Tag: AR/VR

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Ready At Dawn leader hopes multiplayer VR game Echo Arena will be an esport

Ready At Dawn Studios  broke a lot of “rules” about virtual reality with its Lone Echo  game and its multiplayer companion Echo Arena. For one, it’s a high movement game, where you are constantly going from one place to another, like soccer players running up and down a field. Most VR experiences don’t do this…

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Lone Echo’s VR multiplayer Echo Arena is like playing Ultimate Frisbee in zero gravity

Ready At Dawn Studios looks like it has a real winner in the virtual reality game Lone Echo and its multiplayer companion Echo Arena. It is a wonderfully creative mix of experiences in VR, reminiscent of science fiction films like Tron and Ender’s Game, real-world sports like soccer, and fantasy sports like Quidditch in the…

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Real-time strategy game Brass Tactics places you in the middle of a VR battlefield

PREVIEW: Brass Tactics is a real-time strategy game in virtual reality. Coming soon for the Oculus Rift and Touch, it makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a virtual tabletop game with castles and fantasy armies. The art style is pretty, but it’s not super realistic. The hills are stacks of blocks layered…

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LawBreakers is coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PC for $30 this year

Cliff Bleszinski ‘s next game is coming together after more than a year in beta testing, and when the game finally launches it will do so on more than just the PC. LawBreakers , a class-based online shooter from developer Boss Key Productions , still doesn’t have a specific release date, but the studio has announced…

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How mixed reality could transform game shows of the future

Game shows haven’t changed much in the last few decades. But The Future Group wants to combine television game shows with mixed reality technology. The Oslo, Norway-based startup raised $20 million to create a game show, Lost in Time, where contestants are filmed performing game show challenges in front of a green screen. The Future Group then…

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MindMaze offers VR treatment for stroke victims in the U.S.

Swiss startup MindMaze , which raised $100 million in funding , has launched its MindMaze Pro virtual reality treatment for stroke recovery patients in the U.S. The launch shows that VR is for more than just games, as it stands at the intersection of neuroscience and entertainment. The launch is the latest example of how VR is…

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Sony’s Richard Marks: Voice commands are key for transforming VR into the Holodeck

As one of the earliest developers of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and having worked on countless other peripherals for the company, Sony’s Richard Marks knows a lot about futuristic tech. The PlayStation Magic Lab boss is constantly working with the next big concepts that will make our gaming experiences even richer. When it comes…

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React VR speeds up Oculus Home on Samsung Gear — it’s three times faster

Gear VR got a massive refresh recently. Not only did a new version of Samsung and Oculus’ mobile VR headset release with a new motion controller , but there were updates on the software side, too. These updates were delivered with the help of the new React VR framework. When the new Gear arrived, so…