Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard Is A Virtual Reality Headset That You Can Make Yourself

thanks to the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook, the interest in virtual reality has somewhat been rekindled, well, kind of. of course, Oculus Rift is by no means the only VR headsets being pitched around; there are actually a handful of them, but the problem is, they are either not ready for consumers or they are designed for commercial applications. bummer. but that was until now. Google seems to have answers to everything, both on and offline and at yesterday’s I/O keybote, it has announced a DIY virtual reality headset known as Google Cardboard. yes, you heard that right. DIY VR headset. i.e. one which can actually make yourself out of, you guess it, cardboard. however, that’s just part of the hardware equation, while the other part is your smartphone running on at least Android 4.2 and obviously, an app to complete your DIY virtual reality experience. Continue reading Google Cardboard Is A Virtual Reality Headset That You Can Make Yourself

Control VR Puts Virtuality Reality In Your Hands, Literally

virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus touts immersive virtual reality experience, but the only fly in the ointment is, you can’t see your hands, which kind of makes these VR headsets just ‘almost immersive’. however, an upstart known as Control VR wants to set that straight by giving you the Control VR Virtual Reality Gloves which will allow your hands to be in the VR world. these ‘gloves’ basically turn your hands into controllers, effectively allowing you to cut out mouse and keyboard as the primary controls. the virtual reality gloves are rigged with sensors all over, thus allowing the virtual world to replicate your real world fingers, hands and arms movements which in turn opens to a world of possibilities other than gaming applications. Continue reading Control VR Puts Virtuality Reality In Your Hands, Literally

KOR-FX Gaming Vest Puts Pin-pointed Haptic Feedback On Your Chest

avid first person shooter fans will know that no matter how realistic game visuals are, there is no way to be really ‘into the gaming environment’. while it is true that the audio and visual lets you know when vehicles are approaching or which direction you are being sniped at, but more often than not, you will be too immerse in the actions to even realized that. this is where KOR-FX Gaming Vest comes in. this part tactical vest, part brassiere, this innovative gaming peripheral is set to take your gaming to the next level of immersion by giving ‘jolts’ of the tactile feedback such as feeling the shot on your chest or feel the rumble of the approaching vehicle. finally, your other useful senses can be put into action to aid you in your siege for the Red flags. Continue reading KOR-FX Gaming Vest Puts Pin-pointed Haptic Feedback On Your Chest

Project Morpheus Head Mounted Display

if you ask me, first person games are considered very immersive. at least, we know we often get lost inside the game and couldn’t care less about what’s the happening around us. however, to President of SCE Worldwide Studios, Shu Yoshida, FPS is good but could be made better if virtually reality is in the mix, and hence, the birth of the Project Morpheus Head Mounted Display. obviously, that’s not going to be final product name and also, the head mounted display is still in its prototype phrase after some three years of work on it. showcased at the Game Developers Conference at Moscone Center, San Francisco, the Project Morpheus Head Mounted Display is destined for use with Playstation 4 and would set it well apart from major rival Xbox One and possibly goes head-to-head with PC’s Oculus Rift. Continue reading Project Morpheus Head Mounted Display

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift VR Headset
Oculus Rift | from US$300.00 | oculusvr.com

while some gaming fans are savoring the advanced gaming simulators available to them in the form of race car or aircraft simulator rigs, there is a group of folks working hard to develop one that will make FPS fans happy. we are not talking about complex rigs like the one that appeared on the gadget show or the Novint XIO. in fact, it is not actually a simulator but a Virtual Reality Headset. we have heard about VR all our lives but sadly, none actually did make it or impress anyone at all. basically, they just don’t cut it as far as immersive experience is concerned. Continue reading Oculus Rift