Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Aliens Descent On Orange, Lets You Free Roam, Slay Virtual Aliens

On ALIEN Day, April 26, Aliens will descent on The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, California. There, you up to three others, will be able to roam the creepy world of Aliens in tether-free VR experience. Make no mistake, though. This isn’t your typical VR experience. With ALIEN: DESCENT, it is free-roaming, which means you and your squad will be moving through the virtual world without the burden of PC backpacks or restriction of cables. The only things you’d be wearing will be special wireless VR headset and motion-tracking sensors on your arms and legs. Continue reading Aliens Descent On Orange, Lets You Free Roam, Slay Virtual Aliens

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

I wonder how much VR headset is reaping in for companies who make them. I mean, unlike gadgets like say, headphones, you know the market is out there, but a VR headset seems more like a luxury than necessity. What I am trying say, the traction isn’t there compared to staple gadgets. Anyways, it appears that HTC is firm believer that VR is the future, or rather, it is the company’s future. Back at this year’s CES in January, the Taiwanese handset maker unveiled a Pro version of its Vive VR headset, which it called HTC Vive Pro HMD. A couple months on (or March 19, to be exact), it has disclosed the price and announced that pre-order has kicked off. Continue reading HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

When it comes creating compelling documentaries, National Geographic, AKA NatGeo, is known to not spare expenses and the upcoming feature documentary, One Strange Rock, narrated by actor/rapper Will Smith, is no exception. The yellow border media company has collaborated with New York City-based Tomorrow Lab and McCann to develop “Space Projection Helmets” that would enable another entirely new form of virtual reality experience. Continue reading NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

Yaw VR Is A Fully Functional VR Motion Simulator That Costs Just $890

If you are into VR gaming, especially VR games that involve driving or flying, well, this is the VR motion simulator you want in your life: Yaw VR Compact Portable Motion Simulator. Before you shy away and making excuses saying that you don’t have tens of thousands, or the space to accommodate one, you have know that you don’t have insanely rich or a massive house to own Yaw VR. As the product name implies, it is compact and portable, making it placement possible just about anywhere. However, what the product name didn’t tell is, it is probably the most affordable VR motion simulator we have seen thus far, costing as low as $890. Continue reading Yaw VR Is A Fully Functional VR Motion Simulator That Costs Just $890

ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

Until Wii came along, the idea of video gaming is akin to gluttony. Except in gaming, you don’t devour food, well, maybe not as much. Certainly, you won’t be jamming your guts with food beyond its capacity. In other words, you get no exercise, except for your fingers and that obviously, is very unhealthy and not desirable. But with the ICAROS, gaming becomes so much more. ICAROS is like a gaming simulator of sort, with virtual reality in the mix. Instead of letting your fingers do all the legwork, so to speak, ICAROS requires your entire body to work to play the game. Continue reading ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

Up to this point, we have accepted that virtual reality equals to a block of gadget slapped across our eyes, but really, that need not be the case, not if LUCI can help it. Introducing the LUCI immers Immersion-on-Demand VR Headset. OK. Maybe it does not look like one (a headset). It is more like glasses. In fact, LUCI did not specifically said that it is a headset, neither did it say it is a pair of goggles or glasses; it is just Immersion-on-Demand. That is. In a way, a weighty headset makes you remember that you are not as immersive as it should, but with the LUCI immers it is lightweight enough (that’s mere 185g, btw) to make you forget that you have a gadget across your eyes. Continue reading LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses

There is no lack of VR video camera, but to date, the so-called VR video, which rightfully should allow you to view in immersive 360-degree, is recorded with a camera with either a single lens or duo lenses camera. There’s really nothing wrong with it, really, however, a South Korean startup believe it shouldn’t be the case. TwoEyes Tech believes that 360 VR video should be recorded as how human eyes see, i.e with two eyes and it has the device that does exactly that. Continue reading TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses

USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

Fans of Final Fantasy franchise will have their fantasy come true starting January 19 when Universal Studios Japan’s new ride called Final Fantasy XR Ride opens for business. It won’t be in business for long, however. It will be a limited time ride introduced as part of Universal Studios Japan’s annual Cool Japan event. Now, you may be wondering: how the hell USJ built a ride and only to end it six months later on June 24? Well, the answer is simple (and a hint of the future of theme parks): it is not quite a physical ride design from the ground up; it is essentially the Space Fantasy – The Ride introduced in 2010, but given a theme change by the power of VR headsets. Continue reading USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

After years in the making, the much anticipated mixed reality device, Magic Leap One, is finally going to be available soon – in 2018, but only to developers first. I guess at least it is a start. The setup include a somewhat steampunk-ish goggles (the headset), a controller called, well, ‘control’, and a small, waist-worn hardware unit (the brain). The goggles will be customizable to the wearer’s face and it would likely support prescription lenses for the benefit of those who have myopia. In addition, it will get four built-in microphones, high-end but really tiny speakers at the temples for recreating spatial sound, and an array of cameras for tracking in real-time. Continue reading Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

A Startup Wants To Add Real Wind Into Your Virtual Reality Experience

Since the realization of virtual reality headset, the pursuit for even more immersion never cease. Companies and individuals each have their own take of immersion which results in VR backpack PC, realistic VR rifle, treadmill-like contraption to simulate walking, and even vest that lets you feel the shots when you are unfortunately enough to be shot at. And today, we heard a startup called Weasel Labs has yet another idea of immersion and that is to put wind in the mix. That’s right. Wind. ZephVR, as it is called, are really just a pair of 40 mm fans designed to attach to any VR headset. With ZephVR slapped on, it will synchronize with VR events and trigger wind-in-your-face experience as and when appropriate. Sorry to say this, but this is actually really quirky. Continue reading A Startup Wants To Add Real Wind Into Your Virtual Reality Experience