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Physicality & Spectatorship in ‘Project Arena’ Could Blur the Line Between E-sport and Actual Sport

2016-05-30
What puts the ‘E’ in E-sports? VR may have something to say about the notion that ‘electronic’ sports can’t be physical, and could even further legitimize the growing field. Anyone remember Sports Champions (2010)? Essentially Wii Sports (2006) for PS3 using PlayStation Move, it featured a table tennis mode that remains, to my eyes, the greatest motion-control game e...
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HoloLens Enterprise Mixed Reality Development with Object Theory

2016-05-30
HoloLens development kits started shipping last week following Microsoft’s Build conference and there were also a number of NDAs that were lifted, which allowed some companies to start talking about their HoloLens projects for the first time. One of those companies was Portland’s Object Theory, which was founded in July 2015 after HoloLens engineer Michael Hoffman left Micr...
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VR PLAYHOUSE AND JAUNT IMMERSE VIEWERS IN TRADITIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC AND DANCE FOR CINCO DE MAYO

2016-05-13
Jaunt Studios and VR Playhouse team up to celebrate Mexican heritage in a dazzling visual display of music and dance in the new virtual reality experience “La Fuerza Imprevista.” Released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the vibrant cultural experience is available for viewing exclusively on the Jaunt VR app. The experience features Latin Grammy-nominated all-fem...
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DeePoon Launching Global VR Challenge Game Jam

2016-05-11
 Brand new VR competition in association with DeePoon gives developers opportunity to get their game in front of global experts and journalists Bath, UK – 19th April 2016 – Steel Media, publisher of Pocket Gamer, is delighted to reveal the launch of a brand new VR competition created in association with DeePoon, the leading VR company in China.  The Global VR Gaming Chall...
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This Week in Virtual Reality

2016-04-26
Here are some of the most interesting headlines, commentaries, reports, and breaking news surrounding virtual reality that we’ve been following from around the web this week. IDC: Don’t Diss Virtual Reality Hardware Market This Year Despite a recent wave of warnings from industry analysts calling for some restraint to the once unbridled optimism expressed by many last year...

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Yobi3D – Free 3D Model Search Engine For VR Developers & Game Designers

2016-04-19
Yobi3D  is a free 3D model search engine service.  Launched in 2014 and based in Taipei, Taiwan, Yobi3D aims to improve the search experience of looking for 3D models on the internet for 3D print makers, 3D game developers, virtual reality, and augmented reality developers.  The service provides a keyword search interface and shows search results as thumbnails of 3D mode...

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VRDB Announced VR Support for the Web – Browse the Internet on VR Headset

2016-04-19
In a move that finally elevates the experience of surfing the web to the conceptual highs first envisioned by sci-fi and cyberpunk literary visionaries, VRDB.com has announced that it has developed virtual reality support for the web. Premiering exclusively on VRDB.com but available on any site using a bookmarklet (reddit, google etc), this new VR mode for the web will allow y...

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Deluxe VR Launches: New Dedicated VR Services Unit Will Debut New Projects and Services at NAB 2016

2016-04-19
Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit of Deluxe, launched today. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe’s booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in...

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My virtual-reality headset: ‘VR has the potential to educate and connect people’

2016-04-18
What does my virtual-reality headset say about me? Stef owns a variety of virtual reality headsets and is currently developing a VR game called Pixel Ripped. “It says I’m a big gamer, but my eyes have been opened to the potential of VR for education and to connect people. Unfortunately the headsets are still pretty dorky-looking.” And what it really says Stef is looking ...

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USC VIRTUAL-REALITY PROGRAM HELPING TREAT VETS WITH PTSD

2016-04-18
LAYA VISTA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A new virtual-reality program developed at USC is allowing veterans to relive the trauma of war, in an effort to help them recover. The experience puts the veteran in a virtual world that includes VR glasses, a vibrating chair and even the smells of war like diesel and burning rubber. The idea is to live through the trauma again, but this ...

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360Heros Debuting Blackmagic Design Virtual Reality 360 Video Camera Systems at NAB

2016-04-18
LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – April 17, 2016) –  360Heros Inc., a company specializing in 360 video technology, will debut a line of spherical video solutions utilizing Blackmagic Design cameras at the 2016 NAB Show. The new virtual reality camera systems feature genlocking capability, position cameras and lenses for optimal frame overlap and leverage Blackma...

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Meraki’s quick success proves virtual reality is here and now in India

2016-04-18
Until recently, virtual reality (VR), as a concept, seemed to belong to a distant future riddled with robots and machines. But Meraki and a few other companies in India show that the technology is already here, in 2016, bringing to life any visual experience. Started in November 2015 by Arvind Ghorwal, Sairam Saigiraju, Parth Choksi and Agam Garg, Meraki is one of India’s fi...

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Huawei bets big on Virtual Reality, IoT and 5G in 2016

2016-04-18
Huawei is very clear on its stance: the next growth segments are definitely VR and IoT, but their need is internet with one and higher speeds. Huawei Ascend G6 (White) ₹ 12,889 LG G FLEX2(Red, 32 GB) ₹ 38,999                                                                                     ...

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GoPro launching new virtual reality camera, online platform

2016-04-18
The race to create both the hardware and the software that will drive the emerging virtual reality market is heating up, and now GoPro has unveiled its latest plans to support VR filmmakers and fans. At this week’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) event in Las Vegas, the company will unveil a new VR camera and launch a new VR platform for sharing immersive vide...

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Android N will have expanded support for virtual reality

2016-04-18
Android developers will be able to tap into new virtual reality capabilities in the next major version of Android, codenamed N. As noted by Ars Technica, the second Android N Developer Preview contains references to “VR Listener” and “VR Helper” apps, as well as a permissions warning informing users that a given app “will be able to run whe...

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