Virtuix Looks To ‘Level Up’ Competitive VR Play With Omniverse ESPORTS

For many who are familiar with the idea of using an omnidirectional treadmill within virtual reality (VR) one name will usually spring to mind first: Virtuix. Developers of the Virtuix Omni, the firm which was founded in 2011 has had a hectic few years, especially since it launched its original Kickstarter campaign for the Omni…

Meet Kyle Riesenbeck, UploadVR’s New Editor-in-Chief

I can still remember the first time I heard about the Oculus Rift. In August 2012, I received an email from a co-worker with the subject line, “This looks like your kind of thing” along with a link to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter. My life hasn’t been the same since. I sought out the VR…

Vive Pro Data Revealed in Steam Survey, Thins Gap Between Rift and Vive

In the latest set of data from Vale’s monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey, the Vive Pro has finally made an official entrance and shows that the gap between Rift and Vive isn’t as wide as it appeared. Each month, Valve runs a survey among Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware…

Downward Spiral: Horus Station to get a Physical Release in November

Last month saw 3rd Eye Studios launch its virtual reality (VR) sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Today the studio has announced a partnership with Perp Games to bring the title to retail stores, starting in November with Europe followed by North America in the near future. Offering a core single-player adventure…

Vive Focus App Turns Your Living Room Into A Dance Floor

Beat Reality transforms any environment into a music-reactive art installation. Available on the Vive Focus — HTC’s China-only replacement for its discontinued Daydream headset — Beat Reality generates a colorful filter that allows you to experience any locale with literal rose-tinted glasses. Created by Enea Le Fons and Anthony “SkarredGhost” Vitillo as a result of their…

Glimpse: Why Are Tech Companies Pouring Money Into Instant Translators?

They tell us the weather, DJ our morning shower, and time our eggs while they cook. The world’s AI assistants, once a gratuitous novelty, are growing up fast. For their next act? They will let us communicate in every language on Earth. The limits of which are seen in Esperanto, the fourth episode of Glimpse, a new…

Oculus Quest To Have ‘Active Cooling’ From Internal Fan

During John Carmack’s OC5 keynote on the second day of the conference, he explained that the Oculus Go was designed with a metal face plate as a form of passive cooling via heat dissipation. In other words, the front of the Go is like an external-facing heat sink. The Oculus Quest is going a different…

Oculus Discusses Quest Launch Lineup, Rift Cross-Play, And Cross-Buy

Last week at the annual Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, CA, the VR giant set the world on fire with the announcement of the new all-in-one standalone headset, Oculus Quest. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on stage for the reveal, explaining that the device will launch in Spring 2019 for $399 with over 50…

Oculus CTO: Quest Has No Dedicated Hardware to Play PC Games over USB-C

Oculus Quest, the company’s newly announced high-end standalone headset, has a USB Type-C connector. VirtualLink, the new VR connector standard created by a consortium of prominent industry players, also uses USB Type-C. So if you happen to own a new flagship GPU with a dedicated VirtualLink port, will you technically be able to take a USB-C cable, plug…

Nintendo Switch Gets A Headset – But It’s Not Quite VR

Its been reported before that buried in the depths of the code for the Nintendo Switch is a test mode for virtual reality (VR). Now a headset is indeed being released for the console by Canadian company exklim – but for those wanting to use true VR on the Nintendo Switch are in for a…

‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back

The upcoming Ryan Gosling film receives a WebAR experience that uses the actual Moon to function. Universal Pictures First Man tells the story of the legendary Apollo 11 mission in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first human beings to set foot on the Moon. For NASA and their brilliant team of engineers,…

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. Last month we reported that the gap between the two headsets had widened, with Rift claiming 47.11% of the total usage and Vive taking 42.58%. But there are only marginal shifts to report this month; Rift is up to 47.27%…

Oculus Connect 5 In 14 Minutes: Oculus Quest, Darth Vader And More

Last week the VR event of the year came and went — Oculus Connect 5 — with Facebook’s Oculus Quest formally revealed as the company’s next attempt to tap a consumer market for VR hardware in 2019. The fully standalone headset requires no phone or PC to operate and will start selling early next year…

Dragon Quest VR: Going Inside The Mind Of Toriyama In This VR JRPG

It’s been a busy year for Dragon Quest. The most recent entry in the long-running Japanese role-playing game series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, recently came out on PC and consoles to much critical acclaim. But unless you live in Japan, you might’ve missed another crucial milestone: the release of the franchise’s…

