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Oculus premiered about a dozen games ahead of GDC this year, and one that stood out to me was Mage's Tale  for its distinct art style and passion in using VR to fulfill childhood fantasies of becoming a spell-casting magician....
My favorite narrative VR piece that I've seen so far this year is Rose Colored by Adam Cosco that premiered at VRLA. It's a science fiction morality tale that is asking us to look at a potential future of...
Sprint Vector is an "adrenaline platformer" racing game that relies upon a unique locomotion technique of swinging your arms in order to run through an obstacle course. It's the latest game from Raw Data developer Survios, but with a...
AxonVR was awarded US Patent No. 9,652,037 of a "whole-body human-computer interface" on May 16th, which includes an external exoskeleton as well as a generalized haptic display made out of microfluidic technology. I had a chance to demo AxonVR's...
Augmented Reality has played a huge role at the developer conferences for Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google, which is a great sign that the industry is moving towards spatially-aware computing. Microsoft is the only company to start with head-mounted...
There's an invisible cyber war that's happening between major nation states, and Zero Days VR takes you inside of it in a completely new way using virtual reality. You go on a journey into a hyper-stylized cyberspace world...
Funomena's Woorld won the 'Best AR Experience' category at the recent 2017 Google Play awards. In the game you scan your room with a Google Tango-enabled phone, and then you're encouraged to decorate your space with extremely cute art...
Testimony is one of the most profound and powerful applications of virtual reality that I've seen so far. It's an experimental documentary that captures the stories of sexual assault from five women broken up into five segments. You're completely...
Kyle Russell is on the deal & research team for venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (aka A16z) where he's focusing on investing in technologies ranging from virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, drones, and other exponential technologies like quantum computing....
Google's overarching mission is to organize all of the world's information, and so it's a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading innovators for using VR for immersive education. Google Expeditions was born out of...
Mozilla's mission statement is to ensure that the Internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all, and they've been helping to bring VR to the web for the past three years. A-Frame is an open source...
Google's mission is to organize the world's information, and so they've been long-time advocates for the open web. At Google I/O last week, the company announced that they'll soon be shipping Google Chrome for Android with WebVR, and that...
Cory Doctorow's new sci-fi book "Walkaway" is a optimistic disaster novel that imagines what society might look like if people walked away from competitive market-driven laws, norms, and technological infrastructure and into an open-source inspired, collaborative gift economy. He's...
The HoloLens is the most impressive augmented reality headset on the market today, and their developer kit is already being deployed into industries ranging from architecture, engineering, design, sales, medicine, and education. Microsoft is taking a holistic approach with...
The Microsoft Build conference starts this week, and I expect that we'll be learning more about the HoloLens as well as Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality operating system. Microsoft has been evangelizing about virtual reality the past couple of years...
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