Acer & Starbreeze Begin Shipping StarVR

Acer and Starbreeze AB today announced at a global press conference in Berlin that they have started to ship StarVR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) to IMAX Corporation in preparation for the opening of the IMAX VR Center in Los Angeles, expected later this year, and others in the near future. This marks the…

Life in 360°: A Life Most Nendoroid-y

Our midweek trip into things relating to 360 degree video has us heading for Japan this week and to the countries hub for all things relating to anime and games. Yes, we’re off to Akihabara – a geek’s paradise and most definitely proud of it. But what exactly is going on there that has created a 360 degree video?…

Google Says Global VR Search Volume Grew 400% in 12 Months

Google, who has now has several major VR initiatives underway, notes major gains in interest in virtual reality and 360 degree video capture and sharing. The company is now prompting brands to consider what role VR will play in their marketing strategies. Google was one of the earliest major companies to jump into the modern…

SMI Talks Eye Tracking VR Applications & Foveated Rendering

Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) is a German-based eye tracking company who has released an eye tracking kit for the Oculus DK2 & Gear VR, and most recently for the HTC Vive. At SIGGRAPH this year, Nvidia was showing a foveated rendering demo where it only renders high resolution to the sections of the scene that you…

This Software Helps Doctors Do Surgeries Remotely

Proximie enables surgeons to provide virtual assistance from anywhere in the world. The post This Software Helps Doctors Do Surgeries Remotely appeared first on Futurism. Source: This Software Helps Doctors Do Surgeries Remotely

This Guy Proposed in VR Using Tilt Brush

He painted his proposal in virtual reality and let her reveal the question. Standing in a room with HTC Vive headset on and controllers in hand, Autumn began reading a love letter painted in virtual reality by her boyfriend. The hand-painted note ended with “I have something to ask you.” Autumn then transported herself through…

Tactical Military Shooter Onward Arrives For HTC Vive As Early Access Title

There are plenty of shooters available for the HTC Vive, but very few put players in a realistic military setting with a serious atmosphere – that is exactly what Downpour Interactive’s Onward does. Onward is very much a military simulation, with players requiring coordination, communications and object completing skills in online infantry combat, all on…

Chinese Studio Oasis Games Have Five PlayStation Launch Titles

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has been quite selective when it comes to allowing developers create games for its PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) that will be coming out in October, but one studio has had the opportunity to create five different titles for its release. Oasis Games, a Chinese publishing partner of Sony Computer Entertainment…

Futuristic Horror FPS Blue Effect to Release For HTC Vive Next Month

Blue Effect was featured at this year’s Gamescom, and is a horror survival first person shooter (FPS) for the HTC Vive, and it is going to be released next month. Developed by Czech developers DIVR Labs, Blue Effect places players into a dark and eerie atmosphere where they are forced to survive against wave after…

Lytro Releases First Footage Shot By VR Camera

Last year, light-field camera startup Lytro pivoted away from their struggling consumer camera business and redirected focus on their new light field VR camera for professionals, dubbing it the Immerge. Now after almost a year since teasing the massive orb-shaped camera rig, Lytro is finally showing footage captured by Immerge for the first time. The…

PlayStation VR Title Gran Turismo Sport Delayed Until Next Year

It was announced late last year that Gran Turismo Sport was going to receive PlayStation VR support, but there was no doubting that this latest instalment of the popular driving series was going to take a fair bit of time to materialise just like most greatly anticipated titles. Now, it has come that we will…

NASA to Talk About Use of VR, AR & MR in its Jet Propulsion Lab At VRTGO

The next big speaker that has been announced for this year’s VRTGO event happening in Newcastle, UK during November is no other than NASA itself, where it will be discussing how virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). Doug Ellison, a Producer in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) will be spreaking about…

‘Damaged Core’ Review

Damaged Core is a first-person shooter set in the dingy near-future of a robot uprising. The Core, an artificial intelligence recently gone rogue, is destroying the Earth, and you, an AI program fighting on behalf of the humans, must hack your way closer to the Core by jumping from robot to robot.  Damaged Core Details: Official Site Developer: High Voltage Publisher: Cyan…

VR vs. (Winning) Hearts & (Using) Minds

Hello everybody and welcome to another VR vs. Your weekly stream of consciousness from yours truly, in which I go into a topic relating to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or somewhere/anywhere around the industry. Last week I talked about how Gamescom was somewhat lacking on the VR news front at a time where it really…

VR vs. (Winning) Hearts & (Using) Minds

Hello everybody and welcome to another VR vs. Your weekly stream of consciousness from yours truly, in which I go into a topic relating to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or somewhere/anywhere around the industry. Last week I talked about how Gamescom was somewhat lacking on the VR news front at a time where it really…

Lytro Shows First Light Field Footage Captured with Immerge VR Camera

Back toward the end of 2015, light field camera company Lytro announced a major turn toward the VR market with the introduction of ‘Immerge’, a light field camera made for capturing data which can be played back as VR video with positional tracking. Now the company is showing the first footage shot with the camera. Lytro has…

Amazon to Launch VR Stores on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Amazon’s push towards virtual reality (VR) accommodation is increasing by the day, it seems. Following a recent job advertisement for a ‘Virtual Reality Experience Development Executive’ to work within Amazon Studios, the company has now begun hiring for a new role – ‘Senior Business Development – Digital Video Games’ – making specific mention of VR….