October, 2016

Facebook Plans to Launch Social VR App “As Soon As Possible”

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Facebook, parent company of Oculus, is beginning to flex its virtual reality arm. The company wants to use the technology revolutionize how social interactions happen across the web, and we may see the first stages of that plan earlier than expected.

Halloween Horror VR Picks for the HTC Vive

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Halloween is a time for VR. Depending on your tolerance for jump scares, haunting isolation, and Zombies, Halloween is either the best of times or the worst of times for virtual reality.

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Microsoft $299 Headset Will Be Tethered

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On Wednesday this week, Microsoft announced they are working on a new $299 VR/AR headset. During the event, very little information was shared by them to the technical details of the headset. However, it now appears Microsoft will be shackled to the PC just as with Oculus and HTC.

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/23/16

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Halloween is upon us as we’re flooded with horror-themed releases this week. We’re offered a Bloody Mary escape game, Ghost Town shooting gallery, and the dreaded Trump simulator (proceeds go to a good cause).

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First PlayStation VR tear down video online

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Here we have the first teardown video of the PlayStation VR. The language is in Japanese, but it is cool to see all the parts. It seems that Sony put all the parts in one unit together with the lenses and OLED screen. Hardware News PlayStation VR

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Seventh annual OpenSim grid survey

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Each year, we ask our readers to rate the grids that they spend the most time on, in order to find out which residents are happiest with the grids they’re on. There are about... Features Metaverse OpenSim statistics

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This Hospital is Using VR to Make Shots Easier For Kids

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This VR game is controlled through breathing, eye and head movements. When it comes to kids visiting the doctor, getting poked with a needle tops the list of things they probably hate most. For most children, getting a shot can be painful, but it’s usually over as quickly as it began.

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Microsoft Planning VR/AR Headset for $299

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During the Microsoft Surface event today, it was not just all about the massive Surface Studio Desktop. Microsoft discussed plans for their $299 (£245, AU$295) VR/AR headset. General Manager Megan Saunders said during the event "powerful and affordable VR is coming to you."

5 Things We Learned About HTC’s Plans For VR

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The HTC Vive is a mysterious beast. It’s a wonderful headset with great games and experiences, but it’s something we seem to take on a week-by-week basis.

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Review OSVR HDK2

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A few weeks ago was able to test the Hackers Development Kit 1.4 from Razer. The result was somewhat disappointing, so Razer assisted to show me their latest model. The new hacker’s development kit has some improvements over the earlier version.

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Content, not hardware, is king in virtual reality

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Headsets Don’t Make or Break a VR Experience (or Why Content is Still King) In 1992 Indie filmmaker Robert Rodriguez made a movie with a budget of just $7,000. In Hollywood terms that’s the equivalent... Columns VR & AR

Blade Runner Sequel to Release October 2017 With Oculus VR Experiences

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The long rumoured sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner is coming soon and it’s to be joined by virtual reality experiences via Oculus. Update: We’ve updated this story with new information, and updated the headline to reflect this. .

The Simpsons Couch Gag Goes VR For 600th Episode

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The Simpsons teamed up with Google to create an experience sure to make you go, DOH! The Simpsons have done television, film, video games, almost every form of entertainment you can think of.

Facebook’s future may lie in Virtual Reality

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Ever wondered what Facebook has in store after its acquisition of Oculus Rift in 2014? Last week during the Oculus Connect 3 Conference, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the future of Facebook messaging.

‘Vivepaper’ Is HTC’s Immersive Reading Experience That Mixes AR With VR

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Based on our recent talk with VP of content, Joel Breton, HTC has plenty of experiences in the works for its Vive VR headset across a wide range of categories. Though you probably wouldn’t have guessed it, one of those categories is virtual reading.

BE THE BAT! | Batman Arkham VR (Playstation VR)

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Jack: “Batman Arkham VR is by far one of the BEST VR experiences I’ve ever had and I’m not just saying that.” ” jacksepticeye. Gameplay jacksepticeye YouTube Players

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Choosing the Right 360 VR Camera

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With a virtual reality camera, you can capture the whole world around you in a 360 degree videosphere. VR filmmaking is seeing rapid innovation, meaning that there are more 360-degree cameras on the market now than ever before, geared at everyone from intrigued consumers to high-end professionals.

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PlayStation VR Review – Console VR Has Arrived

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PlayStation VR launches on October 13th, but today is review day and we’ve got a detailed PSVR review ready for you! For those who don’t want to dig into the full review, here’s our handy summary. For the rest of you, we’ve got 2,000 words awaiting your eyes.

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Shifting the Paradigm: Unplugged with the Best Minds in VR

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Have you ever been to a tech summit where you howled for joy at the sunset? I have. Hosted at Esalen, the event was dubbed the “ Shifting the Paradigm ” Summit, and I’m still trying to figure out the best way to write about it.

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New Laptops from Origin are VR Ready

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Good VR requires some serious hardware. Until recently, that hardware was only available from a desktop. Now, with the power of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, you can have a VR ready PC in a small and relatively light laptop.

Unleash Your Virtual Feng Shui With Social VR Platform myVR for Google Cardboard

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In virtual reality, transporting players into unique spaces is the foundation of the experience. Developers are able to immerse players into nearly endless possibilities using the medium.

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Blue Effect Spooky Shooter HTC Vive Game Play by UKRifter

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Blue Effect Spooky Shooter HTC Vive Game Play by UKRifter. Subscribe to UKRifter for more great VR content! Gameplay UKRifter YouTube Players

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4 Virtual Reality Desktops For Vive and Rift Compared

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While it’s all too easy to lose ourselves in the countless VR worlds at our fingertips, sometimes we just need to access the desktop and get things done in Windows. Thanks to a few innovative apps, this is possible without removing your headset.

Microsoft Reveals VR Headsets Coming From Top Manufacturers, Starting at $299

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The number of big-name manufacturers getting into VR is going to increase substantially with the entry of Microsoft VR hardware partners, revealed on stage today at Microsoft’s hardware-focused event.

Hands On With Google’s Daydream View VR Headset

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We’re live from Google’s Pixel phone media event, where we got hand’s on with the company’s new Daydream View VR headset.

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VR and Post-Traumatic Stress with Bravemind and STRIVE

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Combat. Injustice. Attacks. Isolation. Barren and desolate terrain. This was the reality of our troops during deployment in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. With close family members who served, I know firsthand how challenging the return to “normal” can be.

Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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Microsoft’s play for command of next generation personal computing can be seen today with the announcement of a series of Windows-powered VR headsets starting at $300.

OPEN WORLD VR GAME! | CyberThreat (HTC Vive Gameplay)

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CyberThreat is a open world VR game where you can play all kinds of crazy game modes like challenges, scenarios, defense and much more. Check it out in Virtual Reality… [link]. Did you like this video? Subscribe Nathie! link]. Gameplay Nathie YouTube Players

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Google Goes on VR Hiring Spree Amid Daydream Launch

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Google started its virtual reality initiatives early but slowly, announcing the now widely known Cardboard program way back in 2014. As the company nears the launch of Daydream, the next stage in their VR plans, they’re adding significantly to their VR talent pool.

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Steam to Get High Quality Adaptive 360 Video Streaming Service

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360 video is coming to Steam and it looks as if Valve are aiming high in terms of the quality they’re aiming to deliver to consumer VR headsets. There’s an op-ed piece I’ve been meaning to write for some time around the current technical state of play with regards to 360 video.