‘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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Tripp Raises $4 Million For Mood-altering Virtual Reality Experiences

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Tripp Raises $4 Million For Mood-altering Virtual Reality Experiences
A lot of people say that virtual reality will blow your mind. And that’s the point of Tripp, which has raised $4 million to make a VR experience that will alter your mood and your mind. Mayfield Fund led the round and contributed most of the funds for the startup, which is working on “transformative […]
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TRIPP Raises $4 Million to Develop ‘Mood Altering’ VR Experiences

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TRIPP Raises $4 Million to Develop ‘Mood Altering’ VR Experiences
Los Angeles-based VR software development company TRIPP has announced a $4 million Series A round investment lead by venture capital firm Mayfield. TRIPP describe themselves as “mood architects”, aiming to create VR software that improves mindfulness. Many types of VR experiences already function as powerful forms of escapism, but TRIPP believes their approach to creating […]
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Nintendo Still Not Ready For VR, Not Enough “Truly Fun” Experiences

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Nintendo Still Not Ready For VR, Not Enough “Truly Fun” Experiences
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO, took the stage Thursday at Variety’s Entertainment and Tech Summit to discuss the company’s immediate future, including the likely (and entirely predictable) shortage of Nintendo Switch this holiday season. According to Fils-Aime, who spoke briefly about the company’s plans for VR, there still isn’t any reason for Nintendo to […]
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“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says

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“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says
Microsoft today announced that 343 Industries, the studio tasked with overseeing the Halo franchise, will be creating Halo-themed experiences for the company’s lineup of VR headsets. The information, revealed by HoloLens’ chief inventor and ‘Mixed Reality’ project lead Alex Kipman, comes alongside the news that Microsoft’s VR headsets and controller bundles will be launching this holiday season for […]
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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences
First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides. The technology claims to offer the rider genuine interactivity and ‘complete agency’ over the experience, including real-time control of the motion profile. Theme parks […]
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6 VR Experiences Nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards, Oculus Receives Multiple Nominations

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6 VR Experiences Nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards, Oculus Receives Multiple Nominations
The 69th Emmy Awards nominations are out, and while it’s true the Emmys were created to recognize excellence in the television industry, virtual reality as a medium has been lauded with six total nominations this year, three of which are thanks to content created by Oculus. There isn’t an official ‘VR’ section of the Emmys, rather the nominations […]
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Three Original VR Experiences Snag 2017 Emmy Noms

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Three Original VR Experiences Snag 2017 Emmy Noms
VR continues to make its way into the mainstream. This morning, the Television Academy announced nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, and among the number were three VR experiences in the “Outstanding Original Interactive Program” category: Dear Angelica (Oculus Story Studio), Mission:ISS (Magnopus), and The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack And Michelle Obama (Felix & Paul Studios). […]
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VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

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VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC
VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. They have three floors with 55 different VR experiences, and they’re using an all-you-eat buffet business model of paying $39–$49 to have unlimited access to play all of the available experiences. […]
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VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

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VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC
VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. They have three floors with 55 different VR experiences, and they’re using an all-you-eat buffet business model of paying $39–$49 to have unlimited access to play all of the available experiences. […]
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‘The Walking Dead’ Enters VR With a Horde of Upcoming Experiences

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‘The Walking Dead’ Enters VR With a Horde of Upcoming Experiences
The popular series heads to VR with multiple experiences based on the zombie-infested universe.   First a stellar comic book series, then a breakout hit television show, The Walking Dead has no shortage of beautifully-crafted content to devour (pun very much intended). Now the gritty zombie drama is looking to petrify fans on a whole new level […]
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Nomadic Raises $6 Million To Deliver Location-Based VR Experiences

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Nomadic Raises $6 Million To Deliver Location-Based VR Experiences
On June 12th the popular brand Nomadic, a firm that provides location-based VR adventures, reportedly has raised $6 million for the studio. Nomadic plans to invest the money in expanding the market and the developing their platform. Nomadic technologies allow people to try VR content by physically being present in an environment created by Nomadic. […]
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Intel Teams Up With Linkin Park For New VR experiences

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Intel Teams Up With  Linkin Park For New VR experiences
During the E3 event, the global tech-company Intel is pleased to disclose its new plans in order to improve VR and PC-gaming activities. The firm has made know about a number of cooperations with Ready At Dawn Studios, Oculus and ESL, aiming to contribute the progress of VR e-sports. Intel has also expanded its 15-year […]
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VR Experiences For Unlocking Your Inner Teenage Angst

