Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter


With 34 days left to go in the campaign, Yaw VR’s next-gen motion simulator/smart chair, the Yaw2, this week reached over $1M in funding on Kickstarter, absolutely demolishing its original goal of $100,000.

VR Go-Kart Rig Features Haptic Feedback And Wind Simulation


CXC’s haptic rig simulates “the violence, the vibration, the physical effort” of a real race. Earlier this week, the company revealed the latest addition to its lineup, a full-motion kart racing simulator complete with vibrating haptics and realistic wind simulation.

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VR Experience Simulates The Feeling Of LSD & Mushrooms


The post VR Experience Simulates The Feeling Of LSD & Mushrooms appeared first on VRScout. Could virtual psychedelics have a positive impact on our mental health?

VR Simulator Lets You Experience Life As A Dolphin And Shark


Help protect the ocean while exploring a growing catalog of marine species in this VR ocean simulator. The post VR Simulator Lets You Experience Life As A Dolphin And Shark appeared first on VRScout.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

VR Simulation Allows Police To Train Using Real Tasers


Axon, a weapons technology company based out of Arizona, today launched a new VR simulation designed to train law enforcement officers in de-escalation tactics by immersing them in realistic scenarios they may face out in the field.

Reality Might Be a Simulation, Scientists Think It’s Possible to Find out for Sure

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If you’re interested in VR, you’ve probably thought at least once or twice about the simulation hypothesis—the idea that we might actually already be living in a virtual reality world. Several papers have hypothesized ways of actually testing if our reality is a simulation.

Are Human-Powered Motion Simulators The Future Of VR?


A new VR motion simulator from a company called Kinerse is making waves online thanks to its human-powered design that removes the need for external power. Human powered motion simulator, an affordable and open source way to feel the motion in racing games. Sometimes, less is more.

‘Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures’ Looks Like ‘Elite Dangerous’ Meets ‘Job Simulator’, Gameplay Here

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This essentially turns your cockpit into more of a flying, room-scale Job Simulator that has you actively managing so your systems are always topped up whilst you dish out your best against enemy combatants.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. Dacquin mentions that “as virtual reality continues to evolve, Microsoft Flight Simulator will continue to evolve too.”

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Thief Simulator Is A VR Game That Teaches You How To Steal


VR technology can be used to simulate a wide range of scenarios. Such is the case with Thief Simulator VR – Greenview Street , a VR experience for the Meta Quest that puts you in the shoes of a minor burglar and tasks you with ransacking a sleepy neighborhood while avoiding detection.

‘Horror Bar VR’ Is A Grotesque Zombie Bar Simulator Perfect For Halloween


This also happens to be the premise for Horror Bar VR , and brand new zombie bar simulator that has you playing bartender to an endless number of terrifying undead patrons. Developed by VR Factory, Horror Bar VR launches on the heels of Bar Simulator VR , a realistic VR bartending course.

NASA Needs Your Help Building A VR Mars Simulator


Earn money helping NASA build a next-gen simulator for researchers and astronauts. Built using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, the Mars XR Operations Support System is a virtual environment developed by NASA in collaboration with Buendea that simulates life on the planet Mars.

Researchers Use Menthol To Simulate Cold Weather In VR


Researchers based out of the Human Computer Integration Lab at the University of Chicago’s Computer Science Department are working on a new form of haptic feedback technology that uses specific chemicals to simulate various sensations in VR, from heat and cold to numbness, stinging, and tingling.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) features PC VR headset support, although it’s notably missing the ability to use VR motion controllers. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

Best Forklift Operator Is The VR Simulator We Need Right Now


At last, a VR forklift simulator that’s worth playing. Available in Early Access on Steam in 2022, the VR simulator promises to immerse you in a variety of realistic warehouses and yards where you’ll be tasked with moving various goods. News PC VR VR Games VR simulation

Thief Simulator VR Headed To Quest Soon

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VR stealth game Thief Simulator VR is coming to Meta Quest (formerly Oculus Quest) soon. A port of the game has appeared in the Coming Soon section of the Quest store and is named Thief Simulator VR – Greenview Street. Thief Simulator VR Confirmed For Quest.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Update 5 to Bring VR Performance Improvements

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) includes support for SteamVR headsets, however playing via VR requires some of the most modern (and consequently least available) PC components due to its demanding spec requirement. News Bits VR Game flight sim Microsoft flight simulator vr flight sim

Yaw2 Motion Simulator Chair Attracts $1M in First Week on Kickstarter

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In its initial Kickstarter campaign back in 2018, the original Yaw motion simulator chair was one of the first out of the gate to promise a compact, 3DOF motion simulator chair for VR and traditional monitors. Project Cars 2, MS Flight Simulator, and Fly Inside to name a few.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch


Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Microsoft Flight Simulator launches August 18th on Windows PC.

