Intel Cancels All-in-One VR Headset

Last year, Intel announced it was working on a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset called Project Alloy. Originally slated for release in 2017, now it seems the device will not be making an appearance, as Intel has cancelled the project. Project alloy was designed to be a self-contained head-mounted display (HMD) with a separate controller,…

Preview: Eternity Warriors – Bringing Hack n Slash Gameplay to VR

Vanimals Games is well known for its arcade hack n slash series Eternity Warriors which has seen several iterations released on mobile devices over the last six years. So now the developer has turned its attention to virtual reality (VR) bringing that same universe to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, giving players a chance to…

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…

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…

Robotic AR Combat Comes to iOS With Army of Robots by Sinergia Studios

Apple may have only began its roll out of iOS 11 a few days ago but there’s been plenty of augmented reality (AR) apps arrive in that time. One of the latest comes from Brazilian developer Sinergia Studios with a mech filled experience called Army of Robots. Built using ARKit, Army of Robots is a first-person shooter with…

MindMaze Welcomes Leonardo DiCaprio As Investor and Advisor

MindMaze is best known for its work with artificial intelligence, augmented reality (AR) and social interactions in virtual reality (VR). The company has now welcomed a new member of its advisory board, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio will be acting as investor and advisor to the company as it expands its creative technology portfolio…

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…

Man Proposes In Zero Latency’s VR Zombie Arena

I’m not crying! You’re crying! Everyone loves a good proposal story. The terrifying act of popping the big question is a big moment in any young couple’s life. So any attempt at breaking the norm when taking that life-changing knee is always fun. Unfortunately for any gentlemen or ladies requesting a hand in marriage in…

Review: Death Horizon

First-person shooter (FPS) videogames that feature zombies are some of the most consistently produced experiences for virtual reality (VR) headsets. Either gamers just love popping those heads – it can be quite fun with a shotgun – so developers are just catering to popular demand, or creators are running out of ideas. It’s likely the…

HTC Vive Choose VRChat As Social VR Partner

The drive to make virtual reality (VR) into a more social experience has been a major driver for several companies, as part of the impetus behind the creation of Steam VR Home and Facebook Spaces. Now HTC Vive have selected their own preferred social VR platform by partnering with VRChat. The VRChat team have announced…

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…

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…

SteamVR Home Update Adds Trophies and Artwork

SteamVR Home is designed to be a virtual reality (VR) ‘base of operations’. A home-away-from-home within the virtual world. The development team have today announced some new improvements to the experience to further personalise and enhance the space. The new updates include Trophies that can be displayed on your virtual walls. You can look over…

Bandai Namco Unveils VR Title Sword Art Online: Replication Project

The Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2017 is in its second day and Bandai Namco has announced a new virtual reality (VR) experience being made in partnership with Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo called Sword Art Online: Replication Project. While there’s been no mention relating to which headsets Sword Art Online: Replication Project will support, Bandai Namco’s official…

VR Film Dream Channel VR Nominated for Screen Producers Australia Awards

An interactive virtual reality (VR) film called Dream Channel VR has been nominated for Best Interactive Film for the Screen Producers Australia Awards 2017, a highly respected and prestigious award among filmmakers. Dream Channle VR acts as an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ story. The plot is centres around a gang who steal dreams. The…

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…

D-Box and Cineplex Team Up For VR Cinematic Experience

Canadian cinema company Cineplex have already been involved in several ventures to bring virtual reality (VR) to various locations in Canada. The latest involves immersive entertainment company D-Box, who have partnered with Cineplex to bring a VR cinematic experience to Canadians. Customers at Cineplex’s Scotiabank Theatre in Ottawa will soon be able to enjoy a…

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…

Viveport Marks First Anniversary With Revenue Share

Viveport, the global app store for virtual relaity (VR) videogames and experience for the HTC Vive is marking its first year of operation with new features for Viveport developers and a boost the the revenue share. Since launch, the subscription-based service introduced over 1,000 new VR experiences, along with new platforms and services, such as…

Dove Chocolate Bringing VR Experience to Life is Beautiful & Voodoo Festivals

Branded virtual reality (VR) content is nothing new, yet bringing such experiences to festivals around the world has been seeing something of a significant investment in 2017. Set to make its debut at Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas, 22nd – 24th September 2017, DOVE Chocolate VR Experience is the latest application to offer attendees their…

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…

Sega and Zero Latency Create Second VR Gaming Arena in Japan

It looks as though Zero Latency and Sega’s free-roaming virtual reality (VR) gaming arena has been a success as today the companies have announced the opening of a second location in Japan. The first arena opened inside Sega’s Tokyo Joypolis location in 2016, with the second Sega VR Arena Abeno location opening its door last…

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…