One Small Step for Samsung VR

Samsung Electronics is a name already much associated with virtual reality (VR), largely thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and the associated Samsung smartphones that power the device. The company is taking that a stage further with launch of ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ an immersive 4D VR experience. The experience has been designed to…

Spell-slinging PvP Gets New Character with Latest Update

Cortopia Studios, the developers behind the popular virtual reality (VR) title Wands have been far from stingy with rolling out new updates. Only last month the studio gave its player base access to some new locations, and now a new character is about to join the fray. Wands is a PvP-based title in which players…

Virtual Weed Dispensary Blazing Onto A VR Headset Near You

An increasing number of areas, states and countries have been relaxing regulations regarding cannabis in the face of mounting public pressure and a growing body of scientific evidence on its effectiveness for certain medical conditions. Canada is one of the places that is approaching legalisation, and Weed VR is positioning itself to take advantage of…

Germany’s Galaxy Erding Water Park now has a VR Attraction

Theme parks using virtual reality (VR) is nothing new, with locations like Six Flags and Alton Towers utilising the technology to enhance rollercoasters with immersive imagery. Combining high-tech VR equipment with water on the other hand might seem like a foolhardy attempt to bring water parks into the 21st Century but that’s exactly what Galaxy Erding…

One of Europe’s Largest Water Parks Now Has a VR Water Slide

One of Europe’s largest water parks, Therme Erding’s Galaxy Erding water park in Germany, has a new claim to fame: a water slide that outfits guests with a VR headset. Dubbed VRSlide, the system includes a water-resistant VR headset powered by a Samsung Galaxy S8 for a deep dive through the waters of the digital unknown. As…

Oculus Go Business Bundle Begins Shipping

A few days after the official launch of the Oculus Go standalone headset at the beginning of May the company announced  Oculus Go for Business, allowing companies to deploy large numbers of the device. Today, the Oculus Go for Business has become available. The Oculus for Business programme, which began with the Oculus Rift, was designed…

A Look Inside Consumer Perceptions of Oculus Go

More than just the latest in a long line of niche gadgets, Oculus Go represents the linchpin of Facebook’s lofty goal of putting one billion people into virtual reality. Built with the new or casual user in mind, the device’s non-intimidating tether-free design and Snapdragon 821 mobile processor (which will be two years old in…

Pro 3D 8K 360° VR Camera Detu MAX Sails Past Kickstarter Goal

Last month 360-degree camera specialist Detu launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its latest top-of-the-range product, the Detu MAX. Designed purely for the professional market, being able to record in 3D at an 8K resolution, the Detu MAX has easily achieved its funding target with plenty of time to spare. While more and more 360-degree…

Episode Two Of Felix & Paul’s Space Explorers Series Is Now Avaiable

Felix & Paul, the Montréal based pioneers in cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences have been delivering impressive documentary’s for some time now including The People’s House: Inside the White House With Barack and Michelle Obama. The studio has also being working on a two-part cinematic series that explores the new age of space exploration and…

Report: 360-Degree Camera Market To Reach $1.5 Billion by 2023

Creating 360-degree video has become one of the most popular and accessible means for creators to become involved in creating virtual reality (VR) content. Not only individuals but brands, businesses, marketing and creative industries have all embraced the technology as a new means to engage with audiences. According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, this trend…

Rick And Morty, Coco And Blade Runner Nominated For VR Emmys

A pair of projects built for Oculus VR headsets by Los Angeles-based studio Magnopus — Coco and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab — are nominated for an Emmy this year in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category. Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab The projects are nominated alongside Google Spotlight Stories’ Back to The Moon, NASA JPL:…

Why Virtual-Virtual Reality Remains A VR Experience You Must Play

It’s a secret shame of mine that we’ve never done a proper review of Tender Claws’ Virtual-Virtual Reality (VVR). In my defense, it’s not exactly a ‘game’ in the conventional sense, and we’ve haven’t really figured out how to handle impressions for these types of apps yet. How do you put a score on something…

