Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development

Road to VR

Today Razer is announcing a $5 million OSVR development fund which the company will use to incentivize support of its open-source VR platform. Razer launched OSVR back at the beginning of January 2015 in collaboration with HMD manufacturer Sensics.

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New Razer Blade Laptop Is Sleek, Ready For VR And Starts At $3,700


Sure, there are smartphone powered, mobile VR headsets, but those lack some important features that can only be found in “tethered” headsets like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. The Razer Blade is a thin, stylish VR ready laptop.

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Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China

Road to VR

Razer Chief Executive and co-founder Min-Liang Tan has stated his company’s intent to dominate China’s rapidly growing virtual reality market, with new products built around the OSVR platform, tailored to the region launching next month.

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Razer opens pre-orders for OSVR HDK 2 virtual reality.


Razer opens pre-orders for OSVR HDK 2 virtual reality headset Today, Razer announced that it is opening up pre-orders for the company’s second OSVR development kit, called the HDK 2. razer vr virtual reality

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Did Razer Just Won the VR War? $399 OSVR Hacker Development Kit


Razer is the driving force behind the OSVR, an Open Source Virtual Reality industry initiative. The post Did Razer Just Won the VR War? Even though E3 opens its doors on June 14th, there are numerous pre-conference activities.

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Review OSVR HDK2

VR Bites

from Razer. The result was somewhat disappointing, so Razer assisted to show me their latest model. Razer helped me out of that illusion. They clearly stated that the HDK is designed for developers and semi-professionals who like to hack hardware and software. Hardware.

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E3 Roundup Day 0: Top 5 Most Important Announcements

Road to VR

The expo floor opens today, but this year’s E3 in Los Angeles has already kicked off with some big names in the industry making fresh commitments to VR on both the software and hardware side of things. Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development.

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Intel Doubles Down on VR and AR, Calls it Merged Reality


About a year and a half ago, Intel invested in Razer bringing the valuation of the said company to north of $1 billion. Today, Razer is bringing Hacker Development Kit 2.0 Slowly but certainly, Intel is unveiling its “Merged Reality” strategy.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

Road to VR

Wedged somewhat inconsiderately at the very start of every year (it’s OK CES organisers, no one in the tech industry have families they want to spend time with), the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is still the biggest event for hardware in the world.

What VR games are popular with HTC Vive’s early adoptersThe.


What VR games are popular with HTC Vive’s early adopters The Steam Gauge data is a bit confusing on this score, though. Even stranger, there are a few HTC Vive titles that appear to be more popular than the hardware’s free pack-in games. htc vive vr virtual reality steam

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HTC VIVE Evolves to a Subscription Model


It is normal to buy or lease a car for a few hundred dollars a month, to own a thousand dollar phone with a monthly pay-off plan, but such clever price-reducing strategies were not the part of HTC or Oculus strategies and we all know what happened afterwards.

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Hands-On With Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Controllers


We know that now with the Oculus Touch and the HTC Vive, but even when VR was simply a screen strapped to your head many felt that hands were the future. As developers, when we receive prototype hardware like the SteamVR Knuckles, it makes us want to push the capabilities.

OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software


Created by Sensics and Razer, OSVR includes two independent components: 1) the OSVR software platform and 2) the open-source Hacker Development Kit VR headset. and numerous hardware devices.

What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

Road to VR

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. So if nothing new on the hardware front, what does Oculus have in store for E3? HTC/Valve. Razer/OSVR.

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Sensics Releases High Resolution VR Headset Built Specially for Arcades and Theme Parks

Road to VR

Sensics, a co-founder of Razer’s OSVR initiative which produced the HDK headset , has a pretty specific approach on how out-of-home VR headsets should differ from their consumer counterparts.

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OSVR Will Offer HDK 2 Display Upgrade for Older Headsets

Road to VR

See Also: Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development. The HDK 2 display has a 2160×1200 resolution, matching the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and is also OLED, allowing for a 90Hz refresh rate and low-persistence to reduce motion blur.

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Hands-on: New GTX 10-Series Equipped Notebooks Put Desktop VR Performance in a Portable Package

Road to VR

Three VR demo booths were set up at the event, with HTC Vive headsets attached to the three Pascal mobile GPU variants. While some of these were not completely final hardware, what struck me first was the variety of form factors and display specifications on show.

