CES 2015 Marks the Arrival of Consumer VR – Road to VR Will be There!

CES 2015 Marks the Arrival of Consumer VR – Road to VR Will be There!

Another year, another Internaional CES. But as the rapid growth of the VR industry shows no signs of abating, we look at the signs that mean 2015 will be the year VR heads to people's homes. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets Biggest Discount Yet Just Before the Holidays

News Bits: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets Biggest Discount Yet Just Before the Holidays

Samsung's powerful Galaxy Note 4 is the only phone compatible with the company's recently launched Gear VR headset. After a Thanksgiving sale saw the price on the three major U.S. carriers come down to $199 before returning to $299, Verizon and Sprint have dropped their Note 4 prices down to $149 just in time for the holidays, while AT&T's Note 4 comes down to $269. … Read the full article …

Behind the Scenes with Littlstar, Panoramic Video For All

Behind the Scenes with Littlstar, Panoramic Video For All

Littlstar, a new 360 degree video-sharing network, wants to put their YouTube-like platform in the hands of anyone with a cardboard (or plastic) VR headset. Considering the recent appearance of some astonishingly well-funded competition, we reached out to the company's founder and CEO, Tony Mugavero, to see how he plans on making this a reality. … Read the full article …

Proton Pulse Debuts First Full Release on Android for Google Cardboard

Proton Pulse Debuts First Full Release on Android for Google Cardboard

Proton Pulse has been a well known name in virtual reality since the early days of the Oculus Rift VR headset. After a successful Kickstarter in 2013 followed by a mysterious cancellation and refund to backers, there was a time when it seemed that Proton Pulse would never see the light of day. Now, the pulse pounding VR arcade title launches for the first time in full on Android for Google Cardboard and other VR smartphone adapters. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep.88): Introducing OpenGear, A Gear VR Alternative, By Developer Mark Schramm

Rev VR Podcast (Ep.88): Introducing OpenGear, A Gear VR Alternative, By Developer Mark Schramm

As a developer, one of the most difficult challenges is getting your hands on the actual hardware you are developing for. Samsung's Gear VR is slowly trickling out to non-US countries, but it may be months before some folks see it. What if there was a cheap, easily built alternative? Now there is, and Mark Schramm is making it happen. … Read the full article …

Rothenberg Ventures ‘River’ VR Accelerator to Invest $1 Million Across 10 Startups, Apply Now

Rothenberg Ventures ‘River’ VR Accelerator to Invest $1 Million Across 10 Startups, Apply Now

Today Rothenberg Ventures has announced the launch of the first VR accelerator, 'River', created to jumpstart early-stage companies working on exciting virtual reality projects. To start, Rothenberg Ventures plans to invest $1 million across 10 companies, and they're accepting applications starting today. … Read the full article …

First Look: Coldplay’s Virtual Reality Concert ‘Ghost Stories’ Shot by NextVR

First Look: Coldplay’s Virtual Reality Concert ‘Ghost Stories’ Shot by NextVR

NextVR, a company focusing on live-broadcast 360 degree 3D VR video, has recently announced the first piece of content that they will publically release: Colplay's Ghost Stories Virtual Reality Concert Experience. The company will start by releasing a VR video clip from the popular single A Sky Full of Stars which will soon be available on Samsung Gear VR, followed later by the full concert in VR. … Read the full article …

Hands On with ‘Radial G’ Steam Early Access Demo (60 FPS Gameplay Video)

Hands On with ‘Radial G’ Steam Early Access Demo (60 FPS Gameplay Video)

Tammeka games, the UK based creators of "high-octane multi-player sci-fi racer" Radial-G, have made it to Steam via the Greenlight program. To celebrate, the team have released an 'early access' demo which includes new tracks and ships. We take it for a spin in VR. … Read the full article …

Sony Morpheus Development – ‘Vanguard V’ Dev Shares Perspective

Sony Morpheus Development – ‘Vanguard V’ Dev Shares Perspective

With the Gear VR and Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype currently in the spotlight, it shouldn't be forgotten that Sony's PS4 VR headset, Project Morpheus, is still brewing in the background. Development kits are out in the wild and work has already begun on bringing VR to Sony's console. One developer wielding the white and glowing headset is Justin Moravetz of Zero Transform. Known for the VR titles Proton Pulse and Vanguard V, Moravetz shares his perspective on developing for Project … Read the full article …

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused primarily on military applications. The event was called I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) and was touted as the “world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference”. … Read the full article …

First Public Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Demo Provokes Extreme Reactions at SVVR (Video)

First Public Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Demo Provokes Extreme Reactions at SVVR (Video)

Attendees to one of the longest running VR meetups around, the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality event, had an extra special treat in store for them this thanksgiving as Oculus dropped by with their latest feature prototype, the Crescent Bay. This video captures some of the demo recipient's reactions. … Read the full article …

3 Insights for New Gear VR Developers from the Creator of ‘Darknet’

3 Insights for New Gear VR Developers from the Creator of ‘Darknet’

With Samsung's Gear VR now out in the wild, yet more developers will be inspired to get started with mobile VR development. While there are many parallels to regular mobile development, there's also unfamiliar challenges to tackle. To help new developers get a head start, we asked E McNeil, developer of the Gear VR launch title, Darknet, to share what he's learned. … Read the full article …

NewRetroArcade Version 2 is Out, Now With Support for SNES, NES, and MAME

NewRetroArcade Version 2 is Out, Now With Support for SNES, NES, and MAME

Version 2 of the '80s inspired NewRetroArcade is out, now offering an even wider selection of '80s and '90s emulated titles. The developers, DigitalCyberCherries, haven't just swapped a few cabinets in the reminiscently dingy virtual arcade though, but have actually added support for yet more emulators including SNES, NES, and MAME to their already impressive list of vintage video games. See Also: Review: ‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Must-play Homage to Video Game Culture Old and New Every … Read the full article …

4 New 3D 360 Videos from Jaunt, Including ‘Jack White: Third-D’ and ‘The Hobbit’

4 New 3D 360 Videos from Jaunt, Including ‘Jack White: Third-D’ and ‘The Hobbit’

Jaunt VR are seemingly working overtime to make up for their months running in stealth mode. A veritable flood of content is ushering forth from the company that's specialising in producing and distributing stereoscopic 3D, 360 videos for VR. They've just released a further 4 mini-experiences, available for download now. … Read the full article …

Reigniting the Passion: Putting Veterans Back in the Pilot’s Seat With VR

Reigniting the Passion: Putting Veterans Back in the Pilot’s Seat With VR

There's something magical about flying, an almost legendary energy that taps into the fundamental will of all humans to be free -- to control our own destiny in the face of certain peril. That's how I imagine it to be anyway, because like most of us, I've been an airline coach-jockey my entire life, where courage is in dealing with the mundanities of confronting a space neither sufficient for my own legs, nor my Palmer Luckey-esque fits of hand flailing that subsequently result from having to … Read the full article …