Oculus Unveils Blade Runner VR Experience At Comic Con; Teases New Content

Oculus debuts the first of three upcoming Blade Runner VR titles for Gear VR & Rift along with an immersive new experience in San Diego. Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner, hits theaters this October and I’m still having trouble believing it’s true. The trailers, while jaw-dropping, won’t be…

Become A Jedi, Play Holochess With This Star Wars AR Headset

Disney reveals an exciting augmented reality partnership with Lenovo at D23 conference. With every new Star Wars film comes new tie-ins, video games, merchandise and pretty much anything else you can slap a picture of R2D2 or Finn on. So naturally Disney’s D23 conference in Anaheim, California was filled to the brim with new content from a…

Battle Alongside Friends In ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

Jump into the shoes of an iconic Marvel hero in what may be the more important Rift experiences of next year. I think we’ve all had the dream. You know the one I’m talking about. The dream where you’re running alongside the Hulk into battle, strapped to the teeth with superhuman abilities capable of saving…

$200 Standalone Wireless Oculus VR Headset Coming 2018

Oculus seeks to bridge the gap between PC and mobile VR with a mid-level headset. Oculus is all up in the news lately. The Facebook-owned VR manufacturer shut down its Oculus Stories department and revealed a ridiculous $399 Rift & Touch bundle sale running throughout the entire summer. Now the company is teasing brand new…

Hackers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Disrupt VR Headsets

Sonic guns set to headset frequency can send you into a spin and cause sickness. Are you one of the many people who loves virtual reality, but wish there was a way to make it even more vomit-inducing? Well boy are you in for a treat! According to Forbes, researchers at China’s Alibaba have created a sonic gun…

Chinese University Surprises New Students With AR Acceptance Letters

This fresh take on college acceptance letters is as interesting as it is unnecessary. You’re all familiar with those cliche college acceptance scenes from film and television, right? You know, when an overexcited high schooler rushes to their mailbox and tears open a letter from that huge University they applied to? It’s a classic experience that many…

ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad

Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality. Apple’s recently released ARKit platform is absolutely killing it right now. The augmented reality developer application has been breaking down walls for both amateurs and professionals providing an experience that’s as impressive as it is accessible. We recently covered some of the cooler creations made…

Volkswagen Using VR For Team Member Collaboration

The German automobile manufacturer dives deeper into VR with a new collaborative app. Multinational auto giant Volkswagen Group is no stranger to virtual reality. The corporation has experimented with the technology on multiple occasions, using VR headsets to let consumers to peek through Audi car hoods with x-ray vision and experience what it would be like…

Warner Bros. Studio Releases ‘Dunkirk’ VR Experience

The Christopher Nolan film gets a VR short. The theatrical release for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming war epic Dunkirk isn’t scheduled to release for another couple weeks, but that isn’t stopping Warner Bros. Studio from turning on the immersive marketing machine. Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience is the latest collaboration with studio Practical Magic, taking you on a dark…

‘Snatch’ Is Pokemon GO For Free Beer

AR is helping people find free beer because the world is magical. Augmented reality has yielded some pretty unique use-case scenarios over the past couple years. We’ve seen everything from AR apps capable of translating written languages in real-time projects actually capable of changing the taste of your food. I mean half of the world was…

VR Meets Indoor Skydiving With Tunnel Vision

Because indoor skydiving wasn’t cool enough already. Skydiving is arguably one of the more dangerous activities a human being can possibly participate in. However it can also be one of the most intense, life altering moments you’ll ever have the pleasure to experience. So wouldn’t it be cool to feel the magic of free falling 120…

The 5 Coolest Apple ARKit Projects So Far

From an interdimensional portal to dancing ballerina robots, the ARkit from Apple is changing AR one killer project at a time. Apple’s groundbreaking augmented reality development platform, ARkit, has only been out in the wild for less than a month and already the advanced AR tool has been used by both amateur and professional developers…

Oculus Studios ‘Augmented Empire’ Arrives on Gear VR This July

A voice cast of veteran performers join one of Oculus Studios’ most ambitious new titles. Coming exclusively to the Samsung Gear VR July 13th, Oculus Studios’ Augmented Empire is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious story-driven VR games to date. Engineered by UK developer Coatsink, Augmented Empire promises to bring a whole new…

Apple iOS 11 Brings VR Feature to Maps

A new hidden feature uses positional tracking to let you actually walk through cities. Despite just being made available to the public only two days ago, Apple’s iOS 11 beta has already been stripped down, analyzed and pushed to its limits by rapid iPhone & iPad enthusiasts. The new update to the platform has brought…

CEOs Under Fire For Using VR To Experience Being Homeless

A group of CEOs face immediate backlash after using VR to simulate being homeless during “CEO Sleepout.” Virtual reality may be an immersive technology capable of simulating many experiences, but they are still far from the real thing. That’s what a group a CEOs are hopefully beginning to understand after facing the wrath of the…

