VR vs. Data

It has suddenly dawned on me as I begin to write this that the title makes it sound like I’m going to be laying down the law – or should that be Lore? – on Brent Spiner this week on VR vs. I can assure you, however, that’s definitely not the case. But at the…

Trailer and Release Date for The Exorcist: Legion VR – Chapter 4 Revealed

When it comes to iconic horror film franchises various ones spring to mind. The likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Hellraiser, Saw, Scream have all continued to have a devoted following over the years. Saw is, of course, still ongoing. Hellraiser: Judgment, the tenth instalment in that franchise came out earlier this year…

Life in 360°: Nakuru Kuru: Awakening

In the UK we have a saying: “You wait ages for a bus… and then two come along at once.” This is usually referred to as a London bus, and sometimes the number is far greater than two. Basically it refers to not just users of public transport’s common knowledge, but that when you convince…

Competition: Win A Copy Of Fantasy/Horror Adventure Gates Of Nowhere

Dungeons have a well deserved bad rap. There’s never a good dungeon is there? It’s always full of monsters and demons and some kind of all-encompassing evil that’s plotting to take over the world, or smite the village, or make off with all your gold, your womenfolk or your children. (Sometimes all three.) They’re always…

Vuzix M300’s Set To Feature Strongly At German Industry Event

As I have written once before, earlier this year, when it comes to companies in the immersive technology industry keeping you up to date with their activities perhaps no one (save for the big names like Oculus and HTC Vive) keep people informed as regularly as the team at Vuzix. A leading supplier of smart-glasses and…

Life In 360°: Riding The Waves

It’s funny how talking about the past can apparently summon it. Have you ever had one of those situations where you’re reminiscing, perhaps about an old friend you’ve not seen in apparently forever and then scarcely a hand full of days later you bump into them somewhere entirely unexpected? Strange as it may seem I’ve…

Rebellion Confirm Non-VR Battlezone Gold Edition

If you had to ask us at VRFocus to name our favourite virtual reality (VR) videogames – and in particular those on PlayStation VR, you’d find a number of us will list UK developer Rebellion’s VR adaption of the classic tank-shooter series Battlezone. In fact, when we reviewed the title following its jump to PC…

Jam Studio VR Gets Into The Groove With New Content And Compatibility

It was back in September last year that we first brought you news of Jam Studio VR from Vive Studios and Beamz Interactive. A virtual reality (VR) musical experience that utilised the HTC Vive in order to help teach both would-be musicians (and people who just want to make a lot of noise) in the way of playing…

The Xenomorphs Are Out To Play In ALIEN: DESCENT

If you read a post I made earlier post today about Canadian videogame The Station, which is coming to virtual reality (VR) on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR you’ll have seen I started it by paraphrasing the classic tagline to the film Alien – ‘In space, no one can hear you scream.’ At…

Room-scale VR Experience VESTIGE Gets Purchased Even Before Tribeca Premiere

At the beginning of February, shortly after the Sundance Film Festival took place, we brought you news that ZIKR: A Sufi Revival – which VRFocus reported on several times throughout the first couple of months of 2018 – had been purchased by documentary producer, sales agent and theatrical distributor Dogwoof. Now one of the individual’s behind Dogwoof has secured…

Life In 360°: The Mother Of The Nation

No matter where you go in the world there’s always something new, diverse and impressive to see. Always a view of a culture, a people, a city, a country, a tradition that gets you thinking or feeling. One of the great things about 360 degree video is it provides the opportunity to experience such places…

VR Haptics Development Firm exiii Secures $750K In Funding To Support Work

Generating funding for virtual reality (VR) and other immersive technology-related projects can be somewhat hit and miss. It’s certainly not an easy proposition for many. Yet for every cancelled Kickstarter and canned project there is a developer or studio who acquire funding from either the public, specific organisations or private hedge funds/investors. The latest company…

Life In 360°: Free Fallin’

We’re up in the air once more on Life In 360° and at this point it feels like we spent fully fifty percent of our time above ground. Today’s example of 360 degree video in action however is less concerned with getting airborne as it is concerned with getting back down on the ground again….

Competition: Win A Copy Of Magical VR Puzzler Conjuror’s Eye

If life has taught us anything it’s that when it comes down to it there are things that bind all of us. Common ground that we share and that allows us to sympathise with others, and this isn’t necessarily hobbies, interests, or even what your favourite song is. It can be your faults as well….

Life In 360°: Going Bike In Time

Something about the last couple of weeks has led me to write, what seems like an endless discussion about time travel and virtual reality (VR). Don’t ask me why this has happened, I seem to be stuck in some sort of time loop. Maybe this is the darkest timeline after all. Is Biff Tanner President…

Life In 360°: A Day in Djuma

I do like a nature documentary series. Back in the day the BBC used to show one every year at around the same time called Big Cat Diary. In it the team followed the lives of select lions, leopards, cheetahs and other residents of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Sadly the show stopped…

VR vs. The Showcase Of The Immersives

As I am writing this I can tell you I am pretty damn tired. That’s because, being the wrestling fan that I am, I was up most of the night watching WrestleMania. The show of shows. The granddaddy of them all. The showcase of the immortals.  Mr McMahon’s Punchy Kicky Jamboree. We’ve mentioned before on VRFocus,…

Life In 360°: Through Adversity to the Stars

When it comes to 360 degree videos, most as I’m sure you’ve seen aren’t that long, and are more often around 4 minutes maximum in length. Certainly, most that we show off on Life In 360° seem to be around 90 seconds to 3 minutes long.  This particular video, made by the BBC, is somewhat…

Competition: Win An EU Code For PlayStation VR’s Time Carnage

Time travel isn’t exactly devoid of risk. You travel from century to century, tipping your hat to Abraham Lincoln here and doffing your cap to William Shakespeare there. It’s all fun and games until someone loses a parent and finds they don’t exist anymore. Retconning history rarely seems to go well, and usually results in…

Life In 360°: Level Headed (Part Two)

Following on from our Life In 360° entry on Wednesday we’re continuing to look at a series of safety videos that have been produced on behalf of Network Rail – which is in charge of the looking after most of the infrastructure that makes up the railway network across the UK (sans Northern Ireland). The…

Life in 360°: Level Headed

Now it’s likely, considering the hour that Li360 goes out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, that a number of you reading this will have already completed your morning commute into work and for you the day is just getting started. Well, prepare for more of the same as we’re talking travel on Wednesday’s Life in…

VR vs. Fiction – Vol I: Their Only Crime Was Curiosity

It has finally happened. WipEout has come to virtual reality (VR). You may remember we used to have that ‘Make It A (Virtual) Reality’ column on VRFocus way back when? I dig it out occasionally on VR vs. to discuss a videogame, film, television programme, etc that would be a good match with the tech….