Life In 360°: From 5-Stars To All Of Them

Those of you who read the thrice weekly toe dip into the world of 360 degree video that we call Life In 360° regularly will know that we often try to show off a variety of dfferent sights from around the world. Our travels taking us here, there and everywhere throughout the globe.  However every…

Dark Eclipse MOBA Coming To PlayStation VR

Despite the popularity of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, or MOBA, genre of videogames, for the most part they have yet to make the jump to virtual reality (VR). That may be about to change, since Sony showcased a VR MOBA called Dark Eclipse at the Tokyo Game Show. Described as a hybrid between the…

Watch A Videogame Music Symphony in VR

It has becomes increasingly popular to hold concerts and recitals featuring music from videogames. The success of these concerts demonstrates the enduring popularity of the music created for videogames, as well as the growing recognition of videogame music as its own sub-genre. PlayStation VR users will soon be able to experience a VR videogame concert…

Ford Using Microsoft HoloLens for Car Design

Several businesses have been exploring the possibilities offered by Microsoft’s mixed reality (MR) headset. Several car manufacturers such as Volvo and Audi have been experimenting with augmented reality (AR) and MR, and now Ford is joining them. Ford were already using the HoloLens in a limited capacity, but now the company is expanding its use…

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/17/17

Between big new game releases on Steam for the Rift and a handful of nice ones on Gear VR, this isn’t a bad week for camp Oculus. There should be something to tickle your fancy, whatever that might be. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/17/17

If you feel like taking a break from playing the newly released digital PS4 edition of Final Fantasy IX, then take a gander at some of the latest titles to release on PSVR this week. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here. UploadVR has also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on…

Crafting the Fallout 4 VR Experience

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 is still a very popular RPG, enjoyed by players all over the world. As a result, anticipation for its conversion into virtual reality (VR) has been highly anticipated, with attendees at events where it has been demonstrated lining up to get a chance to play. Fallout 4 VR will include all the…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 09/17/17

This is a good week to be an HTC Vive owner. There hasn’t been a whole lot to really write home about in the past few weeks but now we’ve got a solid lineup of new games to pick from. In the meantime, if you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those…

Hands-On: Fallout 4 VR Needs A Lot OF Polish To Succeed

Fallout 4 VR’s release date (December 12th on HTC Vive) is fast approaching. We first got our hands-on the game all the way back at E3 2016 when it was first announced, played it again at E3 2017, then again at QuakeCon, and now this week we’ve tried it once more at the Virtual Reality…

Within and Lytro Release Collaborative Piece Hallelujah After premiering at Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes

After premiering at Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes this year, immersive production company Within and partner Lytro have now released 360-degree music experience Hallelujah to the public. A reimagining Leonard Cohen’s iconic ballad, the companies created Hallelujah using Lytro’s light-field technology, a 95-camera lens array which is rotated five times on set to create a full 360-degree experience. Performed by…

Indie Puzzle Title Bending The Light Coming To Oculus Rift

Something about the intuitive nature of tracked motion controls and the immersiveness of virtual reality (VR) seems to lend itself well to puzzle-based videogames. Fans of this genre who are owners of an Oculus Rift have another to look forward to with the forthcoming release of Bending The Light. Independent developer Deeperbeige Games have been…

Hands-on: Megaton Rainfall Could Be A Surprise Hit For PSVR

Megaton Rainfall has an elegant solution to the problem of over powered players. While the game’s base mechanics of flying around and shooting alien invaders as an invincible superhero might be fun for a few minutes, the lack of challenge would undoubtedly wear thin fast. Instead of toning down your abilities, then, the game instead…

What It’s Like To Be An Invincible Superhero In Megaton Rainfall

VRFocus recently wrote an article about the top Superhero videogames coming to virtual reality (VR) and Megaton Rainfall popped up. VRFocus has covered Megaton Rainfall for a while, and went off the radar. However Nina got hands with Megaton Rainfall at Gamescom and can give you insight on what the game is like. The best way of describing Megaton Rainfall is like…