VR eSports Finally Arrive With ‘Onward’ FPS Pro League

The popular multiplayer FPS is leading the way in competitive VR with a new pro league. When virtual reality began making its reemergence a couple of years ago with the introduction of pioneering tech such as the Oculus Rift, only one thought was running through my head: Is this is? Are we FINALLY about to…

Bizarre VR Headset Can Change The Taste Of Food

Takuji Narumi is using strong odors and digital VR overlays to prove your brain isn’t as clever as you think. Filmmaker and food enthusiast Simon Klose has seen some strange things in his travels. The Swedish-born director is a regular contributor to Vice’s food website subsidiary, MUNCHIES, and as a result has experienced some of…

Super Mario Bros Recreated As Life Size HoloLens Experience

Watch how this mixed reality game for Hololens turns Central Park into a full Mario level. What do you get when you combine everyone’s favorite mustached cartoon plumber with one of the hottest pieces of hardware currently on the market? Arguably the coolest mixed reality experience developed on the Microsoft HoloLens headset so far, that’s…

YouTube ‘Heatmaps’ For VR Show Where Viewers Are Looking

Color-coded overlays show exactly where viewers are looking when watching 360 content. With a healthy catalogue of 360-degree content, a high-quality app available on most virtual reality headsets and a brand new VR Creator Lab program, YouTube is steadily securing itself as the go-to destination for 360-degree content. However, the most recent feature released by the…

SeaWorld Unleashes New ‘Kraken’ VR Roller Coaster

Dive deep into mysterious waters and encounter the legendary Kraken in this high speed virtual reality coaster. Jumping on the virtual reality theme park bandwagon, SeaWorld Orlando has debuted a brand new version of its popular Kraken rollercoaster, this time utilizing VR to transport passengers to an intense undersea adventure. Officially open to the public this…

Turn Any Stationary Bike Into A VR Fitness Machine With This $100 Sensor

VirZOOM is back with a more affordable option for exercising in virtual reality. You might remember VirZoom as the VR stationary bike that features an array of fitness-based experiences such as lassoing bandits atop a galloping horse, cutting tight corners in an Indy race car and flying through the clouds on a mystical Pegasus just…

‘The Walking Dead’ Enters VR With a Horde of Upcoming Experiences

The popular series heads to VR with multiple experiences based on the zombie-infested universe. First a stellar comic book series, then a breakout hit television show, The Walking Dead has no shortage of beautifully-crafted content to devour (pun very much intended). Now the gritty zombie drama is looking to petrify fans on a whole new level…

Intel’s Wireless Vive Headset Comes To E3

Wigig technology introduces more options for wireless VR. Initially revealed back in January during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Showcase, aka CES, Intel’s new wireless solution for the HTC Vive has finally emerged from the shadows and was being shown at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo, currently taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Labeled the…

Nintendo Enters VR With ‘Mario Kart GP VR’

A new VR arcade in Tokyo is bringing Mario Kart & 14 other experiences to lucky residents. Next month we’ll see the opening of Bandai Namco’s flagship virtual reality arcade in Japan, VR Zone Shinjuku. The 40,000 square foot facility will launch with 15 different immersive experiences each featuring unique set-ups from hand-trackers to custom…

Sony Reveals 7 New Titles Coming To PSVR

Here are the latest PlayStation VR games Sony teased at E3. So far E3 2017 has been a turbulent experience to say the least. Several truly exciting announcements muddled within a pile of less-than-thrilling reveals have resulted in a bag of mixed reactions by the gaming community. However, as far as virtual reality is concerned, the…

Here Are Some Details On Fallout 4 & Doom VR

The infamous game developer is bringing virtual reality to some of its most popular titles. When it comes to major video game events there’s few conferences more impactful or influential than the iconic ‘Electronic Entertainment Expo,’ aka E3. The conference has been a cornerstone for the gaming community serving as one of the most effective…

Two Heroes Spend 48 Hours In VR So You Don’t Have To

A couple of brave VR enthusiasts ignore warnings and spend nearly two days fully immersed. No matter which virtual reality headset you choose, every manufacturer will include the same universal warning for any user: Do not wear your headset for an extended period of time. It makes total sense after all. The weight the headsets…

Researchers Using VR to Minimize the Fear of Death

A new study finds that creating out-of-body sensations in VR can help change your attitude towards death. Death can be an extremely difficult concept for some to accept. Despite actually knowing very little about it, many individuals find themselves terrified by the idea of reaching the inevitable end we all share. Personally, I’m more concerned…

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

The pioneering company continues its crusade of spreading VR by donating 100 headsets for educational purposes. Oculus has always been a major supporter of the virtual reality community. The company is responsible for some of the industry’s most influential initiatives such as their VR For Good program, as well as teaming up with other manufacturers…

The US Army Is Bringing ‘Tactical AR’ To The Battlefield

A new Ironman-like heads-up display could revolutionize modern warfare. When it comes to surviving a firefight information is everything. That’s exactly why the United States military invests so much time and resources into equipping soldiers with state-of-the-art technology designed to keep them informed and updated when deployed in dangerous scenarios. Now it appears as though…