Daydream View Gets Its First TV Commercials

With Google’s Pixel phone out the door, the first Daydream-ready phone, the company is now ramping up to launch Daydream View, the first Daydream-ready VR headset. The device is making a cameo alongside the first cable TV ads for Pixel. Daydream View launches on November 10th for $79. With it, Google promises a new level…

Embodied Cognition & Using Social Structures for Collaborative Learning

The concept of embodied cognition is a hot topic within immersive education circles, and was a featured topic at during the Embodied Learning educational workshop that happened at the IEEE VR academic conference. Embodied Learning could help revolutionize education by incorporating our bodies within the learning process. We generally believe that humans think with our…

The Sky Is The Limit In This VR Rock Climbing Game

It also has a fatigue feature that mimics stamina. The post The Sky Is The Limit In This VR Rock Climbing Game appeared first on Futurism. Source: The Sky Is The Limit In This VR Rock Climbing Game

Xiaomi Launches Mi VR Mobile Headset in China

Last week saw the Mi Product Launch Event where Xiaomi shared some pretty exciting news on the virtual reality (VR) mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD) front. The Mi VR HMD has been launched in China for as little as $29 (USD). One of the new features is the HMD’s hardware-level motion sensor which is described to…

YouTube Rolls Out ‘Room 301’ VR Series Just in Time for Halloween

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson invites YouTube creators to enter this haunted hotel. The Rock is welcoming you to face your worst fear and experience Room 301 as part of YouTube’s latest horror-inspired VR series that launched this past week. The unlikely hotel concierge played by The Rock and YouTube Spaces around the world partnered with…

Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment

Three veterans of first-person shooter games have formed Drifter Entertainment, a Seattle-based virtual reality game studio. The founders include Ray Davis, Kenneth Scott, and Brian Murphy. Davis recently served as general manager for the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. He was also a chief technology officer at Microsoft on the HoloLens project, and he was the lead…

Tech Company Kudan to Bring VR and AR Experiences to Japan

Kudan is known for its work in 3D recognition and image recognition technologies, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects, and so it is no surprise that the Japanese company has now decided to partner up with Hakuhodo and Hakuhodo Products of Japan to establish hakuhodo-VRAR. What Kudan will bring to this partnership is its…

Tippett Studio Releases Mad God Stop-motion Animation VR Experience on Wevr

Phil Tippett’s mind has been creating creatures for generations, including the creatures in the Star Wars holochess scene and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Now he’s created his own creature-filled stop-action animation film, Mad God, and it is coming out in virtual reality. Tippett Studio is announcing today that Mad God will be released in VR…

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is Available For Western Retail

This has been a controversial title from the moment it dropped, but there is still a demand for the title in the west as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune seems to be available for purchase on Amazon from select retailers. On Amazon UK the PlayStation VR title is listed for £69.99 (GBP), but it…

The VR Job Hub: BBC, Virtually Live & IC Resources

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’ VR Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs…

Vertigo Games Releases Concept Artwork for Arizona Sunshine

It’s certainly been a week of new information regarding Vertigo Games’ zombie first-person shooter, Arizona Sunshine. On Thursday the studio revealed a new immersive trailer that was available in 360-degrees and downloadable for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Yesterday VRFocus showcased several new screenshots set in and around the mines, and now there’s three concept…

Björk Releases Teaser Trailer for VR Film ‘Family’

It was back in June that VRFocus first reported on Icelandic singer Björk planning a virtual reality (VR) album exhibition tied to her world tour for HTC Vive. The Björk Digital exhibition toured Sydney, Tokyo and London earlier this year and recently the artist released a teaser trailer for her VR film Family. Family has…

Stop-Motion Guru Phil Tippett Brings Nightmarish ‘MAD GOD’ Universe to VR

Phil Tippett, the visual effects genius behind classic stop-motion animation sequences from films such as the holochess scene from the Star Wars franchise, Jurassic Park (1993), and RoboCop 2 (1990), brings his latest stop-mo project MAD GOD to virtual reality. Based on Tippett’s eponymous short film MAD GOD (2013), a long-time passion project and result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the newly released…

