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…

HTC Expands Vive Sales Online To Best Buy, Walmart And Others

HTC announced today it is expanding the online presence of the HTC Vive to Best Buy’s website, Walmart.com, and other online retailers. There’s no price change to coincide with this, but the visibility alone should be a boon for the VR industry. “These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence and are…

E3 2017: Hands-On With Ambitious Sci-Fi Shooter Seeking Dawn

Unity’s Vision Summit keynote was home to a lot of news, but a certain game definitely stood out. Multiverse’s Seeking Dawn made an appearance and rocked the stage with a trailer that showed off a shooter with RPG elements and visuals that popped. Here at E3 2017 we got a chance to play some two-player…

Spider-man: Homecoming VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR

Spider-man: Homecoming is a return to the franchise that is getting big promotional push. It is the 3rd reboot of the series, but this one carries extra weight due to its ties to the official Marvel film universe owned by Disney. There are plenty of billboards scattered around, frequent commercials including the special and hilarious…

E3 2017: Hands-On With The PS VR Timed Exclusive Dino Frontier

Back in December, the 7-man team responsible for Wayward Sky unveiled details on their 2nd virtual reality game: Dino Frontier. The title was bringing the RTS/Settler Sim genres to the platform with a prehistoric twist and cartoon style. At E3, we got some hands-on time with the title and not only came away impressed with…

E3 2017: Raw Data Coming To PSVR And Unleashes New PvP Mode

Raw Data remains a favorite over here at UploadVR, previously called a “VR Dream Come True” when we finally got hands-on time with it. Despite only being an Early Access title, Raw Data hit the top of Steam’s global best-seller list and ushered in over $1 million in its first month. Announced during E3, Survios is…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 06/04/17

This week’s collection of new releases isn’t as overwhelming as last week, but there are a couple gems to be found. First up you’ll be clean out a monster-infested ship in intense sci-fi shooter Dead Effect 2. On the other side of the scale, you can run your own rice bowl dish shop in Counter Fight: Samurai Edition as…

Starbreeze Studios Is Creating A StarVR Game For The Mummy

In a regularly growing occurrence, another film franchise is getting some VR love. The Mummy, which hits theaters this week, replaces Brendan Fraser with Tom Cruise as Universal Pictures attempts to revive and reboot the series. Indie VR developer Starbreeze Studios is well acquainted with adapting film to a VR gaming experience having done John…

Breaking Bad Is Getting A VR Experience For PSVR

Virtual reality is an intriguing auxiliary tool for creatives, able to be used to supplement traditional media formats. Interactive VR experiences for film, virtual panels with actors and actresses, and even immersive streams for live events are growing in number. Not everyone is jumping at the opportunity to utilize the virtual platform but, as reported…

Intel Cuts 3-Year Deal With MLB For VR Broadcast Content

The NBA, NFL, and NCAA have all been tapped for virtual content on a regular basis and will likely continue to forge relationships with immersive content producers as the quality of the hardware and streams continue to increase. Now the MLB is making a big immersive splash with a 3-year partnership with Intel that will…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 05/28/17

Sorry for the absence, our release lists are back now! This week’s collection of new releases for the HTC Vive is quite dense and includes a solid handful of titles for you to consider adding to your library. Tales of Glory is the first highlight from the bunch, throwing players into huge battlefields with over 100…

Virtually Live Hires Media Expert Markus Tellenbach As New CEO

In the early stages of any industry, building a company and carving out a space as it grows is crucial. Virtually Live has done just that, positioning itself as a premier home for live event virtual reality. They’re turning live sporting events into interactive VR experiences and now Virtually Live has named Markus Tellenbach as their…

The Pro2 Adds 2D Print Images To Matterport’s Robust 3D Camera

Matterport has positioned itself as one of the most prominent VR companies, growing the company on a foundation of a large library of real places scanned into 3D that are being made available for VR as well. They’re able to do this with their proprietary camera and, now, they’re introducing a new model that not only…

ManoMotion’s SDK Welcomes Hand Gestures Development for AR/VR

Mobile VR’s high accessibility and convenience is looking more and more like the path of least resistance when it comes to virtual reality having a common presence in households. Price and form factor play a big part in this, but with those benefits comes a hindered experience when it comes to degrees of movement and…

The Mage’s Tale Officially Launches June 20 With A Pre-Order Discount

As noted in our initial coverage of The Mage’s Tale, the game’s developer inXile Entertainment has a track record for keeping old-school RPGs alive. The Mage’s Tale, which takes place in the same world as The Bard’s Tale, is a first-person dungeon crawler reminiscent of Elder Scrolls and Might and Magic. The marriage of VR’s…

Impressive Social VR Demo Combines Mouth and Eye Tracking

There are multiple initiatives across the VR industry attempting to provide the most immersive and involving social experience the platform can provide. Creators like Avi Shapiro of USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies are even working on ways to bring realistic avatars into VR content to enhance the immersion that much more. Shapiro’s project is technology…

Aryzon Pitched As The ‘Cardboard of Augmented Reality’

While Google Cardboard, Daydream, and the Samsung Gear VR lead the charge for accessible virtual reality headsets and experiences, augmented reality hasn’t had its full day in the sunshine. There’s already some ease-of-use for the platform via smartphones and their cameras, but the devices could benefit from the immersion of a dedicated headset. Enter Aryzon….

Silicon Valley’s Not HotDog AR App Is Actually Available For Download

HBO’s Silicon Valley is a consistently hilarious and enlightening look into the California high-tech hub. The show is told through the eyes of six men founding their own startup and their trials as they navigate the tech realm. The 4th season debuted in April this year and, on their 2nd episode, the show finally addresses virtual…

Watch Dancing With The Stars Two Part Finale In 360 Degrees

Major television series and networks regularly utilize 360-degree and VR to promote franchises, but we haven’t quite reached a time where they’re comfortable with providing alternate viewing methods on a consistent basis. Companies have opened their arms to Netflix and Hulu to a point, but we may be on the verge of a new simultaneous…

Japan’s Superhuman Sports Society Has Created Two AR Contests

From my perspective of being an American, Japan is consistently willing to push the envelope when it comes to entertainment. Popular shows like American Ninja Warrior and Iron Chef America are modeled after Japanese shows and clips from Japanese entertainment go viral regularly for outlandish activities and inspire spoofs galore. With such adventurous creative minds contributing…

I/O 2017: Google Unveils VPS – Indoor Navigation Through AR

Clay Bavor, VP of VR for Google, took the stage to share intriguing new information for immersive technology. He made a blockbuster announcement for the new standalone VR headset Google is working on with HTC and also shared that the S8 will finally be getting Daydream support. Not to be left out, AR also got some…

Google I/O: The New Google Lens Shows AR Potential

Google I/O’s 2017 keynote kicked off with some exciting statistics, showing off just how impactful and widespread the company’s applications are. There are 800 million Google Drive users and 500 million active Google Photos users. For hardware, they’ve even reached an incredible milestone with over 2 billion active Android devices. Later into the keynote, Google’s…