Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development

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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 Acquires THX

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Last year, THX named a new CEO, Ty Ahmad-Taylor with the goal of preparing the company for sale, which took approximately a year to get the company in Razer’s hands. The story of Razer needs no introduction. ” said Min-Liang Tan, Founder and CEO of Razer.

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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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New Razer Blade Laptop Is Sleek, Ready For VR And Starts At $3,700

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Today, however, a new VR ready laptop is being announced by Razer that will allow you to move more freely while still enjoying high-quality VR. The Razer Blade is a thin, stylish VR ready laptop. The Razer Blade is available today for $3,700 – $4,500, depending on options.

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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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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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OSVR HDK2 Is More Like Rift DK1 Than CV1

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I want very much to believe in the vision of Razer-backed Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), and a lot of early enthusiasts do too. Development osvr RazerOSVR The post OSVR HDK2 Is More Like Rift DK1 Than CV1 appeared first on UploadVR.

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OSVR HDK 2 Bumps Up the Resolution to Match Rift and Vive

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Not wanting to be left out of the E3 conversation, Razer has today announced the new iteration of its VR headset for the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem, the Hacker Dev Kit 2 (HDK 2). hardware VR Headsets HDK 2 osvr OSVR Developer Fund OSVR HDK 2 Razer

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OSVR’s HDK2 Demo Reminds Us of the Importance of “Good VR”

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I want very much to believe in the vision of Razer-backed Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), and a lot of early enthusiasts do too. Development osvr RazerOSVR The post OSVR’s HDK2 Demo Reminds Us of the Importance of “Good VR” appeared first on UploadVR.

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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.

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OSVR Launches Pre-orders for HDK 2 VR Headset, Begins Shipping July 29

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See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China. ” Razer says that initial sales of the headset will only be available in the US & EU, but should see wider availability in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few weeks.

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OSVR Launches Pre-orders for HDK 2 VR Headset, Begins Shipping July 29

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See Also: Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China. ” Razer says that initial sales of the headset will only be available in the US & EU, but should see wider availability in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few weeks.

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Review OSVR HDK2

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from Razer. The result was somewhat disappointing, so Razer assisted to show me their latest model. Razer helped me out of that illusion. Razer has chosen a dual lens system. Razer want the user and the developer to be free in their choice.

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VR Fitness vs. the Gym

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Razer OSVR Open-Source Virtual Reality for Gaming” by Maurizio Pesce is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Razer OSRFitness Gym Getting StartedEverybody wants to be fit. The problem is most of us fail to keep up with regular exercise. If that is the case, then what is preventing people from hitting the gym and exercising regularly? The answer is simple. It’s the boredom caused by the repetitive work that is keeping people away from the gym.

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.

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.

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.

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Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M.

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Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M Series A & Razer Creates $30M Fund To Invest In Games, Tech, and VR InstaVR , a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, closed a $2M series A equity funding round.

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Valve adds support for OSVR to Steam

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Valve added support for the Open Source Virtual Reality headset from Razer. The OSVR has been announced by Razer in 2015, along with a first development kit with full-HD screen. The goal that Razer has in mind platform is to create an open standard so manufacturers can develop freely.

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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.

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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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THX Is Bringing ‘Personal’ 3D Audio for Virtual Reality to Mobile

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That’s partly why video gaming brand Razer acquired THX , an audiovisual certifying company founded by George Lucas in 1983 that’s expanding into the growing VR market. Although THX will operate as a “ lean-startup ” separate from its new parent company, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said he’s “excited” for THX’s ambitions to bring an improved 3D audio standard to VR.

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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OSVR is Offering a 20% Discount on the HDK 2 for Students and Developers

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Launched through a collaboration between Razer and Sensics, the OSVR initiative has gained support from the likes of Intel, Nvidia, and Valve, as well as some traction within the game developer community, with over 300 games listed as supported on Steam.

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Nvidia Pascal-powered laptops are blowing my mindA few weeks.

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The company already unleashed the GTX Titan X, 1080, 1070, and 1060 in their desktop formats , but now manufacturers like MSI, Asus, and Razer are building the mobile versions of those chips into their gaming notebooks.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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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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OSVR Unveils Open Source Dual Display Headset for VR

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On Monday, Razer and Sensics, co-founders and organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), rolled out the red carpet for the gran. The post OSVR Unveils Open Source Dual Display Headset for VR appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology OSVR

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GIANT MONSTER – Chronos with the Oculus Rift CV1!

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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! I decided to play a little more Chronos on my Oculus Rift CV1 today. 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! And like I always say, I’ll see you in another reality!

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10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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Starting as a hardware company and evolving into a software company as well, Razer is now also growing into an investing company. Over the last year, almost $2.5B has been invested in the VR/AR industry according to Digi-Capital.

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

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See Also: Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development. OSVR is today launching the HDK 2, the latest in the organization’s series of ‘Hacker Development Kit’ VR headsets. The new HDK 2 will be nearly identical to the prior most recent HDK 1.4,

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VR Coaster and Sensics to Create All-in-one VR Headset for Theme Parks

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Sensics, a co-founder of Razer’s OSVR initiative which produced the HDK headset , has already released an enterprise-facing PC VR headset using the same ‘split’ design concept described in RideVR, a device intended for room-scale VR experiences.

The Adventure Begins – Vivecraft Episode 1

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

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

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THX Creates Audio Chip Positioned for VR Claimed to “best every other amplifier product in the marketplace”

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The company was recently acquired by gaming lifestyle company Razer (who is a founder of the OSVR initiative ).

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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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OSVR Will Offer HDK 2 Display Upgrade for Older Headsets

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See Also: Razer Earmarks $5 Million to Encourage OSVR Content Development. OSVR’s newly announced HDK 2 packs a new display which brings a significant improvement in resolution and performance.

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ALICE VR - Now on Steam Greenlight

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You can also expect Razer OSVR support in the future. We featured Alice VR in a post back in December last year. Now the VR adventure game from Carbon Studio is now on Steam Greenlight where you can vote to help Alice VR be listed on Steam.

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

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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

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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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