Virtual Reality should acknowledge its “kids issue”

The Ghost Howls

We just had our Christmas holidays, and it is common knowledge that Virtual Reality, and especially Quest 2, had its greatest day on Christmas. And it is not uncommon if you play social VR experiences to find many kids together with you in the same virtual world.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

But hey, let me play this game anyway, so here you are my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 based on the trends and the anticipations that we had at the end of 2020! Also, the awareness has grown , because every gamer knew about Alyx, and so about virtual reality.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

So, here you are how I envision this 2020 in virtual reality! (I’ll PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. Too many people still don’t understand the potential of virtual reality.

Virtual Reality Online games

VRGames

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Virtual Reality and Team Building: An Outlook

ARPost

These days, most folks have experienced virtual reality in some shape or form: it could be a Google cardboard, VR kiosk at a local mall, or an at-home VR headset from HTC or Oculus. As a medium, VR enables humans to interact with each other in a virtual environment.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. Virtual Reality in 2018 has not performed that awesomely good : in my opinion, it has just laid the foundations for the success that will come in the upcoming years. This has been the year of the disbelief in virtual reality.

Online Meme Becomes (Virtual) Reality With ‘Banana For Scale’ Game

UploadVR

Now, 15 years later, the joke has been taken so far that it now exists as its own fully-fledged VR game where you use virtual bananas to measure virtual objects… for scale?

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

The Ghost Howls

We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. Some days ago, the Chinese government has released a document that states how China really wants to commit to VR , how wants the ecosystem to grow well and fast and how also wants to lead the world for what concerns virtual reality. It can also be an opportunity to get to know what each country should try obtaining in the next years for what concerns virtual reality.

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2021 Burning Man: A Virtual Reality Experience Is Coming Your Way

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However, this year, Burners can enjoy a virtual reality experience from the comfort of their own home. The virtual festivities will begin on August 22, while the Burn Week Global Live Streams will run from August 29 through September 7. Virtual Burn: A Virtual Reality Experience.

IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016

VRCircle

But Virtual Reality can be better, period. The Starbreeze VR headset, built by ACER, expands on the 100-110 degree FOV from the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to a full 210-degree field of view. The resulting screen door effect from my experience is similar to the existing headsets from Oculus and HTC, albeit over a much wider field of view. IMAX screens are big, very big.

What is Virtual Reality?

VRCircle

I first had to update to their new version and during the App feature preview noted they have a default Virtual Reality section. Upon installation of the new app, I excitedly selected the Virtual Reality section. This view of VR could be for many, their first introduction to "Virtual Reality." However, this is NOT Virtual Reality. So what is Virtual Reality or VR?

Distorting Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

To complement the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

The game took over 8,800 working hours to create and boasts the largest animated virtual cast of characters ever based on real people inside a single VR experience Click To Tweet. Immersive VR Education was founded by husband-wife team – David (CEO) and Sandra (COO) Whelan in 2014, where they proceeded to create a virtual learning platform called ENGAGE for universities and corporate educators. The post Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality appeared first on Tech Trends.

XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

The Ghost Howls

Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. Having a tour inside VRgineers, that is a startup that is trying to develop almost all the main parts of its headset , made me understand how creating a Virtual Reality headset is incredibly difficult. The post XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

Virtual Reality Peripherals

VRCircle

After years in development and constant reassurances that no, really, it's going to happen , virtual reality is finally becoming a practical reality. The Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are now available, and PlayStation VR finally has a release date set for October of this year, and the public will finally get to see that VR isn't just an elaborate prank by the tech industry. Source: VIRTUAL REALITY PERIPHERALS TO CHECK OUT.

Augmented, virtual reality see uptake during pandemic

Hypergrid Business

Virtual Reality health simulation with Arch Virtual. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ). The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, experts say, especially in retail, education and health.

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018. The results of the comparison were basically two: Augmented Reality has not moved in the graph; Virtual Reality has disappeared. Virtual Reality, instead, was going towards the right part of the graph in 2017 and this year it has disappeared. Virtual Reality has many applications in which it is already useful.

Facebook Starts Advertising In Virtual Reality

Upload VR

Facebook is beginning to test advertising in virtual reality. This isn’t the first platform-level VR ads service – HTC launched Vive Ads for Viveport back in 2017 , though given Viveport’s limited reach we don’t know which, if any, apps actually used it.

HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut

VRScout

You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. When it’s finally your turn, an escort ushers you into a room with more staff, having you don a HTC Vive and asking if you prefer a female or male host for your trip — they are insistent you make a choice. It leverages Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is built to run natively on HTC’s Vive headset system.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

Comparison of the speakers solutions in the Oculus Quest (left) and HTC Vive Focus Plus (right). Configuring the Wi-fi is really easy using your smartphone and you don’t have to type the password with an annoying virtual keyboard. Some other features are being prohibited and it is a news of today that Oculus has prohibited the streaming feature of SteamVR games to the Quest inside Virtual Desktop. Strangely, it is even more expensive than HTC’s standalone.

Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai

VRScout

Mission 828 is an interactive HTC Vive experience delivered in specially designed pods, which also add multi-sensory elements like spatial audio and simulated wind. The sheer drop is horrendously realistic, specially given the fact you’ve been looking at the real thing out the windows before entering that virtual environment. The post Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai appeared first on VRScout. News Dubai HTC Vive Shopping Theme Parks

Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process

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Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. There are several reasons for the spread of virtual reality technology in education: Reduced price of technical equipment. Sponsored content.

Wake Up in Virtual Reality

VRCircle

Black Cell is a small independent team from Austria, venturing into the new and exciting world of Virtual Reality and decided that shooting someone is perhaps overdone. Demo HTC HTC Vive Steam SteamVR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Games VR NewsMost games released these days involve one or more of the following.

HTC Vive Cosmos, Pro Headsets Discounted In UK Sale

Upload VR

HTC is discounting its Vive headset range in the UK this week, as part of a back to school promotional sale. The discounts, available online through HTC in the UK , are fairly hefty and bring the price down on some of HTC’s older PC VR headsets.

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Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality

VRScout

Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive. Thanks to virtual reality, that same sense of awareness and connection is available to all of us. The post Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. News Google VR HTC Vive TravelIf you have access to a Vive, try Google Earth VR for yourself before reading any further. It’s free.

Yaw2 Ushers in the Next Generation of Virtual Reality Gaming

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Yaw VR is taking virtual reality gaming to a whole new level with its next-generation motion simulator—Yaw2. Next-Generation Virtual Reality Gaming. Yaw2 gives gamers realistic virtual reality experiences without sacrificing comfort.

Editorial: Why Half-Life: Alyx could be very important for Virtual Reality

The Ghost Howls

And since the game is in VR only, everyone reading a tech magazine, or taking part in a gaming community today is reading about a virtual reality game. The gaming community is gaining awareness of virtual reality, and of its importance. This enables a lot of new possibilities in virtual reality games. We need Oculus, Valve, HTC and all the others to compete and offer always a better VR. virtual reality half life valve vr

Art, Fear, and Virtual Reality

VRScout

So tonight we’re teaming up with some of our most creative friends in LA to celebrate art, fear, and virtual reality at the VRScout Haunted Mansion. HTC Vive Horror Experiences. We’re showcasing seven terrifying room-scale experience for the HTC Vive: The Abbot’s Book, by Blackthorn Media. The post Art, Fear, and Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. It’s scary to put yourself out there.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

VRScout

Spider-Man: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, leading up to the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. – and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures in a statement. “It’s It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.”.

Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

The Ghost Howls

In various comments he has written, he has highlighted his expertise regarding comfort and ergonomics of virtual reality headsets and how these characteristics are important to: ensure the correct presentation of the virtual world to the user by ensuring optimum optical alignment; ensure the headset does not interfere with immersion by causing discomfort, even for longer duration sessions. Three different models of HTC Vive, three different form factors (Image by Rob Cole).

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

UploadVR

Valve continues to push input forward with the Knuckles controllers — while also building its own VR games — but partner HTC is charging a premium to get wireless VR or large-scale tracking with a PC in 2018. The future of PC-powered VR may depend on the answer to those questions, because the high price (and installation involved) in getting an HTC Vive setup and wireless in 2018 is keeping VR away from many would-be buyers.

Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

Road to VR

At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality. ” SteamVR and HTC Vive on Mac OS. The post Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Teases First Look At Vive Flow With New Video

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HTC’s latest teaser for the expected Vive Flow reveal later this week gives us our first look at the actual product itself. HTC Vive Flow Teaser Trailer. HTC began teasing an event with the tagline ‘Go with the Flow’ last week.

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What’s worth playing in virtual reality?

Steki Amusement

This movie tells us that no matter how bad you are in real life, you can still be a hero in the VR game world of virtual reality. Playable on: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR. Playable on: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows MR. Can VR be good exercise?

The 2016 Virtual Reality Headset Shopping Guide

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Buying a virtual reality headset in 2016 is difficult, especially if you haven’t gotten hands-on time with the various systems. Unfortunately, if someone on your list has expressed interest in virtual reality, it is unlikely these kinds of headsets are going to blow them away. Here’s our guide to picking the right virtual reality headset this holiday. So all in all a full virtual reality system from Sony costs around $800.

HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs

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HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions.

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Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize The Courtroom

VRCircle

VR technology is now emerging that could enable the CSI investigators to capture and relay a much more immersive and representative picture of crime scenes, using 3D imaging, panoramic videography, robotics and virtual reality. Researchers at Staffordshire University in the UK, led by Caroline Sturdy Colls, used green screens, video game software and the latest virtual reality headsets (such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) to reproduce virtual crime scenes digitally.