Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

Repelling from a helicopter and zip-lining in VR will have your heart pounding. What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself. Taking over an entire 60,000 square foot city block,…

Brie Larson Narrates Latest ‘Space Explorers’ VR Series

Episode two now available on the Oculus Store. Before Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson blasts off in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel feature film, she’ll take us on a VR journey into how us Earthlings are exploring and colonizing space. Narrated by Larson, Space Explorers: Taking Flight is the second episode in a multi-part VR…

Tilt Brush Introduces New Brushes and Tools

The VR painting tool just got even better. Part of what keeps us coming back to Tilt Brush all the time is seeing what others are able to do with the 3D painting tool. While it can be as simple as choosing from a variety of brushes, colors, and effects to begin painting, we constantly…

Oculus TV Now Available on Oculus Go

Tune in today. Oculus TV has finally arrived on Oculus Go. Originally expected to launch last month, Oculus TV is exactly what the name suggests, a TV viewing app for VR. But Oculus TV hopes to go beyond just a giant screen to enjoy television programming in VR. Instead, Oculus wants to make Oculus TV…

Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

Mixed reality is one of the best ways to capture a real-world person interacting with VR environments and objects. And i’m not talking about Microsoft’s marketing use of the word “mixed reality” to describe their product line. The best way to describe mixed reality capture is the process of recording or broadcasting a third-person view…

SPACES Debuts Multi-Sensory Terminator VR Experience

The team-based attraction will have you infiltrating Skynet and blasting your way through Terminators. Sitting in the heart of Los Angeles’ booming entertainment industry, rests a discreet warehouse. From the outside, it looks like any other studio space littered throughout the city—but this one was different. Little did I know I was about to join…

WWDC: Apple Previews Shared AR App Experiences

A new file format (USDZ) makes way for ARKit multi-user support. Apple continues to jump firmly into the world of augmented reality (AR). Announced during WWDC, you can soon expect AR apps to have multi-user functions, letting you see and share AR experiences with friends at the same time. “AR is transformational technology.” Craig Federighi,…

Oculus Venues Arrives for Oculus Go and Gear VR

Your ticket to live social events in VR is here. You can now watch live concerts, sports, and comedy shows with friends in VR. A month after the launch of Oculus’ $200 standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, the long teased Oculus Venues app is finally available for download. Available on both Oculus Go and Gear…

Play Boggle With Friends in VR

The popular Hasbro game is now available in Oculus Rooms. When the $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus was announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, it was clear that Facebook wanted to make the Oculus Go headset your next social entertainment device. In addition to finally announcing a launch date for Oculus Go, Oculus also…

Play Boggle With Friends in VR

The popular Hasbro game is now available in Oculus Rooms. When the $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus was announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, it was clear that Facebook wanted to make the Oculus Go headset your next social entertainment device. In addition to finally announcing a launch date for Oculus Go, Oculus also…

First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. Available for sale on Oculus.com in 23 countries, online from Amazon, or in Best Buy Stores in the U.S., the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers…

Oculus Go Has Arrived and It’s a Big Deal

The $200 Oculus Go is the most accessible VR headset today. Up until now, one of the biggest barriers to entry for VR has been price. Headset adoption has taken a conservative growth path, mostly due in part to high prices of PC-required systems or just requiring consumers to own a specific line of VR…

How Steven Spielberg Used VR to Shoot ‘Ready Player One’

The HTC Vive was used to frame shots in VR. Virtual reality took center stage in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One blockbuster film when it was released March 29th. But we are also learning how immersive technology played a role during the actual production of the movie too. In a new video shared by HTC…

Covering Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ in VR

What happens when you can record yourself in VR creating beats from game sounds and musical notes from apps like Soundstage VR? You make a cover song for Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” and turn it into one sweet music video of course. Musician Chase Holfelder created a cover for “Virtual Insanity” using only instruments and sounds…

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances. The world’s largest VR & AR conference is back again May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There’s quite no conference like VRLA. Part industry event and part immersive tech festival, VRLA is a place where seasoned veterans can catch up on…

