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…

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, and…

Buying a new car? Use Edmunds AR app to see if it’ll fit

So you’re in the market for a new car, maybe the old one’s had it or you’re needing a bigger vehicle as the family grows? While you may be more concerned with the colour, how many seats it has, or how economical it maybe, one scenario that might be overlooked is where it’s going to…

DWVR Shoots Towards PlayStation VR Release with New Trailer

Virtual reality (VR) action shooter DWVR was released on to Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift late in 2016. The title has now been announced as heading to PlayStation VR with a new trailer. The fast-placed shooter involves the player utilising a variety of different weaponry to battle enemies. Weapons available include…

The VR Job Hub: It’s all About the West Coast

Bored of your daily commute, fed up with that bloke from accounts who always finishes the milk before you’ve had your first work brew of the day? Maybe it’s time for a change, time to augment your life with something fresh and new, you’re virtually out the door anyway as you’re reading a job listing…

Screenshots for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars Unveiled

The Zone of the Enders franchise began in 2001 with the release of the original videogame on PlayStation 2. Created by legendary videogame creator Hideo Kojima, Zone of the enders subsequently spawned sequels, spin-offs and an anime series. Soon it will return with full 4K graphics and virtual reality (VR) support. Konami will be releasing…

Update To CryEngine Integrates Vulkan API Support

The latest update to CryEngine has been released, as announced by creators Crytek. The latest version, CryEngine 5.4 introduces integrated support for the Vulkan API, along with Substance Designer integration, entity components and many other general improvements and updates. Earlier this year, developers got chance to test out CryEngine 5.4 with the beta release, as…

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,…

New Summer Lesson Trailer Reveals New Student

Earlier this month it was revealed that Summer Lesson would be adding a new student with a new expansion pack titled Summer Lesson: Chisato Shinjo – Seven Days of Etude. The latest trailer revealed at Tokyo Game Show reveals some more details. Chisato Shinjo lives in a large, impressive house and is part of a…

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…

Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR

Coming off of the heels of Apple’s iOS 11, PLNAR makes creating a floor plan easier (and more fun) with an iPhone. Putting together a floor plan of your home or business is never as easy as you’d hope it would be. With—PLNAR, an app built using Apple’s ARKit and developed by the Austin-based company SmartPicture Technologies—that’s…

The Nexus Box Brings Multiplayer, Cooperative AR Puzzles to Merge Cube

Last month virtual reality (VR) headset maker Merge VR launched its take on augmented reality (AR) with the Merge Cube, a physical toy that can be used with a smartphone. Now Texas-based AR developer Possum Interactive has launched a multiplayer, cooperative puzzle for Merge Cube called The Nexus Box. Made for iOS and Android mobile devices, The Nexus…

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…

Shoot up the Wild West as Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR Hits Steam Early Access

Developer MiroWin has released its first virtual reality (VR) title on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with its first-person shooter Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR. With a wild west theme, Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR revolves around an old bounty hunter telling his grand kid about his adventures. Just like any old story it’s embellished to make it…

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…

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…

Starbreeze Approved For Listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Virtual reality (VR) content creators Starbreeze have been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. Starbreeze have previously been involved with location-based VR centres, producing content for such centres and purchasing Location-based VR company Enterspace earlier this year. The board of Starbreeze believe that listing the…

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…

Epic Games Begin Roll out of Unreal Engine 4.18 Preview 1

Continuing its regular roll outs of updates for Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games has now made the first preview available for version 4.18, which includes support for iOS 11 and augmented reality (AR). When Apple unveiled ARKit back in June Epic Games added early access support through a GitHub download link, with Unreal Engine 4.18…

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…