Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast. Whether it be a visceral 360° experience that puts you in the shoes, or paws, of a forest-dwelling wild animal,…

Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube

The ‘Book of Life’ director’s VR debut makes its way to YouTube. So now everyone can cry in VR. When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar,  I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience. The nine minute 360° short film…

Hands On With New Vive Tracker Bundles And VR Experiences

The powerful tracker is finally being made available to the public along with three new accessories that up the virtual ante. Since its initial launch back in March, developers have been having an absolute field day with the Vive Tracker. After all, the magical little puck has been responsible for some of this years coolest…

China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

If the enormous selection of various VR experiences and attractions don’t get you, the $15 million Transformers statue will. If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. It’s been common knowledge for awhile now that the Oriental Times Media Corporation has been…

Volkswagen Launches Custom VR Exhibit At Historic Brand Tower

VW celebrates the world premiere of T-Roc with a VR experience for first-time users. Volkswagen Group is back again with yet another VR project that continues to prove just how much faith the German automaker truly has in the immersive medium. We’ve seen the company use the technology before on everything from collaborative group…

Type In VR With Logitech’s Keyboard For HTC Vive

A new system combines the Vive Tracker with logitech keyboards to bring physical typing to VR. One of the most important aspects of truly immersive VR is the ability to use motion controls to interact with the virtual environment. Sure there are plenty of fun experiences that utilize standard gamepads or even no controls at…

MythBuster’s Jamie Hyneman Crowdfunding VR Shoes

Please be real. Please be real. Please be real. Another day, another insanely bizarre VR peripheral aimed at changing the industry forever. MythBuster’s veteran and beret-enthusiast Jamie Hyneman has officially launched an IndieGoGo campaign to develop a prototype shoe for enhancing movement while in VR experiences. Labeled the “Vortex,” the electronic kicks will serve as…

Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze

Mirra aims to remove the need for coding when creating immersive content. Immersive entertainment is responsible for some of the most impressive technological advancements of the last couple of years. And while all of these various breakthroughs and advancements seem to be happening more often, that still doesn’t make them any easier to achieve. It…

Become a Resistance Mechanic in this New Star Wars VR Experience

ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm, and Nissan team up to launch Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay in select dealerships. Leia Organa needs your help. The Resistance is deep in conflict with the evil New Order and sustaining heavy damage. As a Resistance mechanic, it’s up to you to repair and maintain their crucial line-up of astromechs. Can you help…

Add Real Wind To Any VR System Automatically

We’ve seen some pretty crazy attempts at VR accessories over the last couple of years *cough* *cough* Nosulus Rift *cough* *cough.* So when a genuinely intuitive device comes along that could realistically bring a deeper level of immersion to users, it’s important to take note. That’s exactly the case with ZephVR, a VR accessory that…

Black Eyed Peas Bring Post-Apocalyptic Marvel Comic To VR

Masters of the Sun – The Zombie Chronicles comes to VR with one hell of an impressive voice cast. Many people weren’t sure what to expect when it was announced that iconic hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas would be teaming up with Marvel for a post-apocalyptic comic book centered around an evil alien…

All The PSVR Games Announced At Paris Games Week

Sony renews our faith in PSVR with a slew of new experiences coming soon. Sony’s PlayStation Media Showcase at Paris Games Week has officially come and gone leaving audiences thirsty for a bounty of newly-revealed games. Aside from a slew of PlayStation reveals including new and final add-ons for Final Fantasy XV, an original title from…

AR Gets Spooky With Snapchat’s ‘Stranger Things 2’ World Lens

Visit the ‘Upside Down’ in Snapchat’s most impressive World Lens to date. Stranger Things Season 2 is now officially out on Netflix, but you probably already knew that seeing as you can’t not run into some kind of advertisement for the massively-popular show. Billboards, buses, TV commercials, customized Lyft rides, specialized Spotify playlists, even a…

Hulu Gets In The Halloween Spirit With Huluween VR Experience

Hulu’s new anthology of horror shorts accompanied by some spooky VR bonus content. With Halloween just around the corner, most fans of this incredible holiday are most likely deep into day-long scary movie marathons or already in candycorn-enduced comas. After all, every major streaming service on the market is stuffing its platforms with spooky movie…

Get Lost In The Rainforest With ‘Amazon Odyssey’ VR

Vive Studios is taking users on an interactive VR journey through one of Earth’s most incredible ecosystems. The Amazon River Basin, the biggest tropical rainforest in the world, is not only home to 10% of the Earth’s known species, but also happens to be one of the coolest natural wonders one could possibly see. From…

