Tagged: Oculus Rift

AMD’s VR-ready CyberPowerPC gaming PC comes with Oculus Rift for $499

 

AMD CyberPowerPC

Virtual reality gaming rigs are increasing in numbers. The technology is reasonably expensive at the moment with desktops costing upwards of $1,000. AMD is slated to change that cost phenomenon, and for this has introduced CyberPowerPC – an Oculus Rift headset ready Gamer Ultra VR desktop that is priced at $499.99. There’s a catch here – the desktop will sell for sub $500 tag in a bundle with an Oculus Rift headset, which alone costs at $599.99. The total cost of the system would therefore be $1099.98. Read More…

Top trends in VR gaming we’ll see in the near future

virtual reality gaming

The possibilities with virtual reality gaming are limited only by our imaginations. Already, software developers and hardware developers have used their talents to create the ultimate gizmos to mimic reality and confuse our senses entirely. Virtual reality has always been at the back of our minds as a sci-fi concept that we would love to bring into our daily lives. It all began with Sensorama in 1962 and gained traction with The Lawnmower Man. Now, we know what virtual reality is capable of – pure pleasure. From the comfort of your airplane seat, the train or your desk, you can power up your virtual reality headset and instantly immerse yourself with Jon Bon Jovi on stage. Products like Jaunt VR have already made this possible.

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Will VR take over mobile gaming?

Virtual Reality Gaming

Smartphones and tablets have been excelling in the gaming market for the last few years, and have taken over from desktops and laptops as a platform for playing games. Developers have, therefore, turned their focus to producing more games for this format. However, with virtual reality just around the corner, will mobile be pushed to the background with a shift in focus towards this new media?

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How technology has changed the gaming industry

mobile gaming

Back in January 2015, Fortune magazine reported that mobile gaming is tipping the balance of power in the technology industry. Sure enough, by the end of 2015, mobile gaming was worth US$100 billion. And it continues to grow with gambling said to be at the forefront of this growth. 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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Amphibian SCUBA Diving Simulator: MIT researchers give disabled a way to explore underwater life

Amphibian SCUBA diving simulator

Scuba diving as an experience transports you into an altogether different world, and unfortunately having a phobia of deep water, I never managed to experience it myself. For people like me who are too afraid to venture into the depth of waters to explore a completely different world, researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Living Mobile Group have developed a SCUBA diving simulator. The research led by Dhruv Jain, a Master of Science candidate in the MIT Media Lab, who is partially deaf, along with Mishra Sra has come-up with the SCUBA simulator to help people with disability or water aqua phobia.
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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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Oculus Touch controller for next level gaming experience in Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch

There is no doubt that Virtual Reality is going to transform video gaming forever real soon, and Oculus Rift is going to lead the way. Oculus began with wireless Xbox One controller as input device, but to move forward and improve gaming experience in virtual reality, the Rift makers have come up with Oculus Touch – next-gen input device designed to allow gamers to interact with objects in VR most naturally. Read More…

CES 2015: Razer OSVR headset is an open source platform for developers

Razer OSVR headset CES 2015

Razer OSVR open source VR headset

Razer at CES 2015 has come up with its own version of HUD headgear for virtual reality and it says that their version is not an Oculus Rift competitor in any way. We however, would like to question that thought as the Razer VR headset is going to give Oculus Rift VR a good complementing aid and perhaps in the future develop its own stand-alone VR headset. Enough to give Oculus Rift worthy competition in its own domain.
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