‘Thief Simulator VR’ Launches Out of Early Access Tomorrow, Trailer Here

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After a year in Steam Early Access, Thief Simulator VR is officially slated to launch tomorrow, November 5th. Developed by GameBoom VR and published by PlayGames, a prolific publisher of simulator genre titles, Thief Simulator VR is set to launch its 1.0

Everything we know about Goat Simulator 3

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If you're ready for the most extensive goat simulator ever made, here's everything we know about Goat Simulator 3. Gaming Guides Goat Simulator Goat Simulator 3 physics game simulation video game upcoming gamesDon't worry, you didn't miss the sequel.

Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations


When it comes to simulating movement in VR, you have two primary options: teleportation or free locomotion. According to a recently published paper, Japanese researchers have come up with yet another method for VR locomotion that uses foot vibrations to simulate movement, even while seated.

‘Spacefolk City’ is a Funky City Simulator Coming to Quest & PC VR This Fall

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Spacefolk City is a city building simulator for Quest and PC VR that aims to get you plonking down a dense city landscape in free-floating space. “There are very few casual, accessible city simulators in VR at the moment,” Moon Mode says.

“Rock Life: The Rock Simulator” review: What the VR community asked for is here

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The game is called “Rock Life: The Rock Simulator” and it promises to be a little revolution both for VR and for pancake gaming. In “Rock Life: The Rock Simulator”, you play as a rock. The Rock Simulator has also problems with game input.

VR Gladiator Simulator ‘GORN’ Now Available On Oculus Quest


Originally released on PC VR headsets back in 2017, Free Lives’ over-the-top gladiator simulator pits you against wave after wave of wobbly muscle men in a blood-soaked free-for-all using a variety of brutal melee weapons, from axes and nunchucks to throwing knives and war hammers.

Track & Hunt Big Trophy Animals In This VR Hunting Simulator


The post Track & Hunt Big Trophy Animals In This VR Hunting Simulator appeared first on VRScout. Explore an open hunting ground filled with various wildlife using a variety of real-world weapons and essential equipment.

New ‘Vacation Simulator’ Destinations, Launch Date Announced


Ever since our brief interaction with Vacation Simulator during last years Tribeca Film Festival, we’ve been clawing at the chance to get our hands on the endlessly-charming follow-up to Owlchemy Labs 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. According to Owlchemy’s latest ‘Destination Reveal’ trailer however, it appears as though we’ll be exploring much more than a sun-soaked beach during our virtual R & R simulation. .

‘Beat Saber’ & ‘Job Simulator’ Are PSVR’s Most Downloaded Games of The Year… Again

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And it comes as no surprise that long-reigning platform champs Beat Saber (2018) and Job Simulator (2016) have again clinched the top two spots as the most-downloaded games for PSVR in 2021. Job Simulator. Job Simulator.

‘Job Simulator’ & ‘Vacation Simulator’ Are Both Coming to Oculus Quest

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To our surprise, not only did we see that Vacation Simulator was prominently featured, but we also caught a glimpse of the long-standing success Job Simulator (2016) too. Owlchemy Labs confirmed with Road to VR that Job Simulator will indeed be a launch title for Quest. We went hands-on with Vacation Simulator at last year’s GDC, and it proved to be a more expansive game that has refined many of the interactions introduced in Job Simulator.

‘Vacation Simulator’ Launches Today on PSVR

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Job Simulator (2016), the popular simulator parody game from Owlchemy Labs, served up a sequel on PC VR headsets back in April—its more laid-back cousin Vacation Simulator (2019). In case you haven’t heard, Vacation Simulator is a bit different from its whimsical, career-minded predecessor. If you’re looking for an in-depth look at Vacation Simulator, check out our (spoiler free) review and find out why we gave it an extremely solid [8.8/10].

This Motion Simulator Lets You ‘Walk’ In VR While Sitting IRL


SitWalk is a new VR motion simulator from VR hardware and software company Mr. Art Digital Technology that allows you to move naturally throughout the virtual world from a seated position. A VR motion sim designed for gaming, multimedia entertainment, and workplace productivity.

Car Mechanic Simulator VR Now Available For Quest 2

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Another surprise launch is here just before for the weekend — Car Mechanic Simulator VR is now available for Quest 2. Car Mechanic Simulator VR released last year for PC VR on Steam with mixed reviews as of this writing.

Top Gun Comes To VR In Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Expansion

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A free expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings the Top Gun experience to VR with new missions, challenges and aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC and Xbox, with optional VR support for the former.

Creators Of ‘Job Simulator’ Announce Follow-Up ‘Vacation Simulator’


Austin, Texas-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs struck gold with their 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. Now, two years later, Owlchemy Labs is back with Vacation Simulator , a brand new VR “simulation” that kicks players out of the office and onto the beach for an afternoon of virtual fun in the sun. True to its predecessor, Vacation Simulator is chock full of secrets and was clearly crafted with love.