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VR could get resolutions so high they’ll trick the human eye this year

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I am standing in a virtual living room rendered via Unity. Except I am seeing things I never have before in VR. There is a virtual television on the wall to my left displaying a 4K video of a city. The floor, the couch pillows, the clothes hanging on a rack to my left, are

Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX

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Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its showcase. That wasn’t the case, but

Russian Artist Arrested for Refusing to Take off Her VR Headset

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Moscow artist Ekaterina Nenasheva claims she was arrested and taken to a psychiatric clinic. The crime? Refusing to take off her VR headset according to reports. Over the past four years, VR has caused us to re-evaluate many of our social norms and collective ideas—particularly as it relates to how we engage with each other—but Ekaterina Nenasheva might

Video: Watch Valve’s New ‘Knuckles’ VR Controller in Action

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Knuckles, Valve’s unique VR motion controller, is already in the hands of select developers who are no doubt designing ways to use the controller’s 5-finger tracking. In the video published by Zulubo Productions, we get a better look at just what Knuckles can do.   The demo, first seen in a Knuckles developer guide, is designed

Steam’s Massive 2017 Summer Sale Kicks Off Today With Discounts To Over 800 VR Games

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It’s that time of the year again. Kids are frolicking at parks during the day, free from the restraints of school life, the sun is shining high in the sky, and everybody that dares to venture outdoors is slowly melting into a puddle of regret. It’s summertime! Luckily Steam is back at it again making

YouTube Introduces VR180 Format

So you don’t have to look behind you. During a keynote at Vidcon, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took the stage to announce the rollout of a new video format called VR180. As the name implies, the YouTube video format focuses on the 180-degree field of view in front of you. This lets YouTube creators make