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Facebook's First VR World Is a Hideous Bride-of-Frankenstein Creation

Facebook's First VR World Is a Hideous Bride-of-Frankenstein Creation Even without contending with such hurdles, Facebook’s recently revealed VR world must be reckoned a sad and lackluster opening salvo.The guts of the Facebook Spaces is the social media experience itself, premised upon the belief that you would want to hang out with your friends from Facebook in a simulated world.

Finally, the VR esports tournament Oculus gamers have been waiting for

Finally, the VR esports tournament Oculus gamers have been waiting for I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to playing The Unspoken virtual reality game on the Oculus Rift.and Canada (except Quebec) starting on May 13 and will offer prizes to winners valued at $7,500 in total.

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will come to virtual reality

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will come to virtual reality The winners of Hollywood's growing move to virtual reality will be the hardware and software companies that strike deals with major studios, like Nokia, which just scored a huge deal for Star Wars VR content.Announced on Monday, the multi-year deal pairs the studios behind Star Wars—Disney and Lucasfilm—with Nokia's new OZO VR camera.

Soon you'll be able to experience what it feels to be an 'Alien' neomorph

Soon you'll be able to experience what it feels to be an 'Alien' neomorph Ever wanted to know how it feels to be born into the world as a creature from 'Alien'?On April 26, you'll be able to — if you own an Oculus VR setup.

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor When AMD launched its Radeon Pro Duo a year ago, it was clearly an attempt to simultaneously drive VR development and carve out a niche for a high-end Radeon solution that could drive each eye from a separate GPU.At the same time, however, the $1,500 price tag and limited VRAM (just 4GB per GPU) were less than ideal for a four-digit development board.

These gloriously impractical VR goggles are the next Google Glass

These gloriously impractical VR goggles are the next Google Glass What if, alongside the monocles, pocket watches, and snuffboxes of proper gentlemen of the time, there existed, somehow, a fancy pants VR headset.You may officially turn your imagination off, because we found those VR goggles, and they are gloriously impractical yet compelling in their own hipster-using-a-vacuum-tube-phonograph way.

'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure

'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure The experience is called Alien: Covenant in Utero and it's a short VR experience launching on the Oculus Rift Wednesday.That day, April 26, also happens to be "Alien Day" — a reference to planet LV-426, from the original Alien film.

YouTuber manages to test 3D virtual reality video on Nintendo Switch

YouTuber manages to test 3D virtual reality video on Nintendo Switch The Nintendo Switch may be able to handle virtual reality, though early testing suggests there would be some major drawbacks.Using an off-the-shelf virtual reality headset and a hack that makes it possible to hijack the browser on his Switch, one YouTuber has watched 3D video content using the Nintendo hardware, suggesting that Switch VR may well be doable if Nintendo decides to take a swing at it.

Intimate stories and live actors show just how beautiful VR can be

Intimate stories and live actors show just how beautiful VR can be It's incredibly weird to reach up to grab a handrail in VR and actually feel it.With one HTC Vive tracker puck attached to each hand, the strokes you make to touch the tree's surface have real impact in the VR environment.

The VR for Change Summit shines a spotlight on impactful virtual reality projects

The VR for Change Summit shines a spotlight on impactful virtual reality projects The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world.The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects.

Brain-Twisting Puzzle Game Statik Is a Perfect Fit For PlayStation VR

Brain-Twisting Puzzle Game Statik Is a Perfect Fit For PlayStation VR If you enjoy “room escape” games and are looking for something to do with your PlayStation VR, look no further than Statik.And it wouldn’t work with the Rift’s Xbox One controller, because that can’t be motion-tracked.

TPCast Business Edition lets up to six users enjoy wireless VR in the same room

TPCast Business Edition lets up to six users enjoy wireless VR in the same room Now, the company has announced plans for a Business Edition variant, which is intended to help enterprises offer VR experiences to the public.The TPCast Business Edition allows up to six headsets to operate wirelessly in one area without interference, according to a report from RoadtoVR.

Tribeca Film Festival is ground zero for these pioneering VR experiences

Tribeca Film Festival is ground zero for these pioneering VR experiences After last year’s impressive slate of virtual reality experiences, the Tribeca Film Festival decided to up the ante and feature 29 new experiences at its Virtual Arcade exhibit.Digital Trends has narrowed down the field of VR experiences to the five best.

Conan O'Brien's theory on VR: Even if it's not about sex, it needs to be about sex, sex, sex

Conan O'Brien's theory on VR: Even if it's not about sex, it needs to be about sex, sex, sex "I assume I'll be having sex today.Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O'Brien's theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex.

Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go

Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go When I was asked to demo an HTC Vive, Alienware kindly leant me one of their new Alienware 15 R3s.The downside of all this power is that the Alienware 15 is a rather heavy and bulky machine.