Tour The World With Google Earth VR

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ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’

Disney’s ILMxLab has been busy of late. In addition to the free Trials on Tatooine virtual reality experience for HTC Vive, the studio released a 360-degree video that serves as a prequel to the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The POV experience, available through Verizon, chronicles the first discovery of the Death Star…

LEGO Brings BrickHeadz VR to Google Daydream

The kid-friendly builder play experience will have the little ones creating for hours. Since launching on November 10th, Google’s Daydream VR platform has slowly been adding more apps to the platform after only a handful at launch. It was no surprise that Google’s Daydream released with a number of their own apps like YouTube, Street…

First VR-Compatible Game Coming To Free PlayStation Plus December Lineup

Before the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset this October, fans were curious if the gaming giant would start including VR titles in its monthly PlayStation Plus free game bundles. As it turns out, one of the games offered this coming December will be Hyper Void, a non-VR indie game that actually features a free…

Oculus Experimental Setups Feature Smaller Tracked Area Than HTC Vive

The question we’ve been unable to answer all year with Oculus shipping Touch so late in 2016 is one step closer to being answered. Which headset offers a better room-scale experience, the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? We still can’t fully answer that question yet, but two guides posted to the Oculus support page show experimental…

Forecast: PlayStation VR Sales Downgraded for 2016

SuperData slashes PSVR sales estimate to 750k worldwide. Black Friday online shopping saw another record-breaking sales day. According to Adobe, Thanksgiving and Black Friday online retail sales exceeded $5 billion, with mobile devices setting a massive new record, contributing $1.2 billion to that total on Black Friday alone. But as the dust settles from the chaos…

Merge VR Extends Retail Distribution into Europe and Asia

Head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as Google Cardboard helped to pave the way for more expensive virtual reality (VR) devices, by providing a cheap introduction to the technology. From that cardboard open source design numerous variations appeared, with one of the most popular being the purple foam headset, Merge VR. The headset has been available across…

Latest Market Analysis: PS VR Sales Predictions Fall Under 1 Million For 2016

Citing a lack of dedicated evangelism from Sony, interactive media research firm SuperData is updating its earlier predictions concerning the company’s PlayStation VR hardware. Initially, SuperData predicted Sony would sell well over 2 million PS VR headsets by the end of 2016. Today, however, the firm is walking that herculean number back significantly. Now, SuperData expects Sony…

How Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize The Real Estate Industry

Real estate, in a general sense, only affects the vast majority of the population when it comes time to move, at which point it suddenly becomes incredibly important. In today’s economy, people are often forced to move towards jobs or away from excessive cost. But, whether the decision is to move to New York City,…

‘Bounce’ Review: Physics Puzzles Have Never Been So Addictive

I lost track of how many times I failed while playing Bounce. Amidst the 50 levels, I must have failed at least 200 to 300 times, easily. I got frustrated. I cursed at the air around me, while wearing my Vive, flailing my motion controllers, and bumping into my wall more than once. But each time…

Futuremark Explains Why VR Benchmarking is About More Than Just Numbers

Futuremark have now released the full version of their long awaited, dedicated virtual reality benchmark, VRMark. And, after months of research and development, the company has found itself having to redefine its own views on how the difficult subject of VR performance testing should be tackled. Futuremark are developers of some of the world’s best…

Creators Behind ‘Monument Valley’, ‘Wallace and Gromit’, and More Share VR Insights Ahead of Develop:VR Conference in London

The first ever Develop:VR conference debuts in London tomorrow, December 1st. We preview the event by speaking with five speakers presenting at the show. Produced by the same company responsible for the popular Develop:Brighton conference, Develop:VR is drawing top VR creatives from across the UK to share insights learned from the rapidly evolving virtual reality landscape….

