Virtual and Augmented Reality


Virtual reality (VR) typically refers to computer technologies that use software to generate the realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment (or create an imaginary setting), and simulate a user’s physical presence in this environment. VR has been defined as “…a realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware, and experienced or controlled by movement of the body”[1][2] or as an “immersive, interactive experience generated by a computer”.A person using virtual reality equipment is typically able to “look around” the artificial world, move about in it and interact with features or items that are depicted on a screen or in goggles. Most 2016-era virtual realities are displayed either on a computer monitor, a projector screen, or with a virtual reality headset (also called head-mounted display or HMD). HMDs typically take the form of head-mounted goggles with a screen in front of the eyes. Programs may include audio and sounds through speakers or headphones.

Advanced haptic systems in the 2010s may include tactile information, generally known as force feedback in medical, video gaming and military training applications. Some VR systems used in video games can transmit vibrations and other sensations to the user via the game controller. Virtual reality also refers to remote communication environments which provide a virtual presence of users with through telepresence and telexistence or the use of a virtual artifact (VA). The immersive environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience or it can differ significantly from reality where gamers can use fictional powers.

First Windows VR Headsets Launch Today Alongside Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s Windows 10 ‘Fall Creators Update’ is available for download today, making the operating system compatible with its line of Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets, which coincidentally are arriving on doorsteps and store shelves starting today too. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was first announced at the Microsoft Build dev ... Read More

UK’s Central Bedfordshire College Launches New Immersive Training Institute

A new immersive training facility and program, the Immersive Technology Institute (ITI), has been launched Luton, UK in a collaboration between ... Read More

Bought an Oculus Rift Just Before Last Week’s Price Cut? 5 Ways to Get a $100 Refund

After a lengthy $400 Summer Sale on the Rift + Touch bundle, Oculus set an MSRP of $500. But last ... Read More

‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Disney World VR Attraction Gets New Trailer, Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now available for location-based VR company The VOID’s latest experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. The collaboration ... Read More

PlayStation VR to Get 60+ More Games Through Early 2018, Nearly Doubling Game Catalog

It’s been a whole year since the PlayStation VR launched, and Sony is nearly doubling down on its extensive catalog of ... Read More

Hands-on: ‘Red Matter’ is an Adventure Puzzle Set in a Wonderfully Weird Pseudo-Soviet Dystopia

Red Matter is an upcoming story-driven VR adventure puzzle game, first revealed at Oculus Connect, that puts you in a ... Read More

Ubisoft’s Multiplayer Arcade Shooter ‘Space Junkies’ Is Heading into Closed Beta in Early 2018

Ubisoft today announced that Space Junkies, the multiplayer arcade VR shooter, is going into closed beta in early 2018. We got a ... Read More

Where & When to Watch Oculus Connect Keynote Livestream (including in VR)

Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, goes down this week in San Jose, California on the 11th and 12th ... Read More

‘ARKTIKA.1’ Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from 4A Games

ARKTIKA.1, now in development for more than two years, is shaping up to be a gritty VR shooter with a ... Read More

Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

As one of the first game genres to embrace VR, sim racing has successfully transitioned from the ‘very early adopter’ ... Read More

‘Scorn – Part 1 of 2: Dasein’ Kickstarter Reaches VR Stretch Goal with Few Hours Remaining

Scorn – Part 1 of 2: Dasein, the crowdfunded first-person horror game, just passed the €175,000 mark with only a few ... Read More

Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset

From now until the end of 2017, Google is offering a game bundle worth $40 with every Daydream View purchase, ... Read More

‘ARKTIKA.1’ Gets Launch Trailer Ahead of Next Week’s Release

ARKTIKA.1, the sci-fi shooter from Metro developers 4A Games, is launching on Oculus Rift October 10th. Pre-orders are currently live on the Oculus Store, selling for ... Read More

New Google Daydream Revs Up Phone Performance for VR, & Brings Improved Comfort, Field of View

Today at an event in San Francisco, Google revealed the second version of their Daydream View VR headset which makes ... Read More

Hands-on: ‘Halo: Recruit’ is the First Taste of Halo’s True Scale

Today Microsoft revealed the Halo: Recruit experience, launching on October 17th for Windows VR headsets. I got to go hands-on with ... Read More

‘Fallout 4 VR’ Now Comes Free With Purchase of HTC Vive

HTC today announced a new Vive hardware bundle featuring a free copy of Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout 4 VR, a VR port of ... Read More

‘Luna’ to Launch October 17th on Rift, Vive, and Windows VR

Luna is an intriguing looking title coming from indie studio Funomena, and backed by some of the minds behind indie ... Read More

World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

AMC Theaters, the largest cinema chain worldwide, and largest in the United States, has announced a strategic investment in Dreamscape ... Read More

‘Bigscreen’ Update Brings Big Ease-of-use Improvements, Better Avatars

Bigscreen is a social VR app which lets VR users bring their PC desktops into virtual reality, as if sitting ... Read More
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