VR MegaPack Bundles Four Games On Steam For 50% Discount

Steam is hosting a VR MegaPack deal this weekend that includes four Steam VR games bundled together with a 50% discount — that’s four solid titles for just $29.99. The bundle includes Cosmic Trip, Blasters of the Universe, Darknet, and Home Improvisation: Furniture Sandbox. What helps this deal pack stand out is that it’s actually…

Snap Selfies With Deadpool For Loyalty Points In 7-Eleven’s AR Experience

Celebrate the release of Deadpool 2 while earning free snacks with 7-Eleven’s location-based AR experience. With Deadpool 2 now in theatres, comic book fans are, naturally, completely obsessed with the foul-mouthed, fourth wall-breaking antihero. The highly-anticipated sequel currently sits at 4 stars on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive $301 Million worldwide opening. The film managed…

Report Shows Tech Giants Still Leading Augmented Reality Sector

A new report published by Market Insights Reports shows that large US-based tech companies are still leading the way with regards to trends and development within the augmented reality (AR) sector. The report also forecasts potential areas of significance for AR for the next five years. The report, titled ‘Global Augmented Reality Market Outlook 2024:…

Edutainment Title Number Hunt Comes to Steam Early Access

Since the days of the early microcomputers, edutainment titles have been a source of both joy and frustration for children and parents. While some children might prefer something with more action and less learning, its hard to deny that virtual reality (VR) can be used to positive effect when it comes to education. Developer PaleBlue…

Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge

Saltash District Brownies and Guides earn the “first-ever” VR technology badge after helping design virtual environments for hospitalized children. Whether it be the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cub Scouts, or any of the various other outdoors programs, one aspect remains the same: it’s all about the badges. These awards are handed out based on…

Porsche Rolls Out AR Smartglasses For Vehicle Repairs

For personnel who work in areas such as maintenance and repair, having both hands available is pretty important. However, what if you need to call a specialist for some expert advice? At that point, you can either try and juggle phone, tools and components, or as automotive firm Porsche are doing, invest in some augmented…

Make Mutineers Walk The Plank in A Tale of Pirates: A Dummy Mutiny

While you might think that sailing around the seas of the Caribbean, looking ships, digging up buried treasure and drinking rum sounds like an ideal career choice, its surprisingly difficult to find good help when you are a pirate captain, and in A Tale of Pirates: A Dummy Mutiny, even the dummy crew are staging…

MixCast 2.0 Lets You Stream Mixed Reality VR Without A Green Screen

Today Blueprint Reality is announcing the release of MixCast 2.0, which is now available for download. The biggest barrier to more people recording and streaming amazing mixed reality videos like this Beat Saber one is the equipment cost. Setting up lighting sources, multiple cameras, a green screen, potentially complex recording/streaming/other software, and getting it all…

Insomniac Games Teases New VR Project, Promising an Open World Adventure

Insomniac Games, developers behind The Unspoken (2017), Edge of Nowhere (2016), and Ratchet & Clank, showed off a sneak peek of their next VR game. While still unnamed, the studio is aiming to break boundaries with what they say is ‘an open world adventure.’ The whole developer spotlight video (below) is pretty tight-lipped about what’s next, although…

CryptoCarz Brings Together Blockchain, VR and Racing

Decentralised systems such as blockchain have an appeal to many developers, as it means the expense and infrastructure are diversified, so there isn’t one single point of failure. Several virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects have begun taking advantage of this, and CryptoCarz is the latest to join them. Independent developer Blockchain Studios…

Metricminds Reels In The Release Date For Catch & Release

Fishing is considered a relaxing pastime for many, and developer Metricminds are trying to bring that sense of peace and relaxation to virtual reality (VR) with lake-fishing title Catch & Release, which has just revealed its release date. The title is largely set on a lake, which has been created to feature a colourful, pleasant…

BBC To Show 2018 Football World Cup in Virtual Reality

The British Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup in virtual reality, in a first for the competition and for the television network. The trial for their cutting-edge technology is available for free via the BBC’s dedicated 2018 World Cup app for iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Go and PlayStation VR. This is…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Oculus VR

The Oculus Go is now available to the public as anew entry-level virtual reality (VR) device, and the original Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is going from strength-to-strength. Having skipped out on CES and a rather muted appearance at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year, Oculus VR must have a fully loaded deck to…

Insomniac’s Next VR Game Lets You ‘Go Wherever You Want’ Coming 2019

Writing articles about teaser trailers that are basically just announcements of upcoming announcements is always frustrating. I don’t know enough about the game to really dive in with details, but I’d also be doing you all (our audience) a disservice by not letting you know about what’s to come. So, yes, as the headline suggests…

Final Fantasy Creator Square Enix Launches Its First VR Manga On Rift

Square Enix’s next VR experience isn’t what you’d expect, at least from a videogame company. The publisher this week released a new app that explores the world of Japenese manga in VR. Named Tales of Wedding Rings VR, the app recreates an existing comic strip in VR, giving viewers the chance to step inside the…

A Brief History of Virtual Reality

Although virtual reality (VR) technology may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, this innovation isn’t as new as you might think. While people argue, sometimes at length over what the true definition of VR is, many of the ideas that led to where we are with today’s immersive technology has roots in…

Varjo Reveals Add-on for High Quality Pass-through AR, Launching in 2019

The first version of Varjo’s ‘bionic display’ enterprise VR headset is due out later this year (see our latest hands-on), and the company has announced plans to offer an add-on upgrade in 2019 which brings high-quality pass-through AR capabilities to the headset. Varjo showed off a tech demo of the headset’s add-on capabilities this week…

Action RPG ‘Swords of Gargantua’ Demo Now Available on Vive & Rift

We had a chance to go hands-on with Gumi and Yomuneco’s Sword of Gargantua at GDC back in March, and while an official write-up never materialized out of the hectic game-filled dev conference, a demo for the studio’s upcoming online action RPG is finally here for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Set in a world dominated by a…

ASPEED Announces Spherical Image Processor for 360-Degree Video

The popularity of 360-degree video has exploded over the past year, with companies, brands and individuals exploring how 360-degree videos can be used to capture events and create immersive experiences. ASPEED Technology is seeking to make creating 360-degree videos even easier with its new spherical image processor. Though there are an almost bewildering array of…

Renzo Racer Introduced VR Support

Since the release of Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo way back when, kart racers have gradually developed into their own independent sub-genre, identifiable by colourful graphics and simple arcade-style gameplay. Renzo Racer is bringing this into virtual reality (VR) with its newly introduced VR support. Renzo Racer is a kart racer that was released…

Infinite Walking In VR Thanks To A Clever Brain Hack

Locomotion in virtual reality (VR) has been something of a challenge for developers. For the most immersive experience, VR should be able to track the movement of the user, moving when they do, but this comes with several issues, though these might be solved thanks to the work of a group of researchers. Computer scientists…

Infinite Walking In VR Thanks To A Clever Brain Hack

Locomotion in virtual reality (VR) has been something of a challenge for developers. For the most immersive experience, VR should be able to track the movement of the user, moving when they do, but this comes with several issues, though these might be solved thanks to the work of a group of researchers. Computer scientists…

Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go, the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Now, at a conference in Shenzhen the Chinese tech giant announced that Mi VR has officially launched in China. According to Chinese tech…