NVIDIA’s New High-end Quadro RTX First to Include VirtualLink VR Port

Today at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced ‘Turing’, their next-generation GPU architecture aimed at real-time ray tracing, and the first high-end GPUs built atop it, the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000. The cards are the first to include the recently revealed VirtualLink port, a new connection standard specially designed for next-generation VR headsets. Ray tracing—a computer…

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment. For the last two years, VR content has managed to quietly infiltrate its…

Community Download: What Is VR Gaming Missing Most Right Now?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. It’s been a while since we’ve posted a new Community Download! Several months, in fact. This used to be a weekend series but we’re reviving it…

Most VR Pros Believe Adoption Is Still Limited By Cost And Lack Of Content

A survey conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData questioning nearly 600 VR and AR professionals offers a glimpse into the health of the industry and its overall direction. One question asked about the major barriers to mass consumer adoption of the technology, with 62 percent of respondents saying lack of content was a barrier in…

Most VR Pros Believe Adoption Is Still Limited By Cost And Lack Of Content

A survey conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData questioning nearly 600 VR and AR professionals offers a glimpse into the health of the industry and its overall direction. One question asked about the major barriers to mass consumer adoption of the technology, with 62 percent of respondents saying lack of content was a barrier in…

Watch David Hasselhoff Drive KITT From Knight Rider In New 360-Video

The Gumball 3000 is a 3,000-mile car rally that happens every year from London to Tokyo featuring a wide multitude of celebrities driving across the world and making pit stops. From the likes of Usher and David Hasselhoff to Ken Griffey Jr. and more, it’s a star-studded event. This year Finger Food Studios teamed up with…

Watch David Hasselhoff Drive KITT From Knight Rider In New 360-Video

The Gumball 3000 is a 3,000-mile car rally that happens every year from London to Tokyo featuring a wide multitude of celebrities driving across the world and making pit stops. From the likes of Usher and David Hasselhoff to Ken Griffey Jr. and more, it’s a star-studded event. This year Finger Food Studios teamed up with…

‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Is A VR Puzzler With A Miniature Twist

Vertigo Games’ first attempt at a third-person experience makes its debut at Gamescom 2018 in Germany. Vertigo Games, the talented developer behind zombie-shooter Arizona Sunshine and turn-based strategy game Skyworld, announces its foray into third-person VR with A Fisherman’s Tale, a mind-boggling VR puzzler in which players must break the laws of physics in order…

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week. The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada,…

AltspaceVR Lets You Build Your Own Sharable Space In Virtual Reality

AltspaceVR has released tools to let users create their own sharable spaces in virtual reality. It uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing you to place objects in a 3D space using AltspaceVR-compatible headsets — including Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s one of the first major upgrades since Microsoft acquired the social VR platform. If you save the space,…

The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget. Also, don’t forget that as an HTC Vive owner,…

Livestream: New VR Releases For The Week Of 08/05/18

Today we are starting a new series here at UploadVR: every Friday we’re going to livestream an assortment of new VR releases from that week! This means that every single Friday you can tune in over on the UploadVR Facebook page to catch an hour (or more) of freshly picked new VR content pulled directly…

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is The Most Powerful Gear VR-Ready Phone Yet

Yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal came and went without so much as a mention of Gear VR, but rest assured the new device will support the Oculus-powered headset. Samsung confirmed to UploadVR that the Note 9 will support the current iteration of the Gear, though it will need an adapter to fit it. The…

A.D. 2047 Is An Interactive Murder Mystery For PSVR, Rift And Vive

A.D. 2047 might be the most interesting VR title spinning out of the recent ChinaJoy event in Shanghai. Developed by Recano, the experience is more of an interactive movie than it is a videogame. After your girlfriend is involved in a serious car accident, you’ll find yourself on the hunt for a mysterious serial killer,…

The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money. But before you crack that wallet too wide open, you may want to take a look at some seriously cool free content out there on the Oculus Store right…

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…

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…

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…

Marvel Powers United VR Update Brings in Fixes and Tweaks

The run up to the release of Marvel Powers United VR was a festival of hype, with seemingly not a day passing without word from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios to advertise some new feature of the title. The patch notes for the first big patch have now been released, showing what players can expect….

Lemnis To Showcase Varifocal VR Hardware/Software Platform At SIGGRAPH 2018

Lemnis Technologies wants to beat Oculus to the punch with varifocal VR technology. The company today announced that it will launch a new software and hardware platform simply named Verifocal at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver next week. The platform uses two eye-tracking cameras integrated into a headset to adjust the focus of where you’re looking in…

WorldViz Launched Upgraded VR Development Platform

As the technology that powers virtual reality (VR) develops, the tools that developers use to create content need to keep pace with those changes. Recognising this, VR solutions company WorldViz have launched the newest version of its Python-based VR development platform, Vizard 6. Vizard has been designed as a development environment aimed at scientific-grade VR….

BBC Unveils VR Prom Commemorating The First World War

With a little help from the BBC, VR is going to the Proms. The broadcasting group today announced Nothing to be Written, a brand new VR Prom that commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War. Created in collaboration between composer Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, the seven-minute experience takes inspiration the…

Oculus Removes Handful of Fake Game Reviews, Says They’re Uncommon

After a handful of seemingly fake reviews were spotted on a game in the Oculus Store, the company says the offending reviews were removed, and further claims that fake reviews on the platform are few and far between. Redditors ‘thekthepthe3‘ and ‘matt90410‘ recently pointed out some suspicious looking reviews of a Rift game on the…

Electronauts Launch Day Livestream: Becoming A Trippy VR DJ

For today’s livestream we’re going on a VR trip through synth-fueled soundtracks and trippy music in Electronauts, the latest experience from Survios. When you’re done shooting robot ninjas in Raw Data and racing across wacky levels in Sprint Vector, you can plug into this psychedelic-inspired VR music journey as Survios’ third VR app. Designed to…