Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Unveils New VR Roller Coaster

An increasing number of entertainment locations are introducing virtual reality (VR) experiences, including shopping centres, theme parks, bowling alleys, cinemas and videogame arcades. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games has now joined this list with a virtual roller coaster experience called Gear Coaster. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games has worked together with Zamperla to create a…

YDreams Reveals Status of VR Projects In Corporate Update

Earlier this year YDreams Global Technologies launched Arkrave VR, a turnkey solution for location-based virtual reality (VR). The company has now revealed how Arkrave VR and its other immersive projects are doing in its October monthly corporate update. The update indicates that Arkrave VR has been well-received where it has been shown at trade shows,…

YDreams Reveals Status of VR Projects In Corporate Update

Earlier this year YDreams Global Technologies launched Arkrave VR, a turnkey solution for location-based virtual reality (VR). The company has now revealed how Arkrave VR and its other immersive projects are doing in its October monthly corporate update. The update indicates that Arkrave VR has been well-received where it has been shown at trade shows,…

Intel Announces Tech Learning Lab With VR Features

A number of schools, universities and educational institutions have experimented with virtual reality (VR) as a means to enhance and improve the educational experience for students. Now technology company Intel is taking VR education on the road with its Tech Learning Lab. The Tech Learning Lab is a custom-built mobile container truck which has been…

VRS Conference Sees uSens Discuss Hand-Tracking in VR and AR

This year’s Virtual Reality Strategy Conference (VRS) will see Dr. Yue Fei, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at uSens deliver a keynote speech discussing 3D skeleton hand-tracking. Usens is a company that does extensive work in human-computer interaction solutions, including hand-tracking for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Dr. Fei’s keynote will be titled…

Niantic Talks About the Future of Augmented Reality

Niantic Labs has become a well-known name in augmented reality (AR) since it released Pokémon Go, the immensely popular AR smartphone title which kicked off a heightened interest in AR. Since then, Niantic Labs has not only delivered many updates to Pokémon Go but also announced a new AR title based on the Harry Potter…

Jarvish Reveals More Details on AR Smart Helmet

If you ride a motorcycle and have ever wanted a detailed augmented reality (AR) heads-up display like the one used by Iron Man in the Marvel movies, then Taiwanese company Jarvish are here to deliver. The company have revealed some further details on its upcoming Jarvish X and Jarvish X-AR motorcycle smart helmets. The two…

Attack On Titan Gets VR Attraction

Attack On Titan is one of the biggest successes in Anime in recent years, attracting large audiences all over the world, as it depicts a world where humankind is forced to live in cities protected by huge walls to protect them from the huge man-eating humanoid creatures known as titans. Now the bleak and brutal…

Qualcomm Announces New WiFi Chips For Better VR

Qualcomm is a brand name that is well-known among virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, with its Snapdragon line of processors being used in a number of VR and augmented reality (AR) devices. Now the company has announced a new family of 60GHz WiFi chips that are set to improve the VR experience. The new family of…

Gartner Identifies Immersive Experiences As Among 2019 Technology Trends

Marketshare analysis company Gartner is known for its work in charting the emerging technology scene and tracking what companies and technologies will have a wider impact. Gartner have now published its Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. Gartner identify a number of areas of interest, including Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles and immersive…

CVS Partners With OmniVirt for 360-Degree Ad Campaign for BeautyIRL

Since virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video has become more popular, a number of companies have emerged seeking to find ways of monetising these new mediums. One of the most prominent is OmniVirt, who have announced its work with CVS to create an immersive advertising campaign for BeautyIRL. The BeautyIRL is described as a ‘shop…

Lightweight Haptic VR Gloves Announced

In the ongoing search for increasing realism and immersion in virtual reality (VR), haptic gloves are one of the more popular avenues of research, with several different variants being displayed by various companies at trade shows during 2018. Researchers at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed new lightweight haptic gloves. Though various types of haptic…

Lightweight Haptic VR Gloves Announced

In the ongoing search for increasing realism and immersion in virtual reality (VR), haptic gloves are one of the more popular avenues of research, with several different variants being displayed by various companies at trade shows during 2018. Researchers at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed new lightweight haptic gloves. Though various types of haptic…

Sixense Announces Refunds For Controller Kickstarter Backers

It has been over five years since Sixense launched its campaign for an STEM motion controllers designed for virtual reality (VR). Despite the crowdfunding campaign being successful, the project has been mired in delays, and now the company are offering refunds to backers as well as people who pre-ordered the controllers after the Kickstarter campaign…

