Voxel Shooter Xion Rolls Out To Oculus Rift Globally, Releases Version 1.04

Let’s be honest, sometimes blasting the hell out of things in a videogame is just very therapeutic; channelling the frustrations of the real world into a creative outlet.  Virtual reality (VR) title Xion understands this, and understands it well. Any videogame where we get an email with a note that says “everything is destructible” gets…

TPCAST To Collaborate With Huawei On VR Use With 5G Broadband

2018 will go down as the year wireless or ‘untethered’ virtual reality (VR) became a very real reality. Thanks to the likes of the Oculus Go, HTC Vive’s Wireless adapter which launched last month, and of course there’s the work being undertaken by TPCAST, creators of the “first commercial wireless virtual reality solution”, as they…

The Oculus Quest Could Give VR the Boost it Needs

Image Copyright Oculus (Used under Fair Use Rationale) Despite what the usual negative people have to say about it, it’s clear to anyone with eyes that VR technology has finally reached the point where it is ready for prime time. Market uptake has however been slower than one would like. A lot of this has…

Explore The Depths of the Thai Spirit World In Home Sweet Home

October has been claimed by many as ‘spooky season’, with many people seeking out horror-themed entertainment, including horror movies, scare mazes and of course, horror videogames. Developer and publisher Mastiff along with Yggdrazil Group are seeking to cater to this with the launch of first-person survival horror title Home Sweet Home which is coming to…

Explore The Depths of the Thai Spirit World In Home Sweet Home

October has been claimed by many as ‘spooky season’, with many people seeking out horror-themed entertainment, including horror movies, scare mazes and of course, horror videogames. Developer and publisher Mastiff along with Yggdrazil Group are seeking to cater to this with the launch of first-person survival horror title Home Sweet Home which is coming to…

HD Remaster of ‘Apollo 11 VR’ Coming to Vive, Rift & Windows VR Next Month

Apollo 11 VR (2016) is an educational experience that takes you on a breathtaking trip to the Moon, virtually recreating the July 24, 1969 mission that has inspired so many. The creators Immersive VR Education are taking Apollo 11 VR’s commitment to realism one step further though with their newly remastered version, dubbed Apollo 11 VR HD, which is now set…

Valve’s Latest Knuckles EV3 Controllers Revealed

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported on the EV2 revision of Valve’s VR motion controllers, but it seems the company has not been resting on its laurels after the last round of improvements. In a Steam Community blog post the team provided all the details we need to know about their work. The…

Vuzix Announces Release Date for Blade Smart Glasses

Vuzix has become well-known in the augmented reality (AR) industry for its work providing AR smart glasses to businesses. The company had previously announced it was working on its Blade line of smart glasses, which are lightweight glasses which resemble an ordinary pair of thick-framed glasses. Vuzix have now announced that it is ready to…

Life in 360°: Campeón del Capitán

Sometimes you just need to get away from everything and frankly this last week can get right in the bin. Then the bin can be locked up with chains and hurled into the sea. Preferably above the Mariana Trench. So, I’m not going to be about this next week.  Were only I able to take…

Ludenso Unveils MagiMask AR Headset & Tracking System For $99 USD

MagiMask ditches split screen stereoscopic AR in favor of a unique full-screen viewing experience. Your standard headset-based augmented reality experience utilizes split-screen stereoscopic rendering to project two identical images for each eye. This creates a sense of 3D-depth when viewed through specially-designed lenses. MagiMask, a new AR headset from Norwegian-based start-up Ludenso, hopes to mix…

RYOT, Kaleidoscope and Oculus Announces DevLab 2018

Several prominent companies in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, including immersive media company RYOT, VR platform Kaleidoscope and Oculus have teamed up to product DevLab 2018, an incubator for VR and AR artists and creators that has previously produced cutting-edge immersive content. The first DevLab program took place in 2016, and…

Takes A Tour Through Lexington in Augmented Reality

The travel industry is one of several industries that have turned to immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in order to showcase what various destinations have to offer. Now the tourism agency for Lexington in Kentucky, VisitLEX is using an AR app to show off its historic downtown area. The…

HTC Vive Gets ASW-Like ‘Motion Smoothing’ For Low Specification PCs

One of the Oculus Rift’s most helpful features is Asynchronous SpaceWarp (ASW), first introduced in late 2016. HTC Vive owners have been asking Valve, which makes the software for the HTC Vive, for an equivalent. A new feature delivered with the SteamVR Beta called ‘Motion Smoothing’ looks like it could be the answer. Motion Smoothing…

Camera IQ Launches Solution for Programmatic AR Advertising

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) thanks to the release of tools such as Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore, a number of companies have developed an interest in developing that medium for marketing and advertising. One of those is Camera IQ, which is launching a social distribution solution for programmatic AR marketing and advertising….

