Entries in 'vr' (88)

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

In the last few years, VR has gone from a one horse race to having a number of different players. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

Tech firm HTC is planning a world tour to let consumers try its new VR headset, Vive. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Now that consumer virtual reality headsets are finally on the horizon, are they really going to change the world as firms like Oculus would have us believe? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Microsoft’s investment in ambitious augmented reality headset Hololens does not mean the company won’t make a move into the ‘full’ virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 12:32PM in News

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CryTek predicts big things for CryEngine in VR

CryTek predicts big things for CryEngine in VR

Crytek is currently experimenting with virtual reality and how its CryEngine technology can power such an experience.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
GAME: 'VR is the games industry's next big thing'

GAME: 'VR is the games industry's next big thing'

Virtual reality will have as big an impact on video games as motion controls, says GAME 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Virtual reality gets its own 'smellovision' system

Virtual reality gets its own 'smellovision' system

Virtual reality has been a major headline-grabber for the past week, but one company at GDC is taking it in a rather unexpected direction: right up your nostrils.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
VR will not suffer the same fate as 3D TV, Tim Sweeney says

VR will not suffer the same fate as 3D TV, Tim Sweeney says

Virtual reality will not follow in the footsteps of 3D TV and fall by the wayside.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:10AM in News

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Valve: We're not saying no to a VR Half-Life

Valve: We're not saying no to a VR Half-Life

Half-Life 3 could come to virtual reality, says Valve.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate

Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate

Valve reckons it has cracked the motion sickness problem that virtual reality headsets cause with a number of players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
AMD reveals new virtual reality tech LiquidVR

AMD reveals new virtual reality tech LiquidVR

Graphics card manufacturer AMD has revealed its VR software development kit. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
Nvidia reveals 12GB Titan X, shows off VR Desolation of Smaug 'Thief' demo

Nvidia reveals 12GB Titan X, shows off VR Desolation of Smaug 'Thief' demo

A brand new GeForce Titan graphics card has been announced by Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:04AM in News

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Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

The Vive VR headset won’t be Valve’s only entry into the Virtual Reality hardware market; the firm also has VR controllers in the works.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Project Morpheus is due out in the first half of 2016

Project Morpheus is due out in the first half of 2016

Sony is slowly closing in on a final release date for its virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
HTC 'hopes' for VR Half-life title while chatter again turns to Half-life 3 reveal

HTC 'hopes' for VR Half-life title while chatter again turns to Half-life 3 reveal

The chairwomen of HTC, which is making Valve’s VR headset, has hinted at a possible virtual reality version of Half-life.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 1:02PM in News
The first SteamVR Vive game is... Job Simulator

The first SteamVR Vive game is... Job Simulator

Some play games to escape from the daily grind, but this doesn’t appear to be the market being targeted by the first game confirmed for SteamVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 11:18AM in News

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Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Smartphone powerhouse HTC has been named as the manufacturer of Valve’s virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

A big new player will enter the virtual reality arena next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

Hololens represents Microsoft’s long-awaited foray into the world of virtual reality, although interestingly the company has chosen to focus instead on augmented reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
VR firm nDreams secures £1.75m investment

VR firm nDreams secures £1.75m investment

nDreams has secured £1.75m in investment to continue expanding its plans for virtual reality game development.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:04AM in News
AMD: Hardware power must increase 200x for VR photorealism

AMD: Hardware power must increase 200x for VR photorealism

Despite the promise of photorealism in games, it could be a long wait before it is ever achieved in virtual reality hardware, says AMD's chief gaming scientist Richard Huddy.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jan 8th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Yet another virtual reality headset has been announced – Razer’s OSVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 3:47PM in News
French health agency says children shouldn't view 3D games or video

French health agency says children shouldn't view 3D games or video

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has issued a worrying warning for parents concerning the use of 3D screens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 3:58PM in News
Technology is destined to 'sit directly on our face'... which sounds potentially uncomfortable

Technology is destined to 'sit directly on our face'... which sounds potentially uncomfortable

Facebook's VP of content and media partnerships has offered a somewhat unsual assessment of what the future of technology has in store.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 24th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

Publisher EA has said it will be right at the forefront of virtual reality if the technology takes off – but a big hurdle remains before that can happen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 3:16PM in News