ALLie 360-Degree Camera Expands Retailer Network

For consumers who want to create 360-degree videos there are a growing number of different options available. From the Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S, to the 360fly and ALLie Camera. The latter might be one of the least well known but that’s changed this week due to a new distribution deal with Best…

A Large Quantity of Mushrooms Takes You to a Dark World on Oculus Rift

There’s nothing like a good horror movie at Halloween to get you into the spirit of the occasion, but nowadays virtual reality (VR) can create even more hair raising reactions. Launched this week for Oculus Rift is A Large Quantity of Mushrooms, a dark horror title by Raw Lion Workshop. Mixing horror, exploration and puzzles…

Here They Lie: Achievements, Cheats, Tips & Tricks

Horror videogames can work really well in virtual reality (VR) so for the PlayStation VR’s launch day developer The Tangentlemen released, Here They Lie. The title includes 12 Trophies to unlock and VRFocus has the full list below. Here They Lie is a surreal, psychological horror that put players in a nightmarish world that doesn’t…

New Arizona Sunshine Screenshots Released

Last week Vertigo Games released a new trailer for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Arizona Sunshine. The trailer was available as a 360-degree video and as a downloadable trailer to be viewed on either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs). Now VRFocus has several new screenshots showcasing the some of the…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases for the Week of 10/23/16

It’s an interesting week. There’s not tons, but there are some intriguing releases on both Rift and Gear, especially with Halloween so close. Keep in mind that there’s a pretty good sale going on right now, so if nothing here takes you fancy. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here….

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/23/16

Halloween is upon us as we’re flooded with horror-themed releases this week. We’re offered a Bloody Mary escape game, Ghost Town shooting gallery, and the dreaded Trump simulator (proceeds go to a good cause). Yore VR, an open-world sandbox title, is the major stand-out from this collection. In the meantime, if you missed last week,…

Augmented Reality Brings Your Printed Photos to Life

Turn your photos into videos with this augmented reality printer! The post Augmented Reality Brings Your Printed Photos to Life appeared first on Futurism. Source: Augmented Reality Brings Your Printed Photos to Life

HTC Introduces Vivepaper: A VR Magazine Stand

Condé Nast China and HTC launch an augmented-VR reading experience. HTC has unveiled Vivepaper, the latest app for the Vive that lets you check out interactive VR from publishers. What the company is calling the “world’s first Augmented-VR enhanced reading experience,” Vivepaper uses a specially designed AR-enabled physical booklet and the Vive VR system to…

5 Things We Learned About HTC’s Plans For VR

The HTC Vive is a mysterious beast. It’s a wonderful headset with great games and experiences, but it’s something we seem to take on a week-by-week basis. There are no huge Vive press conferences (at least not in the west) to announce big games that are years out, or developer conferences to tease the next…

New PlayStation VR Releases For The Week Of 17/16/16

Got through PlayStation VR’s massive launch line-up yet? If so, then there’s some really good stuff waiting for you this week. We’ve got the return of one of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive’s best games, and a new IP that should appeal to hardcore gamers. In the meantime, if you missed last week, you…

Get Ready for Magic Leap: New Patent Brings VR Device One Step Closer to Reality

Leaping out of Development Florida-based startup Magic Leap has been getting considerable attention thanks in no small part to the awesome-looking augmented reality video demos it has released. Apart from these videos and the info we could glean from some interviews and Twitter posts, however, we haven’t yet been given a complete explanation of what the company…

Wevr and Tippett Studio Bring VR Animation Mad God to Gear VR

Award-winning virtual reality (VR) studio and distributor Wevr has collaborated with Tippett Studio on the release of Mad God, a VR stop motion animation that originally premiered at the Kaleidoscope World Tour earlier this year. This is a VR version of Tippett’s 2013 short film Mad God, a dystopian subterranean netherworld featuring delightfully grotesque characters. In…