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…

Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ Reportedly Uncovered by Modders

While Nintendo has lent its Mario Kart IP to a arcade VR experience, the company has so far steered clear of VR on its consoles. It seems it hasn’t been completely off the their radar though, as a Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ has reportedly been uncovered in the system’s software by modders. As reported…

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…

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…

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…

HTC Showcases Update for HTC Vive Focus at ChinaJoy

As expected, HTC had a substantial presence at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, better known to most as ChinaJoy. The company worked with several of its partners to highlight some of the projects in the works, including the McLaren Shadow Project Esports league, as well as an update to HTC’s standalone virtual reality…

Cyclists Get Benefit of AR Technology with Raptor AR Smartglasses

Augmented reality (AR) technology has seen a surge in popularity recently. The technology has become popular for various entertainment applications, as well as in business and industry, but it also has some useful applications in the leisure and fitness sector, as demonstrated by the newly released Raptor AR smartglasses. The Raptor AR Smartglasses are designed…

Pico Announces Goblin 2 Standalone VR Headset Amid $24.7M Series A

Beijing-based VR hardware manufacturer, Pico Interactive, just recently completed a successful $24.7M Series A funding round co-led by GF Qianhe and FG Xinde Investment, with participation from Jufeng S&T Venture Investment and others. Included in that announcement was also the news that they are planning to release an upgraded version of their 3DOF standalone Goblin…

Take A Virtual Tour of Dubai On Your Flight With Lufthansa

Though flying is a necessity for many of us, it also comes with significant drawbacks, as you are crammed into an airlines seat for many hours. German airline Lufthansa is offering a way to escape the cramped confines of the cabin with an in-flight virtual reality (VR) prototype that lets passengers take a virtual tour…

Staying Cool And Comfortable In VR

As Summer drags on, many people in the UK and Europe are sweltering under an unprecedented heatwave. As Kevin E has already noted in VR vs Scorchio article, this kind of weather can make donning a virtual reality (VR) headset and unappealing prospect. However, there are a few measures you can take to make staying…

Airbus Brings AR App IflyA380 to Android

At the start of 2018, aircraft manufacturer Airbus launched an augmented reality (AR) app called iflyA380 to promote its flagship aircraft, the double-decker A380. The original version of the app was only available on ARKit-compatible iOS devices, but now Android users will be able to explore the features of the Airbus A380 as well. The…

The ‘V’ in the Vision Loss Disease

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer an emerging technology. To this day, VR has progressed beautifully with high-tech VR headsets, smart glasses and other gadgets. This technology holds a monumental place in the gaming and entertainment industry, but that’s not all there is to VR. VR is also redefining the lives of visually impaired people….

The ‘V’ in the Vision Loss Disease

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer an emerging technology. To this day, VR has progressed beautifully with high-tech VR headsets, smart glasses and other gadgets. This technology holds a monumental place in the gaming and entertainment industry, but that’s not all there is to VR. VR is also redefining the lives of visually impaired people….

How Survios Crafted A Creative Music VR Experience With Electronauts

The founders at Survios are true believers in virtual reality, and they’ve poured a lot of effort into the hit VR games Raw Data and Sprint Vector. Now they’re switching from games to something more like an immersive music experience with Electronauts. The VR app will enable music fans to remix, compose, and perform their own music, riffing on works by artists such…

The Iconic Vulcan Flies Again In Augmented Reality

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is continuing to celebrate it’s 100 year anniversary having already held a massive fly over in London along with the release of their augmented reality (AR) app, the RAF100 AR Flypast. Now it seems the celebrations are continuing as the app has been given an update to coincide with the…

Verizon Have A Massive Sale On Google Daydream View VR Headsets

The Google Daydream View was released back in 2017 and since then has been a popular choice for mobile phone based virtual reality (VR) experiences. For those who have not had the chance to pick up one for themselves then now is your lucky day as Verizon have the Google Daydream View on sale for…

Play The Iconic Snake Game In Augmented Reality

If you have any memory of classic Nokia mobile phones then you might remember a popular videogame by the name of Snake. Even to this day Snake is still an ever popular videogame with a number of different releases, versions, spin-offs and even rip-offs dotted all over the place. Now though, HMD Global have revealed…

Poker VR Goes Multi-Platform With Oculus Rift Release

Card players have been able to enjoy playing poker in virtual reality (VR) on the go since the Oculus Go launched back in May. Like many other titles, Poker VR was available at launch for the Oculus Go, but now Oculus Rift owners can enjoy playing poker in VR with friends from the comfort of…

Spatial Announces Kickstarter For New Mixed Reality Tabletop Gaming Experience

Spatial, the mixed reality (MR) gaming company known for making face-to-face entertainment by means of holographic projection have announced that they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new gaming platform. Called Spatial Games, the product aims to bring MR gaming along with physical objects to the mass consumer market in a…

The Annie Awards Puts Out Call for Entries

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced its ‘Call for entries’ for the 46th Annual Annie Awards. The aim of the awards is to honour excellence in the field of animation, and among the production categories is the award for Best Virtual Reality. For this year’s awards, the organisers are making an effort to…

Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare Crawls onto Oculus Go

Any horror fan worth their salt should know of Sam Raimi’s cult classic The Evil Dead series which began in 1981, going on to inspire countless knockoff’s and even a TV spin off series. Mobile games publisher Boomdash Digital announced earlier this year that it was in the process of making a virtual reality (VR) experience of the…

Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool

AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. AllSeated’s new VR visualization tool allows for virtual walk through a venue before locking down plans, offering up a better perspective of what the venue will…

Massive New End Space Update Upgrades Game Across All Platforms

End Space, one of the best single player-focused VR space shooters we’ve played yet, is getting a huge update today across all platforms. Whether you’re playing on PC VR via Rift or Vive, on PSVR, or even on mobile with the Go or Gear VR, this update has something for you. In an email from…

Pico Raises $24M Series A Funding, Goblin 2 Standalone Headset Announced

Pico Interactive, the Beijing-based standalone VR headset manufacturer, successfully completed a Â¥167.5 million RMB (~$24.7 million) Series A funding round. To accompany the news, Pico also announced their second iteration of their Goblin standalone headset, dubbed G2. As reported by Yivian, Pico Interactive’s financing was co-led by GF Qianhe and GF Xinde Investment, with additional participation from…

Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The first 18 talks revealed for the two-day event cover a variety of subjects, including porting content to the upcoming high-end standalone headset Facebook is seeding to developers this year….

Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The first 18 talks revealed for the two-day event cover a variety of subjects, including porting content to the upcoming high-end standalone headset Facebook is seeding to developers this year….