IMAX VR Launches Official Website

IMAX releases more details on its exciting new VR project. IMAX has finally launched imaxvr.imax.com, the official website of the upcoming IMAX VR Experience Centre, a new kind of facility designed to deliver highly-quality virtual reality adventures using the most advanced technology currently available. According to the site, IMAX VR Experience Centres will include: Room-tracking technology that will…

Oculus Acquires The Eye Tribe, Eye-Tracking Startup

Facebook looks to up the Oculus ante by investing in eye-tracking technology. With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to start looking toward the state of virtual reality in 2017. There’s been a host of exciting announcements in the past week alone, but one of the most notable bits of information was just released yesterday:…

Pimax to Unveil 4K Per Eye, 200-degree Field of View VR Headset at CES 2017

Being told that something is impossible often is the best motivation to make it so, and that seems to be exactly what is happening with the VR and AR industry. Earlier this year at Oculus’ developer conference, Oculus Connect, the company’s Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, stepped on stage to present his predictions for the near term…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 12/26/16

Though Christmas is over, that hasn’t stopped devs from putting together one of the better themed offerings in Nick. The game is a defensive shooter with various weapons you can grab for Vive, the ability to fortify your dwelling, and some impressive visuals all for free. It’s a light week for releases but, even though…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 12/25/16

Shhh, do you hear that? It’s the sound of silence. There’s very, very little to report on this week, as the Oculus and Gear stores have all but closed their doors for Christmas, instead focusing on their ongoing — and nearly over — Winter Sales. We do have a few things to highlight though from…

UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year Winners

Last week we announced a comprehensive list of nominees for our 2016 Game of the Year Awards. There were over 20 categories selected with approximately 4-8 different games and experiences nominated for each category. That all adds up to a ton of amazing content we saw in VR’s first full year of consumer adoption. We teamed…

RPG Creation Software ‘SMILE GAME BUILDER’ Gets VR Viewing Mode

Game creation has become a big topic for ease-of-use software applications in recent years. Game Maker is one of the most popular examples as it was used to create several hit indie games such as Hotline Miami, Undertale, and Spelunky. RPG Maker also tops the list of simpler game creation tools, as well as Twine…

IMAX VR Center Expands To Include HTC Vive, VR Gaming

Earlier this month we reported that IMAX’s first VR Centers, showing 360 degree companion content for films in cinemas, had been delayed into 2017, with no reason given. News from today could provide an explanation. IMAX just launched a website for its flagship ‘IMAX Experience Center’, set to open in Los Angeles, and it looks…

New Data Reveals Christmas VR Porn Boom

This Christmas, more people watched virtual reality porn than ever before, according to data provided to VRScout by VRPorn.com and PornHub.com “We experienced a huge influx of new users for Christmas,” said Daniel Peterson, CEO of VRPorn.com, in an email to VRScout. “It seems clear from the data that lots of people got new VR…

‘Unearthed Inc: The Lost Temple’ Review

Unearthed Inc: The Lost Temple is a puzzle adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a fresh recruit to a treasure hunting company. With telekinetic powers and an obligatory wise-cracking robot sidekick named Droid, you venture deep into the Amazonian jungle in search of the fabled Dragoon Egg. What follows is a magical adventure that at times…

HTC’s CES 2017 Vive Showcase to Feature Over 30 Experiences

As virtual reality’s (VR) inaugural consumer year draws to a close the industry is focused on what’s yet to come, and the first major event is always CES in Las Vegas. This years event featured a multitude of VR focused companies and the 2017 show is set to be even bigger. HTC Vive has already…

Oculus Officially Owns an Eye-Tracking Company

A New Pair Of Eyes Virtual reality (VR) company Oculus has acquired an innovative Danish startup, a move many believe will go a long way in streamlining VR product development. The Eye Tribe, a Copenhagen-based company, specializes in tracking user eye movements — definitely a key asset for VR. Since its inception in 2011, The…

Unearthing Mars Gets Asian Release Date for PlayStation VR

Back in July during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR Asia Conference, the company revealed several virtual reality (VR) titles being created for PlayStation VR. One of these was Unearthing Mars by Taiwanese developer Winking Entertainment. Now the videogame has been given a January 2017 release date, but currently only for Asian markets. Announced on the…

Valve Takes ‘Onward’ Developer Under its Wing

VR exclusive online military simulator Onward has been wowing room-scale VR audiences since its inception and now lone developer Dante Buckley has been invited to continue development under gaming giant Valve’s roof, at least for a short time. One of the most abmitious virtual reality titles to appear since the HTC Vive’s release, military simulator Onward…

Finch to Showcase Shift Motion Controller at CES 2017

Companies are experimenting with all sorts of different input methods for virtual reality (VR), whether its eye-tracking, data gloves, omni-directional treadmills, motion controllers and much more. One startup that’s developing several ideas is Finch, and the company recently revealed it’ll be showcasing its latest controllers – Finch Shift – at next months CES 2017 event…

‘Athena’ is a New Lighthouse Tracked VR Gun Controller from Ilium VR

Ilium VR are working on a new VR-centric gun peripheral which plans to use Valve’s SteamVR ‘Lighthouse’ tracking to bring realistic weapon control to virtual reality games. Shooting things in games is cool. Shooting things in VR can be infinitely cooler. Add in a dedicated controller that gives you the physical feel of a weapon and…

Life In 360°: The Man and the Methods of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Those that follow politics to any general degree will likely have heard of Rodrigo Duterte, the current President of the Philippines, whose been a controversial figure in the eyes of many politicians and organisations. Recently media outlet Russia Today (RT) released a 360-degree video interviewing Duterte alongside showcasing some of the country. Duterte was voted into office in…

Celebrate New Year’s Eve…in VR

Capping off a huge year for VR, people around the world are turning to VR for NYE celebrations. Every year, people from around world get together to ring in the new year. Some travel to faraway locations to join hordes of revelers in celebratory countdowns replete with massive fireworks shows. Others find comfort in quieter, more intimate celebrations with…

Watch The Assassination Attempt of Ronald Reagan in Augmented Reality

Augmented reality presents a lot of ways to innovate by changing how we view our real world. With AR, apps are evolving the way we access social networks, giving cyclists crucial data while on the move, and companies like Lumus are receiving millions to further evolve the technology. While VR offers immediately recognizable ways to…