Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President. Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Throughout his many years fighting against apartheid in South Africa, the legendary humanitarian has suffered…

Leap Motion Looks To Combine AR & VR With ‘Mirrorworlds’

Leap Motion dreams big with an ambitious new project that could open ‘alternative dimensions of reality, layered over the physical world.’ AMerican computer hardware manufacturer Leap Motion has released a series of concept videos teasing a technological future where augmented and virtual reality have collided to form a ‘parallel reality’ of sorts. Dubbed ‘Mirrorworlds,’ these…

Hotel Transylvania 3 Receives Augmented Playground Experience

Biba partners with Sony Picture Animation to bring Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation to smart playgrounds across the US. Since its founding in 2014, the folks over at Biba Ventures has dedicated themselves towards integrating AR games and mobile apps into interactive playgrounds across the United States. Using their smartphones, parents can scan specialized access points…

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Nominated For Primetime Emmy

Adult Swim’s outrageous VR adventure goes head-to-head with Mr. Robot, Silicon Valley at this years upcoming Emmy Awards. Originally released April of last year, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality has pleased fans of both the adult-themed animated show and VR technology with a refreshing combination of comedic storytelling and unique VR gameplay. Developed by Owlchemy…

Blackmagic eGPU Brings High-Performance VR To The Macbook Pro

Apple furthers its commitment to VR with an external graphics processor that brings high-end, desktop level graphics to the Macbook Pro. In terms of sheer popularity, very few models of laptop computers are able to hold a candle to Apple’s Macbook Pro. Over the course of the last decade the influential brand of notebook computers…

Rémy Martin Promotes Latest Cognac Release With AR Art Tour

The French cognac producers team with abstract artist Matt. W. Moore for an international augmented marketing campaign. As AR advertising continues to capture the attentions of various companies looking for more engaging forms of brand awareness, we’re beginning to see the creative possibilities AR technology can bring to conventional marketing. Rémy Martin, one of the…

Bandai Namco’s ‘Dragon Quest VR’ Launches At VR Zone Shinjuku

Battle alongside friends as a warrior, priest, or mage in this immersive reimagining of the hit 1986 JRPG. Since first opening its doors to visitors of Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward back in 2016, VR Zone Shinjuku has attracted international attention thanks to an impressive selection of exclusive location-based VR experiences. This catalogue expanded even further this…

Virtual Boy Emulator Brings The Cursed System To Oculus Rift

Nintendo’s awkward attempt at 90’s VR returns, minus the headaches and back pain. Discontinued less than a year after its initial release, 1995’s Nintendo Virtual Boy is a textbook example of how not to handle VR. The bizarre device, while an admirable attempt at stereoscopic 3D gaming, was a colossal failure selling only 770,000 units…

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Hyper-Reality Experience Heading To San Diego Comic-Con

Step into the shoes of a deadly black-ops spy in this 30-foot tall location-based VR experience. With San Diego Comic-Con International just around the corner, excitement surrounding this years crop of multi-genre entertainment and comic exhibits have once again begun to mount. As Amazon Studios prepares their usual line-up of Prime Video content, the company…

Race Against Origami Robots In This Calming AR Puzzler

Old meets new as Mechagami World bring the ancient art of Japanese paper folding to smartphones Dating back to the Edo period (1603–1867), traditional Japanese origami is a specific style of art involving the folding, and sometimes cutting, of paper to form various sculptures. Those unfamiliar with the practice will still most likely recognize the…

Steam Leak Reveals Detailed Player Counts For Top VR Games

A recent oopsie-do by Valve gives us the total player count for thousands of Steam games. Thanks to a recent data leak within the Steam Achievements API, thousands of games available on the Steam library have had information regarding their total player counts made available to the public. The leak, now plugged by Valve, was…

VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

Nanome partners with HTC to extend their VR science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations as part of the Vive Libraries program. As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The generous contribution was part…

VR Chemistry Game ‘Tablecraft’ Makes Learning The Periodic Table Fun

Learn the elements by feeding your growing glob monster in this playful educational VR experience. With complex compounds of elements and molecules coming together to form the very fabric of our existence, there are very few scientific disciplines more daunting than that of chemistry. This goes double for kids being introduced to the complicated subject…

‘Touching Masterpieces’ VR Exhibit Allows Visually Impaired To ‘See’ Art

Three pieces of historical art come to life for the blind. No headset necessary. A joint venture between NeuroDigital, Geometry Prague, the Leontinka Foundation and the National Gallery of Prague, Touching Masterpieces is an experimental VR exhibit allowing the visually impaired to “see” famous works of art for the first-time. By using UV unwraps and…

