‘Arden’s Wake’ Is The Epic VR Film You’ve Been Waiting For

VR meets Pixar in this beautifully-crafted animated adventure. I arrived at a loft in Union Square for my first screening of the Tribeca Film Fest. I was all set to meet a bulk of the team from Penrose Studios, a San Francisco start-up dedicated to combining creativity with technology to develop ground-breaking stories in VR. As…

Gorillaz Throwing A House Party In New Mixed Reality App

This is also your ticket to a live virtual listening party of their new album. Since officially announcing their new album Humanz back in March, the mega popular virtual band Gorillaz have released four new singles, a record-breaking 360-degree music video, announced a series of live haunted houses in Brooklyn, Berlin & Amsterdam AND confirmed…

Sir David Attenborough’s Voice Makes PSVR Debut

The legendary actor lends his soothing voice to one of three new VR nature experiences. When it comes to expertly narrating stunning wildlife footage, there’s no better voice for the job than that of the iconic broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. The veteran naturalist has a resume that includes credits on monumental projects such as Planet…

Drake’s Extravagant New Mansion Is Now A VR Experience

‘Drizzy Manor’ takes you on a tour of the hip hop superstars new home because YOLO. Based on various schematics and blueprints made available through public domain, Toronto-based VR studio OPIATS has begun constructing a virtual reality rendition of Drake’s incredible new $35 million home. The immense 21,000 square foot castle will include a regulation…

Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game

The latest Smurfs film gets it’s own mixed reality children’s game for Microsoft’s HoloLens. Sony’s latest edition to the Smurf reboot anthology, Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters today once again bringing the iconic 80’s characters back from the dead much to the delight of children and nostalgic adults everywhere. The marketing team is doing everything it…

Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

Toronto will soon be home to Samsung’s sixth and largest immersive retail store. Set to open this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Samsung’s “Experience Store” will be its biggest yet featuring 21,000 square feet of mobile technology spread across two jam-packed floors. Much like the other five locations, the new center will serve as…

Drive Through A Battle Zone In This Nissan Star Wars VR Experience

The Nissan Rogue gets battle-tested in this new Star Wars-themed VR experience. To help celebrate the blu-ray release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nissan has teamed up with Lucasfilm Ltd., Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light & Magic to release a ridiculously intense 360-degree VR experience centered around the epic intergalactic battle. The automobile…

Developer Uses Vive Tracker To Battle Ceiling Fan

A creative set-up turns a standard living room into intense hot air balloon archery. Ever since the release of the HTC Vive Tracker we’ve seen some truly creative projects that have utilized the device’s tracking to transform everyday objects into immersive VR tools. Whether it be guns, baseball bats or even a house cat, the game-changing…

‘Ghost In The Shell’ VR Now Available on Rift & Gear VR

Step into the ass-kicking shoes of futuristic counter-terrorist ‘The Major’ in this engaging VR experience. Today is the release of the highly-anticipated, as well as unnecessarily controversial, Ghost In The Shell feature film. The live-action adaptation of the popular cyberpunk Japanese manga turned anime film/TV series has been teasing some spectacular visuals as well as…

Archer Celebrates 8th Season With AR App

Play the role of private eye and investigate new episodes with AR that’ll make you scream, “Holy s*** snacks!” Since its premiere eight long years ago, Archer has cemented itself as one of the funniest adult animations to ever hit television. Along with its bold comedic-style, raunchy dialogue and memorable characters, much of the shows…

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera

The mobile giant is doubling down on VR with new hardware and content. One of Samsung’s biggest annual events, Samsung Unpacked, took place earlier today in NYC where live attendees and online spectators saw the debut of Samsung’s latest mobile effort, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With a brand new voice-activated AI, 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch…

Scarlett Johansson Battles Other Celebrities In VR Pictionary On ‘Fallon’

The VR segment returns to The Tonight Show with new A-list competitors. Jimmy Fallon made waves back in December when he first introduced the latest Tonight Show segment dedicated to pitting celebrities against each other in bizarre ways, VR Pictionary. Audiences were treated to a hysterical contest as Michael Che of SNL’s Weekend Update…

How To Watch The Gorillaz 360° Music Video On Any VR Headset

The best 360-degree music video you’ve ever seen is now available on every headset. When it comes to embracing new types of media and art, there’s no better music group than the world’s most infamous virtual band, the Gorillaz. The fictional 4-person alt rock group is famous for including inventive content with their albums, something…

Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

The online retailer considers using augmented reality to help you settle on that new couch. Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. Whether its same day delivery, physical book and grocery stores, or fleets of package-delivery drones the ground-breaking internet retailer is always looking for new ways to revolutionize the customer shopping experience….