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances. The world’s largest VR & AR conference is back again May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There’s quite no conference like VRLA. Part industry event and part immersive tech festival, VRLA is a place where seasoned veterans can catch up on…

YouTube Broadcasting Coachella Livestream in VR180 this Weekend

Tune in to Coachella’s YouTube Channel to watch select live performances April 13 – 15. One of the first festivals to bring VR to the masses with custom Google Cardboard headsets mailed to ticket holders back in 2016, Coachella has aways been experimenting with immersive technology and exploring new ways they can bring the music…

This Theme Park Has A VR Water Slide

The German waterpark lets riders strap on a waterproof VR headset. From VR roller coaster rides at Sea World to shooting yourself out of a cannon, we’ve seen a range of exhilarating ways VR can bring theme park rides into the future. Now one startup is taking water slides to the next level with submersible…

Hands On With The HTC Vive Pro

The Vive Pro is coming and there’s also a discounted bundle for those just getting started. Two weeks ago, pre-orders opened up for HTC’s $799 Vive Pro VR headset. The upgraded headset touts a 78% increase in resolution, improved audio, and additional comfort features that should have you spending more time in VR. For those…

Chinese Funeral Parlor Gives Death Tours in VR

Visitors could virtually participate in a death experience. The largest funeral home in Beijing China, Babaoshan, opened up their doors to the public last week for a day of tours, showing off everything that’s included when you have to say your last goodbyes. Built in 1958, the funeral home gave on-site visitors a look at…

Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. Overnight, North Korean and Chinese media confirmed a meeting took place between the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping at the Chinese Beijing capital. The surprise two-day visit is the North Korean leader’s first known overseas trip since taking power. While discussions around denuclearization…

Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality

AssembleAR uses AR to help you through the steps of assembling IKEA furniture. Toronto based designer, Adam Pickard took one look at the IKEA Place app and was immediately impressed with how AR has the potential to play a larger role furniture shopping. But at the same time, Pickard also had a vision of something…

AR Tamagotchi, Pottery Barn, eBay and More Announced at GDC

Google also released their own “Just A Line” creative AR illustration app. Last month, Google launched ARCore 1.0, making AR development faster and easier for even more mobile devices. At the time, we got a preview of a handful of apps that developers were already building with Google’s augmented reality platform, including apps from Porsche,…

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers. Announced today on the company’s site, developers can now explore Magic Leap’s software development kit and dive into the Creator Portal to find documentation,…

HTC Vive Announces Vive Pro Pricing at $799

Pre-orders start today. Current Vive headset gets price-cut. We finally have a price for the recently unveiled Vive Pro, HTC’s upgraded Vive VR headset that promises improved resolution, audio, and comfort. HTC Vive announced that the Vive Pro headset will be available for $799 with global pre-orders starting today. All Vive Pro headsets purchased by…

HTC Vive Announces Vive Pro Pricing at $799

Pre-orders start today. Current Vive headset gets price-cut. We finally have a price for the recently unveiled Vive Pro, HTC’s upgraded Vive VR headset that promises improved resolution, audio, and comfort. HTC Vive announced that the Vive Pro headset will be available for $799 with global pre-orders starting today. All Vive Pro headsets purchased by…

CNN VR App Brings News to Oculus Rift

Wolf Blitzer introduces us to the future of news in VR. Just over a year ago CNN dove head first into VR, launching a VR journalism unit and platform dubbed CNNVR. Now the broadcast news network is launching a VR news app just for the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift app, also named CNNVR, lets…

‘The Walking Dead’ Launching Location-Based AR Game

Google Maps will power the Pokémon GO like app. We’re finally getting a preview of AMC’s upcoming location-based augmented reality (AR) game based on the hit series “The Walking Dead.” Dubbed “The Walking Dead: Our World,” the game will feature location as a core element of gameplay, closely following the Pokémon GO model for location-based AR…

Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR

The stunning seven-minute guided tour is now available on Steam VR. Google is working on ways to create the most realistic sense of presence while in VR. To help with that, Google has been experimenting with light fields to show how VR can come as close as possible to what you’d actually see if you…