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 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 Acquires THX To “play a leadership role” in VR Audio

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Here’s an acquisition we’d have never seen coming; gaming peripheral maker and OSVR leader Razer has this week acquired THX. Razer has acquired the “majority” of the company’s assets, a press release states , though no financial details have been revealed.

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Razer Announces OSVR HDK 2 VR Headset

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Razer and Sensics, co-founders and organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), the largest open source virtual reality consortium in the world, today unveiled the latest Hacker Development Kit, the HDK 2. Says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR Lead, Razer.

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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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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

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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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

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.

How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

OSVR HDK Owners Can Now Upgrade to HDK 2

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Last month, in partnership with Razer , Sensics launched the OSVR HDK 2 , the second version of the popular OSVR HDK.

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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 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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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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Hands-on: New GTX 10-Series Equipped Notebooks Put Desktop VR Performance in a Portable Package

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The Razer Blade laptop was the most portable, with what appeared to be a similar chassis to the existing 970M-equipped model, now upgraded to a GTX 1060, followed closely by the MSI GS43, which was a similar spec 14” model. Nvidia’s rollout of Pascal technology continues at a relentless pace.

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

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

OSVR Announces $5 Million Developer Fund

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Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), the largest open source virtual reality consortium in the world, today announced the OSVR Developer Fund—a content accelerator program led by Razer that avails $5 million to the developer community.

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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.

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

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Those who have been following the modern VR era since the beginning may recall the original HLVR mod launched in 2013 that was well ahead of it’s time, offering motion-controller input via the Razer Hydra, literally years before Oculus or Valve would announce their own VR controllers.

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

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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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Sounds Good: Valve Acquires 3D Audio Company Impulsonic

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Impulsonic had previously signed up to Razer’s open virtual reality ecosystem, OSVR. The HTC Vive is finally getting integrated headphones later this year, and co-creator Valve’s latest acquisition could help you get the most out of them.

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‘Dota 2? Releases Social Spectator Mode ‘VR Hub’

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If you’re dying to get in on the action and you don’t have a Vive though, YouTuber RealityCheckVR has published two great how-to guided on how to emulate SteamVR controllers using both Leap Motion and Razer Hydra.

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Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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Beyond that, they’re bringing over the same gear including Razer’s OSVR HDK 2.0 As often stated, you have to experience VR to truly believe.

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

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also brings native support for the Razer backed Open Source Virtual Reality ( OSVR ) platform, as well as the recently unveiled Google VR ‘Daydream’ initiative , bringing UE4 bang to date with current and future VR systems.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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Razer – OSVR. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

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.

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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.

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

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At the time they were showing their ‘Reactive Grip’ haptic technology attached to a hacked up Razer Hydra (a popular VR motion controller in those early days, long before the likes of Vive controllers and Oculus Touch).

Inside Zero Latency’s Las Vegas VR Arena At The MGM Grand

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Players stay in contact with each other through Razer headphones and are outfitted with Razer OSVR HDK2 virtual reality headsets while wearing a military-grade backpack containing a high-performance Alienware laptop computer. Melbourne, Australia-based VR company Zero Latency has partnered with the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to launch its latest eight-player virtual reality gaming location in the U.S.

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.

OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR. OSVR is an open source software platform and VR headset. Our goal is to provide an open alternative to walled-garden, single-device approaches. Guest Article by Yuval Boger.