View Your Work-In-Progress With InstaVR’s New Live Previewer Tool

There are various platforms that help to foster that creative process in VR. InstaVR is among them, aiming to easily let you get an app onto all of the major VR headsets. The company announced a Live Previewer which is a tool that will improve efficiency by allowing creators to see what the application looks like…

Daydream And MLB Launch Documentary Style VR Series On The Verge

Athletic leagues have regularly utilized 360-degree video to give fans that can’t attend events in person a way to get a similar feeling from the comfort of their own homes. The MLB cut a deal with Intel in June involving broadcasts of their games, but the latest project is an immersive experience of a different…

The Five Best HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/23/17

This week’s top 5 covers a diverse collection of experiences. You’ll be employed as an all-powerful wizard, take down the Division of Steel in table-tennis, and more. Be sure to take a look at the rest of the games on this week’s list to see if there are some other hidden gems that scratch one…

HTC Vive Brings VR To The 3-Day Supergirl Pro Festival

HTC Vive announced it is partnering with Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro for female-focused VR programming and activities during the 3-day Supergirl Pro festival in Oceanside, California. Supergirl Pro, which takes place July 28th through July 30th, focuses on female empowerment for women in sports, entertainment, education, and culture. Vive will be delivering some immersive entertainment…

SDCC 2017: Warner Brothers Debuts Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Warner Brothers arrives at San Diego Comic-Con with arguably one of their largest lineups, with eyes on them for news on Blade Runner 2049, Justice League, and news for the individual DC comic book heroes. The VR industry and fans have another reason to be excited with the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s book Ready…

SDCC 2017: Your 3D Avatar Could Be Used In Ready Player One Film

A large part of the Ready Player One film will involve a virtual world that the lead character explores and Warner Brothers has put out a call for artists and creators to make a 3D avatar. Any interested can find more information here and we’ll update this story as more information is made available. Tagged…

The Five Best HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/16/17

As the VR ecosystem continues, so shall our coverage! Each week we’ll give a full list of all the releases per usual, but also highlight the 5 most interesting experiences each week. This week’s highlights go from 1 on 1 magical duels all the way to DJ’ing in a club, so you’re likely to find…

Superbright VR Debuts Co-Op Drawing Tool At 30 Year GIF Celebration

GIFs serve so many purposes but they have truly become the voice of a generation on social media. Giphy held a week-long gallery in June called TIME FRAME celebrating the GIF format that featured VR experiments, workshops, and creations from over 30 artists. One of the VR experiments came from Superbright VR and their collaborator Art404, as…

NZXT’s BLD Tool For Custom Computers Lacks VR, But It’s In The Plans

More and more gamers are becoming interested in the PC gaming world, but there’s a general knowledge barrier keeping them from taking the leap. When making that transition, “build your own” is the general consensus but how much you save building your own gaming rig has gotten significantly smaller with more custom build options around…

Atmospheric VR Adventure Hit Obduction Gets PS VR Release Date

Myst and Riven by Cyan Studios are games that etched out permanent spaces in video game history. The VR gaming ecosystem sees a lot of new faces springing up to take advantage of the potential of virtual gaming, but the industry greatly benefits from a development team with an established gaming lineage. That’s exactly what…

Bovington Tank Museum Is Using VR/AR For An Exhibit

Museums are homes to so many facets of the world’s history, but many don’t realize the efforts that go into recreating and/or acquiring the different items on display. If somehow a certain challenge to acquire a rare artifact is insurmountable, as was true when the Bovington Tank Museum was unable to obtain one of the…

MelodyVR Bolsters Artist Stable With Sony Music Partnership

With VR developing as a premium and exciting new option for live events, various entities are working to secure partnerships with media companies for rights to their content. MelodyVR is largely dependant on those partnerships, giving them access to artists under different music labels, and they’ve locked in another major one that’s sure to benefit…

There’s Virtual Mario And Dragonball Z At Bandai Namco’s VR Park

In April we reported that Bandai Namco was bringing the largest VR arcade of its kind in Japan’s Kabukicho district in Tokyo. Called VR Zone: Project I Can, we didn’t have a lot of details on coming attractions at the time but content inspired by anime like a Gundam-esque fighting game looked to be a part…

Unity Is Creating VR Ads For A New Film In The Saw Horror Franchise

Various industries are regularly embracing VR’s potential to expand their business and film has been heavily active in a variety of ways. In addition to several tie-in VR experiences we’ve seen, the dawn of immersive VR ads are now a thing as well. Today, we’ve learned that Lionsgate is embracing that concept by partnering with Unity…

