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VR Storytelling Lessons with Adam Cosco, One of VR’s Early Auteurs


This post is part of an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea , a writing and narrative design management tool for immersive stories.

Hands-on: Go Touch VR’s Haptic Feedback is So Simple You’ll Wonder Why You Didn’t Think of it First

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Sometimes, the simplest solutions are also the smartest. Go Touch VR’s approach to VR haptics achieves surprising effectiveness out of small, simple haptic devices that provide stimulation to the end of your fingers.

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New John Carmack Software Doubles Oculus Home Resolution on Gear VR


On the list of things I thought I would be seeing when I showed up to a meeting with Oculus last week to demo the new Gear VR, doubled resolution was not one of them. Increasing the resolution of virtual reality headsets is at the very top of many people’s “Problems to Solve” list including my own. I assumed it would take a significant jump in hardware to get to that next level of image fidelity, but apparently Oculus CTO John Carmack had other ideas.

Today is the one year anniversary of and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of Year One.

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Today is the one year anniversary of and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of year one. Check out the videos and links to some of my favorite cat related things I have covered during that year.

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New Zealand Incinerates House to Make Fire Safety VR Experience


The New Zealand Fire Service has burned down an abandoned home to create a virtual reality experience called Escape My House , hoping VR immersion will help prepare homeowners for the worst.

HTC Releases Full Body Tracking Code for Use with Vive and Trackers

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HTC Vive Senior Engineer James Xiong has provided a Vive IK Demo on GitHub , which includes a reference source code and Unity demo.

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What is Lightform? A Projected Augmented Reality device for everyone


The folks at Lightform have a device that scans any environment, creates a high-resolution mesh, and creates AI-generated effects and filters to project back out. Combined with a projector, the Lightform device is able to turn any environment into an augmented reality theater.

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


The best 360-degree music video you’ve ever seen is now available on every headset. When it comes to embracing new types of media and art, there’s no better music group than the world’s most infamous virtual band, the Gorillaz.

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‘Chroma Lab’ Teaser Shows Mesmerizing Interaction with Massive Particle Simulations

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VR design is still in the very early stages, but something that we know leads to immersion in VR is interactivity. One developer is taking interactivity to the extreme with Chroma Lab , a forthcoming VR experience that will let you play with hundreds of thousands of simulated particles.

The 9 Best Oculus Rift Games That You Can Play Right Now


The Oculus Rift is amazing. And this month it got even more amazing. Oculus Touch released on December 6 and boy, oh boy, did it bring some fantastic games along with it. In the face of such an incredible innovation we realized we had to update our top Rift games list to include these new offerings.

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands-on: Full 4K in 360-degrees


Samsung wasn’t the first to the 360-degree camera market, but its original Gear 360 was one of the easiest to use. Now, there’s a new version for 2017 and the Galaxy S8 and S8+, with true 4K capture and higher-resolution livestreaming.

Archer Celebrates 8th Season With AR App


Play the role of private eye and investigate new episodes with AR that’ll make you scream, “Holy s snacks!”. Since its premiere eight long years ago, Archer has cemented itself as one of the funniest adult animations to ever hit television.

‘Ready Play One’ VR Content on the Way with Vive as Official Partner

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In preparation for Steven Spielberg’s theatrical adaptation of Ernest Cline’s critically acclaimed novel Ready Player One, HTC Vive and Warner Bros Pictures today announced a deal that makes the Vive an official partner for all upcoming VR content for the film.

Ostrich Learns To Fly In New Gear VR Ad


Samsung announced a lot yesterday, including a new phone and a fresh look at its latest Gear VR and the compatible controller. To show off its new headset, it had a pretty strange advert.

App lets you configure your VR viewer

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Google Cardboard-compatible viewers are a great choice for people who want to experience VR but don’t want to shell out the hundreds of dollars that the big-name headsets cost. In fact, these viewers can start at just $5, and are pretty good for watching VR videos and playing casual games.

