Category Archives: Vr

Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less isolated.

Taking online classes is an easy way to fit college into your schedule without the need to physically be on campus. But, there are drawbacks. Full Sail University hopes that implementing virtual reality into its courses will help eliminate some of th…

Play tank sim ‘‘Battlezone’ without a VR headset May 1st

A few PSVR launch titles, like Here They Lie and EVE: Valkyrie, have gracefully released non-VR versions, and now VR tank sim Battlezone will follow suit. The revival of the same-named 80s classic debuted on the PSVR and was later ported to the Oculu…

Dealmaster: Google is now selling its Daydream View VR headset for $49

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Google has temporarily cut the price of its latest Daydream View virtual reality headset in half, bringing the device from $99 to $49.

The deal is available through Google’s own online store as well as various third-party retailers, including Best Buy, B&H, and Verizon.

The deal technically began on April 15 at the Google Store, but Google says it will run through April 28. The company says the deal is only available for those in the US on its site.

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Google Chrome may now support Oculus Rift

An eagle-eyed Redditor may have just discovered that Oculus Rift is now supported in the latest stable version of Google Chrome. You'll have to do a little menu legwork to set it up by tracking down a setting in Chrome's flags, but the browser can su…

Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR

You might only know JPEG as the default image compression standard, but the group behind it has now branched out into something new: JPEG XS. JPEG XS is described as a new low-energy format designed to stream live video and VR, even over WiFi and 5G…

Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 360-degree video

Let's be honest: no matter how much you like watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it loses a lot of its thunder if you aren't in New York City to witness it first-hand. However, you might get a better feel for it with the 2016 event. Macy's,…

‘Superhot VR’ brings time-bending shootouts to Oculus Rift

Superhot, the first-person shooter that slows down time whenever you're not moving, is coming to the Oculus Rift. The studio behind the game teased as much last month, but now we've got a trailer showing off how it plays. The biggest addition is the…

OSVR improves the display on its new developer headset

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) project will soon have a new headset for developers. Unlike previous hardware, which offered a so-so experience, the new Hacker Development Kit 2 (HDK 2) is supposed to be a true competitor for the Oculus Rift a…

Play ‘Fallout 4′ in VR next year

Bethesda is building a version of Fallout 4 for the HTC Vive headset, and it'll be ready next year. "If you thought that survival mode was an intense way to experience Fallout", Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines said at the company's E3 press confe…

The first ‘Star Trek’ VR game arrives this fall

If you're a Star Trek fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you're about to get your wish: Ubisoft has teased Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the sci-fi series' f…