Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development

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

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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.

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

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

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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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How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?

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And for the final part of non-related news which are really related, we come to the subject of a Cayman-islands registered hardware unicorn known as Razer. The company’s valuation north of $1 billion (while non-public, it is believed that Razer valuation is around $1.4 Razer plans to become a ‘de facto standard’ for VR in China, and the amount of OSVR Hacker Kit 1.4 The post How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?

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Review OSVR HDK2

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from Razer. The result was somewhat disappointing, so Razer assisted to show me their latest model. Razer helped me out of that illusion. Razer has chosen a dual lens system. Razer want the user and the developer to be free in their choice.

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OSVR Launches Pre-orders for HDK 2 VR Headset, Begins Shipping July 29

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At least in terms of on-paper display specs, the new display puts the HDK 2 on par with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China. News OSVR Steam VR VR Headset osvr hdk osvr hdk 2 razer hdk sensics hdk

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OSVR Launches Pre-orders for HDK 2 VR Headset, Begins Shipping July 29

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At least in terms of on-paper display specs, the new display puts the HDK 2 on par with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China. News OSVR Steam VR VR Headset osvr hdk osvr hdk 2 razer hdk sensics hdk

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OSVR enters consumer VR market with $400 headset

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Archive gaming HTC VIVE oculus OSVR razer virtual reality vrTaking on E3 2016 on the dawn of the first full day, OSVR have revealed their Hacker Development Kit 2.

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VR Fitness vs. the Gym

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Razer OSVR Open-Source Virtual Reality for Gaming” by Maurizio Pesce is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Using a combination of headsets like HTC Vive , controllers and sensors, VR fitness options can immerse users in a digital environment that is highly interactive while they burn calories. Razer OSRFitness Gym Getting StartedEverybody wants to be fit. The problem is most of us fail to keep up with regular exercise.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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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Valve adds support for OSVR to Steam

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Valve added support for the Open Source Virtual Reality headset from Razer. OSVR is the third VR platform supported by Steam after the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The OSVR has been announced by Razer in 2015, along with a first development kit with full-HD screen.

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PSVR Horror Game ‘Stifled’ Coming to Vive, Rift & PC Next Week

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Stifled is coming July 10th, and will be available on Rift, Vive and PC through Steam , Humble , Itch.io , GreenManGaming and Razer Game Store, and for Rift on the Oculus Store. HTC Vive Games News Bits Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games VR Games horror stifled stifled vr vr horror

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Hack Makes ‘Google Earth VR’ Compatible With Rift and Touch

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Little more than a day later, a hack surfaced that adds compatibility for the Rift, Touch, and even Razer Hydra to Google Earth VR. SEE ALSO 'Google Earth VR' Launches on HTC Vive, A Breathtaking New Way to Know Our Planet.

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

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Now Batman is taking over virtual reality with Batman Arkham VR on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets there may be a larger market for Batman Arkham VR than there is on the Playstation 4 console.

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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. HTC/Valve. Razer/OSVR. See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China.

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This VR Training Simulation is One of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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This particular experience was built for HTC Vive, with room-scale and accurate motion controllers giving trainees that all important ‘hand presence’ throughout.

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

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A reborn mod project is bringing compatibility for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with full motion input support, remastered visuals, a made-for-VR UI, realistic weapon interactions, and more.

How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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Otherwise, contact HTC support to have your Vive fixed (good luck with that). The system will guide you in updating the firmware if any new firmware is available; How to update the firmware on your HTC Vive devices. Razer Synapse. Header image by HTC).

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‘Half-Life 2: VR’ Mod Gets Green-lit on Steam in 4 Days

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Half-Life 2: VR , a revamped version of an older mod which will adapt the beloved Half-Life 2 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, has been green-lit, signifying Valve’s official acceptance of the mod for distribution on Steam.

