Lenovo Announces New Line of VR-Ready PCs

For those PC users who are not confident enough to build their own virtual reality (VR) rig, or for console gamers who want to test out PC VR but aren’t sure where to start, Lenovo have announced a line of three VR-ready desktop PCs. The new Legion series by Lenovo comes in three variants, labelled,…

Editorial: Why You Might Want To Pause Before Buying HTC Vive

This week HTC dropped the price of its Vive PC VR system by $200, bringing it much closer to that of its chief competitor the Oculus Rift. $600 for Vive is precisely the price I called for in a recent editorial, making it competitive with the Rift again. However, the decrease comes absent a critical…

No New PC-Based Vive Coming in 2017, HTC Confirms

Today brought news that the HTC Vive will be dropping in price from $799 down to $599, slashing $200 off the cost of the SteamVR headset. It’s a tempting offer, though you might worry that your purchase will soon be outdated by a new version of the headset. HTC says that won’t be happening this…

The VR Price Wars: Is now the Best Time to Take the Plunge?

It’s been 17 months since Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first arrived on the scene, ushering in a new era of immersive entertainment for consumers around the globe. Those first few months had their fair share of problems – mostly stock issues with some pre-order customers having to wait weeks after launch to get their…

HTC Vive Receives Official Price Drop

HTC Vive today announced a $200 USD price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for $599. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience,…

How To Get Started With Developing For Windows Mixed Reality And VR Platforms

The time has arrived. If you’re a software developer that’s interested in getting started with the Windows Mixed Reality platform, specifically via the Windows VR immersive headsets, then you’ve come to the right place. Both the HP and Acer Windows VR headset devkits are on the market and available for purchase to any interested developers….

Eymerce Cancels Kickstarter Campaign for Stadeon

The ambitious project to create a new type of immersive videogaming experience called Stadeon has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign after 48 hours. According to a spokesperson from Eymerce, the creators of the project, the cancellation was due to lack of crowdfunding support. The Stadeon project was attempting to eliminate the need for a bulky virtual…

‘Will My Customers Feel Sick?’ VR Myth Busting

It might be a little naïve to simply accept that virtual reality (VR) is the infallible tech trend of the future. Certainly, there’s a great deal VR offers the casino and gaming sectors, but even the casual observer will have heard something of VR’s challenges. ‘VR makes you sick’ is the most common assertion uttered….

Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to…

PlayStation Experience Returns To Anaheim This December

When it comes to the PlayStation VR there are several markers points throughout the year when we can get an idea as to where Sony Interactive Entertainment are steering their products – including of course their aforementioned head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4. Games, hardware, updates, future plans, they’re all discussed throughout the year…

How Cloud-Based Physics Could Revolutionise VR

Processing power needed to run virtual reality (VR) is high. You need to be able to run a videogame at 90 frames per second (FPS) with stereoscopic rendering and high-end tracking to have an enjoyable VR experience. Cloudgine however think they have a solution in the cloud and networking technology that was used to power Oculus…

The Virtual Arena: The Virtual Theme Park! (Part 2)

With the destination VR approach gathers momentum, the need to establish a profitable model exercises many developers’ minds – Out-of-home entertainment specialist Kevin Williams, in the concluding part of this column series, reflects on how the ideas envisaged by DisneyQuest has metamorphized into the latest phase of the Amusement Theme Park concept. As previously covered…

Report: New Gear VR To Be Revealed Alongside Galaxy Note 8 Next Week

It looks like we could be meeting yet another new member of the Gear VR family very soon. Mobile industry leakster Evan Blass this week revealed what appears to be an early look at the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable fitness device. In his report on VentureBeat, Blass states that the device will be revealed…

These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

As we reported last February, VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year: HTC Vive Oculus Rift Razer…

VR Ready 4K UHD Razer Blade & Blade Stealth Now Shipping

The new 4K UHD Razer Blade laptop is ready to ship, Razer has announced. In addition to offering a high quality visual experience on a 14-inch laptop, the 4K UHD Razer Blade now is equipped with a touchscreen for added functionality and overall productivity. The 4K UHD Razer Blade is powered by the latest quad-core…

Everything You Need To Know About VR At Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 is fast approaching and is shaping up to be another event worth watching for the VR industry. As Europe’s largest game industry event, it takes on the role as the European E3 for a lot of companies. Many exhibitors will showcase similar demos to the things already shown at GDC and E3, but…

Eve: Valkyrie – Warzone Goes Cross-Platform is This a bad Sign for VR?