Plexus Unveils VR/AR Gloves Compatible With Major VR Controllers

A wide range of tracking adapters and impressive hardware could make the Plexus the next big haptic glove. Developed as part of Y Combinator’s most recent class of start-ups, Plexus Immersive Corp’s haptic gloves are an intuitive new solution to VR & AR control that utilize a generous selection of compatible baseplates to work cooperatively…

Dwayne Johnson’s Latest Film ‘Skyscraper’ Receives VR Tie-In

Hold your breath and take the virtual leap in a VR recreation of the films white-knuckle crane sequence. Continuing his domination of the box office, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is back with yet another big budget action film that’s sure to have investors drowning in profit. Universal Picture’s Skyscraper tells the story of Will Sawyer,…

Test Your Work Ethic In This Unique VR Experiment

When put in charge of a bustling burger restaurant, will you cut corners to save cash or play by the rules? Due to the immersive, intimate nature of VR technology, the growing medium has become a perfect tool for soliciting genuine reactions from its users. Standard video games are one thing, but when you’re actually…

Navigate Your Smart Home Devices In AR

An augmented home is just seconds away thanks to the Smart AR Home app. As popular smart home devices such as the Philips Hue digital lighting platform and Nest’s line of wifi-enabled tools continue making their way into more living rooms, it’s not surprising to find many residents now controlling a majority of their lighting,…

Niantic Teases AR Platform Capable Of Real World Interaction

The creators of Pokemon GO present AR technology that can detect real-world objects. You may know Niantic as the American software company behind the cult-sensation Pokemon GO. Or perhaps you’re familiar with them as the team responsible for the geocaching app Google Ingress and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Whenever there’s a groundbreaking mobile…

Black Panther Coming To ‘Marvel Powers United VR’ As A Playable Character

Marvel’s upcoming co-op brawler adds Wakanda’s mightiest hero to the roster. Earlier this year it was revealed that Oculus and Marvel had teamed up to develop a co-operative first-person VR brawler set within the Marvel Universe entitled Marvel Powers United VR. The promise of letting friends team-up as their favorite heroes was more than enough…

VR Documentary Explores The Horrors Of War From A Soldier’s Perspective

See the effects of PTSD first-hand in this hand-illustrated recollection of one Iraq War veteran’s haunting memories. Over the past couple of years post-traumatic stress disorder among military personnel has gained more national attention than ever before. After all, just because a soldier is home, doesn’t mean their fight is over.  With roughly 12.5 percent…

Start Creating AR Experiences With Google’s Free Class

Google rolls out a 15-hour introduction into the ARCore platform. As AR continues to make its way into the mainstream, more developers than ever have been focusing their efforts on creating the next big augmented experience. But let’s say you, an average Joe with no knowledge of app development, had an idea for a hit…

Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. Valve has begun rolling out the next evolution of their intuitive knuckle controller prototypes to developers which means a whole bunch of exciting upgrades and additions we being to look forward to. Referred to by Valve as Knuckles EV2,…

Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. Valve has begun rolling out the next evolution of their intuitive knuckle controller prototypes to developers which means a whole bunch of exciting upgrades and additions we being to look forward to. Referred to by Valve as Knuckles EV2,…

VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother. In order to escape the tortures of her reality, Leila has become addicted…

How To Watch The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live In VR

Immersing yourself in football’s biggest tournament has never been easier as leading media providers bring VR live streaming to the masses. With an average viewer audience of 3.5 billion, the FIFA World Cup is by far the most popular sporting event in the world. Very few athletic competitions have managed to capture the attention of…

Investigate Demons In ‘The Exorcist: Legion VR’ For PS VR

Exorcise the demons in this episodic VR series based on the horrifying franchise. Those looking for more horror-based VR games for their PS VR will soon be in for a treat as the teams at Fun Train and Wolf & Wood have confirmed The Exorcist: Legion VR is on its way to the console headset….

Google Debuts Two New Spotlight Stories ‘Piggy’ & ‘Age Of Sail’

Google heads to the Annecy Film Fest in full force with two, never-before-scene Spotlight Stories. The biennial Annecy International Film Fest is currently in full-swing as creators from around the world gather in France to showcase their latest achievements in the field of animation. Google returned once again with its interactive Google Spotlight Stories series,…

The Glitch Mob Celebrates New Album With Interactive VR Show

The glitch-electronica pioneers turn their latest album into a psychedelic immersive experience with the help of TheWaveVR. Since first emerging back in 2006, American electronic group The Glitch Mob gone on to become one of the most influential musical acts of the last decade. The creative trio of skilled music producers have developed a striking…