Poker VR is Reportedly the Highest Grossing Free-to-Play Oculus Game

Free-to-play gaming is, for better or worse, big business. The idea is to get you in for free and then entice you with in-game power-ups, cosmetics, and upgrades that you can purchase with in-game currency. You can earn these digital dollars or, of course, you can always buy some with real world cash. Free-to-play business…

Vive: 70 Percent of Viveport Trial Users Become Paying Subscribers

The HTC Vive is arguably the most popular high-end VR headset on the planet. Now, Vive is trying to do for VR software what it did for VR hardware through its software subscription service known as Viveport. – Viveport is Vive’s online game and experience store. With Viveport Subscription, users can select up to 5…

Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are two of the most compelling and fastest growing sectors in today’s technological landscape. Analysts often focus on which of these world-changers are “winning” or which is “better” for investors and the general public to focus on. One pair of artists, however, wants to ask “porque no los dos?” Taryn…

Magic Leap And Shaq Announce NBA AR App Partnership

One of the VR/AR world’s very few “unicorns” just announced its first major content partnership with the National Basketball Association. The Florida-based Magic Leap has raised $1.9 billion from heavy hitters like Google Ventures and the Alibaba Research group. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz revealed in an interview last night at the Code Media conference…

AR Company Meta Sues Competitor For Alleged IP Theft

Augmented reality startup Meta is suing a competitor called Dreamworld for alleged intellectual property misappropriation in a case that mentions fake identities and this very publication. Stay with us. A few months ago, I took a trip to San Mateo to visit a new AR startup called Dreamworld. One of their founders, a man who…

Potential Bethesda Leak Suggests Skyrim VR Is In The Works

A 4Chan user is claiming to know details about Bethesda’s upcoming press conference including the announcement of a brand new IP and a Skyrim VR adaptation. The poster, going by the moniker “Bethesda Leaks” alleges that the studio will be unveiling a brand new game called Starfield during their E3 press conference next week, but…

Apple’s ARKit Evolves Pokemon GO

Today at WWDC Apple announced a slew of updates across its many product lines. Among these announcements were a few eyebrow raising nods toward immersive tech upgrades and how they can help improve popular applications such as Pokemon GO. In addition to showing an HTC Vive finally being powered by an Apple computer, the company also showed off…

Hands-On: ODG Keeps Getting Stronger With 6 DOF Upgrade For AR Glasses

You can count the number of serious augmented reality players on one hand. The Osterhout Design Group snags one of those spots. ODG has been working in this space for decades now. Long before Pokemon GO and Snapchat filters there were the “black” government and military contracts that funded ODG’s early attempts to make AR feasible. The culmination…

Dragon Front 2.0 Brings New Campaign, New Boosters and New Champions

High Voltage Studios announced a major update for its Oculus exclusive collectible card game Dragon Front. Update 2.0 is available for download today in the Oculus store. It will bring a new campaign mode, new champions for your favorite faction and new cards via booster packs. According to Dragon Front’s updated store page, the full…

Epic Games Distributes Grants To VR Devs Including Robo Recall Mod Team

During a week where Unity gained a $400 million influx of investment capital, it’s chief rival Epic Games is working to spend $5 million of its own money to facilitate game development for the Unreal Engine. Like Unity, Unreal is a game creation platform that provides both aspiring creators and large, established teams with the tools they…

To The Top Review: Lightning Fast VR Parkour Is A Must Play

Ever since the console wars of the 1990s video game fans have been obsessed with how things look. For decades now gamers have been captivated by concepts like 8 bit, 16 bit,  HD, 4K,  “Mode 7,” or even the infamous “blast processing” that makes the Sega Genesis so obviously superior to any other console. Today, games look…

Microsoft Research Reveals New, Slimmed Down AR Glasses

The Microsoft Research Team revealed  a new pair of augmented reality glasses today that offer an exciting form factor, even if their performance isn’t up to snuff. The new lenses were made known to the world in a research paper titled Holographic Near-Eye Displays for Virtual and Augmented Reality penned by Microsoft’s Andrew Maimone, Andreas Georgio and Joel Kollin. Their…

SteamVR Home Beta Adds Social Features In Major Update

SteamVR is an essential platform for virtual reality and, starting today, exploring it is about to get a whole lot better. In a community post published today, Valve Software is announcing a major update that will vastly improve the way users can interact with VR content and friends. SteamVR Home is the name of a new beta program…