Virtual reality (VR) fans may know Eve: Valkyrie from their release on the Oculus Rift in March 2016 and then consequent release to the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive CCP has slowly been adding new maps, mods achievements and improvements. Today CCP Games announced that on September the 26th Eve: Valkyrie will become Eve: Valkyrie…

Stadeon Seeks To Create New VR Paradigm

It has long been recognised that the virtual reality (VR) industry owes a great deal to the classic 1980s sci-fi movie Tron. Now one of the special effects experts who worked on that legendary film is seeking crowdfunding for a VR-related project that seeks to change how users interact with the virtual world. The Stadeon…

Virtalis VR Used to Design Ships of the Future

Virtual reality (VR) has seen increasing use in enterprise and business sectors, from training to stock control. VR hardware company Virtalis have announced that they are providing its ActiveMove CVR system to Tritec Marine, a naval architecture firm. Tritec Marine will be using the Virtalis hardware to develop new concepts for ship design, using VR…

OSVR HDK2 Available at 40% Off

When browsing for virtual reality (VR) titles on Steam, it’s easy to overlook the little ‘OSVR’ notation, usually sat underneath the HTV Vive and Oculus Rift on the compatibility list. The OSVR is the only current VR headset that is a true open-source device and they can currently be obtained at a 40% discount. Created…

Aquarium of the Bay Introduces New AR and VR Attractions

You can now swim with sperm whales and play with polar bears all in San Francisco, thanks to virtual reality. Aquarium on the Bay at PIER 39 in San Francisco just launched three new VR and AR exhibits, allowing visitors up close interaction with whales and polar bears without disturbing the animals. The three exhibitions…

New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR

One of music production’s most popular programs comes to VR in the form of a 3D sample and mixing interface. As VR continues its infiltration into mainstream technology, developers are scrambling to discover that “it” factor that will send the humble hardware skyrocketing in popularity. This of course includes the music industry who, in the…

Preview: The Tower – Get Ready to Move, a lot

Indie virtual reality (VR) developers have come up with all sorts of innovative videogames that not only tests the hardware to its limits but also a players own endurance and skill. The latter is certainly true of Headroom.one’s new early access release for Oculus Rift, The Tower. Essentially an obstacle course set on a conveyor belt, The Tower will…

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments. Back in March, VR Bound along with their partners AMD, Foundry and HP asked VR enthusiast from all around the globe to nominate VR experiences, hardware, startups and innovations in 12 different categories for the inaugural 2017 VR Awards; an elegant black-tie event which will be held at the legendary…

Community Download: Does The HTC Vive Need A Price Cut?

Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekly series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics.! Last week we reflected on AltspaceVR’s closing a bit, asking whether or not social VR is really the future of our industry and this week we’re pointing the…

Something for the Weekend: The Best VR Discounts on Steam

Looking for something new to refresh your virtual reality (VR) senses on a Sunday morning? VRFocus has scoured the depths of Steam to find you ten of the best discounts for a quick-and-easy fix this weekend. Whether you’re planning on using HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or the OSVR hacker dev kit, below you’ll find some…

EVE Valkyrie Gets Oculus Touch Support Sans Motion Controls

Thanks to all the great deals on Oculus hardware this summer, the number of people using the Oculus Touch controller has skyrocketed. In response to player demand, EVE: Valkyrie developer CCP Games has added beta support for the Oculus controllers. We have a hard time imagining a space-sim like EVE: Valkyrie with motion controls. How…