Virtual Reality

Skyrim VR and Doom VFR review: Hands on with Bethesda’s leap into virtual reality

Bethesda has given some of its biggest games a VR makeover. Are the results any good?<p>Bethesda’s 2016 revamp of <i>Doom</i> was a brilliantly paced shooter; …

Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic

Audio can be just as important as visuals if you want to make true-to-life VR experiences. That's why Oculus has introduced changes to the Rift SDK that give developers the power to make spatial audio as realistic as possible. One of the features the company added is called Near-Field head-related …

Google Daydream View 2 colors and price leak out

Google has just launched ARCore, its not so subtle answer to Apple’s ARKit, but if you thought Google was done with virtual reality, then you don’t …

Google

Pimax 8K VR Headset Launches Via Kickstarter (video)

After previously being teased earlier this month, Pimax has officially launched its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds Pimax 8K, to take the world’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality For Only $300

A lot of people are curious about virtual reality headsets, but though the Oculus and HTC Vive are cheaper than ever, you're still looking at …

Technology

This Horror-Themed VR Game In Vancouver Is The Most Terrifying Thing You'll Ever Experience

<b>I think we've all tried the escape rooms in Vancouver.</b> Lbh, you probably failed or if you passed, it's probably because it's your fifth time playing …

Become one with the virtual worlds with this PlayStation VR bundle for $300

If you haven't already taken the plunge and picked up a PlayStation VR, today may be the day that changes. Amazon is currently offering a bundle that …

PlayStation VR

STRIVR CEO: Dallas Cowboys Use Virtual Reality In Addition To Weight Room

CHICAGO — The growth of STRIVR, a leader in virtual reality human performance training, is well documented. Their expansion into various segments of …

Sports Technology

5 futuristic advertising channels and the first rule of advertising dynamics

To help you stay ahead and capitalize on future advertising trends, columnist David Rodnitzky rounds up the new marketing channels that he expects …

Thermodynamics

HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China's cloud VR service

One of the main obstacles to popularizing high-end VR amongst consumers is the total cost of ownership. HTC and Oculus have both done their part recently by slashing the prices of their VR kits to $599 and $499, respectively, but you'll still need to fork out at least another $800 if you don't …

Set-Top Boxes

'Neko Atsume' for PlayStation VR lets you live out your wildest cat hoarding dreams

It's a simple game: You leave food out for stray cats, which then show their appreciation by leaving you dumb gifts. Someone looked at that and said: "This needs to be remade in virtual reality."<p>Give that programmer a god damn cookie.<p><i>Neko Atsume</i> is coming to PlayStation VR in 2018. There isn't any …

Entertainment

The Complexity Of Trump’s Border Wall Proposal, Explained In VR

The USA Today Network’s sprawling, ambitious “The Wall: Untold Stories, Unintended Consequences” attempts to distill the major issues of Trump’s Wall.<p>One of the most polarizing proposals of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his promise to build a giant wall bordering Mexico as a way to cut …

Immigration

Working Out in Virtual Reality: As Good as on the Court?

This video with exercise physiologist Marialice Kern compares a WSJ producer’s tennis game in VR vs. IRL to find out.<p>There’s little doubt virtual-reality games get people off their couches and moving about. Whether it’s to dodge bullets, step into the boxing ring, or battle wizards, VR can get …

How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

“Fall in Love VR,” for the Oculus Rift, shows how integrating natural-language processing in virtual reality can create a sense of real intimacy.<p>In 2015, <i>The New York Times</i> caused quite a stir by publishing “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love,” based on work by the psychologist Arthur Aron. The main …

Oculus Rift

Marimekko Design Hackathon Explores Virtual Reality for Textiles

The Finnish design house hosts AR/VR competition young designers during Helsinki Design Week<p>Photographs by<p>Finnish design house Marimekko—which got its start in 1951—is synonymous with a postwar spirit: freedom, independence, and pure national pride. Its company history is wholly intertwined with …

Design

Google's new Daydream View will be covered in fabric and cost $99

Google launched the Daydream View headset last year alongside the Pixel. For a time, it was only the Pixel that had support for Google's VR. There …

Google

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars brings VR mech fighting to PC

Giant fighting robots typically aren’t spry in fiction or in real life (I’ve seen documentaries about Area 51 on the History Channel), but only the fastest mech suits are welcome in Konami’s latest PC port. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars is an updated version of the 2003 PlayStation 3 …

PlayStation VR Game The Solus Project Now Available (video)

A new game has been launched this week for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 console which provides a single player exploration driven adventure, …

PlayStation VR

Leaks Reveal Google Home Mini Speaker, New Daydream VR Headset

Google is set to introduce a smaller version of its Google Home speaker for $49 early next month, according to a report from Droid Life. The tech …

Google Home

USA Today takes you on a VR tour of Trump's proposed border wall

After a series of experiments with virtual reality, <i>USA Today</i> launched its full-fledged VR news show last year. "VRtually There" (as it's known) followed in the footsteps of similar segments from <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>ABC News</i>. Since then, the media outlet's immersive broadcasts have covered …

Donald Trump

TGS 2017: Cult PS2 Shooter Gungrave Returns on PlayStation VR

Here’s a name you’re unlikely to have heard for a while: Gungrave. The third-person shooter originally launched on the PlayStation 2 all the way back …

PlayStation VR

Review: Australia’s First Virtual Reality Rollercoaster Is Weird (But Awesome)

Image: Warner Bros Movie World<p><i>Arkham Asylum</i> was already one of Movie World’s most thrilling rollercoasters, and just over a year ago, a new virtual …

Batman: Arkham

Working Up a Real Sweat With VR

When Anthony Hasson isn’t lifting weights at Wyandotte Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio, he’s there dodging arrows and slicing bananas. The 27-year-old’s fitness routine has changed since the gym added virtual-reality headsets and videogames last year.<p>“You don’t even realize you’re getting a workout …

Lifestyle

Virtual Reality Drawing Brings Overwatch Art To Life

Liz Edwards is an artist who, in a previous life, was a 3D character artist at <i>Total War</i> developers Creative Assembly. She is now a 3D artist in a …

Gaming

‘Fall In Love’: Will This Virtual Reality Program Make You Fall In Love? | Deadline

Tool of North America, Mark Zuckerberg-owned Oculus and director Kevin Cornish today are launching an experiential virtual reality effort, <i>Fall in …

Movies

Now Playing! The Next Frontier: Virtual Reality at the Exploratorium

When the first moviegoers were shown a train heading toward them in 1895, they reportedly fled in fear to the back of the small auditorium. Their …

I Played Mario Kart VR And It Was Pretty OK

<i>Mario Kart Arcade GP VR</i> isn't a game that you can buy, but a virtual reality installation in Bandai Namco's VR Zone attraction in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It …

‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking

A new SteamVR mod from the developer behind WalkinVR now allows body tracking by emulating Vive Trackers via Kinect’s motion sensing data, enabling …

Kinect

Here is the New Google Daydream View, It'll Cost $99 | Droid Life

Didn’t care about the new Google Home Mini we just revealed? How about the new Daydream View, Google’s latest VR headset? Here!<p>While we don’t have …

Google

How VR is revolutionizing the way future doctors are learning about our bodies

"It's a learning experience almost like putting a puzzle together," said Assistant Professor of Anatomy Derek Harmon, PhD.<p>Harmon is using the virtual …

Biology