Tagged: HTC Vive

Ronnie O’Sullivan gets sucked into VR pool, bites the dirt

Ronnie O Sullivan VR pool

Ronnie O’Sullivan (a.k.a The Rocket) is a legend when it comes to playing the gentleman’s game. But he is having a hard time in virtual reality environment. Yes, the snooker champion recently tested a virtual reality pool game, but forgot that there was no table to lean on. Wearing a HTC Vive headset accompanied by the VR controllers, Ronnie had a hilarious moment on his American Hustle show which searches players from across the United States.
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Microsoft Windows HoloLens platform now open for third party manufactures

Windows HoloLense device

Microsoft made its presence felt in virtual world as it unveiled a new HoloLens device at the Computex Trade Show in Taipei. The giant also announced availability of Windows Holographic platform, which was limited to only Windows 10 developers, for third party manufacturers. Honesty, it sounds a wise decision. Now, third party manufacturers can build their own VR devices using Windows Holographic. Most of the VR headsets like Oculus are PC based, and it makes the platform compatible for most of these headsets. In brief, Microsoft is now ready serve a “mix-reality” by integrating AR and VR. Read More…

Will VR bring about a decline in mobile gaming?

Virtual Reality Gaming

Everywhere you turn now you read something about the imminent advent of virtual reality. As yet, nobody knows exactly how it’s going to affect other technology, but there is plenty of speculation. Will virtual reality blow tablets, wearable tech and other consoles out of the water? Or will it be used alongside all these things? As it stands, one of the most popular formats of gaming is on mobile, but this could all change when games start to be developed in virtual reality.

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Google’s Tilt Brush virtual reality app brings 3D digital painting to life

google tilt

Virtually reality, which was mostly limited to video games, has now caught attention of painters, designers, architects, and fashion industry. Google launched Tilt Brush app last week, and recently invited a select group of artists at The Google Cultural Institute in Paris to try their hands on this technology. These artists admitted the virtual world is incredibly dynamic and fun. Read More…

Trials of Tatooine – Star Wars VR experience with HTC Vive headset

Star Wars VR Trials of Tatooine

Lucasfilm’s R&D wing ILMxLab is working on a room-scale Star Wars experiment set in virtual reality and they released a video showing how amazing it is. Using HTC Vive VR headset, the wearer is transported to Luke Skywalker’s home planet after the defeat of the Galactic Empire. Dubbed as ‘Trials on Tatooine’, this VR experience was revealed to a group of journalists at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This is a unique way to experience Star Wars as you fit into the shoes of an unnamed Padawan holding a Lightsaber.
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PlayStation VR to launch in October for $399, future of gaming is now affordable

PlayStation VR release date and price

Virtual reality headset market is poised at such a juncture where each manufacturer wants to make its mark. Realistically speaking, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR are the three main VR devices that customers want to bank on for the moment. While Oculus and HTC have revealed prices for release dates for their devices, Sony was lagging behind. Taking the opportunity to impress the takers, Japanese giant has announced that PlayStation VR will retail beginning October 2016 for $399. Announcement was made at the 30th Game Developers Conference underway in San Fransisco. Read More…

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Google Cardboard? Which VR headset should you opt for

HTC Vive Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard

Looks like this is the week of VR headsets. You can preorder HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard with all of them looking to expand their market share in the not so explored VR market which is still a goldmine. While Oculus Rift has got the luxury of being a dominant VR headset from the very beginning, HTC Vive brings with it the experience of Valve, developer of industry’s most loved games. Add Google to the tally who has been trying to bring affordable VR experience to the users in the easiest way possible.
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MWC 2016: HTC Vive VR headset announced with price tag of $799

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HTC wants to make their VR headset flawless and that’s why they kept a hold on the final commercially available version. They promised the final version of Oculus Rift competitor by April, but it looks like Christmas has come early. HTC has announced that the commercial version of Vive powered by Steam VR and developed in partnership with Valve is going to be up for pre-order on 29 February that is 4 days from now.
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Wait for HTC Vive extends till April 2016

HTC Vive VR headset

HTC Vive VR headset developed in partnership with Valve Steam VR program was promised for a launch around this time for holiday season, but that has been delayed for now. HTC has officially confirmed that potential buyers won’t get their hands on Vive till April 2016. In the meantime they are going to make 7,000 units available to the developers for further improvements to this room-sized (15×15 ft. space) VR experience. Although HTC has promised second-generation version of developers kit at CES 2016 which is speculated to come with subtle changes.
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MWC 2015: HTC RE Vive VR headset promises smooth augmented reality imagery

HTC Vive VR headset

It’s been an eventful day at the Mobile World Congress and the surprise of this year’s event came from HTC. They revealed to the world a virtual reality headset that is powered by Valve’s Steam VR platform. HTC RE Vive VR headset vouches to be a wearable headset that traverses you into an immersive 3D environment and interact with objects like never before. Read More…