Europe PSVR Bundle Gives You Farpoint For Free…But No Aim Controller

A new bundled deal for Sony’s Playstation VR headset is currently being offered in Europe that brings you one of the system’s hottest games…but without the key accessory that makes it enjoyable. Farpoint is a first person shooter that released this week for the PSVR. The game is a fairly straightforward sci-fi shoot-em-up with just enough…

NVIDIA Estimates VR Is 20 Years Away From Resolutions That Match The Human Eye

Virtual reality has a resolution problem but according to one of the industry’s most active corporations, we may only be a couple decades away from 100% believable digital worlds. Jason Paul is the general manger responsible for overall virtual reality strategy at NVIDIA — a leading manufacturer of graphics processors and other complimentary technologies. NVIDIA’s GPUs are…

Community Download: Will Microsoft’s Headsets Be Upstarts Or Afterthoughts For VR?

Microsoft is partnering with manufacturers like Acer, Lenovo, and HP to create a new line of virtual reality headsets. These devices will be competitively priced, at around $300-$400 each or less, but comparatively, as capable as the highest quality headsets on paper: the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Microsoft is relying on reduced price, easy cooperation with Windows, and…

Haptic Skin Created By Cornell Research Lab Makes VR Feel More Human

Virtual reality is great at bringing two of our senses into the digital world: sight and sound. That VR tech is already well-established and improving rapidly. However, we still aren’t at a point where we can touch, smell, or taste things inside of a VR headset. Obviously taste is the most important of these to solve (can…

Disney Backed Jaunt And OminVirt Are Partnering To Put More Ads Into VR

Virtual reality is here to stay but, at this point, it’s still trying to figure out exactly how to generate revenue. One tried and true method in Silicon Valley for turning an idea into cash is to start tying advertisements to it. Now, a partnership between the Disney-backed Jaunt and 360 advertising startup Omnivirt is going to…

Disney Backed Jaunt And OmniVirt Are Partnering To Put More Ads Into VR

Virtual reality is here to stay but, at this point, it’s still trying to figure out exactly how to generate revenue. One tried and true method in Silicon Valley for turning an idea into cash is to start tying advertisements to it. Now, a partnership between the Disney-backed Jaunt and 360 advertising startup OmniVirt is going to…

Microsoft Shows AR/VR Concept That Could Revolutionize How We Work

Microsoft owns the enterprise computing space. Windows-powered PCs run a huge portion of the global workforce. Today, the company demonstrated how its Windows Mixed Reality initiative could potentially be used in that massive market. During the keynote address of its annual Build conference, Microsoft invited members of the Cirque du Soleil team up on stage. The members…

30 Million Americans Plan To Buy Sony’s PSVR According To Nielsen Report

For the eighth consecutive year, Nielsen has conducted research into the way Americans view and consume gaming. This year’s report is indicating that the demand for and awareness of virtual reality hardware has gone up significantly in the past 12 months. Unsurprisingly, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset is continuing to grow in popularity. This latest edition…

Counter-Strike VR Is (Basically) Here And Its Name Is Pavlov

A new update to the indie-created multiplayer team shooter, Pavlov VR by davevillz,  is making the game like new. And by like new I mean like another game. And by another game I mean Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Pavlov is now basically CS:GO in virtual reality and it rocks. Much like its chief competition for the…

Project Holodeck From NVIDIA Is A Social VR Space With Realistic Physics

NVIDIA CEO Jensnen Huang took the stage at GTC 2017 today to share what the GPU manufacturer is up to concerning deep learning, ray tracing, and virtual reality. To this latter point, Huan announced Project Holodeck — an upcoming social VR Experience that will allow multiple users to occupy a single digital space. To demonstrate…

Facebook Is Shutting Down VR Content Division Oculus Story Studio

In a surprise announcement, Facebook is announcing today that it will be shuttering Oculus Story Studio. Story Studio is the team within Oculus that focused on the creation of narrative driven virtual reality content like the emmy award winning Henry, emotionally moving story Dear Angelica and breakout content like Lost. Story Studio is also the creator of Quill…

More Than 5 Percent Of Facebook’s Employees Are Working On VR

Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant. Words spoken by Oculus team’s head of PC VR Brendan Iribe and a passage from Facebook’s quarterly report indicate more than five percent of the company’s total workforce are devoted to virtual reality in…

Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle

A man in Cambridge, Massachusetts has lost over 50 pounds through the use of a virtual reality bicycle. William Brierly is 36-years-old. He works on marketing and public relations for a VR startup known as VirZoom. VirZoom has created a combined hardware/software product that syncs virtual reality experiences to your efforts on a stationary bicycle. VirZoom offers…