• News tagged "virtual reality"

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

Razer announces a new VR headset to take on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Razer announces a new VR headset to take on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Razer has announced the Hacker Development Kit 2, a US$400 virtual reality headset that features similar hardware to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a more affordable price.

The AMD Radeon RX 480 could enable lighter and more compact VR-ready systems

The AMD Radeon RX 480 could enable lighter and more compact VR-ready systems

At the PC Gaming Show at E3 today, AMD showed off a new Alienware reference PC with a Radeon RX 480 installed inside. The kicker was that the system was small enough to fit in a backpack, potentially paving the way for truly mobile VR experiences.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

MSI showcases new backpack PC for VR gamers

MSI showcases new backpack PC for VR gamers

MSI showcased its new backpack PC for VR gamers today at the Computex Taipei 2016 exhibition. Leading the way in true VR mobility, this might just be the kind of gaming hardware you'll want to buy if you want to experience the freedom to move around freely in your gaming environment.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NVIDIA VRWorks adds extra realism to VR games with PhysX support and better audio

NVIDIA VRWorks adds extra realism to VR games with PhysX support and better audio

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 serve up copious amounts of graphics performance, and the company wants to put it all to good use in powering more immersive VR experiences. It has added new features to VRWorks, including support for more realistic physics effects and enhanced audio.

Friday, 22 Apr 2016

OSVR’s latest ally for VR technology is Acer

OSVR’s latest ally for VR technology is Acer

Acer announced that they will leverage Open Source Virtual Reality technology in its upcoming products.

Monday, 18 Apr 2016

GoPro expands VR efforts with new GoPro Omni rig

GoPro expands VR efforts with new GoPro Omni rig

The GoPro Omni is a synchronized six-camera array that acts as one, and it brings high-resolution footage with its 8K capture via its cube-shape layout.

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016

Facebook’s open-source, 360-degree VR camera rig looks like something out of the future

Facebook’s open-source, 360-degree VR camera rig looks like something out of the future

At its F8 developer conference today, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 17-camera, open-source VR rig that could make it easier for content creators to produce high-quality VR content.

Thursday, 7 Apr 2016

Ocuclus Rift struck with shipping delays until mid-April

Ocuclus Rift struck with shipping delays until mid-April

The Oculus Rift VR headset met with an “unexpected component shortage”, resulting in shipment delays to expectant customers. In lieu of the delay, Oculus will absorb the shipping and handling costs of currently pre-ordered headsets.

Monday, 21 Mar 2016

Steam’s Desktop Game Theater mode will let you play all your games in VR

Steam’s Desktop Game Theater mode will let you play all your games in VR

A beta update to the Steam client has added support for Desktop Game Theater, a mode that projects any one of your Steam games onto a giant, virtual screen and simulates the feel of a theater.

Friday, 18 Mar 2016

PlayStation VR will launch in October at US$399

PlayStation VR will launch in October at US$399

The VR headset costs less than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and it sees approximately 50 compatible games at launch.

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