AR Startup WaveOptics Targets New Markets With $16 Million Funding

When writing about the future of mixed reality in December, we highlighted WaveOptics‘ efforts to curve the scalability and quality issues that were plaguing MagicLeap at the time. The company’s patented waveguide provides a hologram-based alternative to conventional augmented reality projection and they’re taking the £12 million ($15.6 million) from a series B round of funding…

Onward’s Community Running eSports Championship This Weekend

Quality games throughout various genres are sprouting up all over VR’s ecosystem, but we’re only just on the verge of getting major multiplayer experiences. Echo Arena looks poised to find a foothold in the competitive sporting event genre and it looks like a highly regarded VR shooter is ready to make big splash for VR…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/09/17

Welcome to a new week of HTC Vive releases, far removed from the storm that was the Steam summer sale. Things are somewhat back to normal and we have a couple highlights to check out. Balloon Chair Death Match is a unique deathmatch concept that takes really good advantage of VR’s immersion by having you up in…

Mantis Integrated PlayStation VR Headphones Coming August 1st

VR headset manufacturers are likely hard at work finding ways to improve and update the design and components to provide an even better product in the future. Third-parties are also building different peripherals to improve the user experience, and bionik has set a date for the release of their integrated PS VR headphones: August 1st….

Studio Share Brings Cooperative Sculpting To Oculus Medium

Oculus Medium is a creative platform that enables users to create amazingly detailed digital sculptures using the power of VR with their Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. It launched with the Touch controllers back in December of 2016 but the platform has since evolved and is now getting a big, new feature that lets you…

Experience Gran Turismo Sport And Its VR Mode In October 2017

Big name franchises with VR capabilities are something to be cherished as the platform continues to grow. As seen with Resident Evil 7 early this year, recognized names do wonders for exposure and inspire people to test VR out. The Gran Turismo series is a legendary series of racers and its next installment, along with its limited…

Watch Celebrities Race Acuras On Augmented Reality Tracks

Vehicle concepts have flirted with augmented reality from windshield displays all the way to Panasonic’s recent concept for a completely decked out cockpit. Acura has decided to couple AR and their cars in a completely different way by having celebrities race real cars around a large empty parking lot while viewing AR tracks that can…

Newly Launched RE:NEW Is Your Portal To Virtual Reality Wellness Apps

VR’s software ecosystem is home to plenty of escapism experiences that transport you to serene environments for calming gameplay and interaction as a way to promote wellness. RE:NEW, a project from NewPathVR, is a portal that points users straight toward various wellness applications. VR has a large scattered mess of content that’s progressively getting larger. With so…

The Mk Player360 Turns Your Room Into A 360-Degree Media Screen

Your bedroom is a place of peace and expression and there are a handful of ways to make it resemble the dreamscapes you occasionally wake from. Art on your walls and ceilings, 3D domes that project stars all over, and more. The Mk Player360, from Broomx Technologies, is a powerful and compact device that takes this…

Amazon’s Prime Day Offers Discounts On PSVR and HTC Vive

So many of us have barely recovered from the Steam Summer Sale and we’re already being hit with another wave of attacks on our wallet via Amazon’s Prime Day. If you haven’t pulled the trigger on the next level of entertainment, there’s no better time than now with PSVR and HTC Vive both available in…

Oculus Teams With The Hills Have Eyes Director For VR Horror Anthology

Oculus and Alexandre Aja, the director of films such as The Hills Have Eyes and the Daniel Radcliffe-led dark fantasy Horns, are teaming up with Future Lighthouse for a few VR horror tales. They’ll be working together on a horror anthology that will take advantage of VR’s immersive storytelling potential to dive into your childhood fears. Titled…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/02/17

If you’ve survived the Steam summer sale, things have returned to normal with a collection of new releases for the HTC Vive. The most significant highlights this week are both of the creative slant. Google has added another potential mainstay to the VR ecosystem with Blocks, a creative platform that caters to a varying degree of…

Enter The World of Blade Runner 2049 In VR During San Diego Comic Con

Immersive media and science fiction works are a perfect marriage, using cutting edge tech to show off amazing fictional worlds that feel like they may be just over the technological horizon. The sci-fi universe of Blade Runner stands as one of the most important in film history and, alongside being brought back to life with a sequel…