extreme and Performance modes and 3DMARK's Fire Strike modes for Nvidia's GTX 1080.

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We Played ‘Overwatch’ in VR Using ‘Bigscreen’ and It Was Awesome

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Instead of recording a typical podcast this week, we decided to play The post We Played ‘Overwatch’ in VR Using ‘Bigscreen’ and It Was Awesome appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences Gamecast gaming Social VR bigscreen blizzard lan overwatch party social vr

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Cerevrum brings Neurogaming to GearVR & XTECH 2016. They also brought really cute stickers!

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Cerevrum Inc. is a software development group with a focus on progressive social and educational VR projects. CEO Natasha Floksy would say that means to make people happy as well as smarter.

Samsung is Selling a Batman Gear VR and Galaxy S7

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Ok, we seriously want one. Earlier this year Samsung bundled the Gear VR headset with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders. It was a major win for mobile VR, getting a ton of headsets into the hands of first-time VR users.

Alan Yates Says Rift is a “Direct Copy” of Valve’s VR Research

Road to VR

In a revealing statement on Reddit, Alan Yates, a Valve employee who works closely on the company’s Lighthouse tracking system, claims that the Oculus Rift headset is largely derived from Valve’s research.

Cyber Pong VR: classic game meets VR in a new and funky way!

VR Bites

Cyber Pong VR is a retro styled modern pong game for the HTC Vive. The two Vive controllers are transformed into two paddles which you use to hit the ball. It is your task to use the ball to destroy the blocks before they get to close to the grid.

How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy

VRCircle

Starting tomorrow, May 6th 9 AM PST you'll be able to purchase a new Oculus Rift headset from Amazon and Microsoft. On Saturday, you'll be able to buy from Best Buy.

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Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

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Baofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, on stage today in Beijing, China. The post Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking appeared first on UploadVR.

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Standalone VR HMD Pico Neo to be showcased at E3.

Cats and VR

Pico Interactive, Inc., creators of the upcoming Pico Neo – a stand-alone virtual reality head mounted display system – will showcase the Pico Neo at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Oculus Launches VR For Good in High Schools

VRScout

Two Oculus pilot programs hope to inspire the next generation of VR creators. We have all seen how virtual reality can change gaming and entertainment forever with this immersive technology.