Balancing Player Control & Authorial Control with “Virtual Virtual Reality”

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Virtual Virtual Reality by studio Tender Claws is a Daydream-exclusive interactive story that won the best VR experience at the 2017 Google Play Awards VR , and it’s one of my personal favorite interactive narratives within VR. Danny Cannizzaro.

5 Bizarre Virtual Reality Headsets


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.

New Guinness World Record Set With 36 Continuous Hours in Virtual Reality

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A 36 hour VR session by Australian Jack McNee, of the YouTube Channel LPVR , has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records organization as the new record to beat for the “longest videogame marathon on a virtual reality game system.”

This Robot Disarms Bombs Through Virtual Reality


Virtual reality becomes the new worst enemy of bombs. Inside the headset, you’ll gaze through the robot’s magnifying lenses and see virtual icons that show what actions you can take with the Oculus Touch controllers.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality


– 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.”.

Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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SeaWorld Shifts Entertainment To Virtual Reality Coaster


Virtual reality of course. SeaWorld Orlando will be introducing Central Florida’s first virtual-reality roller coaster next summer, retrofitting their existing Kraken coaster with VR headsets that will have you traveling deep into the sea with mythical and prehistoric creatures.

HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut


You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. A virtual host explains there are “no rules” in Westworld and proceeds to hand you a gun.

IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016


But Virtual Reality can be better, period. The studio is currently working on John Wick VR with Lionsgate and Wevr and has already been demoing a Walking Dead experience which involves players sitting in a virtual wheelchair wielding a shotgun like controller.

Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance


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.

4 Virtual Reality Desktops For Vive and Rift Compared

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But if desktop productivity in VR is your main objective, you’ll want a virtual reality desktop that’s built around that task. Virtual Desktop. Feature Virtual Reality Software

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

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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

NSA Spies via Virtual Reality?


Mr. Taylor says that NSA has been communicating with him since 2006, and alleges that NSA personnel has threatened to kill him, insulted him, made racial remarks to him, and engaged in various nonconsensual sex acts with him via Virtual Reality.

What is Virtual Reality?


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. However, this is NOT Virtual Reality.

‘Tron’ Star Jeff Bridges Thinks ‘Tron 3’ Should be the “first virtual reality movie”

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Speaking on an Entertainment Weekly radio show to be aired on August 15th, actor Jeff Bridges, star of Tron (1982) and sequel Tron: Legacy (2010) , suggested that a third Tron feature should be “the first virtual reality movie.”

Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

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In a new Virtual Reality Industry Report, Greenlight Insights forecasts modest VR industry growth in the short term, growing into a major global content marketplace by 2021. What’s Inside the Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017.

Virtual Reality Peripherals


After years in development and constant reassurances that no, really, it's going to happen , virtual reality is finally becoming a practical reality. You can use it with all three of the major virtual reality headsets, and mobile VR support is coming soon.

‘President of Virtual Reality’ Plans to Create 300,000 VR Jobs


According to multiple market analysts , the virtual reality industry will grow into a business worth hundreds of billions of dollars by 2020, and we’ve already seen a massive uptick in VR developer jobs in recent years.

Facebook Launches React VR to Let Devs Extend the Web into Virtual Reality

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The dynamic nature of virtual reality art featuring Radiance VR

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Welcome to Virtual Reality Ad Units


The “cubemercial” ad places you within a giant virtual room—hence, the “cube” name—with content featured on each of its walls. The post Welcome to Virtual Reality Ad Units appeared first on VRScout. USA Today launches branded VR news show with a 360° video ad.

‘Virtual Reality Challenge’ Promises the.


Virtual Reality Challenge’ Promises the “largest VR-only Game Jam ever” Fellow virtual reality news outlet VRFocus has launched ‘Virtual Reality Challenge’ and has hopes for it to become the largest hackathon of its kind dedicated to virtual reality content.

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly


Among the many new technologies on the market, virtual reality offers plenty of possibilities for exploration as it can be used in different industries including senior care. They can either be connected directly to the wearable or wirelessly to render virtual reality images.

