VR Meets Classic Mecha Anime

Kids of the 90’s might know about the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Bandai-Namco, the company that owns the rights to the franchise, has backed “Project I Can” in creating a VR experience called “Evangelion VR: The throne of Souls”, wherein users can pilot a VR Eva using an HTC Vive and a custom cockpit….

Google and HTC To Launch Standalone VR Headset

“..sustainable middle ground for buyers interested in VR..”

Microsoft Releasing Controllers for Mixed Reality

There’s one glaring omission with Microsoft’s mixed reality headset when compared to high-end virtual reality headsets: Controllers. This will soon be addressed this holiday season when Microsoft releases their mixed reality motion controllers, which looks like Oculus Touch controllers with Christmas lights attached. This is significant news because of the planned compatibility of these controllers…

Job Simulator Creator Alchemy Acquired by Google

Google has long been involved in the propagation of VR as a medium (both entertainment and utility) – notably through their efforts in pushing Google Cardboard and now, Google Daydream devices, and through the Google Earth app. Owlchemy Labs is known in the VR industry as true innovators and one of the most experienced studios…

Acer Windows 10 Headset Teased

“..”world scale” as opposed to the often bandied about “room scale” term for its other PC based competitors..”

Unigine Superposition Benchmark is VR Ready

There’s a new player in the benchmarking business, and it ain’t 3DMark. The Unigine Superposition Benchmark has been released, and it’s designed to work great on VR performance testing too. The benchmark is a departure from the start-it-and-wait competition; superposition has more than 900 objects that the user can interact with, and this interaction is…

Conan O’ Brien Reviews The Wilson’s Heart VR Game

Conan takes on the Oculus Rift exclusive “Wilson’s Heart”, and VR in general, in his mockumentary – style segment Clueless Gamer, with hilarious results. Conan O’ Brien’s late night talk show “Conan” has a segment especially appealing to me as a geek: Clueless Gamer is a segment about Conan  – who doesn’t play games and…

aGlass Eye Tracking for the HTC Vive For Release

The functional accessories for the HTC Vive continue to appear, and this next one is set to introduce much more flexibility to the headset. The aGlass Eye-tracking add-on dev kit will be available this month in China, for $220. Created by the Vive X Accelerator program grantee 7invensun, the pair of add-ons are designed to…

Esports in VR Coming This May

E-sports has long established its bona fide viability both as entertainment and source of income for e-sport athletes. And now E-sports is taking advantage of VR, in the upcoming VR tournament featuring the Oculus Rift’s spell-casting game The Unspoken. Unfortunately, the tournament is to be held only in North America, at Microsoft stores in various…

Facebook Shows Off New Surround 360 Camera Design

Facebook’s F8 event has proven to be a boon for exciting announcements, one of which is Facebook’s newly designed Surround 360 professional VR Camera. Two models were introduced – the x24, with 24 cameras arranged around a newly redesigned casing, and the smaller x6, a much more compact surround camera, with just 6 cameras. The…

Jaunt ONE Pro VR Camera To Be Available for Purchase Soon

Jaunt, Inc. is making their Jaunt One professional VR camera available for to the buying public. According to Koji Gardiner, VP of Hardware Engineering at Jaunt: “Demand for the Jaunt ONE has been unwavering since we introduced it to rental houses last summer.”  “The natural next step was to provide filmmakers the ability to own…