Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Now Available on Gear VR Concepts The Body VR

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With a week now passed since the official launch of Samsung’s mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) Gear VR, consumers can now start to make their own minds up on the technology. Undoubtedly most of the consumers who’ve purchased the headset would have been VR enthusiasts eager to get their hands on the device. And for those early adopters the Gear VR has a decent range of available titles to experience VR with. Some are full fledged titles while others are demos for people to try for free. These demos can be found in the concept section of the store, where studios are trying out ideas, and a new addition to this is The Body VR. READ MORE

Mini’s 360 Degree Films Now Available on Gear VR


Back in September 2015 VRFocus reported on the news that BMW had released two 360 degree cinematic experiences to advertise its iconic compact car, the Mini. Made available on smartphones, the videos were created to promote the company’s new Mini Connected concept, which covers a wide range of in-car entertainment that the vehicles offer, and supported the Google Cardboard DIY mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Today, those films have arrived on another mobile-based VR device, Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR. READ MORE

Epic Dragon VR Released on Gear VR Concepts Store

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Way back in early 2014, Agharta Studio a small indie team located in Lyon, France released a playable demo for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) called Epic Dragon VR. The title was based on a prototype built during a three-week virtual reality (VR) Jam organised by Oculus VR and IndieCade. Now the videogame has made its way to Samsung’s mobile HMD Gear VR, through the concepts section of the Oculus store. READ MORE

Robot Invader Talks Dead Secret, VR Development and PS4/PC Ports

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Over the past year indie developer Robot Invader has been keeping a fairly open development process going for its first virtual reality (VR) videogame, Dead Secret, which recently earned a great review at VRFocus. The team has written a number of blogs over on an official site talking about how it designed the first-person murder mystery for the technology. All of its work paid off earlier this month as Dead Secret was finally launched on the Gear VR mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD), with PlayStation 4 and PC versions planned for 2016. READ MORE

360Heros Offering Black Friday Deals


Shopping will hit fever pitch over the next few days with Black Friday deals being run by countless businesses, and Cyber Monday finishing off the weekend madness in preparation for the festive season. Taking advantage of this surge in spending will be virtual reality (VR) technology company 360Heros, which make a range of GoPro camera arrays and software. The company has announced it’ll be offering two promotions, one for today and one for Cyber Monday. READ MORE

HTC: People Will Use ‘a smaller space’ for Vive’s Room Scale Tracking

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Arguably the defining feature of the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is its Room Scale user-tracking, provided by Valve’s SteamVR system and its Lighthouse laser-based solution. The concept works by tracking a user’s movements in an area of up to 15-feet by 15-feet and having those movements then replicated within the given experience. But those with limited space shouldn’t worry about having room to use the HMD; HTC is well aware that many people will be using smaller spaces. READ MORE

FOVE Teleports Grandmother to a Wedding with Eye Tracking Controlled Robot

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One of virtual reality’s (VR’s) most promising use cases is to connect people from around the world. A glimpse of that future can already be seen in the likes of Oculus VR’s Toybox demo, where two people put on Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMDs) and use the Oculus Touch position-tracked controllers to interact with each other. Now the team behind FOVE, the crowd-funded HMD that utilises eye-tracking technology, has revealed its own unique project in which it enabled a Japanese woman to visit her grandson’s wedding in VR using a robot controlled by its eye-tracking tech. READ MORE