NYX Professional Makeup Teams Up With Samsung For VR Makeup

Though several companies have already begun to explore the possibilities presented by the world of augmented reality (AR) when it comes to makeup, but so far few have staked out the area of virtual reality when it comes to the merger of beauty and technology. That might be about to change with a new partnership…

Performer Seeks Funding for Virtual Reality Project

A growing number of artists and performers have been exploring virtual reality (VR) as a new way to reach audiences and explore new aspects of their work. Performance artists Degenerate Art Ensemble are seeking funding to produce their own VR spectacle. Degenerate Art Ensemble are known for creating dance and theatre projects on a large…

Seek Introduces AR Content Sharing Platform

Though there are several platforms for sharing content creating in virtual reality (VR) or 360-degree videos, there are few that allow users to share augmented reality (AR) content. Seek is aiming to change that with new AR content platform, Seek AR. Seek is trying to use its community of AR enthusiasts to allow individuals, companies…

Holiday Cheer in Space with EVE: Valkyrie Warzone Winter Update

EVE: Valkyrie has been the introduction to virtual reality (VR) for a number of players, acting as the first look into the possibilities of immersive technology. With the Warzone update, VR and non-VR players to play together. CCP Games have new released the Winter Update for the title, bringing some new tools and features for…

Golem Rolls Towards PlayStation VR

Highwire have been very cagey about its upcoming PlayStation VR title Golem, only revealing the bare minimum and letting fans speculate to try to fill in the gaps themselves. Now the beans have been spilled with a blog post by Highwire Creative Director, Jaime Griesemer, which reveals details on the title along with the expected…

SONIFI Health and Shaftesbury Work On Therapeutic VR

Though hospitals are places where people go to get better, for many people the clinical environment is stressful and not conducive to healing. SONIFI Health in partnership with virtual reality (VR) content company Shaftesbury VR is using VR to tackle this problem. The two companies have teamed up to create the Positive Distraction Entertainment System,…

Climax Studios VR Collection Heading to Pico Headsets

Though much attention has been directed towards the upcoming standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets from Oculus and HTC Vive, the existing standalone Pico headsets have been somewhat neglected. This might change with the announcement that Climax Studios are bringing their collection of VR titles to the platform. Climax Studios are a well-known videogame developer based…

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition Out Now

Resident Evil 7 biohazard has been one of the biggest success stories on the PlayStation VR, with many players proclaiming it as a return to form for the series and it served as the introduction to modern virtual reality (VR). People have yet to pick up the title now have the opportunity to pick it…

Kandao Introduces Depth-Mapping to 360-degree Camera Software

Chinese-based manufacturer Kandao Technology are probably best known for their range of 360-degree and virtual reality (VR) cameras, such as the Kandao Obsidian. The company has now announced that users of the Kandao Obsidian will soon be able to use a new feature depth-based rendering. Kandao Technology has announced that the beta version of its…

The Last Guardian Demo Out Now In Australia

Ever since the first images of The Last Guardian were shown to audiences, it has captured the hearts of gamers across the globe, and now the heartwarming tale from Team Ico is heading to virtual reality (VR), starting with a new VR demo. The Last Guardian puts the player in control of a young boy…

Exploring America’s Ghost Trains in VR Documentary

The Ghost Train amusement park ride concept has existed for decades, with a huge number of variants existing all over the world, and spawning its own amusement park sub-genre of the ‘dark ride’. Documentary filmmaker Joel Zika is creating a virtual reality (VR) documentary showing his experiences with rides in this genre. The VR documentary…

VR Animated Film Battlescar to Feature at Sundance

For the past couple of years, the Sundance Film Festival has shown its willingness to engage with new types of media, including virtual reality (VR), 360-degree video and other types of immersive media. This continues with the Sundance New Frontier Program, which will be featuring a new project from 1stAveMachine. The latest VR project from…

Operation Apex Out Now On Steam

The depths of the Earth’s oceans are still mostly a mystery to us, and there have already been several virtual reality (VR) titles that explore the seas, varying in tone from serious to comedic. VR content creators Curiscope have now launched its own VR experience to take a closer look at the creatures of the…

Luden.Io Celebrates Star Wars: The Last Jedi With VRobot Update

We’ve seen from previous updates that the development team behind giant robot simulator VRobot are a group of unashamed geeks, having created homages to Transformers and Marvel’s Thor as part of content updates. Going a step further is the latest patch, which takes inspiration from a galaxy far, far away. To celebrate the imminent release…

Liminal Uses VR To Explore How Colour Affects Emotion

It has been noted before that the immersiveness of virtual reality (VR) allows for a deeper level of interaction that allows for a greater potential to affect the emotions of the user. Australian-based VR company Liminal VR is working with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health to use the immersive properties of VR…

