Virtual Reality Games

VR brings new reality to theme parks of today and tomorrow

By on September 26, 2016 at 12:52 PM.

VR brings new reality to theme parks of today and tomorrow

A company in Salt Lake City says it’s about to break ground on the amusement park of the future — one built especially with VR enthusiasts in mind.

The VOID — it stands for The Vision of Infinite Dimensions — is working toward opening a VR theme park in the area that will combine a set of physical experiences with equipment like a head mounted display and a vest with 22 points of haptic feedback. As VOID co-founder Ken Bretschneider, explains it, the company then uses that gear to overlay a digital world onto what’s really a basic, sparse room. You walk around it physically but experience, well, whatever the company decides it wants you to experience.

It can put you in an essentially empty room and make you feel, with the attached headset and equipment, that you’re fighting aliens; scurrying through a maze; exploring a city; like a souped up laser tag-meets-dungeon crawler-meets immersive 4D experience. More →

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Summer Olympics Virtual Reality

Rio 2016 Olympics will be viewable in virtual reality

By on June 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

Rio 2016 Olympics will be viewable in virtual reality

With the summer Olympic games in Rio just about one month away, there are still many questions surrounding the games. Not only have some athletes expressed fear about attending due to the Zika virus, a recent report relays that a slew of body parts recently washed up on the beach right in front of where the Volleyball competition is set to be held. And when you add in the myriad of concerns regarding crime and whether or not the requisite infrastructure will be ready in time, the 2016 Summer games in Brazil will be unique to say the least.

All that said, for Olympics enthusiasts intent on watching all the action from home, NBC today announced that it’s planning to provide viewers with upwards of 85 hours of VR content. The only catch, though, is that the available VR content will only be made accessible to users who have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and the Samsung Gear VR headset.

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Startup Livit merges mobile live streaming, virtual reality

By on April 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM.

Startup Livit merges mobile live streaming, virtual reality

Los Angeles-based startup Livit wants to bring a new type of content to mobile users by harnessing live streaming and virtual reality.

Livit, which describes itself as the first mobile live virtual reality streaming platform, delivered VR livestreams from Ultra Music Festival in Miami and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington D.C. last month.

To stream from an event, the free Livit app connects wirelessly to the 360fly panoramic video camera. Users can watch the VR live streams at any time on Android and iOS devices, with or without a VR headset or cardboard glasses. More →

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Netflix Virtual Reality Content

Netflix is ‘very interested’ in pushing virtual reality beyond gaming

By on February 25, 2016 at 11:20 PM.

Netflix is ‘very interested’ in pushing virtual reality beyond gaming

When you think of virtual reality content, gaming is usually the first subject that comes to mind. From Oculus Rift to HTC Vive to PlayStation VR, gaming has quickly become the primary form of VR entertainment.

But that might not be the case for much longer. More →

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SteamVR Performance Test

Find out if your computer can handle VR with Valve’s free performance test

By on February 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

Find out if your computer can handle VR with Valve’s free performance test

The dawn of the VR era is nearly upon us, but if you want to be a part of it, you’ll have to make sure your hardware is up to snuff. This week, Valve released a free SteamVR Performance Test on Steam to give users a chance to diagnose their computers before the VR headsets launch later this year. More →

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Apple iPhone Virtual Augmented Reality

Predicting the death of the iPhone

By on February 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

Predicting the death of the iPhone

It might sound like a wild theory, especially considering where it’s coming from, but a well-known Apple analyst has just predicted the death of the iPhone. No, this isn’t a story about Apple’s impending doom, which some people continue to warn us of even while Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. Instead, it’s a possibly reasonable but potentially outlandish prediction of when the iPhone will die and what Apple will use to replace it.

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Apple Virtual Reality

Forget cars, Apple’s next big thing might be virtual reality

By on January 29, 2016 at 1:22 PM.

Forget cars, Apple’s next big thing might be virtual reality

Forget the mythical Apple Car, Apple’s next big revenue stream may have something to do with virtual reality. While Apple’s interest in virtual reality hasn’t been widely discussed, a new report from The Financial Times relays that Apple’s interest in the field is far deeper than previously thought.

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Cheap Virtual Reality Viewers

How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

By on December 12, 2015 at 9:31 AM.

How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

2016 might be the year that virtual reality finally takes hold in the tech world. Sony, Microsoft and Oculus VR are all planning to launch their own hardware before the end of next year, with tons of developers already hard at work on games, apps and other software to ensure that VR hits the ground running.

But if you don’t want to wait until next year to see what VR has to offer, you can take a sneak peek at the innovations today without putting a strain on your wallet. More →

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Virtual Reality Games

Virtual reality just got real: New tech lets users feel VR

By on November 11, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Virtual reality just got real: New tech lets users feel VR

Virtual reality has been a long time coming, but the most notable strides have come in the past few years. Oculus has led a revitalization in VR tech, the development of which had slowed significantly over the preceding decade. Now, a resurgence in consumer VR products has resulted in great strides, and affordable virtual reality kits like the Samsung Gear VR make virtual reality accessible to nearly anyone.

But there’s still one key piece missing from the virtual reality puzzle that prevents the user from being truly immersed in a VR experience. That may soon change, however, thanks to work being done by researchers in Germany. More →

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Maria-Sharapova

How I got to play tennis with (a virtual reality) Maria Sharapova

By on August 26, 2015 at 1:54 PM.

How I got to play tennis with (a virtual reality) Maria Sharapova

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play tennis with international star Maria Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam title holder? Well, if you did, you probably did not expect your U.S. Open tennis superstar dreams to be realized while standing in the center of a beige-colored room, with a black stick in hand, and a virtual reality headset covering your face. Where are the fans cheering you on as you (attempt to) volley back Sharapova’s 100 mile-per-hour serve, you may ask? Well, instead of the throngs that usually gather at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, there were a few technicians and public relations people watching you while standing in a semi-circle around the perimeter of the room. More →

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Facebook and Microsoft team to bring virtual reality to the masses

By on June 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Facebook and Microsoft team to bring virtual reality to the masses

Facebook’s Oculus on Thursday held its special “Step Into The Rift” media event revealing a surprising partnership that’ll make Xbox One and Windows 10 even more interesting in the future… and it’s also a deal the social network also desperately needs. More →

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Virtual Reality Porn Sex Toys

Yes, there are now interactive sex toys for virtual reality porn

By on June 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Yes, there are now interactive sex toys for virtual reality porn

Last week Google showed us that its virtual reality plans are more daring than a simple cardboard VR headset, as the company unveiled an advanced hardware and software system capable of recording impressive 3D video and then uploading it to YouTube. Meanwhile, other companies are taking VR in a slightly different direction. More →

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Virtual Reality Gaming Amusement Parks

The world’s first virtual reality amusement park is being built in Utah

By on May 15, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

The world’s first virtual reality amusement park is being built in Utah

Many companies are already working on a variety of virtual reality projects and the future certainly looks bright for the technology. Oculus Rift, Valve, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google and many others are already contemplating various ways of bringing VR experiences to our lives, but one company is ready to take things even further and offer users an amazing virtual reality experience: An amusement park where VR gaming will be taken to a whole new level. More →

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