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MetaWorld brings Marketplace, Creation Tools to the VR Table

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Mindshow won’t be alone for long in the realm of Virtual Reality projects that allow the user to create their own content with the announcement of MetaWorld this week.  MetaWorld will be a game where worlds are inhabited by multiple users at once, like our real world, and creation tools will be provided to players…

Mindshow Allows DIY Virtual Reality Stories

Revealed this weekend at VRLA Summer Expo 2016, Mindshow is the latest and greatest Virtual Reality venture that allows users to create their own VR experience and story with an array of simple tools. READ MORE: Overwatch World Cup. Created by Visionary VR, Mindshow offers a suite of basic tools that allows users to generate and…

Valve Opens SteamVR Lighthouse Tech for Free

Valve has become the first big name to open their Virtual Reality tracking technology for free to third parties looking to develop their projects.  The SteamVR Lighthouse tracking technology is used to track Virtual Reality peripherals and objects and is integral in having meaningful input from player-borne hardware. Lighthouse is the factory behind the HTC…

Xiaomi Unveils Virtual Reality Headset

Chinese hardware manufacturer Xiaomi this week revealed that they will be joining the Virtual Reality race with their first headset, the Mi VR Play.  The company specialise in consumer electronics and currently have stakes in the laptop, mobile phone, tablet, electric scooter, and smart home industries as well as many others. The move to Virtual…

Brexit Bloats VR Prices in UK

It looks like the Brexit decision that rocked the United Kingdom this year has taken yet another toll on its constituents, bloating the price of Virtual Reality hardware for the now independent nations. Earlier in the month it was the up-and-coming OnePlus 3 smartphone which boosted its recommended retail price for the UK and now…

Minecraft Available on Oculus Rift ‘Soon’

One of the biggest video games in history is finally making its way to desktop Virtual Reality with an announcement that Minecraft will be available on the Oculus Rift coming this week.  It’s a match made in heaven. READ MORE: Xbox One S Requires Update for 4K Video No concrete date has been set for…

VR Facial Tracking Coming to Mobile

Virtual Reality (VR) is growing in leaps and bounds at the moment.  The VR revolution was heralded at this year’s Mobile World Congress and now we have VR facial tracking just coming over the horizon.  Facial tracking started back in the early ’90s, but, until now, was only used in animations to provide a more realistic human…

New HTC Vive Version Rumoured

New rumours suggest that the SteamVR Powered HTC Vive Virtual Reality System may be receiving a new version sooner than expected.  Some reports suggest it may even hit by the end of 2016 or during 2017. The HTC Vive is run with technology developed by Valve and boasted a short gestation period.  The HTC Vive was released…

Into The Dead - Virtual Reality Review

Developed by Pikpok, Into The Dead was previously released to mobile, however, we played it on the Samsung Gear powered by Oculus. As per Pikpok’s other games, Into The Dead is very much “Pick up and Play” - the aim of the missions is obvious (keep moving, run the farthest you can, rinse, repeat), the perk…

A-10 Virtual Reality Review

I was a big fan of shooters as a kid - I’m not talking Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein - I’m talking Duck Hunt and Time Crisis, games where you physically held the gun.  A-10 is that, except on a whole other level.   A-10 grants you two weapons - and it’s your choice as to which…

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