Happinss Virtual Reality: The Future of Corporate and Personal Wellness?

Image Credit: Happinss (Used with Permission) Close your eyes, relax your senses and allow your imagination to run free. People who have worked in a corporate environment or recently studied at school or college might be aware of the concept of wellness, mindfulness and guided meditation. It is an exercise one or several people are…

Half-Life 2 Gets a VR Mod

Half Life 2 is widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. Valve software ushered in the AAA, next-generation cinematic gaming experience that we all take for granted these days. It was a game of atmosphere and story that has become a trove of cultural icons over the years. It’s also been…

Google Announces Standalone VR Headset

Image Credit: Google. Used under Fair Use Doctrine Just as the 2017 Google I/O conference kicked off, we posted that a rumour about a new standalone HMD from Google was doing the rounds, backed by credible sources who spoke to Variety. It turns out that the rumours are true and Google duly announced a new…

Steam Expands into VR Videos

This week the news broke out that Steam will adding VR video to it’s platform in the form of the Steam 360 Video Player. This is a big deal, in case you didn’t know. If you’ve never heard of Steam then, first of all, welcome back to civilization! While you were away on that desert…

Are We About to See True Premium Google VR?

Google has been no stranger to the world of VR, but rather than trying to compete with Facebook or Valve at the premium end, they’ve lead the charge in the mobile VR space, which is arguably the market segment that will have the largest audience and the lowest barrier to entry. It all started with…

FaceDisplay VR Proves that we Haven’t Reached Peak Weird Yet

Image Credit: Ulm University If you’ve had any interest at all in VR over the last few years you’ll have no doubt seen Oculus founder Palmer Lucky on the cover of time magazine. As cool as VR feels to experience, no one has so far managed to actually look cool while using a VR system,…

Avegant Takes on Microsoft with A New Light Field MR Prototype

Image Credit: Avegant We were very impressed with the Avegant Glyph. A (non-VR) HMD that uses impressive retinal projection technology to produce an image that causes no eye-strain, no chicken wire effect and appears amazingly sharp despite the relatively low resolution. Not content to create its own product niche, Avegant has revealed a totally new…

The Unreleased Sega VR Headset – So Much Effort Squandered

Image Credit: Sega In the early 1990s, the first golden age for Virtual Reality, there were a ton of different technology companies that attempted to cash in on the hype. The Virtuality arcade machine were probably the biggest success story of that era, until everything collapsed. Nintendo has a rather experimental time with VR until…

5 Reasons why Virtual Reality is Booming, not Waning

Virtual Reality had a rather interesting, if tougher than some expected launch year. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift both hit their first birthdays this month, with Playstation VR hitting its six month milestone as well. It has been a very interesting time, with a lot of change and a lot of evolution in the…

How Does that Make You Feel?: Facial Tracking Comes to VR

There’s an exciting branch of computer technology known as affective computing. Yes. that’s “affective” and not “effective”. Affective computing is all about how we can integrate human emotional states into computing. It includes both how computers can read and understand our emotions as well as how they can reproduce them in different ways. Why would…

Ridley Scott’s Company Launches VR Division

Image Credit: RSA (Used under Fair Use Rationale) When you hear the name Ridley Scott, you immediately think of visually and technically complex films. The famous director counts cinematic classics such as Blade Runner and Alien among his achievements. Films that went on to create entire visual languages and forever changing the entire genre of…

Facebook Shows off its First VR Experience with Facebook Spaces

Image Credit: Oculus, Facebook When Facebook originally bought out Oculus Rift many were somewhat baffled about the rationale of the decision. To be sure, Facebook indicated that they felt VR (and AR) were the future of social media, but for us non-visionaries it has never been entirely clear how the two would meet. Now Facebook…

Axon VR Pushes Haptics Forward with Incredible Technology

Anyone who has used the latest VR HMDs will tell you that in terms of audio-visual quality the VR industry has basically nailed it. Obviously we’ll be seeing greater fidelity as time goes by, but the minimum threshold for quality VR is well and truly behind us when it comes to your eyes and ears….

Australian Hero Spends 36 Hours in VR

Image Used with Permission from @AlandGaming & @HaymarketHQ Australia has a reputation for, well, a lot of things. One of them is that Australians are a hardy people. This should not be surprising since even the most innocent-looking critter is probably deadly and most of the actual Australian landscape is a murderous desert. Which means…

Adverts Could Be Coming to Your HTC Vive

Unless you live somewhere like North Korea, chances are that every day you’re confronted with hundreds if not thousands of adverts bidding for your hard-earned cash. It’s one of the prices we have to pay for living in a capitalist society and even our movies can be filled with product placements. It turns out that…

VR Could Be Saving Brains in Contact Sports

Brain injuries are a touchy topic in sports such as boxing and American football. Repeated strikes to the head can have a devastating effect on the long-term health of players. Sometimes the results of this accumulated damage only becomes apparent in autopsies. One study found that 78% of football players exhibited signs of brain disease…

Buzz Aldrin Plans the Next Giant Leap for Mankind in Virtual Reality

  Buzz Aldrin, in conjunction with 8i and Time Inc’s Life VR, has created a hologram version of himself as part of a new interactive experience laying the groundwork for how to reach Mars. The holographic Buzz is the host of a virtual reality experience named Cycling Pathways to Mars. It is a Virtual Reality…

Review: John Terry’s Virtual Reality Football Academy

Training, Tuition and Virtual Hubris Systems: Cardboard, Daydream, GearVR Reviewed on: Cardboard Cost: £2.99 In what could possibly be considered the single most self-indulgent VR experience yet, the captain of Chelsea Football Club, John Terry, has unveiled what press releases claim is “the first ever virtual reality football academy”. On the basis of this experience,…

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ZeniMax Awarded $500 Million in Major Legal Case against Oculus

At the conclusion of a tumultuous year-long legal case, a Texas jury yesterday has awarded ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda and iD Software $500 million dollars. The jury found that Oculus and founder Palmer Luckey had breached a non-disclosure agreement, as well as infringed on ZeniMax’s copyright. The jury did find against allegations that Oculus…

Smartphone SteamVR Kit NOLO Kickstarted in Eight Hours

The promise of affordable, high quality virtual reality may have come closer. A crowdsourced mobile VR setup launched on Kickstarter that promises to transform your smartphone into a SteamVR compatible VR setup for less than $100 has successfully made its funding target in just eight hours. NOLO VR, a project by Beijing-based startup LYRobotix and led…

Top Ten VR Highlights from CES 2017

Another year has brought another festival of the future in the form of the winter Consumer Entertainment Show. Amidst the curved televisions, 8k, Bluetooth toasters and robots that can do anything from nannying kids to playing Cards Against Humanity, VR had an important presence at CES, with a mix of interesting experiments to technological boosts…

5 Ways VR Has Taken a Giant Leap Forward in 2016

At the beginning of last year, it was proclaimed by several publications (and wondered by ourselves) that 2016 was to be the “Year of Virtual Reality”, the year that the potential and promise of a virtual future would be realised. While there is certainly debate about how ultimately true, it was clear that 2016 was…

Superhot VR “Forever Update” Promises Even Wilder Action

Unique first person action game Superhot VR will receive an update in February to add more challenges, ways of playing and even more difficulty. In an update posted to Oculus’ website, Oculus and the Superhot team announced new modes added to the main story. This included time trials, aiming challenges and faster enemies giving the…