Wednesday, May 23, 2018
CryptoCarz: Multiplayer VR Racing Powered By Blockchain

CryptoCarz: Multiplayer VR Racing Powered By Blockchain

Attend online auctions, customize limited-edition rides, and test your skills in this blockchain-enabled VR racing experience. As blockchain-based technology continues to dominate the tech industry, it’s the Ethereum platform that’s managed to garner the most attention among developers due in large part to its  decentralized, open-source, blockchain-based distributed computing system featuring smart-contract functionality. This means…
‘Rec Room’ to Get New Battle Royale Shooter Next Month, Open Alpha Starts This Weekend

‘Rec Room’ to Get New Battle Royale Shooter Next Month, Open Alpha Starts This...

Rec Room, the free multiplatform social VR app, is getting a new multiplayer battle royale shooting game soon. Starting June 7th, you’ll be able to engage in some PUBG-style shootouts in what the developers Against Gravity dub Rec Royale. Rec Royale will pit 16 players against each other in a national park setting, including “summer camps, mountains, forests,…
Enormous, Multisensory Arena Heads To Las Vegas Strip 2020

Enormous, Multisensory Arena Heads To Las Vegas Strip 2020

Madison Square Garden Company teases an ambitious 18,000-seat venue wrapped inside a 170,000-square-foot LED sphere capable of various haptic feedback. If you’ve managed to make it out to the legendary city of sin lately, you may have noticed that gambling is on the decline. It seems as though more and more families have begun flocking…
NextVR Introduces NBA 2017-2018 MVP Highlight Reel in Virtual Reality

NextVR Introduces NBA 2017-2018 MVP Highlight Reel in Virtual Reality

NextVR, the VR video streaming platform the brings live events to headset users, is introducing the 2017-2018 season NBA MVP highlight reel on the NextVR app. The VR highlight reel brings headset users courtside with this season’s MVP favorites, including epic shots, dunks and assists of this season from MVP contenders James Harden, Lebron James,…
NBA 2017-2018 VR Highlight Reel Arrives Free On NextVR

NBA 2017-2018 VR Highlight Reel Arrives Free On NextVR

Go courtside for this season’s most incredible MVP moments in NextVR’s latest partnership with the NBA. Since its initial transition into VR content back in 2012, NextVR has become one of, if not the leading provider of live VR event broadcasts. The company has provided  immersive live streaming services for multiple high-profile clients, from the…
Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens

Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens

Google is allegedly developing a standalone augmented reality headset that aims to offer users a tethereless AR experience, German tech publication WinFuture reports. WinFuture maintains they’ve obtained documents proving the existence of the Google AR headset project, which internally carries the code name ‘A65’. The headsets is said to rely on processors built by Qualcomm, and much like…
Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two

Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two

Five new titles, generous prizes, and a more flexible tournament system could take VR eSports to new heights. Whether it’s the conventional headset technology used in Ready Player One, or the futuristic, cerebral connection featured in Sword Art Online, it seems as though the end goal for competitive esports has always been VR. So while…
Humble Bundle Spring Sale Offers up to 75% Off Top VR Titles, Ends May 24th

Humble Bundle Spring Sale Offers up to 75% Off Top VR Titles, Ends May...

Humble Bundle just started their big Spring Sale, which is now offering between 10-75% off on over 20 top VR titles. Notable games at $20 or under include Superhot VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, GORN, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Werewolves Within, and The Gallery Episodes 1 & 2. Links are below. Remember: the Humble Bundle Spring Sale…
‘Reality Portals’ Allow Real-Time Communication Between The Real World & VR

‘Reality Portals’ Allow Real-Time Communication Between The Real World & VR

SVVR’s first project under their ambitious MULTIVERSE initiative links VR with the real world via mixed reality live events. Since 2013, independent global VR community SVVR has worked tirelessly to develop a thriving global community for VR enthusiasts, developers, professionals, and entrepreneur looking to sink their teeth into immersive technology. The company recently crossed their…
Pimax to Ship Pre-production “8K” Headsets This Month, Kickstarter Version Slated for June

Pimax to Ship Pre-production “8K” Headsets This Month, Kickstarter Version Slated for June

Pimax today updated their “8K” headset Kickstarter page to announce that pre-production units of the 200 field of view headset, dubbed M1, will be shipping to a handful of closed beta testers this month. The company says 10 of the Pimax 8K testing units will go out in total, which will proceed the general launch…

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6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

With such a strong global community, we see a stream of creators building and sharing new content all the time. This week, we wanted to showcase some community projects that you may not have seen yet. Betatron Betatron is a 3D immersive puzzle game played by moving beta particles through the environment. Through the use…
Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Business CourierHere's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive salesCincinnati Business CourierCincinnati-based retail giant Macy's Inc. is turning to something more at home in Silicon Valley than the home goods section of a department store in order to drive sales: virtual reality. In a call with investors on May 16, Macy's (NYSE: M)…
Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

  Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education? Twenty years ago, computers in schools were a novelty, not a necessity. By 2014, however, one-third of students in the United States were issued mobile devices by their schools. Some might not agree with children getting access to iPads, but like it or not,…