Go Super Saiyan With New Dragon Ball Z VR/AR Experience

A new app, custom headset, and hand sensors let you channel your inner Goku and unleash the Kamehameha. There are few moves more iconic than Goku’s infamous technique, the ki blast aka the Kamehameha. The powerful energy attack has delighted Dragon Ball fans for years quickly becoming one of the most easily-recognizable fighting moves in…

Digital Domain Launches VR App for Original Content and Livestreamed 360 Events

Visual effects and immersive experience creator Digital Domain has announced the launch of its first virtual reality (VR) app, Digital Domain VR, allowing users to VR fans to checkout its library of work as well as offering livestream 360-degree events. The new Digital Domain app includes a wide array immersive content created in-house by the company, covering a mixture…

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: One Year On

The most important part of the decision making process for consumers when purchasing new hardware is invariably bang-for-your-buck, but what that means to the individual could be very unique. Is it the amount of features? The quality of the product? The software line-up? Or simply the price? With it now being just over one year…

Xenko Game Engine Launches with Free Edition

Silicon Studio has today launched the Xenko game engine, a new scaleable development platform for everything from mobile videogames to realistic virtual reality (VR) experiences and beyond. Xenko is free for educational use, small studios and individual users, with larger studios paying a nominal monthly fee. To celebrate the launch, Silicon Studio is offering all…

HP Moves Into VR and AR With Investment In Venture Reality Fund

HP is putting on its headsets. One of the world’s oldest technology companies is investing in the fledgling virtual reality market by becoming an investor in The Venture Reality Fund. The exact amount wasn’t disclosed. But HP Tech Ventures, the new corporate venture arm of HP, has joined as an investor in The VR Fund, which has…

Radial-G: Infinity-X Confirmed for Gear VR Release This Week

You may recall back in 2015 when Tammeka Games released an Android version of its virtual reality (VR) racer called Radial-G: Infinity. An offshoot of Radial-G: Racing Revolved, the mobile version went down the endless runner route and today the studio has confirmed a release date for the Samsung Gear VR version, Radial-G: Infinity-X. Just like the Android version, Radial-G: Infinity-X is…

Google Announces Next-gen ‘Jump’ VR Camera, 8K x 8K with Seamless Stitching

Google today announced what the company is calling the “next-generation” of its ‘Jump‘ 3D 360 camera initiative. In partnership with Google, Yi Technology has created the Yi Halo, a 17-camera clock-synchronized array that is designed to be optimized for Google’s automated Jump stitching process which creates impressively seamless 3D 360 output. Google announced the Jump…

LucidCam Taking its Upgraded 4K Model to NAB 2017

During CES 2017 in January, Lucid VR revealed an upgraded version of its 3D point-and-shoot camera, LucidCam. The new model now features 4K image capture for both lenses, and today Lucid VR has announced it’ll be taking the device to NAB 2017 this week. Unlike 360-degree cameras such as Samsung’s Gear 360, or Insta360 Air, which…

How VarDragons Are Looking To Turn Real Airplanes Into Virtual Pet Dragons

The low hum from the engines of passing aircraft has all but become ubiquitous white noise to most. Aircraft used to inspire imagination and adventure, but recently has become as commonplace as the passing clouds. Until now. From Miami, Florida our small team of engineers and entrepreneurs has teamed up with game developers to bring…

This week in VR Sport: The NBA introduces AR and Running in 360

Welcome to the weekend, time for relaxing, gardening and looking at what has happened in the world of virtual reality (VR) and sports over the past week. This week basketball and athletics get to take centre stage – or centre court, as the case may be. Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team Lets Audience Participate in the…

Field in View: How Daydream Made A Home For VR’s Most Obscure Gems

I’ve shown Google Daydream a lot of tough love over the past six months. The search engine giant’s promise of a vast, expansive mobile VR ecosystem where plenty of phones could be paired with an exciting new headset and intuitive new way to interact with virtual worlds, seemed too good to be true. And, initially,…

Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

New Gear VR With Controller Hits Shelves Today

More than 20 controller titles launching on day one. Unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset with motion controller is now on sale. Not the first mobile headset to hit the market with a motion controller, the Gear VR is the most widely owned headset outside Google…

Samsung Gear VR With Controller Is Out Now

There was much excitement when Samsung announced that there would be a new controller peripheral for the Gear VR headset. Some developers quickly followed up be saying their upcoming titles would support the new controller. Now the wait is over, as the new Gear VR headset and controller are now available. From today, the new…

