VR App Helps Nervous Children Prepare For MRI Scan

Because who doesn’t love being strapped inside a noisy, confined space for over an hour? MRI, or “magnetic resonance imaging,” utilizes a combination of powerful radio waves  and magnetic field gradients to safely generate images of persons internal organs. They’re absolutely painless, side effect-free, and one of the intimidating producers a child can endure while…

SeaWorld Orlando Remove VR Headsets From Their Kraken Rollercoaster

Back in 2017 SeaWorld Orlando revamped their Kraken rollercoaster by added virtual reality (VR) headsets and feature to the ride to enhance the experience for visitors. Last month however it was reported that the headsets were missing from the ride and now it has been reported that the VR headsets on the Kraken rollercoaster are…

Envolve AR Colouring Books Now On Kickstarter

There are many different applications of augmented reality (AR) within the education market. Products and applications allow users to get closer then ever before to the content they are experiencing all in a creative and entertaining way. Now, Envolve Online have taken to Kickstarter with their latest educational product that leverages AR technology in the…

AstroReality Announces Solar System Ultimate, The New AR-Enhanced Solar System Set

Augmented reality (AR) allows developers and content creators a means to produce immersive and exciting experiences that can be used for informative, entertaining or educational purposes. Now, AstroReality have announced that they have a new product that leverages this immersive technology to provide users with a new way to explore the Solar System like never…

New Update For FragmentVR Adds Persistent Corners

Back in August of this year an application for the HTC Vive called FragmentVR released in Steam Early Access. This virtual reality (VR) application allows users to create small windows to enable them to see outside of the virtual world and into the real-world, creating a mixed reality (MR) experience. Now, a new update has…

PSVR’s First MOBA ‘Dark Eclipse’ Arrives Next Week

The multiplayer online battle arena genre gets the VR treatment in this dark strategy title for the PSVR. For those unfamiliar with the concept of MOBA’s, they can best be described as a mix of role-playing, real-time strategy, and action game play, usually consisting of fast-paced matches in which teams battle one another for control…

FDA Clears Leica Microsystems AR Visualization Solution GLOW800

Leica Microsystems have received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its augmented reality (AR) GLOW800 surgical fluorescence for vascular neurosurgery. In combination with Indocyanine Green (IGG), GLOW800 provides surgeons with the means to observe cerebral anatomy in natural colour, augmented by real-time vascular flow in a single image, with full…

Survival Horror Adventure Title RED: Lucid Nightmare Is Releasing Next Month

Developer Bolder Games have revealed that their upcoming modern psychological horror videogame RED: Lucid Nightmare, will be releasing next month. The title is a survival-horror adventure videogame that will immersive players within a unique horror experience thanks to having virtual reality (VR) support for the Oculus Rift. In RED: Lucid Nightmare, players will step into the…

New Update For Lightstream Racer Brings Multiplayer AR To iOS 12

Developer Virtual Arts have announced a new update for their popular augmented reality (AR) mobile racing title Lightstream Racer that brings multiplayer to the title. Thanks to the power of iOS 12 and ARKit 2, players will now be able to enjoy multiplayer racers against other players in real-time while still enjoying the immersive power…

KT Corporation’s AR Market Wins Ovum’s Best Innovation Of The Month Award

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider have announced that their new augmented reality (AR) mobile shopping experience titled KT’s AR Market, the AR-powered mobile shopping service has been selected for Ovum’s Innovative Service of the Month. Ovum is an independent analyst and consultancy firm based in London which had reviewed 92 different innovative services…

American University Partner With Sony to Offer AR and VR Tour

American University in Washington D.C. which is taking a technological route towards trying to attract new students by teaming up with technology giant Sony to offer prospective students an admissions app which lets students and their families explore the university through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The new mobile app is said to…

The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

Time to get your wallet out; there are a total of seven new experiences arriving on PSVR this week, and a good number of them are well worth checking out for yourself. The Chantry, from Steel Minions Price: £4.49 (EU Only) Another student project from Sheffield Hallam University, The Chantry transports players back to 200…

Capgemini Collaborates with RoomAR For AR Furniture Experience

The furniture industry is one of a growing number of sectors that are taking advantage of the new spatial mapping technology being incorporated into the latest generation of augmented reality (AR). Technology company Capgemini’s design agency Idean has now partnered with AI platform RoomAR to offer an AR service to the furniture industry. RoomAR offers…

Walmart Acquire 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets to Train Staff

By now a number of industries, sectors and businesses have established that the immersive nature of virtual reality (VR) makes it an idea way to train staff in a way that is realistic, but lacks the inherent risks in training new employees in the real-world scenarios. Another company which has now come to this conclusion…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Performance Benchmarks For VR

I tested the new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and, when it comes to VR performance, there are a few things to consider. Using the new RTX cards on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, from my experience, has not yielded very good benchmarking results. Benchmarking them was difficult because they appeared to be…

Review: Jet Island

You’d have thought that movement schemes in virtual reality (VR) involving swinging, sudden direction changes and falling great distances would be a no go area for VR videogames. These type of conditions can be major red lights for those that get motion sickness yet titles like Windlands 2 showcase there is a market for hardcore…

Walmart Expands VR Employee Training To All U.S. Locations

U.S. Walmart associates will now have access to the same VR training their managers receive at Walmart Academies. Apparently, VR designed for employee training has proven a massive success at Walmart’s various Academy locations, as the multinational superstore has just announced plans to further expand its immersive training program to every single one of its…

Golden Joystick Awards Nominations Sees Some VR and AR Titles Make the Cut

The Golden Joystick Awards are one of the longest running computer and videogame awards, the second oldest after the venerable Arcade Awards, having been running since 1983. As the technology around videogames has changed, now categories have been created, such as the ‘Best VR Game’ category, but this year virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality…

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. The faceplate straps to the front of Mirage Solo, which features a USB-C port on the side for powering an accessory. A Google blog post describes the way the faceplate communicates…

Review: Paperville Panic

Fire isn’t an element to be trifled with. Sure we’ve harnessed it with matches and lighters to make warm and cosy fireplaces, or a nice outdoor fire pit to cook marshmallows on but it can soon become dangerous if not closely managed. That’s where trusty firefighters come in to save the day should anything go…

VR Stealth Game ‘Espire 1’ Coming to Vive & Rift in 2019, Teaser Trailer Here

Espire 1: VR Operative is an upcoming single-player Metal Gear Solid-style stealth game developed by Melbourne-based Digital Lode and published by Tripwire Interactive. It not only aims to be the “definitive VR stealth experience,” but also looks to kill VR-related nausea with its unique locomotion system. Players take on the role of a drone operator of the future in Espire 1:…

PokerStars Plans to Bring Online Gambling to VR Headsets

There are a number of casino style experiences such as Poker VR or Social Club VR that allow you to play one of the worlds most popular card games Poker. Yet these are quite casual titles. What happens when one of the world’s largest online poker sites, PokerStars, decides to try its hand at virtual reality (VR)? That’ll soon become…

Accounting+ Brings Three Times More Content To Rift, Vive And PSVR Soon

Get ready to be shouted at some more in VR! Accounting+, the expansion to Crows, Crows, Crows hilariously eccentric VR experience (which itself was born from a collaboration with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland), is coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift very soon. The original game did launch on the Vive all…

Try The PupLounge Before You Buy Thanks To Shopify AR And Treat A Dog

Treat A Dog, an innovative pet product company has revealed that is it one of the first e-commerce partners to implement Shopify AR for the pet company’s best-selling PupLounge memory foam pet bed. Thanks to the latest in augmented reality (AR) technology, those thinking of picking up a PupLounge now have the option to be…

Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

Sellers now have the ability to give customers an AR shopping experience through their Safari browser. Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. The company has worked with Pixar to create a special file format called USDZ which can take AR content and bring it into the real world in a way that seems more natural…