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).

Virtual Virtual Reality 2 First Impressions

The Ghost Howls

I got a review copy of Virtual Virtual Reality 2 by Tender Claws and since I’ve played some time with it, l et me tell you my first impressions on this game! Virtual Virtual Reality 2. Virtual Virtual Reality trailer.

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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.

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).

Virtual Virtual Reality 2 Announced For Meta Quest 2 & PC VR

VRScout

Developer Tender Claws ( The Under Presents ) today announced that an official sequel for its mind-bending VR game Virtual Virtual Reality is coming soon to the Meta Quest 2, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR. News Meta Quest 2 Oculus Quest 2 Oculus Rift PC VR VR Games

Virtual Reality and Team Building: An Outlook

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Virtual Reality Online games

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YC and a16z back virtual reality basketball app Gym Class

TechCrunch

Earlier this week I sat down with the folks at basketball virtual reality app Gym Class , which just closed an $8 million seed round from Andreessen Horowitz. Despite Zuckerberg & Co.

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Documentary Films?

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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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

The outlook is getting more complicated for Meta’s virtual reality dreams

TechCrunch VR

For an industry that rarely has major news anymore, this was an awfully big week for virtual reality. billion of loss (spend) for Meta’s Reality Labs in Q2. Meta is raising the price of Quest 2 virtual reality headsets by $100.

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. virtual reality comfort design ergonomics vr

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.

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.

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.”.

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).

Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance

VRScout

Oculus is privately showing select VR works at the Oculus House ( 201 Heber Ave ). 1:00pm – Your Next Steps in Virtual Reality ( 500 Main St ). The post Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance appeared first on VRScout. 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks of this week and it won’t be without VR.

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.

Not-So-Virtual Reality

VRGames

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

Community Download: What Does Oculus Touch Mean for Virtual Reality?

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Two days until Oculus begins delivering its Touch controllers to ravenous fans around the world, that is, if you haven’t gotten yours already by accident. These controllers will be enabling new games, new experiences, and an entirely new way to enjoy VR for Oculus Rift users. And so, our question to you on the precipice of launch day is this: what does Oculus Touch mean for the VR industry as a whole? Discussion community download discussion oculus oculus touch touch

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.

Facebook finally made a good virtual reality app

TechCrunch VR

Facebook’s journey toward making virtual reality a thing has been long and circuitous, but despite mixed success in finding a wide audience for VR, they have managed to build some very nice hardware along the way.