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” 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.
That $60 yearly membership to PS Plus is definitely paying off for US-based PSVR owners this time around, as this next batch of discounts is putting over 100 PSVR items on sale including games and DLC. The sale lasts until February 27th Notable titles coming in hot with at least 70% ... Read MoreFrom Flight School Studio, the creators of Manifest 99 (2017), comes a new survival game that maroons you on a small deserted ... Read MoreAccording to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings, the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter ... Read MoreMasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018) is a new app for Oculus Rift and Gear VR that takes you on a guided tour ... Read MoreGravity Sketch, a concepting & design tool made for VR, has raised $1.7 million in venture capital. Gravity Sketch, which allows VR ... Read MoreViveport Subscription, the monthly service that lets you play 5 games per month from a curated list, is getting a little more ... Read More Robert Rodriguez, the director of films such as Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007), and the Spy Kids franchise, just wrapped production ... Read MoreMagic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz took the stage at the Code Media conference last night to talk a little bit more ... Read MoreFantastic Contraption (2016), the building puzzler from indie studio Northway Games, is getting its first big update since launch, which includes ... Read MoreSony has finally released word on when PSVR owners will be able to get their hands on the popular VR ... Read MoreTender Claws, the creators of the award-winning interactive VR narrative Virtual Virtual Reality, premiered a new, site-specific, interactive AR narrative ... Read MoreAccording to documents filed last month with SEC, a new stock issuance of some $10 million by OLED microdisplay maker eMagin ... Read MoreThe 2018 Winter Olympics is about to kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea today, and this year you’ll be able ... Read MoreARK Park, the VR multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017), was originally slated for a December release ... Read MoreSquanch Games (formerly Squanchtendo) and partner studio Crows Crows Crows have just added a new level to their PSVR game Accounting+ ... Read MoreWal-Mart, the big-box retail giant, unveiled its Store No. 8 tech startup incubator last year with the aim of researching and ... Read MoreI AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike ... Read MoreIn Death is a roguelike bow-shooter from Sólfar Studio, the developers behind Everest VR (2016). Now in Early Access on Steam and Oculus ... Read MoreSupporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Supermedium is a new, fully VR browser from the creators of VR web framework ... Read More
We also has a sister site that is now dedicated to all things VR !