Category Archives: Vr

‘Twin Peaks VR’ will take you inside the mind-bending Red Room

Not everyone who watched the original Twin Peaks series can remember much more than a woman with a log and something about owls, but the title inarguably made a dent in the popular culture. Now, after a handful of movies, novels released and a follow…

Mario Kart VR lands in the US

Mario Kart VR has already graced Japan and London…now it's making a pitstop in the US. Yes, you can (finally) immerse yourself in the cartoonish karting action — while sitting in a physical vehicle with pedals and a steering wheel — at Washington…

Hands-on: Oculus Quest is an intriguing new middle ground for VR

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Oculus Quest is not the wireless, PC-free version of the Rift you may have been dreaming of. The Snapdragon 835 SoC powering Quest is much closer to a mid-range mobile phone than the Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card (and surrounding Windows PC) required to run a tethered Rift. The field of view and maximum refresh rate on the Quest both seem more comparable to the portable Oculus Go, which is a bit of downgrade from the Rift as well (though we have yet to confirm precise numbers for any of these devices).

Let’s get another thing out of the way: None of that seems to matter that much when you’re walking around an apparently solid virtual reality space without the need for any outside hardware or any external cameras or sensors.

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Insta360′s next VR camera is made to be thrown around

With the Insta360 One marking its first anniversary earlier this month, it's no surprise that the company is preparing a follow-up model to this standalone 4K 360 camera. But first, we have a teaser (as usual). From afar, the first video appears to b…

NextVR brings virtual reality broadcasts to the Oculus Rift

NextVR provides access to immersive sports and entertainment broadcasts for a number of virtual reality headsets, but it had a huge Oculus-shaped gap in its compatibility list. Now, the platform has finally rolled out support for the Oculus Rift and…

Google tests see-through mode, better motion tracking for Daydream

Google has introduced some new experimental features for developers working with the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the standalone Daydream headset released earlier this year. First up is see-through mode, a setting that lets the user see the real space around…

Walmart turns to VR and Oculus Go for associates’ training

Walmart is harnessing the power of virtual reality to train over a million associates across the country. The big-box retailer will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to almost all of its 5,000 stores in an effort to provide its employees the caliber o…

PlayStation’s latest VR bundles include ‘Creed’ and ‘Superhot VR’

PlayStation has announced that two new VR bundles are on the way. The first includes Creed: Rise to Glory and Superhot VR and will be released in the US and Canada on September 25th, the same day Creed: Rise to Glory is set to launch. With the bundle…

Watch Acer’s IFA 2018 event in 9 minutes

Acer often has a lot to show at its events, and its IFA 2018 presentation was no exception. The tech giant unveiled a bevy of laptops, including the world's lightest 15-inch laptop and a metal-clad budget Chromebook. However, that was really just…

Microsoft reportedly shelved an Xbox VR headset

Back in June, Microsoft's chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told Gameindustry.biz that the company had no plans to create a VR headset for the Xbox console. Now, CNET has learned that there was indeed a VR headset for Xbox under devel…