Heavy Fire: Red Shadow Out Now on PlayStation VR

Videogame developer and publisher Mastiff have announced the latest instalment in the Heavy Fire series is now available on PC and PlayStation 4,complete with support for the PlayStation VR. The Heavy Fire series began as an arcade-style on-rails shooter for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS in 2010. Now Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is available for…

Get In The Holiday Spirit With Echo VR’s Halloween Bash Event

Turn off the lights and get ready for some spooktakular VR eSports Halloween is just around the corner, which means so is the inevitable tidal wave of seasonal themed updates for some of our favorite games. Naturally, established AAA titles, such as Overwatch and Rocket League, have already begun rolling out their Halloween themed cosmetics…

These Tidying Robots Clean Up Toys, Put Roomba to Shame

Cleaning House Think kids move slowly when asked to clean their rooms? They probably look like Usain Bolt next to these robots. On Monday, Tokyo-based robotics company Preferred Networks showed off a pair of fully autonomous room-tidying robots at CEATEC 2018, a Japanese tech exhibition. And while they are a huge technical step up from the…

Tribe XR Partners With DJ David Starfire For Live VR Set

David Starfire is known among the electronic music community as a producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, where he has developed a reputation for his work mixing world instruments with modern beats. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) company Tribe XR is working with Starfire to capture his live performance at the Keyframe VR & Electronic…

Concept3D Brings Virtual Tour Platform to Virginia Data Centers

Concept3D has become known for its work in creating virtual reality (VR) tours and interactive maps of various locations which can be used in various ways for areas such as sales, marketing and training. The company has now announced it has been working with CoreSite to launch a virtual tour is a state-of-the-art data centre…

Co-op ‘Godzilla VR’ Game to Arrive at VR Arcades Across Japan Next Month

There’s no more befitting place or time for a roll-out of Godzilla VR, Bandai Namco’s latest addition to their Japan-based VR ZONE arcades. After all, November 3rd is Japan’s unofficial ‘Godzilla Day’, annually commemorating the giant lizard’s premiere on the silver screens in Japan back in 1954. As first reported by Japanese VR tech site Mogura VR, the…

Magic Leap Conference Teases Future Developments

The launch of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed reality (MR) headset was met with an ambivalent reception from users. Many analysts were critical of the device, saying its technology didn’t justify the hype that the company had used to promote its product. The Magic Leap conference, called LEAP Con, was aimed at showing…

Magic Leap Conference Teases Future Developments

The launch of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed reality (MR) headset was met with an ambivalent reception from users. Many analysts were critical of the device, saying its technology didn’t justify the hype that the company had used to promote its product. The Magic Leap conference, called LEAP Con, was aimed at showing…

Attack On Titan VR Attraction Coming To Tokyo

VR headsets let us step into some of our most favorite and iconic fictional worlds. I can stand at the edge of High Hrothgar, peering down at the rolling landscapes of Skyrim or fight off demons in DOOM VFR. Then if you venture over to Japan you can pilot a Gundam or in the VR…

Attack On Titan VR Attraction Coming To Tokyo

VR headsets let us step into some of our most favorite and iconic fictional worlds. I can stand at the edge of High Hrothgar, peering down at the rolling landscapes of Skyrim or fight off demons in DOOM VFR. Then if you venture over to Japan you can pilot a Gundam or in the VR…

Upskill Expand Skylight Early Access Programme

At the beginning of the month, Upskill – the United States-based enterprise software developer that creates augmented reality (AR) solutions with companies such as Accenture and The Boeing Company – revealed an Early Access release for its Skylight Mixed Reality platform on Microsoft HoloLens. Today at Augmented World Expo (AWE) Europe, Upskill followed up that…

Covert Hands-On: Local VR Co-Op Multiplayer Espionage For Oculus Go

Covert wasn’t a major, featured demo at the Oculus Connect 5 late last month. The show was dominated by the Quest news, large demo booths dedicated to fully untethered wireless games of Superhot and Tennis scramble, and a bank of Rift stations for upcoming titles like Defector and Stormland. But tucked away at the Oculus…

The Sims FreePlay Gets Impressive New AR Mode

This week Electronic Arts (EA) announced that as a part of its Brilliant Backyards update for The Sims FreePlay, the mobile life simulation game is getting augmented reality (AR) support. The AR mode is only compatible with iOS ARKit devices running iOS 12 or higher and requires an A9 processor or better. There’s a full…

VR Awards 2018: The Winners Speak

There are all kinds of awards out there – mainly because most everything has some organisation quantifying who are the best in what they do. Now we’re in the fourth quarter of the year it’s only natural that we end up seeing more awards ceremonies to reveal the high achievers of 2018. Earlier this week…