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

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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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The Adventure Begins – Vivecraft Episode 1

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All within the HTC Vive using the Vivecraft mod! With my trusty Oculus Rift, GearVR, Razer Hydras, and many more VR gadgetry, I try to find the best and most compelling experiences to share with the world! ” IT’S FINALLY HERE! The very first episode of Vivecraft, our new Minecraft VR series! Join us as we attempt to survive in a perilous world, fighting monsters, hunger, and not trying to kill ourselves! My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos!

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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The Razer-fronted Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform was announced along with its very first flagship hardware, the Hacker Developer Kit (HDK for short). The HTC Vive (DK1), SteamVR Controllers and Laser Basestations. The HTC Vive Pre at CES 2016.

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

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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.

Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support

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Clearly in the above demo, Donaldson is immersed with the Oculus Rift and using Oculus Touch controllers, but the original unveiling was done on the SteamVR powered HTC Vive. The HTC Vive of course, ships with motion controllers and is available to buy now (give or take a week or two).

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‘Dota 2? Releases Social Spectator Mode ‘VR Hub’

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See Also : Limited Edition DOTA 2 Championship HTC Vive Now Available. While the Oculus Rift and OSVR HDK headsets are both supported by SteamVR, only headsets with motion controllers are supported at this time, making it a defacto HTC Vive experience.

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OSVR Announces $399 HDK 2 Headset with 2160×1200 Resolution

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save for a new and improved display which increases the resolution and frame rate to 2160×1200 and 90 FPS, respectively, matching the paper specs of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. See Also: Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development.

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Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

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I also had to work while on other business trips, and so I did most of the final processing on my Razer laptop. News 360 Video AI Art Bittman HTC Vive Music Taryn Southern Tilt Brush VR VideoAI, music, and VR creation tools collide in this beautiful 360° video.

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THX Creates Audio Chip Positioned for VR Claimed to “best every other amplifier product in the marketplace”

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The THXAAA chip, as the company calls it, is an ASIC chip that’s being made in conjunction with Triad Semiconductor , a firm who has also worked with Valve to create components of the HTC Vive’s Lighthouse tracking technology.

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ALICE VR - Now on Steam Greenlight

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Yes, we work on HTC Vive version of the game. You can also expect Razer OSVR support in the future. We featured Alice VR in a post back in December last year. Now the VR adventure game from Carbon Studio is now on Steam Greenlight where you can vote to help Alice VR be listed on Steam.

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

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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.

OSVR Will Offer HDK 2 Display Upgrade for Older Headsets

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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 With Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Controllers

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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. Controllers Hardware HTC Vive Valve Knuckles prototype valve

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

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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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Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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HTC valued the VR arcade market at $100 million, revealing more than 120 titles signed up at the start of this month and we reported on them opening Viveland in Taiwan only a day before that. Beyond that, they’re bringing over the same gear including Razer’s OSVR HDK 2.0

Sensics is Building a VR Headset Specially Made for Arcades and Theme Parks

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SEE ALSO HTC Announces Vive 'Business Edition' for $1200. Sensics, who is a co-founder of Razer’s OSVR initiative, has naturally used the foundation of the OSVR HDK2 headset in creating the Goggles for Public VR.

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

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Three VR demo booths were set up at the event, with HTC Vive headsets attached to the three Pascal mobile GPU variants. Nvidia’s rollout of Pascal technology continues at a relentless pace.

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Sounds Good: Valve Acquires 3D Audio Company Impulsonic

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The HTC Vive is finally getting integrated headphones later this year, and co-creator Valve’s latest acquisition could help you get the most out of them. Impulsonic had previously signed up to Razer’s open virtual reality ecosystem, OSVR.

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Open Source Virtual Reality Platform Now Available on Steam

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Apart from Sensics, OSVR is also supported by Razer, Leap Motion, Intel, Gearbox Software. The three giant players in VR – HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift consist of a dedicated store that denies access to the games that can be played with competitive headsets. OSVR stands for Open Source Virtual Reality which is an ecosystem or a framework co-developed by Sensics, a pioneer in the VR industry.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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HTC – Vive. Razer – OSVR. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.