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Virtual Reality and News Reporting: My Idea Virtual Reality has begun the process of taking over the new digital world, and what we now like to refer to as the "digital age." This week, we've been tasked with coming up with an idea for a VR story that can be recreated and/or told through a news organization.
Virtual Reality and Neural Stimulation to Help Amputees Use Their Prostheses Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new technique to help amputees use their prostheses. The method involves virtual reality and neural stimulation to help change an amputee's "phantom limb" to more closely match their prosthetic limb, making it easier and more natural to use.
Unknightly Livestream: Thief VR Is Here With This Careful Stealth Game For today's livestream we're sneaking through the dimly lit corridors of Thief-inspired VR stealth game, Unknightly from Portal Studios. For fans of stealthy games such as Thief and Dishonored, there is quite a lot to love here even in Early Access.
StarVR reveals its next-gen virtual reality headset with eye-tracking The new StarVR head-mounted display debuted at the SIGGRAPH 2018 technology event in Vancouver today. The StarVR One, as it is called, adds a suite of new features and improves on some of the standout specs of the original device - although the company did not share details on the price.
Steve-O Stars In VR Miniseries 'Headset Hotshots' The modern day daredevil takes his signature brand of stunts to VR in this action-packed YouTube miniseries.
VR Game Releases For August 2018 Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place - this is August's list. Since we're starting this series a bit late in the middle of the month it won't be as comprehensive as future months since a lot of games have already come out, but we want this to be as thorough as possible going forward.
A chilling VR experience, set at the US border, is worth getting scared for Carne y Arena is designed to be experienced alone, and Iñárritu planned the immersive VR experience with no escape. The first room is chilly and filled with piles of dusty shoes strewn all over floor. A small caption on the wall notes that they're real, worn-out shoes left by immigrants and their small children as they crossed the border.
You Can Now Watch The BBC Proms Music Festival In VR The world's largest classical music festival is embraces virtual reality. For the first time this summer, the BBC Proms are holding an event entirely in VR.
StarVR One is the most powerful VR headset yet, and you can't have one The StarVR One looks rather similar to previous iterations of the company's VR headsets, but this time around is vastly more capable, with integrated eye tracking for a new kind of efficient graphics rendering technology as well as a higher resolution and viewing angle than the next best headset, the HTC Vive Pro.
StarVR debuts eye-tracking VR headset for enterprise use Taipei-based StarVR today debuts a new Virtual Reality headset for the enterprise. The StarVR One's 210-degree horizontal field of view corresponds to the natural human field of vision. That means the headset simulates peripheral vision, a shortcoming in most current consumer and enterprise headsets.
StarVR One Headset Revealed with SteamVR Tracking 2.0, Eye-tracking, Upgraded Specs StarVR today revealed the StarVR One headset at SIGGRAPH 2018, an upgrade to previous StarVR headsets which incorporates SteamVR Tracking 2.0, eye-tracking, and a slew of enhancements. Made for the commercial and enterprise VR markets, the StarVR headset's defining feature has been its ultra-wide field of view.
StarVR One: 90 FPS, SteamVR Tracking 2.0 With 'Nearly' Human FoV StarVR unveiled its long-in-development commercial VR headset at SIGGRAPH today. No price is being revealed yet. StarVR One uses custom fresnel lenses in front of a pair of AMOLED panels. Each panel carries dimensions of 1830×1464 pixels, making for a total of around 5.4 million pixels on the display.
Arizona Sunshine's Dead Man DLC Review: A Thrilling Prequel Story If you want the short and sweet rundown on whether or not you should buy Arizona Sunshine's Dead Man DLC, the answer is simple: if you liked the original game, then yes. It's really that easy.
This Video Of An Innocent Child In VRChat Is The Cutest Thing Ever He's a young kid that found his way into the dangerous waters of VRChat and, using the power of a pure child's soul and cute phrases, touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people over the past week.
How to use PlayStation VR on PC While it's not the best way to experience PC-powered VR games and experiences, there is a way that you can use your PlayStation VR headset on your PC, sans Motion controllers. You won't be able to play room-scale games, but you should be able to enjoy Standing VR games that offer keyboard and mouse / controller support.
5 Things In Doom Eternal That Make Us Really Want VR Support Tagged with: Doom Eternal.
Unreal Engine's VR Technology is Ready to Make a Difference in the Design World Of course, for designers to wield Unreal Engine's capabilities, they need to be able to port their existing files over into the system. That's where Unreal Studio comes in; it's a suite of tools used to import CAD data into Unreal Engine, helping designers across a variety of disciplines get the most out of their design workflows.
One-of-a-kind esports and virtual reality gaming center in Davenport A new type of sports facility is now available in Davenport and it doesn't involve turfs or weight equipment. Paradigm is the first dedicated esports venue in the Quad Cities. The facility combines esports, virtual reality and free-roam virtual reality for gamers.
Unknightly Hands-On: A VR Stealth Game That's Worth The Joint Pain Dogeared as it may be, there's a thrilling set of stealth mechanics at the core that can root you inside your virtual character more than most games could ever hope to achieve. that alone is worth the price of entry. Unknightly is available now in Early Access with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support for $19.99.
Skyrim VR, Rick and Morty Conquer PSVR July Charts July's PS Store charts are in, and they're pretty standard in both the US and EU. Skyrim VR takes the top spot in Europe, whilst Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality claims the crown in the USA. Both lists are largely filled out with the usual suspects like Job Simulator, Batman: Arkham VR and Superhot VR.
Metastage Is A New Mixed Reality Capture Studio In LA The next mixed reality studio to partner with Microsoft's Mixed Reality Capture technology is opening today in Los Angeles, California. Metastage, as the venue is called, comes fully equipped for volumetric capture, using a range of cameras fitted to a circular rig to record real life and turn it into a virtual asset with ease.
This is Not a Drill: Magic Leap Releases the One Magic Leap has developed a reputation for being one of the most mysterious tech companies in history. They have some of the most respected names in tech vouching for them, but have given us little else than teasers.
Hands-On: Blind Is A Clever Puzzle Game That Challenges Your Senses From Notes on Blindness, a touching and beautifully narrated collection of short stories and Hotel Blind, to Stifled, a striking horror game in which you can only see by the use of sound there's some good content out there. But the upcoming VR exploration / puzzle hybrid adventure, Blind, is both aptly titled and cleverly produced.
Haptic feedback is making VR surgery feel like the real thing It's a millennia-old method of on-the-job training, usually summarized with the worryingly abrupt expression "see one, do one, teach one." But at the headquarters of London startup FundamentalVR, I got to try out what might be the surgical training tool of the future.
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