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Monthly Archives: August 2016

DEO VR is the new King of the Hill of VR Video Players

Playing 360-degree or 180-degree videos on either the Rift or Vive has alway been rather hit or miss. Many of the better players on the DK2 such the VRPlayer were never updated for the CV1 or Vive.

Up till now, Whirligig was the best player in town, and one could argue still is due its maturi[……]

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This Fireproof VR Camera Rig Could One Day Save Lives

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The New Zealand Fire Service is testing fireproof 360 camera rigs that could one day save lives.

House fires can be difficult for the average person to ever comprehend without experiencing one in person. The destructive force of a structure fire is fast and disorienting — making proper esca[……]

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Alibaba Wants You To Shop in Virtual Reality

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You’ll soon shop for your next outfit in VR.

Not satisfied with disrupting China’s financial transaction industry, the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba now wants to enable consumers to purchase almost anything in VR with its new BUY+ service. Through its Alipay service, Alibaba has already ca[……]

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‘Mythica VR’: VR LARP With D&D-style World Building Hits Kickstarter

Arrowstorm Entertainment is what you might call ‘serial Kickstarters’, as they’ve successfully completed 13 different campaigns on the crowdfunding site—mostly focusing on small budget sword and sorcery flicks starring the likes of Kevin Sorbo from Hercules (1995) and Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor) from[……]

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Drift Through the Skies In Project Drone: No Limits Now Seeking Crowdfunding

project drone screenThis is not quite like a virtual reality (VR) racer, nor is it quite a rollercoaster, asProject Drone: No Limits takes you on a stunt-heavy journey where you direct your own gravity defying flight, and even race against other drones online.

In Project Drone: No Limits, it really does seem as thou[……]

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UPDATE: Oculus Exclusive Damaged Core Receives Release Date For End of This Month

damaged core release dateIt was strange that even up until the announcement of Damaged Core going gold, that there was no release date officially set for the title to come out. Now it has come that we can get our hands on the game by the end of October of this year.

The official Twitter account for the title shows minima[……]

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‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ VR Experience to be Shown on PSVR at Official Fan Event

Piloting the Jackal in 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' | Photo courtesy Activision/Infinity WardDebuting early next month at Call of Duty XP 2016, the official fan celebration hosted by Activision, attendees will have a chance to see what’s being called an “exclusive” Call of Duty VR experience running on PlayStation VR.

The experience is said to be based on the upcoming Call of Duty: Infin[……]

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Give it All You’ve Got in Guardian War VR For HTC Vive

guardian warWhen developing for virtual reality (VR) there is always the thought that the gameplay needs to consist of precise actions for the fullest experience, especially when using the HTC Vive motion controllers. However, it seems as though Guardian War VR has gone for a more melee type of gameplay in this[……]

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Preview: Rise of the Tomb Raider VR

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year CelebrationThis year celebrates 20 years of artefact hunting heroine Lara Croft and the massively popular series Tomb Raider. To mark the occasion Square Enix will be going all out with a special edition Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebrationfor PlayStation 4 and with it a dedicated virtual reality (VR)[……]

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Creepy VR Films Coming to Fantastic Fest Next Month

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The Austin-based film festival will be premiering VR content for the first time.

As with many other film festivals, including Sundance and Tribeca, virtual reality has been slowly solidifying its position into festival programs. Now we can add one more film festival to the list — but be war[……]

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