IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in Manchester

IMAX has launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. Today the company has announced the latest – and the first in Europe – partnering with ODEON Cinemas Group opening a new centre at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK. Providing location-based, state-of-the-art VR experiences,…

EDM DJ Developing VRhythm Headset Geared Towards Music Fans

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market designed to cover various price points and needs of consumers, from mobile devices like Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR, to high-end units like Oculus Rift on PC. DJ Enrique Cadena Marin has revealed work on a new head-mounted display (HMD) which the musician claims…

Sega Confirm AR Feature for Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

It seems to becoming commonplace that new entertainment releases – whether that’s a film or videogame – will have some sort of immersive tie-in, either a virtual reality (AR) experience or additional augmented reality (AR) features bolted on in some fashion. The latest comes from Sega, with the company announcing that Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation will…

Black Eyed Peas AR Comic Masters of the Sun Gets Release Date

Hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas have been working on its comic book debut Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles for almost a year, working alongside Marvel artists. The graphic novel is almost ready for release as an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. The comic was written to reflect a blend of hip-hop culture, along with…

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic…

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally. Back in October, Sony announced Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the long-awaited sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic—only this time staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Along with the new movie, Sony has developed a VR scavenger hunt…

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey. The still-in-beta social VR platform has delighted us with the ability to join friends to watch 360° videos, capture silly Avatar selfies, draw or…

Pinball FX2 VR Makes its Debut on Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft launched its series of Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets in partnership with Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer last month with the Samsung Odyssey arriving in November. After the first spate of launch titles other videogames have slowly begun appearing, the latest being Pinball FX2 VR by Zen Studios.  Pinball FX2 VR has appeared on numerous head-mounted displays…

AxonVR Rebrands as HaptX and announces Haptic Gloves

AxonVR have previously been involved in virtual reality (VR) technology with its patents for wearable haptic technology for interfacing with VR. The copmany has now rebranded and announced a new line of haptic gloves. AxonVR have officially rebranded at HaptX, and has announced its first product, the HaptX Gloves, haptic wearable devices that allow VR…

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Modigliani VR Comes to Tate Modern

In an effort to promote virtual reality (VR) to as wide a field as possible, HTC Vive announced back in June that its was collaborating with Tate Modern in London, UK, on an exhibition celebrating the work of artist Modigliani. The Tate has now launched its highly anticipated Modigliani exhibition ahead of the official public opening tomorrow….

Mozilla Announced Plans for Web-Based Social VR

Earlier this year Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, announced its plans to make mixed reality (MR) more accessible by using WebVR to bring MR to a wider audience. The company are now planning on expanding this concept by bringing enabling social MR in a web browser. Bringing a social aspect into virtual reality…

Explore the International Space Station as Mission:ISS Lands on Gear VR

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) experiences available for those who enjoy heading out into the stars, some more realistic than others. In March developer Magnopus launched true-to-life simulation Mission:ISS for Oculus Rift, made in collaboration with NASA. Now Samsung Gear VR users get to try the experience for themselves, completely free for the mobile headset….

Cineplax and IMAX VR Centre Now Open

Earlier this year, Cineplex and IMAX announced a partnership to bring a virtual reality (VR) centre to Toronto, Canada. The centre at Scotiabank Theatre has now been unveiled, and will offer location-based VR experiences to visitors. The Scotiabank Centre will offer a combination of movie-based VR tie-in content and VR videogames in an immersive, multi-dimensional…

Review: Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep

A surprising number of people became somewhat addicted to the fishing mini-game when playing through Final Fantasy XV. Developer Square Enix seems to have aimed this title squarely at that crowd, throwing in a generous helping of fan service alongside it. Monster of the Deep is a virtual reality (VR) fishing videogame. Those who were…

Onward Creator: What’s Next ‘Might Be A Bit Controversial’

Onward remains to be one of the most popular and ambitious VR games on the market with almost 2,000 user reviews on Steam nearing a perfect 10/10 rating. When it originally released into Early Access on Steam over a year ago for HTC Vive it took the VR gaming world by surprise with its attention to…

Become More Social in VR as Rec Room Beta Hits PlayStation VR

Today Against Gravity opens the doors to Rec Room for PlayStation VR owners, allowing even more players to interact in the cross-platform experience which supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. Released in beta form for free, Rec Room is described by the developer as a ‘VR social club’, allowing users from across the globe to get…

Check Out The Trailer For Justice League VR, Now At IMAX Centers

Originally announced earlier in the year, the Justice League VR experience is now finally available to play at IMAX Centers around the US and Canada. The VR experience, which stars DC’s flagship superheroes and promotes their recently-released movie, is now available at IMAX’s VR centers in LA, New York and the newly-opened Toronto station. Check…

Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch

Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell. Some VR software like Altspace and EVE: Valkyrie have enabled…

Rez Infinite Comes To Daydream, And It Really Works

It’s not often that mobile VR headsets can enjoy ports of PC and console-based titles that are just as good on smartphones, but that’s certainly the case with Rez Infinite. Yes, the entire arcade rhythm shooter, which enjoyed a popular revival at PlayStation VR (PSVR) launch and later came to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive,…

Bravo Team and PlayStation Aim Controller Bundle Revealed

The PlayStation Aim controller is slowly growing a list of compatible titles. Having launched with Farpoint earlier this year, the likes of Arizona Sunshine, Raw Data, The Brookhaven Experiment and Dick Wilde also added support for the accessory. The forthcoming Bravo Team from Supermassive Games will not only be compatible, but will also launch as…

Play as Bumblebee in Paramount’s new Transformers AR Experience

To coincide with the release of Transformers: The Last Knight on 4K Ultra HD Paramount Home Media Distribution has today unveiled a free augmented reality (AR) experience for iOS app users. Created by Viacom NEXT using Apple ARKit, Cade’s Junkyard AR Experience incorporates content from the latest film in the blockbuster series, with players controlling the actions of Bumblebee….

Vertigo Games Release Free Demo for Skyworld on Steam

Last month Vertigo Games in collaboration with Wolfdog Interactive released strategy title Skyworld across Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Today the teams have made the rare decision to launch a free demo on Steam, allowing players to get a hint of the gameplay experience. The demo features the opening mission from Skyworld’s single-player campaign –…

VR vs. The Dark Horse

We’re now most of the way, two thirds to be precise, through November and I’m beginning to wonder where all this time is actually going. I blinked earlier and three hours seemed to have elapsed into the ether. What on earth is happening? I have reappeared back in the office – well, my bedroom office…

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is Coming to London, Tickets on Sale Now

During October, right in the middle of the Oculus Connect 4 (OC4) announcements, The VOID, ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm decided to reveal that tickets were available for virtual reality (VR) experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. Whilst the timing may not have been great, the announcement would certainly have peaked the interest of Star Wars fans the world…