The Pico Neo: The Oft Forgotten Other Stand-Alone HMD

Now into my 4th year of working in the virtual reality (VR) space, the quest for an ideal headgear is an on-going quest.  During that time, my team first embarked on the first, second, and third generation Samsung Gear VR, the first and second-generation Google Daydream, the Oculus SDK, and most recently, a pair of…

NextVR to Live Broadcast two International Champions Cup Matches in July

When it comes to broadcasting sporting events in virtual reality (VR) NextVR tends to be at the forefront. This summer the company is continuing that trend by announcing its schedule for the International Champions Cup which kicks off in a few weeks. In partnership with Relevent Sports, NextVR will broadcast two marquee match-ups live in…

VR Music Experiences from Will.I.Am and The Bloom Twins Now on Jaunt

Music artists and performers are always seeking new ways to reach the audience. Whether this is through radio play, streaming, music videos or live performances. With virtual reality (VR) a new avenue for connecting with fans is available, and it is one that recording artists Will.I.Am and the Bloom Twins have embraced. The new VR…

Singer Brandon Howard Goes Virtual With New Music Video

Producer, songwriter and singer Brandon Howard is joining with other music icons such as Bjork and Gorillaz in becoming involved in the world of virtual reality (VR) with the announcement of a new interactive VR music video. The new music video comes out of a collaboration between VR technology company Fibrum and Howard, who first…

Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Tiny Tank is no such experience. This new VR short, launched today by SoKrispyMedia in partnership with Madison Wells Media, is the first in a new series titled SoKrispy Daydreams. It’s an action-packed piece that envisions…

Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Tiny Tank is no such experience. This new VR short, launched today by SoKrispyMedia in partnership with Madison Wells Media, is the first in a new series titled SoKrispy Daydreams. It’s an action-packed piece that envisions…

Full-Body VR Haptic HoloSuit Shipping This November

If you’ve ever felt that your body would be a better controller in virtual reality than a joypad or wand, you’ll understand why Kaaya Tech’s HoloSuit just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Offered in multiple versions, the wearable haptic controller uses a considerable array of sensors to control VR apps, and promises to start shipping this…

Samsung Looks to Anti-SDE AMOLED To Improve Mobile VR

While smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) remains one of the most popular routes into VR for consumers, there are problems with the experience, even for those who are lucky enough to be using high-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S9 to power the VR experience. Samsung are working to improve the situation with a technology called…

Samsung “Anti SDE” Trademark Suggests New VR Display Tech Coming to Market

Samsung filed an interesting trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office recently which suggests the company is working on a new AMOLED display for VR that specifically addresses the screen door effect (SDE). The screen door effect is a visual artifact of displays such as those used in the Rift and Vive. Because there are unlit gaps between…

Samsung Trademarks ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED Display

A recent trademark filing from Samsung suggests the company may be ready to introduce an even better VR display. Dutch site Galaxy Club recently discovered a European trademark filing from the company for an ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’. While the documents don’t make it explicitly clear, it’s very likely that ‘SDE’ refers to screen door effect,…

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like. While there’s certainly a range of exciting games and other VR software coming soon to first-generation hardware, it feels like the market is steadily turning its attention toward next-generation technologies, and fostering a…

Coatsink Software’s Esper Now Available Now Steam

British developer Coatsink Software – the creators of the critically acclaimed mobile virtual reality (VR) titles Augmented Empire and A Night Sky – have now released their latest title Esper onto Steam. This puzzles title seems players need to prove they can controller their newly found psychic abilities by completing a number of challenges all…

Carbon Studio Announce The Wizards: Trials of Meliora

Independent creative studio Carbon Studio have announced their latest virtual reality (VR) videogame in the form of The Wizards: Trials of Meliroa. This VR title brings together the fun of casting spells with hand gestures and mixes it with a rich and detailed fantasy setting, offering an immersive gameplay experience. Following the release of their…