Virtual Reality Company Raises $23 Million


Los Angeles-based Virtual Reality Company (VRC), which has been co-founded by “Maleficent” director and acclaimed visual effects artist Robert Stromberg, has raised a $23 million round of funding. The post Virtual Reality Company Raises $23 Million appeared first on VR Guru.

MARKET REALITY: Augmented & Virtual Reality Represent.


MARKET REALITY: Augmented & Virtual Reality Represent Leading Growth Segment in Entertainment & Media A report by PwC highlights that immersive experiences in augmented and virtual reality represent the fastest growing segment of the entertainment and media industry over the next six years.

What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do


This, many experts argue, is the stage we’re currently at with virtual reality. Several – often rather bizarre – experiments in the book describe how experiencing a simulated virtual scenario first-hand can result in instant and lasting changes in behavior.


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Cash prizes totalling $10,000 are on offer to the best Remastered virtual reality content submitted to the WEARVR app store before 1st May, 2018.

A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality

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On March 25th, 2014, many people were left scratching their heads: why did Facebook spend 2 billion dollars to acquire a Kickstarter funded virtual reality company called Oculus. Virtual reality has taken the world by storm.

Wake Up in Virtual Reality


Black Cell is a small independent team from Austria, venturing into the new and exciting world of Virtual Reality and decided that shooting someone is perhaps overdone. Demo HTC HTC Vive Steam SteamVR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Games VR News

Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality


Thanks to virtual reality, that same sense of awareness and connection is available to all of us. The post Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive.

The Story of Your Life is a Virtual Reality


Right now, I’m most excited about the ways it’s causing us to reflect on the very notion of reality. What is Reality? VR has already begun to help us analyze the ways we construct our own realities. The expression “Virtual Reality” is, in its way, redundant.

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debuts Virtual Reality Pictionary Segment with ‘Tilt Brush’

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NBC’s popular late night talk show The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon has debuted a new segment called Virtual Reality Pictionary which uses the HTC Vive and Google’s Tilt Brush VR paint app.

Forget online dating, Virtual Reality Dating is the new thing


Why not try Virtual Reality dating? Playstation VR PS4 Pro PSVR Video Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Games VR MoviesWith the likes of Match, Tinder, and the various dating sites out there, dating is big business.

Virtual Reality Is Art in the Sixth Dimension


While of course virtual reality is enabled by emerging science and technology, those who build environments, develop scenarios for VR apps, and write narratives for augmented reality, augmented virtuality, and virtual reality properties are properly deemed artists.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Virtual reality has figured prominently at the event in recent years of course, quickly rising to become one of the shows hottest technologies. Vive’s entrance would help shape the conversation around what we should expect from consumer virtual reality throughout 2015 and beyond.

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition


At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic virtual world all around you. With Move controllers you can have your hands interact with the virtual environment too.

NBC Orders Pilot for New Drama About Virtual Reality


TV is no stranger to virtual reality. NBC has officially ordered a pilot for a new TV series based around the launch of an advanced virtual reality program that inevitably goes haywire. While the idea of ‘virtual reality gone wrong’ isn’t exactly a fresh concept (i.e

VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving

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The post VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving appeared first on Road to VR. The turkey is in the oven, the cranberry sauce is in the can, and your VR setup is in the box ready to be shown off to the family at Thanksgiving.

360-Degree Journey to 100,000 Feet in Virtual Reality


The VR Starter package for $75 gets you a pair of VR-Glasses, Vridge (an application that allows you to enjoy virtual reality PC apps and games on your Smartphone), an extra-long high-quality micro USB-Cable (if you want to charge your phone while enjoying VR) and a 3.5mm audio extension cable along.

Rockstar to Bring ‘L.A. Noire’ to HTC Vive With Cases “rebuilt specifically for virtual reality”

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Noire (2011), the hit neo-noire adventure game for PC and console, is coming to VR in a series of cases taken from the original game that Rockstar says are being “rebuilt specifically for virtual reality.”