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MSI Introduces Trio Of VR-Related Utilities, Software Available If You Own MSI Hardware

It’s no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. The hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready products, such as high-end graphics cards, VR-ready …

Virtual Reality

Quick Look: Comparing Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark …

PC Gaming

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research

“VR sucks right now, but it’s not going to in 10 years.”<p>Virtual worlds are coming for humanity and a group of researchers and technologists wants to make sure we’re ready when they arrive.<p>Next week, three top researchers in virtual reality, augmented reality and body computing are having an …

Virtual Reality

A Closer Look at NVIDIA’s FCAT VR Tool

As VR becomes more commonplace, the need for reliable benchmarking and analysis tools will also increase. NVIDIA released an update to their frame …

Free NVIDIA FCAT VR Performance Analysis Tool Available Now For Download

NVIDIA FCAT VR Benchmarking Application AvailableVirtual Reality benchmarking is about to get a lot better thanks to FCAT VR, which reveals the …

Virtual Reality

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Banff National Park Pavilion in VR

Manually redirected walking in Obduction with Touch for uninterrupted physical locomotion throughout the game world

This image illustrates how manually redirected walking works: http://i.imgur.com/ElZ8NbS.jpgPerhaps I'm alone in this, but I've always played …

‘Rock Band VR’ Released: Where To Buy Compatible Guitar Controllers

“Rock Band VR” is now up for grabs on the Oculus Store, but players should first take check if they have the right peripheral guitar controller …

Guitar

WATCH: Trailer For The Professor's VR Video Game

The Professor and Mountain Dew have teamed up for the first-ever virtual reality video game to feature live action elements. The Professor kicks the …

Virtual Reality

‘Starfighter Inc.’ Promises VR Space Combat Sim Built on a Hard Sci-Fi Foundation

<i>Starfighter Inc.</i>, said to be the spiritual successor to <i>X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (1997)</i>, is one of the most interesting space combat simulation projects …

Virtual Reality

Gorillaz's New Single Is Also The Coolest VR Music Video Yet

VR music videos aren’t anything new, but when an artist known for prolific, stylish animated clips like Gorillaz releases one, we pay attention.<p>Damon …

Rift Year One: First Rift Owner Loves Touch, Onward and Indies

It’s the morning of March 26, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, and it’s likely very cold. Palmer Luckey, however, is still in his trademark Hawaiian shirt, …

Complaints Arise Over 'Obduction' Performance Issues, Cyan Pledges To Optimize

Last Halloween, Cyan added support for seated VR with gamepad locomotion to <i>Obduction</i> for Oculus Rift only. Yesterday, Cyan released an update that …

Virtual Reality

Keeping IT Real: Unleashing Virtual Reality Within the Enterprise, Part II

<i>Read Part 1, of “Keeping IT Real: Unleashing Virtual Reality Within the Enterprise” here.</i><b>In a recent blog post,</b> I explained how the mission of Citrix …

5 Companies Aiming to Cut the Cord on High-end VR Headsets

Today’s most immersive virtual reality systems, like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, rely on a bothersome tether to send power and high fidelity …

Virtual Reality

Bob Iger says no to virtual reality headsets at Disney parks, aims for augmented reality instead

Walt Disney Co.’s chief executive has no interest in having theme park visitors strap on virtual reality headsets that block out their view and place them inside a digital world.<p>Smaller rivals, including Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Six Flags, have turned to such virtual reality experiences as …

Virtual Reality

Vive Tracker Needs Headset To Run, HTC Confirms

HTC’s upcoming Vive Tracker has literally thousands of potential applications for VR, but we can also see how it might be useful outside of the tech. …

Upload and VR Base Partner To Take VR Spaces Movement Global

Today, at CEBIT 2017, Upload and VR Base are announcing a partnership that will expand the idea of dedicated VR/AR real estate spaces to a global …

Nomadic wants to bring VR you can feel to your local movie theater

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, my Lyft driver jokingly asked me if I wanted to leave him my number in case I didn’t return from where I was headed. I would soon be descending a set of stairs into the basement of a newly built, largely empty office complex where I was going to try an …

Virtual Reality

‘Assetto Corsa’ Racing Sim Adds Support for Vive & OSVR via Native OpenVR

This week’s v1.13 update to Assetto Corsa includes native OpenVR support, adding official Vive and OSVR support to the title. The popular racing …

Virtual Reality

‘Drop Dead’ for Oculus Touch Review

When Gear VR games are ported to the Rift, you usually end up with is more of the same; a game with nicer graphics and the added benefit of …

Gaming

Oculus Update 1.13 Brings Further Tracking Improvements and Public Test Channel

Today, Oculus is announcing the release of the latest software patch for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Update 1.13 is going live today and …

Knott's Berry Farm Installs VR Ghost Town In America's Oldest Theme Park

Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County, California is said to be America’s oldest theme park. The Knott family started it as a literal farm but built it …

Rock Band VR Review: Rocking Out Like Never Before

I was apprehensive about the premise behind Rock Band VR. As someone that has played every entry in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises — as …

BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop 3D-printed prototype vehicle pieces, letting …

Virtual Reality

Adobe unveils new Microsoft HoloLens and Amazon Alexa integrations

Adobe is in the middle of its big Summit conference, where it is introducing a variety of new technologies, including tie-ins with the Microsoft …

Virtual Reality

‘NCAA March Madness Live VR’ Let’s You Watch the Courtside Action for $2

The dream of watching live sports courtside from the comfort of your home through VR is steadily becoming a reality. Oculus and Intel have teamed up …

March Madness

‘Warpaint’ Brings Tabletop Gaming-inspired Turn-based Strategy & Customization to VR

Recently launched on Steam, <i>Warpaint</i> is a turn-based strategy game that lets you customize your troops by painting them to your taste. The game …

Gaming

Obduction from Myst Creator Gets Long-Awaited Vive and Touch Support

Cyan Studios, creator of legendary PC games Myst and Riven, is officially releasing an update today ot bring its first ever virtual reality (VR) …