Google Play Awards Add VR And AR Categories

Taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, Google I/O is an outdoor developer festival that lasts for three days. On May 17th – 19th, there will be hands-on learning, tech keynotes, and insight on Google’s latest developer products in the 2nd annual event. The festival will also be home to the Google Play…

Digital Domain Reveals New Solutions For VR Broadcasting And Publishing

As 360-degree and virtual content grows, many entities are attempting to gain a foothold on either the content creation aspect or the side that provides the hardware and software for such creation. Digital Domain is a creative force in media that specializes in transportive content and they consider themselves one of the pioneers when it…

Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Debut Can Be Seen At Tribeca Film Festival Starting Today

World renowned publications like TIME Inc haven’t been shy about embracing VR and 360-degree video for their newest content, and rightfully so. The immersive storytelling platform opens doors for interesting and emotionally impactful content. The work of park rangers is largely thankless, but National Geographic’s Documentary Film division has announced a new project honed in…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another…

Rick and Morty VR Features A Knockoff Version Of Roy: A Life Well Lived

Spoilers for Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Season 2, Episode 2, of the cartoon are found below. Continue at your own risk! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5/10 from us when it released yesterday, is filled to the brim with references from and gameplay elements related to some of the most…

ODG Opens Preorders For Their Hazard Certified AR Glasses

Founded in 1999, the ODG (Osterhout Design Group) has thrived as a tech incubator specializing in high-performance electronics in a small form factor. Today they build mobile wearable tech and products for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. ODG previously brought their augmented R-7 smart glasses to market featuring 64gb of storage, Bluetooth functionality, and even an…

The CaptoGlove Is A VR Hand Controller Already Funded On Kickstarter

Whether by haptic claws or well-designed VR controllers like the Oculus Touch, there’s a mission to bring an intricate level of control to VR involving natural interaction with our hands. Since kids, we’ve emulated different devices with our hands like making a gun for cops and robber with index finger and thumb extended from a fist….

Farm 51 Abandons VR Functionality In Upcoming Shooter Get Even

Game development is difficult, and VR game development is often harder. In the past, we’ve reported on different entities coming to grips with the difficulties of VR development from Star Citizen’s concerns with frame rate to the developer of Nebulous warning that the non-VR version of a VR game can damage both final products. The global…

April Fools’ Day 2017: Roundup of the Best VR/AR Pranks

April Fools’ Day is a holiday that you either love or absolutely hate, likely dependent on what side of the joke you end up on. Some just enjoy the hijinks altogether and there’s no doubting that millions will be on the lookout for the next well written or produced prank. Some goofs catch us unaware…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 03/26/17

It’s a new week and you have quite an impressive collection of new Vive games to choose from including gorgeous narrative experiences and intense shooters. First up we have Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, a VR port of the HD remaster of the original game. With the single player campaign and both competitive and cooperative…

Create Your Own Interactive VR Characters With Limitless’ Toolset

There are many experiments by creators utilizing the VR platform as they try to find unique content that’s either fully interactive or more of a hands-off narrative experience. Gary The Gull is an attempt that floats in between the two styles as a short film with reactive AI. Gary’s interactive elements were made possible by…

I Am Because of You Is Impactful VR Created On A $10,000 Budget

VR and 360-degree media creation are becoming more and more accessible as inexpensive software and cameras are made available, but they’re still pricey endeavors. Take into account that you’re not just shooting footage in one direction and you’ll understand that the immersive content can be a stout investment of time as well as money. That…

Facebook’s Oculus Celebrates 1 Year Rift Anniversary With Huge Sale

A year later, Facebook just made a major hire for its VR hardware division and will be charging forward in the effort to make VR more mainstream. Also, Oculus would love for people to stop saying VR doesn’t have any games. There are plenty of solid titles across VR platforms and Oculus is celebrating its library…

Report: Disney CEO Chooses AR Over VR For The Legendary Theme Parks

Disney is one of the biggest names in entertainment and there’s a level of quality that comes with the Disney brand. From classic animated features to the relatively newer relationship with Marvel comics and Star Wars brands, the company puts its best foot forward and supplies young and old fans with visual feasts. Thee company’s…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 03/19/17

This week we’ve got quite a few new experiences to check out, including quite a few that are free to play. For the creative types, ShapeLab is a tool for you to create virtual sculptures and you have the option to collaborate with a friend online. Kira, on the other hand, is an immersive experience…