How Fashion Brands Are Using VR

Who said VR was just for gamers? From Sephora’s latest AR app update, a VR perfume commercial starring the one and only Kate Moss, to a HoloLens powered dressing room–the fashion industry has proven that VR and AR is en vogue through a range of experiences over the years. Here’s a roundup of some of VR’s more glamorous…

Guide Sheep Like Lemmings in Flocklore on Gear VR and Google Daydream

Independent studio Mindfield Games has today launched Flocklore, a new virtual reality (VR) action-puzzle videogame designed exclusively for mobile platforms. Now available for Samsung Gear VR with optional support for the new controller, Flocklore will also be coming to Google Daydream soon. In Flocklore, the player must shepherd a flock of bewildered sheep across over…

Exit Reality and Flipside Offer New Kind of Mobile VR at VRLA 2017

Mobile VR has hit the streets in a new way with Exit Reality—and it’s headed to a city near you. At VRLA, they also hosted Flipside, the fastest animation platform on the planet. If you were at VRLA this weekend, chances are you noticed the silver truck parked at the front of the convention floor. With its…

As Close As You’ll Ever Be To a Super Saiyan with Dragonball Z VR app

The franchise for Dragonball is huge. Starting with the 1984 manga Dragon Ball which became an anime series, and later Dragonball Z, Kai, Dragonball Super, not to mention all the, merchandise, videogames and other spin-offs. Not too surprising, then, that there will shortly be a Dragonball Z virtual reality (VR) app. Dragonball Z was the…

Oculus Chief Scientist: How and When Augmented Reality Will Transform Our Lives

Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, as-ever delivered an inspiring presentation at today’s F8 conference, this time on the topic of Augmented Reality. AR has received top billing at this year’s event, with Facebook introducing a camera-based platform to develop today’s technology; Abrash’s talk looked further ahead to glasses-based AR which he says will transform…

Finnair use VR to Promote New A350 Fleet

Taking an airplane to get somewhere has become routine for many of us. Whether it is going on holiday, visiting family or friends or a business trip, time spent in the air is not something travellers tend to pay that much attention to. Finnish airline Finnair are wanting to change that by reminding passengers of…

Facebook Launches React VR to Let Devs Extend the Web into Virtual Reality

Facebook has officially launched React VR, an open-source JavaScript library that lets developers create cross-platform WebVR experiences. Oculus and Facebook announced React VR in October last year, an open-source JavaScript library (based on the popular React library) that’s designed to make it easy for web developers and programmers to deliver WebVR experiences that can be…

GIROPTIC iO Partners With Facebook, All F8 Attendees Getting Camera

Today is the second and final day of Facebook’s F8 conference and for attendees the company has a little surprise in store. Facebook has partnered with 360-degree camera maker GIROPTIC and will be giving every attendee one of the new GIROPTIC iO camera’s. GIROPTIC iO is fully integrated with Facebook Live, enabling users to easily livestream…

HTC Vive Releases New Tracker Project Code and Tutorials to Tinker With

When HTC Vive launched the Vive Tracker earlier this year it saw phenomenal interest in the device, receiving over 2,300 submissions from the developer community, with only 1,000 free trackers available. Today the company the company has announced several new experiences for developers to download and begin playing with. The Vive Tracker was unveiled at CES 2017 and…

VR Spray Can And Piñata With Vive Tracker

The Vive Tracker is opening up a new world of physical VR experiences. Since HTC Vive began shipping the Vive Tracker to developers earlier this year, we’ve seen everything from ceiling fans, fire hoses, and even cats tracked in VR. In what is probably one of the more significant hardware developments in the VR space this…

Facebook and AR: Why it’s Already Gone Wrong

Augmented reality (AR) is still many years from achieving its true potential; several years behind virtual reality (VR) by most accounts. However, that hasn’t stopped innovators working towards a grand ambition with a variety of both hardware and software, from the likes of Google Glass to Pokemon GO. While the latter was a gimmick (arguably…

Facebook Launches New Camera Tools as a Foundation for Advanced Augmented Reality

F8, Facebook’s yearly developer conference, is here again for a two-day info blast from the world’s biggest social platform. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today during the keynote address to announce a new initiative that will bring about the beginnings of the company’s augmented reality (AR) platform, an “open platform” called Camera…