‘Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall’ Is A Masterclass In VR Storytelling

Meena’s journey continues in this absolutely breathtaking expansion to last years VR tear-jerker. The last time we talked about Arden’s Wake, we referred to it as essentially “Pixar in VR.” A testament to the endless possibilities of long-form virtual cinema, the ambitious project immediately grabbed our attentions with its unique approach to storytelling, refusing to…

Augmented Reality & Dragons Could Be The Future Of D&D

A team on kickstarter wants to take your next D&D session to the next level using AR tabletop technology. Dungeons & Dragons. Even those completely foreign to the game will instantly recognize it as the epitome of nerd culture. It’s become a staple within the gaming community serving as the grandfather of role-playing games, having…

Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade returns once again to bring groundbreaking immersive experiences. One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is responsible for delivering some of the most impactful and most-talked-about creative projects to NYC audiences. The nine-day affair hosts a variety of public and private screenings, live conversations…

Disney Brings Star Wars AR Holochess to iOS Devices

The hottest strategy game from a galaxy far, far away is available on iPhone & iPad now thanks to Apple’s ARKit. Do you find conventional chess matches monotonous and often times dull? Then perhaps I could interest you in a game of Holochess. First introduced briefly in the 1977 George Lucas film Star Wars: Episode…

Developer Spends 30 Days Working, Dancing, Living In VR

An Italian developer tests the limits of VR comfort with a ’30 Days In VR’ challenge. Thanks to new more comfortable hardware releases like the HTC Vive Pro and tetherless HTC Vive Focus, people are spending more consecutive time in VR than ever before. With the better resolution and upgraded ergonomic design of the Vive…

AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. The Vive Pro is one hell of a VR headset. A combined 2880 x 1600 pixel resolution, dual AMOLED 3.5″ diagonal screens, a 90 Hz refresh rate, high quality integrated headphones, the list goes on. However one feature in particular, the stereo front-facing cameras,…

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR. In an effort to help capture and preserve endangered historical sites around the world for future generations to enjoy, Google has teamed up with 3D laser-scanning non-profit CyArk to virtually catalogue the world’s most at-risk historical wonders. Referred to…

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR. In an effort to help capture and preserve endangered historical sites around the world for future generations to enjoy, Google has teamed up with 3D laser-scanning non-profit CyArk to virtually catalogue the world’s most at-risk historical wonders. Referred to…

Live Your Daytime TV Dreams In ‘The Incredible VR Game Show’

Lights! Camera! VR! I’ve yet to meet an individual that wasn’t a fan of at least one TV game show series. Maybe it’s the adorable contestants on Wheel Of Fortune or the variety of classic challenges presented in Double Dare. Or maybe it’s just the sheer adrenaline of being spectated, by random strangers and even…

AR Drawing Tool Comes To Facebook Camera

Bring your art to the third dimension with 3D drawing functionality on the Facebook Camera, available on smartphones now. Since day one, Facebook has always been about making communicating a breeze. Whether you’re reaching out to an old college buddy, making the bold first move on a crush, or finally sending out invites to that…

The Simpson’s Infamous ‘Steamed Hams’ Scene Gets 360° Treatment

Step into the shoes of Superintendent Chalmers and relive this iconic Simpson’s moment in 360-degrees. The denizens of the internet are responsible for some truly bizarre memes. More often than not the most popular trends in circulation are the most obscure and senseless. Perfect examples include everything from an unfiltered fascination in Jerry Seinfeld’s lukewarm…

Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

The company reveals plans to release their prototype design for a $100 hand-tracking AR headset. If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology. The American computer sensor hardware manufacturer provides some of the highest commercial quality gesture-tracking devices on the market at…

Scoring The Last Jedi: A 360 VR Experience

The secret to a great Star Wars soundtrack? Kazoos. Lots and lots of kazoos… Say what you will about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but I think we can all agree the film had one hell of a soundtrack. This comes as no surprise considering it was scored by veteran composer John Williams, the man…

Geek & Sundry Debuts Weekly VR180 Board Game Series

One of biggest indie geek culture providers on YouTube brings their colorful cast of personalities to VR. If you’re a fan of board games, Dungeons & Dragons or just niche geek culture in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Geek & Sundry. At 1.7 million subscribers, the digital entertainment company is responsible for some…

U.S. Army Begins Using AR to Locate Mines on the Battlefield

New technology from Army Research lets technicians “see” buried explosives using AR headsets. Being in the military is a tough enough job as is, but I can only imagine the amount of stress the soldiers of the Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit go through on a day-to-day basis. Experts in the field of technical…

High Fidelity Teams With NeoSensory For ‘Exoskin’ Haptic Jacket

The creator of Second Life looks to bring realistic haptic feedback to the budding VR platform. Released back in 2016, VR social platform High Fidelity has spent the last two years duking it out with other VR social platforms in the hopes of becoming the modern day OASIS we’ve all been clamoring for. With Ready…

