Tag: AR/VR

Culture & Gaming

ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality

Virtual reality takes your eyes and ears into another world. But it isn’t quite truly immersive, yet. So, Tegway wants to take you one step closer into the immersion by making you feel new sensations like heat, cold, and pain. The company demonstrated its ThermoReal technology at the HTC Vive X accelerator event last week in…

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Sony: Resident Evil 7’s PSVR success ‘was a big surprise to us’

Five months on from launch and Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is still the biggest game to come to Sony’s PlayStation VR so far. Using an optional stat-tracking service, we know that quite a few people have tried the game with this VR support. In fact the sheer number of people playing in VR has been…

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Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX

Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its showcase. That wasn’t the case, but…

Culture & Gaming

Judge tells ZeniMax and Oculus to end their legal battle

One of the biggest stories of 2017 for the VR industry is also one of its longest. The year started out with ZeniMax Media taking Facebook-owned Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. A jury eventually ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500 million , but that wasn’t the end of things —…

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Inside Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer, and Pokémon Go gets Raid fights

Hello, and welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Final Fantasy XIV suffered a DDos (distributed denial-of-service) attack, Blizzard announced plans to make duplicate item drops in Overwatch and Hearthstone less of a pain, and Injustice 2 got off to a strong sales start. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and…

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Creative’s Sonic Carrier megasoundbar was the most impressive tech at E3

Gaming is reaching a point where its most bleeding edge technologies are challenging to demonstrate to a remote audience. At last week’s E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo gaming trade event) in Los Angeles, PlayStation VR and the Xbox One X’s 4K HDR gaming struggled to translate to gamers watching livestreams at homes. But that’s the…

Tech

8i lets you superimpose holographic characters into photos with Holo mobile app

Holographic tech startup 8i is launching its Holo mobile app, which enables you to add 3D holograms of people and animated characters into your real-world photos and videos. You can, for instance, take a hologram of Spider-Man and add him into the background of one of your smartphone photos. You can also stitch moving holographic…

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AR/VR Weekly: Virtual reality takes a bigger stage at E3

You can get a good sense of the role virtual reality plays in the video game industry by comparing two of the biggest industry events in North America: the Game Developers Conference and the Electronic Entertainment Expo. VR plays a crucial role at GDC, and this year’s event made a case that it’s not going…