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…

Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

Beyond the well-known gaming experiences, immersive reality impacts a collection of entertainment industries by way of ads, live event broadcasts, news shows, and more. Different markets are catering to these new experiences to varying degrees and New York continues to make significant efforts. One example of the increased exposure in New York City is VR…

Call Of Cthulhu From Cyanide Studios May Eventually Get VR Support

Behind closed doors at E3 2017 journalists were given a glimpse of Cyanide Studio‘s Call of Cthulhu. The game embraces its Lovecraftian roots fully, giving players an opportunity to explore a mystery that could end with them going absolutely mad. It’s a formula that should work wonderfully for VR and, while the developers are certainly…

Nokia And Xiaomi Team Up To Explore VR And AR Patents

Mobile is the path of least resistance when it comes to introducing the masses to virtual and augmented reality and many eyes are on this particular branch of technology as breakthroughs are made in pursuit of delivering a powerful experience. It pays to have some big names innovating with VR/AR and two huge tech entities…

Skybound Wants You To Make The Tough Decisions In Walking Dead VR

In virtual reality and traditional gaming, zombie experiences are all the rage. Post-apocalyptic survival is a fantasy of many and VR gives them the opportunity to be thrust into dangerous worlds riddled with the shambling undead. A select handful of games give players a lot of control as they navigate and survive these worlds, even…

You Could Get Trained By Manny Pacquiao In VR And Fight For Real

There’s a lot of physical exertion in a great deal of virtual experiences, some designed specifically with this in mind and others reaching such heightened levels simply as a byproduct of gameplay design. Boxing, otherwise known as the sweet science, is known to have one of the most grueling training regiments of all sports and…

Oculus Adds Support For Native Mixed Reality Capture

When trying to sell someone on the wonder that is virtual reality, it’s better to show than to tell. Explaining the incredible immersion that a solid virtual reality experience provides is difficult to put into words, but showing someone playing or allowing  a person to play themselves is the quickest path to amazement. Mixed reality…

Universal Is Researching AR And VR For Their Theme Park Rides

Parks like Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure are wonderful and exciting experiences, serving as gateways to a collection of fantasies. Various other parks are experimenting with immersive technology to bring more fun to their patrons and it looks like Universal is at least considering some changes. Bizjournals spotted a new patent that shows Universal…

Hands-On With Cinematic On-Rails Mech Shooter Archangel

We’ve watched massive robots in various films and controlled them in some games, wondering when we’d get a realistic experience that really makes us feel like the pilot of a massive machine. Arcades have been destinations for large rigs that emulate the type of experience we desire but VR, as a platform, is the perfect…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 06/25/17

This week is extremely light on new Vive  releases, most developers and publishers likely making the smart decision to stay out of the way of Steam’s infamous Summer Sale. The big highlight from this week is Zombie Hobby, a zombie shooter with a unique art style that only equips you with household items. In the meantime,…

Get Front Row For Queen And Adam Lambert In “VR The Champions”

The importance of live events to VR continues to grow as more apps and headsets become more accessible. Providing people with the perspectives that VR can afford gives the impression of a premium experience and more groups continue to embrace the technology for their shows, concerts, and sporting events. The bigger the name, the better…

VRotica Is A Standalone Headset Dealing Exclusively In Immersive Porn

The adult entertainment industry is influential, and it’s safe to say that if there’s a new media device, chances are people will find a way to watch porn on it. Erotic content was an early part of the conversation when VR headsets really took off and curators of that type of content have even had booths…

See How Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Works In This Demo Video

Less than a week ago new models of Valve’s prototype Knuckles controller surfaced in SteamVR Home. The device is an attempt to innovate in the VR space with controllers that allow you to grab and release in VR without being concerned with dropping a controller. The prototype has made rounds to select developers as they…

E3 2017: A Hands-On, High Speed Trek Through Sprint Vector

Fast experiences in VR have to tread a thin line when giving players freedom over control. Locomotion is a fickle beast in the virtual ecosystem as developers continue to experiment as they seek a perfect balance of movement of comfort. Survios has established itself as a leading VR developer with its game Raw Data, but…

E3 2017: Hands-On With VR Hand Controller CaptoGlove

Immersive experiences are the foundation of VR’s growth and devs or creators continue to find ways to keep the illusion from being broken as long as they can. Controller input is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to this, but the team behind CaptoGlove is utilizing our natural gestures to keep players engaged….

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 06/18/17

Welcome to another week chronicling the latest releases for HTC Vive. We’ve got a couple highlights for you that are of incredibly different flavors. Chess Ultra is a visually impressive experience that pits you either against online players or a collection of AI modeled after chess grandmasters. VINDICTA channels expertise of a different kind, giving you a shooting experience…

Holo Introduces Holograms Of Real People to Your Pictures And Videos

8i continues to blaze a trail through the immersive industry with its capture technology, cultivating partnerships with companies such as L’Oreal and even enabling legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin to give us an in-person explanation on how we’ll colonize Mars. VidCon is a celebration of online videos from the viewers to the creators and 8i took…

HTC Drops Vive Price To Take Advantage Of Steam’s Summer Sale

Gamers rejoice. Wallets retreat. The Steam Summer sale has arrived! Our list of some of the best deals goes live a bit later today and it’s been proven that Valve regularly attacks our savings accounts but HTC is getting in on the conflict this time around. Not only has the HTC Vive been dropped down…

Co-op Raids, Updated Gyms, And More For Pokemon Go’s Anniversary

Though not in the massive droves that came with the launch of the game, you’ll still see a few people out in public trying to catch-em-all, and the developers are continuing to enhance the application. Niantic is celebrating the first anniversary of Pokemon Go with co-op raids, a reworked gym system, new items, and more….

E3 2017: Hands-On With Gran Turismo Sport’s VR Mode

The hype for Gran Turismo’s VR Tour has been tempered regularly since it was announced, boiling down to a limited mode that supports only one versus one racing. Despite that, the experience has an opportunity to show off what some photo-realistic racing could look like in VR and we went hands-on with it at E3…

Valve’s Knuckles Controller Prototype Found In SteamVR Home

Innovation around VR controllers is an ever-evolving conversation and Valve revealed prototypes for a new style of input in October of last year and, in a hands-on report with the prototype, people reported an intuitive way of input that focused on manipulating a virtual world and virtual objects without pressing buttons. Valve has continued working on…

Best Oculus Rift Games Of E3 2017

Last year’s E3 was pivotal for virtual reality due to it taking place before the launch of Oculus Touch and PlayStation VR (PSVR,) a fact reflected on the expo floor with a heavier presence then. Although 2017 didn’t have quite as large of a presence overall, there were still plenty of quality experiences that the…