A VR Eye Test? It’s A Reality, And We’ve Tried It

If, like me, you wear glasses you’ll be more than aware that the process of getting a check-up has changed much for the better over the last ten to fifteen years. No more is your face forced in to what looked more like some kind of torture device. Now there are pre-checks and automated changes…

Bandai Namco Says Mario Kart VR Will Be Coming to More UK Arcades

The Mario franchise is one of the most recognisable in the world, dating back to some of the earliest days of videogames. It has spawned innumerable sequels and spin-offs, including the Mario Kart series. Little wonder, then, that there was great excitement when it was revealed that a virtual reality (VR) version was heading to…

WaveOptics Strengthens Management Team With Two New Hires

As the immersive technology market changes so companies seek to adapt, either externally or internally. Some will seek investment, others will instigate growth through a merger or takeover of another firm. Potentially for the benefit of adding more skills and/or products to their business. Others will expand their operations with new staff and services.  For…

‘Windlands 2’ Review: The True Starting Point For a High-flying Series

As one of the first full-length games for VR, Windlands (2016) pioneered a movement scheme that sends you soaring high into the air, using your grappling hooks to swing from bush to tree in the desolate world that was fractured and destroyed after a planet shaking conflict. The latest Windlands isn’t simply a continuation of the…

VR vs. The All-Knowing

Being ill is, obviously, not a lot of fun. No one goes through life saying “Woohoo, vomiting! Get in there!”  When you’re a kid the idea of having days off from school sounds like an excellent idea. You can sit in bed, play videogames, or have Peter Falk come along and read you a book…

Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Time Crisis

By now it is no surprise that first-person shooters (FPS) are some of the more popular virtual reality (VR) titles on the market. They offer simple immersion and give players the chance to use interesting and powerful weapons in locations they can only dream of. Titles such as Farpoint put players on an alien planet,…

Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Time Crisis

By now it is no surprise that first-person shooters (FPS) are some of the more popular virtual reality (VR) titles on the market. They offer simple immersion and give players the chance to use interesting and powerful weapons in locations they can only dream of. Titles such as Farpoint put players on an alien planet,…

Paperville Panic Brings Chaotic Firefighting To VR Next Week

There can only be a few disadvantages to living and in an adorable paper-crafted world like Paperville Panics’ but fire is definitely a big one. So big in fact that if I were a young parent living there I’d be looking to get my kids out no matter how good the school system is. Luckily…

Paperville Panic Brings Chaotic Firefighting To VR Next Week

There can only be a few disadvantages to living and in an adorable paper-crafted world like Paperville Panics’ but fire is definitely a big one. So big in fact that if I were a young parent living there I’d be looking to get my kids out no matter how good the school system is. Luckily…

The VR Job Hub: Sunny September Sunday Job Opportunities

Another weekend and another entry in The VR Job Hub. Like always, there are a number of different positions at a range of companies currently taking applications for roles including designers, developers, managers artist and more. If you are looking for an exciting new work opportunities at companies like Make Real, YouTube, Oculus VR or even nDreams,…

New Video Showcases Gravity Sketch 1.5 Features

Earlier this week Gravity Sketch announced their latest update which brought with it a ton of new features and saw the software move up to version 1.5. Now, to help showcase the new feature and encourage more artists to use the software the team have released a video that gives a detailed look at how…

Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community. Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in…

This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR

Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset, has been out for a month now. While we’ve been teased with some pretty interesting upcoming content for the platform, such as Weta GameShop’s shooter Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders and a newly announced mocap project with Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings) performing as an “orc-like character”, you’d…

Review: Symphonics

Everyone likes a little music whether that’s simply listening to it or being able to create it for yourself. Virtual reality (VR) developers have built all sorts of ingenious ways for VR fans to get their music kicks, from enjoying live acts through apps such as TheWaveVR, to more direct creative methods like Survios’ Electronauts….

The VOID Expands Into Asian Market With Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

Location-based virtual reality (VR) specialist The VOID has seen its collaboration with ILMxLAB and Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire go from strength to strength, with the experience rolled out across America as well as the UK. Today, The VOID has revealed further expansion plans by bringing the VR title to Asia for the first time. The VOID…

Learn More About A Fisherman’s Tale, The Upcoming VR Puzzle Title

The developer behind the popular virtual reality (VR) zombie shooter title Arizona Sunshine announced in early August that they had teamed up with INNERSPACE to create a new VR videogame in the form of A Fisherman’s Tale. This new title invites players to experience a dreamlike tale about a puppet of a fisherman and his…

Life In 360°: Wild, Wild Horses

If you’ve had a particularly bad week – and I can honestly say it’s not exactly been stellar for me – don’t worry. Because the weekend is soon at hand. Two days of doing (unless you’re working of course) absolutely whatever you’d like. You can run free, unshackled. Run like a wild horse into your…

A Virtual Reality Press Conference Will Be Hosted by Taiwan Machine Tools

A number of products and applications have been made available that allow people working in the same company or industry to collaborate on a design or project by using virtual reality (VR). VR has advantages in this area in that it provides a sense of physical presence, instead of just showing flat images. Taiwan Machine…

TeachAids & Stanford University Debut VR Concussion Education Program

The award-winning social venture turns its attention to youth athletes with a research-based VR experience dedicated to concussion awareness. “In the next 10 years, the CDC estimates that over 20 million children playing school sports will sustain a concussion. No equipment, including helmets, can prevent concussions, and the overwhelming majority of students, parents, and coaches…

Gravity Sketch Announces Latest Update

Gravity Sketch has become an important tool for a number of designers and artists, who are able to use the immersive 3D space of a virtual reality (VR) environment along with tracked motion controllers to create detailed 3D models and artwork. Now a new version of Gravity Sketch is about to be launched to bring…

Story-Driven VR Adventure Unknown Fate Unveiled on Steam

After a long wait, publisher 1C Company announced last month that surreal virtual reality (VR) supported puzzle-adventure title Unknown Fate would be arriving on Steam for HTC Vive in September. Well it seems that time has caught up and the day is at hand for Unknown Fate to become known. At launch Unknown Fate will…