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Valve is developing 3 new VR games

Valve is developing 3 new VR games That was purely a developer milestone, but there was absolutely nothing compelling about it, the same way nobody's going to buy a VR system so they can watch movies.In fact, Newell said in his Reddit AMA that Valve was working on a full-fledged game in the Half-Life/Portal universe.

This week in space: VR, Juno, and Wavey McWaveface

This week in space: VR, Juno, and Wavey McWaveface The first gravitational wave ever sensed by mankind has a Twitter account, and you people voted to name it Wavey McWaveface.Taken with its JunoCam instrument in the visible spectrum, the image shows the terrible storms and vortices around the turbulent pole.

All-in on VR: Valve has three full-length virtual reality games in development

All-in on VR: Valve has three full-length virtual reality games in development The studio behind Half-Life and Portal is currently working on three full-length VR games, Gabe Newell, Valve co-founder and president, disclosed in an interview with Eurogamer.All we know so far is that the games will be built with Valve’s in-house engine Source 2 and Unity.

Android app abilities, hotter hardware boost Google’s Chrome OS

Android app abilities, hotter hardware boost Google’s Chrome OS It looks like Google’s Chrome operating system is steadily gaining against its better-known Windows and Mac OS competition.DT’s Brad Borque put the latest version of Chrome OS through its paces on the new Samsung Chromebook Pro and came away impressed.

Burgers Will Save Your Life In Zombie Game Dead Hungry

Burgers Will Save Your Life In Zombie Game Dead Hungry The PixelJunk people at Q-Games give it a try in their first virtual reality game, Dead Hungry, and it works like a charm.An undead horde approaches, and it’s up to you to cook burgers and other fast food fare to sate their ravenous hunger.

This Week In The Business: VR We There Yet?

This Week In The Business: VR We There Yet? I have expressed skepticism in the past, and I think that’s been borne out by the fact that the market for VR in video games remains quite small.” - Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick discusses the performance of the publisher’s first two VR projects, Carnival Games VR and the NBA 2K VR Experience.

Lance Reddick on making sequels magic, VR acting, and brushes with legends

Lance Reddick on making sequels magic, VR acting, and brushes with legends Actor Lance Reddick returns to the assassination game in John Wick: Chapter 2, reprising his role as hotel manager Charon from the original.When we were at the premiere for John Wick 2 I had the good fortune to meet the editor.

Oncologists will be able to walk through 3D tumors with new VR system

Oncologists will be able to walk through 3D tumors with new VR system The project’s aim is to develop virtual reality and 3D visualization tools to help oncologists and other cancer researchers create and analyze 3D maps of (initially breast cancer) tumors.“We think that we can give them much more complete information by presenting these objects in much greater and with much richer information.

The Oculus Rift unofficially supports modern MacOS machines via a new app

The Oculus Rift unofficially supports modern MacOS machines via a new app Developer Cindori released a MacOS app called VR Desktop for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.11 or higher that is viewed specifically through the Oculus Rift Development Kit v2.

Now you can climb Mount Everest in VR

Now you can climb Mount Everest in VR Just last week, I had a great conversation with a Manhattan taxi driver named Sherpa, who, after I asked if his name was connected to Nepal, told me that he had indeed stopped working on Mount Everest to live in New York City.Reykjavík, Iceland-based VR studio Sólfar and visual effects house RVX are behind Everest VR, an immersive experience that allows you to travel the face of Mount Everest, including the well known locations Base Camp, the Khumbu Icefall, Camp Four, Hillary Step, Lhotse Face and the Summit.

Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef

Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef A team of technologists and marine biology experts have produced a virtual reality coral reef based off the Sisters' Islands Marine Park in Singapore.The demo, named "Eyes on Habitat: Coral Reefs" was unveiled on Wednesday.

Share HoloLens Holograms With Microsoft Spectator View Cam

Share HoloLens Holograms With Microsoft Spectator View Cam Stepping into a virtual or augmented reality is a wholly singular experience; no two people will follow the exact same path.Microsoft this week released blueprints to build the same technology the company uses to bring HoloLens demonstrations to life.

HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year

HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year Looking to offer an analog to the Gear VR headset and some of the emerging mobile virtual reality solutions, HTC has announced that it will introduce a mobile VR headset by the end of 2017.Designed to work with the company’s upcoming high-end smartphone, the U Ultra, it may also end up supporting other mobile VR products before the end of the year.

Ready, set, Pokemon Go! Big update for popular AR game hits this weekend

Ready, set, Pokemon Go! Big update for popular AR game hits this weekend Catching ’em all is about to get a lot tougher Big news: Pokemon Go is getting a huge makeover!According to Forbes, this will be the biggest update to the game so far and it should land this weekend.

The very first IMAX VR arcade just opened and it's already pretty popular

The very first IMAX VR arcade just opened and it's already pretty popular On Wednesday, the industry took a giant step in that direction with the launch of the very first IMAX VR location.Just one block from the movie theaters of The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, IMAX VR will house 14 pods.

Artist creates satirical 'monument' to Donald Trump in VR

Artist creates satirical 'monument' to Donald Trump in VR While you're sitting on the sidelines wondering if VR is worth the cost of entry, visual artists are embracing the medium — and making political statements in the process.His latest work is called "The Trump Memorial," a Medium sculpture he shared on Instagram.

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way More: The Rift now supports four sensors for improved room-scale VR The Oculus Rift was already at a disadvantage to its main competitor, the HTC Vive, since the latter has supported room-scale tracking out of the box with a pair of sensors, and arguably provides a stronger room-scale experience.Now, users are complaining of ongoing issues with room-scale tracking with the Oculus 1.

NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats

NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats The NBA on Friday launched its own virtual reality app on the Google Daydream.As part of the launch, the NBA will debut its first-ever episodic VR series, House of Legends, featuring NBA Hall of Famers and other greats.

Nolo is an inexpensive motion tracking system for mobile and SteamVR play

Nolo is an inexpensive motion tracking system for mobile and SteamVR play The Nolo tracking system is comprised of a base station, a headset marker, and two controllers that promise to work seamlessly with your mobile device.The headset marker can sit atop any smartphone-containing VR device (such as a Gear VR, Google Daydream, or Cardboard), while the base station claims to have a 100-degree field of view.

We tried IMAX VR, and it left us excited as hell (and weak in the knees)

We tried IMAX VR, and it left us excited as hell (and weak in the knees) Strapped to my head is an HTC Vive VR headset and a pair of headphones.It’s part of an all-new take on VR from cinema magnate IMAX (that’s right, IMAX) called The IMAX VR Experience Centre.