Researchers Command Adult-Size Robot Using Vive Controllers

Vive trackers plus a rescue robot equals the coolest puppet in existence. There are very few terms associated more closely with science fiction than “VR” and “robots.” The two technologies have long been considered the future of entertainment and convenience. So when a project comes along that manages to merge the two fields you can…

AMC Debuts VR App With ‘Walking Dead’ Content

AMC has launched a VR app loaded with never-before-seen Walking Dead & Into The Badlands VR content. AMC Networks is one of the most popular American basic cable and satellite television channels currently in circulation, due in large part to their impressive catalog of groundbreaking original programming. Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands,…

Interview: Composing Music For VR With Jeremy Tisser

Jeremy Tisser, the creator of the soundtrack to Raw Data, shares his experience creating music for VR. How do you captivate an audience? Some of the more obvious responses are stunning visuals, an engrossing storyline or relatable characters. However one of the most powerful tools for capturing a viewer’s attention often goes overlooked by the…

Location-Based VR Horror Experiences With DarkCorner

Real-world interactive elements bring immersive horror to new levels. There’s a reason the horror genre is so popular among VR developers and 360° video creators. The immersive technology pairs perfectly with the frightening medium, enhancing the atmosphere and jump scares ten-fold. So when an already horrifying VR experience adds interactive physical enhancements to the mix…

This VR Experience is Powered By Positive Thinking

Positivity Moves The World brings brain-controlled interface technology to the GearVR via a headband. There’s no shortage of bizarre control schemes for VR experiences these days. After all, developers are still experimenting with various methods they hope will become the standard. So it comes as no surprise that we have some truly unique options popping…

This VR ‘Extravaganza’ Puts You Inside a Puppet Show from Hell

Director Ethan Shaftel’s satirical short starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling makes its public debut. We’re in desperate need of more comedy within VR. We’ve seen plenty of horror, action, travel and documentaries, but it seems as though creators are still a little hesitant to dip their toes into humorous 360° content. Well popular VR…

VR Heat Map Analytics Could Be Next Big Thing For Designers & Retailers

Yulio’s “gaze-tracking” technology shows businesses exactly where a user’s attention lies. 360° video has proven to be an exciting and immersive new medium capable of captivating users in a way conventional 2D media hasn’t quite been able to. There’s only one problem: All that freedom means more options for viewers in terms of where to…

Kick Back And Spark A Digital Fatty In Weed VR

All of the inspecting, grinding and burning you want, minus the smell. With legalization-fever sweeping across the nation, marijuana is currently undergoing a renaissance unlike anything we’ve seen before. Thriving dispensaries, impactful advances in medicine, delicious THC-infused food, and now virtual reality? Sure, why not? Weed VR transports users to ganja heaven, a paradise where…

Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs

The VR Developer and ARkit Nanodegree Programs are here to help feed the growing market need for educated developers. Various industries, from entertainment to healthcare, have begun investing a significant amount of their resources in virtual and augmented reality. As a result, companies are now clamoring for talented developers in these rapidly growing fields. So…

Explore All Seven Continents in VR With Discovery’s ‘TRVLR’

Google and Discovery expand the Discovery VR app with new VR travel series. Since launching August 2015, the Discovery VR app has accumulated over four million downloads and 123 million organic views. Now if those sound like impressive numbers to you, that’s probably because they are. But of course Discovery, being the endlessly ambitious group…

John Hopkins Adds VR & AR To University Curriculum

The Immersive Storytelling & Emerging Technologies concentration to include VR, AR and AI in its Film & Media Masters of Arts Program this January. John Hopkins University is no stranger to experimenting with new programs and technologies. For years the school has prided itself in its ability to progress with the times, especially in its…

Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR

The legendary rock band will livestream their Colorado concert with customizable options for VR users. Matchbox Twenty is a band infamous for not only their stellar rock music, but also their desire to experiment and innovate. Now the Florida-based rock group is pushing the boundaries even further with a concert live-streamed in VR that allows…

HTC Vive Purchases Come With Free Fallout 4 Pre-Order Code

HTC’s new Vive bundle includes the VR adaptation of Bethesda’s hit apocalyptic RPG and a special deal for existing owners. Fallout 4 is easily one of the more highly-anticipated VR titles currently pending release. Hit developer Bethesda worked overtime to bring the entirety of the massive apocalyptic shooter to VR, delivering what is expected to…

Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’

‘I Am Rohingya’ shines on a light on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Virtual reality’s ability to influence users on an emotional level by immersing them in new worlds and situations has made it the perfect tool for documentarians looking to further impact their audiences. Being able to place users directly into the shoes…