The Latest in Virtual Reality

Depending upon where you are in the world and the company you work with of course you may be finding yourselves heading towards the end, not of the physical year but the financial one. As such it may very well be time to take stock of your personal aims and goals and see if perhaps you want to try your talents elsewhere. New challenges, new faces, and the VR Job Hub is here as usual More >>
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
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February is almost at an end already and the virtual reality (VR) calendar shows no signs of slowing down. In the UK, VR World Congress (VRWC) is rapidly approaching, bringing over 2000 attendees from across the globe representing all fields of VR and its related industries to Bristol. Running from April 11th to the 13th, VRWC 17 is set to once again be another landmark VR expo crammed full of talks, experience, software and hardware. More >>
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
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No you're not mistaken, you're reading a Li360 on a Sunday. But this is one occasion where we've actually received some more information about a video after publishing that is actually worth a follow-up. So welcome to Life In 360° Extra – an extremely irregular addition to the VRFocus line-up. On Friday we brought you a 360 degree video from Shadow Mountain Publishing, promoting the latest book in Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series of fantasy novels. One More >>
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
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So you've downloaded Unity, one of the biggest videogame development engines in the world, used by tons of virtual reality (VR) developers to create the latest experiences. And you've made your new title and want to showcase it. You can release some screenshots to spark some interest, but one of the best ways of gaining attention is with an impressive video, whether a teaser trailer or something more elaborate. If you've been using Unity's EditorVR, More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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Saturday means another trip into the area where the world of virtual reality (VR) interesects with the world of sport, presumably represented by some sort of Venn diagram. This week in there is an incredible mix of sports – whether or not you consider them all to be one – but it is all still a bit US-dominated. VR Praised By College Football Coaches Not a week goes by without some kind of American Football related story More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
NullSpace VR are poised to launch a new haptic vest focused toward immersive, virtual reality gaming, via Kickstarter soon. The Hardlight suit integrates 16 haptic pads that allow you to feel directional impact linked to actions inside the VR experience. We're all for amping up immersion on Road to VR, via whatever means necessary frankly. But our experiences in the world of wearable haptics as a mean to do so has not been exactly stellar so More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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If you bought one of Google's Daydream View headsets, chances are you're keen for more content to launch as the device hasn't exactly been inundated with titles. That does look to be changing as earlier this week Climax Studios released Bandit Six with sequel Bandit Six: Salvo due this coming week. But there's more. Arriving in time for the weekend is Battle Planet, a rogue-like shooter from German indie studio THREAKS. The first virtual reality (VR) More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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It has been said many times, but it still bears repeating that virtual reality (VR) is not just about videogames. There are many organisations out there who are working to use the technology of VR, and other high level technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to evolve existing products and create new service solutions. One company that is using all three currently is Wecast Network, Inc (known formerly as YOU More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Training International VR's new crane simulator through its paces. While ITI has been training crane operators, riggers, and signallers for 30 years, the inclusion of VR in their training programs is a recent development. To test the effectiveness of their VR crane simulator ITI offered to let me—someone who has never operated heavy machinery in their life—spend an hour More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
HTC promised to give away 1,000 Vive Tracker dev kits in an effort to kick start an ecosystem of accessories and VR game implementations for the motion-tracked accessory. Now the company says the first shipments are on their way to developers. After receiving 2,300 applications for the Vive Tracker dev kit, HTC says the first units have been shipped. The Vive Tracker is slated to launch to consumers in Q2, though an official price and exact More >>
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

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