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Microsoft on VR for Xbox One X: ‘PC is Where we’re focusing on [VR] this year’

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Though the company initially proclaimed that the Xbox One X (formerly known as ‘Project Scorpio’) would feature VR support, at E3 this week Microsoft is distancing itself from that commitment. An official statement provided to Road to VR suggests that the Xbox One X won’t see any form of VR support as a launch feature,

If we’re in a simulation, why bother doing anything? | Letters

Clever minds should devote themselves to real problems The Science & Tech feature (“What if virtual reality is outside the headset?” New Review) was fascinating, if somewhat more science fiction than one might have preferred. It has to be bizarre in the extreme that, if the hypothesis is true, we, the computer simulants/avatars, have started

Microsoft Finds Its Voice In Mixed Reality: ‘It’s About What We’re Gonna Do With These Technologies’

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One of Microsoft’s newest leaders in mixed reality, Mark Bolas, took the stage for a few minutes at Acer’s press conference this week and put into human terms the company’s goals with the technology. Bolas is one of the people who helped jumpstart VR’s renaissance, helping move it from researcher’s tool to mass market product

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, let’s take that thought

VR Experience From Stanford Shows How We’re Killing Our Coral Reefs

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Ocean acidification is not something most people are immediately passionate about. Unless they understand it, that is. When you realize that this process will effectively wipe out some of some of our world’s most beautiful landscapes, and decimate countless species of marine flora and fauna that depend upon it, then it starts to become a

Gabe Newell: ‘We’re Designing Our Own VR Games’ at Valve

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Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell was live on Reddit today participating in an official AMA (Ask Me Anything) that was hosted to focus on a wide variety of topics. The AMA was announced earlier this week and confirmed yesterday, but it looks like it got started a bit earlier than originally planned. “There are