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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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?

VRWorld

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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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. Oculus Touch Launch Lineup Will Top 30 Games, ‘Oculus Medium’ Bundled.

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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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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.

GIANT MONSTER – Chronos with the Oculus Rift CV1!

VR Bites

I decided to play a little more Chronos on my Oculus Rift CV1 today. 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! Hope you guys enjoy! My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos! VR is here, and I’m coming right along with it. So, I hope you’ll join me on my adventure into VR!

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DOOM IN VR – Doom (2016) with the Oculus Rift CV1!

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Here you go guys, DOOM 2016 IN VR WITH THE OCULUS RIFT! 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! Mann I was SO excited to do this video as soon as I saw the profile on VorpX! My name is Austin Hooper , and I make virtual reality gaming videos!

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Khronos Announces an Open VR Standard Initiative

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“Virtual Reality’s success is dependent on a large thriving market of hardware where casual and professional consumers alike can take their pick without worry of fragmentation and incompatibility,” said Christopher Mitchell, OSVR business lead, Razer.

How To Play SteamVR Vive Games With Oculus Touch and Rift

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How well do the Oculus Touch controllers work with SteamVR apps that are only designed with Vive in mind? Of those 800, all of them support the HTC Vive officially, whereas only 180 support the Oculus Rift. Tagged with: oculus , steam , SteamVR , touch , valve , Vive.

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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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Vrui on Oculus Rift DK2

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Figure 1: Using an Oculus Rift DK2 headset with a pair of Vive controllers — because why not? or newer , and the last released Linux version of Oculus’ run-time/SDK, 0.5.0.1-beta (if you can’t find that run-time for download anywhere, look below).

Valve adds support for OSVR to Steam

VR Bites

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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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. In addition to the Rift, the FakeVive hack also makes Google Earth VR work with the Touch controllers, and even the older Razer Hydra controllers.

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New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 01/08/17

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The sluggish start to the new year rolls into week two of releases for the Oculus Rift. Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions! Cube Razer, from Trucker VR.

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DARK SOULS 3 IN VR – Dark Souls 3 First Person mod with the Oculus Rift!

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Who said Dark Souls 3 in VR with a first person mod with the Oculus Rift was a bad idea? 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! Nobody? Oh, ok. But still, this probably wasn’t the best of ideas, even if it was insanely cool. Wonder if I’m actually the first person to beat a boss in VR in first person in Dark Souls 3.

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ALICE VR - Now on Steam Greenlight

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Frequently Asked Questions: Do I need Oculus Rift to play ALICE VR? The requirements will be higher if you want to play the game with Oculus Rift, but still lower than Oculus' recommended specs. Do you plan Oculus Touch support?

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THE WITCHER 3 IN FIRST PERSON IN VR

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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! Pretty much what the title says there. Got Witcher 3 working in VR with the first person mod. Pretty cool!

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

Road to VR

at GDC in March, Epic Senior Designer Nick Donaldson schooled us on some of the intricacies of Unreal’s new VR Editor, modifying a pre-built demo scene using the Oculus Rift and Touch controller in the Epic booth at GDC.

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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. Oculus. See Also: Hands-on – Oculus Touch 2016 Prototype Brings Refinements to an Already Elegant Design.

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Cloudhead Games – Lessons Learned From Five Years of VR Locomotion Experiments

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Fall 2013, Oculus DK1 + Razer Hydra. My journey into VR locomotion began with the sunsetting Razer Hydra in late 2013. Spring 2014, Oculus DKHD + Razer Hydra. The Oculus Rift, for all intents and purposes, was a seated experience.

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

VRWorld

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

Road to VR

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.

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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‘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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The Adventure Begins – Vivecraft Episode 1

VR Bites

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! All within the HTC Vive using the Vivecraft mod! My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos!

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

The Ghost Howls

This doesn’t look like Oculus Quest” and in the text puts a link to an Imgur album with 4 photos featuring various half-assembled VR headsets. Razer Hypersense is a technology to deliver haptic feedback to your ears based on audio cues of the game you’re playing.

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

Road to VR

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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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. Image courtesy Oculus.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

As it turns out, heavy Oculus Rift usage is linked to increased dream lucidity ; the more time people spent in virtual environments, the higher their ability to dream lucidly.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

Road to VR

From the advent of the Oculus Rift in 2012, we saw Oculus attend the show for the first time in 2013 to show off their pre-production Rift headset prototype ahead of the DK1 launch, following their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype.

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

AllThingsVR

There is some evidence online that some Oculus Rift users may be downloading these free, Steam-exclusive titles, hacking together a control solution by using Razer’s Hydra motion-sensing controllers to act as stand-ins for the Vive’s Lighthouse controllers.

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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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Tactical Haptics Raises $2.2 Million to Build Haptic VR Controller Dev Kit

Road to VR

The company was among just five or so companies exhibiting anything related to VR back at GDC 2013 (the first year Oculus attended the show).

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How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

The Ghost Howls

And that’s ok, it is still a new technology and it has already made big steps forward (I remember all the computer crashes I had at the Oculus DK 2 times!), This reminded me that I had a similar issue when playing some SteamVR experiences with my Oculus Rift. Razer Synapse.

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

Road to VR

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

Road to VR

Earlier work include this high voltage switching experience built for the Oculus Rift DK2 and Razer Hydra motion controllers (see above).