Recent Apple Patent Hints at a Future of Autonomous VR Cars

According to a patent filed by Apple in 2017, some very fun road trips could be on the horizon. At first glance, patents are nothing more than a standard collection of technical details and various legal jargon. But hidden within these walls of text are the future possibilities of a company, hidden throughout endless paragraphs…

Prototype AR App Translates Sign Language In Real Time

AR continues to break down the language barrier as this NYU student introduces a new form of augmented sign language translation. If the last decade of sci-fi movies have taught us anything it’s that the near future is going to be full of futuristic language translating earbuds, implants, or some other form of high-tech speech…

TPCast Business Edition Raises Bar With 4-Person Wireless VR

The first tetherless multi-user VR experience hits North American market, but is it everything we were promised? First announced last year, TPCast’s Business Edition adapter made the promise of delivering low latency, multi user VR experiences to businesses across the U.S. Since then, various developers have waited on baited breath for more news regarding the…

5 VR Games Released in March Worth Checking Out

This month’s immersive offerings include squad-based combat, post-apocalyptic archery and a parkour puppy. Now that there’s finally a healthy ecosystem of VR headsets competing for the affection of users, we’re thankfully at the point where we’re regularly being treated to a constant flow of both polished and unpolished VR experiences. Afterall, the only thing more…

Three New VR Horror Experiences From Dark Corner Now Available

The leading provider in cinematic VR horror presents three new experiences sure to have you sweating through your headset. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: VR is tailor-built for the horror genre. That feeling of being immersed coupled with pure isolation is perfectly suited for the sense of dread that comes from…

Infinadeck VR Treadmill Gets Vive Tracker Enhancement

One of the most talked about VR treadmills in the game receives an upgrade less than a week away from launch. As part of the ongoing crusade to pioneer a functional system for movement while in VR, many companies brave enough to take on this noble task have found potential in a technology referred to…

Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

Sony unleashes VR music video with projection mapping technology at SXSW. If you’re unfamiliar with the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it’s basically a celebration of, well, everything. Film, television, video games, art, music, comedy, technology, politics, every influential aspect of our lives all colliding together for nine days of pure cultural…

Crack Code & Rip Bongs In HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ VR Experience

The dirtiest incubator in tech comes to VR with over 750 interactive items. With the premiere of season 5 of Silicon Valley just two days away, fans of the raunchy tech-centric comedy are foaming at the mouths, desperate for more of the misadventures of Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, Jared and of course Jian-Yang. The Emmy-winning HBO…

Get Your Virtual Pat-Down On In This TSA VR Simulator

Experience what it’s like to make airline travelers uncomfortable in the most awkward VR game on Steam. What’s your favorite part about flying? Mine’s the awesome amount of random food scattered throughout the terminal and the fact I could theoretically enjoy a Krispy Kreme with a glass of champagne. My least favorite part is the…

Language Education Enters The 21st Century With MondlyAR Learning App

Study 33 new languages in the first AR language learning app with integrated speech recognition. It’s a well known fact that learning a second language is an excellent way of strengthening the brain and improving one’s cognitive process. Physiological studies have shown that bilingual individuals show not only an increase in multitasking capabilities and problem-solving,…

Language Education Enters The 21st Century With MondlyAR Learning App

Study 33 new languages in the first AR language learning app with integrated speech recognition. It’s a well known fact that learning a second language is an excellent way of strengthening the brain and improving one’s cognitive process. Physiological studies have shown that bilingual individuals show not only an increase in multitasking capabilities and problem-solving,…

Language Education Enters The 21st Century With MondlyAR Learning App

Study 33 new languages in the first AR language learning app with integrated speech recognition. It’s a well known fact that learning a second language is an excellent way of strengthening the brain and improving one’s cognitive process. Physiological studies have shown that bilingual individuals show not only an increase in multitasking capabilities and problem-solving,…

Grasp, Touch & Trigger In VR With Microsoft’s CLAW

The future of haptic feedback is looking bright. 2018 is shaping up to be the year of haptic feedback. Earlier this month Microsoft showcased their latest ‘Haptic Link’ technology, creating a brand new solution for the realistic sensation of tension and pressure whilst immersed in VR. This was apparently just the tip of the iceberg…

Grasp, Touch & Trigger In VR With Microsoft’s CLAW

The future of haptic feedback is looking bright. 2018 is shaping up to be the year of haptic feedback. Earlier this month Microsoft showcased their latest ‘Haptic Link’ technology, creating a brand new solution for the realistic sensation of tension and pressure whilst immersed in VR. This was apparently just the tip of the iceberg…