NASA and Caltech Alums Raise $3 Million to Create The Microsoft Excel of VR

Virtual reality can do a lot of things. It can make gaming incredible, communications immersive and education fun. Now, VR is conquering one more territory, big data, thanks to a new startup from a group of founders that include alums from NASA and the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The company is called Virtualitics and it…

The Unspoken: New Map, New Summon and New Artifact Coming Tomorrow

The Unspoken is one of the best multiplayer virtual reality gaming experiences you can have today. This modern day wizard brawler takes place in Chicago and pits your sorcery skills against other crafty spellcasters to decide who the best archmage really is. The game released alongside Oculus Touch late last year but its developer, Insomniac…

C++ Engineer at THE VOID (Austin, TX, United States)

THE VOIDWe live in an age where endless entertainment options exist at our fingertips, yet we still have a real need to get out of the house and share… Source: C++ Engineer at THE VOID (Austin, TX, United States)

C++ Engineer at THE VOID (Austin, TX, United States)

THE VOIDWe live in an age where endless entertainment options exist at our fingertips, yet we still have a real need to get out of the house and share… Source: C++ Engineer at THE VOID (Austin, TX, United States)

Teomirn Is A HoloLens App That Teaches You To Play The Piano

Playing games that also teach you skills is a dream for any lazy person, but it’s still a distant one. Guitar Hero was fun, but it never taught you to play its starring instrument, and neither will Rock Band VR when it hits Rift later this year. It’s not really a game, but Teomirn looks…

VR Benchmarking Software VRScore Launched by Basemark

For those building or updating their PC’s to meet virtual reality (VR) standards the easiest figures to look for are the manufacturers minimum specifications. While these are a good starting point, if you really want to know if your rig is up to scratch then some VR benchmarking software is required. Today Basemark has launched…

8th Annual Lumiere Awards For Creative Filmmaking Expands VR Categories

Virtual reality receives new categories as it takes center stage at this years awards for creative work in film, TV & VR. The Advanced Imaging Society and The VR Society have returned yet again for their annual honoring of this years biggest influencers in categories including creative filmmaking, television and virtual reality. For their 8th…

VR and AR Submissions Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2017

This year’s SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Today, organiser ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) has opened virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) submissions, seeking a diverse range for the event. ACM wants VR and AR submissions for possible inclusion within the following programs: VR Village, The Computer…

2016’s Record Breaking VR/AR Venture Funding Totals $1.8 Billion

With 2015 breaking previous records, industry observers entered 2016 wondering if VR/AR funding would be able to keep pace. Guest Article by Clifton Dawson Clifton is Founder & CEO of Greenlight Insights, a specialty market intelligence company focused exclusively on the VR and AR industries. Prior to Greenlight Insights, Clifton was a growth and monetization…

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop

Those lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl Live festival in Houston have the chance to travel to Mars in virtual reality. The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and unsurprisingly the multiple promotional events dedicated to the massively-popular spectacle have begun to kick off. One of the biggest of these events, Super Bowl…

Siegecraft Commander Review: The Monotony of War

Making a compelling strategy game experience is a difficult balance. Creating compelling gameplay mechanics that are fun to perform a thousand times across multiple games and campaigns is hard enough, but then add in the mixture of A.I. opponents, actual human opponents online, and the delicate nature of balancing different factions across their various roles…

After 7 Days 88,000 PlayStation VR Users Have Experienced Resident Evil 7

After all the build up and hype Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 biohazard has now been available for a week, and the developer has released stats showcasing how many people are playing. Released across several platforms, PlayStation VR (PSVR) got the virtual reality (VR) exclusive with just over 88,000 players trying the immersive option. The figures come from…

Top Ten VR Highlights from CES 2017

Another year has brought another festival of the future in the form of the winter Consumer Entertainment Show. Amidst the curved televisions, 8k, Bluetooth toasters and robots that can do anything from nannying kids to playing Cards Against Humanity, VR had an important presence at CES, with a mix of interesting experiments to technological boosts…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Dated for PlayStation VR Launch in February

Today Double Fine Productions has announced that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin will launch next month. A PlayStation VR  exclusive, the video game had originally been slated as a day one release for the head-mounted display (HMD), but now the adventure puzzle game has been given a launched date of 21st…

Lithodomos VR Raises $679500 To Bring Archaeology To Virtual Life

As it stands, the Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive historical sites you can lay your eyes on. But imagine if you could see it in its full glory, as it was built nearly two thousand years ago. Lithodomos VR wants to give you this kind of experience using headsets and, today, it’s…

Rift Roomscale: Oculus Details The Equipment to Use

Over the past week Oculus has been releasing lots of tech tips to get the best use out of its headset, sensors and Touch controllers. Today sees the final installment and its all to do with the extra equipment needed to make owners lives that little easier. Firstly the blog looks at wall mounting and…

First Look: Basemark’s ‘VRScore’ Benchmark Arrives With a Unique Solution for Accurate Testing

Basemark has officially launched its virtual reality performance benchmark, VRScore and the package comes complete with an ingenious, low-cost hardware assisted solution to help ensure results are accurate. I’ve written previously about how tough a problem benchmarking virtual reality hardware and software accurately really is. VR’s tight integration between hardware, application and drivers mixed with…

Sigtrap Games: ‘We Don’t See Ourselves As A VR Studio’

They might be the developers behind Sublevel Zero and they may have other virtual reality (VR) projects planned, but that certainly isn’t the only plans that Sigtrap Games have according to an interview to be published later this week on VRFocus in which we spoke to studio Co-Founder Luke Thompson. In fact whilst they are…

M&M’S And VISIONAIRE Collaborate With Contemporary Artist KAWS on VR Film

Its becoming increasingly popular for brands to use virtual reality (VR) as a means of promotion. Over the weekend VRFocus reported on PEDIGREE sponsoring a VR experience for Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl. Today there’s another, M&M’s along with contemporary artist KAWS and art-fashion-media icon VISIONAIRE, have created an immersive film to celebrate the brand’s 75th Anniversary. Starting…