Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

CrazyBunch Brings Break-A-Brick to Gear VR

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Indie developer CrazyBunch is making its virtual reality (VR) debut this week. Fans might know the studio for its work on the likes of Anna’s Quest, Memore, and Splits Great Journey. However, for its first VR release, the developer has created a new version of its Android puzzle shooter, Break-A-Brick. The title is now available for download on the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Hover Junkers Dev Launches Look Both Ways for Gear VR

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Stress Level Zero is a name that virtual reality (VR) fans may have heard of in the past few weeks. Last month saw the developer announce Hover Junkers, a brand new first-person experience that’s on its way to the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). You may assume that this is the developer’s first VR title, but that isn’t quite the case. The team has this week launched Look Both Ways, a brand new title for the Gear VR mobile HMD. READ MORE

Oculus VR’s Gamescom Line-up Revealed

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It’s been just under two months since E3 2015 now and the videogame industry is ready to move onto its next big event; Gamescom. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) may not be hosting its usual press conference this year, instead opting to hold one later on at Paris Games Week in October, but virtual reality (VR) fans still have plenty to look forward to. Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR will be there for starters, showcasing the consumer version of the device. Now, with a week to go until the show’s start, Oculus VR has revealed its line-up. READ MORE

LinkVR Reveals Prototype Virtual Reality Camera

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With all the industry buzz around creating virtual reality (VR) content, and new pieces of hardware being revealed on an almost weekly basis it can be difficult keeping up with a technology that hasn’t really officially launched yet. But content is key for when the head-mounted displays (HMD) are launched over the next twelve months and 360 degree VR video will play an important role, which is why company’s like LinkVR who have just revealed images on Twitter of its prototype VR camera FOCUS will play an important role. READ MORE

Valve Launches New VR Interface for HTC Vive, the Dashboard

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At its pre-E3 event back in July 2015 Oculus VR revealed Oculus Home, a central interface for using the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that allows players to purchase content, access their library and more. It’s only natural to expect Valve, the company working with HTC to release the upcoming HTC Vive, to deliver something similar for its SteamVR-supported HMDs. Of course, the company already has the ideal interface in Steam itself. This week, Valve has released a new way to interact with Steam in VR; the Dashboard. READ MORE

Object Theory Talks Developing for HoloLens and More

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While most virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) now have a release window within the next 12 months, it feels like Microsoft’s mixed reality (MR) kit, HoloLens, is still a long way out. The device, which allows users to see and interact with holograms, was revealed as recently as January 2015 and is yet to have its own release window attached to it. That made it somewhat surprising when start up Object Theory announced itself to be a HoloLens-exclusive developer a few weeks back. READ MORE

Google Cardboard Being Utilised By QUT for Prospective Students

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Virtual reality (VR) is being used to promote a variety of different industries from cars to housing, and universities in particular are using the technology to entice students to their campuses. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has been using Google Cardboard to entice prospective students by creating a VR experience showing off the Brisbane skyline and international landmarks. READ MORE