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OSVR is Offering a 20% Discount on the HDK 2 for Students and Developers

Road to VR

The OSVR HDK 2 sits in a unique position in the market, aimed towards developers of VR software and hardware, but also offering an interesting alternative to the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive for enthusiasts willing to take the risk on a not-consumer-ready device.

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How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

The Ghost Howls

This way you can exclude some hardware failure. Otherwise, contact HTC support to have your Vive fixed (good luck with that). This confirmed that I had some problems with SteamVR installation and was not a matter of hardware. Razer Synapse. Header image by HTC).

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Remastered ‘Half-Life 2’ Coming to Vive & Rift with VR Controller Support via Revamped Mod

Road to VR

But soon you’ll be able to revisit the perils of City 17 using the latest and greatest VR hardware around. Feature HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games Valve Valve SteamVR VR Games half life 2 half life 2 rift half life 2 vive half life 2 vr half life vr

Playstation Timed Exclusive Batman Arkham VR Comes to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive


Now Batman is taking over virtual reality with Batman Arkham VR on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Video games based on the Dark Knight have run the gamut of visual styles often based on the hardware playing them.

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My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 3: Vive Pro Eye hands on, meeting with iStaging, Lyra VR and Women in XR!

The Ghost Howls

When I visited HTC’s Headquarters in Taipei, I didn’t only get some exclusive info on the Vive Cosmos , but I have also been able to try the Vive Pro Eye. The Vive Pro Eye is the latest enterprise product by HTC, that is a Vive Pro with embedded the eye tracking by Tobii.

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Cloudhead Games Teases Mystery VR Headset in Censored Image

Road to VR

Cloudhead Games have been at the forefront of VR development ever since the studio brought a 2013-era prototype of The Gallery: Call of the Starseed (2016) to the Oculus Rift DK1 and Razer Hydra motion controllers. ” SEE ALSO HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR.

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All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

The Ghost Howls

We don’t know if it is just a reference design for external partners (like HTC) or it is an actual headset that Valve is producing. It may also be that Valve will aim at consumers while HTC at prosumers and the two companies will remain so partners.

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Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

Road to VR

The company built the technology behind the magnetically tracked Razer Hydra controller which was one of the only consumer-available 6DOF controllers available when the first Oculus Rift development kit (DK1) started shipping.

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Linksys Kills Lag by Launching Killer Wireless Router for Gaming, VR


In fact, the specifications bring enterprise-grade hardware into the hands of consumers, given the history of Linksys (first acquired by Cisco and then sold to Belkin): Network Standards: 802.11a/g, 802.11n, 802.11ac. Breaking Hardware Networking Reviews News Smart Home

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VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards


VR was a big part of last year with new experiences, hardware and companies pushing the technology to the forefront of our everyday lives. HTC – Vive. Razer – OSVR. Nominees for VR Hardware of the Year.

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These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards


VR Headset of the Year : HTC Vive. Razer OSVR. VR Hardware of the Year : SOMNIACS Birdly. As we reported last February , VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. Oculus Rift. Sony PlayStation VR. Starbreeze StarVR. Leap Motion. Oculus Touch.

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Open Source Virtual Reality Platform Now Available on Steam


Apart from Sensics, OSVR is also supported by Razer, Leap Motion, Intel, Gearbox Software. OSVR has made it easier for the game developers to support several numbers of devices and the hardware vendors can access the first-rate content for their vending purpose. This means that the VR is now making it quite easy for users to access Virtual Reality content and hardware.

Attending Digital Concerts in XR with The Boolean's Anne McKinnon

XR for Business Podcast

Anne: This is a great question for artists, because I think a lot of the struggle is how do you find the right hardware and how do you talk with the right teams? So HTC has given us some Vive Focus and we love them, because being untethered is a huge important part of having audience come in and not feeling like it's a hassle, but really having this like ritualistic atmospheric experience without breaking that sense of immersion. We're speaking with Razer as well.

Express Yourself! Augmenting Reality with Graffiti 3D


Some recent rumors imply that they’ve added support for the 6DOF controllers included with the HTC Vive headset. Similarly, VRClay and Virtual Clay use Razer Hydras to sculpt meshes in 3D. What if you could create art outside the boundaries of physics, but still within the real world?