WB Partners With Vive For ‘Ready Player One’ VR Content


HTC Vive and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced an exclusive VR partnership for the theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, Ready Player One , starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.

Doraemon ‘Anywhere Door’ Uses Simple Props for a Brilliant VR Experience

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‘Doraemon’ is a popular manga and anime involving a robotic cat who travels back in time to help a young boy. Among Doraemon’s many tricks from the future is the ‘Anywhere Door’ which can be opened to transport people… well, anywhere.

Silicon Valley Season 4 May Focus On Virtual Reality


The trailer for the fourth season of HBO’s Silicon Valley is out and it looks like Pied Piper’s technology might be used to improve virtual reality.

Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap Forward (Thanks to Oculus)


Gear VR games should get a lot easier to navigate, thanks to a new controller and an overhauled Oculus app. The post Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap Forward (Thanks to Oculus) appeared first on WIRED. Gadget Lab Gear Oculus samsung galaxy Samsung Gear VR virtual reality

‘Fistful of Stars’: A Memorable Gem from SXSW 2017


Since the beginning of time, we’ve looked up at the night sky, imagining what else might be out there, trying to give meaning to life by wanting to understand the origins of where we came from.

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Samsung Announces New Gear 360 with 4K Capture and 2K Livestreaming

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Announced today at Samsung Unpacked was a new version of the Gear 360, the company’s 360 camera.

Hands-On With Wilson’s Heart: Step Inside a Black and White Monster Movie


Warning: This story contains massive spoilers for Wilson’s Heart. If you want to go into this game fresh, turn back now. . Last week I saw a teddy bear claw a woman to death and then punched it in the face. I’ll explain.

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Touchdown: Armor League mixes Rocket League, Football, and Rocket Launching Robots for a potential eSport umm Touchdown.

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Front Mission meets Rocket League with football, Touchdown: Armor League is football like you’ve never seen before! Players equip fully armored power suits and fight for control of the ball in this intense 6v6 arena shooter.

Real-Time VR Pet Tracker Keeps A Tab On Your Animals


The days of kicking your cat while in VR are finally over. Some of the coolest experiences available in VR are the ones that fully utilize room-scale technology. Being able to move about a designated space deepens immersion by delivering a sense of unrestricted freedom.

HTC Vive Tracker is Now on Sale to General Public for $99

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HTC’s Vive Tacker, the Lighthouse-compatible puck that promises to get more than your hands into virtual reality with a bevy of hardware applications, is now officially available for sale to anyone with $99.

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Bee Bee Q Is A Ridiculous Multiplayer VR Game About Summertime Barbeques


British summers aren’t really summers. They’re really just precious, all-to-brief moments where it’s not quite as cold and rainy as it is normally and both humanity and bug life makes the most of it.

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Dick Wilde from the makers of Kittypocalypse will be a launch title for the PSVR Aim Controller in May 2017, it is available now for Vive and Oculus Touch.

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London-based publisher, PlayStack announced the global release of their first VR game, Dick Wilde.

Scarlett Johansson Battles Other Celebrities In VR Pictionary On ‘Fallon’


The VR segment returns to The Tonight Show with new A-list competitors. . Jimmy Fallon made waves back in December when he first introduced the latest Tonight Show segment dedicated to pitting celebrities against each other in bizarre ways, VR Pictionary.

HTC’s New ‘VR Ad Service’ Can Tell If You’ve Looked at an Ad or Not

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In-game advertisement (IGA) is a pretty divisive issue; on one hand it provides needed incentive to developers who otherwise wouldn’t have the funds, on the other hand its … advertisement, something most people try to avoid on principle.

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I Am Because of You Is Impactful VR Created On A $10,000 Budget


VR and 360-degree media creation are becoming more and more accessible as inexpensive software and cameras are made available, but they’re still pricey endeavors.

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The Invisible Hours coming to PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

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The Invisible Hours is a complex, murder mystery set in VR, which allows players to freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling old mansion, in order to untangle a dark truth.

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