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

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 More »

Russian Artist Arrested for Refusing to Take off Her VR Headset

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 More »

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

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 More »

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

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 More »

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 More »

This Flexible Thermoelectric Skin Has Made Me a Believer in Thermal Haptics

Korea-based TEGway is developing ThermoReal, a thermoelectric array which can generate heat and cold with impressively low latency. The flexible nature of ThermoReal could make it suitable for integration into VR controllers, More »

 

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. So, here’s a reference guide on where to find VR on the show floor along with some handy expo floor maps to ease your itinerary planning. Photo credit: ‘Dustin’ via west.paxsite.com PAX West returns to Seattle

These Tiny Sensors Will Let You Build Lighthouse Tracked Headsets and Peripherals

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With Valve’s move to open up its Lighthouse tracking technology to third parties, Triad Semiconductor is soon to be selling specialized chips which companies can use to create new VR headsets and peripherals with SteamVR Tracking. See Also: Analysis of Valve’s ‘Lighthouse’ Tracking System Reveals Accuracy Last month Valve finally made the first big step in opening

Playing for green: A new wave of VR eco-games aims to save the planet

Slay Aboriginal peoples with a bow and arrow — that was the mission in Survival Island 3, a video game released in late 2015 and removed from shelves after a change.org petition made the rounds. Then there’s Hatred, in which committing mass murder is the goal. Or Playing History 2, where the challenge is to fit as many

Musician / Visual Artist Vinyl Williams “Brunei” 360 Degree Videos

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Vinyl Williams “Brunei” Youtube 360 VR Videos Vinyl Williams Brunei expresses an otherworldly vision of the land of the same name. As a child, Lionel Williams (a.k.a. Vinyl Williams) was fascinated by the appearance of the Brunei dollar. The translucent, rainbow, and prismatic piece of currency looks the way Lionel’s music sounds. This piece of

VIRTUAL REALITY USED TO DIAGNOSE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND OTHER NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Scientists have developed a diagnosis system based on virtual reality (VR) technology that may help in the early detection of various neuro-degenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. The system consists of VR headsets like Google Glass, a non-contact sensor controller and a mobile platform. When a person puts on the glasses and

Jackal Assault – The First Ever Call of Duty Playstation4 VR Experience on PlayStation 4

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Call of Duty’s Jackal Assault for PSVR is free with Infinite Warfare Call of Duty® XP is now open. The sold-out Call of Duty® fan celebration kicked-off this morning with a global briefing featuring the world premiere of Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailer, followed by the announcement that Activision will release a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta