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ZeniMax is Going After Samsung Now

ZeniMax, a company that Mark Zuckerberg had never heard of before 2014, is clearly on some sort of victory high after successfully suing Oculus for $500 million. The game publisher has now decided it's going to sue Samsung this time, for pretty much the same reason. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s New Mixed Reality Controllers Look Very Familiar

Today at its annual Build developer conference, Microsoft announced its own set of motion controllers made for its burgeoning Windows Mixed Reality platform. As we’ve mentioned in previous reports, the company is calling its new computing platform “mixed reality” because it combines different elements of augmented and virtual reality. The platform itself is baked directly into the Creators Update for Windows 10. Read More >>

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IBM Watson Will Bring Voice Commands to Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is just about the only VR game I've taken any interest in, simply because it lets you (and three others) take control of a Starfleet ship and explore the galaxy. Today the game got a little bit more exciting thanks to a partnership with IBM's Watson. Read More >>

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Australian Scientists Declare Virtual Reality Is Officially Considered Exercise

When you look at almost any study about the physical and mental benefits of video games, you'll find a reference to "exergames". Games like Wii Sports, and Just Dance on the Kinect - the kinds of games specifically designed to get you active. Read More >>

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Scientists Shock VR Users Into ‘Feeling’ Non-Existent Walls

Physical therapy often involves the use of a device providing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation—TENS, for short—that uses electrodes attached to the skin to stimulate the muscles beneath. But virtual reality researchers have found an alternate use for the shocking technology: to let someone in a virtual world feel walls that don’t exist. Read More >>

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Google & The Guardian Team Up To Make You Feel Like A Newborn

It's not until you grow up that you realise how nice it must be to be a baby. You get carried everywhere, fed and cuddled, everything's done for you, and your only jobs are to eat and sleep. Read More >>

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Sir David Attenborough Comes To PlayStation VR

There are three new "experiences" available from today for PlayStation Virtual Reality: David Attenborough's First Life VR, Cocos: Shark Island and Atomic Ghost Fleet. Read More >>

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Everything You Need To Know About VR

Virtual reality has been around for decades, but it's only of late that the technology has properly matured with reliable consumer-grade headsets, room-scale tracking, high quality touch controllers and a library of games worth exploring. Read More >>

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Warner Bros Says HTC Vive Is Best VR System, Chooses It For ‘Ready Player One’

HTC Vive got a big endorsement today as Warner Bros Pictures announced that it'll be the official partner for all VR content for Ready Player One – calling it the "best system to represent the future of VR" in the process. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Catch a Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out to Be Real

When you strap on all of the gear required for a modern, immersive, virtual reality experience, you’re all but completely blind to the real world. But interacting with real world objects can often enhance a virtual experience, so Disney’s researchers came up with a way to let users catch a real ball without leaving a VR world. Read More >>

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You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Add-Ons For Oculus’s Touch Controllers

At the moment, we think the Oculus Rift plus its optional Touch controllers is the best VR experience you can get in the comfort of your own living room. But it could be better — you now have the option of creating your own customised controller accessories. Read More >>

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360-Degree Video of NASA’s Powerful Rocket Blast Will Make Your Astronaut Dreams Come True

Before actually using them on what will be the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA has been thoroughly testing its new RS-25 engines. With 512,000 pounds of thrust, however, the best way to experience all of that power is through this 360-degree video that safely puts you right in the path of the immense blast. Read More >>

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LG is Showing Off its Own Steam VR Headset Later This Week

At last year's MWC, LG revealed it's own mobile-powered virtual reality headset in the hopes that people would go out and buy a G5 to use it with. They didn't, partly because the 360 VR was a pile of rubbish. This year LG is throwing its hat back into the VR ring, but this time it's going all out thanks to a little bit of help from Valve. Read More >>

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The Time Has Come: You Can Now Get A Job Entirely In VR

If you've dreamed of going to work from the sofa and never having to deal with the outdoors or real humans ever again, your day has arrived. 'Social VR platform' Geekzonia is advertising for a VR Events Host - a full time job entirely in virtual reality. Read More >>

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Oculus’s No Good Year Continues With Hundreds of Demo Stations Shutting Down

It’s been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It’s been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in court. Now, US retailer Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors. Read More >>