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New VR Short Film SONAR Released

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Virtual reality (VR) movies are set to be big business in the future. Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR proved as much earlier in the year when it announced its film-dedicated division Oculus Story Studio. But the technology is still a long way off from allowing viewers to watch hours-long stories in one sitting, making short films the best type of experience for VR video right now. Now a new VR short film has been revealed in the form of SONAR, which is currently available for the Oculus Rift. A trailer for the experience can be seen below. READ MORE

HoloLens to Cost ‘Significantly More than a Games Console’

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Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, a head-mounted display (HMD) that can overlay ‘holograms’ onto real-world objects, has been impressing technology enthusiasts since its reveal in January of this year. With on-board processing capabilities the consumer model of the device was never going to be cheap, but now it seems that a ballpark figure has been revealed. READ MORE

Froniter Developments Testing Elite: Dangerous Mac and PC Cross-Play, Screenshot Revealed

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Elite: Dangerous launched on PC back in December 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Since its release, many fans have been waiting on the promised Mac version of the title. Creator Frontier Developments has been making strides with this edition in recent weeks, launching a Mac beta to prepare the build for a full release in the future. Now the developer is testing out one of the Mac version’s key features; cross-play with the PC edition. A new screenshot below proves it. READ MORE

VR Jam Spotlight: Narwhal Catch Donut Lets Players Do Just That

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Virtual reality (VR) allows users to become entirely different people, living out lives very different to their own. But the technology isn’t limited to humans; some developers are using VR to transform players into animals. Adopted from Clockwork Demons, for example, casts players as a dog that observes and influences the lives of its owners. Now indie developer Nick Lowe has revealed another title that allows players to become an animal, though it’s in a very different tone than what’s been seen before. READ MORE

Plugged Gets New Gameplay Trailer

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This week saw the launch of a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Plugged, a new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame from indie developer Endtimes Studio. The team is hoping to raise £20,000 GBP towards the development of this title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Also released is a brand new gameplay trailer for Plugged, which can currently be seen below. READ MORE

Relax, Unwind, Change The World In Oculus Mobile Jam Title Perihelion

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Continuing the wide variety of entries into the Oculus Mobile Jam is Perihelion, a new relaxation tool for the Samsung Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). Created in Unity by American duo Jason Seip and Vance Soulders, the pair have developed Perihelion as a biofeedback experience where your physical state noticeably alters the world around you. READ MORE