VR is a Tool for Social Change as Well as Emotional Exploitation

Virtual reality (VR) is an inspiring medium of connecting your vision and idea with a mass audience, and there has never been something so engaging before. So, is it really a surprise to see that it encourages social change? Absolutely not, and it is widely recognised in both scientific studies and by developers using intuition…

A Guide to Mobile VR: Google Cardboard

The Google Cardboard is one of the most used and heard-about mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD), and it is particularly known as the more novelty but practical of all the HMDs. If you have been thinking about looking into getting a Google Cardboard headset, then you have come to the right place as…

A Guide to Mobile VR: Merge VR

This is the unsung hero of mobile virtual reality (VR): Merge. The Merge VR head-mounted display (HMD), or goggles, may come off as something for a younger audience, or perhaps even less experienced, but there is practically no difference between this and the likes of the Google Cardboard or even verging onto Samsung Gear VR….

A Guide to Mobile VR: Google Daydream

This is the only mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that is not yet out, but oh boy is it anticipated. The Google Daydream View HMD might be one of the most advanced mobile headsets on the market, which is somewhat ironic as Google started out with the Google Cardboard, going straight from 0…

A Guide to Mobile VR: Samsung Gear VR

There is a fantastic chance that your first virtual reality (VR) experience was in fact with a Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD), and what a great introduction that would have been as this is a quality HMD. However, to consider this HMD you will have to have a Samsung phone – and not just…

A Guide to the Best Mobile VR Headsets

Mobile virtual reality (VR) is the most accessible form of taking in bite-sized fun experiences, but it can quite often be hard to choose which mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD) you should pick as there are a fair few to choose from, very much unlike PC-based VR HMDs. Below is a guide to each of the…

Xiaomi Launches Mi VR Mobile Headset in China

Last week saw the Mi Product Launch Event where Xiaomi shared some pretty exciting news on the virtual reality (VR) mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD) front. The Mi VR HMD has been launched in China for as little as $29 (USD). One of the new features is the HMD’s hardware-level motion sensor which is described to…

Tech Company Kudan to Bring VR and AR Experiences to Japan

Kudan is known for its work in 3D recognition and image recognition technologies, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects, and so it is no surprise that the Japanese company has now decided to partner up with Hakuhodo and Hakuhodo Products of Japan to establish hakuhodo-VRAR. What Kudan will bring to this partnership is its…

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is Available For Western Retail

This has been a controversial title from the moment it dropped, but there is still a demand for the title in the west as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune seems to be available for purchase on Amazon from select retailers. On Amazon UK the PlayStation VR title is listed for £69.99 (GBP), but it…

Rebellion Shares Its Top 10 Tips on How to Master Battlezone

Rebellion revealed a bunch of big tips on its Battlezone forum, and this is the best way to ensure that you will find your way to “glorious victory”, especially for all those perfectionists making their way through campaigns. There are 10 in total, and they all concentrate on different aspects of gameplay, so this isn’t…

Meeting JASMIN is an AR Art Exhibition in the US That Debuted Yesterday

Meeting JASMIN is an augmented reality project where art enthusiasts can look upon art exhibitions and see the piece some to life before their eyes on their phone screens, which will debut in San Francisco, and it all started up yesterday. There are 33 different pieces of art that from digital artists Raphael Vicenzi, Alberto Seveso,…

PlayStation VR Worlds Releases Soundtrack on Spotify

It was this time last week when we were all gearing up for the launch of the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), and along with the launch of the HMD came a bunch of experiences and videogames that really brought it to life – this included the likes of PlayStation VR Worlds, which is a…

Razer Acquires THX and to Play Leading Role in VR Gaming Audio Development

Razer, developers of high-performance gaming hardware and software, has bought THX, who will carry on to operate independently, but there is no dubt that the creation of virtual reality (VR) hardware will be elevated substantially. In a statement made by THX regarding this deal, it is said that: “Moving forward, THX will focus on the…

Rebellion Release Cinematic Battlezone Trailer

Earlier this week during the launch of both PlayStation VR and Rebellion’s Battlezone there was a polished launch trailer for the title, but it had all the same footage that we had seen before. Now, Rebellion has released their own trailer, and it is something else. In this trailer that you can watch below is…

The VR Job Hub: Within, Immersiv & Futurlab

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’ VR Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they…