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Creative Storytelling in Virtual Reality with Viar360

Written by: Dejan Gajsek<p>VR has been getting a lot of attention over the last couple of years, especially at the start of 2016. HTC Vive, the most …

Read it and bleep: is virtual reality the future of storytelling?

Two forces are sending shockwaves through the world of storytelling. The first is that digital technology now offers creative artists myriad platforms to tell their stories in new ways. “We are using code as the canvas,” says Charles Melcher, book publisher and founder of the inaugural Future of …

Virtual Reality

Is storytelling the key to VR’s future?

Virtual reality may be the closest to teleportation we will ever have in our lifetime.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. (Insider Exclusives registration required for this one.)</i><p>A …

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman talks VR, storytelling, and tickling ghosts

At the opening of the <i>Ghostbusters: Dimension</i> virtual reality experience in Times Square today, we got a chance to sit down with Ivan Reitman, the producer and director behind the original <i>Ghostbusters</i> film, and a Hollywood legend. Reitman worked with Utah startup The Void as it developed its VR …

What Dungeons & Dragons Can Teach Us About Storytelling in VR

Dungeons & Dragons is a form of collaborative storytelling that isn’t constrained by time or budget. Because it’s all happening within the theater of …

Virtual reality video conferences are closer than you think

<b>Virtual reality technology has exploded this year and it seems that it’s coming to video conferences next.</b><p>With abounding news of massive investments …

Augmented Reality

Oculus Took Home Their First Emmy Award

Lonely, spiky Henry makes history for the company<p>Oculus took home its first Emmy last night for its short film, <i>Henry</i>. This marks another milestone for the once-gimmicky format's clout amongst serious filmmakers and storytellers.<p><i>Henry</i> introduces the Rift-wearing audience to a tiny, lonely creature …

New study: Virtual reality market report predicts impressive growth globally with rising demand for advanced technologies

According to the virtual reality market report, the global industry is expected to witness growth at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate …

Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro clones and the most interesting item of the bunch: 360-degree cameras.<p>Three new action cams<p>Nikon’s …

Kodak 4KVR360 Action Camera Capture Full 4K VR Ready Footage

Kodak has this week unveiled their latest 4K action camera which takes the form of the Kodak 4KVR360 which is equipped with 220 megapixel sensors …

What I Learned From 3 Months In Virtual Reality

I can vividly remember my first Virtual Reality experience and it was 25 years ago!<p>It was early 1990s. I was a teenager addicted to video games. When I wanted more sensation than my Game Boy could provide, there was only one option: the arcade hall. My favorite “happy place” took my pocket money, …

Virtual Reality

SpaceoutVR to allow Facebook photo browsing in virtual reality

<b>SpaceoutVR – Introducing Unobtrusive Click-Through Advertising in Virtual Reality</b><p>A virtual reality startup is launching a new feature this week that …

Microsoft HoloLens brings Yu-Gi-Oh to (mixed) reality

Collectible/Trading Card Games have long been popular even before the mobile gaming revolution, but while most of the franchises n the West, like …

5 Ways Traditional Storytelling Changes With 360° Video

When filming in 360°, you can throw traditional storytelling techniques out the window. Shooting in 360° forces you to approach filmmaking in a new …

Chess gets VR makeover as organizers tap smartphone generation | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fans tuning in to the 2016 World Chess Championship from home may well have the best seats in the house, with the tournament set to be broadcast live in 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) - a first in any sport, organizers say.<p>Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen (R) plays against …

Virtual Reality

Astronaut Hopefuls Can Tour NASA's Spacewalk Training Facility Using VR

Go underwater with trainees in 360-degree VR<p>NASA has high standards for who gets to train to be an astronaut--most of us probably couldn't have made it at our peak physical and mental condition. But thanks to VR recording, you can walk side-by-side with training astronauts and see what the …

Virtual Reality

MSI refines backpack PC, calls it the VR One

Today’s top VR platforms, namely the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, require users be tethered to a powerful computer to drive the experience. In the …

This Leap Motion VR Game Puts You in Zero Gravity

Last week, Leap Motion — the company that’s making virtual reality feel less virtual by the day — released a new demo, Weightless, that lets you play …

MSI’s VR One backpack PC packs overclocked Core i7 and GTX 1070

Backpack PCs for virtual reality gaming were all the rage at this year's Computex in Taiwan, but it looks like MSI is the first of that early batch …

Virtual Reality

Sony's TGS Conference Shows Off PlayStation VR For Godzilla, Live Concerts and More

Sony’s TGS conference today was a rapid stream of announcements and new looks at the upcoming games and projects from the company. One of the big …

Paranormal Virtual Reality Attraction ‘The Repository’ Unveiled

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal is introducing The Repository, a horrifying virtual reality experience.<p>The last time I visited …