Tag Archives: virtual reality

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. Tech company Feelreal has invented a form of ‘smellovision’ for virtual reality users in the form of a mask that emits scents …

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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. That’s according to Epic boss Tim Sweeney, who told Game Informer that VR addresses the fundamental flaw that meant 3D TV was doomed from the start. "3D televisions were this concept that could never …

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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. Boss Gabe Newell admitted to The New York Times that he’d reacted badly to previous demonstrations of VR tech, describing them as the world’s best motion sickness inducers”. However, the company’s …

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AMD reveals new virtual reality tech LiquidVR

Graphics card manufacturer AMD has revealed its VR software development kit. The SDK is called LiquidVR and is designed to deal with some issues virtual reality has had thus far, including motion sickness. The way AMD is doing this is low-latency head tracking – in short ensuring that a player’s …

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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. Unlike the Vive, which is set for a consumer launch later this year, Valve’s VR controllers are still in a prototype phase – Valve insists the …

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