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VR Experiences For Unlocking Your Inner Teenage Angst
Simulate the thrills of being a teenager in 2017 with Fidget Spinners & water bottle-flipping in VR. Over the past couple of years virtual reality has developed into an integral tool in the development of immersive simulation experiences. Whether it’s replicating real-life emergency room scenarios for trauma doctors or accurately portraying the stresses of a […]
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How VR Experiences Influence Consumer Buying Decisions

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How VR Experiences Influence Consumer Buying Decisions
There is no doubt in our mind that in the next couple of years we will see the virtual reality industry continue to grow at an unbelievable rate. The value of the industry is set to rise from 1.9 Billion Dollars (2016) to over 20 Billion Dollars! So with that amount of money being projected […]
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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future

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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future
Pretty soon, real life will be stranger than fiction when it comes to bringing the great inventions of science fiction and games into technology. Kim Pallister, the director of Intel’s virtual reality center of excellence, moderated a fireside chat about that topic with science fiction writer Austin Grossman at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, […]
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Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and Mobile

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Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and Mobile
As virtual reality approaches mainstream consumer use, a vibrant development ecosystem has emerged in the past few years. This hands-on guide takes you through VR development essentials for desktop, mobile, and browser-based applications. You’ll explore the three go-to platforms—OculusVR, Gear VR, and Cardboard VR—as well as several VR development environments, programming tools, and techniques. If […]
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Celebrate May The 4th With These Star Wars VR Experiences

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Celebrate May The 4th With These Star Wars VR Experiences
Star Wars Day is back and this year we’re spending it in VR. It’s that time of year again! The day we all stop what we’re doing and take the time to appreciate one of the most important influences on our collective lives. I’m talking of course about Star Wars. May the 4th is the […]
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Celebrate May The 4th With These Star Wars VR Experiences

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Celebrate May The 4th With These Star Wars VR Experiences
Star Wars Day is back and this year we’re spending it in VR. It’s that time of year again! The day we all stop what we’re doing and take the time to appreciate one of the most important influences on our collective lives. I’m talking of course about Star Wars. May the 4th is the […]
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The 9 Best Star Wars VR Experiences We’ve Seen So Far

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The 9 Best Star Wars VR Experiences We’ve Seen So Far
Science fiction and virtual reality go together like medieval fantasy and LARPing. Two intergalactic peas in a space pod, if you will. So naturally, the popularity of the latest and greatest form of interactive entertainment – VR headsets – means it was only natural that one of the largest and beloved sci-fi properties on the planet […]
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Starbreeze Reveals New StarVR Experiences At Today’s Acer Event

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Starbreeze Reveals New StarVR Experiences At Today’s Acer Event
The Next@Acer event serves as an opportunity for Acer to show off new upcoming hardware and software in development with partners. Starbreeze studios’ influence continues to be peppered throughout the virtual reality industry and they took the stage during Acer’s event to show off some new content for their StarVR headset, a piece of hardware […]
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Learn How To Create Amazing VR Experiences In 10 Weeks

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Learn How To Create Amazing VR Experiences In 10 Weeks
Do you want a career in virtual and augmented reality? At Upload, we believe in practical education that prepares you for the real world. Our skills-based learning approach includes a focus on maximizing learning retention, exposure to real client projects and programs to help you build a powerful professional network. Starting May 15, we will […]
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Facebook’s ‘360 Capture SDK’ Lets Shoot and Share VR Experiences

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Facebook’s ‘360 Capture SDK’ Lets Shoot and Share VR Experiences
Facebook announced its “360 Capture SDK” for Rift during F8 event on 19th of April, 2017. The toolkit allows users to shoot videos/images in VR which they can share with other people. It allows capturing a videos/ images during a gameplay utilizing Rift VR helmet or when recording a 360-degree video. The stitching program gives […]
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Watch: Video Calling, 3D Drawing, and Shared Experiences Inside Facebook’s Social VR App

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Watch: Video Calling, 3D Drawing, and Shared Experiences Inside Facebook’s Social VR App
Oculus says that Facebook’s newly released social VR app, Facebook Spaces, “takes some of the best features of Facebook and brings them into your VR space,” but it also lets you do new things that you could never do on Facebook before. These three videos show some of Facebook Spaces’ most interesting features. Facebook Spaces launched […]
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