Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR

Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR

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Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR
The best-selling board game gets a VR adaptation this Holiday. With over 22 million copies in 30 languages sold over the past couple decades, this iconic board game is getting a modern day makeover—in virtual reality. A new version of Settlers of Catan is being developed by game studio Experiment 7 in collaboration with the […]
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‘Raw Data’ Launches out of Early Access Today, Coming to PSVR October 10th

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‘Raw Data’ Launches out of Early Access Today, Coming to PSVR October 10th
Survios’ stunning VR action game Raw Data (2017) is officially out of its long, but healthy stint on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The high-flying shooter, slicer, and high-tech beat ’em up will also be available on PlayStation VR come October 10th. Update (10/5/17): Corrected this story to indicate that the PSVR launch […]
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‘League of Legends’ and ‘Lego’ AR Experiences Coming to Android

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‘League of Legends’ and ‘Lego’ AR Experiences Coming to Android
At today’s Google hardware event in San Francisco, the company previewed various augmented reality apps built using the ARCore SDK, including a League of Legends AR map and a Lego AR model builder. ARCore is Google’s equivalent to Apple’s ARKit – supported by their new flagship Pixel 2 smartphone, and coming to many other high-end […]
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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR

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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR
The legendary rock band will livestream their Colorado concert with customizable options for VR users. Matchbox Twenty is a band infamous for not only their stellar rock music, but also their desire to experiment and innovate. Now the Florida-based rock group is pushing the boundaries even further with a concert live-streamed in VR that allows […]
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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2

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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2
Stranger Things AR stickers and League of Legends AR are coming too. Last year Google showed us their commitment to VR, unveiling a Daydream View VR headset, Daydream platform, and Pixel phone. Now exactly a year later, Google is back again with VR updates and an additional focus on augmented reality (AR). New Pixel & […]
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‘The Exorcist’ Episodic VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive & PSVR This Month

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‘The Exorcist’ Episodic VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive & PSVR This Month
Just in time for Halloween, The Exorcist franchise is getting an episodic VR horror adventure, with the first two chapters due in October. Called The Exorcist: Legion VR, the experience promises to let you finally take part in what the creators call “a variety of increasingly disturbing exorcisms” across a five-chapter narrative. Created by Wolf & Wood, the minds behind A Chair In […]
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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’

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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’
‘I Am Rohingya’ shines on a light on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Virtual reality’s ability to influence users on an emotional level by immersing them in new worlds and situations has made it the perfect tool for documentarians looking to further impact their audiences. Being able to place users directly into the shoes […]
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‘The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone’ Coming to PSVR, Ep. 1 Under Consideration

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‘The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone’ Coming to PSVR, Ep. 1 Under Consideration
As VR gamers on PC look forward to the release of The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone, launching October 18th, PSVR should be excited too; developer Cloudhead Games is working on a PSVR version of Heart of the Embertsone, and is also considering porting the first episode in the series, Call of the Starseed […]
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‘Rec Room’ is Coming Soon to PSVR, Applications for Beta Testing Now Open

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‘Rec Room’ is Coming Soon to PSVR, Applications for Beta Testing Now Open
Rec Room (2016), the popular social VR app for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is coming soon to PlayStation VR. Production studio Against Gravity announced Rec Room‘s PSVR release via the PSVR reddit page, saying that the game is slated to arrive by the end of this year. Rec Room offers a slew of active social games using […]
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Rec Room Is Coming To PSVR With Cross-Platform Play

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Rec Room Is Coming To PSVR With Cross-Platform Play
Rec Room is widely considered to be one of the best examples of social VR right now. Launched in Early Access on Vive last year and then later arriving on Rift, the game allows friends to meet up online and play different games together. Think of it as a sort of virtual leisure center. Now […]
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HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers

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HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers
Viveport celebrates it’s first birthday with holiday benefits for committed developers. With the holidays just around the corner everyone is starting to get into the giving spirit. This includes HTC, who despite selling its Pixel smartphone team to Google last week is now giving 100% of its holiday app revenue directly to Vive developers. Normally […]
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Can You Fall in Love in VR?

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Can You Fall in Love in VR?
That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. The collaborators behind the project were inspired to use the high-tech medium of VR as a means to reintroduce a timeless aspect of human life: romance. It was a 2015 New […]
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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China
When the smash-hit mobile gaming application Pokémon GO swept the globe last summer, the disruptive potential of augmented reality (AR) was thrust into the spotlight. It became the fastest game ever to reach $600 million in revenue, which it did in just a few months. While time has taken some of the fizz out of […]
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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers
Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, and […]
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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year

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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year
LEGO continues the VR theme park trend with new VR attractions at parks. There’s no such as thing as too much LEGO content. Three movies and several video game tie-ins later and the world is still clamoring for more of that sweet plastic magic that made all our childhoods memorable ones. Of course true fans […]
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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64
The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the […]
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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented
‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios, […]
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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience
The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers […]
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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus
This is likely the name of HTC’s standalone VR headset coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions […]
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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR
The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth, letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. A favorite app for many, Earth VR lets you fly over a city, stand on top of the highest peaks, or just casually walk down the […]
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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home
The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. For years IKEA has been making it insanely easy for its millions of customers to furnish their homes, offices and studios with colorful furniture and affordable appliances. Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an […]
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Apple Reveals Short List of AR Apps Coming to App Store This Month

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Apple Reveals Short List of AR Apps Coming to App Store This Month
With ARKit in the wild for a few months now, Apple’s special iPhone 8 event was the place to announce the coming wave of augmented reality apps. Senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took the stage to introduce a few apps coming to the App Store later this month, which left us wanting more. Calling […]
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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience

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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience
Lyle Becker has lived many lives in his 100 years. He flew C-46 Commando transport planes in WWII, spent a quarter-century as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, later worked as an air traffic controller—and along the way had six children with his wife of 70 years. But recently, at Intel’s campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, […]
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Pimax 8K & 5K VR Headsets Coming to Kickstarter Later This Month

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Pimax 8K & 5K VR Headsets Coming to Kickstarter Later This Month
Pimax, the China-based VR headset manufacturer, just released a preview of their Kickstarter page for its new 8K and 5K VR headsets. The company mentions at very least that the delivery date for their lowest reward tier will arrive sometime this month, lending credence to the rumored September 19th launch date. To be frank, the Pimax headsets […]
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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration

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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration
Your favorite VR painting app gets an update with Blocks objects and much more. Two months ago Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool that enabled anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with little modeling experience required. Objects you create in Blocks may seem simple, but as you spend more time in the app, […]
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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: […]
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Q&A: Settlers of Catan Is Ready For Virtual Reality

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Q&A: Settlers of Catan Is Ready For Virtual Reality
One of the world’s most beloved board games is coming to virtual reality — and a group of designers who want to make the worlds we find inside our Oculus Rifts and Samsung Gears the next place for us to gather and play on magical tables. On Friday at the PAX game and culture fan […]
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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November

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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November
The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November. Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? If you do then you no doubt have fond memories of cruising through gorgeous post-war LA as you […]
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Rockstar Announces LA Noire: The VR Case Files For Vive Coming This November

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Rockstar Announces LA Noire: The VR Case Files For Vive Coming This November
Today Rockstar Games is officially announcing a VR spin-off of its PS3/Xbox 360 open world detective adventure game, LA Noire. The virtual reality edition will be titled LA Noire: The VR Case Files and is expected to arrive for HTC Vive this holiday season on November 14, 2017. On this date the original is also […]
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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks
In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017. In the past couple of weeks alone, the company announced an AR integration in Find the Force, put Jedi powers in […]
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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop
The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when you […]
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