Indigenous Futurism & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace with Jason Edward Lewis

How do we reckon the past, present, and the future, and what types of possibilities open up when you start to tell stories from the perspective of seven generations from now, or about 150 years into the future? LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE OF THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Voices-of-VR-654-Jason-Edward-Lewis.mp3 I got to explore these questions…

AltspaceVR Releases New World-Building Kits

Microsoft just announced new tools to make it easier for users to build and share their own virtual spaces. In a virtual Town Hall today, AltspaceVR unveiled a suite of tools that will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces. The two new world-building kits are based on Altspace’s most popular environments: Campfire and Alien…

Oculus & Chloë Grace Moretz Serve Up A Six-Course VR Meal

Facebook’s Oculus teams up with actress Chloë Grace Moretz for an “omakase” dinner straight out of a science fiction novel. On July 31st, a group of lucky guests gathered on the rooftop of Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel in NYC where they were treated to a six-course dinner unlike any they’ve experienced before. Lead by the…

Developer Teases AR Functionality For The Apple Watch

Apple’s popular smartwatch is even cooler with high-quality augmented widgets powered by ARKit. When he’s not delivering expert-level gestures and animations to iOS applications, iOS Design Technologist, Nathan Glitter, is busy sinking his teeth into another budding user experience: augmented reality. So far the talented developer has managed to create a Hogwarts-style newspaper experience, educational…

Arizona Sunshine and La Peri Devs Team Up For VR Puzzler A Fisherman’s Tale

This is a development team collaboration I didn’t expect to ever write about. Vertigo Games, creators of the excellent zombie shooter, Arizona Sunshine, and Innerspace, creators of the beautifully captivating La Peri, are joining forces for a mind-bending VR puzzle game called A Fisherman’s Tale. In A Fisherman’s Tale you play as Bob, a tiny…

Farpoint Multiplayer Livestream: Taking Shots With The PSVR Aim Controller

For today’s livestream we’re digging into our pile of PSVR games once again to take Farpoint for a spin. We’ll be focusing on the game’s addictive co-op and PvP multiplayer offerings. During the stream I’ll be joined by my UploadVR colleague, Jamie Feltham, as we fight back hordes of alien beasts using our trust PS…

VR Firefighting Game Paperville Panic Gets New Level, Final Release Soon

Sure, you could use VR to train firefighters in realistic simulations, or you could use it to build an imaginary world made of paper and pleasantness that sets alight and becomes a hectic blaze of gameplay goodness. I’d prefer the latter, and that’s exactly what Paperville Panic is. Developer Ultimerse today added the final narrative…

Here’s What Actual Developers Think Of The Magic Leap One AR Headset

As of yesterday, the Magic Leap One is officially released. The lucky few that were quick with ordering one of the coveted devices and happened to live in one of a select few cities already have them in their hands. Prior to yesterday’s launch, only a select few members of the mainstream media were invited…

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. With over $2 billion raised in investment and names like Google attached to it, there’s been a lot of hype about the mysterious reality-altering hardware. But there’s one question that…

VR FPS Zero Caliber’s Alpha Gets A Date, Here’s How To Sign-Up

Xreal Games is nearly ready to invite its first Alpha testers to the world of Zero Caliber. We’ve had an eye on this military shooter for a few months now, largely because its initial trailer looks so polished but also thanks to Xreal’s impressive previous project, A-Tech Cybernetic. Come next week, HTC Vive owners will…

New Firewall: Zero Hour Videos Cover Attacking And Defending

Want to know exactly what your objective is in PSVR’s Firewall: Zero Hour? These two new videos have you covered. The latest clips in the Firewall 101 series, which are being released in the build-up to the game’s impending launch, cover attacking and defending. In the game’s multiplayer mode, one team must seek out and…

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One, several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which…

Electronauts Multiplayer Livestream: Spinning Up Tunes With Survios Devs

For today’s livestream we’re going back into the trippy world of Electronauts, but this time we won’t be alone. Instead, today we’re playing multiplayer! That means while we’re busy riffing on some great electronic music, we’ll have a Survios developer right by our side showing us how it’s done. If you missed our previous Electronauts…

Electronauts Multiplayer Livestream: Spinning Up Tunes With Survios Devs

For today’s livestream we’re going back into the trippy world of Electronauts, but this time we won’t be alone. Instead, today we’re playing multiplayer! That means while we’re busy riffing on some great electronic music, we’ll have a Survios developer right by our side showing us how it’s done. If you missed our previous Electronauts…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch, the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available for purchase and early adopters are expected to soon begin receiving their devices. Some of the first apps they’ll get…

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Alongside today’s Magic Leap One launch, the company has revealed five applications destined for the AR headset made by Magic Leap Studio’s, the company’s internal development team. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available for purchase and early adopters are expected to soon begin receiving their devices. Some of the first apps they’ll get…

Apple Patents Technology for AR Windshield

By this point it is hardly a secret that Apple is very interested in augmented reality (AR) technology, with Apple CEO Tim Cook publically stating his support for the technology, and of course having created ARKit. As an extension of this, Apple have submitted a European Patent filing for an AR windshield. The patent covers…

The New York Times Bringing Its Content To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Ever since 2015, The New York Times has had a keen interest in immersive technology, and over the past few years VRFocus has diligently followed their trail. From partnering with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) related works for the Google Cardboard head-mounted device (HMD), to NYTVR and them producing daily 360 degree videos for…

Magic Leap Launches Creator Edition Headset Priced at $2,300

Magic Leap today launched their long-teased AR headset, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a developer-focused device priced at $2,300. Magic Leap has been in development of an AR headset, which has garnered significant anticipation thanks to the company’s massive trove of venture funding (totaling more than $2 billion) and years of concept videos, celebrity…

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. December of last year U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making. This morning that same headset, now referred to as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, became…

Review: Gates of Nowhere

There are a lot of fantasy titles available on virtual reality (VR). They vary in scale from simple small-scale arena battlers to vast sprawling titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. Gates of Nowhere lies somewhere in-between, a relatively linear dungeon crawler with hack and slash gameplay. Gates of Nowhere has been out in…

Inowize Announces Location-Based VR Attraction

One of the challenges faced by location-based virtual reality (VR) centres is how to offer a room-scale experience within a limited amount of space. Digital production agency Inowize thinks it might have the answer with its newly announced product, VR Quest Arena. VR Quest Arena is a turnkey, location-based VR attraction which allows for three…