Ethan Miller

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Attend VRDC for expert advice on tackling VR's usability challenges

Heads up, VR devs: Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers are hard at work lining up a fantastic array of VR/AR experts to speak at the big …

Alibaba Wants You To Shop in Virtual Reality

<b>You’ll soon shop for your next outfit in VR.</b><p>Not satisfied with disrupting China’s financial transaction industry, the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba …

China

Hands-on with the VR Ready Asus GL502VS Laptop with Nvidia GTX 1070

With the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs, the company opted to stick what they say are desktop-equivalent cards into the next generation of gaming …

NVidia

Oculus Explains Why They Didn't Launch Touch with the Rift (Even Though They Could Have)

Oculus says they could have shipped Touch alongside the launch of the Rift back in April, but explains why they’ve been biding their time.<p>Despite …

Virtual Reality

Mythica VR': The Live-Action RPG With Powerful D&D VR World Building

Arrowstorm Entertainment is what you might call ‘serial Kickstarters’, as they’ve successfully completed 13 different campaigns on the crowdfunding …

Kickstarter

Sketchfab: Largest Social Media Site for 3D Objects Adds VR Navigation

Originally launched in 2012, Sketchfab has grown to be the largest social media website for sharing 3D objects and scenes with over 500,000 members …

3D

78% of AR/VR Developers Not Planning Platform

In a survey published by VRDC, AR and VR developers are largely leaning toward platform agnostic development for their next projects.<p>While Oculus and …

Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR Pre-Orders Had “Quickest Sellout in GameStop’s History”

GameStop executives have revealed that the last pre-order event for the soon-to-be-released PlayStation VR was the “Quickest Sellout” in the …

Virtual Reality

President Obama Makes His 360 Video Debut

Felix & Paul Studios got together with Oculus Studios and National Geographic to shoot 360 video footage of President Barack Obama’s recent Father’s …

Father's Day

Oculus is Working on a 'Chaperone'-like Boundary System for Touch

Physically moving your body around to move through the virtual world is a great way to enhance immersion, but it can be potentially dangerous if …

Virtual Reality

Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village with Denise Quesnel

There was a VR Village again this year at the SIGGRAPH 2016 conference where a lot of experimental interactive technologies were on display. I had a …

Virtual Reality

'Obduction' Oculus Rift Support Coming "in a few weeks," Included With All Copies of the Game

<i>Obduction</i>, the hotly anticipated adventure puzzle game from the creators of <i>Myst (1993)</i>, launched on PC on August 24th, but did so before the Oculus …

Oculus Rift

Apple may be working on a Snapchat-like video app for 2017

Video recording, editing, and sharing in less than one minute.<p>Social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the best means of …

Snapchat

Helvetica. PERIOD.

'Rick & Morty' Creator & Former Epic Producer Form New VR Studio, Squanchtendo

With a name that could only have come from the mind of <i>Rick and Morty</i> co-creator Justin Roiland, Squanchtendo is a VR game studio founded by Roiland …

Virtual Reality

Typography is impossible

The practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want<p>You’re a front-end engineer, building boxes and putting text inside them. A …

Typography

Uncorporeal Claims They Can Create 3D VR Scenes from Your Photos

Uncorporeal are unveiling what it terms as it’s “Holographic Photography Technology” which the team claim will allow anyone with a smartphone to …

3D

'Touch Disease' breaking Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens -- millions of devices at risk

The iPhone is a great device, but a growing number of users are reporting a problem that affects the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.<p>Nicknamed "Touch Disease" by …

Phones

Amazon's VR-capable Lumberyard Game Engine Sustained by AWS Cloud Services

Back in February, Amazon announced that they had purchased and forked Crytek’s CryEngine and made the full source code available in a free AAA VRgame …

Amazon

Programming Design Systems

No matter where you go, you are surrounded by systems. We use the word ‘system’ to describe a group of interacting parts as a common whole, and these …

Design

'Obduction' VR Review on Oculus Rift

<i>Obduction</i> is an adventure game hailing from Cyan, the same studio that produced the ’90s point-and-click classics <i>Myst (1993)</i> and <i>Riven (1997)</i>. The …

Virtual Reality

This Live Mixed Reality Solution Uses Kinect to Eliminate Green Screen

This project uses Kinect depth cameras to the fuse virtual and the real to produce real-time mixed reality footage with no green screens required, …

Mixed reality

Free Shipping on Oculus Rift Through August 31st

According to the official Oculus product page, the company is offering free shipping on Rift orders through the end of the month.<p>If you’re looking to …

Oculus Rift

'PlayStation VR Worlds' Gets New Features to Improve Casual and Competitive Play

<i>PlayStation VR Worlds</i> is a collection of VR mini-games created by Sony’s talented London Studio. The studio has detailed new features designed to …

PlayStation

Sos Sosowski's 'Mosh Pit Simulator' is Disturbing, Funny, and Unapologetically Terrible

A video game is a reflection of its maker, and usually the smaller the developer team, the more clear it is to see something of its creator within. I …

Virtual Reality

Dexmo Shows Off Latest Exoskeleton Gloves That Let You Touch VR

Dexta Robotics are looking to create the next generation VR input device, one that not only lets you interact with virtual objects but also lets you …

Exoskeletons

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

Debuting 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 …

Call of Duty

'Apex' is the Next Immersive Music Video from the Creator of the Acclaimed 'Surge'

Arjan van Meerten, the indie 3D artist and musician behind the widely acclaimed <i>Surge</i> VR music video, has confirmed <i>Apex</i> as his next project.<p><i>Surge</i>, …

Music Videos

'Ripcoil' for Oculus Touch Has Fast Locomotion that Really Works

<i>Ripcoil</i> is a two-player duelling game from Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games, and as one of 30 titles coming to Touch later this year, it’s poised to …

Virtual Reality

New Drive Club VR Gameplay Video on PSVR Impresses

Drive Club VR from Reflections is due to land on PlayStation 4 within the launch window beginning October 13, and this new hands-on gameplay footage …

Gameplay