Tag Archive | "VR"

Meet The HyperSuit: A Flying VR Installation

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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This is the Hypersuit. A VR installation that puts you into a “flying” position with arm extensions designed to drive the experience, providing motion control as if you were flying in a wing suit, or perhaps as an astronaut? It’s just one of the (I’m assuming) million VR plays at CES this year, and forms [...]

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Watch Honda’s Candy Cane Lane VR Experience

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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This holiday season, Honda created a VR experience for the sick children that couldn’t leave hospital to see the lights around their town in Orange County… So meet “Candy Cane Lane” a VR experience where kids wear Oculus headsets while a virtual Honda-branded sleigh pulls them along a snow-covered neighborhood filled with holiday lights. Watch [...]

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Introducing Bridge: A Mixed Reality Headset

Monday, December 19, 2016

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Meet Bridge, a new VR & Mixed Reality headset for your iPhone (finally!). It provides positional tracking and obstacle avoidance straight from the headset, plus un-cabled VR performance with a Unity plugin, and full mixed reality capability (most excitingly), where characters and immersive 3D environments blend into the real world around you. Check it out [...]

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The Race For The Future Of Virtual Reality

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Right now there is over $2 Trillion in market capitalisation for Virtual Reality startups, products and experiences. But who’s actually using VR and is it even worth it? Well, as Fortune Magazine highlights here, it’s deeper than you think, and beyond out typical marketing and brand focused experience conversations, VR (and the various variants of [...]

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Take A Tour Of Intel’s Virtual Reality Lab

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Intel missed the mobile revolution, but they don’t want to miss what ever becomes of the virtual reality era. And with their processing power, they have the ability to remove “The Cord” that your Oculus and HTC units have and deliver an all-in-one device that you can take anywhere… Here’s a peak into their lab. [...]

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Facebook: Social Augmented Reality Is Here

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Mark Zuckerberg this week demoed the future of Augment Reality / VR with new “Social Reality” vision that brings people to life inside their Virtual Reality experiences, connected by friends to create a social-reality type experience. Inside the experience you can do just about anything; play games, view photos, talk as if you were in [...]

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Night Fall: The World’s First 360° VR Ballet

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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With the scale of Virtual Reality content creation now allowing Art to meet Technology more often, we’re starting to see a whole new realm of VR content coming to life, and to this example, in some of the most traditional of cultural events being re-imagines through the lens of a 360° Camera. Take Night Fall. [...]

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The Martian VR Experience Case Study

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Most VR Experiences leave a lot to be desired at this early stage in their existence, but this one for 20th Century Fox’s “The Martian” helped put people inside the movie with one of the better promotional VR Experiences I’ve seen. The Martian VR challenged players with an adventure on mars, perhaps even a daring [...]

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Google Presents: National Park Hidden Worlds

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Google is ramping up mobile 360 video experiences, now you can explore some of the most amazing National Parks in the US, as you follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go. You’ll experience some of the most amazing sights, unbelievable sounds, and crazy adventures of Kenai Fjords, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, [...]

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Painting in 3D With Google’s VR Tilt Brush

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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So you’re not awesome with Photoshop, or 3D Studio Max, but want to make art? Perhaps you just want to design for the future… Well, Google’s Tilt Brush lets you paint in a 3D space with virtual reality, making what’s impossibly hard to create on a computer, look seriously easy through human movement. Now you [...]

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Google VR: The Future of 3D Animation

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Everyone is talking about how VR is the future, but to date there really hasn’t been the uptake to make that notion real. But on the commercial side, work like Google’s Daydream Labs is changing what VR can be used for… Daydream Labs has showcased a new way to create 3D animation through the use [...]

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Oculus Touch “Disc Wars” VR Game by CCP

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Remember in TRON where they start throwing electric frisbees? Well soon you’ll be able to play “Disc Wars” VR style, in a new game called “Project Arena” for the soon to be released Oculus Touch, created by the developers of “EVE Valkyrie” CCP Games. I’ll be excited to see what a multi-player mode inside this [...]

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Lockheed Martin: The VR Mars Experience Bus

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Imagine driving across an inhabited Mars? Well, Lockheed Martin did, helping children to truly believe in their own potential, by taking them further than they ever dreamed they’d go; To Mars. The Lockheed Martin Virtual Experience Bus travelled to Mars, where the windows of a bus were turned into HD screens to create a group [...]

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Magic Leap: The Future Of Mornings

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Magic Leap has been inspiring us with it’s vision for a mixed-reality headset, a very cool hardware piece that unfortunately Microsoft’s Hololens has been stealing all the headlines for, with brilliant content pieces and futuristic applications. But Magic leap want to fight back, in a slightly different way, by re-inventing how you might experience your [...]

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McDonald’s Happy Goggles: VR Happy Meal Box

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Introducing Happy Goggles. McDonald’s Sweden has launched a promotion that lets kids turn Happy Meal boxes into virtual-reality viewers. The launch of Happy Goggles coincides with the Swedish “Sportlov” recreational holiday when many families go skiing. With this in mind McDonald’s have created “Slope Stars”, a skiing based VR game which can also be played [...]

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Nokia OZO: The Virtual Reality Camera

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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And you thought Nokia was dead right? Well, they aren’t, and this new product, the OZO, might be what pulls them back into the light, with a world-leading Virtual Reality Camera. The OZO is a professional Virtual Reality Camera made for pro-storytellers and production companies, and with a price of $50,000. It’s not cheap, but [...]

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Meet The Family: A VR Short Film Experience

Sunday, November 1, 2015

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How about this VR film just for Halloween, created by the award winning production studio, Exzeb, and supported by UNIT9 Presents, have together, launched a new immersive (and slightly weird!) VR film experience that takes you on a journey into the lives and minds of a creepy, cryptic virtual family. “Meet The Family” showcases true [...]

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UNIT9: Snow Storm – A VR Game

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Introducing the new Virtual Reality game called Storm, built specifically for Oculus Rift. It comprises of an amazing, cinematic look and feel, with “Storm” providing a short and intense VR experience made by the crew at UNIT9. Players are put into a horribly awesome snow storm with just five minutes to find shelter, or they’ll [...]

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The Void: Real-World VR Gaming Spaces

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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It’s been a big week for Virtual Reality Gaming, with Zero Latency launching in Australia and The VOID getting closer to reality in the US, as people rush to launch cutting edge virtual reality gaming facilities around the world, for players who are expecting next-gen VR games. The VOID is a different type of VR [...]

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Zero Latency: Free Roam Virtual Reality Gaming

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Finally, Virtual Reality is stepping up to the plate, with a World First “Zero Latency” Free Roam, Multi-Player gaming setup in Melbourne, Australia. Using the latest Oculus Rift, and powered by Alienware backpacks, players can roam around inside a huge warehouse type structure with friends, in an immersive VR environment where they literally become the [...]

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