E3 Roundup Day 0: Top 5 Most Important Announcements

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Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development. Yesterday Razer announced a $5 million OSVR development fund which the company will use to incentivize support of its open-source VR platform.

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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Razer/OSVR. See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China. While landing just outside the ‘big three’ Razer’s open-source VR initiative, OSVR , has been chugging alongside the major players at most gaming and VR events.

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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.

Hands-On With Zero Latency’s Team Shooter Sol Raiders

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This was my first time testing an OSVR headset since E3 2016 when Razer put me inside an experience without positional tracking. Zero Latency is working on a second generation hardware platform based around Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Based in Germany, ThyssenKrupp is a European national conglomerate that just announced a partnership with the Microsoft Hololens. RAZER: ZVENTURES VC FUND – Starting as a hardware company and evolving into a software company as well, Razer is now also growing into an investing company.

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Can The Best of Intel, Skylake-R Skull Canyon PC Run VR?

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And this system, configured “as is” – costs as much as one of those “AMD announces, but you can’t actually buy” CyberPower $499 VR Ready computers paired with an Microsoft Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4.

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Vrui on Oculus Rift DK2

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You can install external 6-DOF tracked devices such as Razer Hydra controllers for an improved 3D user interface, or connect joysticks or gamepads. Or you can set up a mixed-reality capture system using a 3D camera like a Microsoft Kinect.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR. Microsoft Hololens kits are shipping to developers, but are not priced for consumers yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle. We wanted to provide an open alternative to walled-garden, single-device approaches. It turns out that others share this vision. We saw exponential growth in participation in OSVR.