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. ” VR shouldn’t be used by children… Health and safety warning of the Oculus Rift DevKits (Image from Oculus Forums).

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 Me wearing the Oculus Quest. PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. Image by Oculus).

Stanford Now Offers A Class Held Entirely In Virtual Reality Using Quest 2

Upload VR

Here’s a course description: Virtual Reality is becoming mainstream, with more than ten million systems being used in the United States alone. Each student will receive an Oculus Quest 2 headset, and the bulk of our learning will occur while immersed in VR.

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.

How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

The Ghost Howls

If I had to choose the most common question I’ve received in these 4 years on the blog, social media, and Quora, I would surely pick “How do I get started with virtual reality?” How I got started with virtual reality. Virtual events.

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?

Facebook Starts Advertising In Virtual Reality

Upload VR

Facebook is beginning to test advertising in virtual reality. Outside of that, this test doesn’t change how your Oculus data is processed or how it informs ads.” ” Oculus Quest 2 already sells at an unmatched all-in price of $299.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

The time for my Oculus Quest review has come. The Quest has a nice packaging , as all Oculus products. I really love opening Oculus products , since usually they are packaged really well, and the Quest is no exception. Oculus Quest box content (Image by Oculus). Front view of the Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest Right View. Top View of the Oculus Quest. It seems a bit the one of the Oculus Rift CV1. Zoom on the lenses of the Oculus Quest.

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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Is Virtual Reality the Future of Documentary Films?

ARPost

Is virtual reality a tool for social change? Why Virtual Reality? See Also: Virtual Reality Documentary Tells the Story of the Band That Changed History in Eastern Europe. How Virtual Reality Documentaries Are Highlighting Social Issues.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

ARPost

What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ? The immersive nature of virtual reality makes the often dull world of finance more compelling for people. See Also: Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Financial Industry.

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

ARPost

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.

The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

The Ghost Howls

The concept is very interesting, because it mixes theater with virtual reality. Aegis Wolf from the Neos dev team spent various minutes helping me in solving the issue s (damn Oculus Virtual Audio Device) and in explaining me how to interact with Neos menus.

5 Bizarre Virtual Reality Headsets

VRScout

Whether it be the 90’s or even the 21st century, these virtual reality monstrosities are the definition of ridiculous. Virtual reality is all too familiar with this phenomenon. Here are a few of the strangest virtual reality head-mounted displays we could find. Once again, the following headsets are/were ACTUAL functioning pieces of technology that an ACTUAL person signed-off on: THE VIRTUAL IO I-GLASSES. VIRTUAL BOY.

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.

Oculus' New Experimental API Blends Virtual Reality With Your Real-World Surroundings

GizModo VR

An update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality system will let developers incorporate real-life video from the VR headset’s sensors into their games to create “mixed reality experiences.”

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.

Is 2020 Virtual Reality’s Breakout Year?

ARPost

After decades of speculation, anticipation, hype, and disappointment, is 2020 virtual reality ’s breakout year? Virtual reality has inspired such fervent interest and debate partly because the fundamental building blocks of the technology have existed since the late 60s.

Not-So-Virtual Reality

VRGames

Meet up with Oculus Rift’s competitor… Click to tweet! link] Click to share to Facebook! source.

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

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.

This Robot Disarms Bombs Through Virtual Reality

VRScout

Virtual reality becomes the new worst enemy of bombs. Now, an operator can strap on an Oculus Rift headset and manipulate the 15-pound robot’s arms and graspers through the headset’s Oculus Touch controllers, WIRED reports. Taurus is now controllable via the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers. SRI International also intends to develop the feature for headsets other than the Oculus Rift.

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. Oculus Touch One you should be familiar with if you've heard of Oculus Rift before.

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.

Editorial: Virtual Reality Is Facebook’s Market To Lose

Upload VR

Below are some numbers to consider about the state of the consumer virtual reality market as of February 2021. 60: Number of apps for Facebook’s Oculus Quest earning $1 Million+ in revenue. 6: Number of apps for Facebook’s Oculus Quest earning $10 Million+ in revenue.

Virtex Stadium – the First “True” Virtual Reality Stadium for Esports Launches Soon

ARPost

Soon, you will not just watch a game from the outside, but be at the very heart of the action thanks to the soon-to-be-launched virtual reality stadium. They used their VR developing skills to create a new virtual world, where the user is not just a spectator, but a participant.

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

ARPost

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.

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

Tribe’s VR DJ school – now available on Oculus – does this by allowing anyone to learn to DJ and mix music using a virtual deck which mimics the setup used in nightclubs around the world. Wannabe DJs learn controls and techniques from virtual DJ mentors, and mix sets. “It’s VR removes these frictions and inefficiencies by enabling users to learn on virtual decks, in a fully interactive environment using 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) in the space around you.

10 Virtual Reality Trends to Look Out for in 2021 and Beyond

ARPost

Virtual reality has been used successfully for business applications for a while now. We are already witnessing the formation of VR trends that will define 2021 and the future of virtual reality as a whole. Advertising With Virtual Reality (VR Goes Native).

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

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday evening I came home at night after a long day at work and I opened my laptop to read (and share) some more news on the just-launched Oculus Link. The Oculus Link was not important anymore… it could wait. 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.

Facebook’s future may lie in Virtual Reality

VRCircle

Ever wondered what Facebook has in store after its acquisition of Oculus Rift in 2014? Last week during the Oculus Connect 3 Conference, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the future of Facebook messaging. Users can be in a virtual reality setting using the Oculus Rift Touch controllers to make their avatar emulate emotions such as being happy or sad. Augmented Reality Facebook Oculus Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR News

Yaw2 Ushers in the Next Generation of Virtual Reality Gaming

ARPost

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.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

UploadVR

Before I get into why that’s going to be the case, here’s an overview of where everything is for VR near the end of 2018: We’ve tested the “ Vive Wireless Adapter ” and Vive Pro powered by Intel’s WiGig technology, as well as the forthcoming Oculus Quest headset and its truly wireless “ Insight ” tracking system. ” Is The Next Oculus Rift Wireless? Facebook didn’t make its first true entry into that market in 2016 with Oculus Rift and its gamepad.