The Sims FreePlay Brings In Multiplayer AR

The Sims is incredibly popular in all its various forms. Evolving from the iconic SimCity franchise, it has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. The Sims FreePlay is the free-to-play smartphone iteration of the franchise, which has just launched a new content update which includes some new augmented reality (AR) features. The new update includes…

Jaunt Changes Focus From VR To AR

Launched as a virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video company, Jaunt became known for its commitment to providing high quality 360-degree and VR experiences through its app. More recently, the company started working on ‘cross reality’ or XR content and volumetric capture technology. Now Jaunt has announced that it is shifting focus from VR to…

Pokémon Go Gets Big Rebalance

Experienced players of Pokémon Go have learned over time that when capturing a Gym, there are certain Pokémon that are ideally suited to defending the Gym and making sure it remains under your control. However, with sweeping changes that developer Niantic Labs are about to introduce that is all about to change. The changes were…

Moncler Genius Launches AR-Enhanced Book

A number of new products are coming to market that feature augmented reality (AR) enhancements, with items such as toys, robots and globes being created with AR features that can create an immersive environment or characters and display additional information. Moncler have announced the launch of a AR-enhanced book which can provide 3D immersive experiences….

God of War Creator David Jaffe Is Interested in Making VR Horror

David Jaffe is known to videogame fans as the creator behind both Twisted Metal and the God of War franchise. Recently, Jaffe spoke to Cary Barlog, who acted as writer and director of the most recent God of War title, and they discuss a number of subjects, including virtual reality (VR). Barlog and Jaffe discuss…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

Mitsubishi’s Trading Company Present VR Platform VR-STATION

Online trading is big business, which can allow its users to make a fortune or make themselves go bankrupt without ever leaving the comfort of a PC chair. Virtual reality (VR) offers users a different way of looking at the numbers involved in this complex business, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group subsidiary Kabu.com is offering…

No Man’s Sky Survey Player Support For VR Port

The journey of No Man’s Sky has been one of ups and downs. The initial promotional hype and the promises that the players said the developers made not being fulfilled led to disappointment upon the initial launch. Since then, its content updates and tweaks have drawn a positive response from those who stuck with it….

Carmack vs ZeniMax Lawsuit Ends

The story of the legal wrangling between ZeniMax, Oculus (and Facebook) and former Zenimax employee and now CTO of Oculus VR John Carmack is quite extensive, with a number of different twists and turns. The saga is still not yet over entirely, but for John Carmack at least, there is some good news, as legal…

Chinese Developer MammoSix Shows Alpha Footage of Galaxity

The demand for multiplayer virtual reality (VR) experiences continues to grow. As the player base for VR increases, and the technology develops, more people are searching for experiences within VR that are not only social, but also broad-ranging, allowing them to explore and discover a virtual environment. This seems to be what Chinese developer MammoSix…

Hands On with Dead and Buried Arena

Though virtual reality (VR) is steadily growing in popularity among consumers, the expense of the hardware needed keeps it out of reach of many who might otherwise enjoy experiencing VR. In response to this, the number of location-based VR centres has increased hugely in recent months, with an accompanying increase in the videogames created for…

Two Years On: PlayStation VR – Applications

While the PlayStation 4, and therefore the PlayStation VR are focussed on videogaming, and the closed ecosystem of the PlayStation means that productivity apps and the like are not really the sort of thing that tends to appear on the PlayStation VR, there are still a number of things you can do with a PlayStation…

Two Years On: PlayStation VR – Videogames

Though the PlayStation 4 is capable of a fair number of functions, it is primarily designed as a videogames console, so you would expect the focus for its software to be on videogames. Some of the earliest virtual reality (VR) titles released for the PlayStation VR amounted to be mostly tech demos, but since then…

Two Years On: PlayStation VR – The Future

While the PlayStation VR might be a mere whippersnapper at only two years old, the PlayStation 4 is looking like an OAP in console terms, since the PlayStation 4 was originally released towards the end of 2013. Recent releases have also shown that the console is starting to reach the end of its life-cycle, with…

Two Years On: PlayStation VR

It has now been two years since the PlayStation VR first launched, completing the ‘Big Three’ trifecta of high-end virtual reality (VR) systems alongside the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The PlayStation VR is widely seen as the most ‘accessible’ of the high-end VR devices, as it only requires a PlayStation 4 in order to…