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VR in Pop Culture

Iconic VR Film ‘The Matrix’ to Return to Select Theaters for 20th Anniversary

Yes... it's already been 20 years. 1999's The Matrix is perhaps the most iconic film involving VR ever made, and later this month it'll return...
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New Quest Ad Spot is One of Oculus’ Best Yet

Communicating what it feels like to use VR to someone who has never done it before is one of VR's major marketing challenges. Oculus'...

‘Sword Art Online’ to get Netflix Live Action Treatment From ‘Altered Carbon’ Creator

As Netflix's onslaught of original programming continues, one of the next targets in its sights is the popular VR-themed anime Sword Art Online. Altered Carbon creator...
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‘Ready Player One’ Movie Gets First Full Trailer, Book Sequel in the Works

Ready Player One, the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, is getting turned into a movie by none other than Steven Spielberg. As the movie's...
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New Guinness World Record Set With 36 Continuous Hours in Virtual Reality

A 36 hour VR session by Australian Jack McNee, of the YouTube Channel LPVR, has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records organization as...
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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

Japan is an exceedingly normal place when it comes down to daily life, but for some reason the culture's social norms are—how should we put it—famously...

The Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are Not a Prop but a...

HBO's show Silicon Valley entertains with tales of the pervasive startup culture of California's San Francisco Bay Area. While virtual reality has graced the show previously,...
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Scarlett Johansson & Friends Play Virtual Reality Pictionary on the ‘Tonight Show’

Late last year, NBC's popular late night talk show the Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon debuted a new Virtual Reality Pictionary segment which uses the...
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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debuts Virtual Reality Pictionary Segment with ‘Tilt Brush’

NBC's popular late night talk show The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon has debuted a new segment called Virtual Reality Pictionary which uses the HTC...
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Conan Visits YouTube’s Mixed Reality VR Lab

Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien visits YouTube Space New York to check out their mixed reality VR lab. Although he can't avoid the...

Samsung Uses Snapchat’s AR as a VR Advertisement

The ever popular Snapchat image sharing app has a small augmented reality feature called Lenses which detects user's faces and inserts real-time effects on...
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‘Uncanny Valley’ Explores a Dystopian Vision of Virtual Reality and Drone Warfare

A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and murder’s gamification, a lone male...

‘Adventure Time’ Creator Becomes ‘VR Informer’ on Twitter, Posts Wild VR Concepts

Pendleton Ward, aka @buenothebear on Twitter, the creator of the hit surreal fantasy animation Adventure Time, seems to have 'gone full VR', what's more...

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’ VR Novel

Prolific director and producer Steven Spielberg is coming back to Warner Bros. to direct the film adaptation of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline's lauded...
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