Potioneer Will Turn You Into a Potions Master

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Q&A: How Sketchfab Is Making 3D Models Accessible

This post is from the “Beyond The Headset” interview series. Featured image by Pascal Perich. “Our mission is to be the best platform for 3D creators to publish and share 3D content on the internet, and for the rest of the world to discover it.” Thats how founder and CEO of Sketchfab Alban Denoyel sums up their…

This Startup Is Taking VR On The Road

This mobile VR truck is what everyone needs at their party. The hottest truck to hit the San Francisco food scene isn’t what you’re expecting. With an equally long line of customers, you won’t be waiting for the latest duck confit tacos or crispy miso tofu steamed buns from this truck anytime soon. In fact, this…

New Line of Removable PS VR Skins Lets You Customize The Future

The PlayStation VR is a sexy piece of machinery. Of all the VR headsets on the market today it has what could be the most interesting design. The halo strap system, the sliding visor and the wreath of glowing futuristic lights all add up to make this system the one most likely to win the…

Time Is Running Out To Pre-Order Oculus Touch And Get Two Great Games For Free

Oculus Touch launches on Dec. 6, just one week away. The long-awaited peripheral is being ravenously anticipated by current Oculus Rift owners. The company has further stoked their appetites by creating a virtually unprecedented list of free launch titles. Five titles will be free to those that purchase Oculus Touch, but two of those games have a…

Next-gen Lighthouse Base Station Could Bring “rapid cost reductions”

Valve is continuing to improve upon the design of the ‘Lighthouse’ Base Stations, the laser-beacons that form a crucial part of the SteamVR Tracking system. Future iterations are expected to become dramatically simplified, reducing size, noise, and perhaps most importantly, cost. VR is awesome, but it’s still expensive. Until costs come down significantly, the sort…

Investigators Are Using Advanced Augmented Reality to Help Solve Crimes

Augmented reality (AR) systems have long been used in gaming, but advocates have always insisted that they could do so much more, and they were right. In recent years, VR/AR systems have improved everything from neurosurgery to fashion, and now we have one for police work. The Dutch police force, the Netherlands Forensic Institute, and the Dutch Fire…

Featured 360: Disney, Khao Luang Cave, and Star Wars Rogue One

Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week. For this second installment of Featured 360°, you can join the Kakamora Orchestra from Disney’s upcoming animation Moana, become an X-wing pilot flying for the Rebellion, and explore the breathtaking Khao Luang Cave in…

Featured 360: Disney, Khao Luang Cave, and Star Wars Rogue One

Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week. For this second installment of Featured 360°, you can join the Kakamora Orchestra from Disney’s upcoming animation Moana, become an X-wing pilot flying for the Rebellion, and explore the breathtaking Khao Luang Cave in…

‘Pinball FX2 VR’ Review

Pinball FX2 VR arrives tomorrow on Vive and PlayStation VR along with a popular new The Walking Dead themed machine. Originally a launch title for the Oculus Rift, the game will now be available on all three major VR platforms. We take a look at Pinball FX2 VR on the HTC Vive. Pinball FX2 VR Details: Official Site…

JDI Developing 800 Pixels Per Inch Display That Is Ideal For VR

JDI is a Japanese electronics conglomerate that combines the display enterprises of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi. In a recent press release, the firm announced that it is actively developing new, highly advanced displays for virtual reality, head mounted displays. Acccording to JDI, the new displays will be, “3.42-inch low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD specifically designed for…

Review: Final Goalie: Football Simulator

For football fans virtual reality (VR) hasn’t really offered much in the way of immersive entertainment so far. There’s plenty of standard videogames on the sport but it seems as if football doesn’t translate overly well to VR headsets. But that depends on what part of the game you’re interested in, while football mad kids…

VR Animated Film ‘Gary The Gull’ Available For Free On Rift, Vive And PS VR

The virtual reality animated short film Gary the Gull is now available for free download. Users with an Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, or HTC Vive can obtain the experience immediately through their respective content platforms. Gary the Gull is an experimental experience created through the Limitless VR platform by Mark Walsh of Motional Entertainment (and a…