SprintR VR Controller Lets Users Run And Jump In VR

Though several virtual reality (VR) experiences encourages players to roam freely through the VR environment, using the body to run or jump and be physically active. However for many users, this isn’t always possible for reasons of disability, space concerns or even just tiredness. In order to offer an alternative, SprintR have launched a controller…

WowWee Unleashes Dinosaurs In AR With ‘Untamed ARena’

Life uh… finds a way in WowWee’s newest augmented experience. Paleontologists have identified labeled over 700 of dinosaurs over the years and you’ve probably seen hundreds of them in your local museum, or several in the Jurassic Park films. You don’t have to go back to the Jurassic, Triassic or any other dinosaur period to…

Carmack: Oculus Debated PC VR Mode For Quest

Could Oculus Quest, Facebook’s newest standalone VR headset, ever be used to run PC VR experiences? It’s not likely, but the company did discuss it. Oculus boldly proclaimed that Quest could deliver ‘Rift quality experiences’ at its reveal at Oculus Connect last week. In reality, though, the kit just isn’t as powerful as the PCs…

Digital Surgery Designated As A Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner

Digital Surgery, a health technology company working to reshape the future of surgery, has announced that its designation as an official Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner (MMRP). This exciting partnership will allow Digital Surgery the means to create mixed reality (MR) solution to improve the delivery of surgical care as part of the MMRP. Studies show…

Oculus Announce Asynchronous Spacewarp Version 2.0

Back in late 2016 Oculus announced a new technology that was designed to help reduce the system hardware requirements for virtual reality (VR) experiences while maintain content quality across a wider array of hardware. The technology was titled Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) and uses frame-rate smoothing techniques to almost halve the computer processing unit (CPU) and…

Oculus CTO Explores Next-gen Oculus Go Feature Wishlist

Legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack took the stage today at Oculus Connect to have another one of is famous off-script, stream-of-thought talks. Carmack was instrumental in architecting the company’s mobile VR platform, so when he talks about the 3DOF standalone headset Go, pretty much everyone listens. There’s a few sore spots in Oculus…

OC5: 5 Big Takeaways About Oculus Go From John Carmack’s Keynote

Oculus CTO John Carmack finished his day two keynote mid-sentence at Oculus Connect after talking continuously for an hour and a half. It takes time to digest a Carmack keynote and we’ll embed the video as soon as Oculus uploads it. In the meantime, we’ve done some of the work of digesting this information drop…

OC5: Impressive Oculus Quest Arena-Scale Dead And Buried Tech Demo

One of the most impressive VR technology demos we’ve ever seen is on display at Oculus Connect 5 in San Jose. In a corner of the convention center The VOID brought Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, demonstrating publicly for the first time that the startup is using Oculus Rift inside its VR helmet to provide the…

Oculus Quest Specs, Price, Release Date And Everything Else We Know

Oculus used its Connect 5 conference this year to properly reveal its highly-anticipated standalone VR headset with six degrees of freedom (6DOF) inside-out tracking, named Oculus Quest. With Rift-like tracking in a headset that doesn’t need to be tethered to an expensive PC, Quest may represent VR’s best chance yet at catching on with the…

‘Moss’ is Coming to Oculus Quest at Launch

There isn’t a list of launch titles for Oculus Quest yet, the company’s newly announced $400 high-end standalone VR headset. Polyarc, the minds behind Moss (2017), say that the super endearing platformer adventure is indeed going to be among the 50+ launch titles coming to Quest on day one. Already available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,…

Preview: Dead & Buried Arena – Oculus Take a Shot at Warehouse Scale VR

Oculus has been notoriously hard-nosed about the location-based entertainment (LBE) market for virtual reality (VR). Prohibitive clauses in the use of their hardware and a reluctance to offer a more rugged version or a ‘business edition’, has seen the company responsible for the modern rebirth of VR seems almost ignorant towards one of its most…

OC5: Here’s Dead And Buried Running Side-By-Side On Rift And Quest

Oculus Quest, Facebook’s new VR standalone headset, is set to bolster its library with a host of ports of Oculus Rift titles when it launches next year. But, running with mobile hardware, can Quest really hope to achieve anywhere near the level of visual fidelity seen on the Rift? As Developer Relations Engineer Gabor Szauer…