360 & VR Video Finding their Respective Places in the Market

With recent headlines covering the rise of 180-degree video platforms and cameras, some (already) may be contemplating the future of 360-degree and VR video. After all, dozens of cameras and equipment have been introduced to help bring 360-degree video to the masses, yet the hype around 180-degree video can’t be ignored. But like with any…

Life in 360°: Learning Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is one of the most complex areas that a medical student can choose to learn. One of the more difficult aspects of training medical students in this area is giving them hands-on experience without risking the patients. Virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree footage is going some ways towards solving this problem. Alex Alamri,…

Windows Mixed Reality: Hands-on with the Lenovo Explorer

The forthcoming launch of the Windows Mixed Reality platform has birthed nearly as much confusion in the naming strategy as it has from the suggested quality of the hardware. While the specifications are up-to-scratch on paper, there’s been some doubt as to whether such a hardware agnostic approach can deliver the results demanded by virtual…

ARKit Holo App Puts Your Favorite Personalities in the Palm of Your Hand

Volumetric video can fulfill your dream of having your own personal Jon Hamm. When it comes to bringing photo realistic people into virtual and augmented reality, 8i has paving the way with their technology. The photogrammetry company is quickly becoming the industry standard in 3D holograms thanks to their proprietary technology, which has been responsible for…

Lightfield Captured Hallelujah Launches On Within Today

Back in April we reported on the reveal of a partnership between VR filmmaking company Within and lightfield capture company Lytro. The pair debuted their first collaboration, Hallelujah, at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Now you can see it for yourself. As the name suggests, Hallelujah presents a new rendition of the classic Leonard Cohen…

After Successful Pilot Testing Ford Is Expanding Its HoloLens Program

Over the past year car maker Ford has been one of a handful of companies to try out Microsoft’s HoloLens headset through pilot testing in the company’s design center. This week, the company is announcing that it’s expanding its testing after positive early results. You can get a sense for what this expansion means in…

VRChat Raises $4 Million Round Led By HTC

Startup VRChat just raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by HTC. The money for the social VR startup comes in the wake of AltspaceVR running out of cash and the earlier closure of Convrge, though Altspace found a lifeline of sorts. There’s still High Fidelity running strong and Linden Lab continues building…

Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year

LEGO continues the VR theme park trend with new VR attractions at parks. There’s no such as thing as too much LEGO content. Three movies and several video game tie-ins later and the world is still clamoring for more of that sweet plastic magic that made all our childhoods memorable ones. Of course true fans…

Head Beneath the Waves as shARk Surfaces from Curiscope

Curiscope, the developer behind virtual reality (VR) experience Great White Sharks has turned its attention to augmented reality (AR) and Apple’s ARKit, creating an app called shARk. shARk allows users to feed and play with their very own pet leopard shark by dropping bait anywhere and everywhere. They can also record and share the best and weirdest places they find…

Dimension Hunter Review: Simple, Stylish VR Shooting

It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but Pocket Money Games’ Dimension Hunter is finally here. I was impressed with what I played of the opening level earlier in the year, and the developer had plenty of great ideas for the rest of the campaign. Did all of that translate into a successful VR shooter?…

Chris Redfield Back in Action with Not A Hero Gameplay Video

Fans of the Resident Evil series will be familiar with Chris Redfield, one of the protagonists of the original Resident Evil videogame where he was a member of the Raccoon City police. He’s returned in several subsequent iterations of the Resident Evil series, and is now back in upcoming Resident Evil 7 biohazard with the…

Raw Data Officially Launches This October On Rift, Vive, And PSVR

Finally, at long last, Raw Data is exiting Early Access. The fast-paced action game by Survios that’s become synonymous with intense action in virtual reality is officially releasing on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this October 5th and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this October 10th. I personally first played Raw Data about a year and a…