A-Tech Cybernetic Gets Free Demo and New Story Mode Chapter

Developers Xreal Games quietly launched its cyberpunk virtual reality (VR) shooter A-Tech Cybernetic into early access earlier this year, but now the development team think its ready for a wider audience. A-Tech Cybernetic is a VR first-person shooter set inside the walls of a futuristic biomedical company where you must fight off an invasion of…

A Closer Look At Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds

Location-based virtual reality (VR) centres are beginning to pop up all over the world, but one of the places that very quickly embraced the new technology was Japan. One of the biggest VR locations is VR Zone Shinjuku, which has just launched its newest VR attraction, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds. The launch…

Something for the Weekend: Space, Speed and Shooting

Christmas is creeping up on us. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a videogaming loved one? Or perhaps you are just searching for something to keep your mind off the unpleasent weather and stress of the holiday period? Either way, here are a selection of deals for virtual reality (VR) titles on Steam…

Amimon Unveil Wireless VR Technology

One of the current criticisms towards high-end virtual reality (VR) systems is the presents of cords and wires that are needed to transmit power and data to the head-mounted display. A number of wireless systems are in development, and some have been released. Amimon have now revealed a new technology for wireless VR and mixed…

Dead Effect 2 VR Introduces Support For 3dRudder

Foot-powered virtual reality (VR) motion controller 3dRudder offers different control options to VR users who have limited mobility, or who have restricted space to enjoy room-scale VR. An increasing number of VR titles are introducing support for the device, a list which now includes Dead Effect 2 VR. Dead Effect 2 VR is a sci-fi…

Mini-Game Collection Wonderglade Heads to Samsung Gear VR

After mini-game collection Wonderglade proved a success on the Google Daydream platform, developers Resolution Games have turned its attention to the Samsung Gear VR to deliver fast-paced mini-gaming action to that platform as well. Wonderglade was launched on Google Daydream last year, where it was very successful, consistently maintaining a high star rating from users….

Fishing Star VR Comes to Google Daydream

Time to hang the ‘Gone Fishing’ sing on your door with the release of the virtual reality (VR) version of relaxing fishing title Fishing Star from GREE Inc. Fishing Star was one of the early examples of a casual mobile videogame that introduced social elements, featuring on some of the earliest mobile gaming services. The…

This Week in VR Sport: AR For Football and Fitness

It is getting close to Christmas, the weather is turning cold (well, for some of us..) but the world of sports carries on regardless of the wind, rain or snow. This week is dominated by developments in augmented reality (AR) in sport, fitness and health. Mapbox Acquires Fitness AR An increasing number of people are…

Quirky VR Puzzler Fail Factory! Out Now

Armature Studio have launched its latest title, Fail Factory! Which is a lighthearted, humorous physics-based puzzle title that lets players try to manage an ever-escalating situation that inevitably runs out of control into a ludicrous failure. The studio hopes that Fail Factory! Will encourage players to explore and experiment in an immersive virtual reality (VR)…

Cyberpunk Racer Neon Seoul: Outrun Heading to Early Access

Playsnak are bringing the cyberpunk aesthetic to virtual reality (VR) with the release of high-speed hoverbike racing title Neon Seoul: Outrun into Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Players take the role of an Outrunner, a rebel racer defying the restrictions placed on the population by the artificial intelligence systems that control…

Qualcomm and NetEase Collaborate To Optimise for VR

Qualcomm is the producer of the Snapdragon family of chips, most of which are used in smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm is working with NetEase Games to optimise its Messiah game engine for the Snapdragon chips aimed towards immersive mobile videogames. The collaboration is directed towards creating next-generation videogame content for the Snapdragon 800 series of…

Nvidia Release Game Ready Drivers For Fallout 4 VR

Nvidia are the providers of some of the most popular graphics cards designed for virtual reality (VR) applications, along with the drivers that power them. Nvidia are keen to give users the best experience, and regularly release new Game Ready Driver updates for new and upcoming titles, as they have done for Fallout 4 VR….

Encounter the Butterflies of the Rainforest in Flutter VR

New Zealand-based videogame studio Runaway is making its first foray into virtual reality (VR) with Flutter VR, a relaxing trip through the Amazon Rainforest to encounter butterflies and other creatures who make the dense jungle their home. Runaway says its aim was to create a VR experience aimed at women and other groups who are…

3DRudder VR Motion Controller to Be Shown At CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the biggest events in the calendar for hardware developers as well as fans of gadgets and technology. For the last two years, the 3dRudder has won awards at CES, and the company is returning again to showcase the new version of its product. French company…

Pre-Orders For Vuzix Blade Now Open

Vuzix are one of the companies that has benefited from the rising interest in the use of augmented reality (AR) for business and enterprise applications. Vuzix has mainly been promoting its M300 smartglasses product for this purpose, but now the company is ready to launch pre-orders for its new Vuzix Blade smart glasses. Vuzix have…