Getting Traditional Filmmakers to Think ‘Outside the Frame’ for Cinematic VR

Getting Traditional Filmmakers to Think ‘Outside the Frame’ for Cinematic VR

As more cinematic VR content emerges from early pioneers, traditional filmmakers are starting to catch on to the massive potential that virtual reality holds for immersive storytelling. However, the 'flat screen' is a very mature medium, one which has conventions that have been honed over more than a decade. Filming cinematic VR content, on the other hand, requires filmmakers to play by a new rulebook. … Read the full article …

Nimble Sense Nears End of Kickstarter Campaign, Reaches First $120,000 Stretch Goal

Nimble Sense Nears End of Kickstarter Campaign, Reaches First $120,000 Stretch Goal

Nimble Sense, the hand tracking controller designed to work with head mounted displays, has surpassed its first stretch goal of $120,000, nearly doubling its base funding goal of $62,500. With only a few days left until the crowdfunding campaign closes, the team behind the mountable sensor are undoubtedly rubbing their virtual hands together in anticipation of what comes next after such a successful Kickstarter -- and for backers, that means getting a few more dials to play with that could … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Detailed Review: Part One – Design Comparison to Oculus Rift DK2

Samsung Gear VR Detailed Review: Part One – Design Comparison to Oculus Rift DK2

We've been fortunate to get our hands on the highly anticipated Samsung Gear VR headset and we've got a full breakdown of the unit's in's and out's. This is one you don't want to miss. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 87): Gear VR Release with Ritchie D and Ben Lang

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 87): Gear VR Release with Ritchie D and Ben Lang

Well, it's finally here! After much anticipation, Samsung and Oculus have finally made their Gear VR headset available for purchase. I took the opportunity to sit down with Ben Lang, editor and chief of Road to VR, and Ritchie Djamhur, well-known gadget YouTuber, to talk about the release and the many facets of Gear VR. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Unboxing, Handy Carry Case Included (video)

Samsung Gear VR Unboxing, Handy Carry Case Included (video)

Today is the day that essentially the first consumer VR headset launched in the last decade becomes available. That headset is Samsung's Gear VR, created in collaboration with Oculus. Join us for an unboxing of this impressive device. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Now Officially Available in the US, Launches Internationally ‘Early 2015′

Samsung Gear VR Now Officially Available in the US, Launches Internationally ‘Early 2015′

After over months of rumours and an official unveiling at IFA 2014 just 3 months ago, Samsung's Note 4 based VR Headset Gear VR is now finally available to buy. … Read the full article …

Gear VR Preview: Installing and Using Apps in Oculus Home with Ritchie Djamhur

Gear VR Preview: Installing and Using Apps in Oculus Home with Ritchie Djamhur

Last week Ritchie Djamhur shared with us his thoughts on experiencing movies using Samsung's soon-to-be-launched VR Headset, Gear VR. He's back again, this time with a video walk-through on managing apps for the virtual reality headset as well as some settings and features of special note. … Read the full article …

First ADR1FT Trailer Shows Dazzling Visuals, Tense Gameplay

First ADR1FT Trailer Shows Dazzling Visuals, Tense Gameplay

Developer Three One Zero has released the first trailer for its 'astronaut in peril' title ADR1FT, which also promises ground-up Oculus Rift support. Debuting at the Video Game Awards this year, it looks pretty special too. … Read the full article …

New ‘Sightline: The Chair’ Gets ’3DCeption’ Binaural Audio, Developer Discusses VR Audio

New ‘Sightline: The Chair’ Gets ’3DCeption’ Binaural Audio, Developer Discusses VR Audio

One of the busiest developers on the scene right now, Tomáš Mariančík (aka Frooxius), has just released a new version of his hit VR experience 'Sightline: The Chair' with added integration with 3DCeption, a "real-time binaural synthesis engine". We asked him for his thoughts on 3DCeption and the importance of convincing positional audio in VR. … Read the full article …

New Apple Job Listing Seeks ‘VR/AR Programmer’ to “use VR and AR to… enable development of Apple’s next generation of products”

New Apple Job Listing Seeks ‘VR/AR Programmer’ to “use VR and AR to… enable development of Apple’s next generation of products”

Apple is investing in additional VR savvy, with more job postings trickling out of the multinational tech giant's own internal job site. Although Apple hasn't left us with many clues as to what they might be working on at their Santa Clara campus skunksworks, the particular position of 'VR/AR Programmer' may offer valuable insight into just how important the burgeoning technology is soon to become to the company. … Read the full article …

Inside Look at 3DRudder, Feet-Controlled Navigation Device Headed to CES 2015

Inside Look at 3DRudder, Feet-Controlled Navigation Device Headed to CES 2015

A new PC peripheral company based in France is launching a feet-controlled 3D navigation and motion control device that wants to get the lower half of your body in the game, freeing up your hands for the more important things in virtual life, like hand tracking and eating nachos without getting the keyboard dirty (not necessarily in that order). … Read the full article …

Jaunt Releases 3 New Cinematic VR Trailers for Oculus Rift and Android

Jaunt Releases 3 New Cinematic VR Trailers for Oculus Rift and Android

Jaunt has just released three trailers for its forthcoming cinematic VR content. The trailers, available for Oculus Rift on PC and Mac, and on Android, showing clips from The Mission, Kaiju Fury, and Black Mass. … Read the full article …

Sixense STEM + Striker VR Brings Real Recoil to Virtual Weaponry (video)

Sixense STEM + Striker VR Brings Real Recoil to Virtual Weaponry (video)

Sixense, creators of the STEM motion input controller, are showing off an experiment which combines their 'STEM Pack' with Striker VR's weapon recoil system. The result is a weapon that feels real in both form and function, and carries beautifully into the virtual world. … Read the full article …