Real-Time VR Pet Tracker Keeps A Tab On Your Animals

The days of kicking your cat while in VR are finally over. Some of the coolest experiences available in VR are the ones that fully utilize room-scale technology. Being able to move about a designated space deepens immersion by delivering a sense of unrestricted freedom. However, while most of us intelligent homo sapiens are smart enough…

ThinkGeek Fools Consumers With ‘VR Sensory Immersion Generator’

April Fools comes early as ridiculous VR peripheral pops up in store catalog. I’d like to start off by admitting that it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that this was not in fact a real product available for purchase. Even after seeing the mechanically extending cat arm device attachment showcased in the…

Korean Amusement Park Unveils Robot VR Attraction

The chance to pilot a giant robot is finally here. In an announcement made this Sunday, South Korean amusement park Everland revealed a brand new VR attraction that gives you the chance to control (and feel) the movements of an enormous robot in a dirty mech-on-mech brawl. Opening this Friday in the high-tech city of Seoul,…

The VOID Hyper-Reality Experience Comes To Dubai

The mixed reality park opens its second location in the city built on sand. In an attempt to bring the immersive attraction to several locations outside the United States, The VOID hyper-reality experience has partnered with UAE-based holding company Meraas to open a brand new location right in the heart of the beautiful city of…

360° Camera Lets Daughter Ride Cat in VR

Dad builds insanely cute VR simulation for insanely cute daughter. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about super parent Toby Newman. The VR hobbyist, and recipient of VRScout’s 2017 highly-coveted (not really) Dad Of The Year Award, has already made waves on the web for his work creating a virtual reality tour of his…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Surprises Fans With Sketch in VR

Kazuki Takahashi uses Tilt Brush to bring everyone’s favorite five foot duel-master to life. In appreciation for the support surrounding the release of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, show creator and all-around amazing manga artist Kazuki Takahashi decided to thank fans with an extra special VR rendition of the shows…

Coachella Brings Augmented Reality To Festival-Goers

The legendary festival adds AR features to its VR mobile app. The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is one of the most influential events on the planet. The double-weekend spectacle has been graced by some of the biggest names in music and set a certain standard of artistic creativity that all music and…

VR Resumes Are Catching The Eyes of Industry Recruiters

A brand new market requires a brand new kind of CV. Getting creative with a resume or job application is a common tactic among job-seekers looking to stand out from the pack. A simple Google search reveals incredible examples of resumes iced into cakes, programmed into video games, hidden inside QR codes, the list goes…

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift

All the fun of being an astronaut, minus the nauseating trip up to space. At some point I feel as though everyone dreams of being an astronaut. So it’s only natural that we obsess over the mysterious dark void we find ourselves drifting through on an enormous, rotating ball. Unfortunately for most of us, the…

Creating VR Musical ‘Say It With Music’

A beautifully choreographed display of singing and dancing is coming to a headset near you. There’s no shortage of innovative VR films out in the wild. In just the last couple of years talented filmmakers from around the globe have already amassed an impressive catalogue of groundbreaking 360° short films that have helped set an industry standard…

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

Learn all the blue-collar skills you’ll need to tackle that scary home project. Whether you’re tiling a bathroom or simply painting the living room, DIY home improvement can be one hell of a project. Even if you’re a professional the process can be time-consuming and expensive depending on the type of job. However if you’re…

Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films

Oculus doubles-down on Creators Lab program as multiple projects make it into Tribeca. Facebook’s Oculus has made a serious habit out of helping amateur VR entrepreneurs make their collective dreams come true. The company has spearheaded several social initiatives, but none have been more impactful than the generous VR for Good program which has supported…

Art Exhibit Launches Virtual Museum Using Microsoft Hololens

Augmented reality brings this seemingly empty Manhattan gallery to life. Thanks to a collaboration between online art platform Artsy and Pace Galleries Amsterdam design firm Studio Drift, the long-running Armory Show will be home to an completely digital museum only viewable in augmented reality. Running now until March 5th, the Concrete Storm uses the Microsoft…

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

The immersive NYC art exhibition featured some truly creative virtual reality installations. The Moving Images immersive art fair has officially shut its doors to the public, but not before blowing the collective minds of hundreds of New Yorkers with an impressive gallery of single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, immersive media, and other larger video…

‘Rogue One’ Director Used VR To Plan Film’s Digital Scenes

The experimental director brought VR to one of the biggest productions of the year. In his ongoing attempt to tackle every experimental form of filmmaking imaginable, hands-on director Gareth Edwards has never been shy about his love for employing new technology in his productions. So when it was confirmed that he’d be directing the latest…

Punchkeyboard is the VR Keyboard You’ve Been Waiting For

A comfortable design and word prediction make this the best VR keyboard on the market. Like any emerging technology, virtual reality still has a few problems that need resolving before the platform can truly begin to shine. One of those specific limitations is the difficulty that comes with entering text while fully immersed in VR….