One of the biggest technical problems for VR as identified in the recent VRDC survey is locomotion -- designing a way for players to move in the virtual world that maintains immersion but avoids nausea. An innovative hybrid solution will be implemented in the upcoming game Runes: the Forgotten Path.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Google Daydream headset has received a lot of attention ahead of its release. It looks very similar to the Samsung Gear VR and seems to use similar technology. But Google Daydream has another component that makes a bigger difference compared to the Gear VR: its controller.
One of the hot new releases for the Oculus Rift is a shooter called Damaged Core, a game where you take on the role of a disembodied virus that can take over enemies and use their abilities. It's easily one of the best VR games on any system, bar none. UploadVR gave it a rating of 9.5/10, the highest score it has ever given for any VR game. It's one of those games that makes me envious of Oculus Rift's software library.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Is VR just a fad that will fade like 3D TVs? Or is VR truly here to stay? In my opinion, we will know the fate of the VR industry by observing what happens to Playstation VR. In fact, I believe PSVR is the most important test for VR.
360 videos look much better when they're stabilized. The BINKO Videook VS-GO is a video stabilizer with a non-motorized gimbal and counterweight, similar in design to the StayblCam, but at a lower price.
Lytro just posted a sample video from its highly anticipated Immerge 360-degree depth-sensing camera. TBH, I'm not yet impressed with the demo. Here's why.
Monday, August 29, 2016
It is possible to play some Nintendo Gamecube and Wii games in VR using an emulator called Dolphin VR. Strangely, some of the games work very well for VR, almost as if they were designed for VR.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
The detailed lighthouse you see here was built in less than 20 minutes using an amazing tool called 3D Sunshine, an app for the HTC Vive that enables you to create game worlds in VR with no math, as easily and intuitively as you would want it to be.